“I would rather be in Philadelphia.” That was the epitaph W.C. Fields proposed for himself in a 1925 article in “Vanity Fair.” Clearly Barack Obama would rather be somewhere other than where he is today, although probably not geographically speaking.
Things lately have not gone well for the president who set out to “fundamentally transform the United States.”
That transformation hit some rough spots, which Obama’s friends in the mainstream have always been eager and willing to pave over.
Some are still willing, judging from a report from MSNBC’s Alex Wagner on the president’s flagging poll numbers. According to a screen grab, shown below, 41% disapprove of the job the president is doing.
The data supposedly comes from a Pew Research poll that came out Friday. The only problem is that’s not what the poll said. The 41% figure did appear in the poll — but that was Obama’s approval rating. His disapproval rating is 53%.
Obama himself engaged in a little wishful thinking today in annual his Veterans Day speech (video below), during which he declared that “the core of Al Qaeda is on the path to defeat” (h/t Gateway Pundit).
He made a similar boast on the campaign trail leading up the 2012 election only to have the terrorist organization answer back on the anniversary of 9/11 by storming the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, including the ambassador.