( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
“60 Minutes” interviewed President Barack Obama in hopes of finding out why he thinks America should give him a chance at re election. Obama had a very interesting response:
He rejected questioner Steve Kroft’s suggestion that the public was judging him on his performance as president. “I’m being judged against the ideal,” he said. “Joe Biden has a good expression. He says, `Don’t judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative.'”
Do you know anyone that is judging Barack Obama against the ‘ideal’? I don’t! Heck, I am not even sure who or what the ideal is! Certainly, Barack Obama’s ideals of wealth redistribution is not one I share, nor is his pro-abortion view or his ‘hate the rich’ ideal either. I share very few if any ideals of Barack Obama’s.
I agree that he should be judged against the alternative, and at this time we are not sure who that could be.
But there is one other comparison/judgement that should be made – how is Obama doing against Obama! And by that I mean – How is President Obama doing against the promises made by candidate Obama? He promised us lots of things.
He promised he would close Guantanamo Bay – FAIL
He promised the TARP funds would keep unemployment below 8% – FAIL
He promised transparency – FAIL
He promised Hope and Change – FAIL
He promised no lobbyists in/around his White House – FAIL
He promised to end ‘No-Bid’ contracts above $25,000 – FAIL
He promised to stop letting companies in bankruptcy give bonuses – FAIL
He promised to end income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 per year – FAIL
He promised to allow imported prescription drugs to lower costs – FAIL
He promised to allow for 5 days of public discussion on an issue before passing a law – FAIL
He promised to reduce earmarks to 1994 levels – FAIL
He promised not to increase taxes on people making less than $250,000 – FAIL
So how can we compare him against others when he FAILS to accomplish what he promised on his own. And when he is asked if he deserves to be re elected his response is don’t compare him to the Almighty! The guy is a failure – pure and simple…..