By Bill O'Reilly
New ABC News survey out today taken among 1,000 American adults says the following; 41 percent approve of Mr. Obama's job performance; 52 percent disapprove. On the economy 42 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove. On Obamacare 37 percent like it, 57 percent do not. Finally on the way the President is handling Russia and Ukraine, 34 percent approve, 46 percent saying no, 20 percent have no opinion.
Not good news for the President. In addition, Judicial Watch got a White House memo through the Freedom of Information Act that confirms the worst fears about Benghazi. The memo written by the communications guy Ben Rhodes was sent three days after the 9/11 attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The memo was written to prep Ambassador Susan Rice on what to say to the media the instructions are these, quote: "The goal to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video and not a broader failure or policy."
By the way Ben Rhodes is now a deputy White House security advisor. So there is no longer any doubt that the White House was pushing this spontaneous uprising theory and playing down the organized terror angle. No longer any doubt they did it President Obama should have told the nation the truth. But he did not. That's one of the reasons his poll numbers are slipping. Some Americans no longer trust him.
Fox News chief White House Ed Henry asked the President about his policy nicknamed the Obama Doctrine.
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HENRY: What you think the Obama doctrine is in terms of what your guiding principle is on all of these crises and how you answer those critics who say they think the doctrine is weakness?
OBAMA: Well, Ed, I would -- I doubt that I'm going to have time to lay out my entire foreign policy doctrine and -- there are actually some complimentary pieces as well about my foreign policy but I'm not sure you ran them.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
O'REILLY: Ed did not know about the new Benghazi information or it would have been worse, all right?
And now the President's answer looks even more foolish because Fox News has been one of the few news operations that have actually reported on the Benghazi story honestly.
With all the chaos going on, the Republican Party has a real opportunity next November to control both Houses of Congress. If the GOP can focus on just three areas -- foreign policy, the economy and healthcare -- it should win the senate and easily keep the house.
But if Republicans are diverted into the fabricated war on women, the immigration mess, and other issues, they remain unresolved the Democrats will petty fog the real state of the union. "Talking Points" doesn't root for any political party I simply want the best for all Americans. As the ABC News poll and Benghazi information demonstrates we are not getting that right now.
And that's "The Memo."