Obama’s Plunging Approval Rating Still Outpaces Congress

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Public approval for a scandal-embattled President Barack Obama, as well as a gridlocked, ineffectual Congress, has reached near-historic lows, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

The President is facing his worst slide in popularity among a cross section of Americans since his all-time low of 39 percent in September 2011. The recent poll, which finds his approval down to 41 percent, shows Obama on track to descend at least that far once more, if the trend established during the first six months of his second term continues.

In April (back when the Benghazi, Libya, debacle was the only major Obama Administration scandal the public knew about), Obama’s polling numbers were commensurate with the 51 percent of the popular vote he received in the 2012 election, with an even 50 percent of Americans still showing their approval.

But two months later, in the wake of scandals involving Obama’s ties with the Internal Revenue Service, National Security Agency and Department of Justice — along with an unfocused cavalcade of second-term agenda talking points covering Obamacare, energy regulations, ambivalent foreign policy and even civil liberties — the President’s popularity, even among his liberal base, has taken a dramatic hit.

A separate Field poll found that only 52 percent of voters in California, where Democrats have carried every Presidential election since 1992, now approve of Obama’s post-scandal performance. In February, by contrast, he had enjoyed a 62 percent popularity rating.

As the McClatchy poll summary notes, the numerous scandals have chipped away at Obama’s credibility on many fronts, with Americans from highly divergent walks of life finding their own different reasons for turning on the President. Despite that, Obama still is faring far better than the stagnant 113th Congress, especially the Republican majority in the House of Representatives:

“Clearly six months into his second term there’s been falloff across the board. It’s not like one group bailed on him,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the poll.

About his only solace is that the approval rating of congressional Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, sank to 22 percent. One-third of registered voters approved of congressional Democrats’ performance.

The dismal Washington numbers reflect “the ongoing, cumulative effect of those issues which have not been resolved” and no solution is in sight, Miringoff said. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to trim federal deficits or write a federal budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and Congress plans to leave Aug. 2 for a five-week recess.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • CCblogging

    The Fascist/Marxist/Muslim/gay Democrat party used fraud to reelect the embarrassment in our White House. Impeach and Prosecute Now!

    • IHateLibs

      How can you Impeach an ILLEGAL POTUS. Just TRY him for Fraud and Treason. That should do it. Then, All things enacted by this KENYA COMMIE FRAUD will be Null and Void. THEN go after All in the LIB/DEM Party who helped get this Fraud Elected

      • Robbie

        The “ALL” who got him elected is called the majority of American voters.

        • Steve E

          And that’s why this country’s people are made of sorry idiots.

          • Robbie

            You know you could be right. Perhaps it’s time to return to the original values and intentions of the Founders. Perhaps the only folks allowed to vote (and run for office) ought to be white males. That’s the ticket. Your country went to the dogs when they started taking that line in the Bill of Rights seriously – that “all men are created equal” stuff.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            What would be so wrong to have all male voters? There would hopefully be less leaches and parasites attaching themselves to the government teat. There would be less pathological altruists. Hopefully it would weed out the ones who go by appearance instead of substance of a man.
            Your response makes me question your gender, there is something wrong with a man that does not side with other men. Casting their value aside if they are of questionable character only.

          • Robbie

            I’m not sure if I should take your comments as genuine or as some kind of satirical joke. In any case I am siding with other men. I’m siding with men who value women as fellow human beings who are more often than not a whole lot nicer than a lot of boorish males. But let me answer your question in a way that should be of particular pertinence to you. What would be so wrong to have all male voters? Perhaps nothing. But let me – just for a moment – go a step further. When we decide on who should vote let’s restrict it to males who were born in the U.s.A. and whos parents were born in the U.S.A. and whos grandparents were born in the U.S.A. That way we would have only real patriots voting. Oh gee, does that cut you out Nadzieja? I am oh so sorry about that.

          • CCblogging

            We got us a black troll here

        • CCblogging

          It was voter fraud

          • Robbie

            No it wasn’t. You’re just a poor loser (but a loser none the less).

          • CCblogging

            Yes, there was massive fraud by you fascist dims. We will see who is the loser November 2014 bozo.

          • Robbie

            No there wasn’t.

      • Dave

        Typical conservative drivel…. You must be a leader of the movement.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          But you haven’t said anything so how is that to be a condemnation against Conservatives.

          You don’t sound any different than a peevish brat and that describes your character very well.

        • CCblogging

          Conservatives Rule And Libtards Droll.

          • CCblogging

            That’s drool davie boy

      • Ron r

        YOU are an IDIOT!!! Go hate yourself!!!

        • CCblogging

          You are an Obama boot licker and an idiot.

    • Bernard Forand

      Typical ranting of a dysfunctional mentally handicap lost soul. These are all that remains as the followers of the dysfunctional Tea Party. Intoxicated addicts of Tea. Lets see how they actually promote Austerity for their herd that so loving devour.
      The season of the pirates is approaching once again. Elements of the Tea Party are preparing another daring kidnapping of our financial security. Hostage / Ransom scenarios will once again be emphasized as the ideal leadership ideology of this dysfunctional party. Saddling us with the most dysfunctional Congress in our Nations History is what they consider as honor.
      July 23 2013 House Appropriations sub committee drafts a bill to cut Environmental Protection By 34%, Eliminate gas regulations, National endowments for the arts and humanities by 50% Fish and Wildlife by 27%. Of the $3 Billion for Alternative energy reduced to $826 Million Of the $380 Million for advanced research and development in energy down to $70 Million. Once again eliminate PBS {Big Bird}, Education grants cut 16% for the improvised, Labor Department cut 13%. Meanwhile back in the senate {R Tea} are threatening Senator Harry Reid Senate Majority leader {D}’, vow to hold the nation hostage if any money is considered to support any portion of Obamacare. Senator John Cornyn {R Tea}, John Thune {R Tea},
      And Marco Rubio {R Tea} are the official keepers of the Tea Pot in the senate.
      Legislative days to go are a mere 24 days away from the Oct.1 deadline. Considering since 2010 Tea have not ever entertain the concept of politics or comprehend it, what chance will there be in the next 24 days they have left to educate themselves?
      A letter drafted by senators Mike Lee {R Tea}, Ted Cruz {R Tea}, and Rand Paul {R Tea} Demanding to not fund any provisions of Obamacare. Taken together we are witnessing the greatest cuts since 1995 when the republicans sought to eliminate the departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and holding the USA Hostage for 28 days!
      Dan Pfeiffer sums it up “ Republicans’ were offering no plan, other than indiscriminate cuts as far as the eye can see and repeal Obamacare as often as possible.” Mr. Pfeiffer warns the nation that the Tea is once again seeking a train wreck form of politics for the USA.
      Republicans further demand reforms to cut Medicare and S.S., Rewriting the Tax Code. Unless all of these issues are surrendered to the {R Tea}, the pirates will initiate there threats against the USA. Senator McConnell {R Tea} made it clear he will not abide by the cut spending across the board sequester. It would require cuts to too many austerity strategic components.
      Security and Exchange Commission that has been enforcing laws and investigating the corruptive practices of Wall Street and the Banks is to be cut by18%. Transportation and housing bill cut nearly 50%, Community Block Grants to levels below what the founder President Gerald Ford had originated, slashing any funds to the new Consumers Protective Agency, IRS cut by 24%, Amtrak by 30% and clean water grants slashed 83%!
      Bottom line {R Tea} have no intention of actually seeking any security for their constituents‘. Traditionalist conservative republicans are now distancing themselves from such Tea intoxicated demands and pirating ideologies. Zealot extremist with no intelligent beneficial leadership for the nation. Austerity is illuminated as their motivation!
       
        
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
        
      Typical ranting of a dysfunctional mentally handicap lost soul. These are all that remains as the followers of the dysfunctional Tea Party. Intoxicated addicts of Tea. Lets see how they actually promote Austerity for their herd that so loving devour.
      The season of the pirates is approaching once again. Elements of the Tea Party are preparing another daring kidnapping of our financial security. Hostage / Ransom scenarios will once again be emphasized as the ideal leadership ideology of this dysfunctional party. Saddling us with the most dysfunctional Congress in our Nations History is what they consider as honor.
      July 23 2013 House Appropriations sub committee drafts a bill to cut Environmental Protection By 34%, Eliminate gas regulations, National endowments for the arts and humanities by 50% Fish and Wildlife by 27%. Of the $3 Billion for Alternative energy reduced to $826 Million Of the $380 Million for advanced research and development in energy down to $70 Million. Once again eliminate PBS {Big Bird}, Education grants cut 16% for the improvised, Labor Department cut 13%. Meanwhile back in the senate {R Tea} are threatening Senator Harry Reid Senate Majority leader {D}’, vow to hold the nation hostage if any money is considered to support any portion of Obamacare. Senator John Cornyn {R Tea}, John Thune {R Tea},
      And Marco Rubio {R Tea} are the official keepers of the Tea Pot in the senate.
      Legislative days to go are a mere 24 days away from the Oct.1 deadline. Considering since 2010 Tea have not ever entertain the concept of politics or comprehend it, what chance will there be in the next 24 days they have left to educate themselves?
      A letter drafted by senators Mike Lee {R Tea}, Ted Cruz {R Tea}, and Rand Paul {R Tea} Demanding to not fund any provisions of Obamacare. Taken together we are witnessing the greatest cuts since 1995 when the republicans sought to eliminate the departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and holding the USA Hostage for 28 days!
      Dan Pfeiffer sums it up “ Republicans’ were offering no plan, other than indiscriminate cuts as far as the eye can see and repeal Obamacare as often as possible.” Mr. Pfeiffer warns the nation that the Tea is once again seeking a train wreck form of politics for the USA.
      Republicans further demand reforms to cut Medicare and S.S., Rewriting the Tax Code. Unless all of these issues are surrendered to the {R Tea}, the pirates will initiate there threats against the USA. Senator McConnell {R Tea} made it clear he will not abide by the cut spending across the board sequester. It would require cuts to too many austerity strategic components.
      Security and Exchange Commission that has been enforcing laws and investigating the corruptive practices of Wall Street and the Banks is to be cut by18%. Transportation and housing bill cut nearly 50%, Community Block Grants to levels below what the founder President Gerald Ford had originated, slashing any funds to the new Consumers Protective Agency, IRS cut by 24%, Amtrak by 30% and clean water grants slashed 83%!
      Bottom line {R Tea} have no intention of actually seeking any security for their constituents‘. Traditionalist conservative republicans are now distancing themselves from such Tea intoxicated demands and pirating ideologies. Zealot extremist with no intelligent beneficial leadership for the nation. Austerity is illuminated as their motivation!
       
        
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
        

      • Bill

        I can also see that you have a lot of time on your hands. Remember, idle hands makes for the devils work.

        • Vigilant

          I think time is not a factor. It’s obvious that BF copies and pastes a great deal of his work, most likely from prepared talking points.

          He’s a paid shill and nothing less.

      • CCblogging

        You Obamaphiles are delusional.

    • Ron r

      What fraud are you talking about dip stick??? Idiots like you think that only people you elect are legitimate. So silly.

      • CCblogging

        You know full well who I am talking about dufus. You Obama boot lickers are morons.

  • FreedomFighter

    Hitler was very popular also and maintained this popularity thru propaganda, just like Obama does.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Bernard Forand

      Numbers are used in our everyday lives to expose the reality of the universe and all within it. Right wing derogatory remarks fail in substance and facts. Does illuminate the status quo of the extent of the handicap mental dysfunctional of its host.
      Lets go to the bottom line. Just which of the two party’s is the party to party with? Lets put them to the numbers. Going back 80 years. That will expose as to who is who a little bit more clearly than hyped up foxy journalist could ever do or dysfunctional opinionated commenter’s that infect this thread with their loose thread ideologies.
      A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there is more.
      Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
      Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
      That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
      Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
      LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
      GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
      Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
      Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
      Alas the Truth is a difficult reality for small narrow minded creatures to comprehend. They prefer simple comic book tabloids fantasies. That they can wrap their callow mental abilities around.
       
      Numbers are used in our everyday lives to expose the reality of the universe and all within it. Right wing derogatory remarks fail in substance and facts. Does illuminate the status quo of the extent of the handicap mental dysfunctional of its host.
      Lets go to the bottom line. Just which of the two party’s is the party to party with? Lets put them to the numbers. Going back 80 years. That will expose as to who is who a little bit more clearly than hyped up foxy journalist could ever do or dysfunctional opinionated commenter’s that infect this thread with their loose thread ideologies.
      A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there is more.
      Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
      Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
      That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
      Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
      LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
      GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
      Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
      Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
      Alas the Truth is a difficult reality for small narrow minded creatures to comprehend. They prefer simple comic book tabloids fantasies. That they can wrap their callow mental abilities around.
       

      • Bill

        Bernard,
        I see that they have programmed you real well. You talk a lot but do not say anything

        • IsThisAmerica

          Kind of like Obama LOL

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Same principle applies to both, each had and O and his handlers have an agenda to transform the country. They are not asking for Americans’ permission. You will either take it or too bad so sad the only ones who may miss you are your family and friends. Don’t you think there are not enough psychobabblers who are hired to advise them how to bypass the American people.

  • Warrior

    Olympic Downhill Replacement

    Several months ago, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and fractured her tibia during a harrowing ski accident in Schlamding, Austria.
    Vonn was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming.
    Concerned that she wouldn’t be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team would be filled by Barack Obama.

    U.S. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the spot on the team because “no one has ever taken a country downhill faster than he has.”

    • Bernard Forand

      Your comment is false; CBO does not concur.
      Remember when republicans were so fearful of the economy’s state affaire? Well they still are !
      Right Wing cries too fast, too fast, too fast, slooooow down.. “It Is All About The Economy Stupid”
      The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
      WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
      The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
      “Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit,” said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
      Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
      Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
      “It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. {R}
      “I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
      Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
      The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
      Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits. {R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
      CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
      It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.

      • Bill

        I have news for you Bernard, there is no recovery, just illusion

        • Dave

          Its an illusion up until the GOP takes charge again? Is that it?

          • Bill

            No, it is an illusion until we start seeing some solid gdp and job growth numbers. I don’t care which party does it.

          • Dave

            So, what should Obama do with a GOP that has engaged in record filibusters and has stopped most of what Obama has said he wants to do? We have reduced spending and increased revenue and we had a surplus the previous month. The economy is slow to recover because we have not fixed our trade agreements, our tax code and we are in hyper-partisanship that was kicked off 3 months into Obama’s first term when during the worst recession since the Depression, Mitch McConnell said our only goal is to make sure Obama fails.

            Since 2010, the economy has been adding jobs not subtracting jobs.
            Without Congress, the president cannot do much.

          • Bill

            Do you also believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

          • Dave

            Facts are pesky things when they don’t suit the narrative you wish to put out isn’t it?

      • Vigilant

        Shill. And you should at least attribute the source(s) of your plagiarized “work.”

      • jmark80

        Nothing like a paid shill to inspire confidence.

    • Bill

      Great analogy, Warrior
      We can always count on you to put things in perspective

  • dan

    Obomao didn’t comment because he’s on another family vacation….sigh
    I vote we send the lame duck hunting with Cheney….

  • HarleyKaren

    The Great Divider’s ratings took another major nosedive with the Trayvon Martin comments.

  • Bernard Forand

    Ah how sweet the melodies of the foxy pied piper’s tune of A La Propaganda. The dysfunctional handicap are parading their shame with honor as we gaze upon them with pity. No one in our nations history had a chance to surmount the negative deluge of disenchantment, then this dysfunctional Tea Party has thrust upon the USA.

  • Dave

    Our Gov is not working… This is the worst Congress I have ever seen. Historically low bills getting passed…. Judicial and cabinet nominations being held up just because the GOP hates Obama that much.
    They are a joke and that is why their approval rating is around 10%.Congress is a disgrace.
    Obama, he is just another corporatist and he can only do what Congress will allow and since the GOP are on a mission to make sure Obama fails above anything else, we have stagnation.
    Both parties need to go. As long as both corrupt parties are in charge, there isn’t much hope for a change in this country for the foreseeable future.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    It would not matter if O’s approval rating fell in the zeros, because his handlers do not care if Americans approve or disapprove. Their hope and change is happening as it was promised. People are busily directed to pay attention to polls, what in reality changes that anyone can say, see this is what happened.

  • Bill

    Obama could care less, he has his.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Since O is a Marxist Ideologue having his is not the end all of his existence, transforming this country into a Marxist Utopia is. If he gets wealth and prestige that is an aside perk. The Marxists have been waiting for this time in history for a long time and it is almost in their grasp.

      • Bill

        You are right, Nad
        And the people are dumbed down enough to buy that bill of goods. They must have been taught a different version of history from what really happened, because if they were the real story, they would know that they will just be poorer and lose our quality of life

        • Ron r

          What’s amazing is how the Flea party and the reich wing congress has dumbed you guys down to thinking that nothing Obama does is good for the Nation. Even things they have been for in the past. Isn’t that what the other reich did. Thank god for the young who don’t see things your way. Just think, had it not been for the young progressives we would have stayed in viet nam while cowards like Cheney ,and Nuget watched and laughed from the sidelines.

          • jmark80

            So tell me Ron,

            Do you approve of the NDAA? The extension of the Patriot Act? How about EO13604? How about the persecution of whistleblowers? What about drone strikes? Unending war? Financial aid to Egypt? Financial and military aid to Syrian rebels?

            Blind partisan loyalty is blindingly stupid.

          • Doel96

            Flea Party and Reich Wing my ###. If we want to talk Left or Right leaning, the Nazis were more Socialist and Left-wing than Conservatives. NationalSOZIALIST Partei. Get a grip on our space-time continuum, not your fanciful one. How can one do good when your mantra reflects those values COUNTER to what our Founding Fathers wanted? Wealth redistribution? Where the #### do you read that in the Federalist Papers, their contemporary communiques, their well-established sources of inspiration? Nowhere, that’s where. How can one do good when you specifically state, “The Constitution is getting in my way.” HE SAID THAT. He is trying to re-engineer our nation. Dubya made big mistakes, but this President is not only continuing them, but EXPANDING those mistakes. It must be a beautiful life in your world of delusion. Don’t even try to make statements about strategic efforts like Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s above your head. Want to throw out names? How about Fonda? No matter how you feel about the war, you think THAT is any better than Washington brainiacs orchestrating an Asian insurgency? Huh? Do you have the courage to answer Yes or no?

          • Bill123

            Doe196, here’s a test–

            Nazis forced employers to hire union workers and sit at the bargaining table with unions.

            A. True
            B. False

            Nazis refused major financial support from employers who wanted government to outlaw labor unions.

            A. True

            B. False

            Nazis brought leaders of industry, of labor unions, the Communist and Socialist parties together to find solutions for the entire nation.

            A. True
            B. False

            Nazi passed laws to protect gay rights.

            A. True
            B. False

            Nazis passed laws insuring no preference for any religion would be enforced by government.

            A. True.
            B. False

            The Nazi Party and the Socialist Party were the same thing in Germany.

            A. True
            B. False

            Despite all historical records, the Nazis were not funded by right wing anti-union industrialists from around the world, including the USA, but instead, they were funded by socialists.

            If you answered A to anything, you are too ignorant to be sharing an opinion of what constituted the Nazi Party political philosophy

  • Alan

    At 41% Obama is doing well, my rating is 0.

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    It is time to send the Dictator in the White House to PRISON OR INTO EXILE…NEVER TO RETURN TO THIS COUNTRY…

  • red neck

    The obama scale begins at -100 and falls from there!

  • Guest

    Please! Obama and Congress did not have great approval ratings before the 2012 elections, and voters were dumb enough to re-elect Obama for another four year term. And, they keep re-electing the same bone heads into Congress. Who the hell cares if you do not approve, you still send both back to do more damage. That alone says you do not disapprove too much. The fact is, there are more mouths that want to be fed for free than workers. And well, that pretty well is the end of what used to be a great nation.

  • IBCAMN

    everybody knows he got back in as the prez from fraud!he only won in ststes where you didn’t need a ID to vote!not to mention all the people caught for voter fraud that worked for gov’t voter stations and the polls and the counters!(one lady that worked for gov’t voted 5 times,just to make sure he won!)that’s how he won folks!

  • Motov

    So much for Mount Rushmore,……huh? Obozo’s economics only kicks the can further down the road, We will some day have to face the music, post poning the upcoming depression by increasing our debt only makes it worse. Government is FUBAR, and replacement is necessary, with constitutionally minded people. The current bunch should be jailed immediately, along with other former politicians. We could also fire at least 75% bureaucrats, and massively shrink our way over-bloated government. End illegal foreign wars now, stop our global hypocrisy and start leading by example again.
    Obozo’s picture is only fit to be printed on toilet paper, and with that idea someone will make million$.