Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hope & Change, Not So Much

By ICB (Idaho Conservative Blogger)

I found myself on a web page recently, “Obama Mythbusters” (now you know what I do in my free time, Ha!) I found this interesting. Under one of the Obama Myths it read, “Barack Obama's Kenyan Grandmother, Sarah, also lives in abject poverty, and her wealthy grandson hasn't given her anything either.” It stated this is a myth because, “Barack recently sent her an autographed campaign poster.” Wow! What a great Grandson! Honestly I don’t think this is a serious webpage but it was funny.
 
President Obama ran on “Hope and Change” but it seems most Americans have much less hope these days, especially the 45 million Americans on food stamps. But I will give the President credit for change. He has done what no President had ever done before.
 
He has more Czars than any other previous President and given them unprecedented unaccountable power.
 
I’ve read he has held more fundraisers, over 122, played more rounds of golf, 94, and taken more vacations, 17 than any other President at this point in their presidency.
 
He has tried to intimidate the United States Supreme Court over National Health Care.
 
He sued the state of Arizona over passing a State law to enforce federal law.
 
I could be wrong but I believe he is the only President who has submitted a budget that didn’t even get one vote. Not even one from his own party.
 
Recently he opened up the top secret White House Situation Room to NBC’s Brian Williams to talk about the killing of Osama bin Laden . Have you noticed the President opposed the Intel used to capture Osama Bin Laden and then just this week he is spiking the ball and taking credit for the killing of Bin Laden. He’s against water boarding but is alright with killing unknowns with drones.
 
Going back to the “Change” theme. Obama promised change in Washington DC but more and more is acting like a typical politician. Recently He pledged to veto any deficit reduction plan that didn’t raise taxes. This from the same president who agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts while Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.
 
Remember “Pay-Go”? The promise President Obama made not to increase any government spending with it being paid for. Neither does the President it seems.
 
In an act sounding very Nixonesque the President, it’s been reported has a re-election Hit List.
 
After the Gabby Giffords shooting I gave the President credit for saying, “But what we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. ” That didn’t last long. Have you heard some of the name calling coming out of the White House and from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed?
 
He bypasses congress and makes recess appointments when Congress isn’t even in recess.
 
He has an Attorney General who is about to be held in contempt of Congress over stonewalling on Fast and Furious.
 
The President promised to hold unemployment under 8 percent; currently it sits just over 9 percent.
 
But what do you expect from a man who once gave the Queen of England an iPod holding videos of his speeches. (WOW, nice gift. Can you say narcissist?)
 
Remember when he said there were 57 States in the union? In Mexico he called Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Cuatro.
 
He uses his teleprompter at press conferences.
 
I’m wondering if this is what Obama supporters were expecting when they drank the Obama Kool-Aid in 2008. After 3 ½ years Obama has come up pretty short on Hope and the change I’m looking for is a new President in 2012.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for Mindless and Spineless's deligence and dedication to the values that made America the land to which the world is trying to immigrate.

Will E said...

If the bastard wanted to solve the problems that he has caused, he would actually visit the Oval Office once in a while.

Sarah said...

Obama truly represents the Democrat party.

He is a real Jackass!!!