He’s created, or bolstered a whole new class of ‘citizens’ that produce nothing, consume everything discretionary and exist soley to re-elect his ilk.
There is no value added by this class - they exist, and they cost - A LOT!
Consumer confidence polls [even if they're accurate] are meaningless. Consumers don't hire labor and consumers don't spend capital to expand. Entrepreneurs do that.
And the entrepreneurs are sitting on their capital now. Consumers can spend till the cows come home and it won't grow the economy by a single dollar. Now, if Obama loses, the entrepreneurs may well change their minds about expansion, but, still, it will not be the doing of consumers.