Poll: Half of Americans Question Obama’s Competence – More Than George W. Bush!

Obama_End War
(townhall.com)

Half of Americans believe President Barack Obama is incompetent.

Half.

Obama is now officially viewed by his countrymen as less competent than George W. Bush at the same point in their presidencies, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted June 11-15.

“The … survey found that just half of all respondents consider Obama to be competent, even lower than those polled in the wake of Bush’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina,” the Washington Examiner reports.

“And 54 percent said Obama is no longer able ‘to lead the country and get the job done,’” according to the news site. “More than 40 percent of respondents believe the administration’s performance has gotten worse in the past year.”

The polling results are so bad they’ve even prompted some in the mainstream media to declare the president a lame duck.

“This poll is a disaster for the president,” NBC News Chief Chuck Todd said Tuesday. “You look at the presidency here: Lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.”

“On the issue of do you believe he can still lead? A majority believe no. Essentially the public is saying your presidency is over,” Todd said, according to the Examiner.

Predictably, Obama’s worst ratings are on his handling of foreign policy, which is obviously tied to his thumb-twiddling as ISIS extremists besiege Iraq and unravel all progress in the country.

“Just 37 percent of those surveyed approved of the president’s handling of foreign affairs,” the Examiner reports. “Progressives fear that disillusionment with the White House could endanger Democrats in November’s midterms. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the Senate.”

No Stunner Here – Only 41 Percent of People Approve of Obama Foreign Policy

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(ldjackson.net)

Not that it should surprise anyone, but President Obama’s approval rating for his handling of international affairs has hit an all-time low, according to the results of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

From ABC News:

At 41 percent, Obama’s approval rating for handling international affairs is down slightly, by six points, from early March, and down further, by 13 points, since his re-election, to a career low. Fifty percent disapprove, a new high, with those who strongly disapprove outnumbering strong approvals by 2-1.

In further criticism on the international front, 58 percent said the Obama administration has tried to cover up the facts about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

We have to wonder what these poll numbers might have looked like if surveys had been taken following the absurd swap of five dangerous terrorist prisoners for one American soldier who may have been deserting when he was captured in Afghanistan.

The new numbers suggest that Americans are finally starting to understand what happened in Benghazi, and may keep open minds during upcoming congressional hearings. It’s about time this administration is held accountable for its actions. Apparently the people are finally tired of waiting for this man to produce and are ready for change.

Joe Biden Urges Air Force Graduates to Usher in a ‘New World Order’

Joe Biden
(rollingstone.com)

Stripes.com reports:

Under a blazing sun, Vice President Joe Biden challenged graduating Air Force Academy cadets on Wednesday to help create a “new world order for the 21st century.”

Biden called on images from the end of World War II, part of a White House push to burnish a foreign policy that has been challenged by Russian aggression and continued trouble from North Africa to Afghanistan.

“I believe we and mainly you have an incredible opportunity to lead in shaping a new world order for the 21st century in a way consistent with American interests and common interests,” Biden said before shaking hands with 995 members of the class of 2014.

The reference to a “new world order” echoed a similar goal set by President George Bush after the collapse of European communism.

The so-called collapse of European communism was indeed a fundamental shift. But what’s different now? America is really the only superpower in the world – the only place we have to go is down. Is that what the vice president is suggesting?

Stripes.com reports Biden’s definition is: “a world that seeks human rights, free trade and an end to poverty and oppression.”

Aren’t we doing that now?

The Left is using latest round of climate hysteria to distract from Obama’s ruinous policies

Michael Fish weather forecast
(BBC/PA – theguardian.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Perhaps you’ve noticed that Democrats and their co-workers in the media are acting especially hysterical lately about “man-made climate change.”

In just the past few days, there’ve been news stories warning that climate change could destroy America’s national landmarks, imperil our national security, lead to more wildfires, and even disrupt corn and rice production. (“Cereal lovers of the world may want to start stocking up now,” warns Time.com.)

On Wednesday, a group of leading Democrats gathered outside a Senate office building to highlight the need for immediate legislative action. California Sen. Barbara Boxer even called for an end to climate change “denial,” a deliberate word choice to subtly link climate-change skeptics to Holocaust deniers.

The environmentalists and their media groupies have obviously decided to crank up the volume of their alarmism to “11,” but why now?

That’s easy.

Leftists want to talk about the weather because the rest of their agenda has proven to be a total flop with the American people. Just consider the list of issues Democrats don’t want to talk about with the November elections looming.
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