Which two voting constituencies would you suppose despise Obama the most these days? I'm just speculating, because for so many people Hope-n-Change™ has become Hope-You-Won't-Steal-My-Change™, now that America has gotten to know this jerk. My guess: (1) older citizens who see that he wants to rob Medicare to fund his health care system take-over, and (2) supporters of American military.
With his poll numbers consistently sub-50 these days, with his pet vote-stealing army ACORN going down in flames, with his takeover of 16% of the American economy in dire, dire straits, with the press occasionally asking moderately stern questions, with America becoming an international joke, and with soldiers dying in Afghanistan while he tries to make a Coke-or-Pepsi decision, he consults the Chicago playbook.
Buy off seniors and veterans with cash
And true to the Chicago way, don't even give them much money, just enough to make him some glowing headlines by the government-run media. $250 checks. It's probably at least a moderately successful tactic, which is a shame.
Jerk. Liar. Punk. Cheater. Thug. Panderer.
In the Book of Habakkuk, the prophet asks (paraphrased) "Why do the evil men prosper?" He says he will wait on the city wall until he gets his answer. And after a fashion, he gets an answer:
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
I know when one part of that reckoning comes. On November 3, 2010, Republicans will take the House and break the filibuster-proof Democrat Senate. That's not the whole reckoning, when the wronged are avenged and returned to power. But it's a start.