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President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.

Obama’s approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.

The brutal numbers underscore what has been something of a lost year for the President. His approval ratings have been plunging recently as a result of the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In the Washington Post/ABC poll, only 34% approve of how Obama is handling his signature health law’s implementation.

You can always blame this on Obamacare alone, but why sell him short on all the other failures? It will be interesting to see what catchy slogans the R’s and D’s can wow us with in the near future, and of course, which morons will fall for it…..again.

  1. No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

    Obama has sorta fulfilled his campaign promise foreign leaders would respect us:

    Putin is envious:


    I remain troubled by the Obama Nixon parallels, any talk of pardon is disproportionate to the crimes. While Nixon spied on Democrat thugs, Obama is spying on everyone.

    No pardon for Obama’s many crimes, prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We have to set an example so that no liberal Democrat ever again defraud for personal gain, and commit high crimes against our constitution.

    • ± says:

      But how can we effect what you suggested earlier in this thread; to prosecute his white half only so as to avoid accusations of racism? :)

      • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

        That was “tongue in cheek” satire.

        Liberal logic is non falsifiable, empirical facts are irrelevant, its all smear and demonization of any opposing view.

        To illustrate, America was racist if it didn’t vote to elect Obama president; Having elected him twice should mean America is not racist.

        Have you heard any liberals say that? Of course not, the race hustlers make more money now than ever, and MSNBC touts America’s racism at every turn, especially when people object to Obama lying to their face: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period” caused a drop in the polls, the lie was irrelevant, clearly those polled are racists.

  2. deowll says:

    Obama has a good line of bather and socialist/Marxist ideals. The problem is he has a terrible work ethic and is utterly mind bogglingly incompetent as an administrator.

    Reid, Nancy P./Obama and the other socialist got Obamacare passed but Obama has no more clue about how to make the program work than your average 10 yr old and is less likely to acquire the skills needed to make it work because if he was going to learn on the job he’d already be showing evidence of doing so.

  3. Mark says:

    …and still people mistake this sorry excuse of a corporatist shill for a socialist. Pack of easily duped automatons I tells ya. He’s about as socialist as Bill Gates. All he’s doing is paying lip service to his faux left liberal constituents.

    The thing I don’t understand is this 2 term limit. What the point of it when the second term is essentially 4 years of impotence?

    • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

      Pros and Cons to all we do. You make a connection between second term incompetence and the two term limitation. Pure assumption on your part. Seems to me all the options regarding effectiveness are there with or without a two term limitation.

      Yes, Pros and cons. I think on balance I’m for the limitation as “power corrupts.” Who knows if the third term is the result of hones popularity or if it is due to some kind of corruption? Its good that vested interests can’t buy more than 8 years of influence at a time.

      Same reason the inheritance tax is so important: stop the formation of the landed gentry.

      …………everything connected to everything else.

      Yea, verily.

  4. NewFormatSux says:

    His HHS Secretary declared ObaaCare to be a human-caused disaster in a letter today to Senators.

  5. Harry Chapman says:

    Increased consumer spending over the summer helped the U.S. economy grow more than expected in the third quarter of 2013. The Commerce Department saw a 4.1 percent annual growth rate in the economy—higher than the 3.6 percent they’d predicted and the biggest gain the U.S. has seen since 2011. Commerce says the change is due to an annual 2 percent growth in spending over the summer—with people making purchases that range from big things like refrigerators to daily and monthly expenses like gas and healthcare. This is just the latest good news for the economy, predicting even higher expectations for growth this year.
    Read it at The Wall Street Journal

    • Dallas says:

      There is great news out there!

      • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

        If we’re not being lied to again, it could always be revised downward later.

        So the uptick in spite of O’s best efforts, excuses shredding the constitution, ruling by fiat making changes to the law of the land every day, according to his whims?

        The alleged uptick excuses the massive police state he is setting up?

        The alleged uptick excuses bankrupting the country and setting the stage for turning hyper inflation?

        The alleged uptick excuses attacking his political enemies using every lever of Government possible, be it the IRS, NLRB or EPA?

        The alleged uptick excuses child trafficking by DHS?

        The alleged uptick excuses Fast and Furious arming of favored Cartels and preventing Arizona from closing their border?

        The alleged uptick excuses the extortion from Wall Street, Big Pharma, Medical Device makers under the guise of Obamacare?

        The alleged uptick excuses lying to our face about keeping our doctors, health care plans or saving money by switching to Obamacare.

        The alleged uptick excuses lying to get re-elected via false Job and economy stats and other misrepresentations.

        The alleged uptick excuses perverting the media by populating his regime with their family and friends.

        The alleged uptick excuses doling out billions of taxpayer dollars to campaign bundlers.

        The alleged uptick excuses supporting radical Islam in Egypt, Syria, and Libyia.

        The alleged uptick excuses sabotaging the sanctions against Iran.

        The alleged uptick excuses ignoring imprisoned Americans overseas while doling out big bucks to Islamist murderers.

        The alleged uptick excuses enslaving the US economy for a global warming hoax?

        The alleged uptick excuses driving up the price of gas from $1.87 a gallon to over $3.00 by burdensome regulation and manipulating the permit process.

        The alleged uptick excuses stroking the flames of racial hatred and political bigotry?

        The alleged uptick excuses empowering intolerance so only perversion is allowable free speech.

        • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

          The uptick excuses not rising to the aid of our operatives in Benghazi?

          The uptick excuses setting the stage for WWIII.

          The uptick excuses changing our country into whining Government dependents.

          The uptick excuses lawyering up terrorists and trying to import them into the US.

          The uptick excuses releasing the tax data of Romney to smear him as a nut.

          The uptick excuses all the high crimes and misdemeanors O and Holder are guilty of, including lying to Congress on every issue?

          The uptick excuses the fact its likely lying misdirection from his extortion and corruption.

          • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

            The uptick excuses empowering Bobbo and Dallas blogging?

            I think not.

  6. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    Loving the Demonstration of No Think Label Making, No Pardon for Obama’s Crimes! says:
    12/19/2013 at 8:11 pm

    That was “tongue in cheek” satire. // So was P/M’s comment. Who here thinks they are the only ones with a sense of humor?

    Liberal logic is non falsifiable, empirical facts are irrelevant, its all smear and demonization of any opposing view. /// Boilerplate BS Nonsense.

    To illustrate, America was racist if it didn’t vote to elect Obama president; /// Not true. I recall certain people/groups saying that certain people/groups would not vote for Obama because he was blacks, and that others would ALL because of racial issues including racism. I don’t recall anyone phrasing the issue just as you have. My guess—you made this notion/statement up out of whole cloth/hazy recollection/moronic stupidity.

    Having elected him twice should mean America is not racist. /// No, for the same reasons stated above.

    Have you heard any liberals say that? Of course not, the race hustlers make more money now than ever, and MSNBC touts America’s racism at every turn, especially when people object to Obama lying to their face: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period” caused a drop in the polls, the lie was irrelevant, clearly those polled are racists. /// Again–I haven’t seen anyone say this. If you can find such a quote, then you have 1-2-3 examples of really stupid people. Would they all be selfies?

    Two good examples: obboB and No Pardon. Non-thinking label hangers devoid of any real analysis. Do I think Obama lied about keeping your plans if you liked them? I don’t know..but consistent with the theme of this thread, the difference between the truth and that judgment is insignificant in that Obama has a duty not only to be truthful but also to be accurate. He did fail that challenge. To go from that to issues of racism or liberalism is just simply head up your ass stupid.

    Yea, verily.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      > Non-thinking label hangers devoid of any real analysis.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Very cryptic.

      • Hmeyers says:

        African American kids can now grow up and aspire to be president and see that these dreams can be realized.

        Before Obama, they only had people like Dennis Rodman or a rapper to be a role model.

        Today more than ever, young African Americans have a decent role model to look up to.

        The other side of the coin was electing John McCant who despite being in the Senate for 20 years didn’t have any ideas to fix the economy before winning the nomination because “he hadn’t had time to think about it much” (gee, inspiring!)

        And John McCain didn’t actually know anything about the internet, hadn’t used email before and wasn’t familiar with cell phones or student loans.

        I’m sorry the Vietnamese had John McCain imprisoned, but not so much so that I would have wanted an imcompetent old out-of-touch boob to be president.

        Obama was easily the best candidate in that election. Any Republican should have jumped up and down for joy in 2008 that Hillary wasn’t the candidate.

        Keep it real. I mean seriously.

        • pedro says:

          What’s wrong with rappers & the other black stereotypes? Obama said he grew up with them.

    • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

      Thanks for proving every point, especially empirical fact being irrelevant and the complete reliance upon smear and demonization to win the argument.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Given my critique was on your posting, please reread to discover your response is only accurate with reference to your own effort…so you do see “the point” but just are blinded by your own ego.

        PROVE ME WRONG: list the “empirical facts” upon which you based your post. Hint: you don’t have any. Thats what using labels causes to happen.

        adjective: empirical

        based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic. /// While it fits within “theory” let me say that being solely conclusionary and hanging totally debateable labels on issues is not empirical. It more…. its more……. douchbaggery I would say.

        I would say this assessment as well as my former is totally empirical. You can still DISAGREE with what is posted…. but you gotta use facts and analysis==>not mere conclusions/labels.

        Try it. Could change your whole life around.


        • No Pardon for Obama's Crimes! says:

          its all smear and demonization of any opposing view. /// Boilerplate BS Nonsense.
          =smear, not refutation with fact.

          America was racist if it didn’t vote to elect Obama president; /// Not true.

          Its true:

          “If Obama Loses Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him.” By Jacob Weisberg

          A simple google search uncovers reams of similar articles charging racism, but you won’t find any liberal professors citing Obama election 2x as proof America is not racist.

          Any opposition to Obama is blamed on racism, for example:

          “It isn’t about the administration, and it should not be about the administration of the state nor federal level when it comes to Obamacare,” she said. “But in fact it is. And why is that? I have talked to so many members in the House and Senate and you know what it comes down to? Are you ready for this? It is not about how many federal dollars we can receive. You ready? You want to know what it’s about? It’s about race. Now nobody wants to talk about that. It’s about the race of this African-American president. … It comes down to the race of the president of the U.S. which causes people to disconnect and step away from the substance of the bill.”- Louisiana Democratic Party, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans

          You didn’t address my argument factually, that’s why I cited your answers as illustrations of my point.

          Empirical evidence isn’t your opinion or faulty recollection of histroy.

          Everyone not have an agenda knows the left alleges racism at every turn, which is consistent as they allege sexism when someone objects to free abortions, or they claim Republican hate seniors and want to throw them off the cliff when they propose measures to save Social Security.

          Or those against the excessive EPA regulations want dirty air and water and are trying to kill the children.

          Its what liberals do, they smear and demonize rather than discuss the merits of a program using empirical fact.

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

            Hey No Pardon: very well done. So rare to get an honest reply, an attempt to really argue one’s position rather than simply repeat the dogma.

            Still….. you are making the very mistake I earlier assumed: you are applying the racism/racist issues of certain specific groups and applying that to America in Total. Your issue is “in the ballpark” but on the wrong base.

            In fact though, can we agree in advance what would constitute America being or not being “racist”? What does such a phrase even mean??

            …………and when there is no easy agreement, then it is just an ambiguous term that anyone can load up with meaning, turn into a dog whistle, and assemble their mob?

            So…I will now go to your link and see if in specifics the published analyst does or does not make the same distinction I just made or if he has conflated the two issues.

            I’m watching “Man on a Ledge” so it might take a while…. but thanks for your effort.

            Hypo: American is or is not racist by whatever characteristics you apply. THEN you have an election of a white guy vs a black guy. One wins by ONE VOTE ONLY. And, it turns out that of the 80 Million votes cast, only one was based on “racism.” Now—was the vote a racist one, and if so is America racists or not? 80MM to one is the given scenario. What votes even determine an election?? In this hypo it is ONLY ONE VOTER. In reality–how do we choose? Blacks as a Voting Block, Dumb Ass Crackers as an opposing Block.

            What votes determined the election? What votes characterize America……….Know what I mean?

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

            Nice enough, short enough article the meaning of which rephrases what I said above: “Much evidence points to racial prejudice as a factor that could be large enough to cost Obama the election.” /// Now—we still need to define what makes America racist or not. If race is a factor, does that make America racist or not????

            Your link supports the material you quote that is not in the link… that again race was a factor.

            ……Easy to “hate” the media. The Headline you copied and pasted from the editors is: ““If Obama Loses Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him.” By Jacob Weisberg” /// which greatly exaggerates what our author actually said quoted above. Editors: looking to whip up the masses and sell a few more fish wraps. What decent and honest j0urnalist would ever work for them?

  7. Hmeyers says:

    Let’s be honest.

    Obama hasn’t pushed any envelopes and it is ridiculous to say that he has.

    The NSA and such are just doing what they want to do, do you really think Obama can bothered with any of the fine details while he is out golfing. Nonsense.

    Obama is about the president we have had in a while, he hasn’t done all that much (excluding Obamacare) and deficit spending is nothing new.

    Exactly WHAT has Obama really done that is “wrong”.

    I can even give him a free pass with Obamacare because it is such a royal mess (with a few good items that made insurance slightly more fair … ) that Congress will have to clean up all the bullplop to get it to be workable.

    Obama hasn’t touched guns, the economy already sucked (Romney would have fixed that, but isn’t it just easier to get used to a bad economy and adjust to that? I mean, let’s keep it real) — he hasn’t done anything really crazy. Sure he has sort of mini-amnesty but geez have a heart — why screw over kids that already live here and go to school.

    Republicans ran stuff for 8 years, thumbs up asses and took bribes — Democrats talked dumb ideas to get elected but never actually acted on them because they talk horseshit to get elected just like Republicans (example: where is “card check” legislation? Where is green legislation? Face it, democrats are in corporate pockets too).

    Obama’s indifference has been his greatest asset. He did have Osama killed and has been a mostly “do nothing” president — which is the best kind. Clinton didn’t do much. George HW didn’t do much. Europeans are fine with Obama continuing wars because Obama won the nobel peace prize. Gitmo is still open.

    It’s gonna be O.K.

    • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

      HMyers…. dare I say: well done? Has something happened in your life to cause an attitudinal shift…. like an LSD trip or something?

      You know….. before Obama was even elected, I read a critique that noted Obama grew up as a black learning how to excell in the white mans world. He is as you say: a “do nothing” or as the article said: “non confrontational//not an angry black” or as I might give it a twist: “just another black man doing the shuck and jive for whitey.”

      We will never know the counterfactual: what Obama could have done if not confronted by the worst if not treasonous Congress in History. Add that into your future evaluations…..course…. it will make having strong opinions just a bit harder.

      ….. but good job nontheless.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Hmeyers is dead on.

      Obama: straddle the yellow line
      Bush: Jesus take the wheel

  8. t0llyb0ng says:

    Look over there at all that heinous “phone metadata.”  Something must be done to stop that from being accumulated.

    Meanwhile, DON’T LOOK OVER HERE at all the leaky fatpipes we’re jacked into that send duplicate streams to Utah for storage.  (It’s almost as if fatpipes were leaky by design.  But surely that couldn’t be so.)

    Who is responsible for the integrity of the backbone where it’s vulnerable?  Anybody have a running count of how many “taps” are in place at this moment?  Is there an electronic method to monitor whether a fatpipe has been “penetrated”?  Who’s in charge of that & when will they be reporting in?  Is Congress looking into it?  LOL

    There is no news to be had.  Only diversion & misdirection.

  9. Observer says:

    I can’t wait till 2016 when I can vote for a Clinton or a Bush to replace Obama.

  10. Dallas says:

    Much better picture with the Santa hat. He looks amazing/

  11. NewFormatSux says:

    Even the New York Times has figured out how bad ObamaCare is.

  12. NewFormatSux says:

    After Nixon’s drop. he still engaged in military operations to save Israel, in the lesser known 1973 war. Perhaps we will still see Sy Hersh’s war with Iran that you guys like to repost. Why haven’t you posted his attacks on administration lies about Syria?

  13. RS says:

    Imagine his poll numbers without a slavish fan club media (and WITH the media who investigated Nixon 24/7) or the unshakable love of those who share his skin color?