Barack Obama has failed miserably.

I Know Whose Ass To Kick

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After just a year and a half, it is virtually impossible by any measure to see the regime of Barack Obama as anything other than a failure. Elected on lofty rhetoric espousing the nebulous agenda of change, hope, prosperity and unity, his first, only, and hopefully truncated term in office has turned into a cold, clammy, national nightmare.

On transparency: Failure. His promises of transparency would be pretty comical if his collection, misuse and withholding of information wasn’t so dangerous. Threatening to sue media organizations for negative campaign reporting, soliciting snitches to report on health care opponents, attacking those in the press corps for asking tough questions and claiming Fox isn’t news are but a few examples of his attitude towards information. If that wasn’t enough, he has told both high school and college graduates that information can be dangerous. Not the way it is used or misused, but the information itself.

On the economy: Utter, abject failure. The results of Obama’s multiple efforts at “stimulating” the economy through redistributing wealth, instead of increasing it have been dismal at best. Unemployment has barely budged, consumer confidence sucks and thousands more layoffs are on the horizon with the end of the census, the evaporation of stinkulus cash and changes to capital gains taxes in 2011. At a frightening 90 percent of GDP, the sum of our entire economic output is now comprised almost entirely of government debt, the lion’s share of which was incurred in just the last year and a half. The only way out of the hole is drastically higher taxes which Obama will likely enact beginning in 2011 under the political cover of his deficit-reduction committee.

On health care: Failure. I don’t care how many people will gain health insurance under Obama’s health care plan. That isn’t the proper measure of success. At what cost? If it bankrupts the country, hurts scientific research, results in doctor shortages or less quality care and if the entire country has to shoulder the economic burden of deals that were concocted against their will, behind locked doors, using bribes, trickery, arm-twisting and disinformation, then it is a failure. Period.

On national security: Failure. American blood has been spilled on American soil multiple times under Barack Obama already. There have been several attacks and multiple failures of intelligence that were near-misses that could have been disastrous had it not been for faulty devices or inexperience. Every effort Obama has made to, as he said in his inaugural address, “reach out our hand, if you will unclench your fist” has been met with scorn, recalcitrance or outright hostility. The world is a much more dangerous place as a result of Obama’s lack of leadership.

On foreign policy: Failure. Bowing to dictators and foreign heads of state was an enormous mistake. It did not command respect, rather screamed weakness. Sensing this weakness, North Korean tantrums have increased, culminating recently in the sinking of a South Korean vessel which killed 46 amid continued vows of all-out war in response to international punishment.

Despite his past claims that Israel had no better friend, Obama has turned his back on the Israelis. Who can forget his ill-mannered snub at Benjamin Netanyahu a few months ago? How about Turkey? Turkey has not been a reliable ally for many years and should be thrown out of NATO altogether. They supplied thugs for the flotilla that ran the Israeli blockade. Along with Brazil, they were the only two council members to vote against a UN Security Council resolution penalizing Iran, yet, Barack Obama rewarded this intransigence with verbal assurances that he backed UN inquiry into Israel’s blockade, setting a dangerous precedent which may open the door to future UN inquiries of US anti-piracy efforts.

And, taking the side of a foreign country over your own citizens such as he did with Mexican illegal aliens is High Treason.

On the BP Oil Spill: Continuing Disaster. Unlike Mr.Obama, who blames his predecessor for every woe, I do not hold him responsible for the actual spill. But, the buck stops with him, it did occur on his watch, his federal agencies had approved BP’s disaster response plans and his Minerals Management Service was far too engrossed in watching porn to be concerned about BP’s safety shortcomings. Obama campaigned for two years to earn that responsibility, so I do fault his excruciatingly slow, inexplicably aloof response and his failure to fully engage every last resource, including the US Navy. I also fault his politics. After being less than attentive for two months, he now gave BP an unattainable weekend deadline to stop the oil, just ahead of a big Tuesday address, where undoubtedly, with fistfuls of your tax dollars and legislation in-hand it will be BO to the rescue. Obama’s Waterloo may not be forthcoming just yet, but his Katrina will be here for a very long time.

The true measure of a US president’s success is not how how many of his pie-in-the-sky promises have been kept, nor how he is perceived by 2009 Pulitzer-Prize-winning Politifact.com. It isn’t how many of his socialist legislative priorities have been enacted, but how those policies affect the lives of the people who entrusted him to represent them. It is how he has upheld his oath of office, respected the US Constitution, promoted US exceptionalism, energized our free markets, represented the majority, defended our freedoms and ensured our security. And, on that score, Barack Obama has failed miserably. It’s his # that needs to be kicked, right out of the White House.


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Jayme Evans -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Jayme Evans is a veteran of the United States Navy, military analyst, conservative columnist and an advocate and voice for disabled and other veterans. He has served for many years as a Subject Matter Expert in systems software testing, and currently serves as a technical lead in that capacity. He has extensively studied amateur astronomy and metallurgy, as well as military and US history.

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