But, someone like Conyers dissing Obama is a very different story. According to The Hill report, when Conyers told Obama that it was "an honest difference of opinion" the President said, "Well, let's talk about it."
However, Conyers said he "wasn't in the mood to chat."
Hooper wrote, Conyers said he
"was 'getting tired of saving Obama's can in the White House,' after progressive Democrats were forced to vote for a healthcare bill that did not call for a 'robust public option' and includes language opposed by abortion-rights supporters." Finally.
As if having to admit he has lost nearly as much money as Bernie Maddoff and is in a public fight with a senior Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives wasn't enough, that pesky, low-rent polling firm, Gallup, announced that Obama's approval records had sunk to a new low at 47 percent.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, compared Gallup's numbers to a child with a crayon saying,
"You know, I mean I'm sure a six year old with a crayon could do something not unlike that. I don't put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend. I don't pay a lot of attention to meaninglessness."
Yeah, well, Robert Gibbs might not pay attention to a little-known start-up polling firm like Gallup, but I guarantee you that every Member of Congress running for re-election next November has got Obama's numbers memorized.
The tracking poll released last night showed Obama bouncing back to 50 percent approval, but his disapprove is at 45 percent. Only five percent of the population has no opinion.
As the President of All the World prepares yet again to leave the U.S. to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize and solve Global Warming in Copenhagen he is leaving behind a country which appears to be unconvinced that he can lead it out of its troubles.
Not a good week for Obama. Not a good week at all.
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