Obama: The Arrogance of Failure

Obama: The Arrogance of Failure

President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn’t even been sworn in and is a human piñata for the snowflake right and the radical left.

The moving vans are at the White House, wrapping up the last days of the Obama Administration. They will leave behind for posterity the most destructive, divisive and failed presidency of the modern era.

Outside of the fact that he used the personal pronoun “I” more than any other president in history, there is simply not a single positive accomplishment to be cataloged, unless you count what the man broke.

By now the factual recitation of the disaster that is his legacy is as obvious as it is boring. Yet, the President is busy traveling and touting what a success he has been; and this Friday he will give the nation his version of fake news in a nationally televised farewell lecture.

Sorry Mr. President, you are to “success” what an arsonist is to fire prevention.  

The economy is marooned in the doldrums. Personal incomes and home ownership have cratered. 95 million Americans of working age are not participating in the workforce and minority unemployment is staggering. Part-time work has become the new normal. Mr. Obama leaves office as the first president in history to have never had above 3% growth in any quarter of his two terms.

More Americans are in poverty, especially children, than ever before. Food stamps and Medicaid use are at all-time highs. Obamacare is imploding, with massive increases in insurance premiums coupled to monstrous deductibles. The nation’s borders are deliberately wide open, and refugees are dropped off in counties across the nation in the dead of night.

It is a mess, and this doesn’t even count the accelerated cultural collapse that Mr. Obama has eagerly advanced.      

Overseas, the world is on fire. Abrupt departures from Iraq and Afghanistan have provided what little reason radical Islamists need to start killing people. We’ve had resets and redlines, and all they have accomplished is to inflame the worst actors to be worse. Iran promises to bury us or Israel, or both. North Korea seeks a long-range missile. From Russia, Egypt, and China and beyond, there is hardly a relationship that is not worse than before.

Rarely mentioned by the President are the world’s persecuted Christians, 90,000 of whom were martyrs in 2016, according to a new Italian study. Yet he warns us against Islamophobia at every new murderous event.  

There is no question the world is a much more dangerous place. Weakness has consequences.

However, in its failure, the Obama era does present the nation with some excellent lessons for future voters to keep in mind; here are two.

Lesson one: The American experiment in self-government only works when its citizens pay attention to what potential politicians have said and done and demand the media does as well. History matters.

Many of us, this writer included, began reporting about Mr. Obama long before he won the nomination in 2008. Even a casual examination of his two books, speeches, and background (largely ignored by the corporate media) revealed that Barack Obama was an ultra-leftist. Perhaps he could be nothing more.

Born to two radical parents, his father was a self-described Marxist from a Muslim family (he was actually kicked out of the Kenyan government for being too radical). Young Barack spent four years in Indonesia with his step-father, under the predominant influence of Islam. Returning to Hawaii at age 10, Mr. Obama was mentored in his teen years by the well-known communist writer and pornographer, Frank Marshall Davis, whom he mentions frequently in his autobiography as “Frank.”

We actually know next to nothing about Mr. Obama’s college years, travels or finances since the President’s records are sealed and he has spent millions of dollars in legal fees to keep them sealed. But the most illustrative “tells” about the future President’s beliefs are his years in Chicago, spent with radicals and America haters.

He had an extensive and well-documented friendship with the unrepentant domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, among other radicals. Ayers lead a violent faction of the Weather Underground in the 1960’s, “an American Red Army” in his words. Both Ayers and his wife still openly express their “hatred for America,” and Ayers remains influential in the national education policy.

In addition, Mr. Obama spent 20 years sitting in the now infamous Jeremiah A. Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Wright is a virulent anti-Semite, self-proclaimed America hater, and proponent of black liberation theology, as well as an apologist for the racist Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Lesson two: Over the course of campaigns, politicians always tell us who they are; their egos demand it.

Mr. Obama told the country who he was and that he intended to “transform” America, meaning replacing traditional American values and norms. He told us he would bankrupt the coal industry, block petroleum production and change how we live where possible. Mr. Obama talked about the “bitter clingers, who hang on to their guns and bibles,” and about the need to reduce the American footprint abroad and the military.

He made a dizzying number of mind-deadening speeches filled with gibberish like “we are who we’ve been waiting for,” and made it clear that he was the cure to what ailed race relations in the country.

All of this is nonsense, of course. Mr. Obama had no intention of uniting – radicals must divide so that they can put the pieces of society back together like they want. Hence, race relations are worse now than any time in recent memory.

Friday’s address will be heavy on self-praise, congratulations and his unchallenged list of accomplishments. In truth, President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office, and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn’t even been sworn in and is a human piñata for the squishy right and the radical left.  Go figure.

 

Photo Credit: Obama’s last press conference; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America

 

 

 

 

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  • RubyTwoThree

    barry will never realize, or own, he was the worst, he is a legend in his own mind. Personally I feel like 8 years of my life has been robbed. It is a shame the first Black POTUS has been such a loser, too bad he couldn’t have been a good president, or at least marginally good, but he is pure evil w/his hatred of this country. I am not sure we will ever recover from his damage.

    • SD

      So terrible. Financial markets are fixed. Jobs are back. The world stopped laughing at us( until now). Guns are safe. Personal liberties are safe. Yep. These 8 years were the worst. Oh wait, you are saying they were bad because you had to accept a black guy as being better than you ?

      • just a wild & crazy RINO
      • RubyTwoThree

        I have never murdered anyone or destroyed a country, so yeah, I am better than barry.

        • SD

          Who did Obama murder?

          • Rocinante

            Benghazi.

            Go down the drone target list.

            Benghazi.

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            You keep talking about Benghazi, when 3000 people died during the Bush 43′ disaster. And then, let us not forget about the needless invasion of Iraq, and the destabilization of the entire middle-east, and the troops we lost with that fiasco

            Republican presidents like Bush 43′ breed the presidents like Obama. Republican governors like McDonnell breed governors like McAulliffe.

            Let’s see what Trump breeds.

          • Rocinante

            True, but only one man could have prevented Benghazi and he chose not to — it lies on his head.

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            Just as 911 lies on Bush 43’s head.

          • Rocinante

            No, not quite. Read up on the intelligence wall by that nice lady on the 9-11 commission.

          • Warmac9999

            You need to do a bit of reading. It is well established that Bill Clinton had multiple opportunities to kill bin Laden. In addition, his administration handcuffed the CIA field operatives because he feared what they might find (Gorelick). And thanks to all of that, 9/11 happened and Bush had to do something with the information he had as damaged as it was.

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            You need to do a bit of reading. Bush 43′ had a chance to get Bin Laden and blew it. If you want to be honest about it, Obama got Bin Laden.

          • Warmac9999

            You completely miss the point. Clinton had the knowledge and opportunity before 9/11. Bush 43 had the opportunity after 9/11. The Bush CIA was still trying to undo the Clinton damage when 9/11 happened. By the way, all of this is well documented in the open source news.

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            You completely miss my point. No matter if it be Clinton, Bush, or Obama, the day one sworn in, that person is to be held accountable for protecting this country. That is the number one priority of government. Bush 43′ failed America.

          • Warmac9999

            I have heard that argument many times. It is the Captain of the Ship argument. However, when your predecessor utterly damages the ship, then you are spending a lot of time not only putting out fires but finding them.

          • Raymond Carter

            Look what Nobama, Reid and Pelosi have bred!
            And ain’t it great.

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            Yep, and watch the pendulum swing back to D.

            Back and forth we go.

          • RubyTwoThree

            Ever heard of the Benghazi four?

          • SD

            100% responsible for Syria — so the Syrians and others there don’t have free will? Why do you never blame the ones who are actually the bad guys? Stop giving the terrorist a pass.

          • RubyTwoThree

            Go do some homework.

        • Warmac9999

          People like SD come from a welfare state perspective. They do not understand how globalism has damaged the USA either. They see the Trump pre-president accomplishments in jobs and businesses as silly – but the working and tax paying middle class understand.

          There is no reasoning with them because in the end it is alway anyone who disagrees with them is deplorable (which is now the catch phrase for all their racism attacks).

          • RubyTwoThree

            Yup. Headline readers, but what they do need to learn is the racism card is done. It is no longer an effective tool, people are tired of it. Call me a racist all you want, I don’t care.

      • Rocinante

        Stop with the Racism.

        Financial markets are fixed, you got that one right.

        • SD

          the truth hurts – now you got your golden(shower) boy to represent you instead of the black guy – and the rest of us are still laughing

          • Warmac9999

            In the end, you always have to resort to screams of racism. It suffices when you can’t argue logically or factually.

          • Rocinante

            Now why are you spraying that fake news?

          • Raymond Carter

            See how much you’re laughing when the SC nominee gets named A-hole.

  • SD

    A federal week in review, 7 January 2017:
    1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
    2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee’s salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
    3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump’s first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.
    4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
    5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
    6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
    7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.
    8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department–for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don’t like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.

    So excited for the new regime

    • Rocinante

      Me too!

    • Jeanine Martin

      God is good!

    • Warmac9999

      Apparently, you think this is bad. I see it as sanity after 8 years of stupidity.

      • SD

        an economic professor used to say there is no good or bad – what is good for one is bad for another. This change is very good for my ability to make fun of you all

        • Warmac9999

          I suggest said professor try crossing a bridge over the grand canyon built by 4 year olds rather than engineers. I suspect he will quickly understand that there is good and bad, and that everything is not relative.

          By the way, if there is no good or bad, then please explain to me how mankind has reached this level of advancement without discriminating between good and bad.

        • Rocinante

          Figures an economics professor.

  • Can’t wait for Trump to swear-in

    • Warmac9999

      It is amazing what he has accomplished and he isn’t even president yet. He turned obama into the fool that he is within a month.

  • Johnny J.

    As Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the head racists of this country, Barack and Michelle Obama are to become the head racists of the world.

  • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

    Mike, you are nothing but a liar. Plain and simple. Just like you supported a liar for president. Oh, and I believe I did the right thing with my write in vote. I wasn’t about to support either piece of trash for even dog catcher.

    But dude, you are one evil person. I despise both party’s. But I ain’t playing your BS game.

    • Rocinante

      Mike you are a good man and a fine Republican, you are an inspiration to us all.

  • just a wild & crazy RINO

    Science magazine has published a “scientific” policy paper by the noted climate scientist Barack Hussein Obama or Barry Soetoro {whatever his real name is).. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a0a5e6604755cad1c45ea55ee5c13836e546f4f9079c614280553131c014240.png

  • Rocinante

    Nailed it!

  • just a wild & crazy RINO
  • just a wild & crazy RINO

    Always interesting to hear the truth from Dr. Michael Scheuer, although it can be a bit discouraging at times..

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