Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval numbers keep falling … Gallup poll has Obama at new all time low of 42% approval and 49% disapproval. Just one year ago Obama had a 54% – 39% job approval. Keep in mind the 42% approval rating comes before Obama’s Friday comments regarding the mosque in NYC and his subsequent back-peddling on the issue over the weekend.
- Economy: Approve 39% - Disapprove 59%
- Taxes: Approve 41% - Disapprove 54%
- Health Care: Approve 40% - Disapprove 57%
- Immigration: Approve 29% - Disapprove 62%
- Federal Budget: Approve 31% - Disapprove 64%
- Situation in Iraq: Approve 41% - Disapprove 53%
- Situation in Afghanistan: Approve 36% - Disapprove 57%
Obama’s average job approval rating at RCP is -5.2%. What will Obama’s mosque comments do to further destroy his job approval ratings.
International Rock Star President Barack Obama Now Seen as Incompetent and a Rank Amateur by the World
Hey Europe and the International community, how’s that Barack Obama “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for you? It appears about the same as it is for Americans. 2012 cannot get here fast enough.
From Mort Zuckerman of US News & World Report comes this revelation regarding the “Chosen One,” Barack Hussein Obama … ‘World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur’. You mean they are finally just noticing now? Let this be a lesson to America and the World, hype does not make experience, a leader or a President. It was not to long ago that Europe was rooting for a Barack Obama victory … my how The One’s image has fallen.
The reviews of Obama’s performance have been disappointing. He has seemed uncomfortable in the role of leading other nations, and often seems to suggest there is nothing special about America’s role in the world. The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world’s leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America’s foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush. One Middle East authority, Fouad Ajami, pointed out that Obama seems unaware that it is bad form and even a great moral lapse to speak ill of one’s own tribe while in the lands of others.
Barack Obama’s apology tour is hardly the show of American Presidential strength that Europe and out allies were looking for. So in the end, the World did prefer a “cowboy” after all, eh? As Newsbusters reminds us, from top to bottom, the Obama Administration are legislators, not leaders and they lack the competence for the positions they hold. It is no coincidence that Obama is “Lost in Smallness” and unable to lead … he never has, why would any one have thought he suddenly could on the grandest scale?
The end result is that a critical mass of influential people in world affairs who once held high hopes for the president have begun to wonder whether they misjudged the man. They are no longer dazzled by his rock star personality and there is a sense that there is something amateurish and even incompetent about how Obama is managing U.S. power. For example, Obama has asserted that America is not at war with the Muslim world. The problem is that parts of the Muslim world are at war with America and the West.
President Barack Hussein Obama Takes Another Vacation & Skips Laying Wreath at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day
Barack Hussein Obama … the Commander in Chief, eh?
When the going gets tough, the Obama get’s going … going on vacation that is.
There are wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, tensions are high with North Korea, nuclear escalation troubles in Iran and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could be a disaster beyond proportion to the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. So what does Barack Hussein Obama do? Go on vacation of course to Chicago.
To Obama, this is more important that going to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day
According to a White House official, the Obamas will arrive Thursday and stay until Monday, when Obama will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The veterans’ cemetery is about 50 miles south of Chicago.
A top adviser to Obama, David Axelrod, recently took in a play at the Goodman Theatre about the civil rights movement, and that has some speculating that the Obamas will show up for “The Good Negro,” which is making its Chicago premiere.
However, what will Obama not be doing? The President of the United States of America while men and woman of the US Armed Forces are in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistan will not be going to Arlington National Cemetery and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This action by Obama is beyond unconscionable. I am glad to see that this President has his priorities in place.
But wait, know what Obama does have time for to attend? Obama will make it back to Washington, DC to honor Paul McCarthy for the sacrifices he has made to America and the preservation of our liberties and freedom.
America, how is that “Hopey, Changey” thing working out for you? We need to know nothing more about Obama’s character than his actions of being the Commander in Chief and not honoring the fallen heroes of the United States on Memorial Day … WHAT A DISGRACE.
President Obama Presses for New World Order to Defeat Al Qaeda … Ronald Reagan Pressed for Greatness & the Praise of the Keepers of the Peace
One thing is true when it comes to Presidents … They are not created equal.
President Barack Hussein Obama spoke today at West Point, the United States Military Academy and gave the commencemnt speech. As Obama talked about a new world order to defeat threats to America … what stood out is he still could not call it terrorism. More at Hot Air.
“The war began only because our own cities and civilians were attacked by violent extremists who plotted from that distant place, and it continues only because that plotting persists to this day,” Obama said in prepared remarks at the military academy in upstate New York.
As Obama rambled on, with his attempt at a foreign policy speech rather than an commencement one I was reminded of past Presidents who have gave commencement speeches at the US Military Academy and the responses they received from the cadets and their families in the audience. If you saw the entire speech you would have noticed at times, golf claps would have been louder.
The full text of Obama speech can be read HERE.
Obama told the Cadets that we will win in Afghanistan, a much different tune from President Obama as compared to candidate Obama. The following was a rather interesting and peculiar comment seeing that when Barack Obama was in the US Senate, he hardly made President GWB’s task of conducting the Iraq war easy and criticized it at every opportunity, including not being in favor of the surge. Obama said today, “a lesser Army might have seen it’s spirit broken.” Thankfully, the US Military is more resilient than that and to no thanks from the likes of Democrat Senators or your bud Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid who called the war lost.
For many years, our focus was on Iraq. And year after year, our troops faced a set of challenges there that were as daunting as they were complex. A lesser Army might have seen its spirit broken. But the American military is more resilient than that. Our troops adapted, they persisted, they partnered with coalition and Iraqi counterparts, and through their competence and creativity and courage, we are poised to end our combat mission in Iraq this summer
FLASH BACK IN TIME … Take a good look at how a real Commander in Chief addresses the West Point grads in 1981 and the message that he provides the Long Gray Line.
“Today you become officers in the Armed Forces of the United States, guardians of freedom, protectors of our heritage. But more than that, you become the keepers of the Peace. Those shrill voices that would have us believe that the defenders of our nation are some how the enemies of peace are as false as they are shrill.”
President Ronald Reagan reminded us all that government was of, for and by the poeple. Regan said, “Government began to grow beyond the consent of the governed.” Sound familiar? Reagan went on to say, “it’s growth was nourished by an ever larger share of the people’s earning that it took by taxation… At the same time the government neglected one of its prime responsibilities, national security as it engaged more and more in social experimentation.” Sound familar?
Ronald Reagan then uplifted America and the Corps with the following … “There is a spiritual revival going on in this country, a hunger on the part of the people to once again be proud of America. All that it is and all that it can be”. Hardly the apologies of our present President.
Take a good look how George W. Bush was welcomed at West Point in 2009, just a little bit different than Barack Hussein Obama. President GWB also provided the commencment speech at West Point in 2002.
It is telling, completely telling the difference in how Commander’s in Chief are received at military academies. Obama says good morning and no reply. Listen to the tepid clapping. It speaks volumes. The Cadets were respectful,
UPDATE I: From the Gateway Pundit … He also told the grads that America must stop “stepping outside the currents of international cooperation.”
When was the last time America “stepped outside of the currents of international cooperation”???
Is he talking about Iraq? Where America fought with a coalition of 49 countries? Where we still have forces serving? When exactly did America “step outside the currents of international cooperation” and fail?
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus … Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe Found NOT GUILTY of Assaulting Iraqi Terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus …
Chalk one up for the good guys as 24 year old Navy SEAL, Matthew McCabe, was found not guilty of three charges including the assault of an Iraqi terrorist by a military jury in Virginia
HERO: Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class
Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class, was facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.
The suspected terrorist McCabe was accused of punching is Ahmed Hashim Abed, who is the suspected masterminded the grisly killings of four American contractors in Iraq six years ago.
“I’m really happy right now,” McCabe told Fox News. “It’s an amazing feeling. I’m on cloud nine right now.”
As the Jawa Report states, “excellent news.” It is a shame that McCabe and other SEALS were ever charged in the first place. Because we all know that Iraqi, radical- Islamic, Muslim terrorists are known for their truth and honor. It is amazing that a Navy SEAL is put through the rigors and demands in Iraq and all this was caused by a terrorist coward making an accusation. This is hardly the manner that the USA should be treating it’s heroes.
A military jury has acquitted a Navy SEAL of charges he punched an Iraqi detainee.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, 24, was charged with assaulting Iraqi detainee Ahmed Hashim Abed, who was arrested in September in Iraq for allegedly orchestrating the 2004 murders of four U.S. contractors in Falluja.
- Some veterans have complained that the critically acclaimed film is plagued with inaccuracy.
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Once again we see just how out of touch the Hollywood, loony left truly is …
Barack Obama, you know you have it bad when even Matt Damon is disappointed in you. Such is the case for the radical Leftist Hollywood star. Of course Damon is upset with Obama because The One is not ignoring the Will of the People more and trying to force health care down the throats of an unwanting public fast enough.
Talk about between a Barack and a hard place. Please the radical Left and lose the Independents, please the Left and lose the Independents, please the Independents and lose you LEFTIST base.
It’s hard to think of a movie that’d play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon’s new Iraq War thriller, “Green Zone,” in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration’s weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he’s “disappointed” in the man who replaced George W. Bush.
“Politics is compromise,” says the actor, who campaigned hard for Barack Obama. But Damon feels his candidate has compromised too much. “I’m disappointed in the health care plan and in the troop buildup in Afghanistan. Everyone feels a little let down because, on some level, people expected all their problems to go away. But real change comes from everyday people. You can’t wait for a leader.”
Maybe some one would like to explain to Matt Damon that Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrats have not compromised. The Obamacare bill that is so unpopular with the people is entirely the result of Democrats and no Republican involvement.
Sadly we see Matt Damon in another fantasy anti-Bush, anti-American Iraq War movie “Green Zone.” I guess this fool learned nothing from being in Saving Private Ryan.
The Obama White House is shameless, simply shameless. Iraq, one of Obama’s greatest achievements? Not only has this administrations failed in their own policies, they now want to take credit for previous President’s ones when they opposed them at the time.
Ever since Barack Hussein Obama became President he has blamed former President George W. Bush for all the ills of the United States. Now after pretty much every Obama policy and initiative has failed, this Administration is looking to take credit for the success in Iraq. UNBELIEVABLE!
Gee President Obama, why aren’t you blaming the success in Iraq on GWB? After all, he was responsible for the leadership and the surge.
Barack Obama voted against the surge … now he wants credit for its success.
Video Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
Let us not forget that Senator Obama voted against the GWB surge in Iraq. If it were up to Obama, the surge and in the end the military success in Iraq would have never taken place. Um, the surge that changed the military fortunes in Iraq and made it possible for the US military successes. So how exactly is Iraq a success for Obama? Biden went so far as wanting to split Iraq up into three separate ethnic regions. Both Biden and Obama were vocal critics of the Bush surge, now they look to take credit for the bold and brave decosion by GWB.
Seen below is Barack Obama speaking at Camp Lejeune on February 27, 2009. Military Hawk Obama talked about the success of our efforts in Iraq. The very same individual when he was a Senator and the Democrat Party tried to undermine on a daily basis. Take a good look at this VIDEO and watch Biden criticize GWB’s plan of a surge in 2007, while they now take credit for its success.
First it was VP Joe Biden who tried to take credit for the success in Iraq.
BIDEN: Well, you’ve heard me say that for the last 10 years. I think it’s the — it’s a big country. It has nuclear weapons that are able to be deployed. It has a real significant minority of radicalized population. It is — it is not a completely functional democracy in the sense we think about it. And so it’s — it — that’s my greatest concern.
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer.
The Gateway Pundit further reminds us of the non-binding resolution helped put forward by then DE Senator Joe Biden:
On January 16, 2007, Chuck Hagel, Delaware Democrat Joe Biden (Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair), and Michigan Democrat Carl Levin (Armed Services Committee chair) co-sponsored a non-binding resolution that says it is “not in the national interest of the United States to deepen its military involvement in Iraq.”
Listen to another Democrat call the Iraq war lost
Can you just imagine the hue and cry from the LEFT and the ACLU if the following was enacted by George W. Bush? Wonder if we shall hear the same outrage?
The United States is about to intensify it’s airport screening for passengers from 14 questionable countries of origin in the wake of the Christmas Day “undie” bomber. According to the new security provisions, citizens of Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen will face the special scrutiny.
Hmm … Doesn’t this look an awful lot like racial profiling? This brought to you by the Barack Hussein Obama Administration. Wasn’t it the LEFT and the ACLU that said we could not do such things? Can you imagine what the LEFT would be doing if GWB had profiled citizens from Muslim countries following 9-11? Personally, I believe that individuals from terrorist countries should be profiled, the problem is that the LEFT and Democrats in Congress never did.
The DOT has since received 31 complaints about such discrimination from people of Middle Eastern, South Asian, Arab or Muslim heritage. The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination group has recorded double that amount of complaints. Two of the five plaintiffs are of Arab descent.
We were told we had to be nice and considerate of them. Now we see Barack Obama targeting and profiling Muslim citizens, while he goes easy of the actual Muslin terrorists. Mmm, mmm, mmm … Barack Hussein Obama.
Former British PM Tony Blair Defends War in Iraq, Lack of WMD’s and Removal of Sadam Hussein … “I would still have thought it right to remove him”
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair defends the war in Iraq and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, even with out the presence of WMD’s, weapons of mass destruction.
“I would still have thought it right to remove him.”
Tony Blair, hardly a conservative, defended the justification of the removal of Saddam Hussein even without the finding of WMD’s. One would think that the removal of a tyrant, rape rooms, and a future of of his two sons ruling the country would be a positive for the people and woman of Iraq.
If you asked the people of Iraq, do you think the majority of them would say they are better off without Saddam? Face it, in the end … GWB and Blair were right.
Reporting from London – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he would have found a justification for invading Iraq even without the now-discredited evidence that Saddam Hussein was trying to produce weapons of mass destruction.
“I would still have thought it right to remove him. I mean, obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat,” Blair told the BBC in an interview to be broadcast this morning.
It was a startling admission from the onetime British leader, who was President Bush’s staunchest ally in the decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
Blair’s comments were immediately denounced by critics who accused him of using false pretenses to drag Britain into an unpopular war that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of allied troops and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
Speaking to broadcaster Fern Britton, Blair insisted that ousting Hussein had improved the situation in Iraq by laying the foundation for a more democratic country. He described the upcoming Iraqi elections as “probably the single most significant thing that’s happened to that region for many years.”