Saturday, May 30, 2009

President Obama Wants a Few Minutes

President Obama wants to talk to you a few minutes about Judge Sonya Sotomayor.

I hope you will listen to what he has to say. If more people would really listen to him, instead of just making fun of him, or hating him because of his skin color, his differences or the fact that he is a Democrat, they might find out he is better than they thought.

His approval ratings are still running at 65% according to Gallup. That has been the average since January. He is the highest since Reagan, and the 4th highest since WWII. Only Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Kennedy had higher ratings than President Obama at this point in their presidency.

With all the negativity from the Republicans and all the constant push back from the far right it is a testament to his ability to keep his composure and keep his focus on the positive.

I am sure this next week will prove interesting, Pres. Obama is going back to Europe and is going to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I am certain there will be all kinds of things he does wrong while he is there.

But, before he goes, here he is, giving his words of wisdom and his voice to his choice for the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonya Sotomayor.

3 comments:

K. said...

"If more people would really listen to him, instead of just making fun of him, or hating him because of his skin color, his differences or the fact that he is a Democrat, they might find out he is better than they thought."

Sadly, we're talking about people who have made up their minds and don't wish to be bothered by the facts. There is nothing controversial about Obama's choice. Sotomayor is on the moderate/liberal end of the conservative-to-liberal mainstream. To say otherwise is to reveal one's own extremism.

Silly Ratfaced Git said...

I have to basically agree with K. with the slight alteration that there is nothing really liberal about Sotomayor at all. She is a moderate that is only slightly left of center. She will make an excellent Justice and the lunatics are making up complete BS to hurl about her because there are absolutely no real issues to attack her on.

I think Obama is the best TV president we've had since JFK. I haven't made up my mind if I think he is better than JFK. They are currently tied.

ZenYenta said...

I think the fact that when Souter's retirement was announced the first name that every pundit came up with was Sonia Sotomayor speaks volumes. She's clearly an obvious choice because of her experience and accomplishments. Making this a very mainstream pick. But the side show is entertaining and, I hope, enlightening for a lot of people.