Dr. J., as you know, is not a fan of the Obama administration, but in addition to good willed disagreements with the President on policy, his perception of the President and the First Lady, is that they do not strike him as likable folk.
Chalk it up to a legion of lies and in addition, mean-spirited comments on the President’s part over the last six years, even towards regular folk. Similarly, the First Lady has often given the appearance of having a chip on her shoulder. Couple that with tone-deaf flaunting of the wealth they’ve accumulated during their time in office and you have a duo that one could imagine not being fond of.
So, for years it has baffled Dr. J. as to why he and even Mrs. Obama had such high personal approval ratings.
But a couple of events this week helped him figure it out.
Remember the patriotic opening to the Super Bowl featuring the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, a bunch of retired football players, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden™?
Dr. J. watched it and snarfed] his milk when they came on, but when you watch them, on this, a forum watched by every single American beyond the Downton Abbey diehards, they come across as very likable.
Similarly, listen to the words of the President at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast from NRO:
Highlighting the importance of religion and the liberty to freely practice it as central to the United States’ prosperity, President Obama touched on both domestic and international policy areas during his annual National Prayer Breakfast speech. “Around the world, freedom of religion is under threat,” the president Thursday in his annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.
His remarks come amid a series of legal cases surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate and legal cases claiming that it impinges the freedom of religion. Earlier this week, the Department of Justice filed a legal brief opposing a religious exemption to the mandate for the University of Notre Dame.
The Supreme Court has extended a temporary injunction exempting a number of religious groups from the mandate, including the Little Sisters of the Poor. Later this year, the court will hear a case regarding Hobby Lobby’s challenge that the mandate violates the company owners’ religious beliefs.
In his remarks, the president called on Iran and North Korea to free persecuted pastor Saeed Abedini and missionary Kenneth Bae, respectively. Both Abedini and Bae have been imprisoned for over a year for reasons tied to their Christian faith. President Obama also condemned the “killing of the innocent,” calling it the “ultimate betrayal of God’s will.”
Folks, this is what the low-information voter sees, and consequently, how could they not like the guy?