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.
Will President Barack Obama take Bill Clinton’s advice not to patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them?
Many Democrats consider former President the voice of reason and the elder statesman of their party. Even with his sordid past and numerous moral indiscretions, Bill Clinton is considered the wild card of the party and the reason why Barack Obama won reelection. During the 2012 Democrat national convention Clinton stated that not even he could have fixed the economy that Obama inherited, which of course was a bold face lie, but in doing so paved the way for an Obama victory. Now the voice of the Democrat party Bill Clinton is warning Democrats not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among Americans. Clinton told Democrats not to trivialize them and “Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them.”
Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among many Americans.
“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said.
“A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things,” Clinton said. “I know because I come from this world.”
Clinton dedicated a substantial portion of his 40-minute address before a joint meeting of the Obama National Finance Committee and a group of business leaders to the issue of guns and gun control, saying that it was a test-case for President Barack Obama’s grass-roots movements. (POLITICO was given a transferable ticket by an invited member of the committee.)
But it is hard to imagine that Obama and Democrats will not act in a smug and arrogant manner when it comes to gun control. President Obama is a “community agitator” and divider, not one who governs by consensus. They cared little of the American people when it came to Obamacare when they rammed the government control of health care down “We the People’s” throats. Then they saw that instead of being punished for their behavior, they were reelected. Barack Obama has already stated when it comes to the gun owner, they “cling to their guns and religion”. One can only imagine how understanding he will be of them after reelection and his efforts to push forth his liberal, anti-Second Amendment agenda. But as the PJ Tatler stated, “if there is one issue that can cut through party and even ideology, it is gun control and the passions that are raised when government feels it has the power to infringe on the rights of gun owners.”
Who said that Clinton stands with the president? In his closing remarks Bill Clinton seemed to be urging Democratic lawmakers to vote against the president:
Clinton closed his remarks with a warning to big Democratic donors that ultimately many Democratic lawmakers will be defeated if they choose to stand with the president.
“Do not be self-congratulatory about how brave you for being for this” gun control push, he said. “The only brave people are the people who are going to lose their jobs if they vote with you.”
RFK Jr. Believes Lee Harvey Oswald Did Not Act Alone … Evidence ‘Very Convincing’ Lone Gunman Did Not Kill JFK
The conspiracy theories behind the assassination of JFK just got more credence 50 years later …
The assassination of John F. Kennedy and the subsequent Warren Commission report has been debated, criticized, questioned and ridiculed for 50 years. So many people have theorized about the grassy knoll and that there was more than one gunman who killed JFK. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr, says that he is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President JFK, and said his father, Robert F. Kennedy, believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.” RFK Jr. stated, “the evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his father spent a year trying to come to grips with his brother’s death, reading the work of Greek philosophers, Catholic scholars, Henry David Thoreau, poets and others “trying to figure out kind of the existential implications of why a just God would allow injustice to happen of the magnitude he was seeing.”
He said his father thought the Warren Commission, which concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president, was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.” He said that he, too, questioned the report.
“The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman,” he said, but he didn’t say what he believed may have happened.
Let the conspiracies begin … what do you believe?
Ronald Reagan Warned Us of Barack Obama 40 Years Ago … Reagan Sums Up Obama in 5 Minutes, Man I Wish he was Still President
Who misses President Ronald Wilson Reagan?
Watch the VIDEO below and you will hear a speech from Ronald Reagan warn us of an individual like Barack Obama some 40 years ago. Those who understand what it means to lead and what it means to have an economy that is prosperous knew during Reagan and we know today that a government cannot spend its way to prosperity. As Ronald Wilson Reagan stated years ago, government is the problem, not the solution.
As Reagan asked, “Do we still know the freedoms that the Founding Fathers had intended for us?” Man how I miss that man.
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.
The Bubba Bailout in Pennsylvania … Clinton Called in the Drag Obama Across the Finish Line Complete with Clinton Theme Song
FORWARD? I must have missed something … is Bill Clinton running for a third presidential term?
HEY BARACK … VOTERS KNOW THAT HOPE AND CHANGE IS NOT THE SAME AS A MAN FROM HOPE.
How pathetic is Obama’s reelection campaign, they are 100% depending on former President Bill Clinton to drag Obama across the finish line. This is how an incumbent president runs a campaign when they have had four failed years on the economy, jobs and foreign policy. Obama can’t run on his own record so he coops the Clinton presidency … complete with stealing his Fleetwood Mac theme music. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The reality for Democrats is that they wish Bill Clinton was running for a third term as opposed to Obama. They probably would have preferred Hillary to Obama as well. I personally believe that having Clinton on teh campaign trail with Obama is a losing proposition for the president. Too many voters are looking at Clinton and longing for the days of yore and wondering why a so-called “Hope and Change” president is not the same as a Man from Hope.
Serious, how does Obama claim his 2012 message is “FORWARD” when he is going backwards to the 1990′s and Bill Clinton? By the way Barack, unless you are planning on having a dot.com bubble in the economy, it is going to be pretty hard to recreate the Obama years. You would have a better chance with an intern in a blue dress.
Way to Stay Classy Democrats … Bill Clinton Politicizes Hurricane Sandy, Compares Romney Election to Hurricane Sandy
I guess when Obama and Democrats accuse Romney of murder, being compared to a deadly hurricane is par for the course.
It did not take long at all for Democrats to politicize Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday, former president Bill Clinton used the threat of the pending hurricane to compare to next week’s Presidential election.Comparing the election to a deadly hurricane, really Mr. Clinton? Way to keep in classy Slick Willy.
“We’re coming down to the 11th hour. We’re facing a violent storm,” Clinton said according to the Connecticut Mirror. “It’s nothing compared to the storm we’ll face if you don’t make the right decision in this election.”
Although, Clinton says that unless the “right” decision is made we are facing a storm worse than Hurricane Sandy. Maybe he is referring to Obama’s reelection as what could be worse?
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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Charles Krauthammer commented on Fox News last night following former President Clinton’s speech at the DNC, Krauthammer stated that he that that Bill Clinton struck out. He stated that it was a typical Clinton speech, but was one of the strangest nomination speeches ever given, It sounded more like a campaign speech for a third Clinton term. Krauthammer went on to say that no other president could have done any better than this or fix this, referring to the American economy. However, Barack Obama’s slogan in 2008 was, “yes we can”. Krauthammer considered Clinton’s speech as a wasted opportunity.
This is a must see VIDEO, Krauthammer explains in great deal the differences between Obama and Clinton and how both went about their second two years in office in completely opposite ways. Clinton went to the middle and compromised with Republicans following the 1994 Republican revolution. In contrast Obama doubled down and went further Left after the 2010 midterm shellacking.
“I think it was a giant swing and a miss. Mighty Casey, and Bill Clinton is a natural, struck out on this. I don’t think it will move the needle whatsoever… The This was one of the strangest nomination speeches ever given.”
Full text of Bill Clinton’s speech can be read HERE.
Who really believes that Barack Obama is going to fix the economy like Bill Clinton did back in the day? First of all there is no dot.com bubble. Second, Obama is no Clinton. Third, before everyone starts singing the glowing praises of Clinton, he did leave office in a down turn in the economy as the dot coms fell apart. Only 32% of American likely voters think Obama and Clinton see eye to eye on the economy.