I’ve given it a lot of thought.  But, the more I think about it, the more trouble I have understanding.  How is it possible that 47% of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing?  That’s what the latest Rasmussen Poll indicates.  And, even more puzzling, Rasmussen polls show that 65% think the country is on the wrong track.

I do understand that most people fear change to some extent.  For that reason alone, many people voted for Mr. Obama at the last election.

I also understand that many people vote for the status quo because they have a vested interest.  In the last election, certainly many voted for Mr. Obama and the Democrats for that reason alone.  They were afraid that Republicans would cut their government “Benefits,” etc.  They didn’t want to lose power or influence that they held with incumbent officials.

I’m sure the number who voted for Mr. Obama and his team for those reasons was large, but not near enough to win the election.  So why did so many vote for Mr. Obama and the Democrats?  Or, why did they vote overwhelmingly for incumbents when most believed we are moving in the wrong direction?

I have friends who are otherwise quite smart and are otherwise quite functional, capable people, yet, they continue to defend Mr. Obama, regardless his latest faux pas or strategic error.  In fact, many defend him beyond any reasonable justification.  I want to ask each of these “Obama Failure Deniers” the following:

Do you truly believe that Lois Lerner’s emails disappeared and could not be found because of a computer glitch?

Do you truly believe that Mr. Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the U.S. Military did all they could do to prevent the loss of life in Benghazi?

Do you truly believe that Mr. Obama believed that those who did not want to change health plans or doctors would be able to keep what they had after the start of the Affordable Care Act?

Did you really believe it when Mr. Obama’s spokespeople all said the Benghazi raid was caused by an internet video?  Did you still believe Mr. Obama when three days later, he said “I said Benghazi was a terrorist attack from the beginning”?  How do you justify those two beliefs?

Can anyone out there tell my why they still believe Mr. Obama is doing a good job?