Barack Obama will soon dip below a 40% approval rating. Heâ€™s nearing there now.
Why? A mixture of both the personal and political. Here are five good reasons:
Here is the key excerpt as VH addresses the moaning and whining the Obami do:
The usual narrative that Obama is a victim of circumstance is unfortunately not true. Aside from the fact that all presidents make their own destinies (Reaganâ€™s inheritance from Carter was not good; nor were FDRâ€™s, Trumanâ€™s, Eisenhowerâ€™s, Nixonâ€™s, or Bushâ€™s), Obama has had it about as bad or good as had others who entered the presidency. A recession and 9/11 were not easy in 2001. And 18% interest, 18% inflation, 7% unemployment, and gas lines by 1981 greeted Reagan. Truman took over with a war, a supposed friend Stalin turned enemy, allies soon to be enemies in Russia and China, and enemies in Japan and Germany soon to be rebuilt and rehabilitated â€” amid a wrecked Asia and Europe, a groundswell of communism, a climate of panic at home, and a soon to be nuclear Soviet Union under the genocidal murdering Stalin, capped off soon by a war in Korea.