Obama – Worst President EVER

I really like having a website.  It is a lot of fun.  I especially like watching it grow.  On “the back side” I can see how many people have read an article and often where the lead came from.  Every time I get a new subscriber I take a slow sip of my cocoa, tent my fingers together and whisper “excellent.”

I love the comment sections.  In the (almost) two years Lifezilla has been in existence I have allowed commenters to comment.  “Commenters gotta comment, haters gotta hate, murders gotta murd” – I always say.  I have to approve a persons first comment, after that I have it set up to approve automatically.  I have a rule that I don’t reply to comments.  Well…it’s really more of a guideline than a rule; I have replied a couple of times.  I figure I said my peace in the article and if I have more to say I’ll write a new one.

Yesterday I received a comment that suggested any opposition to Obama could only be explained by “deep-seated racism.”

It was all I could do to not spew my cookies.  I didn’t approve the comment.

The fact that Obama’s presidency isn’t only a failure but a colossal failure isn’t even really in dispute anymore. But, as a country we looked at his first term with record unemployment, no economic growth,  metastasizing government, and of course, exploding debt and said, “Oh yeah!  Sign me up for more of that.”

Now granted, the economy was in the crapper when Obama became President. Wouldn’t it be so funny if some people blamed George W. Bush for the recent government shut down?

Oh wait.  They do!!!!

The saddest thing about that video is that their vote counts the same as mine.

Now because I have liberal friends who get all butt-hurt if I generalize anything, I’m going to concede that sooooomewhere in the 300 million plus people in America there is proooooobably one person or two who miiiiiight believe Obama sucks as a president because of the color of his skin.

The saddest thing about that is their vote counts the same as mine.

No.  He is a failure as a president for real reasons (normally I would have links to all the following stories, but I’m too lazy today.  You can Google them if you’re interested):

1- Obama is on pace to double the Federal debt in the 8 years of his presidency.

2- The U.S. has fallen in global competitiveness rankings every year.

3- Food stamp recipients up 50%.

4- A record number of Americans on disability (up 20%).

5- Median household income has gone down every year.

6- A record poverty rate of 16.1%

7- Gas prices have doubled.

8- Labor participation rate is at a 35-year low.

9- 7/8 of all “New jobs” are part-time (thanks Obamacare).

10- In 2009 the average duration of people collecting unemployment was 19.8 weeks, today it is 36.6 weeks.

11- Health insurance premiums and deductibles are skyrocketing.

12- In 2008 the Federal Reserve held $476 billion in U.S. bonds, today it holds more than $2 trillion.

13- 76% of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck.

14- Student loan debt has more than doubled, now it is over $1 trillion.

15- In 2009 the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70%, now it is over a 100%.

16- Not completely finished destroying the U.S. economy, President Obama announced the other day, October 16th, his plans to quickly move on to amnesty.

17- I could go on, but I’m getting bored.

“But Danny,” you whine, “you can’t blame all that on one man!!”  Umm…Ya I can.  It’s called LEADERSHIP, something that has been missing in Washington for five years.  If the last white president, George W. Bush had a track record like that on even one of these things – not to mention the IRS targeting of the president’s enemies, or the disgrace of Benghazi, or the massive expansion of government spying – he would be metaphorically eviscerated by the people now defending Obama (for my butt-hurt liberal friends, the word “metaphorically” is a fancy way of saying they wouldn’t literally disembowel the former president.)  No.  All these things are just symptoms of Republicans who “want to impeach Obama for the crime of being president while black.”

Stupid.

Speaking of stupid.  How about that debt ceiling debate, huh?  The Democrats are calling it a major victory.  It’s a pyrrhic victory at best (for my butt-hurt liberal friends “pyrrhic” is a fancy word for a victory at a huge cost.)  What it really cost the American people is a precedent that the executive branch can amend law without Congressional approval.  What could possibly go wrong with that?!?!?!?!?

Binkie

This quote is a little bit out of context, but just a little bit.  It’s about the 2nd amendment, but the spirit is on topic.

“When dictators come to power, the first thing they do is take away the people’s weapons…I do not believe that [our nation’s leaders] have any desire to impose a dictatorship upon us.  But this does not mean that such will always be the case.  A nation rent internally, as ours has been in recent years, is always ripe for a ‘man on a white horse.’  A deterrent to that man, or to any man seeking unlawful power, is the knowledge that those who oppose him are not helpless.”                    –    Ronald Reagan

That’s what drives me crazy about the left.  To them history starts the moment they wake up. They don’t have the memory past yesterday or the foresight past tomorrow.  Just because today’s leaders may not be tyrants doesn’t mean tomorrows won’t be (for my butt-hurt liberal friends – that was a generalization.  I may not be talking about you.)

 

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10 responses to “Obama – Worst President EVER

  1. I have tried time and time again to be forgiving of the way Obama does “business,” but he continually disappoints me. Yesterday when he chastised the GOP for “causing” the govt. shut-down after those in Congress compromised (at great personal humiliation), I lost my respect for the president all over again. This president came into office promising to bring both parties together, and I have NEVER seen him show anything but contempt for republicans. Yes, they showed him contempt, too, but perhaps if he had tried, even a little bit, they would have softened up. The minute he was in office, he seemed hell-bent on doing things HIS way or the highway. I have always been a fence-walker, voting both democrat and republican. Obama has sent me clearly to the right. I do not want to be associated with a party that continues to support his reckless, irresponsible behavior without question. Well… in truth, Benghazi was the final straw for me, so anything that has happened since has just cemented my position as a solid conservative.

  2. To me, I don’t understand what the color of his skin or my skin has to do with it. If I take a position against a policy, it is frustrating to be called a racist if the promoter of the other side is a different race than I am. I don’t care if the President’s skin color is blue, green, or purple. If he abides by the principles of the Constitution, I would support him (or her).

  3. You’re right… It is called leadership:

    1)Passed Healthcare reform. (Over a century & 5 Presidents failed to do)
    2)Passed Stimulus Recovery & reinvestment act averting another great depression.
    3)Passed wall street reform(Dodd-Frank)
    4)Ended war in Iraq
    5)Began draw down in Afghanistan
    6)eliminated Osama Bin Laden.
    7)Recapitalized banks @ zero cost to gov
    8)Turned around Auto Industry
    9)Repealed don’t ask don’t tell
    10) Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
    11)Told Mubarak to go
    12)Reversed Bush Torture policies
    13)Improved America’s Image abroad
    14)Kicked banks out of student loan programs
    15)Created “Race to the top.”
    16)Boosted fuel efficiency standards
    17)Coordinated international response to financial crisis.
    18)Passed mini stimuli (extending unemployment ins & cut payroll taxes)
    19) Began Asia “PIVOT” (positively engaging China & neighboring countries)
    20)Increased support for military Vets. (Tax credits to employers who hire)
    21)Tightened sanctions on Iran
    22)Began closing dirtiest power plants
    23)passed credit card reform
    24)Signed Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act
    25)Nominated and confirmed Sonia Sotomayor (1st Hispanic & 3rd woman) and Elena Kagan (4th woman) to Supreme Court.
    26)Improved food safety
    27)New “START” treaty w/ Russia
    28)Expanded National Service
    29)Expanded wilderness & watershed protection
    30)gave FDA power to regulate tobacco
    31)Pushed federal agencies to be “GREEN” leaders
    32)Passed FAIR SENTENCING act.
    33)Re-organized & trimmed expense for “star wars” missile defense strategy
    34) Began post 9/11 military build down.
    35)Let Space Shuttle program and another planned trip to moon die.
    36)Invested heavily in renewable energy
    37)Crafted next generation school tests
    38)Cracked down on “for-profit” Colleges.
    39)Improved School nutrition
    40)Expanded “Hate-Crime” protection
    41)Avoided SCANDAL as president
    42)Brokered agreement for speedy compensation for victims of BP oil spill.
    43)Created “recovery.gov” to avoid fraud & waste
    44)Pushed “BROADBAND” coverage (instead of landlines) for rural families.
    45)Expanded health coverage “CHIP” for children by taxing tobacco.
    46)Allowed EPA to regulate carbon Dioxide production.
    47)Expanded stem cell research.
    48)Provided payment to wronged minority farmers.
    49)Helped South Sudan declare Independence.
    50)Killed F-22 program

    Go Hillary Clinton 2016!! 😀

  4. I think I may have injured myself with the biggest eye-roll I’ve ever done. Russ, you HAVE to know how much you are reaching on several of those things listed. I mean, there are so many things I could argue that I don’t even know where to begin. No, wait, I do. One of the main accomplishments people cite for Obama is that he got Bin Laden. Do you think we are all idiots? It is well known and documented that the operation to get Bin Laden began long before Obama was in office. All Obama did was agree it was important to keep going, and to nab him in the final stages, which ANY PRESIDENT would have done.

    Several of the things you listed as accomplishments are arguable as to whether they were good or not, and many others he had very little involvement with them. And then to say he avoided SCANDAL… uh…excuse me, Benghazi???!!! Just because the popular media is in bed with the administration and refuses to report it as such, the Libya cover-up is absolutely a scandal, far worse than any that involves extramarital affairs or money laundering or whatever type of scandals for which other politicians have left office. Four Americans DIED directly as a result from the inaction of this administration (who then tried to cover it up to save his campaign)! THAT is by far the worst type of scandal to have as a politician! Seriously, is that not important to you at all? Please explain to me how this obvious giant mistake and subsequent cover up do not bother you at all! And how can you trust a man who so blatantly participated in the cover-up to save his campaign??

    Lastly, how do you support a man who refuses to take accountability, who blames others for all things bad that have happened to this country in the last several years, but takes credit for all things good, whether he deserves it or not? Are you so blinded by your hatred for the other side that you will support Obama regardless of his lack of integrity?

    I’m sorry, but I will never understand. I have supported and voted for politicians and subsequently have been critical of them when it was due. I am soooo disappointed that liberals refuse to take their blinders off and start to give honest critique of their dear leader. Even if you still agree with 80 or 90 percent of the things he has done, will you ever admit to the rest you disagree with? I’m waiting to hear it. Or do you still believe he was sent in a beam of light from heaven to save the world?

    • Rent ZERO DARK THIRTY. The person behind locating Bin Laden was a woman. The Commander in Chief got the info (Intel) & made the call on going fwd to get him.(authorized the use of Seal team 6). It was only a guess that Bin Laden was actually in there. The Pres had to make the decision.
      If your guy had won the election, Bin Laden would still be alive. According to Mitt, it wasn’t worth moving Heaven & Earth to find Bin Laden…. you know: The Great Leader to al-Qaida making plans for Jihad on people like you and me because we’re American. (Not worth it.. really?)
      If you think Benghazi is the 1st American consulate to be attacked & over run by terrorists, you’re naïve. That’s called being unprepared. A scandal is more like taking campaign contributions & using them to support your impregnated mistress while your wife has cancer. Or telling your staff you’ve gone for a hike whilst really having a hot tryst down south.
      Oh, and by the way, YES… on two different occasions Obama chastised Companies to not go off to Vegas during our country’s financial collapse. I live in the area. Tourism & conventioneers feed me my way of life. His weighing in on that subject caused over 300 companies to scrap their plans to convene in Southern NV that year. He’s a man. He makes mistakes too. I was not happy with him @ that time. In his attempt to tell people to be frugal, he gave a poor example by saying you don’t go gamble in Vegas when money’s tight. Does it make him the worst President ever… not by a long shot.
      Fyi: the only person sent from a beam of light to save the world was Captain James T Kirk. (Or Jesus when he was in utero).

  5. Wow! I was reading Russell’s comment and found it interesting that I would list at least half of the things he did as negatives instead of positives (mostly gov’t interference in the free market – bailouts and such). The others I would dispute, but it just wouldn’t be constructive at all since we clearly see things so differently. Mainly I wanted to post this link:
    http://www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/upldbook43pdf.pdf
    Friedrich Hayek wrote a book called “The Road to Serfdom” in 1944 and Reader’s Digest published a summarized version (the link above) that is a fairly quick read (I know how little time people have – FYI – the summary actually starts on page 31 of the PDF). I highly recommend everyone read this book as it explains and predicts a lot of what we are seeing now. Here is the description of the book from Wikipedia:

    ‘The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) between 1940–1943, in which he “warned of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning”, and in which he argues that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator and the serfdom of the individual. Significantly, Hayek challenged the general view among British academics that fascism was a capitalist reaction against socialism, instead arguing that fascism and socialism had common roots in central economic planning and the power of the state over the individual.’

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