If you look at Obama’s frankly miserable polls, you find that Obama is doing better on the Egypt crisis than any other issue:
February 9, 2011
Obama’s Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low
Egypt ranks among issues on which Obama is best rated
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama’s approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his ratings on all other major national issues have generally held steady. Currently, 27% of Americans approve of Obama on the deficit, down from 32% in November, while 68% disapprove.
Overall, Obama is doing much better on international issues than domestic ones. Among eight issues on which Obama was rated in the new poll, Americans give the president the highest approval ratings on foreign affairs and the situations in Egypt and Afghanistan. The deficit, the economy, and taxes rank among his lowest ratings, alongside healthcare policy.
And you find that 47% of those surveyed approved of Obama’s handling of Egypt. Versus the 27% who approve of his handling of the deficit and the 37% who approve of his handling of the economy.
What is amazing is just what a remarkably incompetent job Obama has done in even his best rated issue.
Obama’s foolish mishandling of Egypt began before most of the rest of the nation knew anything about it. The CIA said, “We warned of instability.” And they warned Obama that the Mubarak regime could fall last year. And like the kid who didn’t bother to start his term paper until the day after it was due, Obama did nothing.
Obama wasn’t “ahead” of the crisis in Egypt; he was so woefully behind and so hostile to actual positive reform it is almost funny.
After the crisis erupted with hundreds of thousands of Egyptians protesting in the streets, the Obama administration offered this pearl of ethical insight:
When asked if Mubarak was a dictator, Biden responded … I would not refer to him as a dictator.”
Said Obama administration observation came out the same day that dictator Mubarak shut down the entire internet in Egypt.
Then there was this penetrating analysis of the stability of the Mubarak regime by Obama’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
The language coming out of the Obama Administration has verged on the bizarre as Egypt lurched into another political showdown in the streets on Friday…
“Our assessment is that the Egyptian government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people,” Secretary Clinton said earlier this week…
And as Dr. Phil often asks delusional morons, “How’s that working out for you?”
Then you have Obama’s director of National Intelligence with this unbelievably stupid misrepresentation of reality:
“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera…..In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”
The Brotherhood uses the slogan, “Islam is the answer,” and generally advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles. The movement has as a broad goal unifying what it perceives as Muslim lands, from Spain to Indonesia, as a “caliphate.”
James Clapper has simply got to go. Clearly someone “clapped” his little light bulf off, and no one thought to clap it back on again.
What was the motto of this “largely secular” organization again?
“Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
Qur’an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
I’m sure that sounds “largely secular” to any drooling imbecile you might happen to ask.
That said, if we put drooling imbecile’s in charge of our mainstream media, we’d probably see an improvement. A lot of the media have depicted the Muslim Brotherhood as though it were the Salvation Army.
Muslim Brotherhood, the banned opposition political outfit in Egypt, supports terrorism according to FBI Director Robert Muller. Muller made the statement during a Congressional hearing on Thursday where lawmakers said that the group is using peaceful protests in Egypt to grab power.
“Elements of the Muslim Brotherhood here and overseas have supported terrorism,” Muller said in response to a question at a hearing on “Worldwide Threats” by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Muller, who refrained to give any further information in an open session, said that the United States has no relationship with Muslim Brotherhood.
What else can we know about the Muslim Brotherhood?
the Muslim Brotherhood or Ikhwan Al Muslimun in Arabic, is frequently mentioned in relation to groups such as Hamas and Al Qaeda. And, although today they may be best known as the largest independent bloc in the Egyptian parliament, they are nearly always invoked as the origins for extremist visions of Islam that root today’s jihadist movements.
The Muslim Brotherhood were the prototypical terrorist organization, in the same way that the Italian Mafia was the prototypical criminal gang organization. I would submit that it has become rather like the Sinn Féin to the Irish Republican Army. It is the political and propaganda wing of the armed terrorist movement.
Many of today’s top terrorist leaders, such as #2 overall al Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, came out of the Muslim Brotherhood. But that’s nothing, because the #1 overall leader of al Qaeda – Osama bin Laden – came out of it too.
And then there are the words of the current Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammed Badie:
“Arab and Muslim regimes are betraying their people by failing to confront the Muslim’s real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded. Governments have no right to stop their people from fighting the United States. “They are disregarding Allah’s commandment to wage jihad for His sake with [their] money and [their] lives, so that Allah’s word will reign supreme” over all non-Muslims.”
DNI James Clapper came by his genuine moral idiocy honestly; he caught it from his commander-in-chief.
For the record, one of Obama’s invited guests for his 2009 Cairo speech was the Muslim Brotherhood. Apparently, Obama wanted them to pursue “democracy” and take over the country.
Since the violence erupted and the Egyptian government began to melt down, Obama has made public statements that the Egyptian foreign ministry said “inflame the internal situation in Egypt.” Which of course means more riots and more violence. But that shouldn’t be too surprising, given the fact that we find from the Wikileaks documents that the Obama administration has been backing rebels in Egypt practially since George Bush started moving his furniture out of the White House.
Obama has – incredibly – welcomed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood and that organization’s seventy-year-long push for sharia law as the law of the land in Egypt.
That’s the craziest, most clueless and most incompetent thing of all about this story.
Mind you, Obama hasn’t given a damn that the Coptic Christians are excluded from participating in their government while he pushes for a role for the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. All that matters is that the beloved Muslim Brotherhood be included. This is similar to Obama calling for a brand new mosque to be built near Ground Zero, while doing nothing to help rebuild an existing Greek Orthodox Christian church that got destroyed. Why doesn’t Obama’s inclusiveness always have a way of excluding Christianity and including Islam?
There’s talk of democracy in Egypt. It certainly could happen; but it’s totally theoretical at this point. Right now the only democracy in the Middle East is Israel. And this is how Israel feels about the situation on their western border:
(Reuters) – If Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is toppled, Israel will lose one of its very few friends in a hostile neighborhood and President Barack Obama will bear a large share of the blame, Israeli pundits said on Monday.
Political commentators expressed shock at how the United States as well as its major European allies appeared to be ready to dump a staunch strategic ally of three decades, simply to conform to the current ideology of political correctness.
Obama can either pat himself on the back or walk away from Egypt. As things go well, Obama was absolutely central to everything (e.g., Chris Matthews having another tingle go up his leg: “it took Obama to have this happen“); as things go poorly, Obama had absolutely nothing to do with it. Meanwhile, Israel has to live next door to whatever happens. And they’re bitter over Obama’s betrayal of both a historic ally (and just what is the point of being a U.S. ally when Backstabber Hussein Obama will throw you under the bus the nanosecond it’s convenient for him to do so???) and of Israel itself.
The funniest thing of all – after listening to Obama’s speech on the situation in Egypt, in which he inserted himself by using his “this is the moment, this is the time” refrain – was this from ABC’s Jake Tapper:
“Also worth keeping in mind: cant find anyone in O admin who thinks whatever comes next will be better for U.S. interests than Mubarak was”
While I believe that Egypt will not ultimately fall into the terrorist faction of the growing list of rogue Islamist regimes, I can assure you my belief has nothing to do with Barack Obama.
Rather, I would argue that if this is what Obama has done best, then it truly testifies to just how incredibly incompetent and contemptible Barack Obama truly is.