Obama's presidency is disastrous

In two short months, Barry Soetoro, a.k.a. Barack Obama, and this Congress are proving to be beyond inept, extremely arrogant, tyrannical, unqualified and unprepared -- and, in so doing, have made Jimmy Carter appear as though he was in total control and knew exactly what he was doing. You wanted change? You got it. By the way, how's it working for you?

We were promised a drastic reduction in earmarks/pork. That was a lie. In the, ahem, stimulus plan, there were 8,000-plus such goodies. Obama never vetoed as president what he condemned as a candidate. In fact, he addressed Congress and boasted that there were no earmarks, which made even Democrats who voted for it chuckle.

We were promised an ethical Cabinet free of lobbyist influence. That was a lie. What was nominated were tax cheats with strong lobbyist ties. If Obama had a clue, he would know that Question One, perhaps Question Two, of the vetting process is: Are your taxes up to date?

The Democrats sent hundreds of billions of our dollars to the Wall Street wealthy. During the campaign, Obama pledged to focus on Main Street. What a detour. The Democrats, Obama and the media chastised Republicans for not standing behind the 1,087-page stimulus plan not read by a soul.

Now, well, oops. The architects of Fannie Mae's failure, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, are screaming that they want AIG bonus money back that was paid for with bailout bucks. They put the bonus provision in there. Obama signed it into law. It's too late! ...

This president and Congress ran up a trillion-dollar-plus deficit inside of two months. They promised change, and delivered with more to follow unless we can stop them in 2010 and 2012. The media goose-stepped behind the hope-change-Obama hype without questioning a thing, and is still marching behind the least qualified and unprepared president in American history who truthfully has no clue.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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