French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something.
‘I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,’ Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,’ but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.’
Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent.
Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha’s Vineyard but says he will come back to Washington this weekend before returning on Tuesday to fun, sun, and more golf.
Read the full article at the London Daily Mail.
A newly released Gallup poll shows that Muslims are the religious group most likely to support President Barack Obama — by wide margins.
The poll tracked approval ratings from a variety of religious groups for the first six months of 2014, revealing that 72 percent of Muslims said they approve of the president, compared to only 20 percent who disapprove.
The 72 percent rating has dropped from the previous rating of 77 percent, which held from January 2009 to 2014. All religious groups listed in the poll saw a minimum drop of at least five percentage points from prior surveys.
For Muslims, the Gallup sample size was 552 participants, with a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.
That Muslims have the highest approval rating for Obama makes sense in light of how many identify with the Democratic Party. According to the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of Muslims are either Democrats or lean towards the left.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
Poll after poll has charted President Obama’s dipping approval rating in recent months, but Wednesday brought perhaps the cruelest cut to date: A new Quinnipiac University survey found that voters rate Mr. Obama as the country’s worst president since World War II.
With Mr. Obama deploying troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him. The new poll also revealed that more voters now say GOP nominee Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012.
Quinnipiac found 45 percent of voters say the country would have been better off if Mr. Romney had been elected, while just 38 percent say Mr. Obama remains a better choice. Even Democrats aren’t so sure — just 74 percent of them told the pollsters Mr. Obama was clearly the better pick in the last election.
Voters also rated the man who swept into office in 2009 with a promise of “hope and change” as worse than even his predecessor, Republican President George W. Bush, who left office with terrible approval ratings.
Read the full article at The Washington Times.
The irony of FDR being labelled as worse that any president since, is great.