President Barack Obama Averaged 49.1% Job Approval During First Term in Office, Among the Lowest of Post World War II Presidents
Second Term Mandate … Hardly.
According to Gallup, President Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval during his first term in office was among the lowest of ant of the post-World War II presidents. His average of 49.1% during his first term and 48.1% during his final year of his first term is only above Jimmy Carter and George H.G. Bush. However, these two individuals lost reelection. With a consistent high unemployment rate, record number of individuals on food stamps, near record low job participation and record debt, it makes one scratch their heads how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not defeat Obama.
One really has to wonder just how low Barack Obama’s job approval ratings would be if he did not have the liberal MSM carrying his water and opening supporting and campaigning for him. How would the American people feel about Barack Obama if they did not have a lying and complicit propagandist media running cover for him? It explains how such an epic failure of a president was reelected. Which begs the questions, had it not been for the corrupt liberal media complex, would a lazy and apathetic America still voted him in for a second term or would they still have bought into Obama’s divisiveness and class warfare?
President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.
Obama’s first-term approval average, like those of most presidents with lower first-term averages, was likely dragged down by a sluggish economy. Clinton and Reagan saw higher second-term approval as the economy improved. Obama’s approval rating has also shown improvement, with a 48.1% average in his fourth year in office after a 44.4% average in his third year.
Democrat Pat Caddell: “There Is a Purposeful Conscious Effort to Suppress News That Might Hurt Obama” (Video)
From liberal media bias … to the Press now actively engaged in determining an election … “Purposeful Conscious Effort to Suppress News That Might Hurt Obama”
During an interview on The O’Reilly Factor, Democratic pollster Pat Caddell told Bill O’Reilly tonight that there is a purposeful conscious effort to suppress news that might hurt Obama. In a speech seen n the below VIDEO, Caddell stated that if any other President of either party, whether it was Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Regan, or George H.W. Bush had a terrorist incident and got on a plane and flew off to a fund raiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified by the press. However, not for Barack Obama, nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said.
“Purposeful Conscious Effort to Suppress News That Might Hurt Obama”
VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
“Whether its organized or a straight conspiracy and we have gone down a slippery slope here. Look Bill, we’ve had liberal bias or bias in the press for a long time. And it’s gotten worse starting in 2008. But now we’ve got a press that is actively engaged in a reelection – putting out a narrative that Romney is a loser, they’re running polls… But Romney’s not my issue here. More importantly they not only decided to support Obama. On this issue the last two weeks what we see is a press that has decided that it will not tell the American people the truth.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the RNC, Tells Barack Obama Its Time to Stop Blaming GWB for You Failed Economic Policies
Jeb Bush tells Obama to own up to his failed policies and take responsibility for his actions.
During Jeb Bush’s speech tonight at the Republican National Convention, Jeb paused a moment to make a personal comment … Jeb Bush scolded Barack Obama and told him to get over it and take some responsibility for his failed economic policies. He said, “… and my brother [GWB], well I love my bother. He is a man of integiry, courage and honor. And during incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe. So Mr. President it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies. You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked. In the 4th year of your presidency, a real leader would accept responsibility for his actions and you have not done that.”
Jeb Bush then went on to talk about education in America and the quality of opportunity does not exist for all children.
Former Democrat Sec of State Madeline Albright Says She Intends To Blame Bush Forever for the Economy
Madeline Albright, yet another unhinged Leftist, Democrat that intends to blame George W. Bush forever for the economy. Forever? Really Madame Secretary?
Many would have expected more from the former Democrat Secretary of State under Bill Clinton. I guess not. It would seem that Albright is nothing more than a dishonest liberal who blames GWB for all the evils of the economy. Of course Barack Obama’s policies, agenda and out of control spending that has driven the national debt to nearly 16,000,000,000,000.
In an appearance before a Democratic audience captured by Revealing Politics, President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, recalled the story of her recent encounter with a protester while campaigning for President Barack Obama. She was asked by an agitated audience member how long she intended to blame President George W. Bush’s policies for the recession and the sluggish economic recovery. Albright says that she proudly replied, “forever.”
EXIT QUESTION: If God forbid Obama win in 2012, will be blame the inherited bad 2012 economy on himself?
President Barack Obama in serious reelection trouble as Americans now blame him and not GWB for the bad economy. The economy belongs to Obama.
According to a recent Hill poll, a majority of Americans overwhelming blame Washington, DC for the bad economy as opposed to private financial institutions and they blame President Barack Obama the most. Wow, what is Obama to do, you mean he is actually going to have to own the economy? It appears that the 2012 Presidential election will be a referendum on Obama’s handling of the economy.
But its Bush’s fault
Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.
It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush.
The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy.
Don’t look now, but the blame Bush mantra is no longer working. After 3+ years in office, the America people now blame President Obama more than they do former President George W. Bush for the bad economy.
Who is most to blame for America’s economic woes during the past few years:
President Obama 34%
President Bush 18%
Financial institutions & corporations 20%
Full poll results can be seen HERE.
Former President George W. Bush has finally weighed in on the 2012 Presidential election and cast his support and endorsement for Mitt Romney. GWB said, “I’m for Romney.”
Mitt Romney has the support of George W. Bush.
“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home — the White House.
Bush’s endorsement isn’t a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party’s nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and hasn’t made any public comments showing his support for Romney.
Romney did get the formal backing of Bush’s parents, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in March.
1. the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group: He managed to maintain his leadership of the party despite heavy opposition.
Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience (Jago, 1982).
antonym: President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama has proved to be one of the worst leaders that America has had the sad experience to witness in quite some time. Every time there is a negative issue that he faces, his answer is not to provide solutions, his answer is to blame George W. Bush. How often have we heard that the economy is all Bush’s fault? Granted, in some cases Obama is correct; however, what purpose does that serve? Three plus years in Obama’s first term and he and his minions are still blaming Bush for anything that is perceived to be a negative.
Add the GSA excessive spending scandal top the latest debacle that is Bush’s fault. HUH? That is correct, the recent GSA $823,000 tax payer waste of money during the Obama Administration is blaming George W. Bush with their constant convoluted circular logic of the Obama White House. I guess the making of the VIDEO by a GSA employee was Bush’s fault as well?
The Obama administration is responding to the recent report that shows a federal agency spent more that $800,000 on a lavish conference near Las Vegas by putting some of the blame on the Bush administration.
“At least we have taken, bold, swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable and put in place protections to make sure this never happened again,” a White House official told Fox News.
THE MSM – OBAMA DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES, THEY ARE ALL IN ON OBAMA PROPAGANDA …
When Barack Obama became President of the United States gas prices were at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Flash forward to present day and the national gas average is $3.89. However, what was a negative news story for George W. Bush and the increasing gas prices is not even close to the same story spewed by the liberal MSM. Go figure.
Hot Air points out the continues and obvious bias media coverage of high gas prices under President Obama and former President GWB. Isn’t amazing that under GWB the media stated that the high gas prices were going to affect him and the GOP in the 2006 midterms. Guess what, they did. However, gas prices are at all time highs for this time of the year and that same bias MSM states that Obama cannot affect the gas prices and its not his fault. It gets worse, the MSM is actually portraying high gas prices as a positive. The truth of the matter is high gas prices will affect the 2012 elections for Obama and all Democrats.
Tim Graham outlined the differences between media coverage of high gas prices under George W. Bush and gas prices under Barack Obama. Bet you can guess which president received more leniency!
This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the United States and energy policy is one of the factors that contributes to the price of gas …
NewsBusters has the full transcript:
TIM GRAHAM: Certainly in 2006, George W. Bush got a much harsher press. It was really kind of funny because they were saying that things were going to go really badly for Bush in the midterm elections, which of course they did. But when gas prices went down in the fall of 2006, then Katie Couric did story where she basically said, “Is this an oil industry plot to drop the gas prices before the elections?” They just assume whatever spin that they can find. Yeah. The front page of New York Times this morning? “U.S. Inches Towards Goal of Energy Independence.”
What’s Another $1.2 Trillion … Obama Makes Official Request that Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling to more than $16 Trillion
And the Barack Obama spending keeps on coming … UNPATRIOTIC!
It’s official, President Barack Obama asks for the debt ceiling to be raised by another $1.2 trillion. Good grief, will the spending never stop? where is the fiscal discipline from this President, where is the leadership to take on the ridiculous National Debt and go after entitlement programs and wasteful DC spending that are bankrupting America?
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of when Barack Obama called raising the national debt irresponsible and unpatriotic when GWB raised the debt by $4 trillion in 8 years. What does Obama say about the $8 trillion he has increased it by in less than 4 years? Hmm? Talk about your Obama hypocrisy.
President Obama on Thursday made an official request that Congress raise the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion over the objections of several House Republicans.
Obama’s formal notification gives both chambers 15 days to vote on whether to approve the hike. The House plans to vote on this request on Jan. 18, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.
The United States reached the $15.194 trillion debt limit on Jan. 4, according to Treasury statements. Since that time, Treasury has employed the “extraordinary measure” of tapping into its Exchange Stabilization Fund to avoid exceeding the limit.
The White House agreed not to make an official request to raise the debt ceiling until now so that Congress could vote on the matter.
The United States cannot afford another 4 years of Barack Obama … the 2012 cannot come fast enough.
Barack Obama, the Incredible Blaming President … Still Blaming GWB … “If He Knew How Bad The Economy Was, He “Could Have Warned Americans”
The Incredible Blaming President …How about some cheese with that Whine?
Once again Barack Obama’s answer to the economy is, blame Bush and he did not know the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office. Does that mean that Obama would not have promises to keep unemployment below 8% before he spent $787 billion down a rat hole? Mr. President, no one wants to hear what if, they want answers and they want results, you have provided neither.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he wishes he knew the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office, if only so he could have let Americans know just how tough the coming years would be.
“I think we understood that it was bad, but we didn’t know how bad it was,” Obama said in an interview with KIRO in Seattle. “I think I could have prepared the American people for how bad this was going to be, had we had a sense of that.”
Obama’s comments came as he sat down with a string of local TV reporters on Tuesday morning to sell his proposal to extend the payroll tax cut while highlighting the end of the Iraq war. He also did brief interviews – all under 10 minutes – with WVEC in Norfolk, Va., WEAR in Pensacola, Fla., and KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo.
As Weasil Zippers states, when it comes to President Barack Obama, the buck stops with George W. Bush. Many have questioned Obama’s lack of leadership as President, this certainly does not stop that debate. However, the problem is not what Obama may have inherited, the problem is that Obama’s policies, agenda and political philosophy have made matters worse.
Imagine a football coach in the 3rd year of his contract and having taken over a team that was 8 and 8 and now finds himself a 5 and 11 and no signs of getting better asking for a raise and a contract extension. Most leaders take on a challenge and relish in the fact of turning bad situations around. They don’t whine and expect everything to be easy and handed to them. However, not when it comes to this President. Obama was never qualified for the office and America is paying a dear price for that fact.
It does not matter how bad things were, what matters is how you fix it. It is obvious and it comes from the horses mouth, Obama is over his head and has no solutions. Four more years of Obama would be the equivalent of taking the car in the ditch and driving it off the cliff … if we are not already there. There is a reason why 75% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction and 54% believe that Obama does not deserve reelection.
EXIT QUESTION: If America knew how bad Barack Obama would be as President could we have been warned as well?