Sunday, April 26, 2009
Michelle Malkin linked up to this assessment of Barack Obama's first 100 days. Some of it is just tongue-in-cheek, but the lion's share of it is extremely disturbing. It's unbelievable that Americans could have been hoodwinked into electing this guy.
Let me comment today on just the first 10 ...
1. "Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress. 'Let there be no doubt, this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability,' Obama said." -- McClatchy, 3/11This is no surprise. Obama was an "earmark" senator. Why would anyone be so foolish as to believe he wouldn't be an "earmark" executive?
2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign.Oh he made adjustments all right. More of the same stuff that got us into this mess in the first place. Thanks a lot Barry.
3. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion.Thanks a lot, indeed. Especially given this guy's campaign complaints about the prior administration's deficit spending.
4. Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!Yeah - that's gonna help ...
5. "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties." -- ABC News, 4/15Try "in denial".
6. "Mr. Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the 'teleprompt president' over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech." -- Sky News, 3/18Yeah right. An ... ummmmm ... well yeah ... an ... umm accomplished ... ummm .. orator umm ... yeah ... indeed.
7. In early February, the 2010 census was moved out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House, politicizing how federal aid is distributed and electoral districts are drawn.He can't guarantee his re-election by any semblance of decent governance, so he does it by controlling the census, thus controlling the structuring of the electoral districts. Sounds a lot like something Hitler would do.
8. Obama taps Nancy Killefer for a new administration job, First Chief Performance Officer -- to police government spending. But it surfaces that Killefer had performance issues of her own -- a tax lien was slapped on her DC home in 2005 for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help. She withdrew.Americans will hold Obama's feet to the fire on this one. If we are expected to pay taxes, so shall those he wishes to have serve (with) him. Shame he didn't learn this the first time it happened.
9. Turkey tried to block the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as new NATO secretary general because he didn't properly punish the Danish cartoonist who caricatured Mohammed. France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel were outraged; Obama said he supported Turkey's induction into the European Union.No free speech rights for a Danish cartoonist? This is a bad way to start building a record on human rights.
10. . . . and he never mentioned the Armenian genocide.Why should he? The only thing Barack Obama cares about is amassing power. The examples of Washington and Jefferson have been thrown completely to the wind, as if they never existed.
Can anyone provide a single shred of honest evidence that this man is good for America, beyond the fact that he's waking the people up to the foolishness that's been going on for the last hundred years? Actually, that fact is going to loom large in any effort to save the Constitution and the country from these thugs. Without the people, this Revolution will fail, and America will run the way of the Soviets.