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The Stunning Decline Of Barack Obama: 2013. Ten Key Reasons Why The Obama Presidency Is In Meltdown

 
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The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 2013. Ten key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

By Nile Gardiner
World Last updated: June 6th, 2013


Obama's second term is shaping up to be a disaster.

The last few weeks have been among the worst of Barack Obama’s time in office, recalling earlier periods of turmoil for the president in 2010 and 2011, when his ratings also plummeted. In 2013, the situation is significantly worse for the White House, with the Obama administration engulfed in a series of major scandals (IRS persecution of conservative groups, the Benghazi debacle, and the Justice Department seizure of journalists’ phone records) that are not only eroding trust in government but also in the office of the president itself. This is undoubtedly a period of steep decline for the Obama presidency, whose imperial-style big government approach is being increasingly questioned not only by American voters, but also by formerly subservient sections of the liberal-dominated mainstream media. In contrast to his first term, Barack Obama is finding himself less and less shielded by the press, and far more vulnerable to public criticism.

With good reason, Americans don’t feel optimistic about their country’s future with President Obama at the helm. According to the RealClear Politics polling average, less than one in three Americans believe the United States is heading in the right direction. A new Economist/YouGov poll has the president’s job approval rating at just 46 percent, with 49 percent of Americans disapproving. Strikingly, 35 percent of Americans “strongly disapprove” of the president’s job performance, 15 points higher than the number who “strongly approve.” A mere 31 percent of Americans surveyed by YouGov believe the United States is “generally headed in the right direction.”

In addition to damaging scandals, which have raised major questions over the integrity and judgment of the Obama administration, there remain deep-seated concerns over the US economy and the enormous national debt, widespread opposition to the president’s health care reforms, and significant fears over national security. Barack Obama’s second term could not have started more badly for the “hope and change” president, who, with three and a half years in office remaining, looks more and more like a lame duck. Here are ten key reasons why the Obama presidency is in trouble, with the outlook exceedingly grim for the White House.

1. The American public is losing trust in Obama

A recent Quinnipiac survey found that less than half of Americans (49 percent) now view their president as “honest and trustworthy.” According to Quinnipiac, the series of recent scandals have begun to significantly dent the president’s standing with the American people, with his approval rating standing at just 45 percent. The IRS targeting of conservative groups has been particularly damaging, with 76 percent of voters supporting the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the scandal, and a series of Congressional hearings putting the Obama administration on the spot. Another survey, by NBC News/The Wall Street Journal, reveals a great deal of public concern over the “overall honesty and integrity of the Obama administration,” with more than half of Americans agreeing that recent scandals have “raised doubts” about the government’s trustworthiness. 41 percent of Americans believe that President Obama himself is “totally” or “mainly” responsible for the government’s handling of Benghazi – just 19 percent believe he bears no responsibility. On the IRS issue, only 24 percent say the president is not responsible in any way, while a third of Americans think he is largely culpable.

2. The Obama presidency is imperial in style and outlook

Leading conservative talk radio host Mark Levin was absolutely right when he blasted Barack Obama on Fox News back in January as “an imperial president.” It would be hard to find a US president in recent times who has behaved in a more arrogant fashion than President Obama, and that includes Richard Nixon. The Obama White House is routinely disdainful of criticism, sneeringly dismissive of Congressional opposition, nasty and brutish towards dissenting voices in the media, and completely lacking in humility. Even veteran reporters such as Bob Woodward, one of two journalists who broke the Watergate scandal, have found themselves on the sharp end of the White House’s boot after publishing unflattering stories. Woodward was warned earlier this year by a senior White House official that he would “regret” his remarks about the president’s handling of the sequester issue. At the same time the Obama presidency exudes a shameless “let them eat cake” mentality, abundantly on display with the president’s lavish vacations and golfing expeditions while millions of American families have struggled to pay their mortgage and stay afloat against the backdrop in recent years of the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

3. Most Americans are still worried about the economy

Economic concerns are the top priority for Americans according to Gallup. In a recent poll, 86 percent of Americans agreed that “creating more jobs” and “helping the economy grow” are the top two priorities. “Making government work more efficiently” came third, at 81 percent. Despite a slight uptick in economic growth, and improving housing prices in some markets, the United States still has deep-seated economic problems. Most Americans are still nervous about the economy. According to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, just 46 percent of Americans approve of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy. 64 percent of Americans are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the state of the US economy today. Only 32 percent believe the economy will get better in the next 12 months. 58 percent of Americans still think the country is in an economic recession.

Strong job creation and robust economic growth are being significantly hampered in the United States by declining economic freedom, including rising tax rates, the growing burden of government regulation, and a rising dependency culture. Unemployment still remains at 7.5 percent, with nearly 12 million Americans out of work. 47 million Americans are living on food stamps (the highest figure in American history), and a staggering 128 million Americans are now dependent upon government programmes. A full economic recovery still remains far away. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans have rebuilt less than half of the wealth lost to the recession. As The Washington Post reported: “The research from the St. Louis Fed shows that households had accumulated net worth totaling $66 trillion at the end of last year. After adjusting for inflation and population growth, the bank found that number amounted to only 45 percent of the wealth that Americans had during the peak of the boom in 2007.”

4. America’s level of debt is frightening

America’s economic problems are compounded by its huge debt problem. Barack Obama continues to lead the United States down the path of European Union-style decline, with incredible levels of public debt, currently standing at $16.85 trillion, a per person debt of $53,000. President Obama has done nothing to confront the vast entitlement programmes that are a yoke around the necks of future generations of American taxpayers, while taking an axe to defense spending, resulting in politically driven cuts that undermine America’s national security while doing nothing to reduce the country’s debt burden. As he made clear in his Inauguration address in January, President Obama remains committed to a big spending, big government vision, and one that will force the United States down the road to economic ruin unless it is reversed.

5. Obamacare is hugely expensive and increasingly unpopular

A key liability that will further expand America’s debt mountain is Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), the Obama administration’s hugely ambitious and expensive health care reform initiative that threatens to dramatically increase the cost of healthcare for ordinary Americans as well as businesses, when it goes into effect next year. Forbes Magazine reports that in California Obamacare is expected to increase individual health insurance premiums by 64 to 146 percent. The latest Congressional Budget Office estimate puts a $1.85 trillion price tag on Obamacare in its first 10 years. A clear majority of Americans oppose Obamacare. The latest CNN/ORC International poll shows 54 percent opposing the law. A Reason/Rupe poll found that a mere 32 percent support it. An April poll by the Kaiser Foundation, and reported by Politico, revealed that “just 35 percent of Americans view Obamacare ‘very’ or somewhat’ favorably, down 8 points since Election Day.” Opposition in the business community is also high, especially among small businesses, the bedrock of the US economy. Gallup finds that 48 percent of small business owners say the Affordable Care Act is bad for business – just nine percent say it will be good for business. As Obamacare rolls in, opposition to its implementation will only grow. If the Republicans retake the Senate in 2014, expect Congress to launch a major effort to repeal it.

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[link to blogs.telegraph.co.uk]

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Anyone wish it was Nov 2016 yet?
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5 star and excellent write up. However, not to piss in anyone's cheerios, but it simply doesn't matter what the American public "thinks". The only question anyone needs to ask is:

Is he doing what he's been paid (by his corporate masters) to do?

And if the metrics for this are:

1) GMO crops for everyone. Monsanto Protection Act. CHECK!
2) Evisceration of the bill of rights.
-- round up journalists... CHECK!
-- implement gun control... CHECK!
-- implement DHS/SS style police force... CHECK!
-- keep (by the FEDS) opium, cocaine, and marijuana flowing in SA and SE Asia... CHECK!
3) Vaccinations for everyone. Affordable Care Act. CHECK!
4) Destroy the economy so we can usher in an NWO currency. CHECK!


He's doing a great job by those metrics.

Peace.
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Anyone wish it was Nov 2016 yet?
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yeah- but we'll never make it...RIP USA ohyeah
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Well, Real Change would be, not replacing him with a CFR stooge.
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5 star and excellent write up. However, not to piss in anyone's cheerios, but it simply doesn't matter what the American public "thinks". The only question anyone needs to ask is:

Is he doing what he's been paid (by his corporate masters) to do?

And if the metrics for this are:

1) GMO crops for everyone. Monsanto Protection Act. CHECK!
2) Evisceration of the bill of rights.
-- round up journalists... CHECK!
-- implement gun control... CHECK!
-- implement DHS/SS style police force... CHECK!
-- keep (by the FEDS) opium, cocaine, and marijuana flowing in SA and SE Asia... CHECK!
3) Vaccinations for everyone. Affordable Care Act. CHECK!
4) Destroy the economy so we can usher in an NWO currency. CHECK!


He's doing a great job by those metrics.

Peace.
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A Citizen Kane for you, Dude.clappa
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Loosing trust? What kind of idiot would trust a politician, and especially one caught in multiple lies before his first election!

Time for a vote of confidence and replacement of everyone in DC with new people - preferably those with a proven record of NO PUBLIC SERVICE!

Rinse and repeat every four years.
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Dumb asses voted for him and half a year later are already regretting it.

Really shows you how much influence the media really has.

This is a much bigger problem then just Obama. There's a problem with American culture.

I believe it stems from the education system.
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Even his rat bastard friends are turning on him.

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If only.....
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As long as the apologists continue to apologize for him, there will be no justice. Why? Because, this is their definition of justice, to justify this mans motives for nearly everything he does. Never once stopping to think this is going to be the same system that would turn on them if they stepped out of ranks.

TPTB needed a man like him with the iron clad immunity to criticism to fully implement their police state. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. And no one with any influence, who can change it, has the balls to unravel this mess to see where it all points to. Never doubt for a second though. They know exactly who this points to, they just fear taking it on.
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If only.....
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Dumb asses voted for him and half a year later are already regretting it.

Really shows you how much influence the media really has.

This is a much bigger problem then just Obama. There's a problem with American culture.

I believe it stems from the education system.
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Well said.
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The problem is, the useful idiots in this country's votes count the same as those who pay attention.
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There is no doubt in my mind that this administration is the single most corrupt the U.S. has ever seen.

There is also no doubt in my mind that there's no way in hell Americans are going to take another 3.5 years of this shit.

Impeachment is on the horizon. Especially when the republicans retake the senate - which they will.
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The problem is, the useful idiots in this country's votes count the same as those who pay attention.
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Well I guess we're gonna have to educate us some useful idiots then, huh?
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The problem is, the useful idiots in this country's votes count the same as those who pay attention.
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Well I guess we're gonna have to educate us some useful idiots then, huh?
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Unfortunately, you can't fix stupid. There are people out there who are so blinded by their loyalty to this ideology. And yes, Obama is an ideology, that they would sacrifice every last liberty to this government. Just because they believe he's doing the right thing.
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5. Obamacare is hugely expensive and increasingly unpopular

My Cardiologist knows little about Obamacare, we know even less.
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There is no doubt in my mind that this administration is the single most corrupt the U.S. has ever seen.

There is also no doubt in my mind that there's no way in hell Americans are going to take another 3.5 years of this shit.

Impeachment is on the horizon. Especially when the republicans retake the senate - which they will.
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agree on every sentiment. there is no way that bounel can drag this out another 3 years, I'd be surprised if this keeps going another 12 months honestly.
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The problem is, the useful idiots in this country's votes count the same as those who pay attention.
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Well I guess we're gonna have to educate us some useful idiots then, huh?
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I think that's easier said than done...
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What I think has the potential to make an actual impact here is this 10 year old little girl, and Kathleen Sebelius's comments on "Someone lives, someone dies." This simple little phrase uttered by her, is horrible by anyone's standards. It could enrage enough people, that we could see the American people demand an investigation into how Obama care actually works. I could be wrong though.
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My town just elected its first black mayor, and you know why, because the majority of the white people have fled the city and moved out into the county. And the black people, who are never racist, voted for the brother over the white woman.

And it doesn't matter what barry does, because the blacks will always support him because he is a brother, at least 1/8 that is.
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YAWN.....we all get it and got it long ago-get a life-move along folks...nothing new to see here
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YAWN.....we all get it and got it long ago-get a life-move along folks...nothing new to see here
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Dumb asses voted for him and half a year later are already regretting it.

Really shows you how much influence the media really has.

This is a much bigger problem then just Obama. There's a problem with American culture.

I believe it stems from the education system.
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True.

Lots of apathy, lots of distractions.

Ever see those pieces on the late-night shows where someone goes out in public and tests people on their knowledge of current events? Absolutely embarassing. Sadly, there are a LOT of idiots running around who know NOTHING about what's going on and simply don't CARE, as long as they can keep their tech toys.

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Dumb asses voted for him and half a year later are already regretting it.

Really shows you how much influence the media really has.

This is a much bigger problem then just Obama. There's a problem with American culture.

I believe it stems from the education system.
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I don't see us 'educating' ourselves out of this crisis
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There is no doubt in my mind that this administration is the single most corrupt the U.S. has ever seen.

There is also no doubt in my mind that there's no way in hell Americans are going to take another 3.5 years of this shit.

Impeachment is on the horizon. Especially when the republicans retake the senate - which they will.
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agree on every sentiment. there is no way that bounel can drag this out another 3 years, I'd be surprised if this keeps going another 12 months honestly.
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I agree.

I swear I can feel it building.
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