Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression. Obama is the first president ever to lose 1,000,000 jobs during a recovery. The housing market just experienced its worst year ever in 2011 during the so-called recovery. Today over 46,000,000 million Americans are on food stamps (another Obama record!) more than ever before and the number is still climbing. (More Obama statistics here)
Despite his atrocious record and failed leadership AFP cheerleader Stephen Collinson sees favorable political winds for Obama.
For once, Barack Obama is behaving like a president with the wind at his back, rather than one taking the full force of a political gale in the face.
Rising poll numbers, favorable economic data and a Republican primary race that has torn holes in the electability argument of his most likely Republican foe Mitt Romney, have combined to put a new spring in Obama’s step.
And a daring raid by Navy SEALS to rescue an American aid worker and a Danish colleague from Somali pirates last week further enhanced the commander-in-chief resume on which he will run hard in November.
“Four more years” chanted a supporter at a raucous rally in Michigan on Friday. “Ok,” Obama replied in a brash show of confidence.
Asked last week by an ABC News anchor how much he wanted to win reelection after a crisis-strewn three years in power, the ultra-competitive president replied “badly.”
And showing new disdain for his political foes, Obama publicly ticked off Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer on an airport taxiway last week — in full view of the press.
My word, they’re even praising Obama for threatening Governor Jan Brewer on the Phoenix tarmac. They aren’t even hiding their bias anymore.