|By Jesse Merkel|
1. Closing Guantanamo? Eh, not so much.
President Obama came into office championing the closing of Guantanamo Bay, claiming that it was giving America a bad name and recruiting terrorists around the world. Guess he just forgot.
2. Welfare Reform? Who cares!
This past week, President Obama broke the back of the amazingly successful 1996 welfare reform legislation signed into law by Bill Clinton, specifically the part that demands that people still look for work while collecting benefits. Now people can sit on the doles for as long as they like.
3. Hey, Big Spender!
Despite trying to add some of his spending into Bush 43’s column, Obama has done little to dispell the myth that when it comes to spending, Democrats are really, really good at it!
4. Who pays for all this big spendingit?
You do, the U.S. Taxpayer.
5. He’s putting Bush to shame when it comes to borrowing.
China and Japan are the two biggest holders of U.S. foreign debt. Lord help us if they ever decide to cash in. Why does this count against Obama? Well, under his watch, it's only grown increasingly worse.
6. Your’re Individual Share?
The average individual’s share of U.S. National Debt? $50,710.90, and growing. That means you too, millennials!
7. Remember that whole 'Obamacare will cost under a trillion dollars' thing?
Well, actually, it’s now expected to cost over $2.6 trillion dollars, and it hasn’t even gone into effect yet. It’s OKokay, we all know that entitlements have never increased in cost in this country.
8. Fast And Furious
The good news? We’re not talking about yet another awful Vin Diesel flick. The bad news? We’re talking about a federal program that allowed guns to be taken back to Mexico by drug lords, which got so out of control it resulted in the deaths of two American agents and hundreds of Mexicans.
9. Executive Privilege
When Ccongress demanded Attorney General Eric Holder hand over all documentation related to Operation Fast and Furious, Obama invoked Executive Privilege, ensuring that the records will not be shown to anyone.
10. TOTUS (Teleprompter oOf tThe United States)
It would be nice to get rid of that stupid teleprompter, wouldn’t it?
11. Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, Father Pfleger and Reverend Jeremiah Wright
Before rising to the national stage, Barack Obama hung out with some characters that really don’t seem to like American very much. Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dorn, were former members of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist organization. It only gets worse from there.
12. You Didn’t Build That!
This past week, President Obama reprimanded business creators, telling them that they didn’t create their business because they were smart or worked hard. Someone else "‘did it for them."' Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg, and Papa John might disagree, but I digress. (Mitt Romney's response was classic. Go watch!)
13. Grin and Beer it.
The president came really close to the stupidest publicity stunt of all time with his famous "‘Beer Summit."’
14. All Bills Should Be Online For Public View For 5 Days Before Being Voted Upon.
that hasn’t happened much, has it?
15. War on Prescription Drugs??
Obama was a champion of allowing cheaper imported prescription drugs. Oh well. Guess it’s easier to just attack domestic drug companies while doing them favors at the same time.
16. Screw You, Soldiers
Obama has said he will veto any bill that does not hike the health carehealthcare fees paid by U.S. service members. How disgusting.
17. Going’ Gray Quick.
Romney may be doing the "'Just For Men"' thing, but wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who looks like a Matinee Idol again in the White House, like Reagan?
18. Come on in, illegals!
19. The Great Unifier?
Remember when President Obama rode in on a white Unicorn, promising to unify a deeply divided country? Yeah, that was a good one!
20. Do Unto Others …
President Obama said in 2008: “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” Sounds nice and pretty, right?
Now, think about the way he’s been attacking Mitt Romney lately … Hmm … It’s okayOK, he probably just forgot.
21. Why Insult Enemies When You Can Insult Allies?
Early into his term, President Obama returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the Brits. It was a gift to the White House after the September 11th attacks.
22. Hot Mic!
It’s nice to know the President can be discreet, especially when talking to shady characters like President Vladimir Putin, lackey, Dmitri Medvedev.
23. Crony Capitalism, Anyone?
Obama used to campaign against crony capitalism. Thank Ggod he made sure to allow his buddies at General Motors to pay no taxes! Oh, where are those "'occupiers"' when you need them?
24. So Long, Solyndra!
Your tax dollars went to the Edsel of solar panel companies.
25. Obamacare For All, Unless You’re on The Cool List!
Obamacare is so incredible, that the administration couldn’t wait to dole out over 1,200 waivers to companies and unions who wanted to get out of it.
26. Libya, Libya, Libya …
Obama promised the doves in the nation he’d put an end to wars. After lengthening the current conflicts, he sent "‘military assistance"’ to the rebels in Libya, without going to Ccongress beforehand. Even trigger-happy President Bush went to Ccongress to get a resolution before going into Iraq.
27. Trump This!
You really want to listen to The Donald go off about Obama for another four years?
28. Imagine a Speech That Doesn’t Have The Words ‘I,’ ‘Me’ or ‘Myself’ 200 Times…
I know you have to be a little cocky to be in politics, but good lord!!
29. Buyoffs, Payoffs and Favors, Oh My!
The "Louisiana Purchase" and the "'Cornhusker Kickback"' were some of the biggest political favors handed out in recent years. Without them, he never would have been able to buy enough votes to jam through his precious health care law at midnight on a Sunday.
30. No More Alfred E. Neumann Impressions!
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