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Thanks -- -- -- expected political opponents -- -- -- -- people's credibility but the app poll the CNN poll of the credibility is down eight points in one month I assume -- to be gave him within the margin scare us relatively accurate and very bad sign for the.
Just -- job approval is now 4554.
Which is lowest since October of 2011.
And more damaging.
Honest and trustworthy 49%.
Say he's honest and trustworthy 50% say he's he is not.
That's the lowest of his time and office of previewed at the time he was sworn in.
He was 737423.
So he's the calendars worked against -- the all three of these scandals coming together as they have.
Plus the anemic economy have undermined people's confidence in his credibility is integrity.
His approval on the economy is now 45 approve 57 disapprove on foreign affairs the lowest of his term 4454.
On the deficit.
The previous low was in August of 2011.
Strong leader fifty to 48 it's the lowest since January of 2012.
And the lowest of his entire term was 4852.
And he's getting into that territory.
Managing the government effectively 4753.
The lowest since September of 2011.
And not a typical politician lowest of his term in office 5246.
When he came into office.
The question was 63.
I suppose says his trip overseas and we had to go to the GA but it does have sort of the appearance of getting out of dodge which he had no choice but he had to go to the GA there's really bad time it's like.
He doesn't realize that all these numbers are sinking in that no he needs to he needs to talk does his comeback this talk this American people and time -- Yeah -- look the GA was firm from his perspective an unfortunate time because look this is all been happening.
And he squandered the weeks leading -- -- look we've known about the we've known about some of these things for going on three and four and five weeks but Ghazi obviously longer than that but the IRS scandal.
The AP records in the -- -- these things have been out there for.
Anywhere from a week to ten days to several weeks almost a month.
And in -- -- before he left the country he squandered by not stepping forward particularly on the NSA -- being heard from.
In a powerful fashion.
Now he's gonna long -- a trip he has to go to the GA to -- -- that he cannot avoid it's important that he be there.
But as an extended back end of -- by going to give a speech in front of a large crowd in Germany remember this is the you know this is the you know can -- what he did in the summer of 2012.
As a candidate -- fascinating to -- 2008 he win as a candidate to Germany had a huge.
Rock concert at the Brandenburg.
A -- which he spoke in between the musicians in the morning in the musicians who followed him.
And had a huge crowd but I'm not sure that this is a particularly useful venue for him to be talking to -- he needs to be talking me now which is America.
What even -- the biggest lesson 90000 -- immediately say knowingly had 40000 this time even in Europe they don't like give me an estimate that has seen it he's got to get 90000 plus is an ad that PR -- -- -- -- -- to deal with.
But you know I say I tell you what I thought was very significant is that.
When there was a discussion about Syria and and the use the chemical weapons when he dispatched one of his underlings to come out to talk the American people about the small arms on his deputies.
Rather than as a commander in chief I thought to myself why is he talking to us.
Well look this this I think is a grave mistake because first of all of this is an issue which he needs the support -- the American people act.
He can act unilaterally as -- -- United States he has the authorities to do some of these things but if he wants American people support and he's got to explain it now this was not the secretary of state.
This is not the secretary of defense this was not the vice president.
This was not even the national security advisor it wasn't the deputy national security advisor.
It was one level under that the deputy national security advisor for strategic communications in other words to press guy.
And you know he's got 045 Ben Rhodes a Smart guy.
But he's got 45 or six people on the same level with him who got subject matter experience.
His job is to be the message -- he's the guy -- tries to figure out how to put these things in the best spin possible.
And it does not send a message of substance it does not send a message of significance when you have the press -- go out and try to explain a big question of policy change like this.
Place in any -- any -- for like renaming a post office he -- -- not to do this but something so important as to whether or not the American people are gonna send arms are no arms and military.
He's a Senator McCain sort of you know -- in his heels and he's even got President Clinton.
Making that crack the night before about about not doing something send it seems so un presidential and tie when he wants to look presidential and -- Right you -- have been roads to do the background briefing in the press you send the president out to enunciate.
The change in policy and defended the American people why -- we think support for the war not Afghanistan has dropped over the last several years despite the increase -- success.
In Afghanistan is because the president has not gone out explain the stakes explained to progress explain the challenges and shot straight with the American people.
Why should we now expect the American people rally around a new policy in Syria when the president doesn't even bother to go out and explaining defendant himself.
-- -- -- -- President Obama supporters enough fed up with the president claiming -- to 2008 campaign promise of transparency.
For drones and spying Charlie Rose asking president Bob about the wide reaching snooping programs.
Should this be transparent in some way.
It is transfer that's why we sort of -- a court that book but the whole point.
Of my concern before I was president.
-- some people say well Obama was this raving liberal before now he's.
You know Dick Cheney frustrating sometimes there's you know he took it all lock stock -- And Charlie Rose also time President Obama that some people are calling him bush Cheney lite -- as a former advisor of President Obama has to question first found President Bush -- President Bush and I sent the President Obama President Bush got that I.
As -- in the hole he rented does made a transparency he's now seeing this NSA program has gotten many people upset about a country that it is transparent Tennessee good program ever be transparent.
-- look we don't wanted to be completely transparent we want we don't want the enemy you know all the sources and methods we use.
To garner intelligence from them so he does now that this has come out and he has a difficult job to do he should have done and already.
Which was to figure out what he's willing to say on the record about it publicly and what.
These to be protected in order not to further denigrate.
Or degrade our intelligence gathering operation but it's not transparent -- -- -- to other things yes.
He did not set up -- -- to -- he said that's why we set up the -- court leaving the impression.
That it happened on his watch that is simply not true -- -- 781978.
And there were amendments in it's part of the Patriot Act or amendments in 20072008.
You know but -- but the idea yeah.
The royal we that we the American people set up a study because I heard that too and I got to -- he Senator Obama possibly look into the issue he's prone to using the week.
And in this instance it was a Szczerbiak I think most yeah -- and -- -- the final things Dick Cheney.
Look I respect Vice President Dick Cheney is a close friend of mine and a colleague from the Bush Administration the president of the United States President Obama should not have drawn him into the conversation.
If he if he if he's really.
You're focused on Dick Cheney that he should run for vice president and with you know with John Kerry in nineteen.
2004 rather than.
And running for the United States senate I mean it was a good meeting the president to sort of reach out -- -- Dick Cheney say I'm not Dick Cheney he's right he's not Dick Cheney.
Dick Cheney at least had the guts to step up and defend basic and National Security Agency programs.
Where the president was sent an out underlings and ordered defended himself.
And then going on it.
Talk radio program I TV talk a TV talk program as he fled the country for the G-8 meeting.
So yeah he's right he's not Dick Cheney Dick Cheney understood how important is was and offered himself up as a defender of a program which was which was.
Begun under the bush years and continued under President Obama.
It gives you parents and maybe the present is a little known as that's who engaged in and in an act I would hope -- look like a campaign are not -- commander in chief but it can't happen.
-- I she would like to see him bring the NSA over to the White House and -- and at least we have -- a shot at Photoshop that the shot that of that happening is in charge I would like to see something.
They have a conversation they.
I would like to see that -- -- in the president is in charge.
You know -- look this is a broader problem.
The problem of disengaged and not at the top of their game now -- moment that they needed to be at the top of the game we saw the holder.
Who misled the congress we -- with the president himself who went out said well if these things happened at the IRS some upset when we knew -- happen we'd already had the IRS.
Official -- learner I admit they happened the president had sort of has disengaged edited and we're -- that constantly in -- in and in the -- -- the NSA matter in the handling of of the Syria policy the president has to be hands on in the leader.
It has to be engaged in this guy doesn't appear to be -- -- so which let's circle back to having to go to the GA it was really bad time exits are disabled memorabilia and looking -- -- -- -- look -- sympathetic to that too because you don't control all -- he had only go to Jane I have to go to the GA but you have to -- make use in the days leading into the G-8 and you have to ask yourself a very serious question which is.
Do I really wanted to take extra time not to go speak to Germany when we got so many things going on and on the home front that I need to be engaged and but the fundamental problem goes back to the beginning in his presidency that we have a president -- definite.
And you know any city is that what you and his relationship -- the members of congress Republican and Democrat.
He's that way with world leaders and I think unfortunately -- also that way different and -- and -- with his job the very fundamentals of the job.
And we saw -- -- -- on 9/11 last year.
We are -- center is is being murdered in Libya.
And it's astonishes me that he didn't pick up the phone when he learned of the attack and called the Libyan president say.
Are people under attack you have responsibility to protect what do you do what effect the next morning is the first time they talk -- About that and it's not only the first time we talked some about the attack of 9/11 it's the first time he's talked to the president of Libya.
Since he took office months before an NI it shocked me of the time because it just it's just be so natural that it.
Leader of a new country like that that and we've got an interest in the day got sworn in the president would column briefly say thanks congratulations and love look reported seeing you when -- in New York -- -- -- --
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