While the king has certainly not been dethroned by the recent Quinnipiac University survey revealing he’s reviled as the worst president since WWII, no doubt he has suffered a blow to his overinflated ego. If only we could inflate it so far as to make the man burst like a balloon and reduce his cumbersome ideology to finely torn shreds of rubber on the White House lawn.
If I were a betting man and the Oval Office were a live arena, I would put money on Obama’s vocal disdain of petty “scientific studies” and “hard data”. He may have suffered a quick fluttering of heart palpitations at the notion that he is regarded worse than George W. Bush, the man who supposedly ruined Obama’s presidency without taking a single action, but I’m sure it quickly turned to boiling rage before it dissolved into cool, smug ignorance of reality. Not unlike how he handles foreign policy, domestic policy, economics, job creation, and the regal issuance of executive orders. Things like “scarcity” and “resources” don’t bother him, so neither should the scientific “opinions” of a relatively unknown university in Connecticut.
Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 39 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he is worse. Men say 43 – 36 percent that Obama is worse than Bush while women say 42 – 38 percent he is better. Obama is worse, Republicans say 79 – 7 percent and independent voters say 41 – 31 percent. Democrats say 78 – 4 percent that he is better.
It is no surprise that Republicans staunchly defend Bush while Democrats staunchly defend Obama. The killer for Obama is bolded — he has apparently lost the favor of the independents, which no doubt contributed to his wins in 2008 and 2012. It is doubtful he can regain them and hopefully this demolishes any platform a Democrat runs on in 2016, which would somewhat make up for the next two years of his disastrous presidency. All we need to do is echo the leftoid motto from 2008: “No third term.”
And just to twist the knife a little more:
America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.
If Obama were in tune with reality, this would probably sting a little. He’s too busy marching for gay “rights” and issuing executive orders to bother with what the people think, though. Why bother with the peasants when you can do whatever you want whenever you want absolutely unchallenged?
Obama gets negative grades for his handling of most key issues:
- Negative 40 – 55 percent for handling the economy;
- Negative 37 – 57 percent for foreign policy;
- Negative 40 – 58 percent for health care;
- 50 – 40 percent for the environment;
- Negative 44 – 51 percent for terrorism;
So much for “bringing the country back together” (damn those tea party activists!) and “fixing Bush’s mess” (he’s so powerful in retirement!) and going “forward” (the voters are too dumb to understand!).
While it may inspire a little hope to see that some of the populace is waking up (or perhaps the college aged Obama-zombies of 2008 and 2012 are returning to the damp, dark holes they crawled out of), we’re not out of the woods yet. Obama still has two years to issue his royal decrees and apparently half the populace is still blind to all his sins. We still have an uphill battle, but hopefully Obama’s dropping popularity will force the Democratic Party to collapse in on itself like a dying star, paving the way for a more worthy candidate to inherit the mess.
I’m not holding my breath, but maybe if we convince Obama that holding one’s breath is incredibly unpopular he’ll go for it with the same gusto he’s shown other unpopular policies and hold his breath until midterms. One can only hope.