kombat wrote:Who gives a crap what he accomplished as an obscure state senator? We're 3 years into a presidency - why are we talking about what he did (or didn't do) half a decade ago? Do you honestly think anybody cares more about what he did as a senator than all the things he's accomplished as president?
So let’s talk about more important issues shall we?
President Obama has loaded up every child in this nation with more debt than any President in history. The U.S. debt has increased over $5 trillion incurred in his three and half years. That puts U.S. total debt over 14 trillion dollars and counting. This is nearly triple what it was when President Obama took office.
With his policies and the threat of more such policy, he has destroyed more wealth than any human being in history, which is always what happens when you set out to redistribute wealth: you end up destroying it. Federal spending, the budget deficit, and national debt are now at highest level as a percentage of GDP since WWII. 46 million Americans now living in poverty, the most since the Census Bureau began keeping records in 1959.
3. Clean Energy:
President Obama’s record shows failed investments in green energy projects. Solyndra, Beacon Power, and more recently Ener1 all have gone bankrupt costing over $600 million in tax payers money. At best President Obama has been naïve about solar, wind and electric cars.
4. U.S. Credit:
Under his presidency the U.S.'s credit rating was downgraded – a first in the history of the U.S.
5. Pro-Class Warfare:
He has divided America along racial lines in destructive ways. He has pitted the rich against the poor. He has actively pursued the race issue across America.
6. Embarrassment Internationally:
He has traveled the world making apologies for America instead of defending its timeless and treasured ideals of freedom and peace for all nations of good will. Here’s a sample…
A) Apology to France and Europe ("America Has Shown Arrogance") Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.
B) Apology to the Muslim World ("We Have Not Been Perfect") President Obama, interview with Al Arabiya, January 27, 2009.
C) Apology to the Summit of the Americas ("At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Terms") President Obama, address to the Summit of the Americas opening ceremony, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 17, 2009.
D) Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders ("Some Restoration of America's Standing in the World") News conference by President Obama, ExCel Center, London, United Kingdom, April 2, 2009
E) Apology for the War on Terror ("We Went off Course") President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.
F) Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas ("The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors") Opinion editorial by President Obama: "Choosing a Better Future in the Americas," April 16, 2009.
7. Embarrassment as a Leader of the Free World:
He has said there is nothing exceptional about America, something no other president has ever said and something which alone suggests he is a historically poor president.
He has not met with his Jobs Council for over 6 months. We have had forty (40)
consecutive months with unemployment over 8 percent. African Americans haven’t really fared that well either – in July the report was 14.6% unemployment for African Americans. Reverends Sharpton and Jackson would be going crazy in places like Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia if this had been a Hispanic or Caucasian President.
9. Small Business:
The President attacked small business owners recently. “If you’ve got a business. You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” I mean seriously big government gets the credit for America’s success? That is laughable. Here’s something interesting I found:
What some people don’t know is that Obama actually lifted this from former Mass. senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Obama was trying to say that businesses only succeed because government built the infrastructure first or that businesses succeed because the government allowed you to have a business.First
of all the only way for government can build infrastructure is to collect taxes from people who work in and run businesses. So really he has it backwards, government can only succeed by leaching off of businesses. Secondly
there are many businesses that succeeded with no government assistance. Thirdly
he is saying that you can’t succeed just because you worked hard or because you’re just smart. The most successful people out there are more often than not the hardest working and smartest out there. This is just more class warfare [hog wash].http://talkstraight.tumblr.com/post/274 ... build-that
Largest number of Americans on government assistance in history. A record number of Americans now rely on food stamps – 47 million people. That is one out of 7 Americans. This means a 70% increase since 2007. From the U.S. SS website:
By 2033, there will be almost twice as many older Americans as today -- from 43.4 million today to 75.7 million. There are currently 2.8 workers for each Social Security beneficiary. By 2033, there will be 2.1 workers for each beneficiary.
kombat wrote:He's [Obama] ended two wars.
The unity government in Iraq composed of Shiites, the Sunnis, and the Kurds is falling apart. History will tell if we left Iraq too soon. This is especially true in regards to protecting our allies the Kurds. Afghanistan:
There are still over 65,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Further- Social Issues:
A) I dislike that Obama is anti-Israel.
B) I dislike that Obama ignores the national day of prayer, but hosts Muslims at the White House.
C) I dislike that Obama favors taking the life of the unborn.
D) I dislike that Obama promised transparency and has been very secretive on many issues. “Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.” Examples of lack of transparency - Gulf of Mexico, Food and Drug Administration, Requests Made for Public School Records, and the more recent Intelligence leak. He's even gone as far as to persecute whistle blowers and alleged leakers.