Now six months in, we have trillion dollar deficits and an unprecedented foray into the private sector by this administration. These extreme liberal policies come with the backdrop that 40% of Americans identify themselves as conservative and only 21% as liberal. A recent Gallop poll shows a strong majority still support his job performance, citing his hard work and effort tackling hard issues. But, the same majority are troubled by huge deficit spending and government takeovers. Why the disconnect?
Could it be that a heartfelt shame of past racism has brought affirmative action to the office of president? Is our first African American president getting preferential treatment, and a green light go ahead, simply because he's our first African American president? Is there a soft bigotry that infers special allowances? Are we rooting for him because of his race? Could it be that we are willing to sacrifice our personal liberties, and free market capitalism, simply to assuage our collective guilt? Even though this mindset may be sincere and well intended, it falls far short of Martin Luther King's admonition, that, "we should judge a man on the content of his character, not on the color of his skin"!