The Hiller Instinct: Obama's speech
Once again at his news conference, he advocated--and defended--more spending, more taxing, and more borrowing. The result is that in just two months, our national mood has gone from anxious-for-change to just anxious.
In January, the week after he was inaugurated he had a 63% job approval rating, and, it's still a very solid 61%. But his disapproval number has gone from 20% in January to 31% now...a dangerous trend.
And while 71% of the nation thought we were headed in the right direction in January, that number has shrunk to 57%...while the 24% who thought we were on the wrong track has increased to 38% since he took office.
Since Obama is a big enough basketball fan to fill out his NCAA bracket on TV, just for a moment I'd like to be his coach.
Mr. President, please! Stop shooting from downtown! First, hit a couple of lay-ups.Then you can go for all the three-pointers you want. Because, right now, if what you put up is an air ball, we'll all lose.
I'm Andy Hiller, and that's my instinct.
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