"Quit kissing asses and show them some backbone!" - That was one response to a new Gallup Poll concerning the popularity of US President, Barack Obama.
President Obama's job approval seems to be on the course with the previous president, George Bush, who showed a high rating after 911 and then slipped steadily, even though he was re-elected in 2004.
One of the things the Gallup Poll found a lot of, during the questioning of those now sore at the President, are the ways he kowtowed before the Japanese and the Chinese leaders, to whom the United States owe a lot of money.
"You would have thought they were the world masters or something", stated one interviewee. "Listen, THEY depend on us as buyers of their lead-loaded junk. Stand up and be The President of the greatest nation on this earth!"
Many also told the poll takers that they are simply sick and tired of hearing about the health care bill.
"I don't see why we have to spend a trillion dollars on something when we could merely help those without insurance help pay for a genuine disease or injury? Let the doctors tell us that. Demand that the drug companies lower costs by 10-20% or they'll have to allow generic copies. Why all the politics? Must be a lot of stuff in there that they don't want us to know, especially we older folks."
Of course, the media is busy spinning the fall below 50% and blaming it on the Bush White House. They are used to doing that, even though Obama's plans have done nothing but raise the unemployment figure to over 10%.
"Pay them a dollar a day and put lead in it!", suggested one person called. "That's what some of those Latin American countries did. We ain't paying nothing and if you don't wipe the debt off, we don't buy any more of your products!"
"But Please! Quit wiping their asses!"