There is irony in the announcement that one of the first elementary schools named for the President---Barack H Obama Elementary in Asbury Park, N.J., will go out of business in a couple of months.
The reason? Not enough kids. Not enough money.
The people are gone. The money is gone.
There is also some symbolism in this closing.
A new Rasmussen Survey finds that 48% believe America's best days are behind us. The number of Americans who believe our country's best days lie ahead is now at a 17-month low---34%.
No Hope. Wrong kind of Change.
This comes after a little more than 24-months of Barack H. Obama's Presidency.
Not enough believers. Not enough money. Only 22% of voters believe the country is heading in the right direction.
And get this: While 64% continue to believe that American society is generally fair and decent, 41% say Obama thinks our society is unfair and discriminatory.
So 4 in 10 believe the President sees a different America than they see.
Out of touch.
On April 12, 2008 CBS quoted Hillary Clinton: "I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small town America. Senator Obama's remarks are elitist and out of touch."
November 3 , 2010 following the worst mid term drubbing in 72 years, President Obama conceded that he's lost touch with the American people.
He said, "There is an inherent danger in being in the White House and being in the bubble." Understood. But he also says in the same story that he is the same person the public elected---hasn't changed.
He said of being isolated, "There are more things we can do to make sure that I'm getting out of here."
More irony and symbolism. And he may be doing things to make sure he "gets out of here."
Even socialist Billy Wharton summed up the President's State of the Union speech in January with this: "What a distance from the White House to the unemployment line. From the Rose Garden to the food pantry."
Last weekend Rudy Giuliani told the people in New Hampshire, "Even Hillary Clinton would have been better."
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