Monday, September 6, 2010


I have often been taken to task for proclaiming that liberals have elected an amateur to "serve" as president.

The following is a list of about 1/8 of the missteps, miscues, misstatements and misdeeds that have solidly landed him in the role of Amateur in Chief.

(Note: Some of the dates are approximate, but you can check the facts, 'cause you're so smart.)

July 2010: Obama quotes the Emma Lazarus poem as “…huddled masses yearning to be free.” The actual quote is: “Huddled masses yearning to breathe free. (Amateur)

July 6, 2010: Barack Obama told a Racine, Wisconsin audience that they "...should count themselves lucky about unemployment:… So people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment is still at 9.6. Yes, but it’s not 12 or 13, or 15." Actually, it was 14.2% on that very day. (Amateur)

July 5, 2010: Obama tells a Detroit crowd: “…at least unemployment is not 12% or 15%…”
Yeah…and at least it wasn’t 60% or 70%! We should all feel better. (Amateur)

July 7, 2010: BO: “…Our businesses have always been a force for dynamism. But there is also a role for government in helping us adapt to—and shape—the future. From the Erie Canal to space exploration to what became the Internet, we’ve always come together to spur transformation.”

In fact, the federal government refused to get involved in building the Erie Canal and left it to the State of New York to handle it on their own. (Amateur)

July 8, 2010: The president finds a new mission for NASA – find points of commonality between USA and Islamic nations, giving the wrong mission to the wrong agency. (Amateur)

July 8, 2010: He tells a Kansas City crowd: “We’ve got a long way to go. But what is absolutely clear is we’re moving in the right direction.” In fact, that day the figures put out by his own administration showed a downturn in employment. (Amateur)

July 7th At a Foreign Press Conference, President BO, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”

One of the most exasperating qualities of Barack Obama is his insistence on casting himself as a victim when people disagree with his policies. He must have forgotten that his staff informed him that Israel and Jordan have a peace agreement approved by then-King Hussein of Jordan.

July 14, 2010 (referencing HIV/AIDS research): BO says: “I know the need is great, and that’s why we’ve increased federal assistance each year that I’ve been in office…” He had been in office 18 months. (For those of you educated in government schools, there’s not an “every year” in that…it’s only a year-and-a-half. Besides, he HASN’T increased it THIS year, so it is blatantly false to begin with. (Amateur)

July 15, 2010 (following the president’s remarks about his outrage over al Qaeda’s multiple acts of terrorism, killing more Muslims than “infidels” have and brainwashing teens to commit suicide in the name of Allah while the leaders hide in caves) an official White House spokesman explains: “al Qaeda is a racist organization that treats black Africans like cannon fodder and does not value human life.” Who knew?

July 18 or 19, 2010 President Obama and family arrive in Trenton, he and Michelle in Air Force One, the kids and dog in a small jet along with the president’s personal aide Reggie Love. Can you say “carbon footprint?” (Amateur)

July 20, 2010: BO announces that he will send NG 1,200 troops to the Mexican border, so if you plan to cross illegally into the US, you need to get ‘er done before August 1, and don’t bring drugs with you, ‘cause that’s all the troops will be looking for. (Amateur)

July, 2010: President BO declares that he understands the plight of unemployed Americans, because he has “walked a mile in their shoes.”

Fact: His only period of unemployment came after graduation from Columbia. The lack of employment had little to do with not being able to find a job, but with a personal decision not to seek one. That may be admirable, but it’s hardly the same as being unemployed from lack of work and resources. (amateur)

July, 2010: “Change hasn’t come fast enough for too many Americans. I know that,” Obama said in a surprise video appearance to liberal activists and bloggers at Las Vegas convention. “I know it hasn’t come fast for many of you who fought so hard during the election.” Translation: We’ve failed. But we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and we’ll keep expecting different results.” (amateur)

If that’s not enough, here are some more examples:

Obama expects to be held accountable on jobs, but it’s Bush’s fault.

Obama golfs as BP’s CEO yachts.

Obama says Gulf disaster will have similar impact to 9/11, then goes golfing the next day.

“We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick."

“Singularly focused” Obama’s golfing, fundraising, vacation, and sports events.

“Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.”

Criticizes AZ immigration enforcement for paper checking while Secret Service checks immigration status of students at Obama event.

“Information becomes a distraction” with X-boxes, Play Stations, iPods, iPads..."

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

President who demands that Americans show health-insurance papers suddenly skittish about residency documents.

Playing golf instead of paying respects to the late Polish president.

“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower” Gives 17-minute answer to question about being overtaxed.

Believes Tea Party core is Birthers.

Obama refused to be seen with Netanyahu.

“Your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3000%!”

Obama off by $868 billion on CBO deficit savings projection of ObamaCare Obama challenges GOP on tort reform, winds up proving GOP point on reconciliation.

Obama’s “Acme Insurance” anecdote proves he doesn’t understand insurance.

Obama claims 2 million jobs saved or created, website shows 590K.

Obama gripes about filibusters in a year with none … after having 60 seats in the Senate.

Obama says “corpse-man” for corpsman 3 times at Nat’l Prayer Breakfast Scolding the Supreme
Court over ruling that he got completely wrong during SOTU.

People are unhappy with Obama’s performance because he didn’t get enough public face time to explain himself.

Suddenly jobs saved or created “never expected to be the public accounting of Obama’s goal to save or create 3.5 million jobs.”

Obama rushes home for minor injury to family friend, keeps golfing after Eunuch Bomber attack.

These, along with their links, can be found at Hot Air.

As I said, this is but about 1/8 of the examples I could have sited, but if you are a liberal, you won't really read even these, because, being the product of government schools, you can't read that long at one time.

Nor can you understand how actual facts are related to actual truth.

The fact remains: You have elected an inexperienced, non-professional, inept amateur to be the "leader" of the free world.


sue said...

Joe - Where do you get all this stuff?

Joe said...

sue: I research the Internet, listen to the radio, watch TV and read books.

I have tried to verify everything I write, so I'm not accused of making stuff up.

Trouble is, if I list all of my sources every time, I get complaints that my posts are too long.

If I don't, I get accused of making it all up...which I do not do.

But the likes of SK will still accuse me of it.

Nothing I can do about that.

sue said...

Joe - And besides all this, you have a job, don't you?

It seems like a lot to do. Honestly, I think you are a smart person, in spite of the fact, of course, I don't agree with much of what you say.

And if you are interested to know -
you come across as a likeable person.

Also, I don't think you make it up.

Joe said...

sue: Most people think I am a likable person until they get to know me.

Actually, the career I had got hit by the economy to the extent that it was no longer providing me a living wage, and finally dried up all together.

So, I am looking for gainful employment as we speak (write).

And I'm not so sure you disagree with as much of what I say as you think you do.

For instance, this post was not based on things with which one can disagree, because everything listed herein actually happened.

We might well draw different conclusions, but we can't pretend what actually happened did not happen.

sue said...

Joe - Sorry about your job and good luck finding something else.

As I think back on your posts, I find that I object to what you say about liberals more than about Pres. BO. That is because I am more of a person person than an issues person.

As far as your being likeable, I don't really know you, do I? Only through the blog. But I am intuitive, and that helps me see what you are like. Sometimes I do get tired of the way you drone on and on about things in a negative way, but that's what these blogs are all about, don't you think.

And your wife seems quite nice. Would she marry you if you weren't?

Joe said...

sue: Gee. I was almost positive that I am never negative!

I would not have married me if I had been her. But there's no accounting for taste.

Z said...

Wow, Joe, that is a LOT of research. and, as you say, they're just plain faces, irrefutable, from your research.

Sue, Joe does seem like a very nice guy, doesn't he! And, I want to add that we need to be issues people because it's the issues which are tearing our country down...even though the people are, too, of course.

Joe, I have seen social faux pas by this administration (touching the Queen, giving airport gift-shop types of presents to British dignitaries, sending back gifts, putting away gifts which were always displayed because 'we' don't agree with the giver, etc etc)...but I hoped it was ONLY the Social Secretaries which the Obama's weren't being cued looks like their speech writers aren't thinking, either, from the list you wrote. I mean, it's bad ENOUGH, and embarrassing for all of us when an American candidate begs Germany to allow him to campaign there at the hallowed Brandenburg Gates which even Germans aren't allowed to campaign from (didn't someone TELL Obama's people that?), so yes, social mistakes are bad, but FACTS MISTAKES?
Perhaps they're just like the leftwing media, just saying things that aren't true because they KNOW Americans won't bother to check, or most don't, anyway. I suppose that's mostly the problem?

Joe said...

Z: Americans, in general, are a polyanish bunch, and tend to give leaders the benefit of the doubt. This is especially true of liberals, who seem to view the world through rose clored glasses.

sue said...

z - Maybe we need to be issues people, but I find that I am what I am, and not what someone else wants me to be.

ablur said...

I think fondly of when we were being embarrassed by GW Bush or Dan Quayle. BO wasn't going to be out done by them. He has succeeded in embarrassing himself and our nation in ways never before thought possible.

I am so proud.