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A Performance Review
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 5/23/2014 4:55:05 AM

The public’s judgment of President Obama is that his performance in office is not so great. Nearly every opinion poll shows that more Americans disapprove of how he’s doing his job than approve. Sometimes the gap between disapprove and approve is more than 10 percentage points. But public opinion isn’t the only way to assess a president’s effectiveness. In 2000, Fred Greenstein, a scholar of the presidency at Princeton, came up with six “qualities that bear on presidential performance.” While they are subjective measures open to disagreement, they’re nonideological, nonpartisan, and they offer a useful way to judge presidents. So the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 5/23/2014 5:54:27 AM     (No. 9858857)

Good read, but I disagree with his final point: " But emotionally impaired? I don’t think so." 0 is deeply emotionally impaired. He is malignant narcissist, emotionally arrested at level of an eight grader. He has the hollowed-out soul of highly-successful serial killer. AND he has no sense of humor or self-awareness. I do not believe a more flawed human ever occupied our presidency.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: velox, 5/23/2014 6:14:04 AM     (No. 9858863)

Hoe about the real world?
Do people in general respect him.
,not simply the franchise groups that would support anyone from his party?
Is the economy better or worse since he took office?
Are more people working and leading productive lives?
Do people believe him and trust his word?
Does the remainder of the world rest and trust him?
If his agenda is followed, will the USA be a better place to live?
If his agenda is followed, will the world be better off?
Is our military stronger or weaker due to his agenda?
Those are the real world questions the other stuff is simply politics and BS

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 5/23/2014 6:51:25 AM     (No. 9858881)

Obama is a product of decades of affirmative action.

"Success" is measured by government mandated policies result in advancement up the ladder.

But, it does not produce anyone that is capable of making a consistent, positive contribution to our society, and Obama is stark proof of that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/23/2014 8:35:12 AM     (No. 9858981)

My performance review is that Obama is an abject failure, a liar, a socialist, a muslim, and enemy of America, and a spoiled boy that is immature and prone to put on juvenile tantrums. In short, a disgusting individual that lied on his resume, is not qualified for the job, and should be summarily walked out of the building by security.

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