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How Is This Hope And Change Working Out For You?

How Is This Hope And Change Working Out For You?

Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has been the first in more areas than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. - including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences."

Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

First President to side with a foreign nation over one of America's 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

How is this hope and change working out for you?




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Hope I have some change left

Hope I have some change left in my pocket!

Good

This is a very good start. It could be made much more useful by citing some references for each claim. If it had that attached and they were credible, this list could be spread far and wide.

The vast majority of the

The vast majority of the things on that list are bullshit.

Obama has done enough terrible things that you don't need to make stuff up to attack him.

The problem is, many of the things he has done that I hate him for, are things that mainstream conservatives LOVE. His foreign policy, drone policy, violation of civil liberties, etc. So they can't really attack him for those. Which is why they come up with lists like these.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Love this post!!!

:)

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Oh yeah I forgot FIRST president who finds "good taste" to joke

Oh yeah, I forgot... FIRST president who finds "good taste" to joke about predator DRONES - remotely controlled - and what they bring to human LIVES, often completely innocent ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWKG6ZmgAX4

Yeah, war, killing, death are ALL THREE so funny to joke about, right?

Well, only when it's other people's kids, not yours, that you send to be killed fighting or unjustly crushed, anonymously/unreportedly, over there - AFTER "PROMISING" you would end it all YEARS BEFORE - to add insult to injury.

Obama : YOU, BASTARD, P - O - S.

Choke on this :

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

YOU, TRAITOR (and your MINIONS).

Either that or... come, and suppress a French citizen on "your" soil, now.

Kill my American wife and son, while you're at it.

YOU, F.U.CK.

How's that for words coming from one of these oh so funny - mostly harmless, insignificant - Frenchmen ? We're still "hi hi hi lololol ha ha ha"?

Hmmm?

REPENT, BEFORE TOO LATE, FREAKING MORON, it's still time :


http://youtu.be/GKzlQUoib-s

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First president to shed CROCODILE TEARS before the cameras?

First president to shed CROCODILE TEARS before the cameras?

I dunno. What would Nixon do? What would Clinton do? Etc.

Not sure on that one (if he was "first" to do so, that is) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HpMWmTe-g

Okay. I should go back to my life.

Feel free to continue with this thread.

Goodnight all.

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First president about whom you can look up online in 1 minute

First president about whom you can look up online in 1 minute dozens of occurrences of spoken lies and/or deceptions (a posteriori) at the pace of (random curiosity, btw: I wonder if that's his average? He is an absolute WONDER for psychiatric science, anyway!) ...

5 LIES IN 30 SECONDS :

http://www.dailypaul.com/290528/obama-the-liar-revealed-with...

Are you of the kind to be lying often and/or big, too?

Well, beat that!

Me thinks HE CAN NAIL YOU anywhere, any time, at this game.

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First president to make public statements about the guilt

First president to make public statements about the guilt of crime of men only hours after the events - thus, way before ANY INVESTIGATION, ANY CHARGES have been prepared, ANY DUE PROCESS have started :

http://www.dailypaul.com/282918/are-we-losing-our-senses-are...

If that's not a wanna-be a tyrant betraying himself, I HAVE NO FREAKING CLUE who could be.

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First president who seemingly thinks he is Superman

First president who seemingly thinks he is Superman (just stating my subjective opinion, here) after making the claim - now we're in FACTUAL REALM - that not only the Constitution is an imperfect document, but also reflects a "fundamental flaw" of this country and ... suspense, suspense! care to share with us, ObaMARX ? ... oh, too bad...

does NOT EVEN BOTHER elaborating about what this supposedly "fundamental flaw" EXACTLY IS :

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama-constitution/2008/1...

I guess he's just reserving the surprise for us about his almighty "fix" he'll come up with, right?

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First president to make a defying allusion

First president to make a defying allusion, on record, about the scope of prerogatives of the Supreme Court:

http://www.dailypaul.com/249236/obama-s-unprecedented-lie

Er... just curious:

ever heard of "separation of power" and:

executive branch + legislative branch + judicial branch

?

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First President to apply for

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. Irrelevant. Obama is a natural-born American citizen, any way you cut it. Also, This rumor originated from an April Fools Joke in 2009 featuring an alleged Associated Press story that said that Barack Obama received a grant from the "Fulbright Foundation" when he attended Occidental College in California. There is no "Fulbright Foundation" but there is a Fulbright program that is sponsored by the US Department of State and does award scholarship grants to students working towards higher degrees who already have a Bachelor of Arts degree.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. - Not true: Rumors about Obama's Social Security Number began circulating in 2010 alleging that the number belonged to a deceased man who immigrated to the U.S. from France and resided in Hawaii. That proved to be fiction. This sparked additional inquires as to why the President's Social Security Number began with 042, the three digit classification for Connecticut. According to the Social Security Administration, "The Area Number is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be the State where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office."

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. True. However, more to the newness of the system more than anything. He'd be the first in perhaps 70 years. You can think of Hoover, Coolidge (something similar at the time), or Nixon/Johnson/Kennedy. Even Reagan, who presided over very high interest rates and is responsible for the budget explosion.

First President to violate the War Powers Act. Debatable. No ground troops were committed. Moreover, actions taken by past Presidents would have violated it. Since 1973, we have President Clinton in 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. True

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party. Nope, Thomas Jefferson with the naval health insurance act of 1796.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs. inaccurate. According to a September 26, 2011 article in Politico, President Obama did use the term "Shovel Ready Jobs" in a plan to fund $50 billion in improvements to highways, transit systems, railways and aviation. The idea was to put Americans back to work by construction upgrades to 150,000 miles of road, 4,000 miles of train tracks, 150 miles of airport runways and the nation’s air traffic control system. Political reported that experts did not see the jobs being as shovel ready as one would think as " A tremendous amount of money and time is needed to get a project through a detailed design process, permitting, environmental hurdles, public hearings and land acquisition."

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters. still being investigated

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat. Nope. No such executive order exists.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. - including those with criminal convictions. FICTION! This was not done is secret and according to an August 18, 2011 ABC News report, "The Obama administration announced a major change in policy for thousands of illegal immigrants going through deportation proceedings. They now may be able to stay in the country. There are currently 300,000 deportation cases making their way through the federal immigration courts, but under the new policy immigrants classified as low-priority cases could be granted a stay and a chance to apply for a work permit."

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees. What are you talking about?

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign. Did he order him, force him, or did he just say he “should” re-sign? Not at all unusual if the latter.

First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space. According to the St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact Check site, "Richard Nixon, perhaps in conjunction with Gerald Ford, would be the one to qualify for the unwanted title of "first president to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space" -- not Obama." The Apollo program ended in 1975 and had a five year gap in space launches until the Space Shuttle program was in full operation.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation. he said that America is not a Christian nation, in the same way that Saudia Arabia is a Muslim Nation or Israel is a Jewish Nation. No laws are based on the Bible. It isn’t a crime to work on Saturdays…etc.this whole thing started from a misquote. Obama said: Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.; http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/national_day_...

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present. True, but what is the big deal?

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it. What policy does this pertain to? Also, many Presidents have done this in regards to laws and Supreme Court decisions. Ron Paul himself said he would ignore many things that the Supreme Court has found constitutional, even though ignoring them is itself unconstitutional.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases. Really? When?

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory. Yes, as the President has to upload contractual law. Boegin had negotiated with the Union that they wouldn’t open a factory in South Carolina; they did, violating their agreement. Was Obama supposed to let Boeing engage in fraud?

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN). The oath of the President of the United States does not have any conditions to protect U.S. States. The oath of office is in the U.S. Constitution and it says, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago. Maybe.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal). How so? By bad policy? Every President is guilty of bad policy that led to the weakening of an industry. Reagan specifically tried to destroy the unions and the hemp industry. Clinton went after the electric car. Carter went after cigarettes.

First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case. What is this in regards to?

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. Huh?

First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists. So vague that I am not going to bother with it. Obama is more of a right-winger than Reagan, at least based on policy

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date. True, it is even more

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records. There are no U.S. laws stating that a U.S. President or presidential candidate disclose his medical or educational background. In his books, Barack Obama wrote about his life in Indonesia. Questions about Obama's travels could have been sparked by a rumor that was spread on YouTube by Reverend James Manning of the ATLAH church in Harlem. Manning alleged that Obama, while attending Columbia University (Class of 1983), was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to be the operative in an arms deal with the Taliban. Manning said that Obama was selected because he was fluent in Farsi and Middle Eastern customs. President only speaks English fluently, has never learned Farsi and the Taliban did not exist until 1989.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it. He got it because he was different from Bush. That alone was worth something according to the international community. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama on October 9, 2009 after he had been in office approximately 9 months. According to the Nobel Peace Prize website Obama was awarded this, "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples". On January 20, 2010 Britain's The Guardian released a timeline showing the major events during the President's fist year in office. In April 2009, Obama flew to England for the G-20 conference where he not only met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown but also met with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to discuss U.S. and Russian relations.

First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours. Obama did travel overseas and during his speeches make apologies for past American policies and arrogance. Former George W. Bush campaign manager, Karl Rove wrote an opinion on April 23, 2009 in the Wall Street Journal calling the Presidents trip an "Apology Tour".On the other hand, The FactChecker at the Washington Post said on February 22, 2011, that they "concluded that 'the claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the fact, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context.'" They claim that the apology tour never happened. Click here Washington Post.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers. Proof?

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife. Both Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton had more, just from what we know.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense. I am sure if you adjust for inflation, you will find other might have had similar expenses. I don’t even know if this is true.

First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense. No, but Clinton flew in someone from California, and George Bush hired many people to consult on his personal heatlh.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth. In June 4, 2009 the President delivered a speech in Cairo, Egypt. In this speech he used the term "Holy Koran" a total of 5 times. He also said, "Now part of this conviction is rooted in my own experience. I'm a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and at the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith." There was no mention in this speech that the Azaan was the most beautiful sound to Obama's ears.

First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences." Nope, he never said this. Simple lie. Obama has done enough wrong that you don’t have to make stuff up to prove it.

Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. Again, pure fiction. http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama_military_insurance.htm

First President to side with a foreign nation over one of America's 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona). When?

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Nice rebuttal. +1 Seems odd

Nice rebuttal. +1

Seems odd that the OP has not said anything back.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

Odder that people are

Odder that people are downvoting a truthful, somewhat researched comment. And upvoting an opening post that was simply copy and pasted from the internet.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

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Although I'm no big guy, I've always been strong to take care

Although I'm no big guy, I've always been strong to take care of myself.

I've learned early from my parents how to protect myself from plunder and injustice, and to develop a very strong self-reliance and awareness, to stay as "free" as possible from the state and its Perverted Law.

But what utterly BREAKS MY HEART, NOW, is to have to witness, to watch, feeling almost helpless, I confess, and EVERY FREAKING DAY:

the same very people - YOU, AMERICA ! - who had the most beautiful and powerful text - for, THE SIMPLEST, SHORTEST ! - ever written to live together in peace and prosperity... PROVIDED they'd care enough about it... to keep buying, their turn, in the infuriating, insulting, collectivist lie.

This is so UTTERLY sad, especially for me...

And that makes me feel more and more often angrier and angrier. :(

Truly. NOBODY can fathom the sadness I feel when I see the ongoing destruction, in THIS country - following a 2,100 year old "recipe" - of this :

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/billofrights

That's just infuriating, for me.

What A SHAME it happened TO YOU, PEOPLE, INCLUDED !

:'(

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

1st prez

on allowing a record setting food stamp collectors edition to be installed in 100 million merikans belly

Now That's Funny!

Thanks gotnomoney