Princess Diana was beloved by almost all Americans. Queen Elizabeth is a respected figure viewed by Americans with dignity and a certain reverance. Grace Kelly married into Monaco's royal family and remained a cherished American icon until her own tragic car crash. So it's not like Americans hold a dim or negative view of royalty. No, it's the despots we can't stand, and the despotic Obama regime's polling numbers show it. Demonstrating Americans' ill-will towards despots who surround themselves in the trappings of power is the plummeting popularity of... Michelle Obama.
The number of Americans who have a positive opinion of First Lady Michelle Obama has fallen in the last 16 months, according to the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In April, 2009, 64 percent of those surveyed by the Journal/NBC said they had a positive impression of Mrs. Obama; today, the number is 50 percent. That 50 percent personal approval is just slightly above President Obama's personal approval figure, which stands at 46 percent in the new poll.
The specific survey question asked respondents to rate their feelings about Mrs. Obama "as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative." The first lady's rating, a combination of the very positive and somewhat positive answers, has fallen from 64 percent in April '09 to 55 percent in January 2010 to 50 percent today.
Seriously, has any First Family in recent history been so conspicuous in flaunting its prestige and opulence? While Democrats are looting the Treasury of the United States to buy the votes of its constituent groups, the Chicago Camelot Couple have taken vacation trips all over the place. Ol' Barry has taken lots of time to work on his putting skills at Andrews AFB (which has got to irk the officers club there, since they lose their tee times when he decides it's time for the links). They've held lavish parties, hosting pop and rock stars like Beyonce, Kanye West, Paul McCartney. You and I consider ourselves doing well to get a Black Angus Ribeye on sale for $7.00/lb. That ain't good enough for the Obamas. They dig the Kobe beef, which costs $700.00/lb.
Americans wouldn't even mind that, if the regime weren't dead set on increasing the power and scope of the federal government and permanently installing a ruling class that would govern this country like the tyrants we kicked off of American shores in 1783. Again, it's not the royalty thing we have a problem with. It's the despots, and this bunch is growing to be the most obnoxiously despotic regime in history. All the opulence and excess just makes the pot boil harder.