As the New Year bells ring in 2012, America gets yet another opportunity to reflect on its still would-be savour-in-chief, President Barack Obama.
Only three short years ago, and after completing less than one term as Illinois US Senator, a $750 million star-studded inauguration ceremony spirited Obama into the Oval Office. Millions of TV viewers watched as tears of ecstasy rolled down the face of attendees including the notable Jesse Jackson, as so many were led to believe that Jerusalem was finally within reach.
Today, one would imagine it hard for all of those tearful faces to comprehend the answer to that ultimate political question: is America safer or better off now, than it was three years ago?
His nickname became Superman. It’s more likely, however, America somehow had him confused with the image of actor Will Smith.
What are President Obama’s achievements to date? His supporters can point out that he did manage to bag the Nobel Peace Prize in Feburary 2008. This was an incredible achievement for a US President who hadn’t even served time in office, or conducted any diplomatic missions as a head of state. Interesting.
Let’s break this down. Three years on, Obama has however, manage to raise the defense budget and ram through a $200 billion dollar upgrade of the US nuclear arsenal. According to US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, these wars are now costing America $30 million per hour. Impressive.
He’s also chalked-up a few more wars for America’s CV, including thousands more dead civilian bodies ‘over there’, and with the help of a newly-crowned Neoconservative Queen in the US state Department, Hillary Clinton, he has managed to push the US within inches of a full-scale regional conflagration with Iran. And there’s Guantanamo and Bagram – along with dozens of other CIA black sites are still open, and the US still defends its own use of torture. Put simply, he is sleeker, sexier Bush 2.0.
All the while, he carefully avoids taking any responsibility, carefully keeping himself out of the firing line on foreign policy, in a way that would make Tony Blair envious. If this is what one needs to get a Nobel Peace Prize, then God help the Norwegians.
Here we are at the dawn of a new year. From the President’s holiday pulpit in Hawaii this week, he sought to redeliver his classic mantra, the mantra that managed to briefly hypnotise half of America in 2007-2008.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, the President declared, “”There’s no doubt that 2012 will bring even more change. And as we head into the New Year, I’m hopeful that we have what it takes to face that change and come out even stronger – to grow our economy, create more jobs, and strengthen the middle class.”
Like blast from the past, there’s that word again – change, right alongside that other word – hope, which appears to have already been downgraded to ‘hopeful’. These are mere words not action, and sadly they words are the only currency that Barack Obama is able to trade on.
He says we can ‘grow our economy’ and ‘strengthen the middle class’. How? With what? With hope?
He forgets that he played a central role in the autumn of 2008, when he and John McCain broke off of their campaign trails in order to lobby both sides of the aisle to accept the first of a series of multi-trillion dollar banker bailouts, a hostile takeover of the US government by the bankers led by Goldman Sachs. Obama also ran point on the break-up of General Motors, favouring the banks and the shareholders, once again – in spite of the interests of the people of the United States. These points make him a key figure in the routing of this middle classes he now claims he can somehow strengthen.
When the GOP primaries are over, Obama will have very little to show in term of results, but certainly he will have no problem delivering speeches to fill up all available media opportunities. His number one talking point after class warfare rhetoric, will now be his criticism of Congress.
According to industrialist Sahit Muja, “Obama’s strategy for 2012 election is to blame the congress for his failure.”
Muja kindly goes on to list President Obama’s achievements to date:
1: The U.S., national debt is $15.2 trillion, debit for each citizen is $ 48,000.
2: The federal government recorded a total budget deficit of $1.3 trillion in the fiscal year 2011
3: America spent $1.2 trillion in interest on the debt..
4: On the economic front, 2 million jobs have been lost.
5: More than 2.5 million homes were repossessed for failure to pay mortgages.
6: The jobless rate has been at or above 9 percent .
7: Thirty-seven states have higher unemployment rates.
8: About 45 million Americans are on food stamps.
9: Gas prices are up by more than 80 percent.
10: The United States lost its top AAA credit rating
“Obama is the worst President this country has ever had. Doesn’t matter which party. The worst. The experiment with America, failed.”
Another four years of Obama could be the final downfall of the US as we once knew it to be, finally and completely sold out to the internationalist, the globalists, and anyone else who wants a piece.
But enough of governing and leading, the President should get back to what he excels at – that same thing which his predecessor George W. Bush also did best and often- playing golf.
American can relax knowing that this New Years, Barack’s golfing buddy was one Robert ‘Bobby’ Titcomb, a close friend of Obama’s since high school who was recently arrested in a massive prostitution sting. My best buddy.
Just as Dubya was, clearly, this is a President who doesn’t actually care what Americans think.
Our dear leader has begun his 2012 election cycle, and after all this time, we still get that same tired old NLP line – still telling us that we shouldn’t stop hoping for change.
How about some spare change?