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Friday, November 20, 2009
Obama's Gallup Approval has dipped below the Magic 50% for the first time at 49% -- as has happened for every post WW2 President except Kennedy. It's good, frankly, since the Administration really needs to grasp fully that "It's the Economy, Stupid" means jobs jobs jobs, not keep Wall Street fat cats happy. There are plenty of indications that this is a point they well understand, but given the corporatist-cohort whispering in Obama's ear one cannot help but feel nervous about it. Passing healthcare -- yes, even the palpably not at all what we wanted version we will get -- will catapult Approvals up in any case. Here's hoping the wingnut freakout that ensues will energize both bases and mid-terms won't lose Dems the working majorities we need to keep getting anything at all done post 2010. It's gonna be a nail-biter.