You wouldn't know around these parts, but President Obama's popularity is on the rise.
That's right, Sooner fans, reports of the president's political demise are highly exaggerated.
As we have noted for some time now, the president's much-criticized stimulus program worked (even in Oklahoma) and the economy is slowly but surely getting stronger.
Then there was the lame duck congressional session, which—to the surprise of the naysayers—got some things done, including a new START treaty with the Russians.
Most of all, perhaps, the president looks better and better compared to his Tea Party and wingnut critics, who—when they have to really do something instead of whine—continue to flail and fail. The Jim DeMint and Rand Paul types have proven to be terrific blowhards, but little more.
A report on Obama's poll numbers is here.