Barack Obama’s approval ratings are sinking fast with no end in sight. The polls measure the apathy of Americans toward Obama due to his obvious lack of qualifications to run this country. What did voters expect? Obama was a junior Illinois state senator who spent two years voting “present” 130 times on tough legislation! That should have been a red flag.
Overall approval for Obama has now reached 46%, with 53% disapproving. Strong disapproval now comes within five points of overall approval, almost within the margin of error
Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped four points in the last two days, which gives an indication that the latest polling is significantly worse than earlier surveys. Rasmussen uses a rolling three-day poll of 500 likely voters each day. On Friday and Saturday, his overall approval was at 50%, but has dropped quickly to its new low.
We all thought Obama would exploit Ted Kennedy’s funeral by using the solemn occasion to push his socialist agenda, but I guess he chickened out at the last minute and got the innocent kids to do his dirty work for him. Shameful.
MSNBC’s resident queen Chris Matthews continues his shameless drooling obsession with the heterosexual Barack Obama. On MSNBC’s Today Show this morning, anchorwoman Ann Curry asked Matthews “where does Ted Kennedy fit in with the Kennedy brothers?” A simple enough question.
The ever fawning Matthews responded that Ted Kennedy, who died of brain cancer, “turned that torch over last year to Barack Obama. Barack’s now the last [Kennedy] brother.”
Never mind that Barack Obama had nothing to do with Curry’s question. Obama might need to take out a restraining order on Matthews, who once famously said he feels a “tingling sensation” down his leg whenever he thinks about Obama.
Today the nation mourns the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of the famous Kennedy family. Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after suffering seizures in 2008.
While he will be remembered as the most influential of all senators in U.S. history, some will choose to remember Mr. Kennedy as the man who stood by and did nothing while a 28-year-old teacher drowned.
On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne attended a party in honor of his late brother Robert Kennedy on Chappaquiddick island, near Martha’s Vineyard. Some time before midnight, Mary left the party with Robert’s younger brother Teddy, who offered to drive her to catch a ferry back to the mainland. Teddy, who was drunk, made a wrong turn (so he said) and the two ended up on a narrow unlit bridge with no guardrails.
Some believe that Kennedy, who was 37 at the time, drove over the bridge to find a secluded spot to have sex with the young campaign worker. The bridge was in the opposite direction from the ferry.
Somehow, Kennedy drove the car off the bridge and they landed upside down in the dark, murky waters. Kennedy was able to free himself and swim safely to shore. But Kopechne, who was too drunk to swim, drowned in the submerged car.
This unfortunate accident would have been tucked neatly away in Teddy’s past were it not for his attempts to protect his good family name. Instead of contacting the police, Kennedy contacted several campaign aides and nothing more was said about the accident until police found Kopechne’s body the next morning. It would be hours later before the car was connected to Ted Kennedy and he finally reported the accident.
Kennedy eventually pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. And because he was a Kennedy, he received a two month suspended sentence. Kennedy’s actions forever damaged his reputation and ruined his chances of being elected president of the United States.
Ted Kennedy died yesterday at age 77. Mary Jo Kopechne would have been 68.