Obama’s Poll Numbers Drop, Americans Want Foreign Policy Alternative
February 4, 2011 1 Comment
Obama’s poll numbers have dropped this week. His numbers went up in the aftermath of the Rep. Giffords shooting, hitting approval in the low 50′s. Rasmussen had Obama at a high of 52 and Gallup had him at 51. Since last week Obama’s approval numbers have dropped. Today Rasmussen has Obama at 46, yesterday Gallup had him at 48.
Obama is coming back down to Earth after his decent Giffords speech. Last week’s State of the Union was largely lackluster and didn’t result in any noticeable spike for the President. That was bad news for Obama, a President should always see a spike after a State of the Union speech. Obama’s slow and inconsistent response to the Egypt situation clearly isn’t sitting well with Americans. His numbers have dropped all week.
The Obama administration was completely inconsistent about Egypt last week. Biden and Hillary made statements supporting or defending Mubarak, Obama issued a statement supporting Mubarak. By the weekend Obama and Hillary had changed their tune by suggesting Mubarak step aside. This week it’s becomes clear that Obama stabbed Mubarak in the back and supported the Islamic Socialists in the Muslim Brotherhood all along. I suspect that isn’t sitting well with most Americans, especially considering the Brotherhood wants to go to war with Israel.
Egypt is spiraling out of control and it’s looking more and more like Obama doesn’t have a handle on what’s going on. It’s clear who he’s supporting at this point but it also appears that he’s being controlled by events. As such he appears like he isn’t in control and/or he doesn’t have a firm grasp on what’s going on. That generally doesn’t sit well with the American public, most of who want the President to appear as though he knows what he’s doing.
The current President looks like he’s trying to hide something. He’s become distant and inconsistent. As such his poll numbers are dropping. Whether this means anything or not is going to depend on the Republican response. Will the Republicans oppose Obama’s support for the faux democracy, pro-islamic socialists in the Muslim Brotherhood or will they side with Obama. This may become the key foreign policy issue in the upcoming election.
The Republicans have to make it clear that we support democracy movements when they are real. We’ve supported democracy movements historically in Eastern Europe and currently in Iran. Obama did not support the true democracy protesters in Iran last year, the Republicans must make it clear that they did. The GOP must support a true democracy movement in Egypt. But they must also make clear that the Muslim Brotherhood does not favor true democracy. They want to prevent women from voting and they want to prevent non-Muslims from participating. They want to go to war with Israel and break the long standing peace between those two nations. Obama on the other hand supports these Islamic Socialists.
The Republican Presidential candidates are being given a terrific opportunity to oppose Obama’s foreign policy and set up a clear alternative for the American people. The Republican Party must support true democracy movements like the one in Iran but they must also make clear they don’t support faux democracy movements or democracy language used by terrorists who want war and bondage for their people. Obama’s falling poll numbers suggest the American people are open to a foreign policy alternative. It’s up to the GOP to give the people what they’re asking for.