When someone said that no occupant of the White House had ever been able to walk on water, liberals rushed in to correct us: no previous occupant of the White House has been able to walk on water.
Barack Obama was going to be different. He was going to be the Messiah who replaced God with Government, and would be anointed as the Savior of the world.
“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation …”
I mean, wow. It’s not like he didn’t promise the world, well, the world or anything.
Statements like that help you understand why liberals like Spike Lee went just a little bit beyond absolutely insane:
“It means that this is a whole new world. I think…I’ve been saying this before. You can divide history. BB Before Barack. AB After Barack.”
And why people like Nation of Islam racist demagogue Louis Farrakhan proclaimed Obama as The Messiah:
“You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”
But something happened to Captain Amazing after he actually took office: a fundamental inability to even begin to walk his talk.
We all remember Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his two signature accomplishments of Jack and Squat. And that Nobel Prize for Accomplishing Nothing may be the symbol of the Obama administration.
We tend to forget about how he promised his stimulus would prevent unemployment from reaching 8% (it’s now 10.2% and rising), or how pathologically pathetic his administration has since been in fabricating statistics to show his $3.27 trillion porkulus has been anything other than an abject failure.
Obama can’t even pretend his useless policies work without spectacularly screwing up. As ABC puts it:
Here’s a stimulus success story: In Arizona’s 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that’s what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.
There’s one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts. And ABC News has found many more entries for projects like this in places that are incorrectly identified.
Oh, there’s more “there” there. A lot more. More dishonest butchery of employment statistics than you could ever hope to shake a stick at.
It turned out that not only was he basically not able to do anything to create jobs, but he couldn’t even do nothing right. As Charles Krauthammer put it:
“When they speak seriously about this and how precise all of this is – 640,329 jobs saved – comical precision. And then it turns out a lot of these are fictional jobs in fictional districts, what happens is an administration that has already been satirized by Saturday Night Live as “do-nothing,” is now going to be seen as an administration that cannot even do nothing competently.”
Conservatives predicted his partisan stimulus slush fund would fail to deliver jobs. And now liberals are finally recognizing it too:
With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more to create jobs.
The organizations — including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group— will make clear that they believe the president’s $787 billion stimulus program has not gone far enough to fight unemployment.
They will call for increased spending for schools and roads, billions of dollars in fiscal relief to state and local governments to forestall more layoffs and a direct government jobs program, “especially in distressed communities facing severe unemployment.”
Reminds me of an article title I had way back in May: “Obama Stimulus Robin Hood In Reverse: Poor Get Poorer.”
Obama passed off a pretty clever (though blatantly fallacious) load of hooey onto an equally dishonest and ideological lamestream media when he ginned up the bogus “created or saved jobs” statistic. As Allan Meltzer, professor at Carnegie Mellon University put it, “One can search economic textbooks forever without finding a concept called ‘jobs saved’.”
But since then, his self-justifying fabrications have been increasingly absurd and asinine.
To those brainwashed liberals who insist that the economy would have been worse if Obama hadn’t passed the stimulus, let me put it this way: the economy would have been worse if George W. Bush hadn’t done everything he did, too. I mean, one load of baloney deserves another.
Obama has watched the American death toll in Afghanistan double from George Bush’s last year in office. And his dithering over making the obvious decision to send the troops his own general requested has turned any momentum we may have been able to create into abject failure. Both friend and foe alike should question Obama’s commitment, along with his competence.
Then we’ve had the mindboggling exhibition of incompetence in the Obama administration’s bungling of the H1N1 vaccine. Lower the level of the oceans? Obama can’t even raise the level of the flu doses!
And now even the liberals in Europe are turning on Obama as a colossal fraud and impostor. As the German der Spiegel put it:
Barack Obama cast himself as a “citizen of the world” when he delivered his well-received campaign speech in Berlin in the summer of 2008. But the US president has now betrayed this claim. In his Berlin speech, he was dishonest with Europe. Since then, Obama has neglected the single most important issue for an American president who likes to imagine himself as a world citizen, namely, his country’s addiction to fossil fuels and the risks of unchecked climate change. Health-care reform and other domestic issues were more important to him than global environmental threats. He was either unwilling or unable to convince skeptics in his own ranks and potential defectors from the ranks of the Republicans to support him, for example, by promising alternative investments as a compensation for states with large coal reserves.
The Democrat-controlled Senate put off Obama’s cap-growth-and-tax-prosperity climate agenda until Spring (and good luck passing that economy killing monstrosity then!); and world leaders just said, “Better luck next time” with their climate change treaty.
Personally I cannot for the life of me understand why Obama’s plan –
“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
– failed. I mean, who wouldn’t want shockingly high energy prices? Who doesn’t want to freeze in the dark?
Sorry, Barry Hussein. If you want to live up to your promise to lower the oceans and heal the planet, I guess you’ll just have to start doing a lot more shutting the hell up and saving the planet from all your useless hot air. Because other than that, you did squat.
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