Recently, President-turned-Emperor Barack Obama hailed his leadership abilities when he claimed that if he were to run for a third term, he would win. Although, to be fair, the Shah of Iran repeatedly claimed that he was much-beloved by his people up until the day he and his wife fled for their lives, never to return.
Obama spoke to a crowd in Ethiopia and claimed, “I actually think I’m a pretty good President. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t. There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving. But the law is the law, and no person is above the law, not even the president.”
The declaration made headlines as any who are familiar with Obama’s presidency could easily spot the unintentional comedy: Obama continually acts as if he is above the law.
From Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the AP Scandal, the NSA Scandal, countless unconstitutional executive orders, amnesty for millions of illegals, tinkering with Obamacare, the supposed “law of the land,” the list goes on and on…
Still, the president pretends that what keeps him from running is the law. In truth, the fact is that he’s about as welcomed as a festering cold sore.
Rasmussen Reports claim that only 33% of likely U.S. voters would vote for Obama if he ran again.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the president if he ran for a third term. Sixty-three percent (63%) would not. (To see survey question wording,click here.)
Most Democrats (57%) would vote to give Obama a third term. Ninety-three percent (93%) of Republicans, 68% of voters not affiliated with either major party – and 32% of Democrats – would not.
Obama defeated Republican nominee John McCain by a 53% to 46% margin in 2008 and was reelected with 51% of the vote against GOP candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits presidential candidates from being elected to more than two four-year terms. Nineteen percent (19%) of all voters believe that amendment should be changed so presidents can serve longer. Seventy-eight percent (78%) oppose such a change.
Interestingly, only 32% of Democrats support changing this amendment. Ninety percent (90%) of GOP voters and 82% of unaffiliateds are opposed.
The numbers are dire; however, when one considers the 80%+ approval rating the president enjoyed as he conned his way into office in 2008, it’s certainly a fall from grace.
While people openly wept over the joy of having elected the “hope and change” candidate and postured as if Obama would be a Godsend for our imperiled nation, Americans have lost that loving feeling for the made-for-primetime candidate and even the most ardent Democrats appear to tolerate the wannabe emperor only as a function of keeping the Republicans at bay.
Now, if we could only get lawmakers on term limits, this republic might have a chance at functioning again.