Thursday, January 29, 2015
President Obama's overall job approval ratings may have improved since Election Day, but voter opinions of his handling of the economy and national security have not. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president is doing a good or excellent job dealing with economic matters, while 42% rate his performance in this area as poor. These findings have changed very little in weekly surveys for the past two-and-a-half years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters now believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, but that's down three points from the previous week. It's the lowest finding since March 2013.
This world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing...now at last this band ... have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire." Illustrated Sunday Herald February 8, 1920.
As a voting adult, I started off as a Republican and during the Nixon regime, I realized that I was really a Democrat, back when Democrats had common sense and integrity and cared about the common good of all without the selling off of America. I changed my Party to reflect those views. Having been a Democrat for many decades now, I have come full circle and have seen the erosion of principles for which I thought the Democratic Party stood. It's a pity that it took most of my life, until 2008, to realize how wrong I was.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
The Baltimore Evening Sun
July 26, 1920
With integrity nothing else counts; Without integrity nothing else counts.
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