It’s not unfair to say that Obama used the often manipulative tactic of creating expectations to get himself elected once, if not twice to America’s highest elected office. It’s all but impossible to find anything comparable to Obama’s now infamous “this was the moment” speech back when he won the Democrat primary in 2008.
Six-years on, to many it seems as though Barack Obama’s moment has come and now perhaps gone without achieving much of anything he promised when he took office.
That seems to be Michael Goodwin’s take in the New York Post.
He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point of no return. In fact, it may already be too late to save the SS Obama.
The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.
Worse for Obama, Goodwin cites the American people as his source. With the GOP poised for significant gains in the mid-term elections and increasingly winning the debate on the country’s most pressing issues, history may be putting the final stamp on Obama’s presidency a full two years before he leaves office.
They’ve tuned him out because they’ve made up their minds about him. They no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.
Most ominously, they feel less safe now than they did when he took office. Americans know the war on terror isn’t over, no matter what their president claims.
Those findings turned up in a tsunami of recent polls that amount to a public vote of no confidence. They shook up the White House so much that the plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants was put on hold to try to protect Democratic candidates from voter wrath in November.