Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Obama's Bounce!

Latest polling figures in the US show that approval ratings for President Barack Obama have gone up about 10% from 46% before Osama Bin Laden's killing to 56% after. It's a shame however that the bounce won't last until the next Presidential election in 18 months time.

The right wing Republicans are not however for crediting Obama with any brownie points for taking Bin Laden out. This is one of the crazier conspiracy theories:
Did you know that Osama's been dead for years, kept on ice, until Obama needed a poll boost? Also he's not really dead, and also he's been dead since 2002. Also Obama didn't even want to kill Osama but the military made him. And Obama only did this to silence Donald Trump.

Don't you just love em!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

But you seem to be endorsing Obama on the basis that he was at least involved in the assassination of another human being. If you ask me....they're just as bad as each other.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I like Obama and I hope he's re-elected, clearly a lot of US people like what he's done because his approval rating has gone up, that's the point I'm making. Makes no difference if I endorse him or not. There are a lot of Presidents who have done much worse, JFK - Bay of Pigs and Nam, LBJ - Nam, Nixon - Where does one start? try Chile, Reagan - again where does one start say Central America and so it goes on.

Anonymous said...

He is bankrupting America. On top of that, have you seen the military spend HE is still supporting? Not quite what you'd expect from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is it? Nice to see Guantanamo still open.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

When you have the checks and balances that they have in the US, it is difficult to deliver your agenda, its a bit like coalition government. It's made a lot worse with the House of Representatives controlled by right wing Republicans and not enough Democrats in the Senate to block a filibuster. End result, compromise. Same thing happened to Clinton in 1994 and the Republican Presidents of Nixon, Ford, Regan and Bush Senior had to manage by working with a Democratically controlled House of Representatives and in Nixon's case a Democratically controlled Senate as well. I won't bore you with the power of the fourth branch of government...the Supreme Court!

Anonymous said...

Hey you didn't show my post about the president and his men watching the snuff movie. Anyway, it's all over the papers now. I also mentioned Bin Laden was unarmed which the US government today have come clean about. I think you are Welsh? I'm surprised by your support for the most powerful man on earth and leader of a war mongering nation.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Haven't deleted anything you've posted!

Anonymous said...

Bin Laden was murdered because the USA didn't want him standing trial.
Imagine the scenario with the US trying to prove that he was responsible for 9/11.Bin Laden never admitted to the attack on the twin towers,and the USA have no evidence at all to prove that he masterminded it.The other problem of course would be convincing a sceptical US nation,where 1 in every 3 americans believe that 9/11 was an inside job.
I am suprised at this bloggs author attempting to justify Obama's behaviour.Obama is probably the biggest fraud in US presidential history(and he has some stiff competition)He has allowed the military and banking interests more control over the nation.This action will have devastating effects on people of the US.
It's also fickle talking about the need to make compromises.Plaid in power made too many and the consequences were that they basically became new labour clones.
Carmel Evan Jones

Anonymous said...

Last comment must be the silliest childish most naive comment seen on this blog!

Paul Williams said...

I don't believe a lot of what the US government tells me so nothing would surprise me too much!

However, Obama is a certainty for re-election next year as the Republicans don't really have a credible challenger. President Trump?! What a joke - I don't think Obama would have to resort to any dirty tricks to beat him!