At a local street fair several years ago, the Grouch was playing music with a band he is no longer associated with, in which the drummer happened to be the 15 year old son of the lead singer -- and could that boy play. This drummer was so good he could play with one hand and text message his girlfriend with the other and never miss a beat. And by the way, he was Black.
The sun was just drifting below the horizon, the band was into a great old Rock-n-Roll tune, the chairs provided for the audience were filling up quickly. I was milling around welcoming the listeners, passing out cards for the band, when one elderly White woman stopped me and asked if I was with the band. I told her yes I was with the band and could I help her in any way. She said, "The drummer has no rhythm." To which I was dumbfounded.
I don't know if this woman really thought he had no rhythm or she just didn't like the fact that he was Black. There are still a few people who are racist.
I don't know why I remembered this single incident, except that our current President Barack Obama is losing favor with his base rapidly and it occurred to me that going into the 2010 elections headed toward 2012, the president has no rhythm.
There are rumors that Obama may dump Joe Biden as Vice President and ask Hillary Clinton to join him. It's very doubtful that Hillary will do that since Obama's poll numbers are so low. Her operatives are working behind the scenes and in front of the cameras dissing Obama perhaps in preparation for a run for the top seat by Hillary in 2012. Why should she settle for second best when she has a good chance at the White House? Bill may be paving the way for her even now.
A poll by States shows that Obama's approval numbers are dropping and will most likely have a big impact on votes in November 2010.
Around the world, he Arabs, who celebrated in the streets around the world when Obama
was elected, are now fed up with him according to the polls. Even our friends have been alienated to the point few have anything good to say about Obama. The general opinion is this isn't going to improve, even though some in the media try to prop him up.
...this fall in numbers is not a fluke, but a trend. The political landscape in the United States has created a perfect storm that the President's poll numbers will not be able to escape. With the oil spill in the Gulf, the economy performing poorly and the coming November elections, the President will never see his poll numbers rise to what they used to be. (more)