They like him, they really like him.
But why do they like him?
Remember that post I did with all those graphics that proved Pres. Obama caving to Republicans was popular even if it didn’t do anything for our foundational economics, let alone the Democratic Party or brand?
Well, here we go again. Via a CNN/Opinion Research Corp survey:
According to a new national poll, it looks like President Barack Obama is that winner, and his strategy of cooperating with congressional Republican leaders may be the key to his success.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey indicates that 56 percent of Americans say they approve of the way Obama’s handled the issues that Congress has considered during the lame duck session, with 41 percent saying they disapprove.
Translation: “cooperating” meaning caving, because the ones who got the better end of Obama’s economic scheme were Republicans, because they had a Democratic President with a majority making the Bush tax cut argument for them, while cutting the Left off at the knees on their own priorities.
But presidential popularity has a price, which Barack Obama is all too willing to pay.
Like a trained seal, politicians are.
They only do what’s good for their own careers, screw the people who have little or no power, which is why the “99ers” got squat, but the mill-billionaires raked it in, as the middle class got a lesser deal.
Never mind that the 2011 continuing spending resolution will come back around in March and can now be crafted by the Tea Party austerity crowd, because Pres. Obama has tacked so far rightward he actually helped make “austerity” the word of the year.