How long has it been since Barack Obama ran his first campaign ad, attacking Mitt Romney and basically trying to convince Americans the former Governor of Massachusetts was an evil man? It seems like it has gone on for a very long time, at least a year. The Obama campaign knew Mitt Romney was the candidate they would likely face in 2012 and they have been working against him all along. In so doing, they have attempted to distract voters from looking closely at the record President Obama has amassed in his first four years. Let’s look at the record, shall we?
Barack Obama promised we would see unemployment at 5.6%, if only we would apply his stimulus plan and spend billions of dollars we were borrowing from the Chinese. As you can see from the unemployment numbers, the official unemployment is hovering around 8%, and that’s with what many of us believe are cooked books. Failure or success? You be the judge.
Did not Barack Obama promise to cut the national debt and the deficit when he came into office? If I recall correctly, he said it was unpatriotic for President George W. Bush to rack up so much spending in eight years of living in the White House. When we look at the facts, we find Barack Obama has increased both the debt and the deficit exponentially, in only four years. Failure or success? Patriotic or not? You be the judge.
Barack Obama promised to bring Americans together, in search of the common good of the country. He promised he would end the divisions that were so prominent in our government. How has he done so far? The divisions have not changed for the better. America is more divided than it has ever been and our government is at a virtual standstill. Congress has not passed a budget in how many years? Failure or success? You be the judge.
Barack Obama promised to repair our image and status in the world. What he has done is to give our enemies assurance that we will not be tough on the issues that concern us. Yes, Osama bin Laden is dead, but Al Qaeda is not on the run, not even close. The President has shown himself to have little concern for the safety of the men and women who are serving our country around the world. As a result, our Ambassador to Libya is dead, along with three brave souls who disobeyed their orders to “stand down”, all because it was the right thing to do. All the while, the President and his team have blamed a YouTube video for causing a protest that didn’t exist, and for the deaths of our people. They are more interested in covering their own tracks, than they are in protecting our people, or allowing the truth to come out. Failure or success? You be the judge.
For the past four years we have watched as Barack Obama performed what he considered his “duties” as President of our country. He has bypassed Congress at every opportunity, saying it was easier to work around them, than with them. He has openly villanized the Supreme Court for their decisions, unless it was when he was praising them for their failed ruling on Obamacare. He has openly portrayed his disdain for our system of government and seems to think he could do much better, if only he could make all the decisions.
Failure or success? You be the judge