Posts Tagged ‘accomplishments’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Obama: ‘Probably The Weakest President I’ve Seen In My Lifetime’

December 21, 2011

Okay, you know Obama’s self-assessment: fourth greatest president ever.  And moving up.

What does successful New Jersey Governor Chris Christie think of Obama’s “accomplishments”?

Gov. Christie calls Obama ‘probably the weakest president I’ve seen in my lifetime’
Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:12 AM     Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 12:14 PM
By Jenna Portnoy/Statehouse Bureau

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie blasted President Barack Obama while talking up what he called accomplishments rooted in compromise in New Jersey, during a playful appearance today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

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Early in the 20-minute segment, Christie touted what he said was his record of working with the Democratic legislature. “Look at what we’ve gotten done,” he said. “Two percent property tax (cap). Interest arbitration cap, sweeping pension and benefit reform. All done in a bipartisan way. Did I get every bit of what I wanted? No.”

“There is always a boulevard that exists between getting everything you want and compromising your principals. Sometimes it’s narrow, sometimes it’s broad. A leader’s job is to navigate on to that boulevard.”

The state Assembly Democrats see it differently. “The governor speaks a good game,” spokesman Tom Hester Jr . said, “but conveniently skips over the fact that a focal point of his tenure has been zealously protecting tax cuts for millionaires over property tax relief for middle class families and seniors. Working families have not been his priority.”

Christie later criticized Obama as “probably the weakest president I’ve seen in my lifetime,” and said, “I’ve had to face much tougher things in New Jersey from a political perspective than he has.”

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Related coverage:

Christie: Obama ‘has made America smaller in the eyes of the world’

I know what you’re thinking: how can the president who brought us the “beer summit” be only the fourth greatest president?  Lincoln never held a beer summit to resolve great and weighty issues, did he?

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Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Nuclear Summit Completely Fatuous

April 15, 2010

Washington Post syndicated columnist and Fox News correspondent Charles Krauthammer had the following to say regarding Obama’s self-ballyhooed Nuclear Summit:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: What was unprecedented this week was the unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented” by the president to describe a conference which was completely fatuous. What were the accomplishments?

Yesterday we talked about the Ukrainian uranium. Today, as Steve indicated, our big advantage is that Chile, Mexico, and Canada will now sequester highly enriched uranium. I don’t know about you but I’ve been asleep nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I grew up in Canada. These people you don’t know what their capable of doing, and some of them remember the war of 1812.

(LAUGHTER)

Look, this was all a conference about changing the subject. The subject when it comes to proliferating nukes is Iran. If it acquires nukes, it’s the end of the NPT, it’s the end of all effort to prevent a weapon from falling in the hands of terrorism. It’s the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world. It will change the world. It will change the Middle East. Everybody is going to arm as a result.

To not talk about it, as what happened in the conference, it came up in the press, afterwards, because it was left out, is to show how useless this whole thing was. I’m sure half of the leaders of these countries are going home, shaking their heads, and saying what was this all about? Is this a president who believes he’s actually achieved anything here?

You kind of get the sense that Obama accomplished nothing given what a body of 47 world leaders SHOULD HAVE been talking about – but didn’t even bother to mention.

Which is probably why Obama so totally shut out the press; so that fewer people would have the facts to know what a completely empty and meaningless political show truly was.

We saved the planet from Canadian uranium.  Yay.  I can finally stop worrying about that worrisome and vexing threat.

Meanwhile, Iran is about to become a nuclear weaponized state and change the world in terrifying ways.  And nobody’s going to do anything about it.

Obama Awarded Nobel Prize For His Two Big Accomplishments: Jack and Squat

October 9, 2009

Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize only twelve days after his inauguration.  By then, some anonymous figure decided Obama had already saved the world, and by then, the liberal/socialist fix was in.

Obama now shares the honor of receiving a Nobel Prize with his fellow agent of man-caused disaster (that the left likes to call “change”), Yassar Arafat.  And of course, he also shares the great honor of the Nobel with the previous worst American president ever, Jimmy Carter.

Someone tracked down the itinerary of the Twelve Days That Saved The World:

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner’s  swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

The thing that makes me laugh is the contrast from just a week ago, as Saturday Night Live demonstrated what an empty suit Obama has truly been.

Newsbusters – which has the SNL video embedded – provides a transcript of the skit:

FRED ARMISEN AS BARACK OBAMA: There are those on the right who are angry. They think that I’m turning this great country into something that resembles the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, but that’s just not the case. But when you look at my record it’s very clear what I’ve done so far and that is nothing. Nada. Almost one year and nothing to show for it.

As a checklist of his agenda items during the campaign appeared on the screen — global warming, immigration reform, gays in the military, limits on executive powers, torture prosecutions, closing Gitmo, withdrawing from Iraq, improving the status of the fight in Afghanistan, healthcare reform, etc. — Armisen accurately commented on how they weren’t accomplished:

After completing the checklist, Armisen wonderfully said, “So looking at this list, I’m seeing two big accomplishments: JACK and SQUAT!

But Armisen wonderfully reminded viewers:

And remember, I can do whatever I want. I have a majority in both houses of Congress. I could make it mandatory for all gays to marry, and require all cars to run on marijuana. But do I? No!

But it’s not all bad news. I have a few accomplishments. The Cash for Clunkers program really stimulated the economy. Unfortunately it was the economy of Japan!

Let’s see, what else? Also, I killed a fly on TV, remember that?

Uh, I brought a white police officer and a black professor together for a beer. Who else could do that? You’re right — Oprah. But no one else.

As the New York Post puts it, “The Nobel committee assembled in Oslo said the prize was given to Obama more for his promise than for his performance, saying his main accomplishment was ushering in ‘a new climate in international politics.’”  And I think that’s true.  Under Obama’s presidency, Iran will have nuclear weapons.  And we will truly see “a new climate in international politics” as Iran exports terrorism with the impunity that only having nuclear weapons can provide.

I think this ultimately shows how futile the left is – whether in Norway or America.  It shows just how intellectually and morally bankrupt liberalism truly is.   The fact that Obama has accomplished nothing is immaterial; all that matters is he is the personification of “hope and change” and talking unicorns.

The left doesn’t stand for anything other than the left.

George Bush – or anyone who holds conservative principles, for that matter – could literally duplicate the Twelve Labors of Hercules.  And still collect – in the words of the SNL skit – “Jack and Squat” from the mainstream media, the United Nations, the “international community,” and certainly the Nobel Prize committtee.

The award of the Nobel Prize to Barack Obama – other than making utterly meaningless the Nobel Prize (which, let’s face it, long-ago made itself meaningless) – is a demonstration that there is dedicated wholly to giving to socialists, and taking way from anybody else.

The left loves to represent itself as “standing for the little guy.”  But that is not even close to being true.  Rather, they stand as part of a gargantuan, power-hungry, global and globalist movement that already controls most of the pieces of the world chessboard, and demands to control all of them.