Aaaannd the Obama slide into lame-duckery continues – nay, accelerates. Excerpt:
President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to 41 percent, a majority of Americans disapprove of his handling of foreign policy issues, he has lost support from the Hispanic community and Americans actually think his administration is less competent than the Bush White House post-Hurricane Katrina, according to a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.
In short, the poll is nothing but bad news for the president.
The survey would appear to be so bad, in fact, that NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Tuesday that the poll basically means the public has declared the Obama presidency to be over.
This is what we get for putting a Kelly Girl in the White House.
While I did not vote for Barack Obama (a choice which I think recent history has proved correct) and consider him the least competent President of my lifetime – a lifetime, I hasten to point out, which has included Presidents Nixon and Carter – I do not ascribe to the “he is a closet Muslim/fifth columnist/Manchurian candidate” school of thought. I do think he is easily the least capable man to sit in the White House since Andrew Johnson – maybe since James Buchanan.
There is an old saw that state “never ascribe to malicious intent what may more easily be attributed to incompetence.” Barack Obama, accurately described as a product of the Chicago Machine, a Hyde Park liberal and a disciple of Saul Alinsky, is incompetent and what’s worse, he surrounds himself with incompetents. (As evidence I present our current SecState.)
It’s possible that in another twenty years, with the seasoning that comes with age and experience, he may have made a better President. Then again, he may not have. But now, all we can do is hope for his replacement to be someone capable of undoing much of the previous eight years.