Don’t look now but
Nixon’s Obama’s approval ratings are tanking amid scandals.
According to a recent CNN poll. President Barack Obama’s approval rating has sunk to 45% while 54% disapprove of his handling of his job. It is his lowest rating in a year and a half. So why the free-fall? Can you say scandals and the fact that the American people are being to not only lose trust in government, but specifically lose trust in Obama. The scandals are starting to catch up with Obama and how could they not? With Benghazi, the IRS, AP, James Rosen, NSA, the State Department and lest we forget Fast and Furious, it is simply amazing his approval rating is at 45%. Obama also go low marks on handling the economy and the federal budget. Also, as reported at the Politico, for the first time in his presidency, the poll also found less than half of respondents believed Obama was honest. In all, the poll showed Obama to be a complete failure.
Full poll can be read HERE (pdf).
The president’s approval rating stands at 45%, down from 53% in mid-May. And 54% say they disapprove of how Obama’s handling his job, up nine points from last month. It’s the first time in CNN polling since November 2011 that a majority of Americans have had a negative view of the president.
“The drop in Obama’s support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47% last month to 37% now, with Obama’s disapproval among independents jumping 12 points to 61%.
Snapshot of poll from Business Insiders:
•General job approval is down from 53% in May to 45% now.
•Approval on the economy is down 2 points, to 42%.
•On foreign affairs, Obama has fallen 5 points to 44%.
•On illegal immigration, Obama’s disapproval is up to 56%.
•49% of respondents say Obama is honest/trustworthy, a big drop from 58% in the last reading.
•Among those aged under 30, Obama has seen a 17% (!) drop in approval.
More from The Politico, Obama losing support from Independents and the youth vote.
The drop in support for Obama was especially steep among young voters and independents. With voters ages 18 to 29, Obama’s approval numbers dropped 17 points, according to CNN’s polling director. Among voters ages 18-34, 48 percent approved of the job Obama is doing and 50 percent disapproved.
Independents’ approval of the president dropped 10 points, to 37 percent, and disapproval was up 12 points, to 61 percent.
IRS-GATE … Drip, drip, drip.
Holly Paz, an IRS senior supervisor in Washington, DC admitted to targeting Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. She stated she was personally involved in scrutinizing up to 30 Tea Party applications. Now according to reports, she is gone, but gone where? Fired, transferred, on administrative leave with pay? One thing is for certain, it’s no longer about rogue agents in the Cincinnati office, the IRS scandal that targeted conservative groups and Tea Party organizations now leads to Washington, DC.
From FOX News:
A Washington-based IRS supervisor acknowledged she was personally involved in reviewing Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status as far back as 2010, Fox News confirms — a detail that further challenges the agency’s initial claim that the practice of singling out those groups was limited to a handful of employees in Ohio.
Congressional sources confirmed to Fox News that Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Some requests languished for more than a year without action.
The account undercuts the narrative that senior officials only learned of the practice after it had already started in the Cincinnati office.
Details of Paz’s role were first reported by The Associated Press. Still, Paz provided no evidence that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target conservative groups or that anyone in the Obama administration outside the IRS was involved.
Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling “tea party” cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.
The Gateway Pundit provides an important little tidbit of information, Holly Paz was a Barack Obama donor.
Daily Commentary – Monday, June 17, 2013 – Five People Shot in the Bronx and Staten Island Saturday Night
- Five people shot in the Bronx and Staten Island in a span of 21 minutes, including a 14yr old boy
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Good grief, we can’t seem ta arrest any one at the IRS for illegally targeting conservative organizations or any one at the Justice department for AP or James Rosen-gate, but the some how we are able to jail a 14 year old for freedom of speech.
We had previously reported that 8th grader Jared Marcum, who attended the Logan Middle School in West Virginia had been arrested, suspended and faced charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt with the image of a firearm and the words “Protect Your Right” printed on it to school. School officials actually called the police on this kid for wearing a shirt to school and expressing his “freedom of speech”. This is still America, right? But now we learn that the case has not been dropped and that Jared Marcum could face a year in jail. HUH? As stated at Guns Saves Lives, how on Earth have these charges not yet been dropped? This entire incident was caused by an over-reaction by school officials and now it has gotten so far out of control that it could lead to an American citizen expressing their Constitutional rights.
According to a report by WTRF the prosecuting attorney is moving forward with that charge and a judge is allowing the case to move forward. Fourteen year old Jared Marcum could face up to a $500 fine and up to a year in jail (we’ll seriously hope that isn’t a real possibility) if found guilty.
According to the report, the arresting officer alleges that when Jared refused to stop talking he hindered the officers ability to do his job and that is where the obstruction arrest came from. I’m guessing a 14 year old kid who felt intimidated was trying to explain himself, but let’s throw him in jail for good measure.
According to the report, both the prosecuting attorney and police refused to comment or answer any questions from reporters regarding the case.
When did this country get so screwed up? Does anyone think he would be facing the same predicament if his shirt was “anti-gun” or maybe if it was pro-Muslim” or pro “illegal immigration”. Weasel Zippers says, STOP THE INSANITY!!! When will some one in authority use an ounce of common sense and just drop the charges?
This should be all Republicans need to know to never, and I mean NEVER nominate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as GOP presidential candidate.
WHAT A SHOCK. As reported by CNS News, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the most-favored Republican recent newsmaker among Democratic respondents. Who could have seen that one coming? You mean RINO Chris Christie, Barack Obama’s best friend and the individual who helped Obama win reelection with his over the top embrace of Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? Why wouldn’t Democrats see Christie as the most favorable Republican seeing that he allowed himself to be the useful pawn and photo-op for Obama? As stated at Michelle Malkin, Hillary Clinton’s greatest threat for the Democrat nomination for president might just be Chris Christie.
Obama – Christie Bromance … They are not a political odd couple, they are the same person … Obama and Christie are all about Obama and Christie
According to a newly released Gallup poll, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the most-favored Republican recent newsmaker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the least-favored–among Democratic respondents. The poll sought to measure the favorable/unfavorable sentiments toward five Republicans Gallup believes may run for president in 2016. Conducted June 1-4. the survey asked: [P]lease say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people–or if you have never heard of them.” It then listed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
Chris Christie most beloved Republican by Democrats, what is John McCain going to say?
13 year old Jonathan Marshall King has been missing since Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Gresham, Oregon. According to reports, Marshall disappeared on his way to school on Tuesday morning. Marshall attends the Gordon Russell Middle School. Although the missing teen does not have a history of running away, the police believe he did so as Marshall had to his sister he had planned to. Also, Marshall had taken some items that led them to believe he ran away. The missing teens parents have distributed flyers, spoken to friends and posted on social media, but so far have had no luck in finding their son.
Jonathan Marshall King, who goes by Marshall, lives east of Gresham. He disappeared on his way to school Tuesday morning, family members said.
Police believe he ran away because he told his sister he planned to do that. However, police said he does not have a history of that behavior so they are concerned about his safety and asking for the public’s help. Police said there is no indication something suspicious happened to King, but they say that doesn’t mean he isn’t in danger.
His family posted hundreds of fliers on Saturday in Portland and in Gresham along Powell Valley Road. King was supposed to walk about a mile on Powell Valley Road on his way to Gordon Russell Middle School.
- 5’8” tall with blond hair and blue eyes
- He was last seen wearing a button-down light-colored plaid shirt, a black jacket, blue jeans and a tan and plaid backpack
If anyone has seen or has any information as to the whereabouts of Jonathan Marshall King, please call Gresham police at 503-618-2719.
The search continues for 19 year old Sean Sidi, who has been missing since May 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The missing teenager has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury. Sidi is considered at risk due to his medical condition. On the day of Dean’s disappearance Sean Sidi went to visit a former high school teacher at 150 Oak St. in San Francisco around 11:40 a.m. Also, his last cellphone call was made to his father, Claude Sidi, around 1:30 p.m. and has been traced back to Golden Gate Park, Ching said. Search efforts have been focused at the park.
The family of a missing teenager who recently suffered a traumatic brain injury continued their search for him today in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the teen’s mother said. About 50 volunteers fanned out around the park’s Polo Fields searching for clues about the whereabouts of 19-year-old Sean Sidi, who was last seen in San Francisco on May 21, according to his mother Lynn Ching. On the day of his disappearance Sidi went to visit a former high school teacher at 150 Oak St. in San Francisco around 11:40 a.m. His last cellphone call to his father, Claude Sidi, was made around 1:30 p.m. and has been traced back to Golden Gate Park, Ching said. Search efforts have been focused at the park.
- slim male of mixed Caucasian and Asian descent
- dark brown hair and eyes and braces on his teeth
- 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds
- was last seen wearing a black and gray North Face hooded rain jacket, jeans and black canvas shoes
- He recently came out of an arm cast and was wearing a black splint on his left wrist and arm.
If anyone has any information regarding Sean’s whereabouts, please call San Francisco police Sgt. Ann MacKenzie at (415) 734-3268 or go to www.seansidi.com.
Dick Cheney Calls Edward Snowden a Traitor … Deeply Suspicious’ Snowden May Be a Chinese Spy … Defends NSA Surveillance Program
Politics makes strange bed fellows, doesn’t it? In a rather remarkable Sunday talk show appearance, Dick Cheney appears on FNS to strongly defend the NSA data surveillance program in a way in which the Obama administration has failed to. After all the bad-mouthing that Obama has done over the years of GWB, Cheney and the Patriot Act surveillance programs, it is Cheney that comes to Obama’s defense.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and discussed the recent revelations by “whistle-blower” Edward Snowden coming forward to state that the NSA data surveillance programs are Unconstitutionally collecting data on all Americans. Cheney called Snowden a “traitor” and questioned whether Snowden had have been a spy all along for the Chinese. As reported at the Politico, Cheney stated, “I’m suspicious because he went to China. That’s not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth. It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this.” Cheney further went on to defended the NSA programs that were created when he was VP; however, he criticized Barack Obama for suggesting that the war on terror is winding down. Cheney said, “First of all he’s wrong, it’s not winding down … the threat is bigger than ever.”
“I think he’s a traitor … I think he has committed crimes,” Cheney said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”
The former number two to President George W. Bush said he suspects Snowden was a Chinese spy all along, questioning his decision to flee to Hong Kong ahead of releasing classified information on the NSA’s phone and Internet monitoring programs.
Cheney defended those data surveillance methods as essential to national security, arguing that the threat from terrorism is worse than ever.
“I think he’s a traitor… I’m deeply suspicious (Snowden is a spy) because he went to China. That’s not a place where you ordinarily want to go if you’re interested in freedom and liberty and so forth. So, it raises questions whether or not he had that kind of a connection he had before he did this. The other concern I had was whether or not he had help from inside the agency… That is to say, was there someone else in NSA who had access to some of this stuff and passed it to him. That’s presumably one of the things they’ll look at.”
Video Hat Tip - The Gateway Pundit
Hmm, think Cheney will get a thank you from Obama?
Let’s take a good look at what Obama has said in the past about the false choice between liberty and security in the past when he was not president.
Sarah Palin Tells it Like it Is at Faith and Freedom Coalition Convention in DC … “Until We have a Commander in Chief Who Knows What He is Doing … Let Allah Sort it Out!”
No body, but nobody slams Barack Obama and Democrats like Sarah Palin.
She’s back … Former Alaska Governor and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin appeared Saturday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Convention in Washington, DC and called it like it is. With her patented how’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for you America, Palin just slammed and ridiculed the Obama administration from his lack of leadership in Syria to the too many to count scandals like Benghazi, AP, Fox News, NSA and IRS. Suddenly with scandals abound, Obama has taken this opportunity to change his position on Syria at this time and moment. As reported at The Hill, Palin questioned Obama’s late to the game involvement in Syria stating, “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing, let Allah sort it out!”
Palin argued that the U.S. should not intervene in any Middle East conflict as long as President Obama remains in office.
“Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing….let Allah sort it out!” she told the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
The statement shows how far Palin has drifted from former running mate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is the chief Senate proponent of U.S. military action to help the Syrian rebels.
WATCH THE FULL SPEACH FROM SARAH PALIN
I can’t wait to see the LEFT lose their collective minds over this.
White House Defends Barack Obama’s African Boondoggle … Obama’s $100M Africa trip ‘great bang for our buck’
White House defends Obama’s $100 million trip to Africa as a ‘great bang for our buck’. Obama was also supposed to be the smartest president ever and care about the middle class as well. As stated at Michelle Malkin, wasn’t these the same people who said that investments into Solyndra (VIDEO) and other green energy companies were the same? How did that “bang for our buck” work out for America? Oh, that’s right, they are bankrupt. Maybe the comment that should be emphasized is when Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said, ”the White House doesn’t determine the cost of security.” Actually, Obama nor Michelle Obama care what it cost the tax payers is more accurate. Just curious, what part about the African safari was a “bang for our buck”? Even though it has since been canceled because the WAPO actually questioned and criticized the event, the fact of the matter is it was initially planned. The occupants of the White House not only don’t care about the cost of the security, they care little about any tab they make the struggling tax payers pay. America, its not just the IRS who has been pissing our money away, you can start by auditing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to see where our money has gone.
President Obama’s $100 million trip to African offers “great bang for our buck,” the White House said Friday.
Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes defended the cost of Obama’s upcoming trip to South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania, which could cost taxpayers as much as $100 million.
He said the White House doesn’t determine the cost of security and argued traveling to the often overlooked region would help the U.S.
“Frankly, there will be a great bang for our buck for being in Africa, because when you travel to regions like Africa that don’t get a lot of presidential attention, you can have very long-standing and long-running impact from the visit,” Rhodes said.
WHAT A JOKE, Americans are suffering and Barack, Michelle and the kids in tow are off the Africa at a $100 million price tag to “We the People” and we get the BS in return that the trip is a great bang for our buck. Who, but a community agitator spends $100 million at a time when so many Americans are struggling? Obama wants people to be divisive and say things about him to be able to say, see the Right is unhinged. When the reality is, this slacker, scandal plagued president will do anything to take the people’s eye off the multitude of scandals going in in his administration. This president has claimed that he was for the middle class and the poor and demonized the rich 1 prevent. WAKE UP AMERICA … THE OBAMA’S ARE THE 1%!!!