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‘Poll-Bounce’ from Slick Obama Speeches
Not Lasting Nearly So Long These Days
There’s a strange dichotomy – a weird chasm -- in the brains of those on the Left. Much more slowly than the conservatives in this country, but oh so slowly and oh so surely the Left has been noticing the deeds of Barack Obama and he’s been dropping steadily in their esteem as a result. For example, Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today, Saturday, June 5, 2010 shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Slick Barack is performing his role as president while 42% Strongly DISapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. And yet, every time that’s happened (for example ten days back his strong approval was at 23% and his strong disapproval was at 44%) he’ll make a “key speech” and suddenly he’s bounced back to only -7 or -10 in the polls again. That pattern has gone on now for well over a year.
Yes, Obama’s approval rating has gradually slid lower and lower. But the surprising thing is how much credence the “great man’s words” carry with the adoring Left. While Unaffiliated voters and Republicans grade him on his deeds, clearly the Left is just sitting at home waiting to be inspired by his voice over and over and over again. One good thing, however, is that each time Obama’s silver-tongued 'bounce' has lasted for a shorter and shorter time. The last bounce came when he gave his “the buck stops with me” (about the Gulf oil spill) speech nine days ago early in the day on Thursday, May 27. In contrast, when he addressed Congress on Obamacare the “tongue-bounce” lasted almost a full month. More and more Americans are grading Obama on his deeds rather than his promises and more and more are finding the president grossly wanting on GO, despite his always intriguing SHOW.
It all comes down to the American Dream . . . . According to info from the Rasmussen Consumer Index surveys, most Republicans (57%) believe the economy is getting worse while a plurality of Democrats (46%) say it is getting better. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 29% say better and 43% worse. However, when asked about their own personal finances, a plurality of Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated voters all say “things are getting worse.”
According to Rasmussen, “It will take several days before the impact of yesterday’s jobs report is reflected in the daily consumer confidence updates,” but the situation on the home owner front is perhaps the single-most bleak aspect of the present economy: right now, one in seven homeowners (14%) expect to miss a mortgage payment in the next six months but only 55% of homeowners believe their home is currently worth more than the mortgage. This data show that Mr. Obama’s mortgage-relief plan has been a dismal failure and has done exactly the opposite of what it was supposed to do as foreclosure rates keep rising around the country.
Most recently, Mr. Obama is seemingly enjoying flaunting his "superior" intellect in constant opposition to the will of the American people as he did on Obamacare. For a recent example, Rasmussen polls showed that 70% of voters favor strong sanctions against employers who hire illegal immigrants; 50% favor sanctions on landlords who provide housing for illegal immigrants; and 58% say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should NOT become a U.S. citizen automatically. Mr. Obama is deliberately NOT protecting our southern borders; has made five-weeks worth of nasty remarks about Arizona’s efforts to protect her own borders and now opposes an earlier Arizona law from his own Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano when she was Arizona governor imposing sanctions on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

That law has already been tested** and passed muster by the most liberal federal court in the country, but Obama is now seeking to take it all the way to the U.S. Surpreme Court. Among Rajjpuut’s friends, 96% believe that Mr. Obama’s “Comprehensive Immigration “Reform” is just a euphemism for
making 13-20 million illegal aliens into virtually automatic U.S. citizens expecting 80% of them to vote Democrat and insure him his second term.
Despite actions, rhetoric and figures like those above and the most truly gruesome first fifteen months in office of any of our first forty-four presidents, Democrats in particular, find it difficult if not impossible to criticize Obama. Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove. The lowest presidential overall approval has been 42% so far. In Ol’ Rajjpuut’s eyes anything above 7% strong approval by 100% of the certifiable 7% of maniacs in this country means the nation is standing up to its neck in deep doggy-doo.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** It jives 100% as it should with the applicable 1986 federal immigration law. In fact, the federal law gives the right to license or remove licensing for companies due to immigration violations to the states and forbids the federal government from getting involved.
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Rajjpuut Prediction Comes True:

Toyota Recalls Again Hit Lexus

For those of you looking to best understand the world of business and management across all human endeavor in and outside of business, government, education, etc., Rajjpuut highly recommends the book “The Rational Manager” (or its update “The New Rational Manager) by Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. A month ago when he predicted that Toyota’s new campaign to win people’s trust back would fail and that its random acceleration and steering problems were NOT actually fixed, Rajjpuut based his thinking on Kepner-Tregoe management principles and techniques. Lo’ and behold, now we find that Toyota problems have continued after all.

Today, Monday, May 24, 2010, Toyota executives announced the recall of 3,800 Lexus LS Sedans in order to fix a problem with the electronic (i.e. computerized) steering system. This recall comes on the heels of a 4,500 car recall in Japan last week for the same steering problems. According to Toyota sources, the Lexus steering wheel can become “off-centered” after “a specific driving maneuver” but not during “usual driving.” The Lexus steering wheel, controlled by a computer will purportedly be a quick and free fix. Again, just as in the computerized braking system failure, Toyota is NOT revealing exactly what’s gone wrong and exactly how it’ll be fixed. Based upon Rajjpuut’s understanding of K-T management systems, he won’t be buying any Toyota’s in the near future.

The Kepner-Tregoe system provides an overview of the management process as “situation analysis.” Once the situation is analyzed as either a problem to be solved; a decision that needs to be made; or an ongoing program or direction that needs to be safe-guarded from failure (PA, DA, PPA in K-T lingo), the manager uses specific K-T processes to answer the demands created by the situation. What struck Rajjpuut about the Lexus situation is

A. Another system controlled by computers is now malfunctioning for Toyota

B. Toyota never has precisely defined the original problem with its braking system and never said precisely how that problem was being repaired.

C. Toyota repeatedly has claimed the brake system snafu is a “mechanical problem” but has repeatedly shown itself unable to precisely explain what that problem is

D. Congressional hearings with Toyota were most unhelpful, apparently the congressmen have no idea of how best to efficiently question a manufacturing firm about problems with manufacturing processes or results.

E. Toyota has obstinately refused to allow for the possibility that something related to the computer or spurious signals “could NOT” be causing the problems.

So Rajjpuut’s newest prediction: the current braking and steering problems will continue to haunt Toyota. Do NOT expect Toyota’s to re-emerge as a trusted and safe and desirable part of the new car picture until: they can name and can demonstrate before an impartial reviewer the precise problem with their electronic braking; and electronic steering . . . which means Toyota can create the problem on demand and demonstrate the cause; and they then produce a “fix” that refutes the problem situation which also can be demonstrated. Until such a time arrives, all Toyota advertising and promising has to be considered nothing more than wishful thinking. Stay safe!

Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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