Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Obama's US Gets No Respect

A Democracy Corps-Third Way survey released Monday finds that 51 percent to 41 percent Americans think the standing of the U.S. dropped during the first 13 months of Obama's presidency.

Now, it's important to realize that the Democracy Corps calls itself an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the government of the United States more responsive to the American people." It was founded in 1999 by former Clinton adviser James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, a leading Democratic pollster and Third Way calls itself "the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement."

So, these are not right wing or Republican pollsters trying to make Barack look bad. It seems he needs no help in doing that. 46 to 42 percent plurality of likely voters said they feel less confident about this administration's handling of national security because of how it responded to theChristmas Day terrorist.

Obama was supposed to improve our standing in the world. Allies would soon be tripping over themselves to support us around the globe. What happened? Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey and the list of failures grows and grows.

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