Letters: Barack Obama’s blunders
October 24, 2012 8:00PM
Updated: November 26, 2012 6:11AM
For the Obama Kool-Aid drinkers who call in constantly to bash Republicans and praise Barack Obama, let’s look at what he did:
Bush ran the economy near a cliff, Obama drove it over the edge and put it in free fall.
Solyndra, GSA, Fast and Furious and the Secret Service prostitution scandals.
Security leaks, a weak stance in the Middle East leading to embassy killings and other anti-U.S. global uprisings.
Eroded religious and constitutional freedoms.
Forced Obamacare’s passage when a majority opposed it, resulting in the biggest tax increase in our history.
Five trillion dollars in new debt, with much more to come.
Censors the media when it criticizes him.
Extreme unemployment numbers among all age groups, particularly young blacks.
Moved us closer to bankruptcy.
Divided the country when he promised to bring it together.
Record numbers of Americans on welfare and food stamps.
Increased number of Americans in poverty.
Promoted the agendas of fringe groups while ignoring real issues — joblessness, a nuclear Iran, fuel prices, Israel.
Median income decreased by $5,000.
Free tuition for illegals.
Lost our AAA credit rating
Complete incompetence in economics and foreign policy.
Demonizing people who have worked hard, taken risks and sacrificed to become well-off.
Expecting 46 percent of Americans, who actually work and pay taxes, to support those who don’t.
Is this guy the best we can do? Absolutely not! A big smile and some charisma didn’t translate into an effective president. We can’t survive four more years of Obama’s failed policies and non-existent leadership, and must “hope for change” in the White House.
An ounce of prevention
Nobody ever wants war, and this is exactly the reason we need an overwhelming military. We have to look back 30 years to see what happens when our leaders believe we can cut defense and still be OK.
Bill Clinton keeps bragging about the success he had balancing the budget in the 1990s, and how electing Obama will bring us back to the good old days.
Let’s take a look at what Clinton and President Barack Obama want to take us back to. Clinton was successful in balancing the budget, but he did this through massive cuts in defense spending. He felt the end of the Cold War meant we no longer needed the same level of military strength. We now see what happens when our enemy views America as weak.
In the 1990s we had terrorist attacks on Americans in Saudi Arabia, two American Embassies in Africa, World Trade Center and the U.S.S. Cole. Hundreds of Americans were killed in these attacks, and President Clinton responded by doing virtually nothing.
In addition to this great leadership by Clinton, the Sudan offered up Osama Bin Laden, but Clinton refused because he didn’t want to offend anyone. We now know this real — or perceived — weakness lead to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Now, we see our current president wanting to cut defense to try and balance the budget. He also continues to talk with the radicals who want to kill Americans and eliminate Israel from the face of the earth.
Even after terrorists killed our ambassador, President Obama is afraid to call the killers terrorists, because he doesn’t want to offend anyone. I just hope this appeasement doesn’t end the same way the appeasement on the 1990s ended!