Better late than never - the Billings Gazette

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Great editorial from the Billings Gazette:

Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings
Sometimes, you have to admit you're wrong.

And, we were wrong.

We said that things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush.

But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq.

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal polls show that Americans are giving Obama lower marks than in 2006 when Iraq was going poorly for Bush and a tepid response to Hurricane Katrina sunk Bush's ratings.

Do not forget that the "tepid response" to Katrina was the direct fault of LA Governor Kathleen Blanco who failed to ask the Federal Government for help.  The government cannot enter a state unless aid is requested. It took her three days after Katrina struck to declare an emergency and ask for help.

Back to the editorial:

It's not that popularity polling should be the final or even best measure of a president. There is that old saw that points out there's a difference between doing what is right and what is popular.

For us, though, it's the number of bungled or blown policies in the Obama administration which lead us to believe Obama has earned every bit of an abysmal approval rating.

Let's recap some of the mistakes:

- Maybe the worst and most widespread invasion of privacy occurred when the Obama administration continued a controversial National Security Agency program of spying on millions of citizens culling their phone records to intercepting online information. The administration has done nearly nothing to safeguard civil liberties or put in safeguards to protect our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.

Much more at the link. Nice to see people waking up.  Too bad it took six years.

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