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Is it finally Obama’s turn “under the bus?”

As the crisis at our southern border continues to stagger on, a recent IBD/TIPP poll found that a majority of Americans hold President Obama and his administration responsible for the problem:

The public largely blames President Obama for the flood of children who have poured over the border in recent weeks, creating a growing humanitarian crisis, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll released Monday.


The poll found that 59% of those closely following the immigration crisis agree that “current administration policies and lack of focus on securing the border” are behind the human tide of illegal crossings. Six in 10 say that the children should be ordered to leave the country. (The survey found that 73% of Americans are following this story closely.)

The responsibility for the border crisis is one Obama can’t duck or deny – it is a crisis of his own making.  His refusal to enforce the laws of the land and his permissive policies and rhetoric all but invited this to happen.  Now that it has, he’s “frustrated” with Congress – his personal candidate for being tossed under the blame bus, and is asking for 2 billion in emergency funds to address the crisis he created.  As you can see, most Americans aren’t buying the White House spin.

He doesn’t get a pass on Iraq either.  Per the poll, 56% believe his decision to withdraw troops in 2011 had a direct bearing on the crisis there today.

What’s more, 55% say that Obama wasn’t being honest when he claimed that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was entirely responsible for the decision to bring the troops home.

Meanwhile, 55% say that the administration’s failure to contain the Syria conflict contributed to the rise of the militant forces in Iraq. Just 27% give Obama high marks for his handling of the Iraq situation.

Finally, the IRS scandal is considered anything but a “phony scandal” by the public:

The IBD/TIPP poll found that 65% believe that the lost IRS emails are an attempt by the administration to “hide evidence that the IRS deliberately targeted conservative groups” prior to the 2012 presidential election.

The lost emails are the latest twist in a more than year-long saga that erupted when an inspector general report detailed how the IRS held up Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status before the 2012 elections.


Obama dismissed the IRS scandal earlier this year, saying there was not “even a smidgen of corruption.” Congressional Democrats argue that the IRS wasn’t singling out right-wing groups.

Those defenses aren’t flying with most Americans who’ve been tracking this story. Among independents, 66% think the lost emails were an attempt to cover up wrongdoing. Even 36% of Democrats say it was a cover-up.

These are three very hot topics that Americans are following  closely and a majority doesn’t believe the administration’s side of the story.  As Mr. Obama’s favorite preacher would say, it appears as if the Obama chickens “are coming home to roost”.


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24 Responses to Is it finally Obama’s turn “under the bus?”

  • The whole Baracula schtick is wearing out.  He’s playing to an increasingly DECREASING house…a limited number of people who are simply Kool-aid quaffers and will always worship and adore their broken, twisted lil’ god-child.
    And, as he becomes more defined by his manifold failures, so does the whole ambit of BIG GOVERNMENT lose its luster.  People have less and less confidence in all branches of government, which is nothing but good from my POV.
    Hopefully, all this will lead to a groundswell for reform on fundamental levels.  We can START with burning down the tax code, which would cover a multitude of sins, as they say.

    • “a limited number of people who are simply Kool-aid quaffers and will always worship and adore their broken, twisted lil’ god-child.”
      If you mean “good and necessary” Erb you should just say so Rags!   🙂
      Tax code,
      and Congress….the bi-partisan (committee is evenly split between both parties) scumbags removed the rules about reporting the freebies they get yesterday….
      “The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent. Gifts of free travel to lawmakers have appeared on the yearly financial form dating back its creation in the late 1970s, after the Watergate scandal. National Journal uncovered the deleted disclosure requirement when analyzing the most recent batch of yearly filings.
      “This is such an obvious effort to avoid accountability,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “There’s no legitimate reason. There’s no good reason for it.”   ”
      I’m disappointed to see Trey Gowdy is on that committee along with Mike Conaway from Texas (Chairman).  Since it’s a behind closed doors deal I’d like to know how they voted.

      • Yep.  You can have people you like, and think are doing right, but the days of sitting back fat, dumb and happy are over, it they ever really existed.  Power corrupts.  And the Great Dismal Swamp that is DC is a sump of rot.  Watch and hold accountable.
        Take away the money, and we take away much or even most of the power.  As I observed a few decades ago, you can pass laws out the waazoo, but without the funds to enforce them, they are largely meaningless.

    • More likely it will lead to a call for “reform” in the Hillary!/Warren vein.
      LOL you actually think #WARONWOMEN  and the free sh*t brigade will go the other way? And do you think for a second that even if the GOP controls House, Senate and POTUS that they will do something?
      The only way you will get anything different is if the weaponized bureaucracy actually targets the above groups, as opposed to tea party members. Otherwise nobody will be outraged enough because they’re not impacted. Start dumping truckloads of illegals in NYC, DC, Boston, Chicago, San Fran.  That would be a nice start. Audits. Raid companies affiliated with the dems.  Demonize them on the Senate floor. Leak their info illegally.
      Then you’ll see a groundswell.

    • a limited number of people who are simply Kool-aid quaffers and will always worship and adore their broken, twisted lil’ god-child.

      Rather like the S.S. and the Hitler Jũgen. Or the way the Mafia types will give it all up for the Don.

  • The real question becomes, and I think we know the answer given his “poor me” narcissism, does he now go into a Hitler Bunker routine where he just does as much as Congress lets him get away with because he figures it’s time for Obamadammerung.
    I have to say Congress’s various ‘red lines’ have so far been about as serious as the one he drew for Syria and Russia.

  • I bet Erp has early-onset Crohn’s disease over all these developments and polling…
    Well, and the sexual frustration…

    • Well, today’s history sees Erb wrong, since the poll says Barack is the worst President in 70 years.   That doesn’t bode well for the prediction that he’d be recognized as one of the great Presidents.   Unless by great Erb meant greatest worst President.

      • It wasn’t like we didn’t tell him, heaven knows…  I coulda warned about that Russian bride, too…  I do family law, after all…  Ah, well.  You just can’t help some people.
        Maybe I should offer to let him enroll in one of my “Happy Life Choices” graduate seminars?

        • Add the word Quantum to the course name, you’ll be beating him back with a club to keep him out.

          • But I’d also have to promise there would be NO math…
            Which I could easily do!

        • Does the seminar have a happy ending?

  • If the 2012 election were held today, there is no doubt in my mind that Mitt Romney would win. His comments about Russia being our number one geopolicital foe on the world stage were downright prophetic and Obama and team mocked them. His stance on immigration – well at least he took a stance on immigration. Benghazi was a stifled issue leading up to the election, and remains so today, but the public opinion has turned on Obama on that one as well. The mid-term election could be very bad for Democrats. I just hope the pendulum doesn’t swing the other direction by 2016.

  • I was listening to Don Henley this morning, and realized his lyrics could be easily re-purposed to talk about Obama’s Iraq policy:


    They’re pickin’ up the Christians, and puttin’ ’em in a pen

    And all he wants to do is talk, talk

    Terror’s been terror since I don’t know when

    And all he wants to do is talk


    Molotov cocktail’s the local drink

    And all he wants to do is talk, talk

    They mix ’em up right in the kitchen sink

    And all he wants to do is talk


    Crazy people walkin’ ’round with blood in their eyes

    And all he wants to do is talk, talk

    Wild-eyed Koran wavers who ain’t afraid to die

    And all he wants to do is, all he wants to do is talk

    Around the clock


    He can’t feel the heat comin’ off the street

    He wants to play golf, he wants to shoot hoops

    All he wants to do is, all he wants to do is talk


    Well the government bugged the cell phones

    In the whole damn USA

    And all he wants to do is talk, talk

    To keep the boys from saying

    Bad stuff about the NSA

    And all he wants to do is talk


    But that don’t keep the boys from getting ready for the end

    And all he wants to do is talk, talk

    They still can beat an army with all the guns that they’ll defend

    And all he wants to do is, all he wants to do is talk

    Around the clock

    • Speaking of…
      Where is the Brucey Sprinstein war outrage over the Iraq build-up…er…build-sideways…????

    • Thanks man, you just reminded me that I need to add this and “Dirty Laundry” to my playlist…..
      Got the National Adviser who comes on at 5
      where she’ll talk about the Youtube that made Chris Stevens die
      man we spout some crazy lies
      cause we love Obama
      Lyin when he’s up
      Lyin when he’s down
      Lyin when he’s up
      Lyin when he’s down
      Lyin when he’s up
      Lyin all around.

    Huh.  I thought we rebuilt our infrastructure back in 2009 with Porkulous.
    I guess Baracula was mandating that special “oatmeal-based” Chicago formula readimix….

    • I’m not sure we want them ‘fixing’ things any more, they obviously didn’t do such a hot job if the infrastructure is still crumbling after the last 5 years of repairing it.
      Man that stimulus money sure was well spent wasn’t it?

    • A high school reporter’s first questions would be “WTF about the first billion?  What are the results of that before we do it again?”
      But its another big pork bill before he leaves office and the Republican Leadership will be all over it like flies on sh*t.  So it will happen.

    “The bottom line? Insurance companies will pay for impotent men to impregnate women who don’t want to have children but can’t afford birth control.
    Noncompliant females will be stripped of their burqas and stoned to death.
    See, this is why Collectivist hysterics can’t have nice things…
    like any credibility.

  • Glenn Kessler has awarded Hill-larry Pinocchios for her AMAZING BS on Hobby Lobby.
    But, hey, he’s a guy, and he can’t understand female truth.

  • They will throw Obama under the bus to make Hillary look like change.  Change without having to vote Republican.