Obama's accomplishments so far

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Submitted by jficquette on November 12, 2009 - 3:06pm

I just thought it was time for me to post something about Obama. I lifted this from a friend's post.

1. Offended the Queen of England.
2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
3. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega.
4. Kissed Socialist Hugo Chavez on the cheek.
5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia.
6. Sided with Hugo Chavez and Communist Fidel Castro against Hondura.
7. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions while they're building their nuclear weapons.
8.. Gave away billions to AIG also without pre- conditions.
9. Expanded the bailouts.
10. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian.
11. Doubled our national debt.
12. Announced the termination of our new missile defense system the day after North Korea launched an ICBM.
13. Released information on U. S.intelligence gathering despite urgings of his own CIA director and the prior four CIA dirrectors.
14. Accepted without comment that five of his cabinet members cheated on their taxes and two other nominees withdrew after they couldn't take the heat.
15. Appointed a Homeland Secu rity Chief who identified military veterans and abortion opponents as "dangers to the nation."
16. Ordered that the word "terrorism" no longer be used and instead refers to such acts as "man made disasters.."
17.. Circled the globe to publicly apologize for America 's world leadership.
18. Told the Mexican president that the violence in their country was because of us.
19. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from the Department of Commerce.
20. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced removal and expulsionto Cuba of a 9-year-old whose mother died trying to bring him to freedom in the United States.
21. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists who threatened one American life and the next day announces members of the Bush administration may stand trial for "torturing" three 9/11 terrorists by pouring water up their noses.
22. Low altitude photo shoot of Air Force One over New York City that frightened thousands of New Yorkers.
23. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure them that the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be on their own with the Muslims.
24. Praised Jimmy Carter's trip to Gaza where he sided with terrorist Hamas against Israel.
25. Nationalized General Motors and Chrysler while turning shareholder control over to the unions and freezing out retired investors who owned their bonds. Committed unlimited taxpayer billions in the process.
26. Passed a huge energy tax in the House that will make American industry even less competitive while costing homeowners thousands per year.
27. Announced nationalized health care "reform" that will strip seniors of their Medicare, cut pay of physicians, increase taxes yet another $1 trillion, and put everyone on rationed care with government bureaucrats deciding who gets care and who doesn't.

Submitted by kev374 on November 12, 2009 - 3:12pm.

well, this is what the American people wanted so now they have it. Plenty more to come, no worries starting with Stimulus #2 or is it #3 (I've lost count already)..coming this Spring $825 billion.

Submitted by jpinpb on November 12, 2009 - 3:23pm.

Not going to go through them all, but

1. Offended the Queen of England.
He did not offend the Queen with his gift of an iPod. Seems she already had one and this one was newer and much better. It had videos of her trips to the USA on it and he gave her a songbook signed by Richard Rogers. See:
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2...

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Yes, it appears Obama did bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in April 2009. see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...

But there are also pictures of Bush Jr. walking with the same King, holding his hand. See: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/02/vid...

Submitted by Huckleberry on November 12, 2009 - 3:26pm.

Yea, so far he's a real piece of work...

Submitted by DataAgent on November 12, 2009 - 3:33pm.

What did Bush accomplish his first year in office? Hmmmm....

Submitted by briansd1 on November 12, 2009 - 4:00pm.

jpinpb wrote:
Not going to go through them all, but

1. Offended the Queen of England.

I think that's because Michele Obama touched the Queen and put her arm around her (not exactly protocol towards a sovereign). To some, a Black woman touching a White Queen is an offense.

Oh, how far we've come!

Why would an American care about offending the Queen? Didn't we kick the Brits out?

The real-a-la-Palin Americans I've met can't even hold forks and knives properly. I can just imagine Palin in the presence of the Queen, haha..

Submitted by sd_t2 on November 12, 2009 - 4:14pm.

jficquette... do you ever shut up?

In case you were wondering, your constant rabid rants get a little boring, especially as misinformed and heavily cliche-ridden as they are.

And I'm not even really an Obama fan...

Submitted by luxuryglow on November 12, 2009 - 4:21pm.

Obama is a failure!!!

Thanks for the post.

Submitted by JPJones on November 12, 2009 - 4:54pm.

Your tears will sustain us. Keep'em comin'!

Submitted by mike92104 on November 12, 2009 - 5:10pm.

briansd1 wrote:
jpinpb wrote:
Not going to go through them all, but

1. Offended the Queen of England.

I think that's because Michele Obama touched the Queen and put her arm around her (not exactly protocol towards a sovereign). To some, a Black woman touching a White Queen is an offense.

Oh, how far we've come!

Why would an American care about offending the Queen? Didn't we kick the Brits out?

The real-a-la-Palin Americans I've met can't even hold forks and knives properly. I can just imagine Palin in the presence of the Queen, haha..

I have to agree with Brian on this one. F&$# the queen! It should be seen as the queen offending the US by expecting us to treat her as a "sovereign".

I also have to agree that Obama so far has not impressed me t all. In many ways he has been a disappointment.

Submitted by mike92104 on November 12, 2009 - 5:12pm.

sd_t2 wrote:
jficquette... do you ever shut up?

In case you were wondering, your constant rabid rants get a little boring, especially as misinformed and heavily cliche-ridden as they are.

And I'm not even really an Obama fan...

At least explain what information is wrong in his post. The "Shut up!" post is ust as frustrating and silly as any other I have seen.

Submitted by ucodegen on November 12, 2009 - 5:22pm.

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Yes, it appears Obama did bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in April 2009. see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...

But there are also pictures of Bush Jr. walking with the same King, holding his hand. See: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/02/video-obamas-deep-bow-to-the-saudi-king/

There is a big difference between these two acts. The bowing means that you (and the country you represent)is inferior or below the one you are bowing to (placing the US subject to Saudi Arabia). Holding hands means working together as a team/group.

I think that's because Michele Obama touched the Queen and put her arm around her (not exactly protocol towards a sovereign). To some, a Black woman touching a White Queen is an offense.

It was the putting the arm around.. it places the Queen as an inferior to Michele Obama (kind of what you would do to comfort/guide a child). And Michele Obama is not even a President/leader of state. This is what was the direct insult. The Queen of England has dealt and continue to deals with many black heads of state... without any insults either way.

There is a whole 'protocol' thing that occurs when dealing with heads of state.. it is really quite convoluted. ie: When in the presence of the King of Thailand, your head must be lower than his, but that differs if you are a head of state... then it is who grabs whose hand first, to they also do a grab of the forearm with the left hand etc...

Submitted by ucodegen on November 12, 2009 - 5:22pm.

I have to agree with Brian on this one. F&$# the queen! It should be seen as the queen offending the US by expecting us to treat her as a "sovereign".

She is a sovereign.. of England. That is why you don't put your arm around her, unless you are the King of England.. but you also don't bow to her, which citizens of England do. Barack Obama is the sovereign of the United States(voted into that position), Queen Elizabeth is sovereign of England(by bloodline). It is a meeting between sovereigns.

Submitted by briansd1 on November 12, 2009 - 5:24pm.

mike92104 wrote:
F&$# the queen! It should be seen as the queen offending the US by expecting us to treat her as a "sovereign".

I think that Americans are generally touchy feely people as compared to the Brits.

Compare the singing and hugging in American churches to the services at the Church of England.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30017148/

We, Americans, are not very good at protocol and etiquette. We just make things up as we go. How many kids stay seated at the table throughout dinner?

Remember when the Queen wanted to treat Diana's death according to protocol? There was an outcry from around the word and the Queen had to relent.

Some well-bred Brits think of Americans as savages -- rich and powerful savages with money and big guns, but savages nonetheless.

Submitted by briansd1 on November 12, 2009 - 5:38pm.

ucodegen wrote:

She is a sovereign.. of England. That is why you don't put your arm around her, unless you are the King of England.. but you also don't bow to her, which citizens of England do. Barack Obama is the sovereign of the United States(voted into that position), Queen Elizabeth is sovereign of England(by bloodline). It is a meeting between sovereigns.

In protocol there's a difference between Head of State and Head of Government.

Obama is both because we don't have a Prime Minister. The queen is only Head of State.

Michelle is only a private citizen so she can hug the queen as friends would do. Michelle Obama is not a British subject so she's not bound by sovereign-subject protocol.

As far as bloodline goes, there were wars of succession fought in England. If you go back far enough there were others who had superior bloodline claims to the throne but lost out.

Submitted by jficquette on November 12, 2009 - 5:41pm.

Here is a similar post which is actually more to the point:

--Someone knows Barack Obama

Barack Obama is less of a person than an image-- a brand. People see whatever they want as they do on a Rorschach test. But does anyone really know him?

In fact, he is:
An empty suit.
A man with no birth certificate.
A man who was deserted in childhood by his biological father.
A man whose birth records, both in the United States and Kenya, are sealed by government order.
A man whose childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, spied on U.S. military installations in Hawaii for the Soviet Union, edited a communist newspaper, authored pornographic novels, and wrote poetry in praise of Joseph Stalin.
A man mentored by and still supported by radical Muslims.
A man who promised transparency in government, but has spent over a million dollars in legal fees hiding information that would determine his eligibility to be President.
A former drug user.
A man whose academic records are sealed from kindergarten through law school.
A man who arrived in New York in June of 1981 without enough money to get a hotel room, but one month later flew to Indonesia and Pakistan.
Why did he go?
Who paid his expenses?
A man who traveled to Pakistan when it was illegal for U.S. citizens to do so. So what country's passport did he use?
A man whose Law School Admission Test scores and grades at Columbia University are known to have been mediocre, but was admitted to Harvard Law Schoolthrough the intervention of a Saudi named Khalid al-Mansour.
A law review editor who never published an article in any law review.
A lawyer with no significant accomplishments in the law and no reputation in the legal community.
A former State and U.S. Senator, who never authored a piece of legislation.
A disciple of the Marxist Saul Alinsky.
A product of the Chicago political machine--the most corrupt political organization in America.
A man who selects Marxists, corrupt politicians, and criminals as his close political associates and personal friends.
A man whose presidential candidacy was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the Socialist International, and the Workers International League.
A man lauded for the literary brilliance of two memoirs, both of which were ghostwritten by others.
A so-called Christian who says that knowing when life human begins is "above his pay-grade," but somehow knows that abortion is permissible at any stage.
A man who thinks "water-boarding" is immoral, but that partial-birth abortion is moral.
A man who publicly laments slavery in America--which was abolished 150 years ago--but praises Islam, which still practices both slavery and the sexual mutilation of young girls.
A man who speaks endlessly about helping the less fortunate, but gives almost none of his sizeable income to charity--not even to his half-brother, who is living in squalor in Kenya.
A man who had the most left-wing voting record in the United State Senate, but was predicted by the press to "govern from the middle."
A man who has never created a job, met a payroll, or even operated a lemonade stand, but wants to tell Detroit how to make cars.
A President who has never before served as an executive in either the private or the public sector.
A Commander-in-Chief who doesn't know how to shoot a rifle, throw a hand-grenade, drive a tank, fly a plane, or con a ship.
A Commander-in-Chief who has publicly divulged some of our nation's most important intelligence secrets.
A man who has been put in charge of the largest economic engine that ever existed, but has never invested in the stock market and admits total ignorance of it.
A President who says that science will guide his administration, but has no education in the sciences.
A man who is proficient in reading what is written for him on a teleprompter, but jerks and stammers his way through any off-the-cuff speaking.
A man whose health records are sealed from childhood to the present day..
A man whose educational records are sealed from childhood through law school.
A man who spent 20 years in a church whose pastor espouses Marxist Liberation Theology, anti-Americanism, anti-capitalism, and anti-Semitism, but claims he never heard his pastor utter anti-American, and anti-Semitic statements.
A man who added more to the National Debt in 100 days than all other Presidents did in the past 220 years, yet feels qualified to lecture Americans about "fiscal responsibility".
A man who publicly expressed disdain for the U.S. Constitution on a Chicago radio station because it limited the government's ability to "redistribute wealth."
The first American President to bow before a foreign head of state--a Muslim dictator.
A man who sits and listens submissively while his country is castigated by Daniel Ortega--a Communist thug whose own daughter accused him of raping her.
A narcissist who gave the Queen of England a present from the United States - an I-Pod containing recordings of his own speeches.
A so-called Christian who officially declared "Pride Month" for a lifestyle that the Bible calls an abomination.
A man who wanted Americans to ignore his Muslim name during his election campaign yet boasts of his Muslim name when he travels to Muslim countries.
A man who can name hundreds of America's shortcomings, yet none of its great accomplishments.
A President who claims the moral high ground by closing Gitmo yet supports the transfer of terror suspects to countries where horrific torture is certain.
A President who scoffed at being called a socialist yet acted to nationalize the auto industry, the banking industry, and the insurance industry . . . and now seeks to nationalize the healthcare industry.
A President who violates private property rights, the sanctity of contracts, and the rule of law--three essential principles that go back over a thousand years in the Common Law tradition.
A man who promised 95% of all Americans a tax cut, but is increasing taxes on 100% of the population through inflation--the cruelest tax of all.
A lawyer who represented ACORN--an organization now indicted in several states for voter fraud--whose stated goal is to get as many people on welfare as possible in order to destroy our financial system.
A President who cheated GM's bondholders by giving their property to the UAW in a political payoff.
An American President who frequently criticizes his own country when speaking in foreign countries, but never praises America's generosity, goodness or greatness.
A President whose Secretary of the Treasury cheated on his taxes--as did several other appointees and advisors.
A President who, despite the current federal debt of 100 trillion dollars, wants to add the greatest debt ever by nationalizing healthcare.
A President who scoffs at being called a socialist, yet has appointed 28 "Czars" to circumvent constitutional government, including:
A "Science Czar" who has advocated compulsory abortions for American women and the "surrender of sovereignty" to a "comprehensive Planetary Regime."
A self-professed communist as his "Green Jobs Czar".
A "Pay Czar" to regulate the pay of corporate executives.
A President who swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic," yet has nominated a domestic enemy of the Constitution to the Supreme Court.
A President whose Homeland Security Chief classified pro-lifers, veterans, and supporters of traditional marriage as terrorists.
A President who stood silent while the Iranian government hacked unarmed protestors to death with axes, because it was an internal matter, but freely offers his opinions about the internal affairs of Israel and Honduras.
A President who decreed that true acts of terrorism must now be described as "man-made disasters."
A President who cracks hurtful jokes about Special Olympians.
A President who refused to intercept or inspect a North Korean ship virtually certain to be carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction to Burma.
A President who wants to cancel all missile defenses while rogue nations are developing long-range ballistic missiles.
An American President who blames the violence in Mexico on America.
A Commander in Chief who claims to have been unaware that Air Force One was taken on a terrifying, low-level photo-op over Manhattan.
A President who berates American CEO's for flying in private planes at private expense on company business, but whose wife spends hundreds of thousands tax payer dollars flying to Paris for a shopping spree.
A President who promised a transparent administration, but requires all questions be screened before "impromptu" appearances.
A man who freely admitted that his energy policies are designed to bankrupt the American coal industry.
A President who has presided over the loss of 14.7 million jobs and whose "energy policy" will cause the loss of another 1 million jobs.
A President whose "energy policy" will increase the average American's utility bills by over $2,000 a year in the middle of the Great Recession.
A man about whom liberal journalist Tom Brokaw said, "There's a lot about him we don't know." . . . just one week before the election.

The vast majority of Americans do not know who he is, but someone surely does. Someone paid for his travel expenses to Pakistan and Indonesia. Someone engineered legal challenges to all of his election opponents for the State Senate and had them disqualified. Someone straightened and leveled his path to the U.S. Senate when a Democrat Judge made public the child custody records of his Republican opponent. When he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, someone arranged for him to speak at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Someone saw to it that all of his records were sealed, both at home and abroad. Someone assembled the massive organization for his run for the Presidency. Someone knows all about him.
Who?

Submitted by briansd1 on November 12, 2009 - 6:35pm.

jficquette, coming from someone who dismissed the candidacy of Obama as a sure lose proposition because people would see him an empty suit, your posts now don't seem so trustworthy.

Had you predicted that Obama would win the presidency because "someone" (God?) is supporting him, then I would at least give some credence to your opinions now.

I think that God is on Obama's side because doesn't the Creator plan things out for a reason? If God decided, then you must abide by his decision and await your destiny.

jficquette, you sound like an Obama hater who really needs help.

Submitted by afx114 on November 12, 2009 - 6:59pm.

Wow, it's like the elections all over again.

Submitted by Allan from Fallbrook on November 12, 2009 - 8:03pm.

afx114 wrote:
Wow, it's like the elections all over again.

Afx: Look on the bright side: 2010 is right around the corner!

Submitted by jficquette on November 12, 2009 - 8:14pm.

briansd1 wrote:
jficquette, coming from someone who dismissed the candidacy of Obama as a sure lose proposition because people would see him an empty suit, your posts now don't seem so trustworthy.

Had you predicted that Obama would win the presidency because "someone" (God?) is supporting him, then I would at least give some credence to your opinions now.

I think that God is on Obama's side because doesn't the Creator plan things out for a reason? If God decided, then you must abide by his decision and await your destiny.

jficquette, you sound like an Obama hater who really needs help.

Its must be tough being someone who feels compelled to defend the indefensible.

Submitted by patb on November 12, 2009 - 9:23pm.

jpinpb wrote:
Not going to go through them all, but

1. Offended the Queen of England.
He did not offend the Queen with his gift of an iPod. Seems she already had one and this one was newer and much better. It had videos of her trips to the USA on it and he gave her a songbook signed by Richard Rogers. See:
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2...

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Yes, it appears Obama did bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in April 2009. see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...

But there are also pictures of Bush Jr. walking with the same King, holding his hand. See: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/02/video-obamas-deep-bow-to-the-saudi-king/

http://fromtheleft.wordpress.com/2009/06...

the picture of Bush swapping spit with Fahd made me want to hurl

Submitted by beatrix on November 12, 2009 - 10:12pm.

I find this kind of ambush posting without attribution or sourcing does not really contribute anything.

Submitted by Portlock on November 12, 2009 - 10:52pm.

I love the fact that Barack is in the White House, he’s a natural born leader. It’s clearly too early to judge his presidency. This guy, John Fiquette, is a bitter, partisan, divisive, whiner looking for attention.

John has 43 friends on Facebook

Submitted by Coronita on November 12, 2009 - 11:00pm.

Portlock wrote:
I love the fact that Barack is in the White House, he’s a natural born leader. It’s clearly too early to judge his presidency. This guy, John Fiquette, is a bitter, partisan, divisive, whiner looking for attention.

Dude, calling out someone on this board is uncool. What, folks aren't allowed to vent their opinions?

Hell, don't like what someone says, sure let's call out their identity, and smear the shit of of the person, so they don't say anything anymore....

Yup, I'd say you stole that one out of the Obama playbook alright. Don't like what some says, use intimidation/fear/etc to shut them up...Change...

Submitted by Portlock on November 12, 2009 - 11:30pm.

Flu, you're right. I'll delete. My bad.

Submitted by briansd1 on November 12, 2009 - 11:53pm.

He does look like a guy in the Beck/Limbaugh mold. That was to be expected.

Submitted by Allan from Fallbrook on November 12, 2009 - 11:56pm.

briansd1 wrote:
He does look like a guy in the Beck/Limbaugh mold. That was to be expected.

Brian: You can disagree vehemently with someone and still not make chickenshit comments like that one.

Who cares what he looks like? And, would you have made that comment if he were black? Or Asian? Or Hispanic?

To chide others for their ignorance and then make a childish comment like that should be beneath you. The question is: Is it?

Submitted by patb on November 13, 2009 - 12:24am.

Allan from Fallbrook wrote:
briansd1 wrote:
He does look like a guy in the Beck/Limbaugh mold. That was to be expected.

Brian: You can disagree vehemently with someone and still not make chickenshit comments like that one.

Who cares what he looks like? And, would you have made that comment if he were black? Or Asian? Or Hispanic?

To chide others for their ignorance and then make a childish comment like that should be beneath you. The question is: Is it?

john looks like a birther.

Submitted by ucodegen on November 13, 2009 - 12:42am.

Some well-bred Brits think of Americans as savages -- rich and powerful savages with money and big guns, but savages nonetheless.

Also a side effect of us savagely kicking the RedCoats out of the US with our guns... ;-)

Michelle is only a private citizen so she can hug the queen as friends would do.

No.. not at a public event, particularly if it was a political event. I did a little search on it.. there is a variant that makes this different. The Queen initiated it by putting her hand on Mrs Obama's back first. This changes the picture a bit. Only thing that Michelle Obama may have done wrong is keeping her arm at the Queen's back a little too long after the Queen removed hers. So some if it is blown out of proportion.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...

http://fromtheleft.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/obama-v-bush-a-study-in-contrasts/

Cute photoshop on the Bush image.. notice that there is no shadow between the faces, but there is sunlight casting shadows on the headcovering of Abdullah. -- fake

Submitted by jimmyle on November 13, 2009 - 7:42am.

I am an independent and voted Ron Paul but this post is laughable.

I don't like all the bailouts that were given out but do you think McCain would have done anything different? Before leaving office Bush already set up the course of action for bailouts to come. And the TARP was created before Obama came into office.

Bush didn't bailout the Auto companies but he only delayed the action so Obama would have to sign the paper. Do you think the US would allow the big two to fail?

Submitted by Casca on November 13, 2009 - 8:22am.

John, add to the list the decision this morning to try Khalid Sheik Mohammad (KSM), the 911 mastermind, in federal court in NYC. An absolute travesty of justice. Had the current course with the military tribunals been allowed to run in Gitmo, he was a month away from a death sentance. Now we'll spend a prince's ransom to both defend and prosecute him in a court where he will be allowed full constitutional protections. This fuck should have been dead a long time ago. There is evil upon the land.

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