Most voters (55%) believe that the unrest in the Arab world is making Israel less safe. Seventy-one percent (71%) believe that any peace agreement must have the Palestinian leaders acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.Earlier polling showed that few voters expect that to happen which may be one reason why very few Americans believe lasting peace is possible in the Middle East.
On the immigration front, 64% still believe that improving border security is more important that addressing the status of illegal immigrants already in the country.
The bump in President Obama’s approval polls, after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, didn’t last long. It was shot down by a $4 gallon of gas, a 9-percent unemployment rate and an economy that has slowed to barely 2-percent growth.
After two years of steadily rising gas costs, when the president was tirelessly promoting alternative biofuels and the like. The White House, with its eyes firmly fixed on the polls, a declining GDP growth rate and rising unemployment, is now calling for more drilling.
In order to drill, more money is needed. So where has the last 2 years of money that was squeezed out of the American taxpayers go? Basically to expand government jobs, but not to help our economy or (real) unemployment. Obama has been more focused on pushing Obamacare, or bitch-slapping oil companies. So now that he needs to drill for oil (to help his 2012 campaign) he also needs more money. The Republicans are saying cut spending, and we can move forward, Obama like an infant being fed peas is making a face and saying no. So he looks to other options..
Surprise, More Taxes..
The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office.
Punish the energy industry with $85.5 billion in new taxes – a penalty that will further discourage domestic production and sure to be passed on to consumers driving prices even higher
The President says that oil and gas should pay their “fair share.” I did a little checking and found that the industry pays an average 41.1% of net income in taxes compared to 26.5% for all other S&P industrials.
The bottom line.. his campaign, it all revolves around his campaign. He babbles on about these off shore drilling locations, that end up restricted by EPA rules and regulations, that getting oil from a piece of bread would be far easier and more productive. He has made oil companies the villan, and there are people who buy it. I know people who have repeated the battle cry of “stick it to the oil companies”, and I ask them.. do you know who actually pays? If the oil company has to pay more, guess what happens when you go to the pump? So think about it, why have the gas prices gone up so dramatically since Obama slithered his way into the White House? He has had a vendetta against oil, why?
I have said before Obama promotes himself to the ignorant masses, and why? because it works, these people buy whatever he sells, they believe it whole-heartedly, they are oblivious to the obvious. Of course what is buried? The zero tax paid by GE, Obama’s green-energy-baby. They have played his game, so they get a treat. They also outsource their jobs in droves, yet still happy with his pet, he threw them another bone:
Obama even rewarded Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, by choosing him to lead his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
International issues: once again Obama spits in the face of allies in favor of hugging an enemy…
in claiming that the US mustn’t distinguish between its allies and its foes, Obama made clear that he has renounced the US’s right to have and pursue national interests. If you can’t favor your allies against your enemies then you cannot defend your national interests. And if you cannot defend your national interests then you renounce your right to have them.
More on International issues, as we “welcome back ‘carter” John Ransom reflects on the common thread between Carter & Carter 2 (aka Obama). He adds a note appreciating a commenter, which I need to highlight as well:
- Real inflation: 10.7%
- Unemployment: 9%……………………U-6: 17%
- Misery Index: 19.7%
- Additions to foodstamps: 14 million
- 34.6% of the jobs Obama “created” in April were at McDonalds.
- M3 went from 2.7 trillion at the beginning of 2009 to 10.6 trillion in March 2010 and, while it has decreased some, it is still at a historic level.
Carter: Lost Iran. Obama: Lost Egypt.
Carter gave money, weapons, intelligence, and military assistance to the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan, which later became the Taliban and Al Qaeda. (See: The 3 July 1979 directive that Carter signed for the provision of secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul).
Obama is giving money, weapons, intelligence, and military assistance (in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 2339A – providing material support to terrorists) to Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda – all 3 are on his own State Department’s list of terrorist organisations.
Like Carter, Obama is outrageously naive. The Arab Spring is not about democracy.
More John Ransom’s reflections on Carter’s shock (due to his naivety).
- one local business owner told me that he was forced to lay off 25 employees after analyzing the costs his business would face with the new ObamaCare regulations.
- the law significantly grows the size of government with the creation of more than 160 boards, bureaus, and commissions
The birth certificate, media and Obama’s propoganda games. It still is a head scratcher, why, after Obama’s pre-white house campaign & the past 2+ years, that Obama dodge the birth certificate question that was brought up over and over.. did he finally cry “uncle” for Trump. It seems odd that Trump caused all this hype, Obama quickly whips out his birth cert, and the Trump says eh never mind to running? It really is still too bizarre. Question still linger, permeating the air with a nauseating stench.. and that stench is still Obama.
It’s been three weeks since Obama first made his long-form birth certificate public on April 27, 2011. Why, suddenly, did he do this, and not in 2008, 2009 or 2010 when this first of the missing bona fides became a focal point of deep national consternation? Why did Obama send lawyers to courtroom after courtroom to keep this simple document hidden — and now mass-produce it on Obama 2012 campaign t-shirts?