A lot of viewpoints have changed in a real-short period of time.
Only in the last few weeks have I began to fathom the understanding President Obama might just be a one-termer — a concept that was near-laughable a year ago.
In a survey which from all appearances should have come from George Jr.’s final days in office, aÂ Bloomberg National Poll released Thursday: More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
And: 51 percent of respondents think their situation has deteriorated, compared with 35 percent who say theyâ€™re doing better. The balance isnâ€™t sure. Americans have grown more downbeat about the countryâ€™s future in just the last couple of months, the poll shows. The pessimism cuts across political parties and age groups, and is common to both sexes.
In other words, US peoples can see some bad handwriting on the wall of the future.
Despite flower-words out of DC, the public knows it’s only political bullshit.
(Illustration found here).
Except maybe young people, the very ones who will inherit some real-bad shit in many, many categories, are reportedly in the Bloomberg poll living in a dream world: The young often show a greater â€œsense that things are getting better for them than we see for older respondents,â€ says J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., a Des Moines, Iowa-based firm that conducted the nationwide survey. â€œMaybe that is the sweet naivete of youth or, more likely, they are building their careers and things are, in fact, getting better for them.â€
Even if US peoples aren’t living longer — People born in 2008 can expect to live 77.8 years, a decline of a little more than a month from 77.9 years in 2007, according to a report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Little boys born in 2008 can expect to live to be 75.3 and little girls born then can look forward to an 80.3 year lifespan.
The oldest are dying faster.
And in Cancun, Mexico, where humanity’s immediate survival rests, there’s bullshit flapping there as well — irony of ugly ironies.
FromÂ Business Spectator this morning:
There were reports of numerous walk-outs.
US negotiator Jonathon Pershing was said to have stormed out of a crucial meeting on transparency, threatening to reconsider his countryâ€™s Copenhagen pledges if India did not offer more on monitoring and verification.
Bolivia was also said to have stormed out of talks on forestry (they donâ€™t like market mechanisms) and the UN and the US both cancelled scheduled press conferences at the last minute.
One exhausted negotiator, back from a near all-night session on adaptation blamed all sides and complained: â€œThey are just seeking to provoke each other. There is a complete lack of trust. There are blockages everywhere and I donâ€™t know how they’re going to produce a document at the end of this.â€
The US griping about transparency — what a crock.