Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...
April 29, 2009 • 11:48PM

In its own typically backhanded way, the London Economist has taken note of the discrepancy between President Barack Obama's personal popularity, and the much lower support for his policies among Americans.

In an article entitled "100 days later," the imperial Fabian Society mouthpiece reports that Obama's "overall approval rating is a healthy 65%, only three percentage point lower than when he first took office." An accompanying graph shows that John Kennedy's popularity after 100 days in office was 83%, Eisenhower's was 73%, and Reagan's was 68%. But a related Economist piece notes that when it comes to the direction of Obama's policies, "around 45% of Americans now think the country is on the right track, up from a miserable 15% before Mr. Obama was elected."

Lyndon LaRouche commented on what is really going on: "We have mediocrities out there dominating the scene. There's a lot of non-mediocrity out there also, which takes the form of rage. 'Only' 55% or something like that really want to destroy the Obama administration! But we can look forward to those numbers rising.

"People are still saying: 'What do you want to give us? Bush?!' The Bush-hating factor is a big one. They don't like Obama, but they hate Bush. That's exactly it. 'We got rid of that son-of-a-bitch. You mean we have to get rid of this other guy, too, now? Oh, my God!'"