Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

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  1. InTheLight

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    A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.

    According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.

    Obama’s predecessor, former President George W. Bush, came in at second-worst with 28 percent, and Richard Nixon was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. After Jimmy Carter, who 8 percent of voters said was the worst president in the time period, no other president received more than 3 percent.

    Thirty-five percent of voters said Ronald Reagan was the best president since World War II, receiving nearly twice as many votes as any other former president. Bill Clinton came in second place at 18 percent, while John F. Kennedy came in third with 15 percent of the vote

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/...resident-since-wwii-108507.html#ixzz36K9qKnnC
     
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    BHO II is the worst leader of the free world since Neville Chamberlain, who tried to make a deal with Adolf.
     
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    These polls are always skewed towards or against whomever is the current President and most in the public consciousness. Ask another set of folks and they'll tell you that Bush and Obama are the two favorite simply because they are the most recent.

    When Quinnipiac last asked the question, in 2006, Bush topped the list, with 34% saying he was the nation's worst president.
     
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    I've got $25 that most of these people polled can't name, in order, every President since WW2.

    For historical scholars, folks whose opinions actually matter because they're informed, they try to give at least 20-25 years following a President's term to give a grade as to the nature of his leadership. You simply can't judge a sitting President fairly.
     
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    Politico must have REALLY hated to published that. :laugh:
     
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    Too bad the Mormon wasn't elected, eh? :laugh:
     
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    Jimmy Carter never thought that there would be anyone worse than he was.
     
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    At the beginning of his Presidency, my friend living in England told me how he and most of the world saw him: unqualified.
     
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    I am not sure your friend speaks for 'most of the world.' From my perspective there was no question in Ireland, and from I saw of Europe, that President Obama's election was a good thing and that the world would be better.

    I remember co-workers ecstatic the day after the election and the media almost breathless with excitement.
     
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    Yea well he is not doing to good at the second job he has ever had.
     
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    ALMOST breathless? I'm still young. I was born during the Carter years. But never have I seen the news media bow, scrape, adorn, make excuses for and flat out drool over a President. What they did to Joe the Plumber by way of character assassination was unconscionable.

    BTW, my English friend's exact words were "he is clearly an affirmative action case and has no leadership and the world knows it."

    Of course, the Nobel Committee awarded him for......NOTHING! NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS! NO WORK!!!

    And BHO still holds the record for Most Predator Drone Strikes Ordered by a Nobel Laureatte.

    The man is clueless. The man is showing signs of being a tyrant. The end of term cannot happen soon enough. I'm tired of watching BHO use our Constitution as they would a roll of Charmin. The idea that we're a constitutional republic is lost on most people.

    Rant complete. Is there a countdown clock somewhere on the web counting down til his last day in office?
     
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    I would still disagree with your friend's view of the world - I think the majority thought he had everything it took to make everything right. I told those I spoke to 'don't expect too much, he is just another politician.'

    They now admit I was right with words like 'and not even a good one at that.'
     
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    C4K, I was in Prague when Obama was elected. The Europeans I talked with did not speak so much about his being qualified or not qualified. What amazed them, indeed stunned them, was the American elected a black man. We were told up until the evening of election day, "You will never elect a black man. America is too prejudice to ever do that." Also they were so happy to see Bush leave the White House that they would have been excited regardless of who was elected.

     
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    I guess that's kind of my point - I don't ever remember his lack of leadership coming up in conversation or media reports.
     
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    You owe me $25!! And NO, I did not look up the answer!
     
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    Easy for me. I've been here for all but Truman :)
     
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    They thought a weaker United States would make the world "better" and they, unlike the majority of the U.S. electorate, knew that would be the result. But Europe and friendly Asia didn't stop to consider that a weaker U.S. made them more vulnerable. Now that they realize that, the world sings a different tune. Unfortunately, the enemies of liberty, freedom, justice and free enterprise have taken the opportunity in the world's self-delusion to establish a foothold that will likely never be pushed back.
     
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    Europe hated Bush and loved Obama. Obama is called the Messiah. In this country only a few like Hannity vetted Obama and exposed his cultic religious views.

    Most people agreed with Biden: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/31/biden.obama/
     
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    I think the American people are beginning to realize Obama in particular, and liberals in general, are lazy. It is too much work to put together consensus, guide it through the legislative process, compromise -- and perhaps not ultimately get exactly what you want or envisioned.

    Dictatorship is much easier. You sign a directive and put it into force. What the man fails to understand is that a few strokes of a pen sometime after noon January 21, 2017 will undo everything he's "done." Obama has fallen into the trap every politician does, governing by electoral posing.

    The issue becomes, when he realizes he is not going to get the majority in both houses that he needs for legislative backing of his executive orders, what will he do to assure his legacy?
     
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    Pretty shallow. Cared more for his race than his leadership skills.

    But we knew that.
     

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