President Barack Hussein Obama is famous for stating that his non-accomplishments should be preserved for posterity.
During the recent presidential campaign he ranted and raved about Donald Trump and famously stated that Hillary was the most qualified person to ever seek the presidency. He even went so far as to say that if the constituency did not vote for Hillary, he would consider it a personal insult to himself.
Our current president has been called delusional on a regular basis. It is also said that he has lived in an alternate universe for the past eight years.
At the beginning of his first term he had both houses of Congress. But with that advantage the only thing he could get passed of note was his famous Obama Care. Three times now; first in 2010, second in 2014 and now in 2016 his signature policies have been soundly defeated.
Now let’s look at the legacy of which he is so proud. He has accumulated more debt than all of the previous presidents put together. He has been credited with “the lie of the year” for saying, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” And, “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.” Other false statements include the famous red line in Syria, which he deigned to cross and his approach to international crises by “leading from behind”.
His only talent seems to be speechifying, which is at its best as long as the teleprompter is functioning properly.
I recall reading the famous article in the New Yorker Magazine where he defined ISIS as a JV team. In that same article he was more concerned that he had a split lip suffered in one of his pick-up basketball scrimmages. Numerous television clips that aired right after that statement showed many occasions when various members of the intelligence community spoke on network news of the emerging threat of ISIS. It was also revealed last week that Obama had missed almost sixty intelligence briefings that might have given him a heads up. It was also made known that many of those intelligence reports were quickly sanitized before they reached his desk so that he would hear only what he wanted to hear. Anyone who criticized his strategy was summarily fired.
To his credit, Obama has never missed a golf tee-time even when horrendous acts of violence have occurred around the world. His use of Air Force I as a private chariot was best illustrated when he racked up a cost of millions to fly down to Florida to golf with Tiger Woods. No one has ever asked Tiger what Obama’s handicap is. Possibly Tiger might say, “His two arms”.
With his hands-off approach to governing, the rash of scandals in many of his departments has reached epic proportions. The most alarming case occurred in his two selections for Attorney General. Loretta Lynch has turned out to be a female version of Eric Holder, the only AG ever to be held in contempt of Congress.
The list of President Obama’s non-accomplishments would fill many pages of this newspaper. The Benghazi lie that he and Hillary promulgated might have been the most classic example of presidential prevarication in history.
It is no secret that somewhere Jimmy Carter is smiling because he is no longer the worst president in history.