Look up failure in any dictionary published in or after 2010 and the first definition should read: Barack Obama (mmm… mmm… mmm).
Our current president has failed at fulfilling even half the hype he so enjoyed basking in during 2008 and 2009. And he’s definitely failed in keeping this country safe from harm, both foreign and domestic.
Under Obama’s watch – for lack of a better word – Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has gone from insisting his nuclear activity is completely peaceful to boasting today: “If we do want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody.”
Great. Thanks for that, Obama. You’re a real peach.
Meanwhile, CNS reports that, “The average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold since President Barack Obama was inaugurated.”
Now, in the commander-in-chief’s defense, that could be due to the extra troops he deployed, new tactical strategies or increased insurgent activity. But considering the rest of Obama’s record, it’s much more likely that he’s just a failure.
Too harsh? If anything, I’m being nice, since any additional enemy uprisings is quite possibly because fewer internationals like, respect or fear America…
In Egypt, for example, the general populace has a better opinion of Osama Bin Laden then they do Obama. And under this administration, our troops have been subjected to ridiculous rules that basically put them in front of loaded guns with their hands tied.
Plus, the decision to increase U.S. presence in Afghanistan in the first place – ultimately Obama’s choice – has been for nothing, judging by his speech last night about withdrawing 33,000 troops.
If Obama really thinks that will help him win next year’s election, he really needs to get off the golf course a bit more.
Economically speaking in every way possible. Projections now show India overtaking the U.S. as the second largest trading nation by 2050, and China should surpass us by 2015.
And what does the Obama administration say about all of this? Well, if you ask Obama’s embarrassingly awkward sidekick, Vice President Joe Biden, everything’s sunshine and lucky charms. But Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke admits that he and his “don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting.”
In other words: he’s failed and still failing. And so is his boss, Barack Obama.