Passing The Torch

Baby, You’re The Worstest

The United States has been wildly successful over the last 234 years largely in spite of our Chief Executives rather than because of them.  That’s only to be expected in a nation founded on the principle that the best government was the least government.  But, as more and more power has ceded to the Executive branch over the past 75 years, our Presidents have gained a corresponding ability to take any bad situation and make it much worse.  Some have even raised bungling to a high art. Of the latter, competent historians rate two men as the most accomplished: Jimmy Carter, who helped to boot the Shah from Iran, gave away the Panama Canal, and introduced gas rationing and double-digit inflation to American consumers; and the current occupant of the Oval Office, whose first two years in office make Old Jimbo look like a rank amateur.  As Ben Shapiro argues in his Townhall column,

During his entire first term, Carter’s record doesn’t touch the Obama administration’s record in its first year and a half. Obama has already tacitly OK’d the Iranian nuclear program and derided Israel’s nuclear program. He has allowed Iranian protestors to be slaughtered in the streets without so much as a peep for days on end. Obama has allowed the Russians to sponsor an uprising in Kyrgyzstan that resulted in the removal of a U.S. airbase. He has lent legitimacy to an Islamist Turkish government and sold American debt to a communist Chinese government that supports North Korea. He has presided over the largest oil spill in world history in the Gulf of Mexico and spent his efforts blaming everyone but himself.

He’s poised to raise our taxes at the end of the year. He’s pushing for comprehensive “immigration reform” that will really act as an amnesty for illegal immigrants. He has denigrated Arizona before Mexico, bowed before the king of Saudi Arabia and the Chinese president and the Japanese emperor, hugged a Venezuelan quasi-dictator, and undermined a constitutional uprising in Honduras. He has pushed carbon taxes and gas taxes and estate taxes. He has propped up unfit mortgage borrowers and penalized those who pay their mortgage on time. He has bailed out his buddies in the banking industry and nationalized the auto and health industries for the benefit of his union friends.

He has insulted the Cambridge police and defended Muslim terrorists like Maj. Nidal Hassan. He has utilized advisers who are Marxists (former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones), anti-Semites (foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, special adviser Samantha Power, National Security Adviser Adm. James Jones), racists (Attorney General Eric Holder), sycophantic pro-Islamists (Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan), kooks (Director of White House Office of Science and Technology John Holdren), perverts (Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings), and paid thugs (Rahm Emanuel).

When Obama took office, the national debt was just under $10 trillion. Now it is $12 trillion, and by 2015, it will be at least $19.6 trillion. Unemployment under Obama increased to 9.7 percent, up from 7.6 percent when Bush left office. The inflation rate has yet to explode, but most economists believe it will have to unless Obama drastically raises taxes, destroying the economy even further.

Carter can’t touch this guy.

To be fair, Obama has had some assistance during his race to the bottom. The 111th Democratic Congress, led by the deranged Nancy Pelosi and the beady-eyed pickpocket Harry Reid, was arguably the worst in history, surpassing even the appalling 110th Democratic Congress in its insane profligacy. That legislature is mercifully gone, having left behind a disgusting mess.  But perhaps the most outrageous incidence surrounding the debacle that is Obama is the number of poor deluded souls who continue to enable him.  Primarily journalists from Manhattan to be sure, but still. They’re as addicted as the degenerate gamblers who bet the houses where their wives and children sleep on swaybacked old nags that leave the post at 20-1. If our mainstream media had half the sense of those broken-down old trotters, they’d either back a different horse or sign themselves into a competent rehabilitation center.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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10 Responses to Passing The Torch

  1. Epic fail.

    And, still, the media shill for him. 😦

    • Bob Mack says:

      Carnival barkers, AOW, trying to con the suckers into the tent.

      • Bob Mack says:

        Just pulled this off Drudge. You’d think the money men would drop those left-wing losers like rotten mackerels:
        THURS., FEB 10, 2011

        FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,325,000
        FOXNEWS BAIER 2,335,000
        FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,293,000
        FOXNEWS BECK 2,243,000
        FOXNEWS SHEP 1,936,000
        FOXNEWS GRETA 1,744,000
        CNN BLITZER 1,036,000
        CNN MORGAN 941,000
        MSNBC HARDBLL 844,000
        MSNBC O’DONNELL 843,000
        CNN COOPER 826,000
        MSNBC MADDOW 765,000
        CNN PARKERSPITZER 724,000
        MSNBC SHULTZ 575,000

  2. samiam60 says:

    This is a most outstanding Post Bob. Your way of putting the history into words is amazing. This post needs to get more exposure. People need to look at this situation in these terms you have set forth. I hope everyone will take the time to tweet this post.

  3. AFVET says:

    Great Post Bob !
    At this point, all we can hope for is that SOMEONE ferrets out his secret history before the next election.
    I wouldn’t lay any money on that though.
    I’ve wondered if we would know more without Leon Paneta in charge of the FBI.
    Jus’ thinkin’.

    • Bob Mack says:

      AFVET, looks like Panetta might be starting to walk like an Egyptian. From US News & World Report:

      Panetta has also moved to make the super-secret agency a bit more accessible to the public to bolster the CIA’s image. Just this week, for example, the agency announced that it was adding links on the homepage to social media sites like YouTube and Flickr.

      • Bob Mack says:

        Wonder what happens if you ‘unfriend’ the CIA?

      • AFVET says:

        CIA, FBI , WTF over.
        OB has the control over all of them.
        They’re hacks, bowing and swaying to Obamas music.
        Obama and his administration need to be dismantled, in public.
        Otherwise the drones will never understand what they have done to this country.
        As Obama grins and lies to this country on a regular basis, incessantly, the morons that continue to support the fool on the hill will eventually realize how naive they were.

  4. Angel says:

    what a horror in the making BOB..pray for ISRAEL my friend:)

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