My lifetime has spanned the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush the Elder, Clinton, Bush the Younger and The Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure.
I didn’t need a poll to ostensibly direct me to a manifest conclusion that The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer is the worst president since World War II.
It is said that hero worship is strongest where there is little regard for human freedom. That axiom came to mind as I read the results of the latest Gallup Poll in which we discover only 79% of Americans are satisfied with their level of freedom. That is down from 91% in 2006. Once the highest ranked country in the world on such polls, we have dropped to 36th place. Other studies show that the greatest nation on Earth is dropping to the same low levels on freedom of the press, Internet speech and a whole host of other freedoms.
We have a floundering president who is suffering defeats in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Russia and the Ukraine. This is a corrupt, dishonest president who is morphing into a president worse than Jimmy Carter through indecision, insecurity and ineptitude.
A plurality of Americans on the eve Independence Day no longer trust the current occupant of the Oval Office and believe he is utterly incapable of leading the country.
Michael Goodwin encapsulates what most Americans have thought since Inauguration Day 2009:
“Losing the consent of the governed is a profound event, and there is no easy path back to public grace. His taunting of Republicans and critics in campaign-style events reinforces doubts about his fitness. Absorbed with self-pity and fixated on finding blame, he gives the impression of someone who never considers the possibility he might be part of the problem.”