The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness are probably responding to the latest polling data showing that Obama has reached his all-time low for job performance approval. The Fox News poll found that just 38 percent approve of the president's job performance and that 54 percent disapprove. Prior to this poll, his worst rating was 40/55 percent in November 2013.
I happen to believe that Democrats are going to get a drubbing like they haven't seen for years, possibly even worse than 2010, because of Obama and despite the intramural struggles within the Republican Party.
For multiple reasons, Obama's disastrous performance hasn't backfired on him directly -- apparently typical of his whole life of taking credit for meager achievements and avoiding responsibility for his failures. But though he manages to always be out of the room when blame is being assessed, he still sports long reverse coattails, such as in 2010, which was a referendum on him personally, largely because of Obamacare.
Back then, Obamacare was just a gazillion-page bill on a blackboard waiting to be implemented by bureaucratic vultures hovering over the dying body politic of freedom. Now it is a live parasite choking the life out of our health care system and squeezing dry our checkbooks. Even if Obama gets a personal exemption for his unconscionable fundamental transformations, he is toxic for those associated with him. We'll see whether this disingenuous dissent by a few Democratic senators to save their own skins will even work. If voters are smart, it won't, because these same people have enabled this man's dismantling of the American dream every step of the way and his radicalization of every department within his reach.
For radicalization is precisely what Obama's nomination of Adegbile was all about. Obama picked Adegbile to replace another radical, Tom Perez, who was confirmed as secretary of labor without one Republican vote.
One would think that the president of the United States, the nation's chief officer to ensure that our laws are faithfully executed, would at least pretend to have a passing interest in -- or even a superficial loyalty to -- law enforcement. But not this president. It apparently doesn't bother him at all that Adegbile went out of his way to go the extra mile on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who killed police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood in the presence of four witnesses in 1981 and later boasted about it.
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