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The Presidentís Abysmal Record
Commentary ^ | 04.05.2012 | John Steele Gordon

Posted on 04/07/2012 4:31:32 PM PDT by neverdem

Is this the week the Obama administration’s remarkable incompetence begins to be the narrative? If so, he’s toast.

The president’s astonishing, not to mention indefensible, lecture to the Supreme Court this week, in which he turned 200 years of American constitutional history on its head, has been the talk of the blogosphere. But it’s not just the fact that he pretends to have not heard of Marbury v. Madison, it’s the anger behind his remarks that he is having trouble concealing. Even his old professor at Harvard felt he had to weigh in.

It is not hard to see why he might be angry. His single major domestic accomplishment, Obamacare, is in mortal peril in the Supreme Court. InTrade has the chances of its being overturned at 63.8 percent this morning. And it remains deeply unpopular with the public at large. His other domestic efforts have been largely a bust. The stimulus did not produce the promised economic boost and recovery from the recession remains stubbornly slow and unemployment stubbornly high. Green energy is failing and failing and failing. The price of gas has nearly doubled since he became president, despite the recession, while domestic production of oil and natural gas has been rising despite his policies, not because of them.

And, of course, the country continues hell-bent towards the fiscal cliff at the rate of $1 trillion plus per year. Obama, and the Senate Democrats, have not even tried to do anything about something the people in poll after poll have called their number one concern.

As for his foreign policy successes, I’d list them except there haven’t been any. His failures are numerous. Our antagonists, such as Iran, Korea, Russia, and China have little or no respect for him, and thus no inclination to play ball. He has managed to alienate such important allies as Britain and Israel. Indeed, his very first foreign policy act was to insult Britain by summarily returning a bust of its great national hero, Winston Churchill–the man who saved the world in 1940–to the British Embassy. It’s only gotten worse. Last week, his open-mic gaffe with the Russian president was greatly embarrassing. This week’s summit with Mexico and Canada revealed deep problems within the North American alliance, problems that were hardly noted in the American mainstream press–a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama re-election campaign–but were widely on view in the Mexican and Canadian media.

In sum, it’s a remarkable record, especially for a man who thinks of himself as a transformational figure in American history. The president looks in the mirror and sees FDR. Increasingly, the rest of the country look at him and see Jimmy Carter, perhaps even James Buchanan. They were both one-term presidents.

@steelegordon


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 04/07/2012 4:31:35 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

This is unfair.

The undocumented Tyrant has been faithful
and has a GREAT RECORD to the bombers of the USS Cole,
to invading terrorists (heck, he ARMS them),
to Ikhwan, to the Moslem Brotherhood,
and to every Islamic and slavery regime.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem

Jimmy Carter? FDR? How about Karl Marx....??


3 posted on 04/07/2012 4:34:14 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: neverdem
The President has a record?

I thought the birth certificate was the tip of the iceberg but I never thought the president had a record.

4 posted on 04/07/2012 4:41:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: neverdem

According to Gallup he’s at a 50% job approval rating!
http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

How that’s possible I don’t know.


5 posted on 04/07/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: neverdem

Remember back in 2009 when Obama told people not to go to Las Vegas. Seems this might get to be a great campaign issue for the king Obama. Here is a link to a 2010 story.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2442941/posts

“You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” Barak Hussein Obama 2009..


6 posted on 04/07/2012 4:47:29 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: neverdem

Record???? . . . He’s got a record???? So he’s hiding his rap sheet, too!!!!


7 posted on 04/07/2012 4:51:07 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: neverdem

Abysmal Record

So, he has improved in the last year..?


8 posted on 04/07/2012 4:52:01 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: neverdem

I look at the comments on any of the news articles on the CBS Madistan website (channel3000.com) and realize that they have the greatest liberal echo chamber there is (apologies to Kos and DU)...they might observe a similar dynamic here in that respect...as a reformed liberal I know better but that is irrelevant to my point. Keep your powder dry, we live in interesting times. Our side has lost...but so has theirs, we all have.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: neverdem

You Independents elected him. (You thought you were all brilliant, very-very smart fellows.)

Will you all do it again and fall for the big lie that you become more and more brilliant and intellectual the further left you go?

Just asking.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT by ripley
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To: neverdem

“Even his old professor at Harvard felt he had to weigh in” links to “Mr. Tribe said he saw no reason for the president to express his views on the matter, because everyone already knows he wants the case upheld.”

All the more reason to think he meant what he said, not what Carney & Holder claim he meant. To burn media & audience time saying something completely unremarkable and utterly obvious using a bizarre misstatement thereof requires outright delirium to believe. To believe he meant what he said, given his frequent derision of the Judicial and Legislative branches and his veiled view of the Executive branch as a dictatorship, is consistent (albeit outrageous).


11 posted on 04/07/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
According to Gallup he’s at a 50% job approval rating!

How that’s possible I don’t know.

Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Thanks for the link. It's back down to 47%. Gallup uses the cheapest sample, not even registered voters, much less likely voters.

" Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points."

12 posted on 04/07/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: ncfool

Thanks for the link.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 5:04:40 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: ripley
You Independents elected him.

I was always a registered Conservative until I joined the GOP in 2007 so I could vote in the NY primary the following spring. What makes you think I ws independent/unaffiliated?

14 posted on 04/07/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: ncfool
"You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime."

Nope -- only Michelle and the girls can do that...

15 posted on 04/07/2012 5:13:59 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: DJ Frisat

And the good folks at the GSA.


16 posted on 04/07/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: neverdem
The president looks in the mirror and sees FDR.

For awhile my tag line was, "Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber"

17 posted on 04/07/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Barack Hussein Obama is only regarded as doing things that earn him “approval” when the questions are carefully coached in such manner that make him look much smarter and adroit than he really is. There is still a large reservoir of “just give the guy a chance”, though he is rapidly exhausting that.

When it collapsed for Jimmy Carter, it turned into a crater.


18 posted on 04/07/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: Leep

Obama is now Circlng the Drain. Obama dosen’t know what to do and is running out of ideas. Each revoluion is a bit faster and closer to the drain.

Soon, Obummer will be a thing of the past.... “DOWN THE DRAIN WITH OBAMA!”

Hey, This just might make a Great BUMPER STICKER!

“DOWN THE DRAIN WITH OBAMA!”


19 posted on 04/07/2012 6:49:58 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: hapnHal
How's this?

OBAMA DRAIN, DOWN THE DRAIN WITH BARACK HUSSEIN
20 posted on 04/07/2012 7:56:21 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: neverdem

Just, wow!


21 posted on 04/07/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: neverdem

Our choice this coming November may between this man, BHO2, who has a record that is ZERO, and Gov.Mitt Romney, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2869408/posts

Neither is a peach! No wonder people are depressed and have no interest in the forthcoming election.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 9:02:56 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: FrankR

Frank....

Awesome. I’ll put this on T Shirts

Thanks


23 posted on 04/07/2012 9:57:32 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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24 posted on 04/07/2012 9:59:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: neverdem
This week’s summit with Mexico and Canada revealed deep problems within the North American alliance, problems that were hardly noted in the American mainstream press–a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama re-election campaign–but were widely on view in the Mexican and Canadian media.

Wait, what happened to that super duper highway from Canada to Mexico?



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Today we have Obama, no cash, and no hope!

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25 posted on 04/07/2012 10:23:39 PM PDT by rdb3 (If you were tried in court for being a Christian, is there enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: hapnHal

Hey, This just might make a Great BUMPER STICKER!

“DOWN THE DRAIN WITH OBAMA!”

Its a good one. Here one I thought of...

“THE AMERICAN VOTER ACTED STUPIDLY WHEN THEY ELECTED B.O.”


26 posted on 04/08/2012 6:04:49 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: RatRipper

“So he’s hiding his rap sheet, too!!!!”

I believe he was given a “good job” for his rap song recently. I would love to see him sing “Baby Got Back” while looking longingly at Moochelle.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Confusion of terms.

I was thinking of “record” and “rap sheet” in terms of a hidden police record of arrests and convictions.

Just horsing around, but nothing would surprise me about Obama.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 6:49:15 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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