Hope and change in reverse: Obama less popular in Arab world than Bush and Ahmadinejad

by editor on July 15, 2011

According to a new Zogby poll President Obama’s promise of hope and change is working out in the Arab world about as well as it’s working out in the good ol’ US of A. In other words, not well.

But at least the Europeans still love him.

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Commentary magazine has the details:

Respondents rated Obama’s policies as the least popular, when compared with other leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Killing Osama bin Laden also contributed to the Arab world’s negative views of Obama. In all six countries surveyed – Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia – the majority of respondents said killing bin Laden made them “less favorable toward the U.S.” Notably, in Egypt, only 2 percent said the al Qaeda leader’s death made them view America more positively.

Most surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings are even lower than President Bush’s before he left office in 2008. They dropped from 26 percent to 12 percent in Morocco, 9 percent to 5 percent in Egypt, 16 percent to 10 percent in Jordan and 22 percent to 12 percent in the UAE (though they did improve in Saudi Arabia, and tick up slightly in Lebanon).

But how is this possible? President Obama gave that dandy speech in Cairo. He announced that Muslim outreach was one of NASA’s main goals. He bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia. He demanded that Israel commit national suicide by returning to its 1967 borders.

There’s only one answer. Those Arabs are raaaacists.

Source: Commentary Magazine

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Big Al July 15, 2011 at 5:26 am

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“Obama Brand!” Now less popular than herpes.

Jim Stewart July 15, 2011 at 5:33 am

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I bet Obama could screw up selling Depends to the Incontinence Centers of America.

hisham July 15, 2011 at 5:33 am

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Personally, I’m praying that a whole lot more really, really bad shit happens to this cretin besides bad press on the Arab street!

KimmyQueen July 15, 2011 at 6:10 am

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A good number of those Arabs ARE racists, but more than anything they hate everything about the US. Obama wasn’t going to gain friends over there. This is the thing that people do not understand, they may not have liked Bush because of his policies, but I am sure they respected him. Obama…. he cannot garner respect by kissing ass.

perlcat July 15, 2011 at 7:16 am

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…especially by kissing the asses of people that just want you dead.

I have no idea why libs think we can negotiate with trash like that — besides the simplest explanation: “stuck on stupid”.

poppajoe49 July 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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But, if you just treat them with respect, they will come around! ;-)

Like saying if you ask real nice, the volcano will stop erupting!

KimmyQueen July 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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No matter what you do, when a (radical) muslim hates he hates you and there is nothing you can do about it.

jerry gallagher July 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

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The worst thing about the demorats is that they don’t know that they don’t know-this social worker,illegal alien of a president does not have a clue. Zero,zip,nada,O,none…

drb July 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

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The worst thing about the demorats is that they don’t know that they don’t know

That’ all you need to say.

Justin July 16, 2011 at 5:55 am

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I disagree: That puts them into the “stupid” category. I tend to believe that they know, but don’t care, putting them into the “ignorant” category. They continue to believe that if you shower the enemy with flattery and insist on being submissive, then they can “change” the emeny’s mind. Nevermind all the proof to the contrary.
In other words, they could know, but choose not to.

JShope July 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

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Obama thinks life is like a classroom. LIFE is the playground. The kids in the classroom respect the best dressed kid, who gives the answers the teacher wants. The kids on the playground respect the kid who will stand up to the bully.

RockingHorseGuy July 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

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Well, I guess this poll shows up the lie of Islam being the religion of peace. Islam in general is upset because we took out a terrorist. You’d think that the religion of peace would be happy about that. Sorry, libs, Islam backs terrorism. They don’t all DO it, but they support it.

And a good reason for Islam to dislike Obama is because he is claiming to not be Muslim, when we all know he was raised that way. That’s a major no-no in Islam.

poppajoe49 July 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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Uh oh! Oblivious missed this one! I can’t wait for the scathing attack on you for your racism and bigotry for stating fact.

Buck O'Fama July 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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To tell ya the truth, I really don’t give a lump of Democrat what the Arab world thinks of our politics. We really don’t elect anybody at any level for any other country’s benefit, we do it for our own. I don’t know why Zogby is wasting his time with this kind of poll except he’s aparently confused the US with a country that gives a crap. That said, President Ben Dover got a lot of funny money from those countries in 2008 so I’m glad they hate him, it means they will be sending fewer bundles for ‘Bama over next year.

KimmyQueen July 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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Buck O’ Fama you are one of my favorite people on this site.

Buck O'Fama July 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

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Thank you, KQ, being me is a difficult job and it is nice to be appreciated. :)

Noelegy July 17, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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I personally would like very much for Barack Obama to just be…shunned and forgotten after his Presidency. I think that would be the worst possible punishment, from his perspective. Imagine, wherever he went, rather than being surrounded by idolizing throngs, being treated like a bad smell in the room. I try not to wish actual harm on anyone (although I’ve wished before for people to have speedy encounters with their well-deserved karma), but I really do think that in Obama’s way of thinking, a fate worse than death would be to be treated like the embarrassment that he is.

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