How can we forget that after the 2008 election, through the inauguration, and for the first few months of Barack Obama's presidency, he was hailed as the great hope of America. He would revive our economy and heal any bad relations abroad. Then, reality set it, and people recognized that not only was Obama human, but that his policies weren't exactly beneficial to our country. What a let-down for many Americans who believed the "hope and change" nonsense.
Though his die-hard base it still cheering him on, dependents are fleeing from the great orator in droves. Of course, there were those of us who knew without a shadow of a doubt that President Obama would be not only bad for our nation, but disastrous. Now, we all must live with the consequences of poor decisions made by gullible voters. How's that hope and change treating you?
Read about how Americans are losing faith in Obama, via Commentary Magazine:
Losing Faith in the Commander in Chief
"The latest Fox News/Opinion Dynamic poll is chock-full of bad news for the president. But on foreign policy, the results are nothing short of stunning. On who they trust more to decide the next steps in Afghanistan. 66 percent say military commanders, while only 20 percent say the president. Even Democrats have more faith in the military commanders (by a 45 to 37 percent margin). On Iran, 69 percent say Obama has not been tough enough, including 55 percent of Democrats. Sixty-one percent favor a U.S. military action, if needed, to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Fifty-one percent think Obama apologizes for American too much.
Less than a year into his presidency, this is a remarkable and widespread loss of confidence in the president’s handling of national security. This should actually come as no surprise. Neither his rhetoric or his decision-making to date has projected strength. He spent months arguing that we should close Guantanamo and dump the terrorists into the U.S. or into other countries. The voters disagreed. He dithers on Afghanistan, and the voters no longer see him as the best person to set our course. He sends video valentines to the mullahs, delighting in the notion that we can talk them out of their nukes, and waits for Russia and China to climb onto the Obama bandwagon (or Israel to do the dirty work for us). And Americans overwhelmingly see his performance as weak.
In short, Obama has already achieved what it took Jimmy Carter an entire term to attain: the conviction of a large majority of the American people that he is not protecting our interests or performing adequately as commander in chief. He can either stiffen his resolve to confront America’s foes or continue his decline. World events are unlikely to help him–they will only highlight his shoddy performance as our adversaries, seeing exactly what Americans do, begin to test and challenge the U.S. at every turn.
Joe Biden had a single correct insight during the campaign about foreign policy: Obama’s mettle would be tested, and 'it’s not going to be apparent that’s we’re right.' For once Biden has proved to be the master of understatement."