Meet Barry Hussein:
“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R. and Lincoln, just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history.” — Barack Obama, in 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft
Here’s the youtube:
He’s too humble. He isn’t the fourth best; he’s the best of all the best. At being an arrogant, patholotical narcissist who is so in love with himself that all the failure in the world isn’t enough to make him question even for a moment that he is the messiah, and the only messiah with whom we should have to do.
Obama’s two signature “accomplishments” are his “stimulus” and what is most appropriately called ObamaCare. They are both so rotten and so unpopular that he is not mentioning them AT ALL as he runs for re-election.
In early 2009, shortly before his inauguration as president, Barack Obama used a radio address to urge Congress to pass a massive federal “stimulus.”
“I asked my nominee for chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Christina Romer, and the vice president-elect’s chief economic adviser, Dr. Jared Bernstein, to conduct a rigorous analysis of this plan and come up with projections of how many jobs it will create — and what kind of jobs they will be,” Mr. Obama said during that address. “Today, I am releasing a report of their findings so that the American people can see exactly what this plan will mean for their families, their communities and our economy.”
OK, so what “exactly” did Mr. Obama and his advisers think the stimulus — whose price tag hit $862 billion — would accomplish?
Well, they said the stimulus would hold unemployment below 8 percent, and that joblessness would steadily drop to less painful levels in coming months and years. By now — December 2011 — unemployment if the stimulus passed was supposed to have dropped to about 6 percent, according to the administration’s projections.
Did it work out that way? Hardly.
Today’s unemployment rate is 8.6 percent — far higher than it was supposed to be by now if the stimulus passed. In fact, unemployment today is higher than the Obama administration predicted it would be even if the stimulus did not pass!
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Joblessness has now been higher than 8 percent for 34 straight months — a record not seen since World War II!
That raises an obvious question: If the first stimulus failed so miserably to do what the president said it would do, why should any consideration whatsoever be given to the idea of a second stimulus?
Fwiw, the “about 6 percent” is a rounded figure; in fact, Obama predicted it would be 5.8% by now if he got his stimulus got passed.
Obama is reduced to making an argument that itself manifest his collossal “God’s gift to not only women but hell, all mankind!” view of himself: he is saying that without him and his stimulus, we would have plunged into the Great Depression. [Let's forget the fact that, when it comes to housing - the thing that created the economic collapse in 2008 - Obama has LED US INTO THE GREAT DEPRESSION.]
Which is kind of like George W. Bush saying that if he hadn’t been president, space aliens would have invaded and the entire human race would have been eradicated.
The problem with this liberal analysis – other than the fact that the president is a dangerous mentally-ill malignant narcissist – is that it assumes what it is seeking to prove: Keynesian economics works, that’s just a statement of religious faith, and therefore Keynesianism clearly must have worked.
Even if the Obama Keynesian stimulus utterly failed to come anywhere even close to matching their predicted claims of grandeur.
We saw the hypocrisy of the excuses when the stimulus was such a failure that Obama stated claiming that he’d created “or saved” jobs.
Harvard economics Professor Gregory Mankiw said, “There is no way to measure how many jobs are saved.” Allan Meltzer, professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University said “One can search economic textbooks forever without finding a concept called ‘jobs saved.’ It doesn’t exist for good reason: how can anyone know that his or her job has been saved?”
Such a barometer had NEVER been used in American history for good reason. And if Bush had tried to use it to claim that his agenda was really working out – just look at how many jobs he’d “saved” – the media would have rightly been all over him as a liar from hell for trying to pass such absurdity off.
But not now. Obama is messiah. He cannot be wrong. If the stimulus clearly didn’t work on the physical level of reality, then it must have worked on the metaphysical level.
The unemployment rate has gone down, but it has “gone down” with the massive caveat that nearly three people are giving up and abandoning the workforce completely (which means they no longer count against Obama’s unemployment record) for every one who actually finds a job.
The truth is that Obama has lost 2.5 million jobs since he took office. These jobs have simply ceased to exist under Obama, as measured by the labor participation rate. The truth is that if Obama were measured by the same labor participation rate that Bush was measured by when he left office, unemployment would be at over 11.3% (according to an analysis by Reuters), rather than the 8.6% Obama is being lauded for by media propaganda. I mean, dang, even liberal Ezra Klein affirms that the real unemployment rate ought to be 11 percent.
But Obama doesn’t have to worry. The number has gone down – no matter how falsely that number is calcuated or what it hides – and the mainstream media says Obama is doing a wonderful job.
If you look at the monthly unemployment numbers, Obama’s BEST month of unemployment is far worse than Bush’s WORST month of unemployment:
But DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is actually able to get on TV and claim that unemployment didn’t go up under Obama. Because she is a liar from the party of liars who represent the king of all liars.
Take a look at what Obama has done for “employment” with the teens he promised to help with his mandatory minimum wage hike that priced most young workers right out of jobs. Not that Obama gives a damn. He “saved” them. He’s moved on.
And, oh, by the way, when Obama compares himself to FDR, it should be pointed out that FDR massively failed to do anything more than utterly sabotage our economy just as Obama has done.
Take ObamaCare. Please, as the comics say. It is horribly unpopular, it will cost FAR more than the lying liberals and their false messiah said it would. And hopefully it will soon be overturned as UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the Supreme Court.
We are at historic levels of unemployment, our nation having never seen such a disgrace since the last time a socialist ran the country. The misery index is the highest it has EVER been. We are at Great Depression levels in our housing situation. But don’t worry; to an arrogant malignant narcissist like Obama, all these things and many others are just “bumps in the road” compared to his majestic wonderfulness. If it isn’t Republicans’ faults that Obama has failed so wildly, it’s YOUR fault. You are, in Obama’s words, lazy. And soft. And if you are a conservative, a racist small-minded religious bigot bitterly clinging to his guns and his antipathy for people who don’t look just like him.
None of it matters. Only Obama matters. He is the center of his own universe, and he’s doing fine.
P.S. Here’s another “fwiw”: I did a quick search for Obama’s “lazy” remark. I actually couldn’t find it. Do you know why? I couldn’t find it because there were so many mainstream media “journalists” who rushed out to say that Obama really didn’t say what it sounded like he said after Obama said it. But if George W. Bush had said the same damn thing, don’t not believe for a millisecond that the same journalists who said Obama didn’t call Americans’ lazy and soft wouldn’t have been saying that Bush just said Americans were lazy and soft.
We are watching what is happening in the socialist People’s Republic of North Korea right now. It’s not “the people’s,” as the claim of socialism always promises; it was Kim Jong Il’s “republic” – and now that “people’s republic” belongs to his idiot son. This is a country that deep inside a socialist dark age, to such an extent that the country is literally completely dark at night from space. Millions of North Koreans have starved to death. The country is told to continue being faithful to socialism. While a few such as Kim Jong Il dine on imported caviar, drink imported champagne and entertain themselves with their favorite Western prostitutes and films.
But what does their press tell them? That their “Dear Leader” is doing a wonderful job taking care of them. And the North Korean “mainstream media” did everything it could to preach that gospel.
We’ve seen that same thing in every socialist regime – from the Nazis (that’s national socialism) to the communists (that’s international socialism). And we have seen it in our own socialist regime that Democrats and their media propagandists have been trying to erect for years.
We live in the days just before Antichrist. He will require everyone to take his mark, and every single human being on earth will have to take that mark or he or she won’t be able to buy food or anything else (Revelation 13:15-18). And when that time comes, the media will be assuring us that taking the mark will be a good thing, and that the people who won’t accept it are bad people who should be killed.
The astonishing deceit you are seeing on the media every single day is just one more proof that those coming days are soon at hand.