Thursday, October 11, 2012

Obama Facts - Part Two

This was sent to me, and I'm passing it on to you. Interesting facts when considering reasons to vote against Barack Obama:

On Foreign Policy, Obama has been a complete failure.

When pulling troops out of Iraq, Obama has tried to claim responsibility for the success for ending the war, without giving credit to Bush or the troops for any “victory.” The Bush surge was what turned the tide in the war.

Sectarian violence is up sharply since Obama pulled troops out of Iraq in December 2011.

Obama refuses to say “victory” is necessarily the goal in Afghanistan.

Obama has pledged a “new beginning” with the Cuban dictatorial regime.

October 2012, Obama congratulated Venezuela’s Socialist Dictator Hugo Chavez after he recently rolled tanks into the capital city and announced he won the election even though his opponent had 54% of the votes counted.

When Socialist President Zelaya in Honduras attempted subversion of the rule of law by unconstitutionally putting himself on the ballot for a third term, his action prompts his judicial removal from office. Obama condemns the supposed “coup” as “not legal.”

Then Obama directs his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to cut off $30 million in aid to Honduras until the Socialist President is returned to power.

In Iran, election fraud propels anti-Israel Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back to power. This leads to a mass civil uprising in the streets. Despite reports of widespread and cruel bloodshed repressing the protests, President Obama says nothing for ten days.

Obama refuses to “intervene” or support the pro-democracy Iranian protests.

According to a Foreign Policy tally, the current president ordered a total of 239 drone strikes as of March 1, 2012. At that point in time, it was more than four times the 44 strikes George W. Bush authorized in his two terms.

As an affiliate of the Guardian pointed out, 535 of the 828 civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes since 2004 happened under Obama.

By way of an FOIA disclosure, the TSA has been issuing permits to law enforcement agencies across the country to employ drones that spy on Americans.

The TSA has also been embroiled in a number of scandals; including the use of naked body scanners and intrusive pat downs that have caused frequent complaints of sexual harassment by everyone from little old ladies to small children. Thievery, incompetence, and insulting, intrusive behavior reigns in Obama’s TSA.

Some nations where Obama has deployed drone strikes are not even officially at war with the United States, such as Pakistan and Yemen.

The president recently snubbed Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari over a host of issues, including a U.S. air strike that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers.

The Obama administration negotiated with the bloodthirsty Taliban in a move that would transfer five “Gitmo” detainees to a Qatari prison. Senator McCain disclosed that the deal would involve nothing gained more than a statement issued by the Taliban.

The president has negotiated exactly zero free trade agreements while in office.

President Obama once listed the issuance of Purple Hearts for military members shot by the Muslim terrorist Major Hassan at Fort Hood as an objection to a bill that could warrant a veto.

One of President Obama’s first executive orders is to greatly restrict the influence of lobbyists in his administration. Years later, it is well-known that the Obama administration routinely meets with lobbyists off White House grounds, where Secret Service logs are not kept.

In 2012, Obama promotes a recent lobbyist with Mexican illegal immigration advocate La Raza from a position as director of intergovernmental affairs to director of the Domestic Policy Council.

The second executive order Obama gives is one reversing Bush era rules safeguarding prior administration’s records. It narrows “executive privilege.”

In late 2011, the Obama administration refuses to turn over all communiques relating to the politically seedy financing of bankrupt solar panel company Solyndra.

Another early executive order froze pay for White House staffers making over $100,000. A year later 74% of staffers got a pay raise, many of them to well over a $100,000. (Freezing pay does not apply to promotions or position changes.) The average boost was 9%, three times private sector average.

The next year, 54% got a raise. The average increase was 8%, and of those who got raises, it was nearly 16%.

Barack Obama was declared by presidential historian Michael Beschloss as “probably the smartest guy ever to become president.” Beschloss gushed that Obama’s IQ was “off the charts,” but when pressed by radio host Don Imus, he could not say what Obama’s IQ was.

Despite being heralded as a brilliant thinker, Obama still to this day refuses to release his college records.

Barack Obama received a degree from prestigious Columbia University, where hardly anybody recalls him attending classes there.

As editor of the Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama anonymously wrote one article – championing abortion.

In Dreams from My Father, Obama makes known that he “chose his friends carefully” and deliberately sought out “Marxist Professors,” “structural feminists,” and discussed with his friends the socialist, anti-colonialist revolutionary Franz Fanon.

Before becoming president, Barack Obama authored not just one, but two biographies, making him millions of dollars.

In his book The Audacity of Hope, Obama was cited as saying The Constitution is a “living document,” that can be interpreted “in the context of an ever-changing world” (i.e. however he wants).

Before becoming an author, the president admitted he wrote some “very bad poetry.” This is true. Just one sample shows the same tendency to split a conjoined word: it’s not “under water,” it’s “underwater.”

Literary analysis performed by an expert at detecting forgery and fraud points to the strong possibility that Obama’s biographies were written by ghostwriters.

Additional evidence shows that the ghost writer for Dreams from My Father may very well have been unrepentant socialist terrorist and then-contemporary English professor William Ayers of the Weather Underground.

When Barack Obama was young, he was mentored by Moscow-connected Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. Identified as only “Frank” in his biography Dreams from my Father, it was claimed that “Frank” was a poet on par with contemporary communist poet Langston Hughes. It was later discovered that this had to be Davis, a poet who had indeed joined the Communist Party USA. Obama later confirmed the relationship with Davis while attempting to distance himself from him.

In late 2008, Obama’s spokesman Robert Gibbs denied to Chris Matthews that William Ayers held a fundraiser for Barack Obama. Later on, William Ayers was caught on tape admitting that he held a fundraiser for Obama in which the future president was in attendance.

As ABC News reported in March 2008, Obama’s pastor of 20 years, baptizer of his children, and “close confidante” Reverend Wright was confirmed on numerous occasions as incorporating heated anti-American rhetoric into his sermons, such as “goddamn America,” and claiming 9/11 was deserved as “America’s chickens coming home to roost.”

As Politico and ABC News reported, criminal Tony Rezko, who was convicted of corruption, gave President Obama a sweetheart deal on real estate property and donated $120,000 to Obama’s Senate campaign.

Multiple sources provide documented, archived evidence that Barack Obama was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America-connected “New Party” in Illinois.

Verifiable communist Alice Palmer, who worked for well-known Soviet front group U.S. Peace Council, hand picked Obama to be her successor as state senator. Described by the LA Times as Obama’s “mentor,” she later endorsed fellow Alinskyite Hillary Clinton.  Obama had been given glowing endorsement by the Communist Party USA.

In the first year of Obama’s administration, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing. Even though wars overseas were still ongoing, and future undeclared wars and conflicts were yet to be carried out by the man, he was given the Noble Peace Prize even as the New York Times reported that President Obama has a “kill list.”

President Obama is the only commander-in-chief to violate the War Powers Act. As ABC reported, Obama was warned ahead of time by Congress and he ignored it.

In President Obama’s acceptance speech, he said, “One urgent example is the effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, and to seek a world without them.” Calling this agenda a “centerpiece” of his foreign policy, the president dismissed the contention held by numerous scholars that nuclear weapons likely prevented World War III. Getting the United States to disband its nuclear weapons program was a major centerpiece of the former USSR’s active measures campaign, which was carried out by such institutions as the communist front World Peace Council.

Obama’s Secretary of State offered a “reset” button to Russia early on in his administration. Labeled peregruzka, the button actually said “overcharge” in Russian. The correct term is perezagruzka.

President Obama cancelled plans to station an anti-ballistic missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

The president narrows the conditions under which nuclear weapons are authorized to be used, including ruling them out for retaliation against chemical and biological attack from non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

At the end of 2011, Russia threatens to pull out of START, due to complaints about its conventional arms build-up in Europe. In 2008, Russia pulled out of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe treaty, which had limited regional military presence on the European continent, and also launched a military campaign into Georgia after meddling in that state’s territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Obama then betrayed America and Great Britain by sharing data with Russia on U.S. forces in Europe, while discussions with Russia over developing and even joint administering an ABM defense system in Europe led to vehement saber-rattling from the Kremlin.

Russia helped Iran build a nuclear power plant in Bushehr, and despite denials by the Democrats in the not-so-distant past, the Iranians have a nuclear weapons program. Obama complained of the effect of sanctions on Iran’s economy, though remaining unable to get Russia and China on board with implementing the sanctions.

In 2011, the United States loses a sophisticated spy drone in Iran. President Obama is rebuffed when he asks the rogue state for the drone back. Instead, the Iranians offer a miniature model to the president.

Early in his administration, President Obama, acting as an official head of state, bowed deeply to the Saudi prince.

President Obama botches the traditional bow to the Japanese emperor, displaying weakness to the country.

When Barack Obama first moved into the Oval Office, he sent ally Britain back its gift of a Winston Churchill bust.

Thinking pretty highly of himself, Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod with his speeches on it. Michelle Obama breaks obvious protocol and hugs the Queen.

When Obama visited Westminster Abbey in 2011, he signed the guest book May 24, 2008.

While praising troops at Fort Drum, NY for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama said, “A comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.” Wrong hero. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in action. Another soldier, Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor that fought in Afghanistan.

Five days before Obama was elected, he said that he wanted to “fundamentally transform” America. Cause you know, that’s why we elect presidents.

In an interview given before he was sworn in to be president, Barack Obama states that the Constitution had “deep flaws.”

Barack Obama claims he is fighting something “uncomfortably similar” to Nazism in the United States.

President Obama was the top corporate campaign donations recipient during the 2008 elections, far exceeding John McCain. Three of Obama’s top contributors were Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Google.

Although Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner never worked for Goldman Sachs, his adviser Gene Perling did. Sachs received preferential treatment during TARP, because its investments in AIG were effectively insured by the U.S. government. AIG was pushed off a cliff, and then taken over by the government. GS was compensated for what would have been “toxic assets.” Goldman Sachs alum Hank Paulson, who was Treasury Secretary at the time of the bailout hostile takeover, insisted the AIG CEO step aside for fellow Goldman Sachs alum Edward Liddy, who even held millions in Goldman Sachs shared at the time.

On the campaign trail, after Liddy (who was working for a salary of $1) was excoriated for authorizing a $444,000 retreat for AIG staff, President Obama said that AIG executives should give the money back and its heads should be fired. Liddy was AIG head until late August 2009.

The Obama administration hired several Goldman Sachs alums, such as GS lobbyist Mark Patterson, unusual for an administration more stacked with academics than businessmen. The ties are deep and murky, and include a revolving door of Goldman Sachs alums in such institutions as the NY Fed, where Geithner was the Chair.

President Obama’s first budget director Peter Orszag, a career academic who became a protege of Goldman alum Robert Rubin, left the administration after a year and a half to draw a multi-million dollar check from Citigroup, where Rubin sat on the board.

President Obama once said, “Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market.”

As a candidate, Barack Obama famously remarked to “Joe the Plumber”, “I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.”

He also said, “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.” This was after Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein received a $9 million bonus and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dillon received a $17 million payoff. Both firms received bailouts.

Obama also said, ““My administration is the only thing between you [CEO's] and the pitchforks. “ He may have been right.

After Timothy Geithner, who earlier oversaw the initial stages of the AIG “bailout” as Chair of the NY Fed, proposed a bank tax to recoup AIG bonuses, Obama said, “Like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning.”

One company heavy into carbon investments, and would make huge profits on a cap-and-trade regime was Goldman Sachs.

Obama supported cap-and-trade, which would have caused a huge burden on those paying for public utilities.

Obama once publicly said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

Obama fails to build an international consensus to do something collaboratively on “climate change.”

Despite a personal appeal, Obama does not deliver the Olympics to Chicago. Brazil wins the bid for 2016.

As Obama once said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

Obama dismissed Republican attacks on the massive size of the stimulus by saying, “What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point! Seriously.”

Obama once remarked about disgraced, defunded, and disbanded community organization ACORN as,“I’ve been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN, on issues you care about, my entire career.”

Former SEIU chief Andy Stern’s association with the Alinskyite “radical pragmatist” community organizer Barack Obama run long and deep: Obama gushed about the SEIU, “We look after each other!” during his campaign, which was funded by the union to the tune of $60 million. Stern unashamedly spouts Marxist rhetoric and admires China.

Post-election, Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House.

That title was taken over by Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO. Trumka publicly expressed “solidarity” with Marxists and other socialists (and interestingly blasted Sarah Palin for being McCarthyist).

Before Obama gave a Labor Day speech, Teamster’s president James Hoffa Jr. said, “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.” Obama later said nothing about the incendiary language.

President Obama remarked before the 2010 Congressional elections, ”If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ – if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election – then I think it’s going to be harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.”

Obama once said of his white grandmother, “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred into our experiences that don’t go away, and that sometimes comes out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

Obama infamously said of Christian conservatives, “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, in a book favorable to Obama, said the president referred to the tea party constituents in terms of the sexual epithet “teabaggers.”

Obama then mocked the tea party publicly by demonstrably characterizing them as, “waiving their tea bags around.”

After the Occupy Wall Street movement appeared, Obama expressed empathy with the protesters. The Occupy Wall Street movement compared itself to the Arab Spring.

Obama then compared the Occupy Wall Street movement to the tea party. While the Occupy movement led to thousands of arrests, the tea party caused no known arrests.

President Obama admitted to smoking marijuana. He said, “I did. It’s not something that I’m proud of. It was a mistake as a young man, but you know? I mean not going to — I never understood that line. The point was to inhale. That was the point.”

Obama as cited in Dreams from My Father, “Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack [heroin] though.”

While on the campaign trail, Obama said, “I’ve now been in 57 states—I think one left to go.” Obviously, there are only 50 states.

On one occasion, Obama accentuated his 57 states gaffe, “I hope I said 100,000 people the first time instead of 100 million. I understand I said there were 57 states today. It’s a sign that my numeracy is getting a little, uh.” At that point, his advisers led him away.

There aren’t 57 U.S. states, but there are coincidentally 57 Muslim states. Obama once said of the religion, “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

After the Egyptian uprising, President Obama wielded diplomacy to force out that country’s strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt’s parliamentary elections brought to power the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, and the hardline Islamist Al Nur party placed second.

Women represent less than 2% of the parliamentary seats, not surprising in a country where women had been beaten in the streets by the police, and CBS’ news correspondent Lara Logan was brutally gang raped (though its network gave the event scant coverage). The Obama administration offered praise for the Egyptian elections.

President Obama’s signature program, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), referred to colloquially as “Obamacare,” was signed into law in March 2010. According to CNN, public opposition at the time was 59%, or nearly six out of ten adults surveyed. All Republicans in the House and Senate opposed and voted against the passage of the bill.

When Republicans were opposed to the bill and the possibility of a filibuster loomed (with the aid of any one Democrat or Independent Senator), President Obama supported the so-called nuclear option of “reconciliation,” a budget gimmick that would have seen the bill “passed” despite legitimate levels of opposition.

203.Barack Obama on bipartisanship in The Audacity of Hope: “Genuine bipartisanship, though, assumes an honest process of give-and-take, and that the quality of the compromise is measured by how well it serves some agreed-upon goal, whether better schools or lower deficits. This in turn assumes that the majority will be constrained – by an exacting press corps and ultimately an informed electorate – to negotiate in good faith.” (131)

The president once even tried to redefine “bipartisanship” as not measured by the amount of opposition party support or number of votes for a bill, but rather by the “ideas” contributed to a bill by the other party.

Obama promised that passage of the PPACA would reduce overall healthcare expenditures. As reported by the AP, the plan will cost at least a trillion dollars over ten years.

In order to make the plan “deficit neutral,” as meeting the PAYGO rule, the bill had to offset six years of “benefits” with ten years of taxes.

Obama once vowed to those making less than $250,000 a year, “You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.”

He also said, “I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

Another quote: “I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.”

In just one year under Obama, the Democrats passed nearly $700 billion in tax increases, including nearly $480 billion related to Obamacare.

Obama, an admitted smoker who has failed to quit, passed a cigarette tax that would raise a projected $65 billion over ten years.

As criticized by Jersey Shore quasi-star Snooki and Senator John McCain, Obama passed a 10% tax on UV tanning beds.

The president passed a 40% excise tax on premium or “cadillac” health insurance plans.

He also signed onto a 2.3% excise tax on certain medical devices, driving up their costs.

When selling the Obamacare plan, the president assured seniors that their Medicare was safe. But Medicare’s chief actuary pointed out that parts A & B would be slashed by nearly one trillion dollars in the first ten years.

The president also eliminated “deductions allocable to Medicare Part D,” costing those recipients $4.5 billion.

Obama promised the passage of the PPACA would lower premiums. But even the CBO estimated that premiums would necessarily skyrocket. And they did.

As relayed by the Heritage Foundation, “Another source of double-counted savings is the CLASS Act, which creates a new, federally run long-term care insurance program. Beneficiaries will begin paying premiums in 2011 but will not receive benefits for five years. This frontloads revenue and creates the illusion of $70 billion to pay for new spending under PPACA.”

President Obama later dropped the long-term health insurance provision from the PPACA, once again targeting the elderly and the fragile with his cuts. More sensible would be phasing out such entitlements so people can plan ahead and provide for their own retirements.

Obama and the Democrats even had the temerity to claim that Obamacare would reduce the deficit by $124 billion over ten years.

It is a fact that President Obama has added more debt to the United States budget than all other presidents combined.

According to a number of other news sources, the National Debt increased more than $6 trillion under Obama.

Obama has lied while blaming the spending overrun on Bush’s unfunded wars and his tax cuts that were not “paid for.”

In February 2009, Obama claimed he would cut the deficit in half.

Under Obama, the Democrats never passed a budget, even though it is a core Congressional responsibility.

Although Democrats blamed the Republicans for “obstructionism,” the Democrats had the majority in the House and the required super majority in the Senate to pass a budget over any opposition. A budget can even be passed using reconciliation, because of special rules. We are over 1,000 days without an official budget.

Obama promised that under the PPACA, people would be able to retain their satisfactory plans. Yet even advocates of the proposal conceded that part-time workers could be forced off of insurance plans until 2014.

As reported by the Daily Caller: “President Obama promised small businesses that they would receive tax credits to help alleviate the large premium costs in the bill. The Small Business Tax Credit is supposed to be the primary tool for doing this. But not only is the tax credit uselessly small — the (CBO) estimates that it will only affect 12 percent of people in the small-group market — but it ends in 2017.”

Obama also claimed that health care premiums would decline by “3000%.” He then went on to say that people should then get a raise.

Obama denied the existence of any “death panel” in Obamacare, otherwise referred to as “end of life planning.”

The Americans for Tax Reform mentions a key provision in Obamacare called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Charged with controlling health care costs, IPAB consists of 15 full-time members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for six-year terms. Their goal is to reduce Medicare spending when the five-year outlook for the average growth rate in Medicare per beneficiary is projected to exceed target growth rates.

IPAB is prohibited from “rationing” care, increasing taxes, changing Medicare benefits or eligibility, increasing beneficiary premiums and cost-sharing requirements, or reducing low-income subsidies under Medicare Part D. With certain other limitations on spending, the 15-bureaucrat board may pull upon a variety of Medicare cuts, such as physician reimbursement rates under Medicare Part B.

IPAB has been described by Republicans as a “death panel,” and the drafter of a bill referring to it in such stark terms, Phil Roe, was even able to garner the co-sponsorship of retiring liberal Senator Barney Frank.

As Roe explained, ““Basically, there’s a certain amount of money that’s allocated for Medicare spending each year. Once you hit that amount that’s been appropriated, this board, this bureaucratically appointed board, can then decide, not based on quality or need, but based on strictly cost.”

ObamaCare has outlawed new construction of physician-owned hospitals, costing up to 25,000 new jobs.

One bit of sleight hand the Democrats pulled was the so-called “doc fix,” which is the Sustainable Growth Formula used to link physician costs, Medicare enrollment, and GDP.

The ObamaCare plan led to major cuts across the board for Medicare payments, leading to more doctors refusing Medicare payments.

Forty percent of doctors polled plan to leave their practices by the time ObamaCare goes into effect in 2014.

While selling ObamaCare, the president said that the proposal would eliminate half a billion dollars in Medicare waste and fraud. Not only is this impossible, due to the way the figure was based on double-counting, but why would such waste and fraud be allowed to continue regardless of if ObamaCare were passed?

In a fleeting moment of honesty, Obama said, “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies [sic] to our health care system.”

While Obama consistently cited the escalating healthcare costs as a reason for the PPACA, some of the highest in the Western world, he failed to mention that nearly half of all healthcare spending in the United States comes through the government.

President Obama has golfed over 100 gamesas president, far more than any other president in U.S. history,
Obama signed a bill for almost a billion dollars for homeless veterans at the end of 2011. Despite billions spent on programs to end homelessness that kept the rate nearly even, the Huffington Post conceded that homeless rates have risen.

As of April 2010, 1.2 million households had lost their homes under Obama. In 2010, there were 2.87 million foreclosures, a record-setting year that was 2% above 2009′s. Widely reported foreclosure projections for 2012 cite a possibility of 10 Million more this year.

More than a third of Americans have “dropped out” of the middle class, according to traditional standards.

The unemployment rate for age 20-24 is officially 14.4%, far above the 8.5% figure used in government statistics.

If one factors in the labor participation rate, the jobless rate is around 11.4%.

In 2010, CNN reported that already 8 million jobs had been destroyed, perhaps “forever.”

Compare that with the 52 weeks of job growth under President Bush after his tax cuts went into effect. A figure that shows the false claim made by the Obama administrations that 800,000 jobs a month were being lost under Bush.

Despite programs meant to put blacks and other minorities into houses, the levels of black home ownership are in free fall, due partly to surging unemployment.

Black unemployment is double the level for whites under Obama at nearly 16%.

The U.S.’ Gross Domestic Product continues to be anemic. Eleven out of fourteen quarters under Obama have been below two percent growth.

While president Obama had consistently insisted that stimulus payments would go to “shovel ready” projects, he later reversed himself and claimed there were no such thing as “shovel ready” projects.

Obama even joked about the deception, stating with a grin that “shovel-ready was not as shovel ready as we expected.”

While on the campaign trail in 2008, Obama claimed he could halt the rise of the oceans.

In 2012, “promise kept”: global sea levels have shown a significant drop, putting the lie to the Al Gore-led claims that manmade global warming would lead to widespread coastal flooding.

As based on Washington Post reporting, Obama’s claim at his Selma speech that Kennedy’s generosity led indirectly to his birth, would imply that he was born in 1961 and not in 1965.

Obama says in a speech that his father served in World War II. Since his father was only 9, and not yet a Marxist (as reported by Politico), Obama must have meant his grandfather, who did serve.

Barack Obama stated on more than one occasion that his grandfather helped liberate Jews at Auschwitz. The Russians liberated the Jews at Auschwitz.

At a speech given in 2011, Obama said that Hawaii was a part of Asia.

Obama once claimed the U.S. motto was E pluribus unum, or “out of many one.” When in fact the national motto as enacted by law in 1956 is actually “In God We Trust.”

Obama leaves “by their Creator” out of his citation of the Declaration of Independence at a Hispanic Caucus speech.

When confronted by a girl about Obama’s favorite player on his beloved Chicago White Sox team, the president cannot name a single player.

Obama once denied that he would use signing statements while in office, like Bush did. Of course, this was a lie.

As reported by the NY Times, President Obama broke his campaign pledge regularly that all bills would be posted online before they would be voted on.

Obama confessed that change had turned out to be “a lot tougher than expected” at a speech in San Francisco.

Obama has admitted that it was “not as trendy” in late 2011 to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008.

Obama also admitted that Americans were not better off than they were four years ago.

As recently reported by the AP, “And rarely has Obama’s rhetoric as president reached as high as the lofty promises of his campaign, when he pledged to change the very way Washington does business and remake politics itself. It’s a far cry from those promises of change to the ambition of meeting monthly with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders — but even that relatively modest goal, from Obama’s 2010 State of the Union, went unfulfilled.”

Even the politically suspect Politifact evaluates Obama’s campaign pledge rate at 24%. Thus, three out of every four pledges were either baseless, naive, or lies.

Under Obama, Americans’ fear of big government approached an all-time high. According to Gallup, citizens’ feared big government at a clip of 64%, more than big business at 26%, and big labor at 8%.

Recent polling shows that far more Americans believe their country is heading in the wrong direction under Obama than at any time under Bush.

Currently, 23% say America is heading in the “right” direction, and 71.2% believe we are going the wrong way – a 49 point gap. The widest negative spread under Bush was 34 points in November 2007.

Those who “strongly approve” of Obama performance as president has dropped from 45% to 22% since Rasmussen began polling him. The percentage of those who “strongly disapprove” has skyrocketed from 14% to between 40% and 45%.

As part of the president’s modernization vision for America, he proposed a $53 billion program for a high-speed railroad.

President Obama said in 2011, “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” Actually, it’s the Transcontinental Railroad.

Obama is apparently unaware of Amtrak, which receives billions in government subsidies and is far short of passenger capacity.

Plans to build a nationwide high-speed rail system are faltering. Claims that the program would create tens of thousands of jobs apparently neglect the “broken window fallacy” – overlooking the opportunity costs of doing so.

While Obama was making a case for government-run healthcare, he said the following, “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”

Indeed, because of the post office’s insolvency, it has attempted to make $3 billion in cost reductions. This has meant slashes in services.

An ostensible act of terrorism carried out during the Obama administration, the Fort Hood shooting, was labeled an act of “workplace violence” by the administration. Major Hassan had yelled “Allahu Akhbar!” (Glory to Allah!) and gunned down dozens, killing thirteen.

The military had diagnosed Major Hassan with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, although he had never been in combat (more accurately, Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder?). There were several red flags about his computer networking to al Qaeda sites, and possible unwillingness to fight a war on behalf of the United States. Such points raised questions in the mainstream media whether “political correctness” was going too far.

Obama admitted about the Christmas Day bomber, “We failed to connect the dots.”

Under Obama, the Transportation Security Administration developed new aggressive techniques to screen for “terrorists,” including full body or “naked” scanners and intensive groping hand-search techniques. As Representative Broun pointed out on CSPAN, these techniques often target children and elderly, and avoid Arab men, so as not to impinge on political correctness.

In 2009, Obama officially ended the “global war on terror,” instead calling our excursions “overseas contingency operations.”

Obama: “I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack.”

In an interview on ABC, Obama said, “What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…” George Stephanopoulos jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified.

Obama once claimed that: “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe ‘s Renaissance and Enlightenment.” So if the gates of ijtihad, or further enlightenment, had closed in Islam in the tenth century, how could such a religion lead to Enlightenment and Renaissance in Europe from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries? Does Obama mean the rediscovering of Aristotelian texts preserved by Muslim scholars helped lead to the Renaissance and Enlightenment?

Obama also said, “The Middle-East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” Someone should tell him that the Middle-East is a region not a thing.

As the left-wing FactCheck.org cannot deny, Obama once said, “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed. That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t.”

As the USA Today related, Obama once said, “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.” This is obviously at odds with reality. Not only is Islam itself bigoted against women and homosexuals, Muslims once sold millions of blacks (and whites) into slavery.

Obama also said, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” Essentially, the United States was never officially a Christian nation, but this is not the sense Obama was using the phrase. What Obama implies is that America is no longer a place where just Christians live. But the United States was never that, so one is left to wonder what he is implying.

President Obama once oddly remarked, “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

Obama said about having spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances.” Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize.

Just one year into his administration, academics ranked Obama the fifteenth best president of all time. George W. Bush was thirty-ninth out of forty-three presidents.

On 60 Minutes, Obama claimed that his accomplishments top all but three presidents: Lincoln, FDR, and Wilson. Yes, he ranks himself above men such as George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan

In August 2009, President Obama exhorts citizens to “snitch” on one another regarding any supposed lies or disinformation regarding ObamaCare.

His website, “FLAG,” actually led to blog-tracking for information related to the program.

In 2011, Obama relaunches similar program, and becomes Internet laughing stock, with Attack Watch.

Obama has sought authority for an Internet kill switch, an agenda that has been resurrected in 2012.

President Obama gave classroom addresses, not once, but twice. Some schools made his address mandatory viewing.

Obama really did have to use a teleprompter when addressing a sixth-grade classroom.

Along with the first address, liberal teachers around the country were sent a compendium to evaluate their reaction to the president’s message.

Kids have been forced to show their love for Obama. So much so that adults and teachers helped them craft videos, music, and other forms of president-worship. 

Obama without a teleprompter: Gets lost, calls inhalator a “breathalyzer,” is an idiot.

At candidate Obama’s DNC speech in 2008, a massive Greek amphitheater was erected in an attempt to make his ego seem more proportionate.

Near the end of Obama’s campaign season, “journalists” Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose admit they don’t know much about the man.

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin slams mainstream media for its “extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage” during 2008 campaign season.

One Time magazine photographer worked for the publication and the Obama administration at the same time. No bias there.

An online association of “bloggers, reporters and editors” and “a number of professional political operatives, including top White House economic advisors, key Obama political appointees, and Democratic campaign veterans” called Journolist worked together to shape news coverage and get Obama elected.

Barack Obama utilized the taxpayer-funded National Endowment of the Arts to propagandize for his health care plan.

A former director at disgraced, defunded, and formally disbanded ACORN will head up Obama’s “Project Vote” campaign in 2012.

Candidate Obama said on the campaign trail, “Our goal is to have a country that’s not divided by race,” yet he is constantly playing the race card when people disagree with his policies.

Countless times, Democrats and left-leaning organizations like the NAACP, have denounced Obama’s opponents as “racist.” The president has never sought to correct his party’s obvious tactic to delegitimize valid objections to his policies.

Unsurprisingly, polls suggest America is more racially divided under Obama than in previous years.

President Obama famously said of the Cambridge police’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “the police acted stupidly.”

A police tape released later shows that protocol was followed and Mr. Gates was being uncooperative.

Obama had lost a bet on a Hockey game to the Canadian president Stephen Harper, obliging him to send a case of Molson Canadian over the border. Obama threw in a case of American-made Yuengling.

The president allowed his wife Michelle to bully private company McDonald’s until it gave in and included apple slices in Happy Meals.

The left-wing flipped when Obama nominated former vice president and chief lobbyist of ag company Monsanto Michael Taylor to act as his “Food Safety Czar.”

At a $36,000 a plate fundraiser, Obama compares himself to Martin Luther King.
The monument to Martin Luther King Jr. erected under Obama was slated to be corrected after the “drum major” quote was considered to be too arrogant-sounding.

Barack Obama once said that the “Constitution is stained by the sin of slavery.”

Obama also appointed homosexual activist Kevin Jennings as his “Safe Schools Czar.” Jennings had been caught on tape discussing lewd sexual acts, and promoting books that indisputably endorsed underage sex, homosexual experimentation, and worse. Jennings was not pushed out of office until the middle of 2011.

Obama ended the military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” making it okay for servicemen to be openly gay in the military.

Obama’s popularity within the military has collapsed, according to Gallup.

The administration announced it would back gay rights abroad, including the possibility of using foreign aid as a condition to accept homosexuality into their cultures against their will. It's Obama's "accept it or starve" policy. then in 2012, President Obama signed legislation for military sexual assault law reforms.

As president, Obama has made it a public point to make his NCAA “March Madness” picks. ESPN ran a special segment on it and the NY Times even called his bracket “one of the best.”

Legendary Duke coach Mike Kryzyzewski had the following comment: “Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four, and as much as I respect what he’s doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets.”

Obama has played basketball while in office numerous occasions. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But he has also brought in a number of NBA stars to play with him.

Donald Trump said Obama should stop playing basketball and lower gas prices. Not that the two things are mutually exclusive, but rather that the man should take the economic issues more seriously.

The AP specifically debunked this meme. Quote: “On average, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more taxes than the middle class or the poor, according to private and government data. They pay at a higher rate, and as a group, they contribute a much larger share of the overall taxes collected by the federal government.”

The United States has the highest corporate taxes in the Western world. Even Democratic Ways and Means committee Chairman Charlie Wrangel proposed cutting the tax rate from 35% to 30.5%.

And Obama said at the same speech: “So was that class warfare? By the way, taxes are much lower now than they ever were when Ronald Reagan was President. I know a lot of folks have short memories, but I don’t remember Republicans accusing Ronald Reagan of being a socialist – (laughter) – or engaging in class warfare, because he thought that everybody should do their fair share.”

At the same speech, Obama also said, “”Now, this notion that folks are inherently selfish, that’s just not true. But you’ve got to ask them, right? People don’t voluntarily pay taxes.” Actually, you just disproved your own meme. People don’t voluntarily pay taxes. That shows that they are fundamentally selfish.

President Obama also compared himself to FDR. He said, “I would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR,” Obama said. “We didn’t ask for the challenges that we face, but we don’t shrink from them either.”

While giving his speech that has been called a successor to Theodore Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism,” Obama invoked Teddy to call for more regulation over the economy.

The president also invoked JFK as a justification to move the country in a “fundamentally different direction.” Not sure what kind of “fundamentally different direction” under JFK the president was referring to since JFK aggressively defended the U.S. against Soviet communism and slashed tax rates?

Of course, then Senator Obama compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, penning a piece in Time magazine called “What I see in Lincoln’s eyes.”

Obama once quoted Lincoln’s “Labor is the superior of Capital” line.

President Obama criticized George W. Bush because he “did not necessarily believe in government as an agent of change.”The president added, “I want to make government cool again.”

Obama has constantly used class warfare. One example is his framing of “kids vs. corporate jets.” It apparently didn’t strike him that kids may grow up to fly, build, or work on corporate jets.

The first time the CEOs of GM and Chrysler went to Congress looking for a bailout, they were turned away because they flew in on corporate jets.

In a prime-time speech, President Obama mentioned “corporate jets” no less than five times, and denounced a tax credit for ‘accelerated depreciation’ that could include corporate jets. Even friend of the administration Warren Buffett took offense.

President Obama’s Kansas speech became notorious for its over-the-top class warfare rhetoric.

Obama once said about a Kansas tornado, “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed.” The tornado killed 12 people.

Obama said that the economic collapse of 2008 “combined the breathtaking greed of a few with irresponsibility all across the system. And it plunged our economy and the world into a crisis from which we’re still fighting to recover.” His solution? More government power, discretion, and action.

The Obamas gave 1% to charity of $1.2 million earnings between 2000-2004, and then 5% of $2.6 million in 2005 and 2006. Mitt Romney, by comparison, gave 15% average of his multi-million dollar income in 2010 and 2011.

Former Clinton adviser Mark Penn chided Obama for his class warfare rhetoric, and goaded him to abandon it before his 2012 campaign run.

Obama once said, “”We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

President Obama once fired Inspector General Walpin without notice, allegedly for looking into corrupt ties from Americorps to the Obama administration.

The one area of the economy that Obama has stimulated while in office: guns and ammunition sales.

This is what Obama said while on the campaign trail: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Hard to take that quote out of context.

Barack Obama does not claim to be an American Citizen. When giving his a speech in Germany, Obama referred to himself as a "Citizen of the world."

In 2010, the Obama administration announced its support for a United Nations small arms treaty.

It was the same small arms treaty Hillary Clinton had supported in Mexico, just before a then little-known program called Project Gunrunner was announced by Janet Napolitano and members of the State Department and the Justice Department. Project Gunrunner was the parent program of Operation Fast and Furious. The operation infamously allowed straw purchasers to attain guns at gun shows without proper documentation and allowed them to “walk” back to Mexico.

Nearly 60% of the guns were “lost.” Dozens turned up in crime scenes in Mexico and some even in the United States. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was infamously killed by a gun that was a part of Operation Fast and Furious.

Attorney General Eric Holder was subpoenaed by Congressman Darrell Issa to testify about his knowledge of the program. Whether Holder is incompetent or a liar, President Obama has refused to hold Holder accountable.

Earlier in Obama’s administration, the attorney general refused to prosecute two members of the New Black Panther Party for an obvious case of voter intimidation. One of them was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The case was widely considered to be a “slam dunk.”

Eric Holder has been waging an aggressive campaign against state Voter ID laws, labeling their enforcement as tantamount to racism.

As investigative journalist James O’Keefe illustrated, "many states’ lax voter ID laws allow even corpses to vote" - and many dead people voted for Obama in 2008.

President Obama’s second Chief of Staff William Daley, brother to Chicago mayor Richard Daley, resigned after just a year. Daley had described the first three years of Obama’s presidency as “brutal” and “ungodly.”

When thirty-year old Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke claimed that she spent over $3,000 on birth control by the time she was a 3rd year law student, many people across the country thought she was a professional prostitute. 

President Obama found it important to call Fluke as an act of support. It turns out she was a Democrat activist.

The Obama campaign launched a fabricated “War on Women,” which alleged that Republicans are anti-women.

After Democrat National Committee operative Hilary Rosen went on CNN and said stay-at-home mom Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” Mitt Romney reversed his sizable deficit among women to a statistically significant lead.

After the mainstream media attacked Mitt Romney for taking his dog Seamus on vacation in a carrier strapped to the roof of his car, it turned out that Barack Obama once confessed to actually eating a dog. The distraction campaign was effectively neutralized.

At a meeting in South Korea, Barack Obama tells then Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” after his last election to negotiate more favorably on the Russians’ behalf on such matters as ABM defense in Europe.

President Obama called to congratulate incoming authoritarian Russian president Vladimir Putin, while Russia was the scene of many civil uprisings with hundreds of thousands protesting the presence of widespread and serious election fraud.

In May 2012, U.S. and Russian troops run joint exercises together. In Colorado.

The Obama administration in May 2012 made the unprecedented move of allowing the Chinese to avoid the bond market and gain fast track access to the Department of Treasury to buy debt bonds.

In another failed public relations ploy, the Obama campaign launched a website for an imaginary girl named “Julia,” who goes through life only by the grace of Obama’s welfare programs, and who would languish under a Mitt Romney regime. The PR stunt was widely condemned as insulting to women.

Obama now claims to advocate same-sex marriage legalization throughout the states. The gay marriage reversal announcement came after campaign funds were being withheld by bundlers, who have been cited as nearly one in six gay.

The liberal media has called Obama the “first gay president,” the “first female president,” the "first Jewish president," and the "first Asian-American president."

After the tragic shooting of young black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by local community neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, the president added fuel to the fire by making the racially charged comment, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” It turns out that there is strong evidence that Martin assaulted Zimmerman before being shot.

As an extension of the ObamaCare law that is being decided on by the Supreme Court, the administration sought to make a rule “to requires employers — even those affiliated with religions — to provide health insurance covering contraceptives under the new health care law.”

The Obama assault on Christians continues even though Catholic schools like University of Notre Dame recently sued the Obama administration over being mandated to promote activities that violate Catholic religious teachings.

ObamaCare also mandated that all insurance companies provide contraception “free of charge.” This might help prostitutes like Fluke, but this clearly violates Fifth Amendment-protected property rights (viz., “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”)

Although the president joked about legalizing weed on the Jimmie Fallon show, Penn Jillette pointed out that one in six inmates in prison are there for marijuana-related crimes, and that if Obama had been prosecuted and incarcerated for such crimes, he would not be President of the United States (let alone have attended a premiere college).

Obama once claimed to have read a story in Life magazine about young black men who bleached their skin white. So Obama “discovered” his otherness through a magazine article? In any event, archivists at the publication deny such a story exists.

When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in an interview, “It might have been an Ebony or it might have been … who knows what it was?” But archivists at Ebony searched their past articles, and none of them matched what Obama recalled.

President Obama appeared on The View and rattled off all manner of contemporary celebrity trivia. For example, he knew which Kardashian was only married 72 days, and could name an amazing three superheroes from The Avengers. He also mentioned that he watches “Mad Men” and “Homeland” on long flights, when there is time to study briefing books with ‘hours left over.’

In the backdrop of Memorial Day weekend coverage on MSNBC, where panelists debate calling our nation’s fallen soldiers a “more neutral” term than “heroes,” Obama calls drug user musicians like Bob Dylan and other cultural icons “heroes” at an award ceremony.

At the same awards ceremony, bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Obama confuses the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

He then granted a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. The DSA refers to itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

While giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, an anti-Nazi resistance hero, he offensively calls Nazi concentration camps “Polish death camps,” causing a media uproar in Poland.

After Obama caved to Moscow on hosting an ABM-defense site in Poland, famous Solidarity leader and former Polish President Lech Walesa refused to meet with President Obama.

After initially snubbing the Dalai Lama, despite the latter being a class warfare-monger who stands on behalf of “social justice,” the president finally meets the spiritual leader, before leading him out the White House back door near the trash.

Before the meeting, the president was warned by America’s big government financier China of the political fallout of meeting with the Dalai Lama.

In the middle of a meeting with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu in 2010, in which Obama was unable to exact written “concessions” from Netanyahu on Israeli settlements, the American president walked out of the meeting, leaving the president of one of our strongest allies ‘humiliated.’

As Obama once put it, “Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”

According to a Smith Research poll sponsored by the Jerusalem Post, only 24% of Israelis surveyed view President Obama as pro-Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian feud.

When a November 2009 poll was taken showing only “six to eight percent” of the Israeli public supported Barack Obama, the American Jewish Congress national director Henry Siegman essentially brands the Israeli people defective and their opposition to Obama’s ‘peace-making’ efforts “pathological.”

Obama has long-standing ties to Arab American Action Network (AAAN) vice president Ali Abuminah of Electronic Intifada. As David Horowitz’ DiscovertheNetworks points out, the website called Israel’s creation a “catastrophe.”

Abuminah had the following to say of his relationship to Barack Obama, “I knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senator — when he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time.”

While at the University of Chicago, the adjunct lecturer and future president Obama became close to PLO-connected professor Rashid Khalidi. The Obamas reportedly were frequent dinner guests of the Khalidis.

At an AAAN-sponsored event in honor of Rashid Khalidi, President Obama is said to have toasted Khalidi, who was being heralded as the heir to anti-Israeli scholar Edward Said. Other guests speaking that night included American-terrorist-turned-”respected”-professor William Ayers.

The vice president of the AAAN Ali Abuminah revealed he had a photo of himself having dinner at an earlier 1998 event with the Obamas and Edward Said.

The LA Times, which has a tape in its possession documenting the event, refuses to release the tape to become part of the public record.

In April 2009, President Obama appointed Los Angeles deputy mayor Arif Alikhan as assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security.

According to Discover the Networks, Alikhan, who once called the jihadist terror group Hezbollah a “liberation movement,” had participated in a fundraiser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama also appointed Dalia Mogahed — a pro-Sharia Muslim — as his chief adviser on Islamic affairs.

The flotilla organized in 2010 by the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) intended to block an Israeli naval blockade erected to intercept weapons smuggling was backed by Obama’s associates William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, and Code Pink leader Jodie Evans. The flotilla was forcibly dismantled by Israeli defense forces, which received live fire from the activists.

After the debacle, President Obama offered an additional $400 million in “aid” to the Palestinians, in addition to the $600 million yearly we had doled out to the Palestinian authority up to that time.

Obama bypasses Congress and gives $1.5 billion to the Muslim Brotherhood. Congress had halted military aid to Egypt until the country could be vouchsafed as respecting basic human rights.

As Obama had said earlier in regards to the economy, “Well, what we’re going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.”

As Democratic Senator Pat Leahy commented, “I believe [sending the aid] would be a mistake. The new [restrictions were] intended to put the United States squarely on the side of the Egyptian people who seek a civilian government that respects fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, and to clearly define the terms of our future relations with the Egyptian military.”

Obama the “Peace Prize President” sent U.S. ground forces to Yemen, although he suspended their mission during a period of domestic turmoil in the country. After the autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was replaced in democratic elections, the mission was reinstated.

President Obama issued a video address on behalf of well-known abortion mill Planned Parenthood, in which he stated that Mitt Romney would ‘get rid’ of federal funding for the group.

Speciously framing the matter as a “women’s health” issue, Obama had the following to say: “(W)hen some professional politicians casually say that they’ll ‘get rid of Planned Parenthood,’ don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves.”

According to an undercover operation targeting Planned Parenthood vehemently described by the left as being “discredited,” but nonetheless reported by local newscasts, donations to the organization could be earmarked as racially specific.

A subsequent operation focused on Planned Parenthood shows that donations could be made to the organization based on specific gender.

Planned Parenthood later apologized, in the process of which, they admit that there are “human rights” issues involved with carrying out abortions. Ironically, the group condemned gender bias and racial discrimination against inanimate (the opposite of living) ‘blobs of cells.’

Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization that received $487.4 million in 2011, recently ran a political attack ad against Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney.

The president launched an all-out offensive against Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, in keeping with his track record of class warfare pandering.

Meanwhile, Obama’s target audience for such attacks, his darling Occupy Movement, has racked up nearly $30 million in damage to “the public.”

As The Hill mentioned, President Obama received the most of any candidate in campaign donations from hedge funds and private equity firms in 2008.

The propaganda blitz encountered resistance, however, not only from Republicans, but from Democrats like Harold Ford Jr. and Cory Booker.

After Cory Booker received scathing “feedback” regarding his derisive comments on Obama’s attacks on private equity, he quickly backed off his criticism. (Back to the Democrat plantation for you, Mayor Booker.)

The President lambasted Romney for helping to force the Bain-owned company Ampad to make severe layoffs before going out of business, while Romney was no longer with Bain capital.

Someone who was an executive at Bain capital at the time of the Ampad layoffs: top Obama bundler Jonathan Lavine, also a co-owner of the Boston Celtics.

Although President Obama has focused on Romney’s track record of investing private equity while at Bain, writer Marc Thiessen has drawn attention to Obama’s miserable track record “investing” “public equity.”

An online list bragging about Obama’s “accomplishments” cites that he was “successful” passing 96.7% of all bills his first year in office. Essentially, one of his accomplishments is having a rubber-stamp Congress that passed a slew of new laws and regulations.

In the first three years of the Obama administration, the government imposed nearly four times the major regulations (those imposing a burden of $100 million or more to implement) on the American public than the first three years of the Bush administration.

Those regulations have been estimated to impose a regulatory burden of nearly six times the equivalent period of the Bush administration.

As a Heritage Foundation analysis shows, the administration passed 32 major regulations since that time, imposing a one-time fee of $6.6 billion on taxpayers, and an additional $10 billion annually.

The best the list lauding Obama’s “fiscal responsibility” accomplishments could come up with was the formation of more government commissions and the appointment of more bureaucrats to office. (Needless to say, these actions cannot be shown to have had any real effect in practice.)

The list did cite the slashing of defense by $43 billion, leaving $662 billion to fund the same military whose responsibilities Obama has expanded.

The president also planned to cut our troop levels by a half-million.

The Chinese army is the world’s largest at approximately 2.8 million strong. As of January 2012, the total manpower of the U.S. armed forces was 1.45 million. This would thus be a cut of nearly 33%.

By 2020, the interest payments on the national debt will be larger than the U.S. military budget.

These interest payments are slated to comprise about one-fifth of the federal budget.

As author Mark Steyn points out, the interest on the national debt will directly finance the entire Chinese army by 2015.

Admiral Mike Mullen said in September 2011 that debt is the biggest threat to national security.

Although one needs to know the background and context of the infamous DHS “right-wing extremist” memo to appreciate its significance, it nonetheless slurs conservatives, patriots, and veterans as potential terrorists without any serious attempt at specificity or context in the broader “war on terror.”

By the time of the Occupy protests on May Day 2012, the fizzling “movement” had led to over 5,000 arrests and had caused nearly $30 million in damages. The numerous, widespread, and robust tea party rallies themselves have been cited as responsible for exactly zero arrests.

While millions of Americans organized “Patriot Day” to memorialize the dead of the September 11th attacks, the Obama campaign arm Organizing for America remarked the following in an email dispatch:

“All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”

President Obama’s selected vice president Joe Biden once alluded to tea party Republicans as being like terrorists. “They have acted like terrorists,” he said.

Although the world’s pre-eminent superpower spends the most on defense overall in total capital, it ranks tenth in the world in this category as a percentage of GDP at 4.7%.

The U.S.’ projected defense spending as a percentage of GDP is slated to be 3.0% in 2019. The historic average in this country is 5.3%.

The U.S. is already estimated to spend 23.4% of GDP on net social expenditures.

This ranks it in this category at #11 in the world, just behind the Netherlands. The highest in the world is Sweden at 30.6% of GDP.

As a percentage of the federal budget, healthcare costs alone are projected to be up in FY2012 to 24%, surpassing defense spending at 23%.

An insurance executive testified to Congress that Obamacare mandates have bent the cost curve up and not down, increasing costs for clients by between 2% and 3% on average.

The federal budget projection for FY 2013 shows the percentages combined of healthcare, pensions, and welfare to be 58% of the slated $3.7 trillion in spending. (See the USA Today article showing real government spending dwarfs official figures.)

Real median household income is down $4,300 since President Obama took office. $2,900 of this decline occurred during the so called “recovery” since January 2009.

Although Obama blamed the middle class decline of the last decade on his predecessor, real media household income went down only $2,000 under President Bush.

According to Bloomberg, 95% of net jobs lost during the recession were middle-skilled jobs.

In addition, 3.2 million fewer Americans hold office and sales jobs now than 5 years ago.

There are 1.2 million fewer jobs in transportation than five years ago.

Unemployment has been officially above 8% for a record-breaking 39 straight months. And now that it has fallen to 7.4%, people are asking if he is cooking the books to get re-elected. The people don't trust him.

As pointed out above, the president passed nearly all of the initiatives he desired in his first two years in office.

Obama was not worried about job creation, he was worried about his "signature legislative acheivement" as president: ObamaCare.

The 2010 mid-term elections, which were a referendum on the president’s policies, were abysmal for the Democrat Party at every level. The Republicans picked up a whopping 63 seats in the House, 5 in the Senate, and 6 governorships. The losses were the most for either major party since 1938.

Many are going to try to make 2012 a sequel of the beating that the Democrats got in 2010. Obama needs to be out of the White House, and the Senate needs to be in Republican control to get America back in the business of doing business and putting people back to work.

Because of his policies, Barack Obama will go down in history as being the most power hungry, business unfriendly, regulation imposing, economy stifling president of all time. He has tried to ruin the nation by holding us hostage while he and his ilk have tried to impose their socialist ideology on America. 

No, it hasn't worked, and now he and his comrade pals need to go. He needs to join the ranks of the unemployed. 



1 comment:

  1. //So if the gates of ijtihad, or further enlightenment, had closed in Islam in the tenth century, how could such a religion lead to Enlightenment and Renaissance in Europe from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries?//

    The gates of ijtihad never closed:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/20753339/Gates-of-Ijtihad

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