The View From 1776

Obama Backlash?

Jeff Lukens discusses how and when the President’s admirers may change their minds.

When the Obama Backlash Comes
By Jeff Lukens

Public opinion can be very fickle. Barack Obama has ridden a positive wave of opinion all the way to the White House. The public has welcomed him into office in that same spirit of hope in which he ran. Since the inauguration, however, the president is showing he has different plans than the ones he spoke about during the campaign. It should come as no surprise when the public turns on him just as easily as he has turned on them.

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