List of Obama Failures; Failings of our Nations most Socialist President to date
LIST OF OBAMA'S FAILURES
This article includes a list of President Barack Obama Failures, mistakes, or shortcomings, with older OR less noteworthy failures falling toward the bottom as this list grows.
Considering his socialist world views, failure to compromise, and textbook narcissistic behavior, this list will likely continue to grow. As new issues are added, I will cite references wherever possible to keep this list as objective as possible.
I will attempt to update this as much as time allows (this will also include any necessary corrections should he change course).
Of course some of his "failures" are a matter of perspective; however with minimal business experience, history knowledge, understanding of Judeo-Christian values, and simple honesty; it is difficult to deny the failings listed here. It is also noteworthy that many if not most are documented with references.
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- Obama's silence on Kathryn Steinle killing is deafening;
"After Trayvon Martin was killed, President Obama spoke emotionally about his death, declaring "this could have been my son."
After Michael Brown was killed, Obama promised to ensure that "justice is done" and declared: "We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances. He was 18 years old. His family will never hold Michael in their arms again." He even sent administration officials to attend Brown's funeral.
After Freddie Gray was killed, Obama walked out to the Rose Garden and declared: "We have some soul-searching to do. This has been going on for a long time. This is not new, and we shouldn't pretend that it's new."
But after Kathryn Steinle was killed July 1, allegedly by an illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions, Obama said . . . nothing.
No promises of "justice." No calls for "soul-searching."
His silence has been deafening."
Reference: Obama's silence on Kathryn Steinle killing is deafening: Washington Post opinion
- Obama Nuclear Deal with Iran; Lack of honesty as to the breadth of those who disagree, including Saudi Arabia;
"In the first public criticism of the P5+Iran deal by a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Bandar bin Sultan told Lebanon’s Daily Star the deal would allow Iran to acquire a nuclear bomb and would “wreak havoc in the region." Covered in The Times of London, the prince also told Daily Star, "Saudi Arabia and the Gulf powers are prepared to take military action without American support after the Iran nuclear deal"
"At his press conference earlier this week, President Obama seemed to indicate the only opposition to the P5+1 deal came from congressional Republicans, Israeli Premier Bibi Netanyahu, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer (see video below). The president was not being truthful. Not only is there opposition from Congressional Democrats, but one of the leading critics is Senator Bob Menendez - a New Jersey Democrat. In Israel, with the possible exception of the Arab parties, all of the political parties in the Knesset have come out against the deal. And based on Prince Bandar bin Sultan, we now know that another one of the United States' closest allies, Saudi Arabia, believes the P5+1 deal was a blunder."
Reference: Saudi Prince Threatens 'Military Action Without American Support' Against Iran
- Obama Diplomacy Disasters with Iran and North Korea;
Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is a strategic disaster. In a single stroke, the US has shattered the European coalition it took a decade to assemble and made a multilateral US-Iran conflict bilateral again, greatly weakening America’s strategic position in the Middle East.
Even Saudi Arabia and the most of the Arab world do not like this deal and are now looking past the USA because of Obama's extremely inept deal with Iran.
As for North Korea, Obama’s weakness on the world stage allowed North Korea to pull out of negotiation talks and resume their nuclear activity. In this case, I agree with another blogs observation that Obama was outsmarted by a cartoon villain, AKA Kim Jong Un!!
The Dangerous Deal Obama Made With Iran
Obama’s 9 Biggest Fails in 2013
- Obama Snubs Historic Paris Rally;
"President Barack Obama and other top members of his administration have snubbed a historic rally in Paris today that brought together more than 40 world leaders from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and even Russia.
But he wasn't standing in Paris as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas put aside their differences and linked arms."
Reference: America snubs historic Paris rally: Holder was there but skipped out early, Kerry was in India, Obama and Biden just stayed home
Obama's narcissism got the best of him when failed to go to this historic rally or at least send VP Biden or Secretary of State Kerry
- Obama Lies and Flip Flops on Immigration Reform;
In November of 2014, Obama used executive action to give illegal alien parents of of legal children essentially amnesty.
In doing so, Obama blamed the Congress for the need to take this action, YET where was he when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress for two years!!!
One can debate the need, compassion, or even the legality of his action and both sides might have good arguments.
HOWEVER there is NO DEBATE about his lies and flip flops leading up to this action!
This is clearly one more hard proof of the lies and lack of character of this man.
Reference this video below for documentation of his lies and flip flops on immigration reform in Obama's own words:
The Flip-Flopper n Chief. Obama Called Executive Action On Immigration Illegal…25 Times
Here is another 14 minute video that documents 22 brazen lies by President Obama as to immigration (& more):
Obama Lies 22 Times Before Bypassing Congress on Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
- Obama Lies about ObamaCare not being a Tax;
Obama INSISTED to George Stephanopoulos during an interview that that his health care plan WAS NOT A TAX! YET his lawyers argued to the Supreme Court that his health care plan was not a mandate, and rather a tax. One more proof of this man's lack of character.
Further new evidence (Nov. of 2014) of Obama's lies as to "Obama Care" (Affordable Care Act):
ObamaCare Architect Admits Team Obama Lied To The American People
- Obamas failure to stand-up to Putin/Russia's involvement in the shooting down of the Malaysian Passenger Plane;
Despite strong evidence of Russian involvement in at least covering up what has happened in the murder of almost 300 persons by Pro-Russian forces; President Obama has given at best a meek response to Putin's obvious lies.
This tragedy is the best way to prove what kind of person (or animal) that Putin actually is (the new Stalin), yet Obama simply shows his incompetence as a world leader.
There are many REAL sanctions Obama could use, such as ordering the shut down of ALL credit card and banking from any Russian location.
*Col. Ralph Peters Destroys Obama Response To Russia
*Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: the cover-up begins as Russian government 'edits Wikipedia' to blame Ukraine
*Wikipedia; Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
- Obama has ruined USA Standing in the World as USA now leads from behind;
May 23, 2014, by Lech Walesa:
"the world is disorganized and the superpower is not taking the lead. I am displeased"
The point is not in having the States fix problems for us or fight somewhere, no, The States should organize us, encourage us and offer programs, while we, the world, should do the rest. This kind of leadership is needed
From: Poland's Walesa says the US no longer world leader
As well; Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, all but said on Sunday, May 25, 2014, that negotiations over the country’s illicit nuclear program are over and that the Islamic Republic’s ideals include destroying America.
From: Iran’s Supreme Leader: Jihad Will Continue Until America is No More
Here is quote that is attributed to Vladimir Putin, although investigation indicates that he did not make this statement, but regardless, this still aptly describes Obama's foreign policy incompetence:
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, s##ts on the board and then struts around like it won the game."
Obama is clearly either very naive as to the evil he is dealing with or he simply does not care; either way when it comes to International affairs, Obama is clearly the most dangerous president not only to this nation, but to the world as per his leadership, myopia, and world views.
Quite frankly, anyone who does not see has a very myopic outlook on life.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" (attributed to English philosopher Edmund Burke).
- Obama Releases 5 High Level Taliban for 1 Alleged American Deserter;
While we as Americans (or any Western Nation) generally strive to never leave anyone behind, totally capitulating the Taliban demands and trading one American for five Taliban Terrorists sets a dangerous president.
Add to this the many accusations leveled by men from his company and you have easily one of Obamas biggest failures as President.
From former Pfc. Jose Baggett, 27, of Chicago, was also in Blackfoot Company, and said he was close to two men “killed because of his (Bergdahl’s) actions.”:
“He walked off,” Baggett told CNN. “He left his guard post. Nobody knows if he defected or he’s a traitor or he was kidnapped. What I do know is he was there to protect us and instead he decided to defer from America and go and do his own thing. I don’t know why he decided to do that, but we spend so much of our resources and some of those resources were soldiers’ lives.”
Another soldier who goes by the name "Cody" is among the soldiers who noted in up-tick in attacks following Bergdahl’s disappearance.
Then you have shameful/dishonest Journalists such as ABC News' Martha Raddatz & Lauren Effron attempting to dig Obama out of the hole he threw himself with this blunder by publishing stories from a room mate that bear little on the reality of what happened and those who were there with Bowe Bergdahl.
Or MSNBC trying to distract with Sen. John McCain flip flops on the issue.
Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero
Bowe Bergdahl’s Former Roommates Paint Different Picture of Controversial Soldier
- Obama Lies About Being Able To Keep Your Insurance Policy If You Like It;
Despite assurance by President Obama and many Senators such as Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, most persons with private insurance plans are loosing these, only to find the ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) policies MUCH more expensive.
From: Obama Admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance
"Nancy Thompson, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits, which helps companies manage their employee benefits, says numbers in this market are hard to pin down, but that data from states and carriers suggests “anywhere from 50 to 75 percent” of individual policy holders will get cancellation letters."
This is only the tip of the iceberg, as most persons get their health insurance via their employment, and the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will make many of these policies obsolete kick in in 2014.
Many elitist Democrat Senators and House members claim that the reasons these policies were dropped is because these were low quality policies that did not meet certain standards set forth in the Affordable Care Act!
HOWEVER this is a matter of opinion, as many of these provisions that are mandated to make what these elitist politicians call a good policy include abortion, maternity care, and many other procedures that not every person needs or desires in their coverage.
A 50 year old man certainly does not need either abortion or maternity care.
Frankly, it is no government officials business what one person considers a good plan or not!!
What's next, Obama telling us we must buy a Chevrolet when we prefer a Ford?
- Obamas Failure to act in the Kidnapping/Murder of American/Israeli Teenagers; Obama's obscene moral relativism;
The Obama administration’s twisted response to the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Sha’ar.
For over 18 days, Obama never called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Palestinian leader Mahboud Abbas to voice concern over the abduction of Fraenkel, a dual American-Israeli citizen.
In fact, Obama never publicly commented on the kidnapping of this American boy, or the grotesque anti-Semitism and support for the kidnapping that mushroomed across Palestinian society while he stayed silent – until the lifeless bodies of Fraenkel and the other boys were discovered on June 30 2014.
By contrast, Obama did call Netanyahu on July 10 2014, complaining about the reported police maltreatment of an American-Palestinian teenager who seems to have thought going to a riot in a war zone was a good way to spend a summer vacation. And Obama prioritized this case – to the highest level possible in the world of diplomacy – knowing that the State Department had already descended on Israeli authorities within hours, and that Israeli officials had already taken action to address it.
From/Reference: Israel crisis: Obama's obscene moral relativism
Sadly this is another incidence where the company Obama keeps and those who condemn Israel are on the WRONG side of history.
Those who support his and similar actions include the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.
- Obama's Failure to understand the threat of Putin;
President Obama's lack of discernment, including simply having no capacity to see evil for what it is as well as a solid foreign policy have come back to haunt him with the developments in the Ukraine involving Russia and Putin's ambitions in the region.
YET Obama had the audacity to mock Romney in the 2012 debates about the dangers of Russia and Putins clear ambitions to rebuild the Soviet Empire.
See the video below:
Obama Mocking Romney With This Comment About Russia During A 2012
Also Reference this article from this website:
Is Vladimir Putin the new Stalin? How to Stop his Evil
- IRS Scandal; How much did Obama & Holder Know?;
While there is still much to know with the IRS Scandal, including any involvement by President Obama, it is clear that the administration knows some that they are not saying.
Currently, Cincinnati IRS employees say direction came from Washington, which certainly is pointing to the top.
See: Video: Candy Crowley, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa
Also little is also being said in the news media about the DOJ's Witch Hunt Against "True the Vote". When one considers that Obama Sleazy Attorney General Eric Holder reports directly to the President, one has to suspect that Obama knows more than he is letting on.
Who is "True the Vote"?
True the Vote, a Houston-based nonprofit which focuses on election integrity issues, was formed by Catherine Engelbrecht and her King Street Patriots Tea Party group. True the Vote applied to the IRS for their 501(c3) non-profit status in July 2010, and almost immediately their problems began.
Attorney General Eric Holder has done everything in his power to prevent voter identification laws from being implemented. As a result, "True the Vote" has been a top target for Holder and his "Brown Shirt" tactics.
*DOJ's Witch Hunt Against True the Vote
There is much more to this IRS Scandal, but it is clear that regardless of any direct Obama involvement (which even remedial discernment says he knows a lot more), the "buck" stops with him!!
- Obama Administration using the IRS to Target Ordinary Citizens who Politically Oppose him ;
There are many horror stories of ordinary citizens and small business owners who were never audited that now suddenly find themselves under the scrutiny and harassment of the IRS.
One such person is Catherine Engelbrecht.
For more of her story, see this article/video below:
- Obama's War on Coal and the many persons now jobless because of his EPAs policies toward the coal industry;
Here you have a callous president supported by liberal hate mongers such as Bill Maher attacking not only a viable source of energy that can help achieve energy independence from the Middle East, but a source for jobs for many in this country.
*EPA Chief: Yes, We're Fighting a 'War on Coal'- YouTube
*Christina's Story: End Rahall's War on Coal- YouTube
- Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report for Obama;
While the main stream media called those such former General Electric CEO Jack Welch "nut jobs", despite his expertise in business for calling out the Obama Administration's Census report in October 2012 when he suggested that the previous month's unemployment report smelled fishy and perhaps had been manipulated, the truth now shows he was correct.
Unfortunately no president has been re-elected with the unemployment under 8%, so this census report "cooked the books" to get it down to 7.8%
Once again, Obama has been caught in another lie
*Was Jack Welch right? Jobs numbers under fire
*Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report
- Fake Faint for Obama to Appear to be the Hero;
This was not even good acting if you watch the video, yet the main stream media provided another love fest of President Obama after this fake faint.
This staged faint is just one more example of his lack of character.
Sadly, the 42% who hang on desperately to Obama will never see anything that might change their impression of him.
- Obama Along with Reid, Refuse to compromise, despite the majority of Americans Disagreeing with many if not most tenants of ObamaCare;
If Obama wants to avoid a government shut down he should compromise on the most partisan of bills; ObamaCare (The so called "Affordable Medical Care Act").
Not a single Republican voted for the very divisive Obamacare in 2010. It was rammed down the throats of Americans by a Democrat super majority, and its passage spurred the election of the House Republican majority later that year.
Instead he and Sen. Harry Reid resort to calling ANYONE who dares oppose him, a TERRORIST.
Clearly Obama is not much of a leader, as most presidents before him have compromised rather insisting to to have everything their way or nothing.
The FACTS are Obama & Reid refuse to allow for House compromises that allow for funding of ObamaCare, but ask that small businesses get the same breaks that big businesses and unions get.
As well Obama & Reid refuse to force Congress to NOT have exceptions from the law. In other words, Congress does not have to abide by the law that most everyday Americans will have to.
YET the Republicans are the Terrorists??
Other than the dishonest media, how stupid do these men think we are??
From: Who Shut Down the Government?
"You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a FRAUD to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government."
What is also noteworthy is that less than 1% of visitors to Health Care exchanges are actually signing up (only 6 on the first day NATIONWIDE!), in California, it is only .58%!!
This despite on-going lies by the Obama Administration and allies of the popularity of this program!!
Source: UK Daily Mail; Less than 1% of visitors are signing up for Obamacare
Obama and his thugs continue to attempt manipulate public opinion by even blocking viewing of Mount Rushmore ON STATE HIGHWAYS!
Which of course the Feds have NO right to do so.
Read Further: Mount Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota
*List of Media Lies; Government Shutdown of 2013
*If Obama Wants To Avoid A Government Shut Down He Should Compromise
*President Obama lied to us
*ObamaCare opens to widespread delays
- Obama Lies about Sequester;
"Remember when Obama supported the sequester cuts?
Busted for lying for the umpteenth time. Youtube is killing the Deficit President.
Even Democrat Bob Woodward felt the need to call out Obama for his blatant lies about not only having supported the automatic spending cuts, but actually having introduced the idea himself.
As well, President Obama's minions have made veiled threats against Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Woodward for exposing Obama's lies
Finally directives have come down from the administration to agencies such as the National Park Service to make Sequester cuts as noticeable and painful to the public as possible.
The bottom line is once again; "You Lie Mr. Obama"
*YouTube Video; Remember when President Obama supported the sequester cuts?
*Obama’s sequester deal-changer; By Bob Woodward
*Park Ranger: Supervisors Pushed Sequester Cuts That Visitors Would See
*Sequester lies backfire on Obama; attacks on Bob Woodward begin
- Illegal shake down health care companies for donations to fund implementation of Obamacare;
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has been shaking down the health care companies for donations to fund implementation of Obamacare.
When Congress refused to appropriate more money to set up the health insurance exchanges, Secretary Sebelius began asking these companies to contribute to Enroll America, a nonprofit organization created to promote Obamacare.
As Senator Lamar Alexander said, “Such private fundraising circumvents the constitutional requirement that only Congress may appropriate funds. If the secretary or others in her department are closely coordinating the activities of Enroll America...then those actions may be in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.”
Senator Alexander points out the Secretary’s activities are functionally no different from those which led to the Iran-Contra scandal, in which the executive branch attempted to continue supporting a program Congress had not authorized using private donations. Fourteen officials were indicted in Iran-Contra.
- Obama Courts Arab Spring/Muslim Brotherhood; which (as predicted) was nothing more than a Terrorist front;
As most persons with an ounce of discernment already knew; the Arab Spring, AKA the Muslim Brotherhood is noting more than a Muslim Extremist group in a nice package; YET our horrible apology tour President Obama courted them!!!
Starting on Sept. 11 2012, this group proved Obama wrong in attacking our Consulates/Embassies in Libya, Egypt, Yemen & more. The results was ambassador Christopher Stevens among others being killed. As of 0/13/12, the Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President is nowhere to be found as per an apology or more.
There is evidence that these attacks were planned in advance, yet these hateful persons blamed a questionable Anti-Muslim film on their attacks.
This resulted in many apologies from the Obama administration including Hillary Clinton.
Sorry Obama, you do NOT apologize for free speech regardless of what you think of this video. Sadly the dishonest news media even had the audacity to attempt to smear Mitt Romney as a private US citizen for pointing out this extreme flaw of Obama's (remember Obama's apology tour?).
As of 11/22/12, " Egypt President Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers", in other words he has basically made himself an Islamo-Fascist for LIFE!!
GOOD CALL President Obama!!! More proof he (Obama) is either totally incompetent when it comes to foreign policy or this is the kind of evil he desires in control in the Middle East; there is no other conclusion that can be drawn!!
Egypt President Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers
As of Summer 2013, Morsi is "OUT" and Egypt is in total melt down with many attacks on Coptic Christians.
Once again, another bad call by our incompetent President
The Obama administrations attempt to first lie about the terrorist attack at Benghazi Libya, then finally admitting this was indeed a terrorist attack.
President Obama and his adminstration deliberately excluded counter terrorism officials from consultations at the White House in the wake of the attack.
Why? They did not want to have to admit that Al Qaeda, touted as dead and buried, had hit America again on the 11th anniversary of the original 9-11 attacks. Obama was counting on running as the man who killed the terrorists. Now he has to run as the failure who allowed terrorists to kill his Ambassador to Libya.
The main stream news media has aided the Obama administration cover-up by attempting to make Romney's CORRECT statement about a separate demonstration in Egypt appear to be a gaffe.
UPDATE, August 2013:
There are credible reports that over 400 surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi attack, based on a whistle-blowers' attorney statement.
“Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, who now represents one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told a Washington radio station Monday that the real scandal in Benghazi is the theft of 400 surface-to-air missiles by some ‘very ugly people.”
This too has been covered up by the Obama Administration and Mainstream Media News such as ABC
Reference: Blacklisted News; '400 surface-to-air missiles' were Stolen
Update December 2013
The New York Times in an attempt to help pave the way of a Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, has totally misrepresented the facts in one of the most agregious incidences of journalistic malpractice ever!
*List of Media Lies/ Failure; New York Times & Benghazi
*The New York Times' on Benghazi: A political whitewash & a pack of lies
THE BOTTOM LINE is this cover-up on the scale of Watergate (President Nixon, 1972) is reason alone Obama should be thrown out of office, IF NOT IMPEACHED, considering a man was murdered, while Obama, Rice and others in his administration attempted to cover it up!!!
Sadly the mainstream media is totally silent on this cover-up!!!
*Benghazi-Gate: A Timeline of Government Deceit, Deception, and Outright Lies
*Benghazi-Gate and the Blind Sheikh
- Obama Administration Snubs the Funeral of Margaret Thatcher;
President Obama or at least Vice President Biden refused to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain angering many in the UK and especially Downing Street, arguably one of our closest allies.
Regardless of what one may think of Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister of the UK, this was a major insult to only send ex-Secretaries of State George Shultz and James A. Baker.
- Obama "Spikes the Ball" on the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden;
Not only does not follow up on his own promises not to politicize his giving the order to kill Bin Laden, he makes false charges about Mitt Romney in political Ads about his views which a speech in 2007 readily disprove (although media outlets are doing their best to spin this as a half truth in Obamas favor).
Mitt Romney, From a debate on MSNBC, 2007:
"Thank you. Of course we get Osama bin Laden and track him wherever he has to go, and make sure he pays for the outrage he exacted upon America."
"The Obama team exposed sensitive TTPs–aka Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.
The truth behind the Bin Laden hit is not favorable to Obama. As I have reported repeatedly–he was forced into this decision and, once he gave the greenlight, did everything to distance himself from it until it was clear that the outcome was a success. That ain’t leadership. That is jock sniffing at its worst"
FROM: The Obama Osama Fumble
- ‘You Didn’t Build That’;
Obama's pro big-government, anti-small business speech has our Silver-Tongued President attempting to clarify the ‘You Didn’t Build That’ speech.
His blog buddies are attempting to blame Fox News and others for taking this out of context, however a full reading of this speech is EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE as a small business owner. Here is one such blog defense:
One line form the speech certainly was not true for any of my small business success:
"There was a great teacher somewhere in your life"
Sorry Mr. Obama, it was a teacher that destroyed my life with her using me as an example of what a failure looks like (this haunted me through all my school years as I was teased mercilessly about this. See; My Bio). This is NOT to label all teachers, but it certainly was not a teacher that helped me with any success whatsoever!
You Didn’t Build That; YouTube
- Obama's DOJ wages war on pro-lifers;
This story is getting little press, likely since it does not fit their agenda.
However Obama'a appointment, Eric Holder and his goons have attempted to prosecute Mary Susan Pine based on a 1994 law.
Unfortunately for Obama and Holder, and likely why this received no press coverage, the judge found the DOJ's case so meritless that he issued a summary judgment in Pine's favor and ordered the DOJ to pay $120,000 to Pine to cover her costs.
"The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place," he wrote in his judgment.
Obama's Justice Department wages war on pro-lifers, April 8, 2012
- Obama Delays Keystone Pipeline;
The Obama Administration delayed until after the 2012 elections the construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline that would bring in more than 700,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf coast. The result is delay of access to easy imports from Canada, the creation of thousands of jobs (even if short term), the generation of revenue for the states where the pipeline passes, less dependence upon foreign oil from less than friendly nations in the Middle East and Venezuela (these last two reasons should be a "no brainer" for anyone other than Obama, Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi (even the unions support this pipeline!!)
See: Obama Delays Keystone Pipeline: Delays Jobs and Energy, Too
- Obama Sends Weapons Contract to Foreign Corp. with Ties to Iran & Soros;
The Obama Administration is blocking Wichita Kansas based Hawker Beechcraft from bidding on a Weapons Contract and instead is sending the contract for the previous Beechcraft AT-6 to Brazil-based Embraer’s Super Tucano military aircraft. Embraer is a company with Ties to Iran & George Soros.
See: Obama Administration Sends Weapons Contract to Foreign Company with Ties to Iran
Hawker requests GAO review of Air Force deal
- Obama’s total refusal to take ANY responsibility for his actions
His lies about the budget and constant blaming of Bush rather than taking any responsibility at all for his hand in the budget deficit and terrible economy:
For Fiscal Year 2009, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.
If the Obama & the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the Fiscal Year 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. See these telling statistics:
- Debt Ceiling fiasco of 2011;
While the liberal media has done a good job of pinning this on Republicans and the Tea Party in particular, the blame lies squarely at his feet as he refused any real plan that would cap the debt ceiling as per Moody's, Standard & Poors, etc.
Any honest research will show that the August 2011 down grade and stock market crash could have been avoided if the Obama and his dishonest colleagues such as Harry Reid had accepted "Cut Cap, & Balance"
See: The Debt Ceiling Lies/Crisis
- Obama and Attorney General Holder suing the State of Arizona over bill that only enforces US Federal Law (US code #1304; c, d, & f).
See: Obama and Holder taking on Arizona's SB1070
There are two House investigations into a scandal involving a $535 million federal loan failed solar company Solyndra.
As well on September 30, the Energy Department rushes through an additional $4.7 billion in "green energy loans" to four other companies on the very day the funding expires under the 2009 stimulus act; this only three weeks after federal agents raided the closed offices of Solyndra
- Bankrupt Federal Investments (Political Pay-Offs;
Related to the above, President Obama has invested TAXPAYER money in several crony energy companies that failed.
Besides the before mentioned Solyndra, he has also invested taxpayer money in other now bankrupt companies such as: Beacon Power, Abound Solar, Eastern Energy, Amonix Solar, & Ener 1.
Compare this with Romney's success!!
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- Inappropriate remarks about Israel Prime Minister (further proof of his disdain for Israel):
"You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you" This was in reply to an equally rude comment by French President Sarkozy.
See: Obama And Sarkozy Caught Bashing Netanyahu On Hot Mic
- Obama Sells USA out to the Russians via Hot MIC:
Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,”
“This is my last election, After my election, I have more flexibility.”
See: Hot mic: Obama begs Russians for ‘space’ on missile defense talks
- Obvious Appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court to push forward his Health Care Agenda:
This is clearly NOT what the supreme court is for, yet in typical banana Republic fashion, Obama is using the supreme court to pass his socialist agenda. Elena Kagan, who by any objective legal analysis should have recused herself from the Supreme Court case hearing over what is dubbed "ObamaCare". She has recused herself from many other cases in which she was far less involved, but she has adamantly refused to recuse herself now.
Even a liberal blog at least agrees that "as a matter of both principle and law Kagan should not hear the case.", See:
A Liberal’s Lament on Kagan and Health Care
- Fast and Furious” gun running scandal;
Unwavering support of Attorney General Eric Holder and his “Fast and Furious” gun tracking plan (including delayed terrorist news to cover this up). Two of the guns linked to "Fast and Furious" were found at the scene of the murder of a border patrol agent.
His contention that he knew nothing about secret tactics to allow illegal arms sales on the Southwest border does not "wash"; as the Attorney General the "buck" stops with him.
See: CNN; Time for Attorney General Holder to resign over Fast and Furious gun scandal?
- Indirect Support of the Occupy Movement
Barack Obama's political roots are connected to the creators of Occupy Wall Street. The media tries its best to portray the crime wave known as the “Occupy Movement” as a grass roots political movement but we know two things in spite of the media cover up: The Occupy bunch is not a grassroots movement, it’s a financed and controlled product of the community organizer in chief himself.
See: Occupy Movement
Cartoon from: http://www.creators.com/editorialcartoons/chip-bok/21730.html
- Obama Refuses to Unseal his Records; and they want 12 years of Romney's tax returns?;
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- Multiple czars with no accountability;
Obama continues to employ "czars" and channel his socialist agenda via federal agencies, meanwhile sidestepping Congress and subverting the checks and balances written into our Constitution.
For example, on November 20th 2011, the Federal Communications Commission will get a stranglehold on the Internet through a cloaked initiative called "Net Neutrality."
This is a typical Obama socialist takeover!
- Obama IS primarily responsible for High Fuel Prices as of April 2012;
Despite media lies & excuses from the likes of George Stephanopoulos, the buck stops with Barack Obama.
While it is easy to blame speculators; the facts are even though the opening of the Keytone Pipeline would not have real benefits for years, when President George W Bush opened up more areas for domestic drilling, the price of oil immediately dropped.
As well Obamas moratorium on drilling in the gulf, ANWAR, speculators who worry about his mishandling of Iran (Commodity futures), and many other areas along refinery regulations have a direct impact on fuel prices.
While fuel prices are now falling as of June 2012, this is primarily due to the poor economy & economic outlook of which simply "supply and demand" has reduced costs.
As usual, Obama can NEVER take responsibility for anything, see: Obama To Blame Others For High Gas Prices
*Gas Prices: Inauguration Day $1.85. April 2012 $4.00~$5.00 (something to think about). Source: Consumer News; Average gas prices--January 19, 2009
- Obama stacked the National Labor Relations Board with Union Puppets who, for the first time in the history of the United States, refused to allow Boeing to open a plant in South Carolina (a "Right to Work State") because the plant would use non-union labor.
Despite the fact workers at the South Carolina plant in question voted resoundingly (199-68) to decertify their union two years ago.
See this article where Nancy Pelosi backs this move:
South Carolina Boeing Plant Should Unionize or Shut Down
- Use of the DOJ to Attack Sheriff Joe Arpaio;
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been used to attack Arpaio’s office and has accused Arpaio of a policy to systematically violate the civil rights of Hispanic without any true evidence. The Truth is Sheriff Arpaio has simply been doing the Feds job of enforcing Federal laws.
See: Petition Says DOJ Investigation Nothing But Political Attack
- Refusing to prosecute the radical hate group; the Black Panthers for violations of others voting rights as well as hate crimes and inciting violence.
As well as of March 2012, putting out "Hits" on citizens and therefore disrespect for the rule of law that we are all "Innocent until Proven Guilty" in a court of law (referring to George Zimmerman)
See this very good web post for further information:
New Black Panther Obama DOJ refused to prosecute: “I hate white people – all of them!”
- Allowing radical racist communist in his administration - Van Jones; Special Advisor for Green Jobs in the Obama administration (Former now).
This guy is so far out there that he signed his name to 911Truth.org which is a group that does not believe the accepted, proven, and established accounts of 9/11/01, this is a kin to denying the Holocaust, claiming the Earth is flat (there are those that still believe this), believe the Moon landings were fake, etc, etc.
This is also insulting to the families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and bluntly almost as evil as the attacks themselves!
Reference (one of many); Wikipedia; Van Jones
- Socialist in his administration;
Here are just a few:
Carol Browner (Energy Czar/Director), Rosa Brooks (Senior advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy), Ron Bloom (Manufacturing Czar).
Obama File 87 Obama's Socialist Appointees-Where is the Spotlight?
- General Motors Bail Out & Take Over;
Sadly Obama is calling this a "Victory", but it is NOT!
On 5-29-09, with General Motors nearing bankruptcy, the GM stock price hit a 71-year low of 75 cents per share. That put the market capitalization of General Motors at less than a half-billion dollars.
President Obama came to the rescue with a $60 billion bailout. As of today, despite the infusion of $60 billion into GM, the company's market capitalization is just $38 billion and Obama is claiming victory! That would be the same as buying a "fixer-upper" house for $5,000, pumping $600,000 into the house and selling the house for $380,000 -- while claiming the whole episode a financial success!!
See: Auto bail Out
The Federal Government had NO Legal right to pass over paying off "high priority" Bond holders and instead hand over much of the stock to the Unions,
See GM bondholders see raw deal in latest exchange offer
Finally; The firing the head of General Motors; this is NOT the job of the President to fire corporate heads no matter how bad they might be.
- Shutting down of the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico, along with his mishandling of the BP Oil Spill including turning down real help from the Dutch for Oil Spill Help; Obama says “Thanks, but no thanks”
See: Dutch Offered Oil Spill Help
Also with an economy that needs low oil prices for complete recovery, Obama continues to lock up viable oil reserves in the US.
Sadly energy policy has been a failure of many presidents, including Bush. We need a leader to stand up to the communist environmental movement before it is too late (all the while China drills for oil just outside our waters and Canada does not have any of the issues with drilling that we have in Alaska)
- Obamas EXTREME ARROGANCE toward those who do not fit his world view/profile.
This includes his view that other than himself driving around in limos and flying in Air Force one, no one else is entitled to any luxuries in life and high fuel prices are just another way of separating the "serfs" from persons of his stature in his racist psychopathic narcissist world view.
See this excellent video clip, this displays his extreme arrogance and racism:
Obama Humiliated After Attempt To Shame SUV Driver
Sadly, this picture below shows the height of his extreme hypocrisy; this picture is from 2008 (during the presidential campaign). I guess it is OK for him and his family to own an SUV, but not for others; Good job "Marie Antoinette Obama"
- Obama’s ties via Eboo Patel to the radical Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial Muslim leader behind the plan to build the Islamic center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote the afterward to Patel’s 2006 book entitled, “Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action.”
Eboo Patel the is religious adviser to President Obama. Obama’s adviser says, “America is the ideal place for a renewal of Islam”.
*Barack Obama’s ‘Religious’ Advisor, Eboo Patel, is closely linked to the radical imam seeking to build the Ground Zero mosque
*Obama religion adviser closely tied to ‘Ground Zero’ imam. Boasted of America as ‘ideal place for renewal of Islam’
*History of Terrorism, Al Qaeda
- Stimulus bill - not a jobs bill but a democratic payback bill
- Extreme political correctness and inability to call Islamic Extremists and the tenants of Islam which they follow for what it is;
Often an extreme religion of hate and intolerance: No Mosque at Ground Zero
- Tax cheats in his administration; Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner
- No Olympics for Chicago - turned out to be a big ego trip instead
- Making race relations worse during Professor Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy with misguided inflammatory race relations comments.
Reference: Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy
- Fly over photo op in New York - scared New Yorkers
- Selling out other nations by removing missile defense (such as Poland)
- Lack of transparency
- Lying about details of his healthcare reform bill - YOU LIE!!!
- Attempt to take over census
- Undecided about giving military what they need to win
- Association with acorn
- Worldwide apology tour (this borders on treason IMHO)
- Lack of support for Israel.
While I, nor others advocate blanket support for everything Israel does, it does not take a genius to figure out the Israel is the strongest democracy in the region and our best ally in the region as well.
One could also cite Genesis 12:2-3 for supporting Israel, although their admittedly is controversial as to the correct interpretation of these verses, I personally think it is clear from reading the Bible in context (including the literal Hebrew of these verses) that the Nation of Israel is being spoken of via Abraham's descendants through Jacob, NOT Ishmael (see: "I will make you into a great nation")
- Took too long to speak out against violence against voters in Iran
- Getting the NEA to produce propaganda art for his agenda
- Firing inspector general for investigating his friends at americorp
- Shutting down voucher program in DC for poor school kids
- Lied about putting bills online for 5 days
- Allowing unions large share in businesses taken over by government
- Intimidating businessmen (I'm only thing standing between you and the pitch forks)
- Allowing his administration to threaten shareholders during bankruptcy of car dealers
- Extreme Anti small business & anti-family views/policies; remember Joe the Plumber? As well as a small businessman that struggles for every dollar, often working 80 hours per week I have already seen my taxes increase. As well Obama has lowered the child tax credit from $1000 to $500; how family friendly is that?
- Raised the deficit 3 times the amount it was in 2008 in one year
- Bailout of Fannie and Freddie
- Will not be able to repay tarp money to taxpayers as promised
- Continued blaming of George W Bush for the Economy, months and years into his presidency.
The facts are after 9/11 the economy was doing fine, it only started downhill after the Dems took over the Congress in 2006 pushing for much more out of control spending. Even then the main culprit occurred in the 1990s when HUD loosened mortgage restrictions in the mid-1990s. As well banking de-regulation in 2004 (admittedly under George W Bush) allowed financial institutions to make more risky investments/loans.
The bottom line is these financial institutions should not have been bailed out at taxpayer expense with NO future return payment, and all Obama did is Triple Down on George W Bush' mistakes here, not turn course; So Obama now owns this economy!
- Class warfare uproar over AIG bonuses but silent about bonuses for his pals at for Fanny & Freddie
- Spending more than any president in history
- And of course the failure of the American Electorate to actually vote for such a fool.
This quote says a lot:
"America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president"
From: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF OBAMA
Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do:
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
And this quote:
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.." -- Winston Churchill
HOWEVER, it is the belief of Milton Erickson, M.D. that Obama has used techniques that simply deceive otherwise rational persons (whether intentional or not, I will not be the judge of this since neither I nor others can not for certain): See this informative well written pdf article about hypnosis techniques written by Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D. :
An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches
Hopefully the “Light Bulb” will go off in the head of at least 50% of Americans before it is too late for this once great nation
Please also visit my new poll (as of June 2013) to give your opinion as to "Who is the most dishonest person in the Media"
It is found at the end of this article:
List of Media Lies, Dishonesty, & Failures
Here are a couple positives:
* President Obama used intelligence gleaned from interrogations he disagreed with to make the right decision to go after and kill Osama Bin Laden. He could have ignored this (as many of his past remarks/actions suggest he could have); however our President did the "right Thing";
*Turning over his actual Birth Certificate
While this controversy may not go away and while these documents may well be forged (according to some); either way this is a minor issue IMHO and detracts from serious debate of why in most cases this man is the worst president in our Nation's history.
These two positives still do not in any way make up for this list of failures & extreme leftist views & hatred of anyone who has achieved anything in life via hard work!
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