Obama has been much more of a disaster than I ever would have predicted. Clearly I didn't vote for the man, but I had hopes that he would take the moderate approach he claimed. No such luck though. In 100 days he's done the unthinkable:
--After railing against deficits, Obama proposes and gets a trillion dollars worth of "stimulus" and proposes a budget with a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit. That's bigger than the entire federal budget was just 8 years ago. \
--Obama releases documents on "torture" for no apparent reason. It's not as if the middle east is going to love us because we are "transparent." All it does is endanger our security. Making matters worse, Obama leaves the door open to prosecute Bush era attorneys who offered legal opinions on what agents could and couldn't do. Meanwhile, multiple high ranking intel officials have stated the methods in question prevented specific attacks. Nice job, champ!
--The economy is tanking.
--Let's nationalize the banks!
--Let's lump veterans in with "right wing extremists!"
--Let's nationalize the auto industry and have the unions control GM!
--Let's fly Air Force One over New York and scare the shit out of everyone!
--Let's nominate a tax evader for Secretary of the Treasury
--Let's promise to do away with earmarks, then sign a bill with 9,000 of 'em!
--Let's claim that we want better relations with Cuba, only to have Castro come out against them!
--Let's hire literally the most idiotic man on Earth to be Press Secretary.
--Let's raise taxes! Alot!
--Let's make fun of the special olympics!
--Let's elevate Rush Limbaugh to Shadow President by attacking him!
--Let's smile like a damned goofball as dictators rant against America!
--Let's destroy capitalism!
Watching over the past 100 days, I really think that Obama does not believe in this country. I know that sounds like rhetorical nonsense, but truly...I don't think he believes in the founding principles of this nation. If he does, he doesn't speak of them. The most rousing statement I've ever heard from him is "nowhere else is my story possible" The President is supposed to espouse his unwavering belief in the the people of the United States, the Constitution and our ability to meet challenges. He's not supposed to go on a European Apology Tour (TM). He's supposed to espouse the values of freedom and democratic rule. Where has he done this?
Worst of all, I think Obama is actually working against the success of the United States deliberately. He has openly said that we should not be a dominant economic power, for example. Instead, we should be "one of many voices." But that's bullshit, quite frankly. We're the world's largest economy. We got that way because of our free market system, which clearly Obama does not believe in. If Obama believes we should have a strong military, he hasn't said so. Perhaps we should be one of many militaries, Mr. President? How can we have a President who doesn't want us to succeed economically and militarily...who thinks both are BAD things?
I realize that many of you will view this as flame-worthy. However, I am quite serious when I say that I think this is perhaps the worst first 100 days of any President, ever. I know it's worse than I ever thought it would be.