Approximately 80% of the fatalities our military has suffered in Afghanistan have taken place on Obama’s watch. Some might excuse that if Obama honestly believed it was in our national interest. But according to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his new memoir, Duty, Obama expected the strategy to fail. He ordered the surge only because he thought it would benefit him politically.
Does the press care? No, what they care about is a stupid political decision to cause a traffic jam on the way to a bridge.
The public overwhelmingly believes the country is headed in the wrong direction, that current economic policies aren’t working, that President Obama is doing a bad job, that government should be smaller and that ObamaCare should be repealed. But not Democrats.
Those are findings from a new poll by Investor’s Business Daily. On issue after issue, large majorities of the public tilt one way, but the Democrats tilt the other way.
Is the country headed in the right direction? 64% say no. Among Independents, 71% say we are headed in the wrong direction along with 92% of Republicans. But 66% of Democrats think we are headed in the right direction.
On all of the poll’s questions, Independents aligned with Republicans and against Democrats.
A new poll of millennials, those aged 18-29, showed overwhelming disapproval for ObamaCare and for Obama himself.
- Obama’s job approval is just 41%
- Obamacare Will Bring Higher Costs, Worse Care
- Less than one-third of uninsured plan to enroll
No, it’s not ObamaCare. Daniel Henninger suggests that Obama’s biggest failure is that he “hobbled the U.S. economy.”
After almost five years of Obama policies, we still have a very sluggish economy with high unemployment.
Unemployed middle-aged men look in the mirror and see someone who may never work again. Young married couples who should be on the way up are living in their parents’ basement. Many young black men (official unemployment rate 28%; unofficial rate off the charts) have no prospect of work.
Obama continually talks about “middle-class folks”. But just what has he done?
The no-decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and its union jobs; the 2,000-page regulatory law draped in 2010 across the entire financial sector; the shutdown in 2010 and then the slow-walking of offshore oil drilling; siccing the EPA on the utilities industry and the National Labor Relations Board on all industry; a 2010 FCC decision to regulate Internet growth; a significant tax increase this year; support this month for jacking up the federal minimum wage to over $10, certain to smother new jobs; the Justice Department’s $13 billion looting of J.P. Morgan bank; and of course Hurricane ObamaCare.
Barack Obama has the U.S. economy on lockdown. It’s the worst thing this president has done. American resilience, and elections, mean it won’t stay this way forever. But for a lot of poor and middle-class folks, living with mom in the basement is getting old.
More at the link.
See also: Gallup: Record number say not much economic opportunity