This week, the President’s approval hit another all time low of 40%. An ABC News/Washington Post poll documented the lowest mark in Obama’s two terms, also noting that the Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest for 3 decades, with more than half of Americans having an unfavorable view of the party for the first time.
Of course, this is not to say that anyone is looking to the GOP for any light at the end of tunnel. The Republican party is even more unpopular, according to the same poll.
However, the Democrats stand to lose the most with the midterm elections less than a month away. Obama’s approval directly matches that of George W. Bush going into the 2006 midterms. At that time the GOP lost 30 seats.
Countdown – Here’s why Americans are so sick of Obama:
No one likes golf at the best of times right? Even worse, whenever a major problem arises, be it Ebola, ISIS, or mayhem on the border, the President goes golfing. Just last Saturday, Obama spent four and a half hours golfing, then held a brief meeting on the Ebola crisis. Obama has spent more time playing golf than he has in intelligence briefings since 2009. Just two of Obama’s trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone on Air Force One.
Obama’s two-week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard in the summer reportedly cost taxpayers a staggering $37 billion. He has taken 6 holidays so far this year, the latest coming during a period that included unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the launch of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the terror group, and the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. He still has quite a way to go to catch George W. Bush, however, having only ben on a third as many vacations at this point in his presidency.
8. “No-Fly List” Has Grown Tenfold Under Obama
In 2009, the draconian “no-fly” terrorist watch list, which had contained 44,000 names, including thousands of innocent Americans, had been dramatically reduced in size to just 4000 names. This was due to intense scrutiny from media and some elected representatives in Congress. Recently leaked classified documents, released via Edward Snowden, show that the no-fly list has grown again by ten times since Barack Obama took office. It now contains even more names than ever before.
7. Instead Of Monitoring ISIS, Obama Spied On Americans
As Judge Andrew Napolitano recently noted, the Obama administration has “dispatched 60,000 agents to spy on Americans in the United States of America, instead of on these monsters as they started to acquire more wealth and more of our former military equipment.”
6. Obama’s Support/Weapons Has Allowed ISIS To Grow
Obama’s insistence on supporting “moderate” groups in Syria, despite intelligence showing that they have been infiltrated by extremists, has directly led to ISIS terrorists acquiring US weapons and tactical training. Just this week it was reveled that a weapons airdrop, coordinated by the Obama administration and intended for Kurdish forces, fell straight into the hands of terrorists because it was dropped into territory they control. Obama’s actions in Syria have emboldened and bolstered ISIS recruitment, while his blatant lies regarding his administration’s slow reaction to the ISIS threat have left Americans shaking their heads in disbelief.
5. Obama wants to arm Ukrainians fighting alongside Neo-Nazi militants
A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last month would authorize the Obama administration to send $350 million dollars worth of sophisticated weapons technology to Ukraine despite the fact that neo-nazi militants are openly fighting alongside Kiev forces. Obama has openly expressed support for Kiev in it’s confrontation with pro-Russian rebels.
4. Obama used American journalists as pawns for Syria airstrikes
The spokesman for the family of murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff has repeatedly hit out at the Obama administration, accusing the president and his insiders of being uncooperative and bullying, and scaring the family into softening efforts to rescue Sotloff from the hands of ISIS terrorists. He has said that the White House used both Sotloff and his compatriot journalist James Foley, also killed by ISIS, as pawns to further its agenda in Syria. The president even admitted that the gruesome propaganda “resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.”
3. Obama Ignored Congress Again to Launch Syria Attack With No Legal Basis
By once again snubbing Congress, Obama brazenly violated the constitution and committed yet another impeachable offense in dropping missiles on Syria. Obama claims that he has legal justification to attack ISIS based on the same 2001 authorization to use military force (AUMF) that preceded the war on terror. However, as W. James Antle notes, that law only covers “those nations, organizations, or persons” that “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.”
2. Obama’s Incompetence allowed Ebola to spread in the US
The president has refused to entertain travel restrictions, despite the fact that European nations had them in place weeks ago. Obama has sent thousands of US troops into Ebola ravaged nations and secretly given the authority for them to be quarantined on return. Judicial watch has uncovered information that indicates Obama is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. The President has also signed an executive order to allow for the detention of Americans With ‘respiratory illnesses’
The CDC under Obama has been so woefully incompetent and lax, allowing infected patients to be sent home and to get on planes across the country. Obama even proposed to cut the CDC’s funding for public health preparedness in his fiscal year 2012 budget proposal. His boldest move so far has been to hire a lobbyist who has publicly stated that there are too many people in Africa anyway.
1. Obama has pursued a program of wide open borders and Amnesty by stealth
Research has revealed that immigration enforcement has fallen off drastically in the past year with tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens being released back into communities. Busloads of illegal immigrants, mainly children, are being processed via overcrowded detention facilities and then released into the general population. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees have said they are being ordered to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has said the country’s sovereignty is secondary to the government’s obligation to illegal children. The President has laid the blame for this activity on the Bush administration’s passage of restrictive legislation.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.