So President Obama is getting inaugurated again today, January 21, 2013.
Big whoop, right?
For my part, I totally forgot that it was happening until I saw a lone Facebook status on the subject. That’s the only reason why I know it’s the start of another four years of lies and condescension, unconstitutionality and immorality, and looking at Joe Biden’s face (Ugh!). Considering that 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 will more than likely just be a revved-up repeat of the last four years, it’s hard to muster up any real feeling about the inauguration.
What I do find noteworthy, however, is Gallup’s report that Obama had a mere 49.1% average approval rating during his first term, a few tenths of a point under Clinton’s 49.6 and a few points over Gerald Ford’s 47.2% and Carter’s abysmal 45.5%.
Then there’s the 68% of Rasmussen respondents who think that government spending is out of control. And the general impatience with Obama’s inability to make any positive change, which is obvious from at least one Yahoo report about inauguration day:
“Gloved individuals donning ski hats and carrying blankets and bags of snacks huddled together at the Silver Spring metro at 5:45 a.m. Monday morning. They were beginning a potentially crowded and arduous trip into the Disctrict to attend President Barack Obama’s inaugural.
“But as the metro car pulled up, it was nearly empty. Everyone got a seat. Some people took two. The car was barely filled by the time riders disembarked at Union Station and Judiciary Square, key inauguration stops.”
It’s not like this disillusion is new. It was very evident during the 2012 campaign, just like reputable polls showed clearly that the public didn’t approve of how much money was being spent well before 2013.
So how in the world did this particular president get reelected to rule us for another four years?
It doesn’t make sense to me. And it shouldn’t make sense to any other logic-lover out there.
Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want – though I sure didn’t claim any such thing the first time around – but I think this President of ours so proudly faking his oath for a second time around only made it this far because he cheated.
It’s either that or people don’t vote their beliefs anymore.
Come up with any other explanation and the numbers just don't match up.