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Has Obama Actually Accomplished Anything Positive in 5 Years?

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.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

26 Responses to “Has Obama Actually Accomplished Anything Positive in 5 Years?”

  1. acethepug says:

    What has Obama done right? Well, if you have the agenda Obama has, you’ve done a LOT right.

    Crippled healthcare and liberally greased the skids towards the single-payer system he really wanted? Check.

    Set race-relations back 50 years or more? Check.

    Expanded or continued all the policies he and the Left claimed they hated under Bush? Check.

    Living like a King, in charge of everything but responsible for nothing? Check.

    Gotten the media to cast aside even the wispy fig-leaf of “objectivity” they had so they could become the Obama Praetorian Guard? Check.

    No, Obama has accomplished a lot. It was just bad for the country and its citizenry.

    Thanks for posting!

    • Tom White says:

      And there are a lot of people in this country that think he is doing a great job fixing the problems. That probably scares me more than Obama.
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      • ZZMike says:

        That’s because he never lets himself be attached to anything that goes wrong. He’s always campaigning, making the low-information voters think he’s working real hard to Fix Things, and if only the recalcitrant GOP would stand aside and go along with his eminently reasonable proposals, everything would be just peachy.

        We used to call Reagan the “teflon President”. Obama Rex makes Reagan look like the Tar Baby.

    • ZZMike says:

      Let’s not forget leaving the Middle East in chaos. And leaving our only ally over there – Israel – behind.

  2. Elmer Brown says:

    Compared to July 2008…………………..
    U.S. Debt UP $8 Trillion
    You Owe Up $29,000
    Unemployment UP 3%
    BlK Unemploy. UP 9%
    IRS Targets UP 500%
    Homo Marriage UP 14 States
    Food Stamps UP 20 million
    Gas UP $2/gallon
    Poverty UP 14%
    Islamic Mosques UP 400%
    Pres. Vacations UP 70%

  3. Jon says:

    In response to Tom White’s comment: I agree. The thing that’s even more frightening than the Americans that think he’s accomplished so much, is the fact that these same people probably have no idea of what they believe he’s done. Almost all Obama supporters are in the dark as to why they really support him and his regime. They are some of the most uninformed people in this U.S. All they know is all their friends and all their favorite news outlets tell them everything is OK and that’s good enough for them. Scary… Very scary…

  4. Christian Right Wingnut says:

    Tom. you are an idiot. Can’t see beyond your own nose.

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