Top 4 Reasons Obama Will Be Seen As A Failure

As Barack Obama moves toward the end of his career, expect to hear lots of talk about his legacy.

I believe the first African-American president will be remembered kindly by the academic establishment, writing from their ivory towers, because of the historic nature of his election.

But for average Americans, it’ll be a different story. Most Americans judge a president based on what he promises versus what he delivers, and they judge him using the question Ronald Reagan asked voters in 1980: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”

At this point in the Obama presidency, the answer is a resounding “No.” Obama promised big results, but he’s failed to deliver.

For example, look at these four promises and the eventual results. They cover what are arguably his biggest accomplishments.

  1. Obama’s $825-billion stimulus failed to keep unemployment below 8% as he promised. After the stimulus passed, America still lost over one million jobs. If you count people who have become discouraged and are no longer seeking jobs, some economists believe that the real unemployment rate is still above 20%.
  2. Obama called his healthcare package one of his major accomplishments. He told CBS News’ Steve Kroft that he was “putting in place a system in which we’re going to start lowering healthcare costs.” Yet Obamacare has failed to make health insurance more affordable. According to FactCheck.org, Obamacare is actually making healthcare “less affordable.” Workers paid an average of $132 more for family coverage this year.
  3. Obama predicted that his investments in green energy would create five million jobs, but The Wall Street Journal reports: “The green jobs subsidy story gets more embarrassing by the day. Three years ago President Obama promised that by the end of the decade, America would have five million green jobs, but so far, some $90 billion in government spending has delivered very few.”
  4. Obama pledged to cut the deficit in half, saying: “And that’s why today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.”  Obama then enacted his deficit reduction plan, which was comprised of a series of massive tax increases. Yet the deficit is still more than twice what he promised.

Based on these results, I’d give the president a solid “F”!

Don’t expect much reporting on the president’s record, though. Instead, watch as the media continues to focus on polls. They like to judge politicians this way because they can control the outcome. Just ask any honest pollster – it’s easy to game the outcome of a poll by manipulating the questions.

In fact, the news media is almost desperate to ignore Obama’s record… and so is the president himself. He’s constantly changing the subject when it comes to his record, focusing instead on topics like “income inequality.”

Lucky for Obama, the mainstream media will always help him out. Just wait… I fully expect them to work hard building the president a legacy he doesn’t deserve, as well.

 

This commentary appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

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Comments

  1. The Duck says:

    BO is a failure because he is an imposter, without a teleprompter and a speechwriter he cannot speak a sentence intelligently. He is a divider and not a uniter. His policies are grossly inefficient and everything he has done needs to revoked and abolished. He is a disgrace to our nation and to the whole world as well.
    He needs to be impeached immediately. Godspeed.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Duck your right even when he was a community gangleader and senator he was told what to do and what to say by the people with money who put this sand monkey up for thee offices.Now they let him know what to say and do as the first half jigaboo president.

  2. Only FOUR? For starters, Americans knew nothing about him because he was not vetted by McCain. So, the first "African-American" (and, remember he is only half black) was elected twice by people who only voted for him because of his skin color. Obama can sell swampland and make anyone feel good about buying swampland.

  3. James Morgan says:

    You obviously don;t understand Obama's real goals: (1) Help destroy America by spending it into bankruptcy [A+], (2) Destroy the private health care industy by implementing Obamacare and create conditions to force America into government run socialized health care – in progress [B-], (3) Weaken America militarily by forcing acceptance of gay personnel, weakening morale, and starving the services of funding [A], (4) Implementing abuse of power disregarding laws and the Constitution, using IRS to sabotage conservative organixations, mobilize illegal aliens for vote fraud to get re-elected, give amnesty to illegal aliens to create future Democrat voters [A+]

    • Well said, James

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Couldn't agree with you more.As Daffy Duck would say Obumhole your dispicable

    • MuslimLuvChrist says:

      Very nice James!
      Dinesh D’Souza (in his movie 2016) had 3 predictions for obama:
      1 He won’t stop a Nuclear Iran. A+
      2 He will continue spending regardless if the deficit goes >20 Trillion. A+
      3 He will cut the military to nothing while raising taxes. A+ A+
      We’ve seen him firing nuclear commanders to bring our warhead count from 5000 to a handful, then use that handful for EMP to create martial law to remain in power.
      This will bring about an islamic caliphate to spread islam.
      He wants economic collapse by pushing the deficit >20 Trillion, to make America a third world nation.

  4. Four reasons why Obama will be seen like a failure, we here have a 100 reasons why this man is a failure, everything he has done has been a failure.

    What else can be said about Obama, we all know he is a fraud with radical views to Fundamentally Transform America into another 3rd world nation of poverty just like his real country Kenya and that is what he wants for America and to be rule under dictatorship with him being our dictator

  5. flip one over says:

    This person "Obama" is not worth even the time it takes to write this comment.

  6. Firehead says:

    Add to those facts that Obama is a communist, a liar, a cheat, a criminal and a Traitor, who is hell bent on the destruction of our beloved country. He should be first of all impeached, then tried for treason and if found guilty spend the rest of his miserable life in prison. or executed. Of course none of that will happen, because the awful truth is that we now live in a country where cowards like Obama are looked up to and no one in congress has the stones to stand up to him and stop him. Oh well maybe after he gets finished ruining our country he can become Putin's little B—h. Oh what am I thinking, He would enjoy that.

  7. I look at Obama becoming President like an experiment gone wrong. Hypothesis: What if we put a black man in office? Sounded like a good idea at the time, right? In theory, nothing wrong with it. In practice? Made a huge mistake in selecting a man with a clouded past, made a career out of community organizing, has ties to some very sick and twisted individuals, has only served two years in the senate with the majority of his votes being "present" rather than taking a side, and has a damaged personality. The experiment continued despite all the early warnings. First try: subject gave lots of promises and failed to deliver. Subject spent most of term garnering more power to himself, pitted blacks against whites, poor against rich, intensified hostilities between political parties, weakened relations between countries, wrote and forced unconstitutional laws, ignored other laws when proved to be inconvenient for subject, betrayed military forces under his command, attempted to cover up said betrayal, apologized to hostile forces in light of said betrayal, blaming failures on others – particularly that of political opposition, using government resources and organizations to punish political opposition, etc. Result of first try: Disaster. Second try: Much of the same from previous try recurring. In danger of repeating results of previous try. Experiment in danger of growing out of control. Possibility of remedy: diminishing. Possibility of repair: Unknown.

    Conclusion: Choosing a man for President based on skin color alone has dangerous consequences.
    Recommendation: Carefully examine and consider next specimen before selection.

  8. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    If it wasn’t for the liberal media this hack would of been impeached years ago!

    • RacerJim says:

      If it wasn't for the liberal media this anti-American usurper would never have even been on the ballot in 2008.

      • MuslimLuvChrist says:

        Alabama tried to sue the person who vetted obama, the verdict favored obama again. Judges are paid off by the sleazy chicago style thug!

  9. Edwardkoziol says:

    First reason is he is a divider.He pits whites against blacks and republicans against democraps.Second he takes to many vacations wasting taxpayer money on the black mumba he married while claiming the real Americans should tighten their belts.Third no countries fear the US because this boot went around apologizing and bowing.Putin thinks he's a joke.Fourth he believes he is the only one who knows what is good for Americans
    like his wife big ass tries to tell you what to eat and what to feed your children.There are more reasons then you can shake a stick at.

  10. You all have said it so well! It’s gratifying to be among
    intelligent people who can separate the wheat from the
    chaff! I’m usually being told, “stop watching Fox news
    they’re liars”…. Actually, Fox is too tame. I need and desire
    stronger sounding off press.
    What’s wrong with calling a spade….a spade? And I realky
    dont care if said spade is polka-dot, striped, or challenged!
    thank the www for letting me/us sound off.
    Now to put into action…..

  11. Just think about this. This man came out of nowhere (we actually do know about his sordid background) and was allowed by our Congress and Military to enter the Presidential race. He had no prior business or military experience. He was(?) a previous cocaine and marijuana user. He himself said this and also he did not make good grades. He came from a Muslim communist background. He is arrogant and behaving like a dictator. OK. Now that we know this, why the hell doesn’t the Military or Congress do something? What the hell is going on!! How do we let one man and a few of his Chicago buddies totally kill the USA? I thought congress and military are suppose to protect us from foreign and domestic terrorists?

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