“Obama’s approval numbers are up.” “The unemployment rate is going down.” “Consumer confidence is up.” Blah blah blah.
Then there is “Obama leading (fill in the GOP nominee) by (pick a number it doesn’t matter.)” more blah blah blah. Barack Obama has two intractable problems: the rising gas prices and his major mistake in handling the contraceptive mandate to faith based institutions, particularly the Catholic Church.
Yes, Rush, it was a mistake. You Obama and his media may think he has some “super-secret decoder ring” plan for reelection, but that’s just talk. It will turn to ashes as we get closer to Election Day.
It’s just mid-February, and we have already seen national gas prices spike above $3.50 -the earliest in a calendar year this has happened since 1981. In the all-important State of Florida, gas is averaging $3.68 with many stations in South Florida where Obama’s base is supposed to be, a bit higher.
Those who are skeptical that these damagingly high gas prices will linger until November ought to take note of the reasons for these price rises. They are twofold and NEITHER one can be overcome by Comrade Obama’s dictatorial fiat.
Europe has clamped down on buying crude from Iran as a way too late reaction to her nuclear weapons program. Nothing Obama does will change that, and as a result, the Muslim Brotherhood (which now controls Egypt and much of the oil producing North African Muslim countries) will extort higher oil prices from the feckless Europeans who will look to us for cheaper gasoline.
Because of this for the first time EVER America is the LEADING EXPORTER of gasoline! This has happened because the Europeans know they can get it cheaper from us and neither they nor Obama care that it drives up prices here on Main Street.
Obama’s rejection of the Keystone pipeline will make this problem still worse.
A new Rasmussen poll shows “Catholics” disapprove of Obama’s job performance at a 59% rate. This number is deceptive. It makes no distinction between real Catholics who make up about 1/3 of the 70 million Catholics in America and the Catholics in name only (CINOs) who are 2/3 of the total. Nevertheless, if 59% overall disapprove of Obama the percentage of real Catholics who voted 54/44 for Republicans in 2010 probably swells to 70% resulting in more than enough votes to offset Obama’s minority support which is sagging as it is.
So give Obama his “edge” in February polls, the one that counts in November will send him packing.