"... 2013 will go down as Barack Obama’s annus horribilis. The President of the United States (POTUS) currently faces a 55 percent disapproval rating on “the way he is handling his job,” according to the latest Washington Post-ABC poll. Not exactly a train wreck, considering POTUS has been presiding over the unforgiving destruction of the American middle class, with a whopping 76 percent of working Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck. Moreover, in his year-end press conference, POTUS still insisted his administration has struck the right balance between spying and privacy, although admitting, “there may be other ways of skinning the cat.” In foreign policy, “other ways of skinning the cat” has been largely interpreted by frightened US puppets – of the House of Saud kind – as the hyperpower dangerously receding. Not really; the strategy of team POTUS is rather an attempt at re-jigging the game while trying to stay in the lead." Escobar
Yup. It was pretty bad and possibly the worst thing is that he now has a reputation as a liar. His government lies as well. The spin on numbers for ACA enrollments is impressive.
The foreign policy establishment is more or less united with regard to their own collective wisdom and have "circled the wagons" to resist any thought that in the main this "borg" was mainly wrong over the last ten tears.
On the other hand there was BHO's acceptance of the Russian sponsored deal on CW weapons in Syria and there is the interim agreement on Iran, so.... barring a few more inevitable pratfalls over things like Israel/Palestine, Obama, just might have a better year in 2014. pl