Barack Obama,  President 2012

President 2012: Obama Heads Off to Chicago Birthday-Themed Fundraiser While Approaching Jimmy Carter Territory

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Aren’t Americans tired of this charade of a Presidency?

But the debt debate made it clear that Obama’s idea shop is running on fumes. Like a broken record, he’s stuck on the same song — bigger government, higher taxes. No matter the circumstance, he repeats the mantra.

For such a smart guy, he’s proving to be a slow learner about what works, and doesn’t. He, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid had their unfettered way for two years, and they blew a giant hole in the budget without getting much bang for taxpayers’ bucks.

Unemployment is a staggering 9.2 percent and rising, and most economists believe the economy is in serious danger of a double-dip recession. Obama’s answer: Let’s do it all again.

He gives lip service to the pain of the unemployed and underemployed, then trots out the old ideas. Usually he doesn’t even bother to repackage them.

Maybe he hasn’t noticed or doesn’t care, but the country is giving up on him. The shellacking his party and policies took in the 2010 midterms would be repeated if there were an election today. He’s sinking, and his approval is now a woeful 40 percent — that’s Jimmy Carter territory.

The polls are NOT encouraging for President Obama but he doesn”t seem to care. I guess he believes his teleprompter and smile with his Facebook friends will turn out the needed votes for his re-election.

Obama thinks WRONGLY.

So, Mr. President have a good birthday but if I were you, I would go to the concert. Next year, you probably won’t enjoy it.