With a focus on money, money, money and mine, mine, mine, people met outside the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 6, 2009 in a “tea party” protest against the presidency of Barack Obama. When I asked protesters to explain their opposition to Barack Obama, they either refused or cited the stock market and jobs.
But the massive job losses are something that largely got underway during the Bush administration — there has been scarcely two months for Barack Obama to do anything about it, not enough time for any reasonable effect to be seen. And as of today, the stock market is right back to where it was when Barack Obama was inaugurated president.
So now that the stock market has returned to positive territory since Obama’s inauguration, are these folks now counted among the supporters of Barack Obama? I somehow doubt it, which suggests that something else is behind their protests. What do you think it is?