Recent polls have showed the general public disagreeing with President Obama's first two executive orders. Read here.
According to polls, 58% of the public disagrees with Obama spending U.S. Taxpayer money overseas to fund abortions. While this percentage is sadly low, it is still a majority greater than the one that elected him to the White House.
According to polls, 54% of the public disagrees with Obama's order to close Guantanamo inside of a year, that's about the same percentage of the population that elected him.
So, his first two "presidential" actions are opposed by most Americans. Interesting. What is concerning to me is how, despite disapproving of his two executive orders (made within the first 48 hours of his presidency), the article referenced above states something that is supported by his 73 % approval ratting-
"Despite clear disapproval to the two executive orders, an overwhelming majority of Americans said they supported the president's first actions as president."
Wow! That says a whole lot about the scary mindset of our country. We're in a weird, euphoric, honeymoon-like state that seems to be fine overlooking two very bad executive orders because we just love him so much. It's like he can do anything and people will still approve of his job performance. I say we're in a scary place politically right now.
Add to the unpopularity of his executive orders his promotion of the joke of an "economic" stimulus package that is now being debated. A current Gallup poll is showing a growing skepticism about the President's plan. It contains billions in wasteful, ridiculous, non-long term economy-growing spending that will likely do little to stave off the impending crisis and a lot to strap our children (forget grand children, pay day is coming very soon for us all). Yet, despite the apparent widespread discomfort with the various potential $800-900 billion stimulus plans that are being debated, it seems inevitable something on this scale will get passed. It has to...right? I mean the President thinks so. He inists.
For the sake of our collective, national future, I seriously hope people get over this crazy, irrational, honeymoon mindset that seems willing to allow whatever our new messiah wants to promote.