America is at an important crossroads or perhaps transition. On the one hand, its economy is no longer industrial blue collar based but is increasingly global, high tech and service sector dominant. As its workforce and middle class are increasingly white collar suburban (especially as voting base), there are millions of Americans that live in urban centers, these days caught in the lower rungs of a lagging economy. The President seems to have lost his footing. The Obama administration seems to be lost in the middle of this abyss where things done in the name of the weak and needy, backfire at the altar of media driven public opinion.
“Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his reelection victory. His overall job rating stands at 41%, down 14 points since last December. A majority (53%) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president.
The latest national poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 6 among 2,003 adults, finds that Obama’s second-term job ratings have followed a similar downward trajectory as those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. A year after his reelection, 36% approved of Bush’s job performance, down from 48% in December 2004.”