How ironic that Jay Leno has never been funnier and NBC is parting ways with him …
Barack Obama is now the nightly fodder for late night comedy and the other night was no different. Jay Leno just shreds Obama’s falling job approval numbers and compares them to that of Ricard Nixon. OUCH! But wait, Jimmy Carter says, that’s not fair, if he had a 5th year, he is sure that he would be lower, ha, ha, ha!!! Many feel that Obama’s second term is Carter’s third term in office.
President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.
Obama’s approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.
Fox News Sunday: George Will Compares Barack Obama to Richard Nixon … “Has There Ever, With the Exception of Richard Nixon in 1973, Been a Worse First Year of a Second Term?”
So much for Obama being like Reagan or Lincoln, the comparisons are more like Richard Nixon … OUCH!!!
On Fox News Sunday during the panel discussion, George Will hammered Barack Obama’s first year of his second term as president comparing it to that of Richard Nixon’s second term. Will went on to say that he cannot even use the Clinton pandering of “I feel your pain”. Will opined, “It’s one thing for Bill Clinton to say ‘I feel your pain.’ It’s another thing for Barack Obama to say, ‘I feel your pain that I have caused.’”
“It’s one thing for Bill Clinton to say “I feel your pain.” It’s another thing for Barack Obama to say, “I feel your pain that I have caused.” … We this week marked the one year anniversary of his reelection. Has there ever, with the exception of Richard Nixon in 1973, been a worse first year of a second term?”
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Note to MSM, Benghazi-gate and IRS-gate are far worse than Watergate. Why don’t you actually cover them like you mean it! Hot Air adds to the scandalpalooza that is the Obama presidency.
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Daily Commentary – Monday, September 2, 2013 – Veteran Broadcaster David Frost Dead at Age 74, R.I.P
- Best known for his interviews with Richard Nixon, Frost dies while on a cruise ship of an apparent heart attack
President Barack Obama Sounding an Awful Lot Like Richard Nixon (VIDEO) … ” I First Learned of it from News Reports”.
Hmm, President Barack Hussein Obama is sounding an awful lot like Richard Milhous Nixon these days. The video below by Reveal Politics has side by side Obama – Nixon sound bytes and it sounds like they are separated at birth. Even CBS’s Bob Sheiffer of ‘Face the Nation’ stated to White House advisor Dan Pffeiffer, this is exactly the approach that Nixon took during Watergate. Nixon had Watergate, but Barack Obama is juggling three scandals, or is it four, at the same time and doesn’t have an answer for any of them. For those that refuse to compare Obama’s scandals to Watergate, what’s the difference? Both attacked political opposition, both used the IRS to intimidate, harass, and affect political outcomes. Both used the powers of the government against their political enemies, heck and even friends in the MSM. Oh, there was one difference … no one was left behind in Benghazi to die as they begged for help.
Remember how Democrats reacted when Nixon was caught in one scandal? But of course there is a double standard for Obama. Sorry, one scandal might be explainable. Two, makes one start to raise their eye brow. Three, is a very troubling trend and four, we begin to use the “I” word. The LEFT is losing their collective minds that their Obamamessiah, the president of ‘Hope and Change’ is nothing more than Richard Nixon with a “D”.
Charles Krauthammer Says IRS Scandal Could Be a “Fatal Problem” for Barack Obama … Second Article of Impeachment of Nixon/Watergate was Abuse of IRS
IRS Scandal Could Be a “Fatal Problem” for Barack Obama …
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told Sean Hannity that if the White House had any connection with the IRS scandal, it will be a ‘Fatal Problem’ for President Barack Obama. Krauthammer called the IRS situation “the one scandal that people have a visceral sense about,” it’s the one U.S. institution, besides the military, that can do very serious harm. Krauthammer is correct and the American people are outraged that the IRS, already seen in a bad light by most Americans, now have lost all trust in the government agency that appears to have to ability to act without any rules or over-sight. On Friday during House hearings on the IRS scandal, Rep. Mike Kelly blasted the IRS for their vindictive, partisan ways and stated, “This confirms that the IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want.” Charles Krauthammer went on to say that the IRS going after conservative groups based on their politics is “a violation that everybody, left or right, understands.” Earlier in the week, Krauthammer commented on President Obama’s “Clintonian” response to the media’s question as to whether anyone in the White House knew about the scandal and corruption that was taking place in the IRS. President Obama dodged the question by saying, “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.” Which had nothing to do with the question.
Krauthammer stated, “The one issue that can fell a presidency is the corruption of the IRS coming from on high.” Hannity pointed to the denials of political targeting by the former head of the IRS when such targeting was going on, and both he and Krauthammer suspected someone will be fired over this in the future.
Krauthammer also said that Benghazi hasn’t gotten more attention is because of the lack of media coverage and the complexity of the scandal that has not fully resonated with the public.
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following: 1.He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
Charles Krauthammer Shreds Obama … President Obama Has Been Parsing Words In a Way That Makes Clinton Look Unsophisticated
Obama, it all depends on what is, is … or iRs, is.
Tonight on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer shredded Barack Obama with a thoughtful, professional and intellectual analysis of President Obama’s parsing of words that makes former President Bill Clinton look unsophisticated. Krauthammer is 100% correct, the words that Obama used during his feigned outrage with the IRS scandal made anyone who was actually paying attention and listening take notice. Krauthammer said Obama was acting more “Clintonian” than “Nixonian”. Obama did not say that he did not know about the IRS actions, he said he didn’t know about the IG report. However, the most damning critique may have been when Krauthammer stated, “if his own counsel learns about this 3 weeks before, how can the counsel … his counsel hears about this and doesn’t tell the president for three weeks about what is obviously a massive scandal?”
“He says I didn’t know about the IG report. Well if he didn’t know about any of this, never heard any complaints, then he would have said I don’t know anything about this at all. The IG is a peculiar answer by a guy who I have now seen for weeks now, he and his spokesman have been parsing words in a way that make Clinton look unsophisticated.”
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama has to contort the language in such a manner because if he told the truth and simple said the obvious … he would be impeached.
Jay Leno is making Barack Obama the brunt of his jokes again. This time he compares Obama to Richard Nixon. These days it is easy to use Obama as fodder for late night show comedy. However, for many who have been on the other end of the Obama Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals are probably not laughing. So many in the MSM wanted to say that Obama was Reaganesque and Lincolnesque, to their dismay he turned out to be “Nixonian”.
“It’s been a rough week for Obama. A lot of critics are comparing President Obama to President Richard Nixon. Which is unfair. Nixon’s unemployment rate was only 5%.”
Just to prove Jay Leno correct, the weekly new unemployment claims were just announced today and they were up to 32,000 to 360,000.
The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits surged by 32,000 to 360,000 in the week ended May 11, putting jobless claims at the highest level in a month and a half, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected claims to rise to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 from a revised 328,000 in the prior week. A Labor official said there was nothing unusual in the report and there was no evidence that reductions in federal spending under a law known as the sequester contributed to the spike.