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2013-08-26 11:47:24 AM  
Not to muddy the waters with facts, but here are 33 facts why BOB is the worst prez ever...

#1
When Barack Obama entered the White House, 60.6 percent of working age Americans had a job. Today, only 58.7 percent of working age Americans have a job.

#2 Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobs that have been "created" in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs.

#3 The number of full-time workers in the United States is still nearly 6 million below the old record that was set back in 2007.

#4 It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53 percent of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year.

#5 40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

#6 When the Obama era began, the average duration of unemployment in this country was 19.8 weeks. Today, it is 36.6 weeks.

#7 During the first four years of Obama, the number of Americans "not in the labor force" soared by an astounding 8,332,000. That far exceeds any previous four year total.

#8 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.

#9 When Obama was elected, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent. Today, it is 65.0 percent. That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.

#10 When Obama entered the White House, the mortgage delinquency rate was 7.85 percent. Today, it is 9.72 percent.

#11 In 2008, the U.S. trade deficit with China was 268 billion dollars. Last year, it was 315 billion dollars.

#12 When Obama first became president, 12.5 million Americans had manufacturing jobs. Today, only 11.9 million Americans have manufacturing jobs.

#13 Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.

#14 The poverty rate has shot up to16.1 percent. That is actually higher than when the War on Poverty began in 1965.

#15 During Obama's first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day.

#16 When Barack Obama entered the White House, there were about 32 million Americans on food stamps. Today, there are more than 47 million Americans on food stamps.

#17 At this point, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless. This is the first time that has ever happened in our history. That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.

#18 When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is $3.53.

#19 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.

#20 Health insurance costs have risen by 29 percent since Barack Obama became president, and Obamacare is going to make things far worse.

#21 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.

#22 According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration...

Bush Sr.: 11.3

Clinton: 11.2

Bush Jr.: 10.8

Obama: 7.8

#23 In 2008, that total amount of student loan debt in this country was 440 billion dollars. At this point, it has shot up to about a trillion dollars.

#24 According to one recent survey, 76 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

#25 During Obama's first term, the number of Americans collecting federal disability insurance rose by more than 18 percent.

#26 The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.

#27 According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

#28 As I wrote about the other day, American households are now receiving more money directly from the federal government than they are paying to the government in taxes.

#29 Under Barack Obama, the velocity of money (a very important indicator of economic health) has plunged to a post-World War II low.

#30 At the end of 2008, the Federal Reserve held $475.9 billion worth of U.S. Treasury bonds. Today, Fed holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds have skyrocketed past the 2 trillion dollar mark.

#31 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 101 percent.

#32 During Obama's first term, the federal government accumulated more new debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.

#33 When you break it down, the amount of new debt accumulated by the U.S. government during Obama's first term comes to approximately $50,521 for every single household in the United States. Are you able to pay your share?

SOURCE: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/33-shocking-facts-which-sh ow-how-the-u-s-economy-has-tanked-since-obama-became-president">http ://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/33-shocking-facts-which-sh ow-how-the-u-s-economy-has-tanked-since-obama-became-president

So now enter the BOB Appoligizers to accack this information by blaiming Bush
 
2013-08-26 11:49:12 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-26 11:49:30 AM  

clkeagle: So your entire argument is based upon... a company cutting costs to improve its bottom line?


No, not at all, is that how really you understood it?  You really have to have more depth in thought.
The bottom line for UPS was fine for years until they, you and I we're lied to, and now the bottom line has been made too expensive, that wasn't UPS's fault they didn't change the rules so you can't blame them.  And the insurance product these 15,000 people will have to get as a replacement isn't nearly as good as it was before, just much more expencive and that is Obamacare's fault, that and the rest of B/S you keep falling for.
 
2013-08-26 11:51:23 AM  

Tyee: The bottom line for UPS was fine for years until they, you and I we're lied to, and now the bottom line has been made too expensive


Citation needed.  Oh wait it's you so nevermind.
 
2013-08-26 11:51:28 AM  
Fart_Machine:

Is that a selfie of you thinking of a defence?
 
2013-08-26 11:54:58 AM  

LordZorch: The list is generated by presidential historians, not Reagan-fellating imbeciles from the Partisan Hack School of Supply Side Jesus.

Go f*ck yourself.

So, it's just an opinion piece that lines up with your prejudices. Gotcha.


On the one hand, you just deliberately ignored something substantive while reflexively mocking the person who posted it. That's a frowny.

On the other hand, your login made me think of Larry Storch. That's a smiley.
 
2013-08-26 11:55:55 AM  

simplicimus: sno man: And "If you're not with us you're against us." that one could argue is the seed that became the Tea Party.

That's real close to the Nixon era "America, Love it or Leave it".


True enough, but Nixon's all encompassing "America" meant or at least was more broadly read as 'the whole country and everyone in it' .  When W did it "us" pretty quickly morphed into 'us hawkish republicans'.
 
2013-08-26 11:56:02 AM  
Because on Friday, UPS announced it was dumping 15,000 spouses of UPS employees from their UPS health plans despite the president's many, many promises to the contrary.

Obama said NOTHING about what a private company would do with its healthcare plan, he just stated that if you had a private plan that you wanted to keep, you wouldn't be forced to get on the subsidized plan. Nice try, though.

But now that that the bodies of hundreds of gassed Syrian children are piling up in Damascus and scores of Christian churches are burned-out shells in Egypt, it is getting harder and harder to find anything to write about the president that doesn't underscore his incompetence.

Wait, he's President there, too? Wow, when did the Syrians and Egyptians get the vote?

Seriously, this guy needs to get some Massengil, stat.
 
2013-08-26 11:57:16 AM  

Tyee: Fart_Machine:

Is that a selfie of you thinking of a defence?


Wat?  So did you have a citation?  According to a simple Google search their profits are down.
 
2013-08-26 11:58:29 AM  

ArkPanda: demaL-demaL-yeH: EvilEgg: give me doughnuts: Nope. W and Nixon are still fighting for the top spot.

No love for Filmore?

Bush II, Reagan, and Hoover.
/Reagan by a nose over Hoover, and only because he murdered the middle class and started dismantling the New Deal.

What about Buchanan?  He's still leading in the "# of U.S. Civil Wars Started" column.


I think that would have happened no matter who was in the White House.

I put Nixon on top for scuttling the Paris Peace talks and keeping Vietnam going just so he could  win an election. Plus using the FBI as his personal "fark you" squad on his enemies (real and perceived), not to mention the multibillion dollar boondoggle that has ruined millions of lives: The War of Drugs.
 
2013-08-26 11:58:44 AM  

Jackson Herring: Smackledorfer: Jackson Herring: Obama's Reptiloid Master: 3. Muslinry and mahometanism

he's a musselman alright

You know who else would agree with you?

My mom.

your mother still says "musselman"?


Maybe his mom just needs some wood
 
2013-08-26 12:00:11 PM  
Oh look, BrickHouse placed a wall of text. Cherry picked statisticals to "prove" his point that was cut and pasted from a website.

Tyee, if you think UPS did that because of Obamacare, good luck. You need a helmet. My corporation "cut" any spouse that had their own healthcare by making it too expensive, 80 dollars per pay period just to have him on mine. So he now has it on his own through his work.

I would rather have single payer with all the insurance companies providing supplemental insurance. It's really stupid this way.
 
2013-08-26 12:00:59 PM  

Tyee: But Bush..Romney..McCain..Paul... focus on Obama and his record. Bringing down anyone else doesn't raise Obama.


Right. He's the worst if we ignore everyone else!
 
2013-08-26 12:01:51 PM  

Fart_Machine: Citation needed.


You need a citation for the article where it states.

UPS announced it was dumping 15,000 spouses of UPS employees from their UPS health plans despite the president's many, many promises to the contrary.

Call UPS and call Anthem Blue Cross while your at it about CA.

and the cost of individual plans are set to rise on average 41 percent in Ohio....

Did you even read the article before you went on defense?  There are hundreds of credible citations out there, do your own work finding them rather than wasting my time and yours with your defense and my research.  you want answers, they are there, and they are credible.
You won't take my citations anyway. you just don't want me talking about what is happening because it exposes the failures of promises you believed.
 
2013-08-26 12:04:51 PM  

Fart_Machine: According to a simple Google search their profits are down.


Did you mean to link that?  it exposes another lie, the economy isn't weak anymore, just ask Obama.
 
2013-08-26 12:06:12 PM  

Lando Lincoln: He's the worst if we ignore everyone else


pssst..only one of those was even a president.
 
2013-08-26 12:07:04 PM  

Tyee: Did you even read the article before you went on defense?


You said their profits were fine when it fact they have taken a hit due to competition and markets.  So you lied.
 
2013-08-26 12:08:22 PM  

Brick-House: herp derp


So when you have a reliable non-biased source, you understand what a president's power entails, and you realize that yes, it's still Bush's fault we crashed as low as we did, maybe we'll listen.
 
2013-08-26 12:08:40 PM  
~ good luck everyone, you'll need it.
 
2013-08-26 12:09:31 PM  

Tyee: Fart_Machine: According to a simple Google search their profits are down.

Did you mean to link that?  it exposes another lie, the economy isn't weak anymore, just ask Obama.


Citation for that one too.  I didn't realize Obama controlled the global shipping market, made the competition offer cheaper services, or created a glut in global air freight.
 
2013-08-26 12:10:21 PM  

Fart_Machine: So you lied


I said the bottom line was fine until they had to prepare for Obamacare, like the article says.

~Later
 
2013-08-26 12:10:57 PM  

Tyee: There are hundreds of credible citations out there


Hugh Hewitt talking out of his ass in an opinion piece isn't a citation.
 
2013-08-26 12:12:17 PM  

Tyee: I said the bottom line was fine until they had to prepare for Obamacare, like the article says.


Fart_Machine: You said their profits were fine when it fact they have taken a hit due to competition and markets. So you lied.


Later.
 
2013-08-26 12:12:22 PM  
I really don't see the value in laying the bad economy at Obama's feet.  We were already in a farking mess when he took the job back in 2008.

So, as far as I'm concerned, all I hear is a bunch of whining about how Obama hasn't fixed the GOP's fark ups fast enough.

You GOP farkwads had 8 years to fark up a robust economy with a surplus budget and turn it into the worst economic situation since the Great Depression and 'now' you have the stones to sit there and whine about how the Democrat hasn't fixed it fast enough?
 
2013-08-26 12:16:04 PM  
www.rpc.senate.gov
 
2013-08-26 12:17:37 PM  
www.bizzyblog.com
 
2013-08-26 12:18:50 PM  

Brick-House: [700x334 from http://www.rpc.senate.gov/imo/media/image/ReaganVsObamaRecovery.jpg image 700x334]


So, more tax cuts for the jerb creators, then?  Maybe some more deregulation?
 
2013-08-26 12:19:17 PM  

Brick-House: [700x334 from http://www.rpc.senate.gov/imo/media/image/ReaganVsObamaRecovery.jpg image 700x334]


What's funny is that his recovery went so well because St. Ronnie massively raised taxes and worked with the Congressional Democrats on getting the economy back in order.  Two things that the GOP refuse to do.
 
2013-08-26 12:19:34 PM  
libertyworks.com
 
2013-08-26 12:20:54 PM  

Brick-House: [530x357 from http://libertyworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Reagan-vs-Obama-Oct ober-11.gif image 530x357]


Again and again, you post these things that demonstrate the current failure of the modern GOP obstructionists.

In the 80s, Democrats worked well with the President for the good of the nation.  These days, the GOP would oppose breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration.
 
2013-08-26 12:23:58 PM  

Brick-House: #23 In 2008, that total amount of student loan debt in this country was 440 billion dollars. At this point, it has shot up to about a trillion dollars.


www.motherjones.com

Yeup: all Obama's fault.

Brick-House: #11 In 2008, the U.S. trade deficit with China was 268 billion dollars. Last year, it was 315 billion dollars.


Obamaaaa!!!!

Brick-House: #9 When Obama was elected, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent. Today, it is 65.0 percent. That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.


upload.wikimedia.org

Thanks, Obama.

Brick-House: #31 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 101 percent.


A) When Obama became Prez, Debt2GDP was at about 75%, and
B) While, deplorably, that number increased to over 100% as of 12/'12, it also increased from ~58% to ~75% under Bush.
http://www.skymachines.com/US-National-Debt-Per-Capita-Percent-of-GD P- and-by-Presidental-Term.htm


It's almost as if someone is cherry-picking data and blaming long-term trends on Obama.

Not that that makes Obama "good", but saying "he did [x]" -- when [x] was going on well before him -- as if he is the only one or it's all his fault, is disingenuous at best.

If you're gonna smear someone, at least smear them honestly.
 
2013-08-26 12:28:01 PM  
you can use any data to create any graph... relevance? not so much...

sparrowism.soc.srcf.net
 
2013-08-26 12:30:58 PM  

Infernalist: Brick-House: [530x357 from http://libertyworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Reagan-vs-Obama-Oct ober-11.gif image 530x357]

Again and again, you post these things that demonstrate the current failure of the modern GOP obstructionists.

In the 80s, Democrats worked well with the President for the good of the nation.  These days, the GOP would oppose breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration.


BOB had full control of the the house and senate for the first two years and what did we get, the job killer Obamacare.

and as for the GOP opposing breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration. Perhaps that says more about BOB's lack of leadership that anything else. Sorry, but BOB's blindness to everything except his socialists agenda is what is keeping this economy in the toilet.  Speaking of which...

www.orangepower.com
 
2013-08-26 12:37:14 PM  
Is it that a health insurance plan that's $10 a month and covers 2% of all costs after a $10,000 deductible is not really a health insurance plan?
I can total my rental car and claim it's just a scratch, but no one involved is going to back me up on that.

Yes, there's going to be some outliers to what Obama claimed. As I recall, the original idea details behind the ACA from the Heritage Foundation were even worse.
 
2013-08-26 12:40:53 PM  

Brick-House: Infernalist: Brick-House: [530x357 from http://libertyworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Reagan-vs-Obama-Oct ober-11.gif image 530x357]

Again and again, you post these things that demonstrate the current failure of the modern GOP obstructionists.

In the 80s, Democrats worked well with the President for the good of the nation.  These days, the GOP would oppose breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration.

BOB had full control of the the house and senate for the first two years and what did we get, the job killer Obamacare.

and as for the GOP opposing breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration. Perhaps that says more about BOB's lack of leadership that anything else. Sorry, but BOB's blindness to everything except his socialists agenda is what is keeping this economy in the toilet.  Speaking of which...

[403x287 from http://www.orangepower.com/attachments/z-obamanomics-jpg.20409/ image 403x287]


...okay, you're just trolling.  Sorry, I accidentally took you seriously for a minute there.  Nevermind, carry on with your Trollage.
 
2013-08-26 12:41:32 PM  
To be fair, it's a three way tie between BHO, FDR and WW.
 
2013-08-26 12:42:49 PM  

Infernalist: ...okay, you're just trolling. Sorry, I accidentally took you seriously for a minute there. Nevermind, carry on with your Trollage.


Ah, the ol' "just trolling" accusation. The last refuge of a defeated Farklib.
 
2013-08-26 12:43:55 PM  

Brick-House: and as for the GOP opposing breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration. Perhaps that says more about BOB's lack of leadership that anything else. Sorry, but BOB's blindness to everything except his socialists agenda is what is keeping this economy in the toilet. Speaking of which...


I should know better than to ask this of a guy that thinks the current President is a Marxist, so lets just consider this a rhetorical question.
Could you give a few examples of the socialists agenda of which you speak?  Keeping in mind that actual Socialism is about two jumps to the left of what we generally do in Canada, and that even your Democrats are typically to our right.
 
2013-08-26 12:52:04 PM  
Barack O Bama
 
2013-08-26 12:54:41 PM  
I'll make my decision on Obama by whether I get my own personal beer summit or not.
 
2013-08-26 12:54:59 PM  
Dear cappies,

Stop giving us credit for your assholes. We have enough.

Love,
Commies.
 
2013-08-26 12:55:02 PM  
Fark needs a pollster. And I would vote No, even though this guy could do better than he is.
 
2013-08-26 12:56:39 PM  

Infernalist: I really don't see the value in laying the bad economy at Obama's feet.  We were already in a farking mess when he took the job back in 2008.

So, as far as I'm concerned, all I hear is a bunch of whining about how Obama hasn't fixed the GOP's fark ups fast enough.

You GOP farkwads had 8 years to fark up a robust economy with a surplus budget and turn it into the worst economic situation since the Great Depression and 'now' you have the stones to sit there and whine about how the Democrat hasn't fixed it fast enough?


Bush! Brilliant.
 
2013-08-26 12:57:58 PM  
Brick-House: #9 When Obama was elected, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent. Today, it is 65.0 percent. That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.


That one is totally W.  Remember the housing crash?  You know why that happened? Remember "Every American should own a home"? Let's deregulate the banks*, and give loans to people that probably shouldn't have them?  How about all the collateral damage from the total collapse of the housing market, good people playing by the rules paying for mortgages on the value of what there home WAS worth, walking away because the mortgage was tens of thousands more than the current value of the home itself.  Fark you, Obama's fault.  Idiot.

*yea, Clinton too, Even St. Reagan... W's straw / camel's back and all that
 
2013-08-26 12:58:29 PM  
Three articles in a row, only 1 intellectually stimulating

i194.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-26 01:01:03 PM  

sno man: Brick-House: and as for the GOP opposing breathing if the President came out in favor of respiration. Perhaps that says more about BOB's lack of leadership that anything else. Sorry, but BOB's blindness to everything except his socialists agenda is what is keeping this economy in the toilet. Speaking of which...

I should know better than to ask this of a guy that thinks the current President is a Marxist, so lets just consider this a rhetorical question.
Could you give a few examples of the socialists agenda of which you speak?  Keeping in mind that actual Socialism is about two jumps to the left of what we generally do in Canada, and that even your Democrats are typically to our right.


This one's too easy.

1) Government Motors
2) ObamaCare
3) Spread the wealth around
 
2013-08-26 01:04:15 PM  

sno man: Brick-House: #9 When Obama was elected, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent. Today, it is 65.0 percent. That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.


That one is totally W.  Remember the housing crash?  You know why that happened? Remember "Every American should own a home"? Let's deregulate the banks*, and give loans to people that probably shouldn't have them?  How about all the collateral damage from the total collapse of the housing market, good people playing by the rules paying for mortgages on the value of what there home WAS worth, walking away because the mortgage was tens of thousands more than the current value of the home itself.  Fark you, Obama's fault.  Idiot.

*yea, Clinton too, Even St. Reagan... W's straw / camel's back and all that


Actually, it was primarily Clinton and Barney Frank.
 
2013-08-26 01:05:01 PM  
Oh hell no, why Obama makes Thomas Jefferson look like a full derp drooling fool. All hail Obama and his pal Ben Ghazi
 
2013-08-26 01:07:01 PM  

Cletus C.: Infernalist: I really don't see the value in laying the bad economy at Obama's feet.  We were already in a farking mess when he took the job back in 2008.

So, as far as I'm concerned, all I hear is a bunch of whining about how Obama hasn't fixed the GOP's fark ups fast enough.

You GOP farkwads had 8 years to fark up a robust economy with a surplus budget and turn it into the worst economic situation since the Great Depression and 'now' you have the stones to sit there and whine about how the Democrat hasn't fixed it fast enough?

Bush! Brilliant.


The shoe fits.  The economy was heading for complete meltdown because of Bush and his cronies getting us into a war 'and' cutting taxes, because potato.

You're lucky the black guy got elected and saved us from those retards.
 
2013-08-26 01:09:43 PM  
Hugh Hewitt;dr
 
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