Barack Obama – ‘the worst president in history’ – koolaid and destiny

Over and over the faithful repeat the mantra that President Barack Obama is the worst president in history, and the second coming of Jimmy Carter.

Keep drinking the koolaid: The GOP is doing itself longterm damage if it keeps up the mantra that President Obama is the worst president in history. That constant repetition would seem to absolve the GOP of coming up with ideas and having to appeal to people with real alternatives.

Repeatedly saying the worst president in history just means that the rest of America is comprised of idiots if they somehow don’t see it that way. Some of those idiots vote.

Bad news: when it comes to Obama being the worst president in history the rest of America doesn’t see it that way. Not the great majority nor a simple majority see it that way.

Surveys show that fewer than half of Americans blame Obama for today’s economic situation. Two-thirds still blame the Bush Administration — you can’t get to 2/3rds unless a sizeable number of Republicans also believe the same way … and they do.

Surveys show that independents such as myself would like to vote for a conservative candidate … but we aren’t buying the worst president in history mantra. Mitt Romney responded recently to complaints that he wasn’t bashing Obama enough — Romney noted that his own focus groups just didn’t buy in to the storyline of the worst president in history.

Yes, Obama made some promises that he couldn’t keep. As a conservative independent (a real one, not one that votes straight GOP and then claims to be independent), I’m disappointed in a lot of things as regards the Obama Administration. However, I also don’t believe that the GOP has acted in good faith over the last four years. The GOP has shown neither the ideas nor the maturity of real remorse to claim that it can do better than Obama.

I voted GOP and for John McCain in 2008. In 2012 I lean towards Libertarian Gary Johnson but will vote for Obama if it appears that Virginia is on the edge of tipping to Mitt Romney, which at this time it is not.

Yes, I want the GOP to lose. A big loss would be great. Super. I would like the GOP to have a come-to-Jesus moment where it really reflects on how we and it got here.

As a stalwart GOP member from 1980-2009 it hurts me to say that I would like the GOP to go down in defeat in 2012 — but it is also the truth.

For the GOP, the last four years have been all about ‘taking our country back’ … back to what? … and to when? … Occasionally the words get mumbled ‘We could have done better …’. Those few perfunctory words are neither sincere nor followed by examinable public policy that shows the GOP means action, real reform, and not just more empty words that can’t pass a Math 101 review.

President Barack Obama is not the worst president in history.

Chances are good that history will record Obama as a president with a difficult economy that includes an aging population and a revolution in business productivity plus massive outsourcing plus two wars on his hands. History will also record that anything that Obama achieved was done with one of the most intransigent oppositions ever in American history by a Congress that was at a low of 19% approval rating — and has since fallen to barely a 10% approval level lead by folks that want to take us back and to tell us that President Barack Obama is the worst president in history, and the second coming of Jimmy Carter.



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4 responses to “Barack Obama – ‘the worst president in history’ – koolaid and destiny

  1. George S. Harris

    As an ardent reader of the things you write, i have to give you five stars on this one. I honestly believe it is a fair assessment of the situation we live in at this time. Your “Come-to-Jesus moment” (or other deity of your choice) is exactly what is needed. I cannot believe the arrogance of Senator Mitch McConnell to stand up and publicly state that the job of the Republican party for the next two years is to make certain that President Obama is a one term president. While I am sure I will be roundly chastised for this, I am forced to say that McConnell’s remark is not totally prompted by his believing President Obama is the “worst president in history.” I honestly believe in certain circles he says, “We gotta get that nigger out of OUR White House.” I apologize to all my friends of color but there simply is no other way to say it. For many people, President Obama just has too much melanin. It is cleverly disguised by re peat ing such things as the mantra you have suggested. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican icon, is said to have noted that, “You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” Today’ Republican simply says, “We can fool all the people all the time, just repeat after me…”

  2. Milt

    We did the math: the U.S. had 133,561,000 non-farm jobs in January 2009, roughly 200,000 fewer in August 2012 So U.S. has fewer jobs now than it did the day President Obama took office Obama “hasn’t created one single net new job since he’s been president.”
    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported that during negotiations on the stimulus, President Obama called the leaders of the Democratic Party: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid. As he spoke, Speaker Pelosi muted the phone and went on with the meeting. If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?
    Obama-Epic Failure: Gasoline $3.80… up 107.6%
    Unemployment 8.3%… up 3.7%
    Democrats boo and try to evict God at DNC.
    Democrats pay tribute to Russian Navy at DNC.
    Food Stamp Recipients 46.7 million… up 31.7%
    More Americans Now Commit Suicide than Die in Car Crashes as Miserable Economy Takes Its Toll
    United States Ambassador to Libya and 3 staff KILLED BY MUSLIMS.
    Then Obama chooses ‘The View’ over private meetings at the UN
    Mob attacks US Embassy and burns flag in Egypt. Four More Years… Really? Voting for Obama again is like backing up the Titanic and taking another run at the iceberg. Do you really expect different results? Vote American This Time!
    So stop drinking that “Hopium laced Kool-Aid” you’ve been conned!

  3. lindsay

    obama is a muslim commie disgrace on his way to bankrupting our country. he was NEVER qualified to be president. what has he accomplished besides 80, 000 rounds of golf, bowing to foreign kings, passing on the keystone pipeline, trying to cut our military strength, tripling the deficit, creating no jobs and blaming whitey for HIS failures?

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