The Chamber of Commerce is publicly thanking Democrats who took political risks for supporting the economic stimulus package, striking yet another blow to the traditional alliance of Republicans and big business.
The Chamber broke with the GOP to support the $787 billion stimulus package, angering some Republicans who have long thought of Big Business as an ally.
And, from that liberal rag, the Wall Street Journal:
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama enjoys widespread backing from a frightened American public for his ambitious, front-loaded agenda, a new poll indicates.
He is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests...
Part of the explanation for the numbers is that few blame Mr. Obama for the bad economy, with the vast majority of Americans saying he inherited the situation. About half the people will give Mr. Obama at least two years before assigning him responsibility.
(Full stories at the links)
So much for "the Obama recession" and "people don't trust Obama." I swear, these wingnuts must be living in some weird fantasy land. Or, since they seem to judge the President's popularity by the day to day actions and complaints of traders on Wall Street, maybe they're just elitist and out of touch with the real America.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Look Who's a Socialist Now
U.S. Chamber heaps praise on Dems