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President Obama: Becoming a Major Liability for the Democratic Party?

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His latest approval ratings in which 42% approve and 53% disapprove of his performance, a 10% drop over a year ago, are a clear indication that the people are becoming more and more disillusioned with the way he is conducting his presidency; and this should be a clear sign to these Democratic candidates that they need to make it known that their positions on these controversial issues are quite different from his; that they are ready to return to the old style Democratic principles and ideology that stress Constitutional rights and freedoms.


Republicans have angered the American people in many different ways and have shown that they are totally incapable of governing this nation but, if this next election is largely based on Mr. Obama's actions relative to the above identified issues, then many Americans might just decide to hold their noses and vote for many GOP candidates because they have become so disillusioned with the president.


Mr. Obama could become a great liability and he could conceivably cripple the Democratic Party's chances if the Democrats allow that to happen. He has crossed over the line. He's not like President Clinton, slightly left of center, but, rather, he has clearly moved to the right of center. He has taken the Democratic Party in a direction that it should never have gone; one that doesn't really conform to its basic principles and ideology.


These congressional elections could be a time when the Democratic candidates declare their independence from Mr. Obama's right of center agenda and take their case directly to the American people, showing them that they share their interests and their concerns. If they can't rise to this occasion and aren't up to the challenge then they will miss the greatest opportunity in their political lifetimes to prove that they are fully prepared to do what is right for this country.


Michael Payne



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