As we are seeing Newt Gingrich’s meteoric rise in the Republican primaries I am reminded of how American politics has reached the point where the Congress has an all time low of public approval rating of 9%. Too many politicians promising too much and trying to give everyone all the promises.
Newt is pushing all the Republican buttons that the Republicans dislike about the present Obama Administration to the point where not all of those buttons are true. There is still a group of Republicans that think Obama was not born in Hawaii as stated on his birth certificate that he revealed last year. Recently, I was asked to give comment on the birth certificate getting to the Supreme Court. I checked the Supreme Court docket for this session and the guy that originated the birth certificate turmoil did have a case on the docket. It was about the Obamacare instead and it will receive an abundant amount of time for oral arguments. It seems that the Republicans want to slay their dragon called Obama so bad they believe and send out email with inaccurate claims against him.
Yes, the unemployment is easing but according to the Republicans Obama has it so bad that we won’t get out of the recession until he is gone. Even the Federal Reserve thinks that unemployment will not get better for three years or more.
Newt is pushing all the emotional buttons that Republicans want to believe as well as the ones that are true. So the emotions rush rampant and Newt gains from the button pushing that will only continue the same situation we had with Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. I am still trying to figure out what Obama is promising from his first presidential campaign except hope and change.
Now all the traditional Republicans are telling stories about how Newt is “this and that” it is clear that Newt is only about Newt and always has been. Even Nancy Pelosi is saying that she has negative stories about Newt. The only reason that Republican voters are voting for Newt in the primary is he is pushing their buttons that they desperately want pushed to rid the country of the abomination that is Obama. People will see what they want to see.
Meanwhile Obama has answered Newt’s claim that Obama is the “Food Stamp President” by claiming that Bush is the real “Food Stamp President.” But then the last three years we have heard the Obama mantra before.
“First of all, I don’t put people on food stamps. People become eligible for food stamps. Second of all, the initial expansion of food-stamp eligibility happened under my Republican predecessor, not under me. Number three, when you have a disastrous economic crash that results in 8 million people losing their jobs, more people are going to need more support from government.”
Barrack Obama, 2012