The President, who was elected on a strong mandate to turn the country in a more progressive direction, has instead seemed completely oblivious to what the people who voted for him wanted, instead preferring to fixate on a small minority of wrong-wing racists and doing everything he can think of to placate them.

That has worked wonders for both his popularity and the popularity of the dems, of course. The American voters, who seem to be determined to cut off their own noses for the satisfaction of revenge, voted in a bunch of Rushpubliscums to the Congress. The President, if he goes the way he normally goes, will tack even further to the right now.

If he does this, he will completely misinterpret the 2010 election results, no matter what his brain-stunted advisers (or the MSM) might tell him.

But, will he, at long last, finally figure out what we want done?

Voters last week sent Washington a strong message about fixing the federal budget, according to exclusive numbers from a new poll obtained by TPM: Raise taxes on the wealthy and cut the military budget before you touch the nation’s largest entitlement program, Social Security.

The survey of voters who cast ballots last Tuesday — conducted by Democratic pollster PPP and commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee — found that when respondents were given the choice between cutting the defense budget, raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit, just 12% said they’d like to see the entitlement program cut. Forty-three percent said they’d prefer to see taxes on the wealthy go up, and 22% said cutting the huge defense budget was the best way to go.

The PCCC hailed the result as evidence that voters are not ready to embrace the conservative economic agenda, even after they just voted a huge number of new conservatives into Congress.

“This polling is remarkable,” PCCC co-founder Stephanie Taylor said. “If Democrats compromise on tax cuts for the wealthy, or entertain for one minute the idea of cutting Social Security, it would be both a policy disaster and a monumental political blunder — and they’d risk losing the Senate and maybe even the White House in 2012.”

Quite frankly, the President can either prove that he has heard what the people are telling him, or he SHOULD be replaced as the 2012 candidate. I am guessing that after 2 years of a Rushpubliscum House, and the economic disasters that it is surely going to bring along, that someone running well to the left of the Obama Presidency is going to stand a good chance of dethroning him. There is precedent for it; Harry S. Truman in 1952 and LBJ in 1968 both knew their game was up, and it was time to go. A President that seems to be more concerned about corporate happiness than national viability deserves to hit the exit, in my own humble opinion, and so far….. that’s what I’ve seen. We’ll see if he can turn himself around in the next two years, but I’m telling you….. I won’t hold my breath in anticipation.

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