"I am not on the ballot this fall," President Obama told voters in Evanston, Illinois, on Thursday. "Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them."
Republicans should be shaking in their boots -- with laughter. His presidency is one failure after another.
There was the $787 billion stimulus.
On January 10, 2009, the New York Times reported: "One day after the nation’s unemployment rate was reported to be at a 16-year high, President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday again raised the estimate of how many jobs would result from his economic recovery plan, saying it would create or save three million to four million, nearly 90 percent of them in the private sector."
And the report later said: "Without an economic recovery plan, the report warned, the unemployment rate could hit 9 percent, up from 7.2 percent now. If the plan is adopted, unemployment is still expected to rise but then fall late this year."
Unemployment topped 10% within months of passage of this boondoggle that enriched Obama's pals and political cronies. I rank that Three Fails.
There was his Cash for Clunkers program.
It clunked: "Researchers at Texas A and M, in a recently released report, measured the impact of Cash for Clunkers on sales and found the program actually decreased industry revenue by $3 billion over a nine-to-11-month period. Meanwhile, the "stimulus" also cost taxpayers $3 billion."
Three More Fails although if I did it by the billion, the stimulus would get 787.
There was Solyndra.
On September 4, 2009, the White House announced: " Vice President Joe Biden, appearing via satellite from Washington D.C., today announced the Department of Energy has finalized a $535 million loan guarantee for Solyndra, Inc., which manufactures innovative cylindrical solar photovoltaic panels that provide clean, renewable energy. The funding will finance construction of the first phase of the company’s new manufacturing facility. Annual production of solar panels from the first phase is expected to provide energy equivalent to powering 24,000 homes a year or over half a million homes over the project’s lifetime. Solyndra estimates the new plant will initially create 3,000 construction jobs, and lead to as many as 1,000 jobs once the facility opens. Hundreds more will install Solyndra’s solar panels on rooftops around the country."
Within a year, Solyndra -- owned in part billionaire Obama fundraiser George P. Kaiser -- was no more. On May 24, 2011, ABC reported: "The Obama administration bypassed procedural steps meant to protect taxpayers as it hurried to approve an energy loan guarantee to a politically-connected California solar power startup, ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News have learned."
Three More Fails.
You can keep your doctor. Period.
One Joe Wilson.
You can keep your plan. Period.
Another Joe Wilson.
The average family will save $2,500.All in all, as most Americans now want this damned thing repealed, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the largest political disaster in the nation since Prohibition.
One more Joe Wilson.
Then there was the execution of Osama bin Laden. A great moment in American history.
That President Obama somehow managed to screw up.
How? By identifying his killers. Within three months, most of them were killed. Loose lips still sink sships.
On October 21, 2011, President Obama announced the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq: "After nearly 9 years, America's war in Iraq will be over."
Troops remain in Germany, Italy and Japan nearly 70 years after we defeated them in World War II.
But not Iraq.
Every single thing this president has tried or promised has failed. The economy? Fail. Transparency in government? Fail. Easing racial tension? Fail. Ending war? Fail. Winning Afghanistan? Fail.
Hell, he could not even pull off the Beer Summit between Professor Gates and the white cop. It ended with no one conceding anything.
The only two things he got right in nearly 6 years is his 2009 NCAA bracket and killing that fly on TV.
The Democratic plan was simple: Hide behind the black guy, pass a bunch of socialist crapola and wait for the crowd to applaud. Anyone who doesn't like it will be branded a racist.
There was just one problem with the Democratic Party programs: They didn't work.
I hope to hell the election is referendum on this president's policies because not one has worked. Not one.
LINKED BY GLENN REYNOLDS. Thanks, Instapundit!