Assigned Reading: Trinkets that stick it to Obama start to sell
(FROM: The Washington Times)
About a month ago I covered the discrepency between Obama approval polls conducted by live-person interviews vs. those conducted by robo-calls here at America’s Right. Obama does much worse in the robocall interviews, and I suggested that this was because many Americans were reluctant to admit their true opinions. This is in part due to the perception of popularity (who wants to question the popular kid?) and in part due to the way anyone who opposed Obama in 2008 was branded a racist.
In either case, there is a sort of pent-up frustration with Obama that Americans have been holding in. With Rasmussen and other robocall polls leading the way, however, I believed that soon the dam would burst and Obama’s polls would plummet:
Once Americans realize how many other people disapprove of Obama but are afraid to say so, they will likely stop perpetuating the myth. We’ll see the rest of the polls start to descend to the level of the Rasmussen polls and quite possibly keep on going down.
This Washington Times article represents another big crack in the dam:
In the political paraphernalia department, “Yes, we can” is becoming “No, he can’t.”
Anti-Obama memorabilia — from T-shirts to bumper stickers to buttons — is increasingly emerging in the marketplace as the president’s economic and health care policies polarize supporters and detractors.
A lot of the people who buy these t-shirts, bumper stickers and so on are going to display them publicly, and the anti-Obama backlash is going to begin to feed upon itself and pick up steam. The more people believe it’s OK to criticize Obama and his policies the more are going to do so. The robocall polls were a first step, and the rising sales of anti-Obama paraphernalia are the next.
Obama – an unqualified and untested junior senator with a radical and checkered past – rode a tsunami of irrational public exuberance into office. But the problem with public adoration is that it’s a fickle thing. The same tide that swept Obama to the pinnacle of achievement is going to wash him back out to sea.
The only difference is that Obama had very few dedicated supporters before the 2008 campaign, and now a significant proportion of elite American progressives and street-level volunteers have invested hugely – financially and emotionally – in the Obama myth. Those Obama supporters who simply can’t let go of the hallucination are going to make the deconstruction of the Obama myth turbulent and protracted, but they are not going to be able to stop it.
All images for this post were obtained from SurvivingObamunism.com. They were just the first site that popped up when I did a search and had plenty of examples of anti-Obama trinkets. Buy yours today!