Story #1 has the latest CBS poll which shows 54% of the population doesn’t think Obama deserves a second term. #2 relates what the Shooter in LA shouted as he fired on innocent passersby’s. # 3 demonstrates how the rule of law is being lost in England. #4 relates a new song about Obama by Ray Stevens
1. CBS Poll: Grime Economic Outlook
Less than one year out from Election Day 2012, VOTERS REMAIN OVERWHELMINGLY PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE ECONOMY, and their concerns are taking a toll on President Obama's re-election chances. JUST 41 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK MR. OBAMA HAS PERFORMED HIS JOB WELL ENOUGH TO BE ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM, whereas 54 percent don't think so.
The president's overall approval rating remains in the mid-40's, according to a CBS News poll - lower than the approval ratings of Mr. Obama's four presidential predecessors at this point in their first terms. MR. OBAMA'S APPROVAL RATING IS DRAGGED DOWN BY HIS POOR MARKS FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY - WHICH, AT 33 PERCENT, IS THE LOWEST RATING OF HIS PRESIDENCY in CBS News polls.
Mr. Obama receives better marks on foreign policy and for his leadership skills. But when it comes to leading the economy in the right direction, voters are unimpressed: Just 28 percent think he has made progress on improving the economy. And most Americans say the president doesn't share the public's priorities, according to the poll, conducted December 5-7.
Views of how he has handled the economy is the obvious drag on the president's ratings: While just 33 percent approve, 60 PERCENT DISAPPROVE. Similarly, just 35 PERCENT APPROVE HIS HIS HANDLING OF JOB CREATION WHILE 58 PERCENT DISAPPROVE. The last time Mr. Obama's approval rating on the economy was above 40 percent was in February of this year.
Views on the national economy remain very negative: Since early 2008, roughly three in four Americans (and sometimes even more) have said the economy is in bad shape. Now, 86 PERCENT OF AMERICANS CHARACTERIZE THE ECONOMY AS AT LEAST SOMEWHAT BAD, INCLUDING 42 PERCENT WHO SAY IT IS VERY BAD.
Although the national unemployment rate recently dropped below 9 percent for the first time since 2009, Americans are skeptical that a recovery is on the horizon. Just 21 percent think the economy is getting better, and 39 percent think it is getting worse, up from 32 percent last month. Another 40 percent think the economy isn't changing.
Reprising an old joke by Reagan. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose your job. And a recovery is when Barack Obama loses his job.
2. Shooting in LA: Nutjub? Or Terrorist?
What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that NOT ONE NEWS ACCOUNT REPORTED WHAT ONE WITNESS SAID THE SHOOTER WAS SCREAMING: "ALLAHU AKBAR." Not one news account. The media is the enemy….
It’s time to call a spade a spade and to call a terrorists a terrorist. I’m not sure what’s going on when the news media won’t even let us know what is actually going on.
3. UK: Women Muslim Attack Given Suspended Sentence
The four defendants shouted “kill the white slag” as they attacked Rhea Page after dragging her to the ground.
Ambaro Maxamed, 24, her sisters Ayan, 28, and Hibo, 24, and their cousin Ifrah Nur, 28, faced up to five years in jail after admitting causing actual bodily harm.
But Judge Robert Brown gave them six-month suspended sentences after deciding that the attack in Leicester city centre was not racially motivated.
He heard in mitigation that the four were not used to alcohol because their religion does not allow it.
Reading this story I was reminded of the opening sequence of the movie the Godfather, where the local undertakers tells the story of how his daughter was beat up and hospitalized by a group of boys. The reason he comes to Don Corleone is because the judge gave the boys “a suspended sentence.” I wonder if any of those girls own a horse?
4. A Country Music Star's Take on Obama's Budget Plan
By Ray Stevens
My song, "The Obama Budget Plan,” explains THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BUDGET PLAN IS TO SPEND AS MUCH OF OUR MONEY AS HE WANTS, ON ANYTHING HE WANTS AND PAY FOR IT BY JUST PRINTING MORE MONEY.
The fact is, President Obama doesn’t really seem to have a plan at all. His administration has been working without a budget for almost three years now. Not only that but the president seems to view HAVING TO CONSULT WITH CONGRESS AS AN INCONVENIENCE AND HE TRIES TO GO AROUND THEM AT EVERY TURN.
His latest plan is to blame the TEA Party Movement for this nation's first-ever credit downgrade because they forced him to face the debt crisis that he created by his out-of-control spending. Then he and his aides want to blame the S&P for bad judgment -- in addition to continuing to blame George Bush.
Simply put, President Obama is the “Blamer in Chief.”…
Going back and blaming the TEA Party of George Bush is not a winning strategy. This sounds like a child making an excuse as to why he didn’t do his homework.