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Obama’s First 100 Days – A Patriot’s Perspective

April 30, 2009

Mark Alexander gives his take on the first days of Obama’s reign.  It’s not a glowing report.

Consequently, here is an account of a few notable events from the first 100 days of “hope and change.”

Under the aegis of “economic stimulus,” Obama promptly raided the Treasury and doled it out to his constituencies — at terrible expense to this and future generations. Asked how one might evaluate the effectiveness of his plan, Obama replied, “I think my initial measure of success is creating or saving four million jobs.” Not even Bill Clinton had the hubris to suggest something as slick as “saving four million jobs.”

Remarkably, Obama managed to ram that one through Congress without a single Democrat claiming to have read it.

As for his cabinet, a long list of Obama nominees agreed to pay back taxes in return for rubber stamp appointments, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who, despite owing more than $40,000 now oversees the IRS.

Poor nominee Tom Daschle, who in a previous life as Demo Senate Majority Leader proclaimed, “Tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.” He was all but confirmed as HHS Secretary until we learned that he had cheated us out of $130,000 in back taxes. Apparently even Obama’s hypocrisy knows some limits.

Obama last fall repeatedly promised to end the practice of special interest earmarks. Then, he signed an appropriations bill with more than 8,000 earmarks, including $2 billion for House Appropriations Chairman David Obey’s lobbyist son’s projects, $3.7 billion for contracts to Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband’s company, and $4.19 billion for Obama’s favorite voter fraud outfit, ACORN.

When the pork-laden bill passed, Obama had the audacity to proclaim, “I’m proud that we passed a recovery plan free of earmarks.”

Obama also converted the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation into instruments for nationalizing the banking system.

Under the pretense of responding to “global warming,” Obama has plans to impose almost $2 trillion in cap-and-tax energy taxes — this despite his oft-repeated pledge that 95 percent of Americans wouldn’t see their taxes increased.

If Obama was able to do all that in 100 days, imagine what he’ll “accomplish” in the next 1362.

…and does anyone see the syncophatic media media reporting that after the first 100 days, Obama’s approval rating is LOWER than was George Bush’s?  Strangely, all the headlines I read are of praise and adulation.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2009 4:57 pm

    Obama appears to have done a decent job. I commend him for that. Certainly beats a Republican alternative.

    • April 30, 2009 5:04 pm

      I’m a Constitutional originalist. I can’t see anything Obama’s done that is/was decent. It all flies in the face of the 10th Amendment. The federal government has no constitutional authority to run Social Security, educaton, or welfare, much less own banks and car companies. Now we’re faced with the prospect of socializing medicine. And I thought George Bush was bad…

  2. Aaron permalink
    May 1, 2009 7:02 pm

    Theabatis obviously has an opinion regarding where Obama has fallen short in his first 100 days. Futiledemocracy mentions the republican alternative and commends Obama, but makes no specific references. An elaboration on both subjects would make interesting conversation topics.

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