Barack Obama ran victory laps around the Presidential podium. He proudly boasted of his many accomplishments during the past couple of years. But the facts do not support his contentions. His Presidency will go down in history as the most destructive and divisive of modern times.
During the past two years we have seen: a national debt approach $14 trillion, budget deficits of $1.4 trillion, 10% unemployment, a collapse of the housing market, and stagnant economic growth. He has bowed before our enemies and scolded our allies. He has grown the size of government as private sector jobs have disappeared. He has engaged in class warfare, pitting rich against poor, Conservatives against Liberals, and Republicans against Democrats. He has demonized the Tea Party as gun toting, bible thumping right wing extremists rather than listening to their grievances and embracing their right to freedom of speech.
He has failed to secure our borders and protect us from acts of domestic terrorism. He has emboldened our enemies. He pushed through costly heath care reform against the will of the people. He has appointed numerous unqualified and unaccountable czars with enormous powers to circumvent the Legislative process. He has used executive Departments to enact rules and standards in violation of Congressional powers.
He called his own Democrats crybabies and Republicans, hostage takers. He has taken over parts of the banking industry, student loans, and the auto industry. He has crammed through numerous pieces of legislation in a lame duck session without proper discussion or review.
Is this what, We the People, should accept as a Victory?