Thursday, October 22, 2009

Obama Quarterly Approval Average Slips Nine Points to 53%

Obama Quarterly Approval Average Slips Nine Points to 53%: "In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953."
After reading this comment, I think he deserves it:

President Barack Obama says his family is like a lot of others — in which the men "need to be knocked across the head every once in a while" in order to see imbalances between the time moms and dads put into raising children. "There's no doubt that our family, like a lot of families out there, were ones in which the men are still a little obtuse about this stuff," Obama said Wednesday in an interview with NBC.

This sort of man-bashing just drives me up a tree. Speak for yourself, pal. So he is a loving but lazy father whose narcissism has driven him to obsess about climbing the greased pole of politics, and to dump the child raising responsibilities on his busy wife? Live with it. But don't pretend that this is the way men act toward their family responsibilities. It is the way you act.


Beth said...

I don't like man-bashing either. The vast majority of men I know are attentive fathers.

Anonymous said...

How much raising was "mom" doing while earning $300,000+ as the "vice-president of community relations" at the University of Chicago Hospital? - especially since she claimed to have worked twice as hard to get half as far? (that's a factor of four for the math impaired)

The reality is that "mom" was probably doing little or nothing while earning a fat paycheck solely because she was the spouse of his highness. How much of the money went to hire others to watch the kids?

Obama is a combination of Icarus and Narcissus of mythology. Similar to Narcissus, his fascination with himself propels him to chase his perceived image on political wings manufactured by those convinced he is a messiah. He is not.

Icarus soared too close to the sun as a result of giddiness that his new-found power of flight gave him. Similarly, Obama has attempted to soar to ever greater heights by claiming authority that was never his to begin with yet he is convinced it is his to dole out. He will find that he is flapping only his own arms. His arms are wholly inadequate to support the height he has sought and his sheeple followers cannot manufacture the right story material to keep him propped up.

Narcissus and Icarus are stories about self-absorbed individuals obsessed with their perception of their physical appearance or physical abilities - neither of which was earned. Narcissus was born beautiful. Icarus' father manufactured the wings Icarus used. They are all stories of vanity with an unhappy ending. One can observe Obama illustrating the traits of both. There are many centuries of history behind these stories and the end of the story never changes.