Friday, October 5, 2012

50 Reasons Obama is a Terrible President

Obama is a bad President. Don’t believe me? I’ll back it up with a short list for you.

50 Reasons Obama is a terrible President:

  1. Obama has kept Guantanamo Bay open Source

  1. Obama administration has stepped up raids on medical marijuana facilities in California. Source See also video of Penn Jilette's thoughts on the matter.

  1. In 2007, one in every seven Americans was on food stamps, an increase from 2007 of 70%. Source

  1. Obama has a "Kill List," which includes American citizens. Source

  1. In Obama's first three years, he passed 106 major federal regulations which has cost businesses over 40b. Source

  1. The country lost its AAA credit rating under Obama for the first time ever. Source

  1. When congress de-funded Obama's many Czar's (high-level federal officials who are not confirmed by Congress), Obama ignored it and kept them on the payroll. Source

  1. Obama promised he would not use signing statements to bypass Congressional power, he broke that promise many times.  Source

  1. Obama has acted aggressively in deporting illegal immigrants, stepping up deportations to levels triple that of Clinton and higher than Bush.  Source

  1. Signed NDAA into law authorizing indefinite detentions of US citizens in Guantanamo Bay, then when indefinite detention provision was ruled unconstitutional, appealed it and had it re-instated. Source Source

  1. The Federal reserve under Obama has authorized the indefinite printing of money, a trickle-down stimulus initiative. Source Source

  1. Homeland Security tracked peaceful protesters picketing in PA, including environmentalist groups. They were compared to Al-Qaeda! Source

  1. Obama took over GM, built the Chevy Volt which costs $70k, are selling it for 40k, then passed a 7.5k tax credit for purchasing it. The average Volt buyer earns 170k a year. We the people are paying for a bunch of rich people to feel good about themselves!  Source Source

  1. Obama has eroded away at Clinton's 1996 successful welfare reform, so that you no longer have to be looking for work to receive welfare Source

  1. Obama has increased the debt dramatically, exacerbating Bush's debt increases. Bush raised debt by 4.9 trillion in his two terms (this includes TARP), Obama has risen debt by 4.9 trillion in just one term! Source Source

  1. Obama has failed to pass a budget, had his FY 2012 budget fail in the Senate 0-97 and his FY 2013 budget fail in the house 0-414. His budgets called for large deficit spending. Source Source

  1. Obama ignored the Simpson-Bowles recommendations to reduce the growing deficits, Mr. Bowles, the former Chief of Staff for President Clinton, was critical of Obama's budgets.  Source

  1. Obama administration contracted Blackwater for quarter of a million worth of work. Source

  1. More than half of Obama’s largest contributors (500k or more) were given an administration job. Hello patronage and nepotism. Source

  1. Loaned Solyndra over half a billion of taxpayer money when it was already known the company was planning layoffs and later would go bankrupt. Source

  1. Extended Patriot Act largely unchanged Source Source

  1. Obama has expanded into over 75 countries secret forces operations, including secret prisons and drone attacks. Source

  1. Obama has intensified proxy war in Somalia Source

  1. Obama has bombed Yemen, Pakistan, and Libya, all without congressional approval. Obama has bombed more countries than President Bush. Source Source

  1. Obama has allowed the torturing of Bradley Manning, an American citizen, for being an alleged whistleblower of corrupt government practices. Pictures & SourceSourceSource, & Source.

Bradley Manning before being tortured.

Bradley Manning after being tortured.                                                                                                                                

  1. Obama has ensured that past practices of illegal surveillance and torture/rendition remain secret. Source

  1. Obama has had Department of Homeland Security arbitrarily seize online domain names, without convictions of copyright infringement, representing an attack on internet freedom. Source Source

  1. Expanded use of Drone attacks in Pakistan; including targeting a funeral for a person suspected of murder and targeting first aid responders. Source  Source

  1. Assassinated three American citizens Source

  1. Met secretly with health care executives for assistance in formulating Obamacare. Source

  1. Appointed Eric Holder to Attorney General, registered lobbyist until 2004 Source

  1. Appointed Vilsack to Secretary of Agriculture, lobbyist for NEA (Public School Union) as late as 2008 Source

  1. Appointed William Lynn to Defense Secretary, Raytheon lobbyist Source

  1. Geithner’s chief of staff is a Goldman Sachs lobbyist Source

  1. Obama appointed Geithner Secretary of the Treasury, he is former President of NY Fed Source

  1. Obamacare was a victory for corporatists and a money hand-out for insurance companies. Source

  1. Political Affairs Director Gaspard was lobbyist for SEIU (Union). Source

  1. Appointed Michael Taylor to be Deputy Commissioner of FDA, former Monsanto executive Source

  1. Signed executive order to allow CIA to continue renditions. Source

  1. Obama has secretive government, denying significantly more Freedom of Information requests than Bush, despite promising transparency. Source Source

  1. 1000 companies, including McDonalds, provided exemption from healthcare reform. Pays to have some lobbyists. Source

  1. Obama opposed allowing importation of cheap drugs from other countries to appease health care executives. Source

  1. Current Chief of Staff, Jacob Lew, was the former COO of Citigroup’s alternative investments division (he invested in derivatives market). Source

  1. Former Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, was Vice Chairman at J.P. Morgan Source

  1. Wasted billions on Cash for Clunkers, subsidizing car market and driving up prices of used vehicle market. Source Source

  1. Obama failed to get a budget passed for over 2 years. Source

  1. Made recess appointments to the NLRB when Congress was not on recess. Source

  1. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) cost $900 billion and did not lower unemployment. (below is Obama Administration projections vs. reality)

  1. Obama extended federally funded unemployment benefits 73 weeks, bringing the total to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. Source

  1. Obama bailed out auto industry, represents moral hazard and flagrant display of corporatism Source

  • I realize some of these are more important than others, obviously passing the NDAA and allowing the indefinite detention of American citizens is exponentially worse than appointing lobbyist Holder.
  • Do not assume I agree with Bush or another politician because I disagree with Obama.
  • Do not assume Romney is any better
  • I am opposed to corruption, corporatism, cronyism, interventionism, secrecy, and policies destroying our liberties. 


  1. Excellent stuff! Covered pretty much every subject I can think of.

    Arguments I can see people leveling against this:
    1. "Topic X started with Bush / Obama inherited it." - So? That makes Bush a bad president too. Doesn't mean that Obama isn't bad for continuing whatever fascistic policies Bush implemented. Just because it is some kind of established practice doesn't make it acceptable.
    2. "Person X was a member of Al-Quaeda, so its okay to kill them without trial." - Sure, if they're shooting at you. Otherwise, they're still afforded protection under the constitution. Being outside the U.S. doesn't matter, either.
    3. "Topic XYZ wasn't directly Obama's doing. Other people did it." - Yet you hear no complaining from Obama when it happens, and he often appointed the guys in charge of it. I never heard any protest against any of the Fed's money printing (which has failed over and over), and I highly doubt he would have protested the doling out of loans to green energy companies (several besides Solyndra have gone bankrupt, too, and the diligence on the Solyndra bankruptcy shows that the USG will get $0 back after the more senior bondholders are paid)

  2. Obama is just a pile of crap that doesn't have the slightest idea what he's doing and is going to drive our country into bankrupty and needs to be removed from office.