Nile Gardner of the Telegraph pretty much sums up why President Obama’s approval ratings have reached terminal velocity and will continue to plunge until they likely surpass President Bush’s approval rating lows of 22%. Obama is currently at 44%, a significant number considering his popularity at the time he was elected and the fact that he’s been in office for just 18 months.
Here are 10 reasons for why the American people are losing faith in the President:
1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people
2. Most Americans donâ€™t have confidence in the presidentâ€™s leadership
3. Obama fails to inspire
4. The United States is drowning in debt
5. Obamaâ€™s Big Government message is falling flat
6. Obamaâ€™s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake
7. Obamaâ€™s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive
8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration
9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security
10. Obama doesnâ€™t believe in American greatness
There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and itâ€™s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.
This, combined with weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world, has contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible.
source: The above points have been summarized from Nile Gardiner’s The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown and can be read in full at the Telegraph.
What is particularly amazing is that 44% of Americans still have hope that Obama will change America for the better. Perhaps some of these people are holding out for real change and refuse to face the fact that the President is failing at his job. Eventually, most of them will see the light as well. Once they’ve lost their job or their home, many will realize that big government policies from President Obama, touted as stimulus and bailouts for the middle class, were nothing more than pandering to unions and corporate lobbyists.
Rather than creating sustainable jobs, innovation and market prices, Obama initiatives that include but are not limited to the jobs bill, health care, finance reform, and increased taxes will actually hurt Americans more than they will help.
We suspect that many of the 44 out of 100 Americans who still approve of President Obama are doing so only to save face. They campaigned for him, they cried for him, they fainted for him. The last thing they want to do is remove their Obama/Biden bumper sticker.
In time, we may very well see Rip the Sticker parties go viral across the nation.
For those who are ready to take the plunge, you’re not alone. We recommend the BS Removal Kit:
No American, in their right mind, could say with a straight face that the President understands and supports the Constitutional values that have made this country great. And eventually, this will become apparent for all liberty loving Americans, and only the die-hard left-wing socialists and green party communists will vote in approval of the job he’s done. If we had to guess, the President’s current and planned policies will further erode the economy and polarize America going forward. We would expect Obama’s approval ratings to be even lower than those of President Bush by 2012.
Don’t bother me right now.Â I’m going to Martha’s Vinyard to eat some ice cream.Â Were a moving on up!Â We finally got a piece of the pie.
Hey WEEZY!!! Bentley wants me to walk on his back again… Hey WEEZY!!!
/I grew up on that show… sweet!
If only his policies weren’t going to affect me, I’d love to sit back and laugh at all of the chumps who bought into the hope and change B.S. But since everything he does is making my life worse and not better, I can’t do it.
Still focusing on the actors playing president, and not the wizzards behind the curtain pulling the strings, huh?
TnAndy, Everyone but obamabots knows there are forces behind the teleprompter, but this actor is a horse’s ass beyond anything we have ever experienced.Â It’s like Blazing Saddles.Â Instead of a good man like sheriff Bart, we got the dumb ass that Hedley Lamarr had in mine to destroy Rock Ridge.Â He is running wild and the big boys are happy to let him.
The dirty dozen.
As much as I would like to agree with this article,I cannot since Janine Garofalo(you know,the loudmouthÂ actress with more ink on her than a retard working in a pen factory?)Â has said that “anyone criticism ofÂ this man is straight upÂ racism”
Which one of you guys wants to be a President?
Major John Reisman: Pinkley?
Pinkley: What kind of President, sir?
Major John Reisman: Just a plain, ordinary, every day, home-lovin’ American President.
Pinkley: I’d rather be a civilian, sir.
You’ve seen aÂ President inspecting troops before haven’t you? Just walk slow, act dumb and look stupid!
This war was NOT started for your private gratification, and you can be damned sure it’s not being run for your personal convenience, either!
well its funny..everyone i ask if they voted for him say NO..
so how the heck did he get in there to begin with?
im thinking he was put in for some reason, by higher power than the voting public.
does our vote really count.. i think not. its just a game they play in washington.
Or everyone who did vote for him are ashamed to say it..because they know hes nothing but a puppet, for some very deviant people in power
Hedley LeMarr:Â Men, you are about to embark on a great crusade to stamp out runaway decency in the east. Now you men will only be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain Nobel Peace Prize.
Comments….. In my opinion, the most dangerous thing about this administration, is the total ignorance of the Constitutiion.Â Obama dosn’t care if he is absolutely in violation of what the constitution says when he initiates a policy change.Â he just ignores the law, and declares an executive order. I’m sure the forcing of people to buy government health care will be an issue sure to pop up as in violation of the constitution, once it makes it through to the Supreme court.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Soon enough, there will be a massive “bumping of the heads”, as the majority of regular folks get pissed enough to let Osama know they’re tired of his disregard of our constitution, and they “really” try to do something about it.Â Anger is contageous, and not only are the low incomeÂ folks who realize the party is over, but regular working stiffs, who continue to have toÂ pay for all this bailout, all are hitting their limit on patience. The pot will boil over soon.
Obummer,Â “THE ONE” who willÂ transcend race and bring this country together!Â And the plan for this great ideal is to scream racism at everything and everyone that disagrees with what you areÂ doing. Yeah, great plan. How’s that workin out fer ya?Â Yep, every day is yet another great Kum Ba Ya moment.
Do you think he paid attention in Economics 101, knew this was coming, didn’t know, or just didn’t care?Â A true leader would look into the camera such as Mr. Ron Paul.Â Now that’s leadership.Â DoesÂ the president realize what was in his Oath of Office, that he swore too?
I have to agree with you, TnAndy.Â I like it.Â Â Wizard behind the curtains.Â Â N I believe it is the full truth.
Never believed in Obama, and I see it the same way TnAndy. I like the word ‘wizards’ ;]
this article is baloney. it’s not only obama -it’s the republicans and the democrats. same monkeys with different masks.
while the fascist media distracts us hourly with the republicans and the democrats having phoney marx brothers pie fights over irrelevant issues Â their banker controllers are stealing the country right out from under us…
I had a dozen stickers made that have Calvin pissing on obama.Â I could have given hundreds of them away.Â I have people rolling down their windows as they drive by asking where they could buy them.Â I was thinking maybe I should make a hundred more, sell them and then take the money and pay for a giant billboard of the same picture.Â Black or white obama is a piece of trash.Â Anyone want one!
The 11th reason………Obama is a racist lying shithead son ofÂ a bitch.Â Whew, I feel better already.Â Â
Oh, please.Â I read this website everyday, along with many of the others on the homepage.Â Â I disagree with many of Obama’s and Congress’s policies, and think we are all being sold out to TPTB.Â But this entry is a hysterical hatchet job.Â I expect better.
Who cares TnAndy?Â Â If Obama represents those behind your so called curtain then he damn sure deserves the abuse being dished out to him by the citizens of this country.Â You are the kind of jackass who will defendÂ the actions ofÂ peopleÂ destroying this Republic under the premise “someone else is making them do it”.Â Â What a pussy you are.Â One can only hope you share their eventual fate since you obviouslyÂ defend their words and actions.Â Your another bastard traitor.Â JustÂ like your hero Obama.Â Â Â Go to hell.
Go ahead and laugh at the O-Chumps.Â Seeing as your stuck with Hope-N-Change you might as well get something enjoyable out of it….
Not mentioned but almost as bad as Obama’s socialist Democrats on the path to fundamentally transforming the United States of America are the progressive Republicans who do not stand up and defend the US Constitution as well as adhering strictly to sound fiscal & monetary principles in a free market.
“10. Obama doesnâ€™t believe in American greatness”
That one says it all…
Why bother railing against Obama?
He’s a stooge, a puppet for the financial elites.
Just their newest front to further their agenda.
Like Bush and Clinton before him.
So don’t waste your time on Obama, once he’s gone he’ll be replaced by something similar, that is, unless YOU out there wise up and stop voting for someone who promises gain without effort.
Face it, the US is in a hole of its own making and it will take hard work and discomfort to climb out from it. There’s no easy way of getting past that ….Â and the longer we evade it the worse the day of reckoning that awaits us.
You guys have lost focus again…its not about the puppet, it is about the goons pulling their strings and yanking your chains..
OK..We did not get satisfaction out of having “W” in the white house….enough said..but heck, the rich got a nice tax and the banksters got a bailout!!!
so we voted for “change” and we sure are getting it again… Big business andÂ the banksters got bailouts again,Â and the rich are getting richer while the poorÂ and middle class are left to die…
Next election we will get the opposite ofÂ Obama and hisÂ “changes” in the form of Jackboots and stormtroopers and more cavity searches and threats atÂ airports, post offices ect..We will get tough on everything..including beingÂ poor…Â the ghost of a constitution will be totally abandonedÂ and the rich will STILL get richer…
After the NEO-Nazis have worn out their welcome..Next we will want some more “change” and we will get a lovely little field trip to spend four to eight years in a new peoples soviet state of amerika, with informants and re-education for all (except those with connections who will STILL GET RICHER AND RICHER ANYWAY! It is them who always win the elections…)
What comes after that…who knows…but I hope its Christ
I cannot handle much more modern politicsÂ
I’d like to add something.Â Obama isÂ the worst president we have ever had.Â At least George Bush was humble in his failures.Â Obama is arrogant in his many failures and at the same time demeaning to theÂ people of this country.Â It’s no wonder people hate this man with a passion.Â Â HeÂ is better qualifiedÂ to beÂ a janitor in a Chicago housing president as far as I’m concerned.Â Just my opinion.
get ready for the VAT and C-Tax after the next presidential elections.
see yaÂ in the bread line suckers…
Ha! I’ll be in the breadline, alright. While all you suckers are waiting, I’ll be brinking my bread in. I grow my food. Better get too it and learn how! There will only be two things that are worth much in the near future: food and firearms. A period of massive decay where so many unprepared, unproductive, Socialbots are culled.
TPTB cannot sustain such a large herd. They need a legal way to trim them. We are seeing it unfold. We’ve already got massive gang wars in Chitcaghole and L.A. (and probably other places). Police (revenue agent) brutality is rampant. Get the herd upset enough and they will run off a cliff. Decrease the numbers. The herd eats too much.
Camp FEMA anyone?
August 12th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
Who cares TnAndy?Â Â If Obama represents those behind your so called curtain then he damn sure deserves the abuse being dished out to him by the citizens of this country.Â You are the kind of jackass who will defendÂ the actions ofÂ peopleÂ destroying this Republic under the premise â€œsomeone else is making them do itâ€.Â Â What a pussy you are.Â One can only hope you share their eventual fate since you obviouslyÂ defend their words and actions.Â Your another bastard traitor.Â JustÂ like your hero Obama.Â Â Â Go to hell.
How stupid are you? You actually contradict yourself in your ignorance/stupidity , in reality, Obama would be your hero. No one is suggesting that Obama is good bad or indifferent. He is a puppet, like y0u who is controlled by the illuminati.Or the wizards as one on here put it. Lets be clear, its the DeRothschilds who are responsible for everything that has happened in the last 100 years if not more. Especially all bad events including recessions and wars.You are the type of moron who believes if you vote for the republicans yet again.. somehow all will be better. What you do not understand is that these people are all cut from the same cloth and their only intention is to steal from you and hurt you until you have nothing or you are dead. those of us who know the truth , know that neither republican nor democrat will help us rather they will continue to hurt and detroy us and in the process will destroy themsleves too. These people are all so inbred yet so rich and powerful , that it matters not if they have any sense. They prey on sheeple like you, and sheeple like you let them. becasuse you will never know any better.