Even with the compounding scandals surrounding the White House, reports are that his approvals hover around 51%. Immediately some are asking why when they see all these problems is Obama enjoying any approval? Of course, his apologists run out to say that he has a personal likeability, blah blah blah. So they like the guy who is embroiled in scandals up to his cauliflower ears.
This is similar to other cultural phenomena. There is a weird attraction to the remaining Boston bomber. Many of his peers are fascinated by him and like him, and even defend him. Maybe we should start polling his popularity? Yet he still did what he did. How do people deal with that inner conflict. They must be better at compartmentalizing than Bill Clinton.
Even with all that is going on around him, he still enjoys his golf, impromptu vacations, and all the perks. And every time he is asked, he did not know anything about it. But he “will get to the bottom of it.” He wants an investigation by the same administration embroiled in scandal after scandal. He enjoys his likeability.
Hearing his defenders rush out to say “…but they like him” is beyond disturbing. It must flatter his ego. I am so sick of this guy and his creepy likeability. I’m sure OJ still has some fans that believe he is innocent, no matter what he’s done.
But it all translates to disaster for America. If it is true that a person can have his/her 15 minutes of fame, what does it say about us? I have a theory that their 15 minutes comes with a cost to the rest of us, to the public. No one ever mentions that. How much has Obama’s fame and likeability really cost us? Can you even tally it up? At what sacrifice to America has Obama’s personal likeability come?
In fact, there could be another phenomena: the more scandalous he gets the more they like him? Just saying. This is a president in search of Camelot. Maybe his Camelot is actually our destruction? At least that appears to be the result of his tenure.
So a few disgruntled Libs dare to criticize him only to demonstrate some token Democrat criticism.(commie turncoats– that’s an oxymoron) However, the damage is already done!
He got his ObamaCare through and it is set to blast off. He set government standards at historic lows. How’s that transparency working out for you? He had is spendathon. He’s trying to bury Benghazi. How many people have had their records searched? Fast and Furious anyone? Who could really trust his administration? Pay to play anyone? How about a little cronyism just tide you over to the next scandal? If you loved that Arab Spring thing, just wait. So it seems fashionable for some Libs to publicly criticize him? I think I get the twisted reasoning. He already got much of what he wanted.
Besides, they still like him personally. Such a likeable tyrant he is, who could dislike that?