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This Pretty Much Sums It Up...

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Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,

According to a new Gallup pole, a record amount of Americans now disapprove of President Obama.

Now, this is nothing new. Presidential approval ratings go up and down, and Mr. Obama has had a long-term slide thanks to… oh, I don’t know… a total avalanche of foul-ups ranging from the Obamacare fiasco to the IRS targeting his enemies to the VA scandal to the intelligence community’s surveillance of the press, et cetera ad infinitum.

But here’s the interesting thing– this poll about the President’s approval rating. It’s about his image– who he is as a person. Do Americans think he’s a trustworthy person with strong character? Nope. Not even close.

In fact, a majority of Americans personally view Mr. Obama unfavorably. Less than half think that he is honest.

vt4ptbywe0ctlgf10m5ttq This pretty much sums it up...

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs, frankly, when the President of the United States cannot even be viewed as an honest person by the constituents that he governs. But more importantly, it signals an end to this system.

Everywhere you look there are signs that the game is resetting. In Europe, the establishment parties have been voted out and politicians are in a panic. In many other parts of the world, all-out revolution is ensuing.

Around the globe, people’s apathy is turning into disgust… and that disgust into action.

Initially it unfolds in the voting booth, or even in the streets. Eventually, though, people will realize that putting different politicians in power only changes the players, it doesn’t change the game.

Long ago our ancestors learned the same lesson. After centuries of living under the feudal system, they discovered that it didn’t matter which monarch was in power. It was the system itself that needed to be reset.

Today, the world finally seems to be learning that it’s not about a single individual in power… but the entire institution itself that is rotten.

By virtue of its size and (at least for now) dominance, the US is the last to this party. But based on the data, it seems to me that we are in the early stages of this transition… a total reset in the way that society organizes and governs itself.

This is not something that will take place overnight.

But just as the French Revolution led the world once and for all out of feudalism and into the modern nation-state, the consequences of this transition will have far-reaching effects and be one of the biggest stories of our time.

History is full of examples of similar transitions; none of them were particularly smooth or peaceful. In the case of France in 1789, the country experienced a 26-year period of turmoil, which included hyperinflation, civil war, genocide, and military dictatorship. Not particularly pleasant conditions.

Our world will hopefully fare much better. But ‘hope’ has never been a particularly reliable course of action.

That’s why it’s imperative to ensure you’re ‘wearing your seatbelt‘. Because for people who understand this trend, there are literally generational fortunes to be made. And those who ignore it may be putting their entire livelihood at risk.

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:43 | 4862862 StacksOnStacks
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...But when asked would you vote for him again, 70% said yes.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:54 | 4862907 localsavage
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I would bet that 50% of the country hasn't heard of any of the scandals listed in the article.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:14 | 4862940 wee-weed up
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Yep, the dumb sheeple don't give a rat's ass about his scandals or whether Obozo is honest...

"Just keep my free-shit commin' baby!"

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:22 | 4862997 SDShack
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Bread & Circuses... worked for Rome. And for those that got restless, the Security State, in the form of the Roman Legions, made sure any dissent was quickly squelched. History is repeating itself once again.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:36 | 4863046 wallstreetapost...
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Worst President in history.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:41 | 4863059 I am more equal...
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Jimmy Carter can now die a happy man. 

A terrible yoke has been removed from his shoulders. 

From peanuts, Billy Beer, and an annoying daughter to Hope, Change and an annoying wife.

My, how times have changed.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:54 | 4863304 Occident Mortal
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Is a Gallup pole similar to a Gallup poll?

Thanks,

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:46 | 4863663 NihilistZero
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"Worst President in history"

No.  That honor would still go to G Dubya.  Not only did he create so much of the current clusterfuck by expanding the welfare and warfare state to unprecedented levels, his abject failure is the ONLY thing that could create a vacuum large enough for the faux black guy to be elected president.

That being said they're all statist fuckers right back to Washington.  This continent would have been better off with a series of handshake agreements for common defense and a free market standard of commodity backed currency.

Anarcho Capitalisim...


Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:26 | 4863783 xtop23
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FuknA +1

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 06:56 | 4864269 GetZeeGold
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They don't call them low information voters for nothing. Obama only destroyed this nation. Better than Bush?

 

Don't think so....

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:40 | 4863974 Rootin' for Putin
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"Worst President in history"

Ive said this for 3 presidents in a row now.

  There is NO WAY* anyone coming next can be worse than this tool.

* dear god i hope not.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:55 | 4865320 StandardDeviant
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You're going to love President H. Clinton.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:04 | 4862946 Keyser
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Most Merkans are brain-dead and pay zero attention to anything political or economics... I had convo with friends at the office this morning and none, not a single one had any idea about what is going on in Iraq... These same folks knew nothing about the influx of illegal teenagers flooding across the border... And this is in freaking Texas of all places... 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:27 | 4863018 Colonel Walter ...
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Please tell me that they do not vote? Or do they vote for anyone promising free stuff?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:02 | 4863506 xtop23
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Well since half the country is on the dole, I can say without an doubt whatsoever, that those folks would vote for him again.

Without even batting an eye.

We're really screwed.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:54 | 4862908 MeMadMax
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Too bad 60% of that 70% you are talking about can't say yes cause' they are dead...

 

^.^

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:56 | 4862915 midtowng
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As bad as Obama is, he's still better than Bush. Of course that isn't saying much

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:13 | 4862965 wee-weed up
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The above is probably the only poster here on ZH who is NOT being followed by Obozo's NSA, FBI, DHS, CIA, etc.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:35 | 4863232 graneros
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As big an asshole as MDB is he's still not as big an asshole as midtowng. And that ain't saying jackshit.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:30 | 4863409 BobTheSlob
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Zero is Bush on steroids less the backbone.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:23 | 4863003 TideFighter
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If Golfocrat was a party...elected for life.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:44 | 4862864 Cangaroo.TNT
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Maybe it's because he's a giant douche. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:09 | 4862937 Ignatius
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Yeah, he's a douche', and he represents well what America's leadership has become as a nation:  a nation of sellouts.

Money rules and lies are the tools.  No moral compass, no principles.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:25 | 4863011 SDShack
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The Rule of Law is kryptonite to a sociopath. Hence the need to destroy it. Welcome to the New Feudal World Order.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:44 | 4862867 Be_Optimistic
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Problem is that the alternatives are fat old retards

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:55 | 4862910 kowalli
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Problem is that americans don't want to change a system

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:28 | 4863021 SDShack
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Why should they when the FSA represents almost 1/2 of the poplulation? Only when the FSA is starving in the streets, will real change come. And we are a long way from that. Maybe decades. IMO, it's going to be a long grind downhill.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:36 | 4863235 hardmedicine
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this is the reason why i have given up hope.  I'm just working my ass off to get out of the grid and out of the system.  The FSA will continue and there are many MANY more on the way as the border is WIDE OPEN!  Long land, gardens, canning, cuttings, close family and friends, chickens and guns, gold and water and solar and wind.  Anything else and you are going to be highly disappointed I'm afraid

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:53 | 4862882 Colonel Klink
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Obama = worst.president.ever

Obama is to America as OJ simpson is to Nicole, cutting the throat of America, the middle class.

Downvoters, cry me a river since it's not PC.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:03 | 4862944 bonin006
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The "downvoters" are probably voting for your 2nd sentence.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:10 | 4862964 Colonel Klink
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Yep, most likely.  I'll take the bad with the good.  Ridicule of our leaders in whatever fashion that draws attention to the issue is what I'm after.  I'm sure that Flacksturbater will label me a rayciss now too.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:48 | 4862885 Make_Mine_A_Double
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For a Sunni muslim, closet homosexual and faculty lounge Marxist I think he's doing a swell job.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:54 | 4862898 alien-IQ
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and you wonder why you get ridiculed? stop beating around the bush and just say you don't want a nigger in the white house unless he's cleaning the bathrooms or doing the lawn. it's ok...many will understand.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:54 | 4862905 0b1knob
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He left out "Kenyan".

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:57 | 4862916 Winston Churchill
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Naturalized Indonesian.

Just stick to the facts.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:57 | 4862918 alien-IQ
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yes, and hermaphrodite, martian, pedophile, baby killer, drug addict, crack dealer and (gasp) French!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:58 | 4863121 tenpanhandle
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Aw come on now, he's not french.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:32 | 4863416 BobTheSlob
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Yep that's it you figgered out all of us collective racist redneck Nascar watching chewin tabaccy spitting budweiser swilling negro hangin' conservatives.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:10 | 4863155 I Write Code
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For a Kenyan Hawaiian pot-head with no academic record and no job achievements, he's the best Nobel Peace Prize winner we could get at this price.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:49 | 4862889 Cattender
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how the hell can you NOT Love President Obumba???  i mean for pete's sakes.. the Man Saved us from a Depression...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:50 | 4862894 alien-IQ
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it's hard to look back at our recent history of elected persons and conclude that americans are any good at judging character.

this is not a defense of obama, it's a fact about americans.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:15 | 4863758 armageddon addahere
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I don't know, look at the choice they wre given. Obama vs Kerry (running on Bush's record) Obama vs Romney.

Would you really rather have Kerry or Romney?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:55 | 4862909 whoknoz
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"According to a new Gallup pole..."

...as in "you'r going to love this new shafting..."

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:55 | 4862911 Dingleberry
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So what.

Keep the rich richer, as they pay the bribes.

Promise more welfare and shit to the masses, as they vote.

Presto. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:00 | 4862922 Omen IV
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Lien sack of shit - since day one!

I have seen a lot of these posers since the 60's - i have never despised a President like i do this one - can't stand him

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:17 | 4862983 markar
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I thought my visceral hatred of Bush the lesser couldn't be topped. Obama proved me wrong. Now with Hillary on deck, the scale has exploded and been rendered useless.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:58 | 4862923 MedicalQuack
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A big key part of this also has to do with the White House bot that puts out communication to all of us underlings.  It's just one big template and with the climate control effort, they used "junk science" numbers...like how dumb do they think we are or did they "really" suck up this "junk science" and believe it?  Could be either for all I know, but the White House behaves like a bot anymore...everything on a boring template that resembles the rest of what rolls into my inbox.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/06/junk-science-appearing-everywhere...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:04 | 4862948 Pairadimes
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In truth, Obama is not the problem. The electorate that put him there is the problem. The huge apparatus of state that is blindly following him around is the problem. The Fed that is financializing this insanity is the problem.

I hope these poll numbers mean that America has looked in the mirror, and does not like what it sees.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:49 | 4863459 Freddie
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Yes and no.  The no is that the USA does not have real elections.  It is all rigged with many back up plans.  Romney was the shill this time. Adelson gave money to Romney and also to Newt to insure Santorum was blocked.  Santorum had primaries stolen from him in late voting in cities by Romney.

Romney won many states including Florida but were stolen in late voting in the cities in the same manner.  Romney then feigned shock because his special software failed on election day.  Multiple back ups and cover stories to make sure nothing is missed.  Just like the speech in the movie JFK by Donald Sutherland as the spook and former colonel.  Nothing left to chance.   All stolen from under the public and the newsmedia is in the loop all the way. 

One of the few honest news people and election experts Michael Barone was shocked on election night because he knew it was stolen.  Senate seats as well and a few house seats too.

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