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.
Former Iranian Hostage Don Cooke Compares Obama’s Foreign Policy to Jimmy Carter … Using the Same Ambivalence as Carter in the 1970′s
Here is a ringing endorsement against Barack Obama and his foreign policy failures.
Don Cooke, former Iranian hostage who was taken hostage by Islamist students and militants at the U.S. Embassy on November 4, 1979 in Tehran at age 23 and held for 444 days, was interviewed by FOX News over the weekend and stated that Barack Obama is showing the same ambivalent foreign policy as Jimmy Carter. There is something to be proud of, having the same ambivalent foreign policy as another failed Democrat president.
From the FOX News Insider:
Cooke said the crisis started during a period – under President Jimmy Carter – of “ambivalent” foreign policy toward the Middle East. He said only after the election of Ronald Reagan did the Iranian government realize the U.S. was serious and release the hostages.
“At this point, (Iran) sees ambivalence in the U.S. foreign policy and they don’t see any particular reason to stop (their nuclear program). … The sanctions are starting to bite, but I wish we had gone to these very punishing sanctions a bit earlier. Maybe we might see results by now,” Cooke said.
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.”
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) Discusses UN Ambassador Rice Comments of Spontaneous Libya Attack … “Asinine, Naive, Inept, Incompetent and Borderline Ignorant” … a Jimmy Carter Moment?
OBAMA’S FOLKS, SPINNING AS FAST AS THEY CAN … ONCE AGAIN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN POLICIES.
You Spin Me Round – the “unofficial” official music video of reelect Obama/Biden 2012
Just another reason why we love Col. Allen West, he calls it like he see it … “well, they are outright distorting the truth and with the help of the complicit main stream media, this can be an incredible Jimmy Carter moment for President Obama.”
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) spoke out on the comments, spinning and outright distortion of the facts by UN Ambassador Rice and the Obama minions who have developed the meme that the attacks and murders of Amb. Stevens and three Americans was a spontaneous act and not premeditated, even though all signs and evidence point to the contrary.
What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.”
“The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack,”
Col. Allen West was asked by Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Fox News ‘Judge Jeanine’, Alright Congressman, you heard it. White House spinning. This is the video we hear from the President of Libya that this was not about a video. What say you?
Rep. Allen West responded, “Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind; asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant.”
Partial transcript from the Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Allen West: Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant because when you understand that the Egyptian government, there intelligence services, put out a letter talking about potential threat of attacks, uprisings about a week before this. It was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9-11… For Susan Rice to say this was not a well coordinated attack, first of all, I’d have to ask her what is her line of expertise in understanding what a well coordinated attack is. Because this was not happenstance. It was not coincidence. It was well planned. Well coordinated. And the President there in Libya confirms it.
Powerline adds an important little factoid that disproves Ambassador Rice and makes her comments pretty much foolish and mere spin.The investigation she is referring to has not even been able to get off the ground.
The investigation to which Rice refers seems not to have gotten far off the ground; the FBI has reportedly been unable even to enter Libya. Among recent news reports that suggest this story won’t stand is this CNN story, currently linked on Drudge:
President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech is coming home to roost and like clockwork, he refuses to take responsibility. Even though the United States was warned 3 days in advance, there were warnings in the Jerusalem Post, there were four prior attacks in Benghazi and the attack was on all days, the anniversary of 9-11. Obama has been seen to be weak on domestic policy, they last thing that Obama can stand is to be seen weak, wrong and naive and clueless on foreign policy.
Posted September 17, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Jimmy Carter to Speak Via VIDEO at Democrat National Convention, Oh Boy, Didn’t He Lose a Landslide Reelection during Bad Economy?
Jimmy Carter to remind Democrats that Obama is just an extension of his first failed term in office …
Wow, this will certain fire up the Democrat troops, former President Jimmy Carter will speak via video at the Democrat National Convention. Because Carter has been just so relevant. But then again why not have Carter speak at the event, isn’t Barack Obama really just Carter’s second failed term as President? This should be truly inspiring as Carter reminds us of the days of the misery he inflicted upon the American people and the subsequent landslide loss he had to Ronald Reagan when Carter ran for reelection. Independents watching the Democrat National Convention might be deciding among themselves who had the worst economic vision, Carter or Obama? Jimmy carter had the misery index, Obama has just provided misery for millions of out of work Americans.
Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, Perfect Together
Former president Jimmy Carter won’t be attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but he’ll address the gathering by videotape.
“Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic Convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years,” Carter said in a statement released by the Democratic convention.
Exit Question: Does Obama really want a president who is considered the biggest failure so that people watching can make comparisons between the two and the dude who lost in a landslide for reelection during a bad economy?
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Says, Barack Obama is “Most Liberal, Most Incompetent” President since Jimmy Carter
OBAMA, ”MOST LIBERAL. MOST INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT SINCE CARTER …
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal statement about President Barack Obama what many people all already thinking. Jindal stated that Obama was “the most liberal, most incompetent president in the White House since Jimmy Carter.” Jindal might have wanted to include Obama was also the first “Socialist” President ever elected. Obama’s comment regarding the private sector economy is fine might go down as one of the most ignorant one’s ever. You cannot back track from such a comment, especially when it came from an Obama called for press conference.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose star as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney has been rising in recent weeks, delivered a scathing critique of President Obama at the Chicago Conservative Political Action Conference here Friday, saying the private sector is like a foreign country to Obama.
“I suspect that many in the Obama administration really don’t believe in private enterprise. At best they see business as something to be endured so that that it can provide tax money for government programs,” said Jindal.
Responding to Obama’s statement that the private sector was doing fine, he added: “Mr. President, I’ve got a message for you: The private sector is not doing well when 23 million Americans are unemployed and underemployed in this great country. This president, the private sector is so foreign to him he might need a passport to actually go visit and he might need a translator to help him talk to folks in the private sector.”
Jindal, who has not yet campaigned with Romney, grabbed his chance Friday to try on the attack-dog role traditionally given to running mates. He called Obama “the most liberal, most incompetent president in the White House since Jimmy Carter,” and accused him of staying out of the Wisconsin recall election this week out of cowardice.
Not only did Jindal say what many Republicans were thinking, he also stated what many Democrats and unions folks were thinking as well. WHERE WAS BARACK OBAMA WHEN IT CAME TO THE WISCONSIN RECALL VOTE? Some how Obama could fund raise all around Wisconsin, but never come to help support Democrats and union labor.
“Did he not go to Wisconsin because he was afraid of hurting himself by backing a loser?” Jindal wondered. “He shrunk from this challenge. He elected to stay away from Wisconsin for fear of losing. That’s not what leaders do.”
The real question is how Wisconsin Democrats will react to Obama when he comes back to the state to pander to them and ask for donation and their vote.
As we have stated so many times in the past, Barack Obama is not Lincolnesque or Reaganesque … Obama is Carteresque.
Not only do Obama and Carter have a poor economy and jobs in common, but rising gas prices as well. Gas prices have more than doubled during the Carter and Obama administrations. Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77% while gas prices have have risen by 103.79% since Obama took office. I guess Obama has got his wish when he stated he wanted gas prices to increase (VIDEO).
Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama’s time in office and former president Jimmy Carter’s is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark – both saw gas prices double in their first term of office. [See Where Gas Prices are Spiking the Most]
In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration.
Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent. Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent.
Presently, the average gas prices in the United States are 3.927 a gallon.
Check out the web site … To Much at the Pump to see just how much more you are paying today in gas than you were prior to Obama taking office. So tell me America, are you better off today with Barack Obama as President? Remember that answer in the 2012 election.
Jimmy Carter Gives Advice to Barack Obama to Win Second Term … “Don’t Alienate the Voters” … Too Late
Mirror, mirror on the wall … who’s the most alienating of all?
Jimmy Carter, a past one term failed Democrat President giving Barack Obama, a present “Epic Fail” one term President advice on how to win a second term … “DON’T ALIENATE VOTERS”. Is this a SNL skit or is this for real? Who knew that Carter was the all wise knowing sage of the Democrat party, especially when it comes to “One Term” Presidencies.
Former President Jimmy Carter has some advice for Barack Obama as he gears up for the 2012 election: Don’t alienate voters with controversial positions.
The Georgia Democrat told The Associated Press on Tuesday that just about everything he did alienated voters, from sealing a treaty to hand over the Panama Canal to establishing diplomatic ties with China.
Carter said: “If your main goal is to get re-elected, avoid a controversial subject as much as you can in the first term.”
Hey Jimmy, not sure if you have paid attention to Barack Obama’s first term, but he has already alienated voters with controversial subject matter. Can you say Obamacare? Maybe next Carter can provide advice on the Misery Index, the economy and “Malaise” in America.
Jimmy Carter never met a dictator he did not like. Keep up the good work …
Yet another reminder why President Jimmy Carter is considered one of the worst ever in American history. Former President Carter sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il. HUH? In his note he actually wished “every success” to Kim Jong Un, the man expected to take over as dictator. Ever wonder why Carter was swept out of office in a landslide?
Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished “every success” to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country’s state-run news agency.
A dispatch from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Mr. Carter sent the message to Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son and heir apparent.
“In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong Un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong Il. He wished Kim Jong Un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership, looking forward to another visit to [North Korea] in the future,” the KCNA dispatch read.
Condolences for a dictator who ruled his people with an iron fist and starved them to death. Seriously? How did the well wishes to the dictator in waiting read, your dad starved many, keep up the good work? This is like a bad joke as many, like Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin, half-heatedly said after the death of Kin Jung-Il, imagine that, I guess Jimmy Carter will read his eulogy and send condolences. Who knew that would become fact?
I am guessing that Jimmy Carter has his condolence letters all ready to go for Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.
Brian in a Blue State
Barack Obama’s Approval Rating of 43% Lowest Ever of Any President at this Stage of Term in Modern Political History … Lower than Jimmy Carter
BARCK OBAMA … WORST PRESIDENT EVER!!!
Barack Obama is officials the worst president ever for this state of his term in office in the modern Presidential era. According to the Gallup poll, Obama has a 43% approval rating. As compared to all other modern day presidents, Obama’s approval rating is the lowest ever, including Jimmy Carter.
Mirror Images … Welcome to Carter’s Second term
President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.
Since March, Obama’s job approval rating has hovered above Carter’s, considered among the 20th century’s worst presidents, but today Obama’s punctured Carter’s dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama’s job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter’s 51 percent.
Barack Obama has been an EPIC FAILURE. His present 43% approval ratings compared to other president’s approval ratings at the same point in time during their terms. Obama has hit a trend that his reelections minions cannot shake. Obama has consistently been at 43% for weeks. Only to be even lower in weeks prior to that.
- Harry S. Truman: 54%
- Dwight Eisenhower: 78%
- Lyndon B. Johnson: 44%
- Richard M. Nixon: 50%
- Ronald Reagan: 54%
- George H.W. Bush: 52%
- Bill Clinton: 51%
- George W. Bush: 55%
No President will be reelected with a consistent 43% approval rating. Obama’s approval ratings have literally politically flat-lined.
How bad is it for Obama? It is not like this is just one poll that has The One in the low 40′s. The RCP average has him at 43.4% approve, 51.2% disapprove.