AT THIS HOUR, Real Clear Politics -- the only polling authority followed by Unca D -- has Mr. Obama's job approval at 40.6 percent. That's the first time since he took office that the president has dropped below 41 percent. [UPDATE: It's 40.4 percent at midday Wednesday.]
Exactly one year ago, days after he had won reelection with the help of a lawless IRS, fictional unemployment numbers, negative campaigning, and lies about Mr. Romney . . .
WE OFTEN use the word "Western" as a shorthand for for liberal-democratic values, but we're really being polite. What we mean is countries that have adopted the Anglo-American system of government. (Daniel Hannan, "The World of English Freedoms," wsj.com, November 15, 2013)
BACK IN aught-twelve, I published nine reasons to vote against Barack Hussein Obama. Events of the past two months, culminating in the gruesome press conference yesterday, have proved Reasons No. 6, 7, 8, and 9. They explain Mr. Obama's inept, dishonest, and lawless response to the Obamacare mess.
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Back in the day, the newspaper boycotted or mocked all American civic and religious holidays, up to and including the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Recent years have seen a welcome change. A few editorials -- notably last year's Thanksgiving essay -- have been superb. Seriously.
Today is Veterans Day, and the paper tried to do the right thing. It just couldn't pull it off. The best thing about today's piece is . . .
. . . at an all-time low. Based on Real Clear Politics's influential poll of the polls, his approval yesterday was 42.4 percent, still a tick higher than the all-time low of October 2011 -- 42 percent.
Several individual polls have dropped the president's job approval into the 39s. For the moment, we must treat them as outliers. In time, however, other polls may move . . .