The Scorecard: Snowden Approval Rating 54%, Obama 46%, Congress 17%

The results are in and they are devastating for the establishment.  There’s no spinning these poll result numbers. Americans rightly have almost no faith in their institutions of power and the cronies that are somehow in charge of them. Nor should they. The spilt in opinion on Snowden also exhibits a massive gulf between the older generation and the younger. This is very encouraging as time itself will sort this out. First from Time:

Fifty-four percent of respondents said the leaker, Edward Snowden, 29, did a “good thing” in releasing information about the government programs, which collect phone, email, and Internet search records in an effort, officials say, to prevent terrorist attacks. Just 30 percent disagreed.

But an almost identical number of Americans —  53 percent —  still said he should be prosecuted for the leak, compared to 28% who said he should not. Americans aged 18 to 34 break from older generations in showing far more support for Snowden’s actions. Just 41 percent of that cohort say he should face charges, while 43 percent say he should not.  Just 19 percent of that age group say the leak was a “bad thing.”

Now the latest from Gallup regarding Obama:

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Now Congress.  Also from Gallup:

Nonetheless, even a deeply unpopular institution such as Congress is not without its fans. Seventeen percent of Americans in June approve of the job Congress is doing, similar to the 16% recorded in May, and up slightly from 14% in January.

In light of all of this, let’s recall what Obama said one week ago in his press conference addressing the NSA leaks.  He stated:

“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.”

For once Mr. President, I agree with you. We are going to have major problems. Much of it as a result of your cowardice, deception and complete lack of leadership.

In Liberty,
Mike

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6 thoughts on “The Scorecard: Snowden Approval Rating 54%, Obama 46%, Congress 17%

  1. What I fail to understand is the 30% of Americans who think that the governments secretly spying on everyones’ communications and lying about it when confronted is a “good thing.” Are these people unaware that the chance of being hurt or killed by a “terrorist” in America is less that being hit by lightning, and about the same as being hurt or killed by being struck by a meteor? Do these people think we need to be “kept safe” from this by having all our privacy taken away. Do they not see that even innocent communications can me misinterpreted by a government that is paraniod and hyper-vigilant? I really worry about the mental processes of this almost third of the population!

  2. Snowden opens the door for revelations of crimes against humanity ongoing by fbi/cia/nsa, and with the full knowledge of the corrupt & murderous congress and prez.

    My report:
    The fbi conjures up images of mass murder and stages a crime in order to harass a fbi whistleblower and in order to fraudulently justify a blanket surveillance; alt links:

    http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2013/06/18194.php

    http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/982

    http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/node/6525

    http://argentina.indymedia.org/news/2013/06/841292.php

    fbi’s covert & homicidal schemes:

    http://lissakr11humane.com/2012/12/05/gerel-sosbees-report-on-fbi-cia-dod-criminal-acts-on-targeted-individuals/

    historical fbi thugs:

    http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/fbimisconduct.html

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