Is it just me?  Okay, more properly, Is it just I, but language propriety aside, is it just me or I who thinks this great nation and our presidency are going to hell in a handbasket? 

I’m not sure what a handbasket is but whatever it is, we sure seem to be heading there based on the surety of not only Republicans like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Tea Partiers but based on the most casual observation.  

For some while now–about two years or so–I’ve been thinking that things can’t really be as bad as my perceptions tell me, that the United States isn’t respected internationally, that the economy and unemployment rate aren’t improving, that our commander in chief was so far in under his head that he can’t tell which side is up, that he is a committed ideologue whose commitments supersede by far the interests of America, that he is a loser par excellence.

My suspicions are rapidly being confirmed and Rasmussen.com confirms the American people are on to Barack Hussein Obama, the pseudo-American apotheosis, as well. 

If they still hold firm to the belief that he is deserving of even minimal respect, witness the disrepectful reflections of an unacknowledged buddy and intimate of his former pastor, Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright and Moammar “Daffy” Gadhafy, Rev. Louis “Calypso Louis” Farrakhan: http://bit.ly/hKWHwt.  

For those not curious enough to click on that story and video, Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan addresses his brother Obama and says, among other things, ”I warn my brother do you [sic] let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world. . . Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out.”

   Calypso Louie then totally disses his bro, the President of the United States, with the rhetorical question, “Who the hell do you think you are?”    

Disapprobation by one’s bros may be acceptable to fellow bros.  Statistics may not be.

The highly-respected pollster Rasmussen.com has tracked Obama’s approval ratings literally from Day One, January 21, 2009 when his approval index was 28 with a whopping 44% of Americans strongly approving the president and 65% in the total approving column and a mere 16% strongly disapproving, 30% total disapproval. 

Contrast those numbers with March 19, 2011 when Obama scored a -18 approval index,  29% strongly approving, 41 strongly disapproving, a 46% totally approving and 54% totally disapproving.  The index is most telling, a collapse of 42 points in 26 months. 

(See all the Rasmussen numbers here: http://bit.ly/bVDr.)  

So, what!  Obamians will say.  The only polls that count are on Election Day, other presidents have seen comparable approval disparities between Day One and Day 730, polls fluctuate daily, etc., all of which contentions are true. 

However, no president since FDR has entered office with so many promises and pledges, no president since FDR has raised the hopes and expectations of so many people, and no president ever has reneged on so many promises and expectations and dashed those hopes and expectations. 

Oh, he has delivered his “change” but they have been changes a majority of the electorate didn’t want, such as Obamacare and unilaterally repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, and changes a majority didn’t expect, such as increasing the national debt at a phenomenal rate and spending astounding amounts of money the nation doesn’t have. 

The Rasmussen numbers also don’t factor in other phenomena, one factor which is considered racist to mention, the black vote, others involving constituencies Obama has cultivated and catered to at the expense of the overall national welfare, labor unions and homosexuals.  It is only somewhat hyperbolic to say African-Americans would rather kill their mothers than see Obama fail.  Unionists and gays may not go that far but would certainly prefer to give their eyeteeth rather than lose their benefactor. 

Pat Buchanan has written an article, “The Rising Irrelevance of Obama,” which captures the causal essence of the abject foreign policy failure of the Obama presidency: his indecisiveness and ambivalence which have led to a grave fact of international life, that no world leaders listen to the man.  Whether in the most recent debacle in Libya or in Saudi Arabia or Egypt or Syria or Israel or Russia or China or Japan, the Obama administration has been mocked or ignored: http://bit.ly/f6JIc3 

The president obsequiously defers to the United Nations and, most importantly, chooses his picks for NCAA March Madness. 

Barack Obama,    France, England, and of all countries, Italy, step to the fore and even while Obama is pushed to do something, do anything, and fires 112 Tomcat missiles into Tripoli and Misrata, Obama is off on a state visit–technically an economic visit on which he is accompanied by the wife and kids–don’t dare call it yet another vacation!–to Brazil, as far from the White House and the Mideast and the disaster that is Japan the First Family could possibly travel.

Antarctica is inclement this time of year, and has no golf courses or basketball nets.

Away from it all in Rio de Janeiro, Obama must have thought he was home free but he was rudely awakened to reality by rubber bullets flying in anti-Obama protests in the River of January. 

The poor guy just can’t win, lately.  As Forbes.com opines, “What is most ironical about the Brazil protests is that the PSTU [the protestors] is a hard core socialist party in Brazil. While anti-Obama protests in the US consider Obama a socialist, the socialists in Brazil consider him a yankee capitalist, the bane of the Latin American left:” http://bit.ly/gcEuVK 

What Americans did on November 4, 2008 was not simply make a little mistake.

We committed a most grievous error in judgment by which we installed as our chief executive not only an unqualified and inept individual but a man who is both a tool of his racist handlers and a product of his ideological dictators who is guiding our nation to a destiny of Third World status, at best,  at worst toward national oblivion. 

We owe it to ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and our country, we owe it to our sacred honor to make certain Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t get the opportunity in 2012 to finish what he started in 2008.