Americans are not happy with the way President Obama is handling the Gaza War. In an ABC/Washington Post poll released today, 52% disapprove of his handing of the crisis; only 39% approve.
Obama has the support of his own party but less than the usual 75%+ numbers most polls show for Democratic support for the president on any topic. As would be expected, Republican disapproval is strong. The surprise is the strength of the Independent voter’s disapproval: 59%.
Obama’s lowest level of support comes from younger adults. Although the question wasn’t asked, other polls have indicated that the younger Dems believe Obama should be harder on Israel.
I find it interesting the youngest group in the last poll disapproves more than the other ages.
alanharris: And if the indiscriminate murder of Palestinians isn't murder than it would be...?
"Indiscriminate murder" doesn’t involve dropping evacuation notices and calling off air strikes when you see people, but try again. Maybe don’t use talking points next time.
What Americans don’t seem to comprehend is that if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, without your having much say about it, you have no true rights. You’re nothing more than a serf or a slave.
In this way, the police state with all of its trappings—from surveillance cameras, militarized police, SWAT team raids, truancy and zero tolerance policies, asset forfeiture laws, privatized prisons and red light cameras to Sting Ray guns, fusion centers, drones, black boxes, hollow-point bullets, detention centers, speed traps and abundance of laws criminalizing otherwise legitimate conduct—is little more than a front for a high-dollar covert operation aimed at laundering as much money as possible through government agencies and into the bank accounts of corporations.
The rationalizations for the American police state are many. There’s the so-called threat of terrorism, the ongoing Drug War, the influx of [undocumented] immigrants, the threat of civil unrest in the face of economic collapse, etc. However, these rationalizations are merely excuses for the growth of a government behemoth, one which works hand in hand with corporations to profit from a society kept under lockdown and in fear at all times."