WASHINGTON - Thrust into office on the veracity of hope, President Barack Obama is trying to get himself on the right side of a remarkably different national sentiment these days: anger.
Obama's expansive domestic goals are largely the same, but his message is changing, now constructed around a concession that the public is disillusioned and wanting results. If he cannot show people that he understands their frustration and is working to fix it, the risks are real.
All that angst that Obama wants to harness as a force for change — as he did in his campaign — will turn against him. That means eroding public support for his agenda and potentially big losses for his party this year in congressional midterm elections.
Do you think public anger will turn people against the Democratic party and agenda?
Personally, I think he already has turned a lot of democrats against him and his agenda. I know lifelong democrats that don't like his agenda or the direction he is going. But that's just my own experience with the Dems I know.
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Answer by 29again at 6:01 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
His arrogance is what will turn people against him.
NO-the state of the economy, lack of family supporting jobs will /has turned average Americans against Obama. The rest is just peripheral crap. THIS has little to do with the man, and much more to do with the condition of our country. It's only the few that believe otherwise. (Yes, all 10 of you ladies).
Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Feb. 15, 2010