74% of Americans believe the Obama stimulus either damaged the economy or had no effect at all

Smart people, those Americans. It seems as if they’re not buying the complete bullshit rhetoric coming out of Washington that the economy is heading in the right direction and that the stimulus worked economic wonders. Near 10% unemployment, record deficits, and a $13,000,000,000,000 national debt will tend to do that, but I digress.

Anyway, a new poll released today at CBS shows Americans dont really believe that spending close to a $trillion on repaving roads that didn’t need to be repaved worked all the economic magic theyve been told:

Twenty-three percent say the stimulus package made the economy better – down from 32 percent in April and 36 percent last September. Eighteen percent say the stimulus package damaged the economy, while 56 percent say it had no effect.

The presidents job approval rating on the economy now stands at 40 percent – a drop of five points from last month. Fifty-four percent disapprove of his handling of the issue.

And the overall mood on the economy as a whole is in the gutter:

Most also say President Obama has spent too little time on the economy, which Americans cite as the countrys most important problem by a wide margin.

Three in four Americans now say the effects of the recession will last another two years or more. More than eight in 10 say the condition of the economy is bad, up five points from last month.

Just 25 percent of Americans say the economy is getting better – down from 41 percent in April. About half say it is staying the same, and the remaining quarter say it is getting worse.

So, it appears as if real-life economic misery has trumped the deceptive, misleading, and often blatantly untrue words of economic joy from Team Obama.…

Eric Holder: Chief Coward in that “nation of cowards” he speaks of


The U.S. Department of Justice is planning an independent review of the Johannes Mehserle case in Oakland in order to determine whether or not the shooting warrants federal prosecution, even though the state has already found the police officer guilty of involuntary manslaughter. This is the case where the officer claimed he reached for his Taser and instead, mistakenly grabbed his gun and shot the guy dead.

Terrible situation, no doubt, but Ace raises a good point:

I suppose if the case is merely “reviewed,” and then the Justice Department finds that the shooting was just as the jury called it, this could have some positive effect: ameliorating current passions while not doing much to cause additional injustice.

Still, I cant help but note that the “facts and evidence” did not support any sort of case against the guilty-as-sin New Black Panthers, but here weve got a white guy, found guilty of a serious crime (involuntary manslaughter), and Eric Holder needs a look-see at this case.

A nation of cowards, eh? You know, one misstep I never thought the Obama Administration would make was a determination to insert itself into high-profile racially-charged situations (and to pander to his community activist sort of radical buddies). I just thought he was smarter than that.

But race is like catnip to these guys. They cant help themselves.

I’m no legal scholar, but if Holder pursues the case – again – wouldn’t that in effect be an example of double jeopardy? I’m guessing some sort of loophole between state and federal prosecution exists, but still, the guy was convicted of involuntary manslaughter at the state level. And wouldn’t one think that the Attorney General had more pressing matters to pursue than a review of a case that has already convicted someone of a crime?

Regardless, the hypocrisy is apocalyptic in nature and is, without a doubt, entirely based on race. Eric Holder is the face of a Justice Department overcome with an uber-liberal and racist tone, and the man has evolved into a complete embarrassment to the department he leads.

Eric Holder needs to resign. Pronto.…