View Full Version : Barack Obama already less popular than Nixon or Carter? Quelle Surprise! (Not)

04-29-2009, 09:21 PM
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/james_delingpole/blog/2009/04/28/barack_obama_already_less_popular_than_nixon_or_ca rter_quelle_surprise_not

... Obama's low approval ratings, however, are all of his own making. He campaigned as a healing moderate who would take the US beyond partisan politics and restore the economy; instead he has terrified all those Americans who rightly abhor the idea of adopting European socialist, with the most sweeping advance of the progressive agenda and growth in the power of the state since the days of FDR's New Deal.

His cheerleaders in the mainstream media deny this is so. "Public thinks highly of Obama" was USA Today's unbiased response to the polls, while the editor of Newsweek has argued he always campaigned as a progressive.

But the Post argues otherwise: 'In all three presidential debates, Mr. Obama promised to cut government spending and reduce the size of the deficit. He blamed the economic crisis on excessive deficits. At no time did candidate Barack Obama say that more deficit-spending was the solution.'

Is Obama really worse than Carter or Nixon, though? To help readers make up their own minds and in the spirit of unity and Obama-style non-partisanship, I hereby offer a helpful pro and con guide to Obama: the First 100 Days.

1. Pantywaist, surrender-monkey, I-feel-your-pain, kowtowing to countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia means that America is no longer just hated in the Muslim world. Now, it is hated AND laughed at AND despised.
2. Swingeing green tax measures will destroy US industry, enrich Al Gore, delight Michael Moore while costing the average US family - in Cap and Trade alone - an extra $3,900 a year.
3. Returning Winston Churchill bust, snubbing British prime minister guarantees that never again will the United Kingdom ride the rescue of the US's sorry ass next time there's another Pearl Harbor.
4. Universal healthcare program will cost US taxpayers at least $650 billion (expect this to expand, like builders' estimates by at least 100 per cent), giving a health service to match Britain's "Envy of the World": ie crowded, filthy, chaotic wards; long waiting lists; lower cancer survival rates; higher death toll; ever-growing expense; a service so bad you'll pay anything in private health insurance to avoid using it...
5. Economy showing no signs of recovery. Why should it? Obama's doing nothing to make it better.
6. US intelligence services rendered embarrassed, powerless and useless, thanks to "torture memos" peevishly released to discredit previous administration.
7. Proposed $2.4 TRILLION in new taxes will disincentivise even the most instinctively hard working Americans. Instead they will go on Atlas Shrugged style strike. Maybe they're right: it could be the only answer.
8. Galloping inflation caused by money printing. US to become next Zimbabwe, only without the elephants to poach and eat to stave off mass starvation.
9. Noises already made about "Right Wing Extremists" - ie war veterans, people with Ron Paul bumper stickers, anyone else who disagrees with any aspect of the progressive Obama program - suggests it won't be long before those 44 per cent (so far) of registered Obama-sceptics hear a midnight knock at the door.
10. Rules - lots and lots more oppressive, Euro-style nanny state style rules governing everything from how Americans dispose of their trash, to race relations to pet care to firearms ownership. It's for Society's good, you understand.
1. Nice kids
2. Cute-looking dog.
3. The way he offed those 3 Somali pirates was pretty cool.
4. Er....

04-30-2009, 09:22 AM
It still amazes me that the American people get fooled again and again every four years.

04-30-2009, 10:02 AM
He lost me at "surrender monkey." I certainly no Obama fan, but I am happy that he is communicating with other nations.

04-30-2009, 10:20 AM
He lost me at "surrender monkey." I certainly no Obama fan, but I am happy that he is communicating with other nations.

The "disrespecting the USA" rhetoric is part of the media smokescreen to keep us all outraged and arguing with each other, while legislation is passed and agendas are advanced.

In that regard, remember that Obama is not visiting nations, he is visiting fellow politicians - many of whom are connected to the same political ideology and political agenda he is connected with. I wouldn't buy a used car from any G-20 leader.