Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Top 10 Biggest Obama Mistakes

Although he has only been in office for a little under a year, President Barack Hussein Obama (hmmm hmmm HMMMMM) has made some doosies, and here they are in descending order of stupidity: 10. Picking Joe Biden as veep. Joe 'Plugs' Biden is arguably one of the dumbest politicians to serve in this office in American history. His infamous propensity for gaffs is not just simply foot in mouth disease, it stems from his lack of intelligence. Anyone who spouts whatever is on the tip of his tongue at any time does not have what it takes to conduct foreign or domestic policy, and has no business being just a heart beat away from the presidency. 9. Sitting in the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years. Jeremiah Wright has been preaching Black Separatism for decades, and this is the church where Obama and his family sat for 20 years, were married in this maelstrom of hatred of whites and America in general, and had their children baptised here. Obama has picked up a great deal of this garbage over those two decades, if through nothing else other than osmosis, since he denies ever hearing the Pastor's hate filled message. 8. Selecting Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. AG Holder is a radical Marxist, just like Obama, and his latest decision in selecting a New York federal court venue for trying Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Ramzi Ben-al Shib and several other high profile terrorists makes absolutely no sense to anybody. The likelihood of them being acquitted, despite confessions of guilt from them all, is high. 7. Bowing to foreign heads of state. His pathetic obsequious bows to King Abdulluh of Saudi Arabia, and lately to the Emperor of Japan diminish the stature of the presidency. These stupid acts show just how inexperienced and clueless this young man is and how utterly unqualified he is to sit in the Oval Office. 6. Dithering on sending reinforcements to Afghanistan. This is truly incredible: his own hand picked general Stanley McCrystal has requested 40,000 troops lest we risk defeat, and this Ditherer-In-Chief is sitting on his hands, worrying whether supporting our troops who are in peril currently will upset his lunatic left wing base. Utterly irresponsible. 5. Packing the executive branch with 'czars.' These unelected, unaccountable dictators have enormous power to do tremendous policy damage, and yet have never been scrutinized by Congress (such as it exists today, sadly). He now has 40 of these guys (and gals), and counting, and they have been granted more power than his cabinet secretaries. And who would have dreamed a few years ago that we would have a 'Pay Czar?' Someone who arbitrarily determines what anybody should earn? This is not the America I remember. 4. Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. True, this has not yet happened, and accordingly is not yet a 'mistake,' but I am putting it on the list anyway. Obama has never learned any economic theory that anyone can detect, and truly thinks that the government should be the source of all economic activity. Letting the tax rates return to the Clinton-era rates is just another anchor on the already ailing economy. 3. Thinking he has a mandate to do anything he wants. Obama won the 2008 presidential election with 54% of the popular vote, and by any means this is not a mandate to change our country into a socialist state. By ignoring the public outcry against his policies, and labeling dissenters as 'extremists,' he truly tips his hand at what he thinks of the American public at large. That is to say, not much. 2. Trying terrorists in civilian court. Although he says this was not his decision but rather that of the Attorney General Holder, he is simply trying to remove himself from the blame should this backfire (which it will). He is the decider, not the AG whom serves at his pleasure. Nobody is buying this baloney. These terrorists will likely choose to defend themselves, and accordingly gain access to our intelligence, methods, secrets, and will have a world wide podium to spew their Jihadi garbage. This one comes close to being the worst mistake of all, and in my opinion rises to the level of an impeachable offense. ......AND THE DRUM ROLL PLEASE......The #1 Biggest Obama Mistake, based on the potential damage to our economy is: 1. Shoving the 2,074 page Senate Health Care Reform proposal down America's throat. He surely knows that most all Americans do not want this costly, wasteful and power grabbing bill passed, and yet he is determined to see it through even though it may cost him majorities in Congress after the 2010 elections. It will change the basic relationship between the U.S. government and its citizenry, from one mostly of government of the people, by the people and for the people to one of government over the people. And don't think that when Obama fails to win re-election in 2012 a Republican administration will roll all of this back: do we all really think that the new kids in town will just relinquish all of that newly gained power over the Great Unwashed (that's us, folks) handed over to them by the previous Democrat administration? If you sincerely believe that will happen, then I've got some undeveloped real estate near Kissimmee, FL that I'd like to show you. Sure, it's a little spongy here and there, but.....

20 comments:

Track-A-'Crat said...

Difficult to limit it to just the 10, Fredd, given how awesome Barry's so far proven to be.

Although I think that trying to cripple the economy through cap'n'tax should make it onto the list, too.

Fredd said...

Yeah, you got me there T-Crat, just 10 bare scratch the surface. But I had to start somewhere, I am inclined to think that ALL of his decisions have been mistakes.

And yes, that cap and tax issue is a killer, I hope it dies in the Senate, don't we all.

A Conservative Unclogged Blog said...

right-oh, however they will never see it...especially since this is all a big cover for our seething hatred of black folks.

Why just yesterday the wonderful and ever so attractive Reverend(puke) Jackson professed that no REAL black person could vote against the Health Reform Act...
(there's a bunch of black folk who are going to be pissed when they find out they were never black in the first place...according to the Rev)

Thanks for the follow on my blog. I am a fellow former Oregonian...born in the Will-ha-metti Valley in stinky town, right next to Beaver Town.

Войска ПВО said...

Fredd,

It is a good list, for starters. But I agree with 'Crat in that it will be added to.

Hot Air has a running post entitles The Obamateurism of the Day and one for the week in which Ed Morrissey allows the readers to pick.

In my senility, I cannot remember the specifics of what ground my ass off about the Carter years, but I know it reached a crescendo midway through the hostage crisis and the Reagan Landslide was like taking a shower after cleaning out a cesspool.

Somewhere's there should be a website, blog, or other manner of tracking these blunders for posterity.

While not exactly preventing those of repeating history, it sure would make a great coffee table book like those garish publications about the disco years, reminding us that we did look foolish in double-knit, open shirts, and platform shoes.

Fredd said...

Point taken, Voyska PVO. After all is said and done, this list will be re-labeled 'Top 9,877 Biggest Obama Mistakes.'

And for the record, I never bought a leisure suit although many of my cooler friends did. I did get a Nehru jacket for my 11 or 12th birthday. I wore it once, got teased so bad, I am not sure what happened to it.

Fredd said...

Unclogged: When I think of Stinky Town, I would have to go with Albany, and the Georgia Pacific paper mill on the west side of I-5. Am I right on this? They've actually cleaned up their act to a point lately.

And FYI I got a post grad degree from Beaver Town, in addition to a Duck undergrad. Yes, most of my friends and family say I'm 'conflicted.'

Hannityinaskirt said...

I would have had a tie between his lack of interest in sending the needed troops to Afghanistan and trying terrorists in an upon court. The only other things I would have included was there is no war on terror its now a "overseas contingency operation" and profiling US soldiers, Pro-Lifers, tea party people on a DHS watchlist as"domestic terrorists" but I guess that can only be covered under number three. As he seems to be doing whatever he wants without considering you know, The American people.

Fredd said...

Hannityinaskirt: In reality, these could all be a tie for bad choices, and could be summed up in one point: Obama is a really, really, REALLY poor president.

History will surely judge him accordingly, too bad history isn't here yet.

Nickie Goomba said...

Ultimately, I think his biggest political error will have been in pushing socialized medicine this hard. Resent continues to grow.

Fredd said...

Nickie Goomba: The more I watch the news, and the more that comes out on this really, really putrid Senate version of health care reform, I have to agree with you. In fact, I am going to edit this post to reflect this. I see really bad things in our future with this God awful thing signed into law.

Войска ПВО said...

Fredd,

As a tangential comment, I just visited your profile (little late to the dance here) and saw that you are a Ducks fan. While I bear them no great love being a UCLA grad (and have had many a Saturday afternoon spoiled by tragic events at Mac Court), I am frothing with happiness over the Ducks and the Cardinal ripping the University of Soiled Condoms a new one these past weeks. I am hoping (vainly) that the Bruins will be able to make it a hat trick plus one next Saturday.

I got you linked over at my site; keep up the good work!

~Войска ПВО

Fredd said...

Appreciate the Pac 10 sentiments, Voyska PVO. Living near Chicago, there's virtually no coverage of sports west of the Mississippi, unless you're in the Top 25, and even then my Ducks on occasion get a paragraph in the Chicago Tribune sports section.

foutsc said...

Saddest of all, liberals count these 10 mistakes as assets to be applauded!

Fredd said...

foutsc: accordingly, you can see why the gap between left and right (I prefer to call it between good and evil) is getting wider by the day.

Fredd said...

foutsc: accordingly, you can see why the gap between left and right (I prefer to call it between good and evil) is getting wider by the day.

The Knowledge Czar said...

Great list!!! I agree that Health Care is #1. Since this post was written I think Obama has done something that could be on the list too: vow to make Americans do our part (via taxes, of course) to stop Global Warming in preparation for Copenhagen, even as Climate-gate evidence mounts. The deception train charges onward as we try to stand in the way and not to be obliterated in the process.

Fredd said...

Czar: this guy is bound and determined to remake the US into Sweden or Belgium; everybody on the dole, everyone in the wagon, and three or four billionaires pulling the wagon, now with this stupid energy tax scam that now has the UK about to revolt.

It doesn't work over there anymore than it will work here. Obama is forgetting to factor into his equation that all of those 'model' socialist European utopias don't have to worry about providing for their own national defense: that's what America and its taxpayers are for - - defending these socialist playpens and their babies that they call citizens.

Once we climb into the socialist playpen, who's supposed to be the adult who watch over things?

The Knowledge Czar said...

True, True!!

Amusing Bunni said...

Amen, Fredd! Everything about obummer screams MISTAKE! His whole existence is a mistake. And an even bigger one was the clueless clowns who drank the kook-aid and voted for him in the first place. You just can't fix stupid!

Susannah said...

Throw ALL the bums out.

Heaven help us.