Skip to comments.George Will: Let’s face it — besides Nixon’s, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever
Posted on 11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
Its been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with whats starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, Os job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans sense of trust in him but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-tos, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
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Lincoln’s second term was pretty bad.
3 more years to go... I wish it were just one.
I know a lot of Freepers profess a loathing of Lincoln but I think it's safe to say that the Obamanation's legacy will be viewed less in favor by history than Lincoln's.
To George Wills:...
You missed the first term? Odumbo being pres has short of destroyed this country worldwide and nobody in Congress seems to give a crap or has the gonnads to get him removed. I am surprised he finished the first term.
Worse than Nixon. Nixon had media opposition. The Clown has the media’s worship.
The scenes in the bowels of the WH must rival a horror movie. The ‘players’ are turning against each other for all the mistakes and overreaches. The power behind the throne (Jarrett) is standing in quicksand.
No comparison. This is the...worst...ever! Nixon wasn’t trying to take down America. I wish these idiots would quit treating this like it’s just another presidency!
and Americans sense of trust in him
America is a very naive country in many respects. Heck, we nearly elected Al Gore to the presidency. Just sayin...
Go suck it, Georgie...no thanks to you for your slam of the Cooch during the election, your dinner party for Obozo as well as little confabs with him in the WH....you are who you hang with....
I wouldn’t piss on her if she were on fire.
Nixon’s great sin was that he tried to protect some underlings. Compare that to Obama and see who is the worst.
Whats all of this worst second term BS. This prez is a lying crook.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
He could have replaced PBS with Al Jazeera LOL.
It’s disgraceful to mention Nixon in conjunction with Obama or Clinton. And yet it’s done over and over.
When you do so, you infer they haven’t reached his level of depravity. To the contrary, Clibton and Obama are far far worse than Nixon.
Compared to Obama’s deceit, lies, fraud, traitorous actions and criminality Nixon looks like a wayward schoolboy.
Who Killed Michael Hastings?
Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldnt possibly have died accidentally, could he?
Lincoln tops the list of horrible Presidents. No one else comes close.
He could have replaced PBS with Al Jazeera LOL.
Would there be any difference? :)
So brilliant...it only took 5 years for him to reach this shocking conclusion.
But neither Lincoln’s or Nixon’s committed even slightly close to the number of atrocities 0 has done; not even close.
We should start looking into how many lies the press told to shore up the vote on Obamacare.
Even better, Congress.
Every time I see poll numbers and it’s 49 % / 51 % dissaproval ratings I know its complete bull$hit and to add at least 25 % to the disapproval numbers. The MSM are such liars. They probably just make up the numbers.
Odumbo being pres has short of destroyed this country worldwide and nobody in Congress seems to give a crap or has the gonnads to get him removed.
Ain’t that the truth?
Will, Kristol, and Krauthammer ALL sat in the those Sunday Political News/Discussion shows from even before Obama’s Immaculate Inauguration and calmly played the role of the token conservative of the [loyal, and not too vocal] opposition.
In the face of the most egregious acts of traitorism (i.e., Obama/Holder on F&F or the dozen others since then) ALL of these nesting politicos sat there and calmly discussed the events as if Obama were a legitimate, law-abiding President who wanted the best for this country. 9If we could only be more ‘bipartisan’ and willing to discuss things....)
The deference these hacks showed to Obama for nigh on 5 years is, frankly, wholly unforgivable. They sold out whatever conservative (hell, even normal patriotic stirrings) for a cush job to sit on a Sunday show and blather/appease/equivocate and then go back to their home offices and hack out some sniveling column during the rest of the week.
They are too late to the party and their little dresses have grass stains on them where they serviced their Democrat job-givers. Damn them.
Any socialist/communist comparison of today’s era with the quasi socialism practiced by Nixon merits no consideration.
While the downfall of Nixon led to the disasterous end of a country,Viet Nam .
Nixon’s downfall was created by reasons I never fully understood. Watergate; Spying on political opposition, when at the time Nixon was leading in the polls. So what he was really looking for? Wasn’t necessary to reveal and to this day baffles me. Because the left and the ministry of onformation is in full control of the media we will never find out what it was.
Since the take over of the Democrat party in Demo-Coms by the very socialist/communist academics protesting during that time has led to massive corruption; Corporate cronyism,constitutional disbowlment,intrusions and the destructionn of a culture of individualism to conform to a state concept of collectivism hard was happening duriong Nixon’s reign
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In my (very limited) exposure, All Jazz seems to be more unbiased, LOL
I agree 100%.
Over the years I have been looked at as a leper (and called much worse) whenever the mindless people brainwashed in government schools realized that I did not blindly worship Lincoln and place him at the top of the Best Presidents list.
He was such a diplomat and statesman that he presided over a war pitting brother against brother, ending with 1,000,000 casualties - 1.66% of the entire US population of 60 million. Lincoln left us with 600,000 dead Americans and another 400,000 wounded!
To put it in perspective, a war on that scale today would give us 5.5 million casualties with around 3.3 million killed and 2.2 million wounded.
In truth he was a vile, manipulative politician who took the best path for himself, ideologically and politically, and did not concern himself with peripheral consequences or collateral damage.
But he could give a rousing good speech!
Now we once again have a man much like Lincoln sitting in the White House.
Obama's idolaters like to compare him with Lincoln.
I think it is a good comparison but for reasons they would not grasp.
Other than that Mrs Kennedy, how was the parade?
“Will, Kristol, and Krauthammer ALL sat in the those Sunday Political News/Discussion shows from even before Obamas Immaculate Inauguration and calmly played the role of the token conservative of the [loyal, and not too vocal] opposition.”
This entire bunch is now in the process of trying to get Hillary elected.
The idea is to paint both the left and right as extremist, and portraying Hillary as being a moderate.
You are right that we are losing our stature as a nation. But, honestly, we’ve never been liked by other GOVERNMENTS. Other nations and people may like us, but not other governments. We have tremendous resources. In the past, we’ve coupled that to a government that allowed this huge nation to stand like a colossus on this planet. What other government wants to compete fairly with us? China? A billion people with no resources. Russia? Still saddled with a bankrupt financial system. No other government likes us. The Germans didn’t cheer for Obama because they liked him. They cheered for Obama because they saw that he would weaken The United States.
Lincoln's 'second term' only lasted 40 days... Mar. 4, 1865 - April 14, 1865.
Only in the fever swamp you live it.
Don’t get me wrong, if CWII starts Obama will surpass Lincoln on the worst list.
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled George Will: Lets face it besides Nixons, this is pretty much the worst second term
Typo corrections to a previous post by mosesdapoet
Nixons downfall was created by reasons I never fully understood. Watergate; Spying on political opposition, when at the time Nixon was leading in the polls. So what he was really looking for? Wasnt necessary to reveal and to this day baffles me. Because the left and the ministry of onformation is in full control of the media we will never find out what it was.
Since the take over of the Democrat party into a hypehated political party, Demo-Coms, by the very socialist/communist academics protesting during that time has led to massive corruption; Corporate cronyism,constitutional disbowlment,intrusions and the destructionn of a culture of individualism to conform to a state concept of collectivism through the use of lies and deception because their end justifies their means hardly was happening during Nixons reign .
*shrug* He does admit that he's 'really good at killing people'...
second term???? how about the whole damn thing...can’t wait for this idiot to be GONE!!!!!
Would a second bloody civil war change your mind?
If so, stick around...
Obam already is worse except for the fact Lincoln has the higher body count.
But remember, just recently we found out that Obama thinks he is really good at killing so the book is still being written.
At least for now, they're still trying to woo viewers.
CNN used to accurately report news once upon a time.
Once they established a viewership, the agenda slowly, subtly slithered in.
To put that in perspective obama mentor Bill Ayers advocated flat-out murdering 25,000,000 Americans.
It won’t be getting any better, for the country, or for Obama, and there is nothing his media can do to patch things back together.
These commie ba****ds won't be content until they earn a place in the history books on the same page as Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Kim Il Sung.
Where did you get the picture of “Chip” Carney?
Lincoln saved the country, and was murdered for it.
Obama seems to be attempting to destroy the country, and his end remains to be seen.
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