While many of President Obama's biggest supporters are shaking their heads in disbelief that his support numbers seem to keep going down, I shake my head at how they would expect OTHERWISE.
What exactly are the crowning achievements so far? Expanding the scope of government to the greatest and fastest levels we've seen in many, many years? Having the government take over sectors of the economy it was NEVER intended to? And all this (and then some) with near double digit unemployment as an after taste.
And now Colin Powell is seeing the cracks in plaster, too.
Remember, Powell was one of Obama's biggest republican (with a small "r", thank you) supporters.
Now, the retired Army general is apparently having what some of us would easily call buyer's remorse.
In an interview with CNN last week, Powell said "I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them."
In other words, the appetite of this administration has even SUPPORTERS concerned.
And it's a valid concern. How was Bush so vilified for all that spending when the President who was elected to cure all of his ills spends MORE money at a FASTER rate??
It's an interesting question. But not one I am readily getting answers to.