The latest Gallup Poll has …Obama experiencing some pretty harsh disapproval ratings among the American people on some key issues.
The president has 40% approval on the economy and 56% disapproval.
He has 37% approval on health care and 58% disapproval.
These are the lowest approval ratings on those two issues to date of his presidency, per Gallup.
The poll indicates Americans are giving President Obama better marks on the handling of terrorism today than a few weeks ago. It was 45%-47% approval to disapproval before Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab’s failed Christmas Day terrorist attack; the January 8-10 poll indicated 49% approval compared to 46% disapproval.
Either way, these are bad numbers for the president compared to May, when 55% of Americans registered approval of the president’s handling of terrorism.
“But…but…but…I’m the greatest Messiah president, evah”:
The White House Tuesday argued President Barack Obama’s “steady diplomacy” had made America stronger and renewed its moral authority despite “unprecedented challenges” in his first year in office.
But the assessment, posted on the White House website, did not dwell on the lack of success garnered by one of Obama’s top priority foreign policy drives, peace moves in the Middle East, and reflected a tougher tone on Iran.
“A year later, America is stronger because of the president’s leadership,” said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, in a White House blog post.
“The global economy has been pulled back from the brink of catastrophe. We are responsibly winding down the war in Iraq, and increasing our focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Rhodes argued Obama that had quickly got to work refocusing the fight against Al-Qaeda, restoring US alliances, committing the United States to confronting climate change and nuclear proliferation.
Compare that little fairy tale on the White House blog to the hard, cold facts:
When you fuck up as badly as Obama, you try to console yourself with a ‘Baghdad Bob’ mentality.