My Mom always told me “if you can’t say something nice about someone it is best to say nothing”.
Well, she passed away in 2001 when George W. Bush was still a shiny new president.
Her circle of accumulated wisdom did not encompass the Barack Obama. And I suspect that she would have added “except for Obama” as a modifier at the end of her advice. Yet still, I sit here trying to think of something positive that Barack Obama has done for the Nation he has been elected to lead. Twice.
I am sure I can enumerate a substantial list of things Obama has done for himself with our money. And perhaps a few of his supporters that have been the benefactors of his largess with our national bank account, but is anything really better for us as a nation?
And has this man ever made a personal sacrifice for the benefit of others? Ever?
Even Jimmy Carter did some good things while claiming the title of most inept president ever. (Note – to qualify as “most inept” you must have completed your tour as president. Obama is still in the running with just over 3 years to go.)
Carter may have been a poor leader, but most people think his heart was in the right place. He had very little ego and a lot of teeth. His wife on the other hand…
But what has the first African-American president done other than look black?
The economy was in the tank when he took over. That I will give him.
But the economy has not really improved. The stock market is doing well, but the Federal Reserve is pumping so much money in there that is, at some point, going to bite us in the arse. And hard. The “Quantitative Easing” has done nothing more than artificially stimulated the markets. Even the mention of slowing the free money sends the “street” into a selling frenzy.
And while the unemployment rate has dropped to “only” 7.5%, we now have fewer people actually working than in 1971. And they stop counting those that have given up.
And it is very unfortunate that the number of part time workers has continued to rise as fewer and fewer employers can afford the government mandates that Obama has forced upon them for full time employees. ObamaCare is one of the leading reasons that employment is paralyzed. When a company grows to 50 employees, the health care requirements are so expensive that it will no longer make economic sense to grow your company beyond 49 employees. Adding that 50th position will suck much needed cash from a companies bottom line and the cost benefit analysis will prohibit growth.
And even worse, companies just a bit over the 50 person limit are even now cutting back on workers and cutting existing worker’s hours to avoid the expensive health care requirements of ObamaCare.
And the Obama response is to delay the mandate until after the mid term elections.
And in California, United Healthcare followed Aetna and pulled out of the California market:
SACRAMENTO, July 2, 2013 – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today expressed concern about the negative impact on consumers as a second health insurer – United Healthcare — announced its exit from California’s individual market.
“United Healthcare’s decision to exit the California individual health insurance market is bad news for consumers,” said Commissioner Jones. “While both United Healthcare and Aetna have a very small share of California’s individual health insurance market, their departure means less choice, less competition, and more market consolidation by the remaining big three health insurers – Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, and Kaiser – which means an increased likelihood of even higher prices from those health insurers downstream.”
And Liberals see ObamaCare as the crowning jewel in the Obama presidency. I just don’t get that.
And we have the IRS targeting Conservative and TEA Party groups, public employees taking the 5th amendment (and keeping their jobs – or at least their pay).
And the revelations by Edward Snowden that Obama and the NSA are recording and watching everything we do, say and perhaps even what we think.
Race relations are at an all time low, immigration is seen as a new pool of Democratic voters to allow the incompetency to continue indefinitely.
And it seems every thing Obama touches in the Middle East takes a turn for the worse. He helps the “freedom fighters” in Libya and they turn around and thank us by killing an American Ambassador and his security team. And things in Egypt aren’t exactly going according to plan either. And Obama offers them the same kind of “Democracy” we practice in America. Is it any wonder they reject American ways?
And for those who believe it is unacceptable to kill so many of our children by abortion, the Obama crazed pro-abortion junkies have taken to chanting meaningful chants like “F__k the Church”. Stay classy Libs.
The only accomplishment we can all agree on was the killing of Osama bin Laden. Only the brave men of Seal Team 6 actually did that while Barack hid in a bunker looking like a frightened little boy. And at the end of the day, Obama’s bragging and need to thump his chest caused the death of several of the members of the Seal Team that actually did the hard work. I would say the loss of the Seals more than wipes out any claim to glory Obama might have for the death of bin Laden.
So I got nothing. Zip. Nada.
That is truly sad. Nothing to say for 5 years.
And as long as the media continues to be the lapdog for this president and fail to provide the checks and balances role that the founders intended the media to play, I doubt much will change in Barack’s job performance. If he is not held accountable, there is no reason to try.