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Old October 18th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Barack Obama: bringing America to its knees



If recent polls are any indication, it is doubtful that President Obama will enjoy another 1,000 days in the White House. And looking at his track record over the course of his first 33 months in office, it is not hard to see why. It is hard to think of a presidency in modern times that has done more to damage the United States both at home and abroad than the current one, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter’s. Like his Democratic predecessor in the 1970’s, Barack Obama has left the world’s dominant superpower on its knees, with faith in US leadership now being questioned across the globe.

Since taking office in January 2009, President Obama has ushered in a period of relentless economic decline for the United States. His administration has added $4.2 trillion to the national debt (now standing at $14.9 trillion), lost 2.2 million jobs, introduced a vastly expensive health-care albatross, and spent nearly $800 billion on a failed stimulus package. At the same time, house prices across the country have tumbled at an unprecedented rate, consumer confidence has plummeted, and millions more Americans are now dependent upon food stamps. International confidence in the US economy has fallen to its lowest levels in decades, with credit agency Standard and Poor’s downgrading of America’s AAA credit rating for the first time in 70 years in August this year. As I noted in a piece at the time:

Since President Obama took office in January 2009, the United States has embarked on the most ambitious failed experiment in Washington meddling in US history. Huge increases in government spending, massive federal bailouts, growing regulations on businesses, thinly veiled protectionism, and the launch of a vastly expensive and deeply unpopular health care reform plan, have all combined to instill fear and uncertainty in the markets.

Is it any wonder that just 17 percent of Americans now believe the country is moving in the right direction, according to RealClear Politics? Or that 81 percent of Americans “are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed”, according to Gallup? As a series of major Gallup polls have shown, public disillusionment with the federal government has now reached an all-time high, with 69 percent of Americans now saying “they have little or no confidence in the legislative branch of government”, with 46 percent believing “the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”

And President Obama’s record on the world stage has also been poor. Despite two high-profile successes in taking out al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and more recently Anwar al-Awlaki (both upon the foundations of President Bush’s war on terror), US foreign policy under Obama has been a confusing mess. The shameless appeasement of Iran has allowed the rogue state to advance perilously close to nuclear weapons capability, while the naïve “reset” approach towards Russia has only encouraged a more aggressive and assertive Moscow. At the same time, traditional alliances with Great Britain and Israel have been downgraded, and key allies in eastern and central Europe thrown under the bus to feed the Russian bear. While America’s defences have grown weaker, China’s military might has grown significantly stronger, as have the offensive capabilities of hostile regimes in both Asia and Latin America, including Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.

As Barack Obama approaches the remaining 14 months of his presidency, there is a distinct air of US decline. It is of course a state of decline that can be reversed with the right policies and leadership in place. There is nothing inevitable about the demise of the United States, but its renewal must rest upon a tic reversal of the most Left-wing agenda of any American presidency since 1979. As Gallup’s polling has emphatically demonstrated, Americans are overwhelmingly rejecting the Big Government agenda of the Obama presidency, which has spectacularly failed to create jobs, generate wealth, and instill economic confidence.

The biggest failure of this administration, and there have been many, has been its central belief that government knows best, and that the way to prosperity is to spend ever greater amounts of taxpayers’ money on the backs of hard-working Americans. As a result, the United States is a nation on a precipice, facing towering debts and the threat of a double dip recession at a time when 14 million Americans are already out of work. Ultimately, it is economic freedom, minimal government intervention, and greater individual liberty that can put America back on its feet, rather than endless bailouts, higher taxes and suffocating government regulation, all hallmarks of the Obama experiment. Ultimately, the world needs a powerful United States that is a beacon of hope to the world, rather than a basket case of failed liberal policies.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Do you honestly think Obama has much of anything to do with the way things are, last time I checked our government is a buy here pay here kind of place for the likes of Goldman Sachs Halliburton Lockheed Martin

Politics is nothing more than a diversion for the sheeple Bread n Circus worked then, works even better now with main stream media preaching the propaganda 24/7

Honestly what does the puppet administration have to do with anything?
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Do you honestly think Obama has much of anything to do with the way things are, last time I checked our government is a buy here pay here kind of place for the likes of Goldman Sachs Halliburton Lockheed Martin

Politics is nothing more than a diversion for the sheeple Bread n Circus worked then, works even better now with main stream media preaching the propaganda 24/7

Honestly what does the puppet administration have to do with anything?
How come you're not sitting with your fellow hippies at WallStreet?
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Do you honestly think Obama has much of anything to do with the way things are, last time I checked our government is a buy here pay here kind of place for the likes of Goldman Sachs Halliburton Lockheed Martin
How long do we have to sit around and blame something and blindly ignore whats currently going on?

Obama has done nothing positive for this country. Thats it, thats all there is to it. It doesn't fucking matter what Bush did, or Clinton did, or Bush did, or Reagan did, or....

In 3 years we are far worse off than we were before.

I could give him a pass if it at least appeared that we were turning the corner, or at the very least hit the bottom. But I can't see any reasons to believe that. Hell, I don't see any reason to even believe there is a bottom at this point...

I don't care if we try another Democrat or another Republican at this point, but Obama and his appointees are nothing but a death sentence for this country. But until the people quit just trying to be contrary to whatever Bush and his admin did we are going to keep circling the drain.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #5
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11 million to Libya? What kind of backward ass place did these politicians grow up in?
all these politicians are worried about is their own ass and thats it, how to stay in governmentso they dont have to live by the laws they set up.
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And the Neohippies protesting against capitalism are a fun diversion to the fact that the government is hurting this nation.
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What does the puppet administration have to do with anything here is the crowd that runs the show



Top Lobbying Clients 98/2000

US Chamber of Commerce $770,655,680

American Medical Assn $252,037,500

General Electric $251,940,000

AARP $207,432,064

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American Hospital Assn $203,648,736

Blue Cross/Blue Shield$169,655,236

National Assn of Realtors $166,150,553

Northrop Grumman $164,845,253

Exxon Mobil $163,512,742

Verizon Communications $158,014,841

Edison Electric Institute $154,005,999

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Bread n Circus time after time

Human Nature has never changed follow the $$$ not the political puppet show

"Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it"

Read a book turn off the propaganda master you worship. Think for yourself
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There's a dishonesty in that article, and they let it slip here:

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with 69 percent of Americans now saying “they have little or no confidence in the legislative branch of government”
While certainly people on both sides are not happy with the government, and Obama's approval ratings have dropped, people seem to be directing most of their anger toward the legislative branch, not the executive branch.

Also, whether you want to admit it or not, the collapse started before Obama was in office. And please don't read that as "it was Bush's fault". Our recent problems were a century in the making. Bush is no more to blame than any other politician in the last 100 years.

Yes, Obama failed to put out the fire, but he didn't start it.
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There's a dishonesty in that article, and they let it slip here:



While certainly people on both sides are not happy with the government, and Obama's approval ratings have dropped, people seem to be directing most of their anger toward the legislative branch, not the executive branch.

Also, whether you want to admit it or not, the collapse started before Obama was in office. And please don't read that as "it was Bush's fault". Our recent problems were a century in the making. Bush is no more to blame than any other politician in the last 100 years.

Yes, Obama failed to put out the fire, but he didn't start it.
Agree.
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What does the puppet administration have to do with anything here is the crowd that runs the show



Top Lobbying Clients 98/2000

US Chamber of Commerce $770,655,680

American Medical Assn $252,037,500

General Electric $251,940,000

AARP $207,432,064

Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America $204,433,920

American Hospital Assn $203,648,736

Blue Cross/Blue Shield$169,655,236

National Assn of Realtors $166,150,553

Northrop Grumman $164,845,253

Exxon Mobil $163,512,742

Verizon Communications $158,014,841

Edison Electric Institute $154,005,999

Business Roundtable $150,550,000

Boeing Co $147,884,310

Lockheed Martin $142,374,763

AT&T Inc $126,449,336

Southern Co $124,130,694

General Motors $121,899,170

PG&E Corp $119,190,000

Pfizer Inc $114,757,268


Top Lobbying Firms 98/2000

Patton Boggs LLP $411,337,000

Akin, Gump et al $340,665,000

Cassidy & Assoc $335,775,000

Van Scoyoc Assoc $273,408,000

Williams & Jensen $195,264,000

Ernst & Young $167,696,737

Hogan & Hartson $154,753,907

Quinn Gillespie & Assoc $152,068,500

Holland & Knight $147,444,544

Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $136,960,000

Dutko Worldwide $126,336,766

Greenberg Traurig LLP $123,783,249

Brownstein, Hyatt et al $120,120,000

PMA Group $115,950,578

Alcalde & Fay $113,480,660

Carmen Group $108,385,000

PriceWaterhouseCoopers $106,964,084

Ogilvy Government Relations $105,640,000

Ferguson Group $101,222,291

Wexler & Walker Public Policy Assoc $96,665,000

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Human Nature has never changed follow the $$$ not the political puppet show

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Read a book turn off the propaganda master you worship. Think for yourself
All those companies wouldn't hire you? Is that where you're anger comes from?
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There's a dishonesty in that article, and they let it slip here:



While certainly people on both sides are not happy with the government, and Obama's approval ratings have dropped, people seem to be directing most of their anger toward the legislative branch, not the executive branch.

Also, whether you want to admit it or not, the collapse started before Obama was in office. And please don't read that as "it was Bush's fault". Our recent problems were a century in the making. Bush is no more to blame than any other politician in the last 100 years.

Yes, Obama failed to put out the fire, but he didn't start it.
I don't think I say this very often, but I totally agree. And I'm quite glad that you didn't go with the whole "its Bush's fault" cop out. Maybe you aren't as bat shit as I thought...

This country seriously needs someone to put out the fire, or at least start to put it out instead of fanning the flames.

I don't forsee that in the near futures, so until that does happen I'll keep investing in ammo instead of my 401k. Something tells me 20 years from now a .223 round is going to get me a lot more soup than $1... lol
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There's a dishonesty in that article, and they let it slip here:



While certainly people on both sides are not happy with the government, and Obama's approval ratings have dropped, people seem to be directing most of their anger toward the legislative branch, not the executive branch.

Also, whether you want to admit it or not, the collapse started before Obama was in office. And please don't read that as "it was Bush's fault". Our recent problems were a century in the making. Bush is no more to blame than any other politician in the last 100 years.

Yes, Obama failed to put out the fire, but he didn't start it.
x2 I agree, it was Clinton that started that ball rolling
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x2 I agree, it was Roosevelt that started that ball rolling

Fixed it for you.
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