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Obama will still face angry voters in Nov

Business Times - 06 Apr 2010


Obama will still face angry voters in Nov

Despite favourable recent news, the rate of long-term unemployment is still climbing

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

PRESIDENT Barack Obama 'has kept all his promises' and was 'truly the greatest president ever', declared the Republican National Committee last Thursday, April 1. The statement issued by the governing body of the Republican Party went on to praise Mr Obama for solving global warming 'by replacing cars with low-emission unicorns' and achieving an unemployment rate of 'negative 39 per cent', among various 'accomplishments'.

And if you still didn't get it, the statement concluded by reminding the readers that it was, well, an April Fools' Day joke from your very funny Republican Party.

But President Obama himself was probably not laughing a lot this week. A new USA Today/Gallup survey issued the same day was not a joke. It suggested that the number of …