Yesterday we saw the unveiling of two disastrous “paintings” that could forever mar the tradition of American presidential paintings. Today might be a good time to reflect on the many other disasters Obama has heaped on America..
First, let’s look at what he has done to the tradition of Presidential paintings:
Video via @OliverMcGee
Now, on to the other disasters left in his wake:
Obamacare-A massive and incredibly convoluted bill which exponentially increases the federal government’s control over our personal lives
Lawlessness-There are MANY that fit under this heading. Here are a few:
- Willful and intentional refusal to enforce our immigration laws-When states voted to enforce the federal immigration laws which the federal government refused to enforced, Obama sued to stop them.
- Fast & Furious-An illegal gun-running scheme who’s purpose was to try and implement gun control by riling up the lefty against guns
- Military intervention in Libya without Congressional approval-Could have been impeached for this..Why wasn’t he?
- Publicized the identity of the exact SEAL teams who had killed Osama bin Laden, making them a target for Islamists. Shortly thereafter 22 SEALS were shot down and killed in Afghanistan, their worst loss of life ever.
- DACA-Unconstitutional “deferred action”. It was not his place, or authority to defer enforcing established law. He is supposed to shut up and enforce them.
- The IRS scandal-The selective targeting of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service
- Obama somehow managed to insert mentions of himself into the official biographies of earlier presidents on the White House Web site — even presidents from the 19th century. After public outcry, the narcissistic Obama mentions were quietly removed without comment.
- The 2009 National Christmas Tree in the White House was decorated with ornaments depicting Chairman Mao, a drag queen, and a picture of Mount Rushmore that included Obama’s own head next to George Washington’s.
- After winning the 2008 election but before being sworn in, Obama bombastically concocted the official-seeming “Office of the President-Elect” as if it was some kind of real government department; in fact, it was just a self-congratulatory title he made up to look important before he actually became president.
These next three fall into a combination of narcissism, paranoia and a bent toward dictatorship
- Set up a special email account, “Flag@Whitehouse.gov,” to which Americans were supposed to inform the government of anyone they heard spreading “disinformation” about Obama’s health care overhaul. (This was the first of three different “spy on your friends and neighbors” programs.)
- “Attack Watch” was Obama’s second Big Brother attempt, a Web site on which you would report “attacks” on Obama’s proposals and ideology; it was quickly shut down due to outrage and mockery.
- Finally, Obama set up the “Truth Team” program which encouraged citizens to report to the government any friends or relatives they hear repeating “lies” about Obama. The Truth Team site still exists.
Blatant Anti-America Actions
- Attempted to force returning veterans to pay huge increases for their health coverage…as a way to generate more funding for his Obamacare provisions.
- Sided with Hugo Chavez and the Castro regime regarding the Honduran Constitutional Crisis of 2009, the first time ever that the U.S. formed a political alliance with socialist governments in Latin America.
- Obama Administration OKed the nomination of Chas Freeman to chair the National Intelligence Council (which coordinates intelligence reports from all government agencies), despite the fact that he was openly hostile to Israel and strongly favored Arabist goals. (He later withdrew under pressure.)
This is by no means a complete list of his lawless, disastrous behavior…but you get the idea
- Despite the fact that the Falkland Islands have been part of Great Britain since 1833 and that Great Britain is supposed to be our strongest ally, Obama essentially sided with Argentina in its new claim on the Falklands, not only by adopting the Argentine position that their status is open to negotiation, but even by (attempting to) refer to the islands by their Spanish name (Malvinas).
- Intentionally misquotes the Declaration of Independence in speeches, often leaving out the words “by their Creator” in the famous passage “…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” which Obama instead has recited as “…are endowed with certain unalienable rights.”
- When Obama was inaugurated as President on January 20, 2009, he at first flubbed the oath of office, so he had to re-take it behind closed doors for his inauguration to be valid. He did so, but during this second, true inauguration in private, he purposely failed to place his hand on a Bible, as is traditional — the first president ever to not swear the oath of office on the Bible.
- Chinese pianist Lang Lang played an offensively anti-American song at a 2011 White House dinner where Obama hosted Chinese president Hu Jintao, to the delight and amazement of the communist Chinese visitors, while Obama just sat there and smiled (the song’s Chinese lyrics describe Americans as “warmongering jackals”).
- Insulted the British people by rudely returning to them a bust of Churchill which previously had been a ceremonial gift on display at the White House; when later confronted on this inexplicable action, he lied about it.
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