Monday, October 8, 2012

Four Years Of An Obama White House: The Audacity.

What four years of an Obama White House has given us.

Remember when....

Obama promised in his 2008 campaign that "When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as president, you will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it?"

Obama also promised in his 2008 campaign that he would broadcast negotiations on C-SPAN because he wanted the American people to see so that they would not be done behind closed doors?

Obama received a "Transparency Award" in a secret, closed door presentation?

Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing?

Obama took over the student loan industry  and barred private lenders from making government-guaranteed loans which strapped taxpayers with $100B in student loans per year and the risk that it will ever be paid back?  And then Obama capped the minimum payment from 15% of one's discretionary income to 10% as well as decreased the number of years when the remaining loan would be forgiven from 25 to 20 years?

Remember when.....

Obama broke the record for the number of unaccountable Czars that he appointed in an effort to circumvent Congress?

Obama's "Safe Schools" Czar, Kevin Jennings, admitted that the goal was to get a gay/lesbian curriculum in our public schools?  Jennings also claimed that school vouchers are anti-gay?  Oh, and that they put together a film intended to be shown in US history classes in our public schools?  They also acknowledged that it is hard to win this fight in a parochial school, "Lord forbid a Baptist or Mormon school?"

Obama injected himself into our children's schools to speak to them at the beginning of the school year?  Part of his 2009 speech said, "You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy. "

His 2010 speech wasn't much better.  Parental involvement came in third on his list of priorities.  He said, "So, you have an obligation to yourselves, and America has an obligation to you to make sure you’re getting the best education possible. It will take all of us in government doing our part to prepare our students, all of them, for success in the classroom, in college, and in a career. It will take an outstanding principal and outstanding teachers; teachers who go above and beyond for their students. And it will take parents who are committed to your education.  That’s what we have to do for you. That’s our responsibility. That’s our job. "

He also took the opportunity to point out "diversity" and plug his "anti-bullying" campaign by saying, "When I was your age, I was wrestling with questions about who I was; about what it meant to be the son of a white mother and a black father..Some of you may be working through your own questions right now, and coming to terms with what makes you different...And I know that figuring all that out can be even more difficult when you’ve got bullies in class who try to use those differences to pick on you or poke fun at you; We shouldn’t be embarrassed by the things that make us different. We should be proud of them."   A month later, Obama launched his "anti-gay" bullying campaign. (see Kevin Jennings above)

By 2011, Obama's new school year speech didn't even mention parents involvement in their children's education. 

Remember when.....

Obama declared a national emergency for the swine flu (H1N1) and recommended that those in the high risk categories such as pregnant women and the elderly should be vaccinated?  And then remember that a report came out later which showed that there was a 2,400% increase in H1N1 vaccine-related "fetal demise?"

Obama forced the closure of GM car dealerships as part of the auto industry bailout and then reports later showed that many of the dealerships retained were minority or woman-owned?  And that a disproportionate number of Obama-forced closings were of rural dealerships in areas unfriendly to Obama in 2008?  And that thousands of jobs were unnecessarily lost due to Obama's "mandate for shared sacrifice?"

Obama tried to use his Justice Department to shut down Gibson Guitars back in  2009  and again in 2011, while Michelle Obama gave a Gibson Guitar as a gift to the French Prime Minister's wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkosy ?

Obama said that the Republicans shouldn't allow the debt ceiling to be used to put a "gun against the heads of Americans" just six months after Gabby Giffords was shot?  Because remember, Democrats used the tragedy to attack Republicans like Sarah Palin, even implying that she was personally responsible because she "targeted" vulnerable Democrats.

Obama criticized Bush for being "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic" by increasing our debt and then said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term?

Obama claimed a Cambridge, Massachusetts cop "acted stupidly" without having any of the facts when the police arrested Obama's friend, Henry Louis Gates Jr?

Obama said in 2006, "If we don't take these steps now (subsidize renewable energy) there's going to be a day when we look back at that $3.05 or $3.15 gasoline as the good old days?"

Remember when....
Obama insulted our ally, Great Britain, over and over and over?  First, by removing the Winston Churchill bust from the Oval Office, then giving a completely useless DVD set to the Prime Minister and and iPod to the Queen?  Then there was the issue of the Falkland Islands, BP and claiming France was our biggest ally in the region?

Then remember when....

Obama was dissed by Queen Elizabeth for his embarrassing toast?


Obama dissed Netanyahu?


The Dalai Lama was greeted by trash as he left the White House?

Remember when....

Obama said in 2006, "I agree with most Americans, with Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Cheney, with over 2,000 religious leaders of all different beliefs, that decisions about marriage, as they always have, should be left to the states,"  but then has opposed state ballot measures banning same-sex marriage in CaliforniaNorth Carolina, Minnesota?

Obama said in his Presidential announcement speech, "And when all else fails, when Katrina happens, or the death toll in Iraq mounts, we've been told that our crises are somebody elses fault. We're distracted from our real failures, and told to blame the other party, or gay people, or immigrants.  And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter" and then proceeded to fill his administration with lobbyists?

Obama pledged to not accept campaign donations from lobbyists?

Obama pronounced "Corpsman" "Corpse man?"

And finally, remember when Obama said,"My Presidency will be a one-term proposition if the economy doesn't turn around in three years?"

Let's remember to hold him to it!