Americans ‘Dismayed’ By the Country’s Left Turn, Says AMAC

dan-weberTwo new polls show most people are unhappy with the  direction of the country under current liberal leadership –
by John Grimaldi –

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 6 – A new Pew Research survey shows that most Americans believe the U.S. is no longer the world power it used to be. “This doesn’t mean we’re losing confidence in ourselves, rather it’s an indication that the progressive ideologies that have been foisted on the nation in recent years are wearing thin,” conservative activist Dan Weber said.

Weber, president of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, noted that “John F. Kennedy, when he took office, described America as a ‘city on a hill’ that enables us to ‘set an example to the world’ by ‘demonstrating what a free people can do.’ In his first inaugural address, President Reagan described the U.S. as ‘special among the nations of the Earth’ and said ‘we have every right to dream heroic dreams.’ Meanwhile, President Obama began his first term in office with an apology tour of Europe and the Middle East that left a lot of us saddened and perplexed by the lack of pride he had in his own country.”

He said that it is important to point out that Kennedy was a Democrat “before the party was taken over by liberal elitists bent on drastically changing the way we live, work and think. His approval ratings remained high throughout his 1,000 days of service to the nation, but President Obama’s ratings indicate widespread distrust and disappointment.”

Fully 70% of the respondents in the Pew survey released a few days ago said that America does not have the respect of other countries that it has had in the past. Weber said he believes it’s because “our leadership is lacking” and pointed to yet another poll released this week by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

“The Harvard survey showed that the President has lost the confidence of a critical faction— America’s 18 to 29 year olds who played an important role in electing the president in 2008 and reelecting him in 2012. Only 20% of them said they approved of the direction in which the president has taken us and an astounding 47% of them said they would support having him recalled, if it were possible.”

Weber concluded that there is an upside to these polls, not for the president but for the future of the nation. “They show that most Americans still have pride in their country, though they are dismayed that our stature has been diminished by the words and actions of our current ultra-liberal leadership. That means there is hope for the near-term future, hope that patriotism is not the outmoded concept the progressives among us would like us to believe. There is hope that there are voters out there with a conscience and a strong desire to preserve our heritage and way of life and that in 2014 they will help us to start taking back our birthright.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue. Editors and reporters may contact John Grimaldi by phone at 917-846-8485 or via email at [email protected] to set up a call.

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Don B.
6 years ago

What would anyone have expected the direction to go?
Who voted for that inept idiot into the White House and all of his red blooded Liberals in the Congress?
I really hope you’re satisfied!
Boo Hoo Hoo! You poor things!
You really deserve what you’ve gotten in return!
Just wait until 2014, you’re really in for a swift kick in the teeth!

Bill Randolph
6 years ago

Well, finally, some Americans have seen the light but as usually happens in politics it’s a day late and a dollar short. Why, you might ask? Well for starters, it’s the Republicans who have led the way in usurping our Constitution with strong support from the Democrats. Just for starters, who gave us the Federal Reserve Act–why it was the Republicans of course. That alone should disqualify them from leading our country, at least as a Constitutional Republic (CR). Of course they were also instrumental in forging ahead with the 16th and 17th Amendments which completely turned our CR on… Read more »

6 years ago

Ivan Berry: I agree with getting the us out of the UN. It is corrupt on every level & many members want to see the downfall of the US. Now they are even wanting to bring the watchdog group who “supposedly” identifies their corruption & ineptness “into the fold” so they can control them. They are dangling the perks in front of that group right now. We will see if this watchdog group takes the bait & becomes corrupt themselves, therefore only exposing what the UN lets them.

Ivan Berry
6 years ago

What better way than running candidates on a far liberal (progressive, communist, democrat) ticket.. Get behind those who would compete with the Democrat party. Maybe some conservative billionair might fund the spoiler. I believe that has happened to the “right” even before so-called RINOs and neo=cons became the Republican party. At the national level there are very few constitutional conservatives left; they have gone the way of the conservative Democrat. So, you want your country back? Then hope the youngsters really have learned their lesson and will not help take us down this road any further. But, don’t stop trying… Read more »

6 years ago

PaulE: the 3rd party advocates don’t know how to compromise so they will continue to bang their heads against the wall.

Actually, it makes me wonder if they aren’t Democrat PLANTS to divide the Republican/Conservative vote as they did in the Virginia governors race. Maybe this is something the Republicans need to focus on during the campaign for 2014 if there are 3rd party candidates running against them.

6 years ago

Cesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Obama. Destroyers one and all.

6 years ago

As long as there are Conservatives/Republicans who feel “it’s my way or no way” then we don’t have a chance in the 2014 or 2016 elections to elect a Conservative/Republican. This country will be lost to communism/socialism/liberalism One more term of the Senate and the presidency being under democrat control is that much more imbedded these will become & almost impossible to reverse the damage. A 3rd party is not the answer. It is rare for a 3rd party candidate to win an election. In the 38 presidential elections since 1856 there were 11 which had a 3rd party or… Read more »

6 years ago

Obama is a Muslim and he was born in Mombosa, Africa, which is now known as Kenya. His Birth certificate was located in the Australia Registry, which was in charge of all birth records in of South Africa in the early 1960’s. The people being proud that Obama was born there and was now the president of the US. A man that had been born there near the same time as Obama, decided to look up his birth certificate and Obama’s birth certificate and compare them. The documents were Identical as they were from the same hospital. The doctor name… Read more »

David Brooks
6 years ago

Here is something that I don’t understand. Mr Weber is the president of the AMAC, and this email is coming directly from that organization. Why is this article written by someone else as if by a reporter interviewing a newsmaker or pundit? Are we really expected to believe that Mr Grimaldi independently wrote and published this without Mr Weber having ultimate control over every single word and comma in the article? It just seems contrived. Mr Weber, with respect, when you have something to say, please just say it. In my opinion it isn’t necessary or helpful to insert someone… Read more »

6 years ago

Someone. I’m not exactly sure who it was, made the statement that “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” Having observed what liberals do, what liberals say, what liberals think and having attempted discussions with them, I have to fully concur with that statement. I can come up with no other explanation of why these people are so hell bent on destroying our freedoms and destroying this great nation of ours. Liberalism can be disguised by many different names and organizations. But the fact still remains…..a horse by any other name, is still a horse. YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL A LIBERAL! NO!… Read more »

Gary Ross
6 years ago

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if… Read more »

6 years ago

The left is certainly the problem, but let’s understand that the left includes the Republican Party as well as the Democrat Party. The the true scale is total government control on the left vs. anarchy on the right. I’ll not be renewing my AMAC membership. I thought this was a group that understood constitutional government and was pledged to it. I’m glad to have someone standing against AARP, but I’ll not support a group that consistently plays to a Republican audience by refusing to acknowledge that it is Republicans who have largely implemented Democrat policies while their constituents gave them… Read more »

Alex Robison
6 years ago

I’m not surprised…as long as the left continues to “give ” more to the lefties while allowing the “receivers” to vote for more “gives” the rest of us are “sol”.

Mike gebhards
6 years ago

Save your breath Paul. These idiots who support this terrorist can’t be argued with.

Kevin Seitz
6 years ago

I’m not dismayed by the screeching left turn this nation has made……….. I’m DISGUSTED to the brink of vomiting on every pinko bolshevik libtard I can locate.
Down in the deepest pit in Hell……, Marx, Lenin, and Stalin are beaming with pride because of what their Useful Idiots have done to this nation.

Alfred L. Kreps
6 years ago

Amen!!! I do not need to hide my background, the history of my life. Only those who have led a devious and lecherous, lying life need to hide everything about themselves. Obama must be ashamed of his past since he has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to develop questionable documents and hide his academic pursuits including his time at Columbia studying under Mr. Cloward and Ms. Piven, both self pronounced Marxists. The old phrase, birds of a feather flock together. Look at the birds the master of misinformation has as friends. Rev. Dr. Wright, mostly wrong; Bernadine Dorne, member of… Read more »

6 years ago

America will never knowingly, adopt socialism. but under the name of “liberalism”, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America, will be a socialist nation, without ever knowing, how it happened! – norman mattoon thomas, socialist candidate in ’44!!! he then went on saying “i no longer need to run as a socialist candidate, because the democrats have adopted our platform!!!

6 years ago

Obtain a copy of Curtis Bower’s CD AGENDA, and you will learn the truth about how we are plummeting into a socialist state. The communists realized they could not overcome us militarily, so they decided to infiltrate us and change our country from the inside. AGENDA makes so many things clear. It’s worth your time to view it.

6 years ago

I have read a lot of differing opinions. I think we all have the same goal but can’t agree on how to get there. I can tell you one thing:WE AREN’T GOING TO GET THERE AS A PARTY DIVIDED. The Republican Party does need some changes but we have to work TOGETHER. The Tea Party people have good ideas but you aren’t going to accomplish it by butting heads on every issue with established Republicans. I am unhappy with some of them also but you need to work with these people you call Rhinos to get what YOU want. Also,… Read more »

6 years ago

I agree, BHO is NOT black! In any way, shape or form!!! He is middle Eastern/ American…Dad mideast, Mom American! Where is his black heritage? Blacks are proud Americans! Obama has made a mockery of black heritage! The slaves were freed and today’s modern black society is rising in spite of the devisive words our President is spewing! Of all people, the President of our United States should give words of encouragement, hope and love! Not hate and discouragement! I have worked alongside blacks, and if someone had asked me what color their skin was, I would have to stop… Read more »

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