Polls Show Barack Obama Once Again on the Wrong Side of the American People with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Swap for GITMO 5

 

THE AMERICA BACKLASH AGAINST OBAMA AND HIS DEAL TO GIVE UP 5 HIGH RANKING TALIBAN DETAINEES FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DESERTER …

The polls are in and they are not good for Barack Obama and Democrats. The American people are outraged over Obama’s unilateral deal, bypassing the law and not notifying Congress in advance, ans swapping five Taliban, GITMO detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A recent CBS poll shows that 45% of Americans disapprove of the deal, while just 37% approve. Also, most Americans, 56 percent, say the U.S. paid too high a price to secure Bergdahl’s release. The backlash against the so-called Commander in Chief is even worse with veterans as the number rises to 65%. The poll finds a clear majority, 72 percent, think President Obama should have notified Congress in advance, and that includes 55%  of people identifying themselves as Democrats.

Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of Americans disapprove of the deal that saw him released in exchange for five Taliban militants, while 37 percent approve of it. About one in five do not have an opinion.

Views differ by political party: most Republicans disapprove of the deal, while just over half of Democrats approve. Among those who have served in the military, 55 percent disapprove of the prisoner swap.

Most Americans — 56 percent — say the U.S. paid too high a price to secure Bergdahl’s release. Among veterans, that figure rises to 65 percent.

A Pew Research Poll also shows that the public has doubts about the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange.

Overall, 43% say it was the wrong thing for the Obama administration to exchange five Taliban prisoners for captive soldier Bergdahl, while fewer (34%) say it was the right thing to do; 23% do not offer an opinion.

Overall, 56% say the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to return an American captive soldier, no matter what the circumstances; 29% say that because Bergdahl left his post, the U.S. was not obligated to do all it could to secure his release.

Reactions to the Bergdahl case  are deeply divided along partisan lines. Fully 71% of Republicans think the prisoner exchange was the wrong thing to do, while just 16% say it was the right thing to do. Democrats, by more than two-to-one (55% to 24%), have a positive opinion of the agreement.

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    6 Responses to “Polls Show Barack Obama Once Again on the Wrong Side of the American People with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Swap for GITMO 5”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 10th, 2014 10:56 am

      THE AMERICA BACKLASH AGAINST OBAMA AND HIS DEAL TO GIVE UP 5 HIGH RANKING TALIBAN DETAINEES FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DESERTER …

      Posted June 10, 2014 by Scared Monkeys

      +++++++

      Damage Control?

      Bergdahl release raises questions over security, congressional authority
      Sunday, June 1, 2014

      CHUCK HAGEL: “We found an opportunity. We took that opportunity. I’ll stand by that decision. I signed off on the decision. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE ULTIMATE DECISIONS. We did spend time looking at this.”

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/1/bergdahl-release-raises-questions-over-security-co/?page=all

      Obama Administration: Bergdahl Was Chuck Hagel’s Call
      June 9, 2014

      According to Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee, the Obama administration’s briefers told the gathered House members that THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECISION TO MAKE THE DEAL WAS NOT PRESIDENT OBAMA BUT CHUCK HAGEL, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-putting-unpopular-bergdahl-trade-hagel_794543.html#.U5ZkaxAVdnk.twitter

    2. Tamikosmom on June 10th, 2014 12:06 pm

      THE AMERICA BACKLASH AGAINST OBAMA AND HIS DEAL TO GIVE UP 5 HIGH RANKING TALIBAN DETAINEES FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DESERTER …

      Posted June 10, 2014 by Scared Monkeys

      +++++++

      Damage Control?

      Bergdahl’s Platoon Leader: WH Attacking Our Character, Not Our Story, Because Our Story is True
      June 10, 2014

      Bergdahl’s Platoon Leader: WH Attacking Our Character, Not Our Story, Because Our Story is True

      Hannity:

      EVAN BUETOW: We were there on the ground when it happened. We know the truth, I don’t see them attacking our story as much as attacking our characters, so I’m assuming that they understand what we are saying is true or I think they would be attacking out story.

      VIDEO:
      http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/06/09/bergdahls-platoon-leader-wh-attacking-our-character-not-our-story-because-our-story-true

    3. SUPER DAVE on June 11th, 2014 6:11 am

      the military should quit on Obama and let him know that this is America, not Africa where there is no loyalty to anyone, including family. only chaos and killing, kidnapping young girls simply because they are christians.

    4. kashekamon on June 12th, 2014 11:34 am

      Get the madman muslim out of the White House. He’s damning and dangerous. He’s been nothing but trouble, trouble and more trouble. His latest shifty, sneaking maneuver is beyond believable. Outwardly deceived us. He took an oath of office which obviously meant nothing to him. Between his shoulders sits a ball of evil. A terrorist bomb.

    5. Barack Obama Goes Golfing & Fund Raising as Iraq Implodes & All the Sacrifices of Americans Soldiers are Lost to ISIS Terrorists Thanks to Obama | Scared Monkeys on June 14th, 2014 4:16 pm

      [...] 5 Taliban insurgents from GITMO for one military deserter, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Something that the American people are against, and the number will only continue to grow, the more and more the truth comes out. Obama has all but [...]

    6. Two Time Deserter Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun who Disappeared in Iraq in 2004 Return to the U.S. to Face Charges | Scared Monkeys on June 30th, 2014 4:53 am

      [...] 2004 is finally turning himself in to face charges.  What are the odds that Cpl. Hassoun saw the favorable treatment provided to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by the Obama administration and figured that this was his best [...]

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