Skip to comments.Obama Approval Index Now At ZERO% As Obama Ruins Country
Posted on 06/05/2009 5:00:08 PM PDT by Michael Eden
The good thing is that more and more people are now beginning to realize that Barack Obama is leading their country off a cliff into an economic fiasco that we will likely never recover from; the bad news is that it may already be too late.
Right now, we've got "czars" appointed by Obama who are running roughshod over entire industries with absolutely no congressional or people's oversight whatsoever. There are now FIFTEEN "czars" accountable to no one but Obama: a Drug czar; an Energy and Environment czar; a Health czar; an Urban Affairs czar; an Economic czar; a Regulatory czar; a Technology czar; a Government Performance czar; a Border czar, a WMD policy czar; an Intelligence czar; a Car czar; a Great Lakes czar; a Stimulus czar; and now a Cyber czar. Again, Czars dominating industries and whole sections of the massive government infrastructure who are accountable to no one but the president.
To quote J.R. Dieckmann who describes the new "cyber security czar" and in so doing denounces the entire mindset that creates them in the first place:
We have seen the tactic used by this administration over and over again find or create a crisis, then violate the people's liberties to deal with it. We saw it with the banking industry. We saw it with the mortgage industry. We're seeing it with the auto industry and the energy industry, the global warming hoax, and many others. This is a president who wants the federal government to control everything of any significance. Controlling the Internet would be most helpful to him in forcing his Marxist agenda down the throats of the American citizens.[By the way, even as Obama plunges the economy of the nation into ruin by pursuing the radical global warming agenda, a new NASA study confirms that - surprise - the sun, NOT man, has been responsible for warming. Not that the obvious facts have ever mattered to liberals].
If you don't think what Obama is doing is Marxism, as Dieckmann (and recently the Russian Pravda) describes it, try fascism. Or insert your own blatantly un-American "-ism" (examples: totalitarianism, socialism). Call it whatever you want: it's an insult to everything America stands for.
CARACAS, June 2 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp. [...]Maybe Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro think it's a joke; I don't think there's anything funny about it. I don't think there's anything funny about Obama's using czars answerable only to him to shred the Constitution to set aside firmly established bankruptcy and contract law in order to make a political payoff to his union constituency.
"Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right," Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.
Who did Obama appoint to run his nationalized Government Motors? A 31-year old punk named Brian Deese who has never run anything but liberal political campaign propaganda:
Heres the 411 of Mr. Deeses experience.THIS is the guy who "finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism" (in the exact words of the New York Times)? How do we not deserve to go the way of the Dodo bird when we do crap like this?
- Left Yale Law School to work on Hillary Clintons campaign
- Has a Bachelors in political science from Middlebury College
- He has appeared in videos posted on change.gov by the transition team
- Policy analyst at liberal think tanks like Center for American Progress
- Never run a business
- Doesnt have a law degree
- Has gone on public record as being scared of his work capabilities already in his appointment in the auto task force.
Liberals who used to decry Bush for his imperial tactics are an insult unto themselves; Bush's "abuses of power" are to Obama's what a pea-shooter is to a hydrogen bomb. Obama is continuing the things that liberals have screamed the most about (including domestic eavesdropping which he once opposed; including the right to use enhanced interrogation methods should he deem it appropriate; including the use of rendition to send terrorist suspects to countries that will employ harsh interrogations; including the use of military commissions he himself condemned; including the right to hold people indefinitely without trial that he previously had demonized. The ONLY difference between Bush and Obama on these issues is that Bush wasn't a pompous, self-righteous, arrogant liar and demagogue, as Obama has now proven himself to be. Meanwhile, on top of all the "abuses of power" liberals attacked Bush over, Obama has further taken it upon himself to abuse federal power like no one before him had ever even dreamed.
Bush opened the door to this crap; Barrack Hussein has essentially driven a suicide-bomber's truck right through that door - and is in the process of driving his bomb into the very heart of our economy, our infrastructure, and our entire way of life.
And more and more people are FINALLY starting to become angrier and angrier about it. Not enough to stop it. But enough to give one hope that we're not as insane as it has previously appeared.
Obama's approval can only go down so far no matter what he does or how badly he fails. If he were to so destroy the United States to such an extent that it became like North Korea - a people's socialist utopia that has so little economic production that it's people are in a constant state of famine, having so little energy it might as well be in the dark ages - I truly believe that 45% of Americans would still vote to re-elect him in 2012. And with most of the mainstream media still continuing to sing his praises just as the North Korean media continues to fawn over their "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-Il.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
June 5, 2009
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0. Thats the highest level of strong disapproval and the lowest overall rating yet recorded (see trends).
The Presidents ratings have slipped since General Motors filed for bankruptcy to initiate a new government bailout and takeover. Just 26% of Americans believe the GM bailout was a good idea and nearly as many support a boycott of GM products. It remains to be seen whether the dip in the Presidents numbers is a temporary reaction to recent news or something more substantive.
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter.
It may literally be too late to save this country from impending economic collapse. Already $1 out of every $6 in the US economy is coming from the government. And if Obama is able to nationalize our health care - and a further one-sixth of the economy - we will find ourselves in a position from which we will never be able to recover. History has proven that it is impossible to terminate federal bureaucracies once they have been created.
Steven Moore, the senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page, summarizes what he calls "onslaught of the left" and concludes:
Yikes! Thats a big dosage of economic cyanide the left wants America to swallow. If this whole agenda goes through, in 2009 the federal budget will run the budget deficit to $2.2 trillion -- in a single year. That's more borrowing in twelve months than the federal government did in 200 years!How do we possibly survive this crushing level of debt? "Economic cyanide," indeed.
Obama campaigned as this country's "messiah" or savior. But who will be able to save us from Obama, once his ruinous policies explode?
I would honestly like to know the Constitutional authority for the appointment of these czars/carinas and their hangers-on. What happened to the Cabinet? What would become of them in the event that Congress were suspended, say, in a case of martial law? What authority to exercise authority can be given to such a position? How does such a position work with a Cabinet position? How were these authorized? What public interest do they serve?
I kind of figured the lines would cross in June, but then I started to question my infallibility. Wait till a year from now when the economy is still in the crapper.
It’s ironic that a Marxist regime should have so many “czars.” After all, the commies murdered the last real Czar. But I guess it would be too obvious if they were called “Commizars.”
Might as well suspend the Cabinet. It is ceremonial under Obama.
Like all the local boards in ACORN, that have no actual power whatsoever and can’t even look at the books for their own organizations.
This is the danger of electing Democrats to run the country. There’s nobody to stop them. The president, the House, the Senate, and the media all dominated by liberals equals the worst disaster to ever befall the United States.
I've heard of gun manufacturers running at full capacity 24/7, and of little old ladies trying to pick up 6,000 rounds of .22 LR.
Methinks something very large is afoot...
That's what they really are, of course.
Pravda had an article (cited in mine) that refers to the Russian "oligarchs."
Whatever you want to call them, they exist to impose their fuhrer's agenda.
SOBAMP! If you don’t know this acronym, just figure it out!
What Constitution! It doesn’t exist any more!
Ping—do you, too can be depressed—LOL!
It’s O’s way of getting his people in positions of power. Like himself, they probably couldn’t pass a security screen. Judging by his record on people who could not be confirmed, or were confirmed and should not have been, it’s just the backdoor method of putting his cabinet in place. Scares the crap out of me. We are so screwed!
Obama might as well retrieve the original from the Library of Congress so he can use it as toilet paper.
He could chop it up into little tiny pieces so he can be a good environmentalist (other than flying three jets to New York for a date night)...
One day we will hunt down liberals with dogs.
Does seem to make one wonder...But will we ever use them? That’s the scary part.
14th Amendment-derived administrative powers, which deal only with corporate individuals (breathing or paper) and can be applied through presumption.
And there ain't no way to challenge the presumption.
We've got documented socialists and radicals; we've got tax cheats; we've got totally inexperienced ideologues like Brian Deese (and damn - like Obama himself) running the country into the ground.
"Screwed" strikes me as the view of an optimist!
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