On May 9, the Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po wrote that the Obama administration originally wished to use the death of Osama bin Laden to boost Obama’s sagging approval rating. After the short excitement following the announcement, however, his numbers quickly dropped again, demonstrating that voters are already fed up with Obama’s long-term strategy of deception. After the death of bin Laden, the American people quickly returned their energy to the state of the depressed economy.
An article excerpt follows.
The Obama administration originally wished to use the death of Osama bin Laden to boost Obama’s sagging approval rating. After the short excitement following the announcement, however, his numbers quickly dropped again, demonstrating that voters are already fed up with Obama’s long-term strategy of deception. After the death of bin Laden, the American people quickly returned their energy to the state of the depressed economy. In addition, the incoherence of the White House’s capricious description of the death of Osama bin Laden caused voters to feel that they had once again been misled by Obama.
It can be said that the Obama administration has a significant “criminal record.” Soon after Obama took office, he told the media that he had no interest in serving another term in office. However, by April 4 of this year, Obama was the first to announce his 2012 election campaign, demonstrating that his “disinterest in serving another term as president” was a way of deceiving voters. According to media reports, Obama’s lack of interest in re-election was disingenuous, and he was actually attempting to make concessions in order to gain an advantage. [This is clear] because after only a short time in office, he had already spent a great deal of his energy on re-election preparations and had in fact already done quite meticulous work and planning for the  elections. As Obama faced the economic crisis, he made a few promises that he didn’t keep, including creating five million jobs, causing strong dissatisfaction among voters.
During this century’s economic crisis, the United States lost about 850 million jobs. After Obama’s election in 2008, he boasted that his government’s measures to stimulate the economy would result in the creation of 250 million jobs within two years. Afterwards, a senior economic advisor in Washington gave this warning about the American economy: In view of the current economic condition, the unemployment rate will not fall but instead is likely to continue to rise. [By this time] most economists had come to believe that economic recovery was the toughest challenge the U.S. had faced in 60 years and that if strong measures weren’t taken the [jobless rate] might surpass 400 million.
Eighty Percent of Americans are Pessimistic About the Future
In light of the warnings from [economic] professionals, in an attempt to reassure the public, Obama raised the number of jobs he would create to 330 million. At the start of 2009, in order to decrease the U.S. economy’s dependence on foreign oil, a team of energy experts in Washington discussed the future of energy and hoped to use sustainable [energy] to help solve climate change, global warming and energy security. Obama again boasted, saying that America will become leaders in green energy even in the face of fierce competition. With perseverance the search for new clean energy and its potential benefits will bring prosperity to the United States, helping to create 500 million new jobs.
In Obama’s opinion, his often-inaccurate data is the best way to deceive voters. However, voters have begun to fret over the continually high unemployment rate, showing extreme dissatisfaction with current economic performance. The White House’s deceptions have already caused Obama’s approval ratings to plummet to just above 40 percent, his administration’s lowest numbers. At present, 80 percent of Americans are pessimistic about the economic outlook and the future of the nation, and the number of people who believe that the U.S. economy will continue to deteriorate has substantially increased. Americans have already begun to realize that Obama’s promise to increasing the employment numbers will not be kept.
Obama’s Focus Has Already Turned Toward Elections
At the beginning of Obama’s administration, his approval ratings were around 70 percent, but today the numbers have dropped substantially. Americans are most dissatisfied with Obama’s failure to keep his promise of a quick withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama’s so-called withdrawal of troops has turned out to be simply changing the designation of America’s troops from fighters to training units and pulling combat forces out of the cities to the American military base. Due to the loss of control in the Afghanistan war, Obama even increased the number of troops on the ground there. [And so it happened that] the supposed [imminent] withdrawal of troops became an increase in troops requiring more people to serve as cannon fodder. Though Obama’s [call for] “change” was able to deceive the American people for a long time, today it inspires strong dissatisfaction.
Obama has said that the housing market is the biggest drag on the U.S. economy and that the housing market is essential to pull the U.S. out of the current recession. [He says that] only with a housing market recovery will consumer confidence return and only with the help of the markets will jobs increase. Obama’s speech on the housing market seems to be one of his typical speeches, but it won’t work this time because American voters already see it as a joke. Obama’s focus has already turned towards finding a team of advisors to help him with preparations for the 2012 elections. The media forecasts that [this time around] Obama will still have campaign slogans similar to his “change” slogan but that their effect [on the people] will not be comparable to the 2008 election.
China News, China
By Huang Haizhen
Translated By Rickisha Berrien
9 May 2011
Edited by Alex Brewer
China – China News – Original Article (Chinese)