Ya know, after I wrote the WORST PRESIDENT EVER line the other day, I expected a great deal of gripe from the left. It hasn’t come. It probably hasn’t been noticed bigtime. Still, I don’t make the comment as lightly as someone at MSNBC might. PR and name recognition isn’t my goal, and so those words don’t come from me as marketing tools or flippant.
He takes Bush’s position on warrantless wiretaps
He hires cronies for political appointments
He increases the deficit by a trillion or more (and that’s just his first month!)
He stops giving detainees trials
He hasn’t closed Gitmo (issued an order to try, but Bush tried too)
He will still do renditions
He wrote caveats into his own Exec Orders to still allow for torture like water-boarding
He put a guy in charge at CIA who admits to doing 60-80 renditions HIMSELF
He sent 17000 Americans to Afghanistan w no plan and no timeline for withdrawal
He has not ordered the withdrawal from Iraq in 16 months (cause its not possible to speed up the withdrawal Bush started)
He ignored millions of Americans devastated by an ice storm in Tennesee, W Virginia, and Kentucky
He has NOT HELPED the economy one bit
He has no plan to solve even a single challenge facing his admin
Oh well, at least he has a D next to his name and can read a teleprompter
WORST PRESIDENT EVER
No, I believe in history. It guides me, and I think it’s true for these reasons:
President Obama hasn’t had 8yrs to make a difference like GWB, but that is EXACTLY the point. It took Bush 8yrs (ignoring the Democrats’ Congress from 2006-08 and their larger part in budget matters) it took him 8yrs to do what Obama’s done in 4 WEEKS! Not since Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities has a President had this much impact in their first 4 wks, and what’s Obama done w that impact? He’s grasped Bush Admin policies and set us up to ride them for the next 4-8yrs. Think about that…4-8 more years of Bush policies. I love it. Way to go. ‘Course, that’s not gonna make the left happy, and one could wonder why it doesn’t make the right happier. That’s simple, he’s gone above and beyond Bush policies and created additional ones (bailouts for every American power-entity except the people), and he’s socializing the nation. That doesn’t make a populist, socialist left happy because the power isn’t w the people-it’s with power entities like banks etc. It doesn’t make the right happy because now people who work hard, make money, pay their bills are being penalized, AND people who do not work (me), who do not pay their bills, who bought homes they can’t afford, those people are not only escaping penalty, but getting PAID.
Barack Obama has managed in 4 wks to do everything that the American people don’t like short of casting us into a larger war. WHAT?! He is? He escalated the war in Afghanistan w no timeline for withdrawal, no plan for success, no success defined. He’s chosen to try and ignore the Iranian threat even as they tested an ICBM that can reach the US, as the UN says they have enough matl for a bomb, as the BBC reveals that they’ve admitted to killing Coalition troops in Iraq, as we find out they tried to blackmail the UK re Iraq, and as a new Israeli govt comes to power that is fully prepared to attack Iran and start a war with US forces literally, physically, in the middle of that shooting. Meanwhile, North Korea’s getting ready to test an ICBM capable of hitting the US, and Obama’s escalated and spread the airstrikes in Pakistan. Yeah, I guess inaction is an action. Yeah, he has cast America into a larger war.
Can I add another? It appears his Sec of State Clinton has decided China’s human rights issues are no longer that important.
He may be our first black president, he is half white, but he may be the first black president impeached.
We can also add:
* Many in his cabinet are tax cheats
* His SoS has decided that China’s Human Rights abuses are not important
* He broke his promise about no lobbyists in his Administration by hiring 15+ of them within the first few weeks of being in office
* He spoke of Americans not being able to eat what they want and heat their houses at 72 degrees, and then goes and jacks up the heat in the White House and eats expensive steak at his parties
* Talked about Americans sacrificing and being more fiscally responsible, then goes on to spend the most money in history on his campaign and then the most money in history on his Inauguration
* Talked about being post-racial and then has his inauguration prayer do nothing but insult every race except Blacks.
Yep, and the tragedy of the last 8 years is that the mass media and the Democrats and the Left cried wolf and lied about the economy the entire time, saying that the entire time the economy was humming along doing *well* that we were somehow in the worst economy since the Great Depression (remember John Kerry running on that platform when it was patently false?). We had a good economy and yet you had leftists running all around whining and moaning that our country sucked, our economy sucked, etc etc etc. *NOW* we actually *are* in great danger of a recession and Depression, mainly because of all that fearmongering (in addition to other valid problems with the economy, but there was no reason it had to get this bad and for people to lose their heads and lie over the past 8 years).
Well, this list keeps getting longer and longer.
I’ll add on some more too:
The President in Training Pants also claimed that he would have unprecedented transparency.
He said that all non-emergency legislation would be posted on the web for a minimum of five days prior to receiving his signature. He broke that promise when he signed the Porkulus bill without the full five day review period. Members of Congress didn’t even have time to read it.
Hurry, hurry, hurry. Gotta pass it. Gotta pass it. Pelosi has a plane to catch.
Gotta pass it before Congress and the People have a chance to read it.
BO promised to go through spending legislation to remove pork barrel projects and wasteful spending. I guess his definition of “pork” and “wasteful” is different than mine (STD education and dog parks and water slides, etc.)
BO violated his own transparency pledges by the stealth signing of Exec Orders which were then not released to the press as has always been the customary procedure.
BO preaches and pontificates to the rest of us about “responsibility” while serving wagyu steak at the White House.
Now we are hearing about his budget plans…raising taxes on the “rich” and on businesses. Add on his coming announcement regarding cap and trade legislation which will increase the cost of coal for power generation by between 161% and 413%.
Last month was the worst January in 113 years for the stock market.
I shudder to think where February will fall.
So much lying and back stabbing in so short a time, when does the revolution start?
And we haven’t even mentioned how his Administration started out… with the whole situation with Gov Blago and that scandal. Only the cult worshipers and the naive believe that Obama and his cronies were completely clean in all that nonsense.
Everyone should remember what Samuel Adams said:
Focus in on the “irate, tireless” part.
Well, Sen Jim DeMint is calling for street demonstrations:
There is a movement afoot for the Boston Tea Party, Part Deux.
Even the lefties are starting to read the tea leaves:
Santelli was on Kudlow and unloaded both barrels.
Roll the tape:
Rush termed it the “whiff of Revolution”.
I don’t think he’s that far off.
Lets not forget he stiffed his hometown for the 1.74 million from his election party. Nationalized our health care in his spendulis bill.
More on that transparency thing:
Good post but you missed one thing:
Iran Drives Obama Administration to Support and Deploy Missile Defenses
Here is an example of the quest for tax revenue and foreign policy coming together to .. let’s say we’re not exactly making the image of America any better.
This president appears to be clueless. He’s in way over hia head, his advisors, at least the ones that got him here, are also. It’s moot but I don’t believe he ever expected to be elected when he first started. His powerful oratory style (his speeches were canned but he can deliver a sermon) blended in w/ black pride, white guilt, media masturbation, Bob Dole redux and a cratering economy, somehow moshed together and pushed this ‘dude’ overthe finish ine. Sorta like electing a drag queen for homecoming queen but unfortunately we get stuck for four years.
Now Hee wakes up & “holty shit!!!! I’m the fu*kino president! What do i do?”
Now he’s desperately trying to find, someone, anyone w/ a brain – straw men need not apply – who can tell him what to do. Children in the white house
So now he’s hires clinton retreads cuz…well… his buddies are either thieves, terrorists, racists, corrupt politicans/developers/fixers, you name it and he’s been throwing them under the bus for the past two years. It’s crowded under that bus. This guy’s managerial ability to select the “best & brightest” to run the govt is less than stellar. You could truly pic 100 names out of a phone book and do better.
It gonna be a tuff two years but I think it’s gonna be tuffer for the true believers as they see their Messiah fall from grace to become a mere mortal and a fairly mediocre one at that. Feet of clay all that stuff
The clintonista’s will turn on him. It’s not personal… it’s just good business. Bill & Hill are positioning for a comeback. Bama screwed Hilary by making her Sec of State but removing a big chunk of her portfolio and in one instance to the woman who called her “a monster”. The clintons don’t forgive nor forget. If the world goes sour badly enuff it could become very interesting ( an old chinese curse) as the elections approach. If the repubs take back the house & senate or perhaps a split, will that embolden dems to oppose the Bama?
And let’s not forget why his presidential campaign was so successful. After pledging for YEARS to make meaningful changes to campaign spending, and after agreeing on numerous occasions to limit himself to the same amount of spending based on the federal limit on public campaign donations, Obama took no time to back out of the agreement around April 2008 once he realized he and the Democratic Party has privately acquired significantly greater funding.
Such opportunity-driven flip-flopping by Obama is the very sum and substance of political hypocrisy, and he should be kicked out of office for wielding such an advantage. The vastly increased funds paid for barrages of propaganda and bad-mouthing campaign ads meant to equate his opponents as being a continuation of Bush’s policies (and therefore evil), even though Obama has continued the policies of the Bush Administration with no substantive changes, despite high-falutin’ rhetoric and flashy proclamations during carefully orchestrated signing ceremonies (a.k.a. photo ops).
If it didn’t really matter, he’d be nothing more than a pathetic, self-absorbed Messiah wanna-be. But it does matter, and his presidency is starting to give America one heck of a very embarrassing black eye. And unless he grows a pair in his dealings with Iran and North Korea, he may be weakening the security of our once great nation. I used to be proud to be an American, but with Obama as my president I’m feeling more ashamed each day. His international policy makers are running around without any cohesion, making the Keystone cops look like a precision operation.
I feel ill.
P.S. Does anyone know where the Chicago Tea Party is going to be held? I’ve heard that the date will be Feb 27th, but I haven’t found out where the demonstration/rally is to be held.
The location appears to be up in the air.
I have a lake in Missouri, 200 acres of parking. Don’t know what the bass and croppie will think of tea, willing to find out.
Where in MO Missy???? My wife and I are not fans of Nobama and may be useful…
We’re in central MO…
Our farm is in the NW corner, a couple of miles south of the Iowa line. We live in Illinois, hubby spends every weekend down there, I go for a couple of weeks at a time from spring thru fall. We won’t be living there until I can get mr-work-aholic to retire.
Well, the markets keep showin’ da love for the President in training pants:
Yeah, I miss George W.
“w”? It’s “with.”
“4 wks”? It’s “four weeks.”
How can you expect anyone to take you seriously if you can’t even be bothered to use proper English? This isn’t a text message, it’s an essay.
Woof… someone didn’t take their Ex-Lax today.
Wow I’m back in grammar school – fourth (4th) grade . Miss Hartley doesn’t like spelling errors or abbreviations so I guess i’ll just have to stop posting so as not to upset her delicate sensibilities. Although I do remember her saying it’s ok (okay) to use arabic numerals n place of written numbers as long as you maintain this choice thrughout and do not jump back & (and) forth between the two (2). I hope I didn’t misunderstand you Miss Hartley. I’ll try harder.
Ah you might want to use two (2) spaces betwen the end of a sentence and the beginning of the nxt (oops next) sentence. It’s considered as a more “proper” way to write a paragraph in English
And btw ( by the way) thanks you for the compliment. I liked to think my response was more an essay also but didn’t think the content was quite up to that standard (ops almost used std. there).
Thank you for the surprising amt. (amount) of your precious time and attention given over to such an insightful and illuminating critique, however I really don’t give a sh*t as to your opinion or if you take me seriously or not as you seem to be one of those who believe that form is much more important than content.
TTFN (Ta-ta for now)
Obama and the Democrats’ Congress is spending $1,000,000.00 a SECOND, and you’re concerned about my spelling on a blog? Nah. That snds more like sum1 lookin’ to bitch and distrakt more than comment on content.
paulfr, who the heck are you addressing in your rant?
G Rebok#19 was criticizing Scott’s authored post for abbreviating “four weeks” as 4 wks (which is perfectly acceptable to use numerical numbers under 10 in “proper” English, BTW). And for not typing out the word “with”.
My comment immediately below was to G Rebok for being, as you might say, seriously anal-retentive. One might have to wonder if he stays constipated for days watching journalists at the New York Times and other major outlets often refer to billions as “bil”.
Considering both of these posts didn’t address comment #12, what *are* you talking about?
You asked for Chicago Tea Party info.
Here ya go:
Date: Friday, February 27.
Time: 11:00 AM Central Time.
Start: Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St..
End: Michigan Ave Bridge (Tribune Tower).