BY KEVIN BOYD
The Washington Post has a report on a new poll conducted by the AP that measured how enthusiastic voters are about the Obama presidency. What the AP found was that voters aren’t very enthusiastic about the Obama presidency anymore. Clearly, the magic has faded.
Here’s what they found:
The AP-GfK poll asked the approve/disapprove question, finding 17 percent of likely voters said they strongly approve of Obama and 44 percent strongly disapprove. But then it asked a separate — and we would argue, more enlightening — question about the Obama administration. It asked how people felt about it, and gave them four options: “enthusiastic,” “satisfied but not enthusiastic,” “dissatisfied but not angry,” and “angry.”
That would seem to be a pretty good analogue for the approve/disapprove question, but the answers are quite a bit different. While 17 percent of likely voters “strongly approve” of Obama, just 9 percent say they are “enthusiastic” about his administration.
On the other side, 34 percent say they are “angry” about Obama’s presidency. Again, that’s less than the 44 percent who “strongly disapprove” of Obama.
This has manifested itself in different ways. One of those ways is when Democrats walked out of an Obama speech this past weekend in Maryland. Another way is that some key Democrat constituencies are threatening to abandon Democrats.
Voters expect results and so far, Democrats haven’t delivered in six years of governing. A Gallup poll gives Republicans the lead on all major issues heading into the midterm elections in less than two weeks.
All good things, even vague appeals to “hope and change,” must come to an end.
From President To Dictator… The Path Taken To Get There…
There is a famous saying that you never truly appreciate the things you have until you lose them. So many of us appreciate our lives while so many take them for granted. We don’t think about walking unless we lose our legs to walk. For over two hundred years we have been blessed with leaders who loved this country. We assumed that our elected officials loved this country just as we did. The thought of a traitor being in office wasn’t a thought or possibility. Well let’s just consider that possibility, and think about the danger that comes with it.
The President appoints the head of every department crucial to the infrastructure of this country. He appoints the head of the DOJ, Department of Homeland Security, IRS, FCC, and the list goes on. The president of ABC and CBS both have brothers that have served as top officials in the Obama administration. Does anyone see the danger here? You control department heads, and you don’t have to worry about those departments. You don’t have to worry about the FBI showing up at the White House because the head of the DOJ is at your dinner table laughing at your stupid jokes. The mainstream media will not do stories about pedophiles or mass murder in the Middle East. They will tell stories of Ebola just to distract you from ISIS. The days of assuming our President loves this country must stop. Not only Obama but every President who follows.
The President should never have the power to appoint any position other than his cabinet. When you apply for a job your resume is screened, and then you go through the interview process. A company is trying to find the right person for the job. Many jobs today do a background check to see if you will be a safe hire. How did five supporters of the Muslim brotherhood get appointed to key roles in our Department of Homeland Security? They should have been screened, and never allowed into a government office. Every department head should have to apply, and go through a thorough screening by congress before being hired into a position. History shows that power can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Obama has built a wall of protection around him. He shows very little concern when facing the latest scandal. He said screw the constitution while doing as he wants. The only thing left is to enact martial law to get complete control. Law makers must hold this man accountable for the many laws being broke. If they don’t we will find ourselves under the control of a dictator. God bless each and everyone… Semper Fi, Shep
This is not surprising at all. Valerie Jarrett is “the power behind the throne” in the Obama Administration. It is not a stretch at all to think that Jarrett is behind the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups, the cover-up on the Benghazi attacks and even keeping Americans out of national parks during the Federal Government shutdown. Now finally, Judicial Watch, after years of lawsuits to release documents that Jarrett and the White House were suppressing, has obtained documents proving Jarrett’s and Obama’s vindictive and secretive form of governance. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Just the little we have seen makes Richard Nixon look like a little league piker compared to Barack Obama.
From Judicial Watch:
President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documentsshowing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.
This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.
The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.
It will be interesting and revealing as more documents are released and sifted through by Judicial Watch and other watchdog groups. If Republicans take the U.S. Senate in November 2014, there will be multiple impeachable offences in front of them committed by President Obama and his administration. Will a Republican Senate actually act upon the offences and begin impeachment proceedings? Doubtful.