The American people have been wishy washy over the job that President Obama has done over the last year. Now that he’s embarking on the second year in his presidency, he is taking the demand for jobs back up to the #1 priority. His report card should exhibit something between an A- and a B+ as he has taken on the insurmountable job of Bush’s failed policy and the country’s worst mismanagement.
The country is saying that he hasn’t taken the economy serious enough and that the lack of jobs speaks volumes to a veering off from his campaign promises. The majority of us would like to rant and rave that the banking industry and the car industry was helped and we haven’t been, but the President is in a kitchen full of boiling pots with only one hand to stir and simmer each, especially as the natural disaster in Haiti has added to the heat in the kitchen.
He came into office with a massive deficit upon him and now he’s in agreement with the people that the banks have to be reeled in and jobs have to be made available through a more regulated program. It was reported by AP that he said himself, “We were so busy getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us, that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people,” Obama said. “I think the assumption was, if I just focus on policy … that people will get it. And I think that, you know, what they’ve ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment.”
So as he prepares to give his State of the Union address next Wednesday, I do believe a lot of people will be inspired again that he still has us in mind and that his fury over Coakley’s mishandling of her campaign to Ted Kennedy’s seat will be evident. The loss of such an instrumental placement for Democrats in the Senate after nearly 50 years will put a dent in the armour of anything that having Democratic favor meant to the President’s campaign.
Read more here about how it is proposed that he will drop other problems and focus on the job crisis.