Skip to comments.Losing Faith in the Commander in Chief
Posted on 10/02/2009 4:45:17 PM PDT by kingattax
The latest Fox News/Opinion Dymanic poll is chock-full of bad news for the president. But on foreign policy, the results are nothing short of stunning.
On who they trust more to decide the next steps in Afghanistan. 66 percent say military commanders, while only 20 percent say the president. Even Democrats have more faith in the military commanders (by a 45 to 37 percent margin).
On Iran, 69 percent say Obama has not been tough enough, including 55 percent of Democrats. Sixty-one percent favor a U.S. military action, if needed, to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Fifty-one percent think Obama apologizes for American too much.
Less than a year into his presidency, this is a remarkable and widespread loss of confidence in the presidents handling of national security.
This should actually come as no surprise. Neither his rhetoric or his decision-making to date has projected strength. He spent months arguing that we should close Guantanamo and dump the terrorists into the U.S. or into other countries. The voters disagreed.
He dithers on Afghanistan, and the voters no longer see him as the best person to set our course.
He sends video valentines to the mullahs, delighting in the notion that we can talk them out of their nukes, and waits for Russia and China to climb onto the Obama bandwagon (or Israel to do the dirty work for us). And Americans overwhelmingly see his performance as weak.
In short, Obama has already achieved what it took Jimmy Carter an entire term to attain: the conviction of a large majority of the American people that he is not protecting our interests or performing adequately as commander in chief.
He can either stiffen his resolve to confront Americas foes or continue his decline.
World events are unlikely to help himthey will only highlight his shoddy performance as our adversaries, seeing exactly what Americans do, begin to test and challenge the U.S. at every turn.
Joe Biden had a single correct insight during the campaign about foreign policy: Obamas mettle would be tested, and its not going to be apparent thats were right. For once Biden has proved to be the master of understatement.
I wonder what Hillary thinks about this. ;)
The Goal of Leftism is the Destruction of Western Civilization.
0bummer is right on course.
How can one loose faith in POTUS when one never had any to begin with?
It is not remarkable to anyone who has been paying attention. It is predictable.
It’s all unfolding as badly as we feared.
Unfortunately we’re stuck with Baraq until Jan 2013 and he still has a decent shot at reelection IMHO.
More than half the RATS think Bummer has been a wimp on Iran. This is rich!
His rear end is grass and whoever runs under the GOP banner for president (even if it was, ecch, Mitt Romney) is a lawn mower.
Losing faith? Hell, he never had it. How’s that hopium working?
"I told you so".
What must you lose that you never had?
Ask her Czar.
This is what happens when people vote entirely based on race and celebrity status. Suckers.
I hope you’re right but I’m not convinced.
Baraq will still get 97% votes from minorities, illegals, dead people, union members, and idiot liberals.
That’s a big base to build on, and it doesn’t take that many more to win.
He will have to have purchased a whole fleet of buses by that point for all the friends he has thrown under them.
It seems you are always worried about Barry. We know the odds, have a little fun.
97% minorities is still only 30-35% of the population. Those who voted because of the ‘historic’ moment are idiots and should have had to pass a civics test to vote, at least name the 3 branches of government. Many are realizing their mistake. I was skeptical about the direction of the country, but after 9-12, the tea parties and townhalls, and seeing the crowds, we are the majority. Americans won’t take to commie, socialism, fascism, or what ever ism is promoted. Look at Sarah Palin’s book, she’s over 7 million and the darn thing is just a jacket, not published yet. Take that Libs.
I had every confidence during the campaign that Obama fully intended to destroy the USA, its economy, its culture, its people, and its standing among nations.
In less than a year into this fiasco, he has proven to be and do everything he possibly can to reinforce that opinion.
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