Another case of inflation

This time it's the president's opinion of his job performance

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You may not have seen this, since 60 Minutes didn’t even show it on the air. But in an interview with the CBS show recently, President Obama said, “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln ...”

He humbly puts himself in some rarefied, Mount Rushmore-style company. Let’s take a look at that before beginning his sculpture.

Mr. Obama’s greatest foreign policy “achievements” may be the killing of bin Laden and the end of Gadhafi’s regime in Libya. But of course, he “led from behind” in Libya, letting Europe take the lead, and as syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer noted recently, going after bin Laden was not unprecedented or fraught with considerable angst.

Meanwhile, his entreaties to our enemies have met with derision overseas, and the infamous pushing of the “reset” button on U.S.-Russia relations – despite his having thrown Poland under the bus in the defense missile deal – seems only to have reset the Cold War.

Domestically, Mr. Obama’s signature achievement is the health-care reform law – which he let others frame and write, the American public still opposes in polls and the courts may ultimately strike down next year. Even if it is upheld, his signature achievement will have been to use a Congress controlled by his own party to force Americans to swallow a health-care prescription they clearly don’t want, and which stretches if not breaks the bounds of the Constitution and may do the same to the health-care system.

Would you want that plaque on your wall?

Next in a short line of achievements might be his “stimulus” package, which others framed and wrote and which put the nation another $1 trillion in debt without any appreciable improvement in the economy.

In the meantime, unemployment has settled in at record levels while the national debt breaks them every day.

Where might all that put him in the pantheon of presidents? Looking up at Jimmy Carter?

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soldout
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soldout 01/02/12 - 04:12 am
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He is a danger to the living

He is a danger to the living and the un-born. His actions are always destructive to freedom. If we pray "that all truth come to light" about him his re-election chances could be slim. He doesn't do what he does or support who he supports without reason. His doing so reveals who he really is. Out of the mouth the heart speaks and he has revealed his heart.

agustinian
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agustinian 01/02/12 - 06:56 am
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Isn't it strange -- he calls

Isn't it strange -- he calls his signature achievement Health Care Reform. But Democrats bristle when you call it Obamacare -- why? Wouldn't you want your name associated with your proudest achievement?

It just gets curiouser and curiouser.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/02/12 - 07:07 am
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hussein is lord! We need

hussein is lord! We need socialism! EVERYONE working for the good of the state. EVERYONE paid the same,no matter how hard one works. Everyone gets a home,transportation,and food. The rest goes to the good of the state. It is the only fair way! SOCIALISM will bring all to the same level-nobody earns more than the rest. hussein and socialism in 2012! mmm mmm obama mmm mmm tingling tingling!

carcraft
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carcraft 01/02/12 - 08:22 am
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If you think Obama really

If you think Obama really understood health care and how to fix the problems in health care this should prove inlightening! www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxxGUeZtno Obama cheered from the sidelines with out real having, as ussual, a clue!

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Chillen 01/02/12 - 08:55 am
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So, to obama..... Waging war

So, to obama.....

Waging war in Libya without provocation and without Congressional approval is a "crowning achievement"?!

Bribing and paying off politicians to vote for your healthcare bill is a "crowning achievement"?!

The economic/non-shovel ready stimulus that only rewarded the banks, the unions and obama's donators is a "crowning achievement"?!

REAL unemployment, not obama administration made up numbers, of between 11-15% is a "crowning achievement"?!

Being so focused on your "agenda" that you are willing to implement programs like Fast & Furious, resulting in the deaths of innocent Americans is a "crowning achievement"?!

Printing money like it's going out of style, causing inflation and effectively destroying the saving of millions of Americans is a "crowning achievement"?!

Food stamp use & welfare has balloned under obama, is this a "crowning achievement"?!

Increasing the federal employee roster along with their pay during a massive recession is a "crowning achievement"?!

Increasing our national debt more than all US President combined is a "crowning achievement"?!

Increasing the scope of the federal govt control over our lives - such as the groping TSA agents, standing naked in front of snickering TSA agents, Big Sis' rule over Homeland Security resulting in policies pitting American against American like See Something, Say Something, prosecution of border patrol agents doing their jobs, getting involved in what we eat, etc. is a "crowning achievement"?!

Bowing & graveling to our enemies and alienating our allies is a "crowning achievement"?!

I doubt he'll even go down in history on par with Jimmy Carter. History will be far less kind to the community organizer.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/02/12 - 09:09 am
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Chillen,you are wrong! When

Chillen,you are wrong! When the state controls history,you will believe what you are told and do your job-for the good of the state. hussein has already gotten the nobel prize for his intentions. Do you think they will allow anything negative to be included as a part of history? Stalin did not allow any anti-state facts to be a part of the history of the u.s.s.r. What makes you think hussein's version of socialism will be any different?

Chillen
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Chillen 01/02/12 - 09:21 am
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copperhead, What you say is

copperhead, What you say is true, the socialists will protect him, the "fake" history books might protect the loser, but don't forget that the internet has taken over to nullify what those fools are forcing on us.

On the other hand, our federal govt is right now, as we sit in our homes, working to monitor the internet and block sites they don't agree with. RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA. Is this America or China for Gods Sake?!

In the end, once we win the socialism battle, I still say that REAL history will not be kind to him. He might even be viewed on par with evil dictators if he keeps it up.

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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:20 am
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Chillen, I'm not too hard on

Chillen, I'm not too hard on Obama for waging war in Libya without approval. The more reasons we can find to bomb things over there the better. Weapons of mass destruction, to kick out Momar, any old thing works for me. There are only so many of them.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/02/12 - 09:20 am
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Are you saying they don't

Are you saying they don't already control the internet? Might better do a tad more research.

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 01/02/12 - 09:24 am
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"Its hard to be humble when

"Its hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way" (Obama theme song?)

The left leaning liberal media hates America so much Obama was never fully or properly vetted, nor will the media criticize any action he takes.

I think its because liberals are trying their best to fundamentally transform and punish America at the same time -- and they're using Obama to bring the country to its knees. Ingrained in the liberals conscience is a need to 'correct' or make amends for previous transgressions: the stealing Native American land, slavery, capitalism, environmental destruction, use of fossil fuels, Republican wars, etc. (the list is endless).

The left will not rest until America is 'properly punished' and Capitalism is put to death.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:24 am
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I think Israel has a

I think Israel has a blackboard with the number of Muslims at the top. Last I heard it's 2 billion. Then under it they have minus numbers. Iraq, minus 100,000, Afghanistan minus 75,000 (okay, I made that number up, who really knows?), Libya, 25,000, Egypt 5,000. We are getting THERE slowly.

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Chillen 01/02/12 - 09:24 am
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copperhead, I added to my

copperhead, I added to my post as you were typing about the internet, yes, they are already working to control the internet. Something our mainstream media seems to be missing........intentionally.

Riverman, I don't doubt that getting rid of a monster is the right thing to do. But is must be done legally. Otherwise we have nothing but a dictatorship occuring. Sound familiar?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:27 am
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Chillen, much as I dislike

Chillen, much as I dislike Obama, I bet about every war we've been in, we had to start shooting back at them before it was legal.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:33 am
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I mean just go ahead and

I mean just go ahead and attack them and later give a Mexican-American War type justification for it.

Chillen
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Chillen 01/02/12 - 09:34 am
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That is different Riverman,

That is different Riverman, shooting back is legal (temporarily). Launching a campaign against a nation who did not fire first (at us) is another thing.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:36 am
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I can see an American

I can see an American president giving the justification for attacking an insane Muslim country. We are going to wipe them out because they are fanatics who cut heads off Americans. Maybe just use the George Bush reasoning, "These people ain't right." Heh

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 09:43 am
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Or do what Ronald Reagan did

Or do what Ronald Reagan did when the Muslims killed all the Marines in Lebanon. Invade Grenada. We have to be realists here. We don't need no stinkin paperwork.

Bruno
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Bruno 01/02/12 - 09:59 am
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Riverman, are you saying that

Riverman, are you saying that Reagan invaded Grenada due to the issue in Lebanon rather than at the request of the Prime Minister of Dominica and the Governor General of Grenada to stop the intended coup by socialist and Cuban forces?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 10:03 am
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Bruno, nah, Reagan was a

Bruno, nah, Reagan was a great man. I'm just funnin. Chillen knows that. But Reagan never did do anything about the Marines being killed. He was brilliant enough not to get us in stupid wars we can't win. Now he would bomb your crazy butt if necessary, but he never sent in troops unless it was something like Grenada where the Ga National Guard and 3 flatbelly wagons could beat them in a week.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 01/02/12 - 11:28 am
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AC. Just another failed

AC. Just another failed attempt to make Obama look bad. It will simply will not work. Well, maybe in Augusta. You didn't like him before he was President, so one would expect nothing to change. Let's look at Bush achievements as President. The biggest economic collapse ever; allowing 9/11 to happen by not recognizing the enemy/threat; waging two wars with no clear objectives based on what he called bad intel; hurricane Katrina lack of response, and the list goes on. If you are saying Obama's record is as bad as that you all are worst off than I thought.

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allhans 01/02/12 - 10:24 am
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carcraft 8:22..That is what

carcraft 8:22..That is what happens when Obama tries to talk without his 'prompter.

It hurts to watch.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/02/12 - 10:57 am
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chillen said "Launching a

chillen said "Launching a campaign against a nation who did not fire first (at us) is another thing."

How many dead citizens does it take before you fire back?

harley_52
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harley_52 01/02/12 - 11:06 am
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When your citizens start

When your citizens start dying of terrorist attacks at home, how do you decide who you'll go to war against?

harley_52
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harley_52 01/02/12 - 11:20 am
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What happens when school

What happens when school buses across the Nation start blowing up from IEDs along the roads?

RunningMan
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RunningMan 01/02/12 - 11:23 am
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Two things I keep hearing

Two things I keep hearing about Obama, the teleprompter, and UN war with Libya. Tell me there is more?

RunningMan
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RunningMan 01/02/12 - 11:26 am
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If Obama was really that bad,

If Obama was really that bad, the GOP should be able to nominate Joe the plumber and win in 2012, however, that is not the case, and they have yet to find someone that has a chance of winning in 2012. Either he is that good, or they are that bad.

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Riverman1 01/02/12 - 11:40 am
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Harley, good question. I

Harley, good question. I don't know about you, but if they start blowing up our school buses, I'd start with leveling Tehran back to the stage where earth had just broken off from the sun, or however the heck that happened, and was still pretty hot.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/02/12 - 11:41 am
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What about suicide bombers at

What about suicide bombers at shopping malls? Weddings? What about war declarations and U.N. Resolutions then?

harley_52
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harley_52 01/02/12 - 11:44 am
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I'd be inclined to do the

I'd be inclined to do the same, Riverman, but how do you "prove" the IEDs came from Iran? And change IEDs to nukes. What do we do when the first nuclear device takes out a city....Atlanta, perhaps?

carcraft
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carcraft 01/02/12 - 11:57 am
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Runningman, that is three

Runningman, that is three things but I dothe same stuff..Here is Obama talking about diabetes and amputations. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG56B2et4M8 Again he demostartes his ignorance of health care economics. But hay, Obama has the fourth best legislative record for presidences, ain't he great? LOL There are so many things wrong with his analysis of amputations it is mind boggling, from the cost of prevention to the money a sugeon makes for an amputation...Don't worry Obama has fixed the health care system! Now you have four things Runningman!

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