Pro-Abortion President Obama: “I’m Not an Ideological Person”

National   Steven Ertelt   Nov 25, 2013   |   11:29AM    Washington, DC

He is compiling one of the most pro-abortion records of any president and is beholden to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, but President Barack Obama thinks he’s no ideological person.

Never mind that he has a pro-abortion litmus test for nominees for the Supreme Court and important administration positions, never mind that he pushed through Obamacare and its massive funding of abortions and Planned Parenthood or that he has funded the abortion giant at every turn, Obama considers himself to be a pragmatic, middle of the road president rather than a polemic.

“I’m not a particularly ideological person,” he said this weekend, saying pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him.

The comment has sparked guffaws and eye-rolls across Twitter today from pro-lifers and conservatives, but the best response may be seen in a CNN poll today about how Americans feel about Obama’s leadership, or lack therof, as president.

Americans think Obama is a dishonest liberal activist and are losing confidence in him. From CNN:

Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning also indicates that 53% of Americans now believe that Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the first time that a clear majority in CNN polling has felt that way.

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According to the survey, conducted last Monday through Wednesday, 40% say the President can manage the government effectively. That 40% figure is down 12 percentage points from June and is the worst score Obama received among the nine personal characteristics tested in the new poll.

Yikes. That’s bad for Obama and it also explains why he’s been talking about things like immigration reform and other issues on his campaign-style stops recently — he needs to change the subject.

With poll numbers like that though it’s difficult to see how he’d ever be able to rally enough public support for any new political initiatives. After all, if you’re not trusted to do the basic functions of your job, how can anyone trust you to take on new projects?