Legendary Journalist Bob Woodward Calls Out Obama For Sequestration … “That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time” (Video)
File this one under the category when someone in the main stream media actually does their job and holds a president accountable no matter what his party affiliation.
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward of “Watergate” fame is calling out President Barack Obama as the deadline for sequestration nears. As the Obama White House uses scare tactics instead of leadership telling Americans that all things will cease to exist, families will suffer, children will go hungry and the sun will not come up tomorrow … Bob Woodward calls out Obama and likens his actions to madness. Woodward blasted President Obama for playing politics with sequestration and putting the United States at national security rick.
It’s one think for Republicans or conservative media to say that Obama is showing a failure to lead, but then one of the journalistic lions like Bob Woodward says it … everyone takes notice and listens.
Transcript from Real Clear Politics:
Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document? Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
It certainly is madness. Yes, just imagine how the liberal MSM would be reporting this story if Reagan or either of the Bush presidents has done the same and put party politics over country?
This is going to leave a mark against Obama. Bob Woodward is a respected journalist and it is going to be fool hearty for Obama and his minion to tarnish Woodward’s image. Although they will certainly try.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Those were the days …
Remember when former President Ronald Reagan used to uplift us and urged us to be the best we could be? Reagan lead us back from the economic abyss following the Carter years and the misery index of double digit unemployment, inflation and interest rates. Reagan inspired us with “American exceptionalism”, renewed Patriotism, that vision of the shiny city on the hill and Morning in America.
… I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it and see it still …” (Wiki)
That was then, this is now. Sadly, we are presented with a current president who sees fit to insult America. For the second time in as many months we are presented with the following. At the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Hawaii Obama stated to the CEO’s, that United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace. Lazy? So Obama thinks what Europe has done and what socialism and redistribution of wealth represents is not lazy?
For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.
Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace.
I Thought Occupy Wall Street was Against Banks, Not Ronald Reagan … The Lunacy Has No Direction or Point
Yup, once again just like the Tea Party, not …
I thought the Occupy Wall Street protesters were against banks? Now they are against former President Ronald Reagan. Really? Oh, and let us not forget the continued Antisemitism. So this is what Barack Obama endorses? More from the Urban Infidel …
So much has been said about this movement, it has no discernible point, it smells, it’s violent, it has rapes, arson, assault, vandalism, theft and psychotics running the place along with a growing rap sheet, so I wasn’t sure what else I could find. Since the encampments have become more and more dangerous, I wasn’t sure I wanted to risk it, but I went anyway.
Obamanonics vs. Reaganomics: One a Complete Failure, the Other a Resounding Success … “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”
Call it a Tale of Two Presidencies, Obamanonics vs. Reaganomics.
You make the call which is which, it should not be too difficult to determine Obama from Reagan. Democrats and the MSM like to call Obama “Reaganesque;” however, any common sense thinking person knows Obama is “Carteresque”. The talking points of the LEFT is that Obama inherited a bad economy and they have constantly used that as an excuse. Flashback to Ronald Reagan, who inherited a worse economy from Jimmy Carter and turned it around. No one heard excused from President Reagan, they got results instead.
Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama – the two should never be mentioned in the same sentence
“It was the best of times [Reagan], it was the worst of times [Obama], it was the age of wisdom [Reagan], it was the age of foolishness [Obama], it was the epoch of belief [Reagan], it was the epoch of incredulity [Obama], it was the season of Light [Reagan], it was the season of Darkness [Obama], it was the spring of hope [Reagan], it was the winter of despair [Obama], we had everything before us [Reagan], we had nothing before us [Obama], we were all going direct to Heaven [Reagan], we were all going direct the other way [Obama] …
Democrats like to compare Barack Obama to former President Ronald Reagan, but do they really? Not after reading the Wallstreet Journal’s latest article spelling out the failed accomplishments of Obamanomics and the success of Reaganomics. No honest and thinking person could ever compare the two Presidents, the manner in which they went going about fixing a terrible economy and the results of their policies. The key words here were “honest” and “thinking”. The MSM seems to have amnesia when they compare Obama and Reagan forgetting the fact that “The Great Communicators” policies
The two presidents have a lot in common. Both inherited an American economy in collapse. And both applied daring, expensive remedies. Mr. Reagan passed the biggest tax cut ever, combined with an agenda of deregulation, monetary restraint and spending controls. Mr. Obama, of course, has given us a $1 trillion spending stimulus.
By the end of the summer of Reagan’s third year in office, the economy was soaring. The GDP growth rate was 5% and racing toward 7%, even 8% growth. In 1983 and ’84 output was growing so fast the biggest worry was that the economy would “overheat.” In the summer of 2011 we have an economy limping along at barely 1% growth and by some indications headed toward a “double-dip” recession. By the end of Reagan’s first term, it was Morning in America. Today there is gloomy talk of America in its twilight.
My purpose here is not more Reagan idolatry, but to point out an incontrovertible truth: One program for recovery worked, and the other hasn’t.
Posted August 29, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
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The Gipper vs. the Fibber … Barack Obama Dare Compare Himself to Ronald Reagan on Taxes … Ya Might Want to Try Carter
President Barack Obama, I have met Ronald Reagan … and you are no Gipper.
Eye Rolling, it was a lot more than just that. Could Obama have made himself more disingenuous to House Republicans and ‘We the People” by actually comparing taxes during his administration to that of former President Ronald Reagan. Some how by Obama’s ridiculous comment that Obama is comparable to Reagan when it comes to taxes. Good grief. If Obama wants to bring up the past and Regan, maybe he would like to adopt the Gipper’s policies of economic job recovery. However, as stated by the Gateway Pundit, instead Obama demagogued about tax cuts today and then immediately asked Republicans to stop demagoguing.
Barack, You might want to make proper comparisons
Republicans attending a White House meeting on Wednesday didn’t take kindly to President Obama telling them tax rates were higher during the Reagan administration.
With President’s Day 2011 almost upon us this coming Monday, according to a recent Gallup poll, Ronald Wilson Reagan was named the greatest United States President ever. In the past 12 years of this survey, Reagan, Lincoln and JFK has have topped the list. If you ask me for the top 3 greatest Presidents ever … Lincoln, Washington and Reagan.
Ronald Reagan Speech – 1964 Republican National Convention
From 1964 to present, his words make even more sense today.
The 2011 poll had the rating as follows: 1. Reagan, 2. Lincoln, 3. Clinton, 4. JFK, 5. Washington and 7. Obama. With all due respect to those voting, its bad enough that Bill Clinton would have been named #3 and ahead of JFK, but Barack Obama at seven? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Its obvious that 5% of those voting couln’t name another US President other than Obama. Would this mean as pointed out by Michelle Malkin.com that according to liberal MSM comparisons of Obama to Reagan, even though they have nothing in common, that Obama’s wins by the transiative property? The answer would be, no.
We might want to see what the break down looked like according to Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Some might find in shocking that Democrats would pick Clinton ahead of Kennedy, Obama ahead of FDR and Lincoln and George Washington no where to be seen. Then again, nothing should surprise us any more from these folks.
Read the full story at Gallup.com