When President Obama made the declaration last week that his stance on same-sex marriage had “evolved” into supporting it, the New York Times called me up to see what the conservative movement thought about Obama’s evolution. I said to the reporter, “Just when you thought the conservative movement couldn’t be any more energized against President Obama, he gives us another gift. Add it to the list of atrocities.” The liberal cave dwellers hit the Twitterverse with outrage. Their heads exploded that I equated President Obama’s policies with atrocities.
So, to enrage the wacky Left even more, below is a list of atrocities President Obama has committed since he was inaugurated President of the United States:
1) The National Debt
Under President Obama’s failed leadership, the national debt has gone up $5 trillion to an unprecedented $15.7 trillion – that is $50,000 per person. President Obama’s spending spree on Big Government programs that are seeded by his far Left ideology have cost our children and our children’s children the American dream. America needs a leader who will reverse government spending and put us on a path toward financial sanity.
President Obama wasted a year of his presidency forcing through a law that may be deemed unconstitutional next month. While the economy tanked, President Obama and his enablers in Congress wanted to transform healthcare so that people would be dependent on the government. Americans dislike the law because–among other reasons–liberal Democrats forced the issue. Remember the quote from then-Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Well the American people found out, and they have thoroughly rejected it.
3) Failed Stimulus
President Obama promised that his $825 billion stimulus plan would keep the unemployment rate below eight percent. Over three years later, the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, the lowest it’s been since the stimulus, and that is only because so many have given up on finding work. At its highest point, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent under Obama. President Obama gave false hope to the nation about his failed stimulus bill and now 23 million people are under or unemployed. The stimulus bill added jet fuel to our burning, out of control national debt, and future generations will have to pay for its failure.
4) Promoting Abortion
We all know that as state senator for Illinois, Obama voted for infanticide by voting against the state’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act. As president, Obama has continued his pro-abortion agenda. During his very first week, Obama ended the Mexico City Policy which prevented NGOs that receive taxpayer funds from promoting or performing abortions. Most recently, our fears that Obamacare would force taxpayer funding of insurance for abortions was confirmed. He is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood, the country’s biggest abortion business, and celebrates Roe v. Wade, which has led to the deaths of 50 million unborn children.
5) The Post Partisanship Lie
During the 2008 campaign, President Obama promised that he would transform Washington and make it work again by governing from the center. Well, President Obama has indeed transformed Washington, because he has governed so far to the Left. President Obama is a hyper partisan who believes that his Big Government flawed ideas are what this country needs. Furthermore, rather than unite, he has sought to cynically divide us along class, race, and gender lines.
6) Evolving on Same-Sex Marriage
You either stand for something or you stand for nothing. In the 2008 presidential race, candidate Obama said that he believed marriage was between a man and a woman. Then, after he was sworn in, he said he was evolving on the issue and ordered the Justice Department not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. Finally, President Obama announced that he supports same-sex marriage in a much hyped television interview, after Vice President Joe Biden forced his hand. President Obama’s change of position was either politically motivated or he initially lied to the American people. Which is worse?
I fear that my children will not have the same opportunities I had growing up because of President Obama’s failed policies. The Left will cry foul at my calling these failures atrocities – I could have listed plenty more – but let them, because it is all they have. President Obama was supposed to be their saving grace, but what he has done is show that liberal policies just do not work in a free and democratic society. The Left is simply mad because their house of cards is crumbling.