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‘Bad Luck’ Barack

Written on Saturday, August 20, 2011 by

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On his “listening tour” of the Midwest, President Obama can mainly listen to the sound of himself complaining about his “bad luck.”  In Iowa yesterday, Obama said, “in the past six months, we’ve had a run of bad luck.  He cited the Japan earthquake, the Arab Spring and the European debt crisis.  He also said, incredibly, that “we’ve reversed the recession, avoided a depression and gotten the economy moving again.”

In our book Fleeced, we warned, “pessimism is the bodyguard of liberalism.”  Liberals are always saying that the consequences of their own bad decisions are just the inevitable result of factors beyond their control.  Times are tough and will continue to be. They say, we had better get used to it.

But Obama’s bad luck (Japan excepted) is his own doing.  It was his misguided and naive welcoming of the popular rising in Egypt that triggered the chaos of the Arab Spring and is now giving rise to Islamist regimes in countries once both loyal to the U.S. and at peace with Israel.  Instead of stability in this oil rich region, he has helped to usher in war, chaos and uncertainty that is driving up the price of oil.

Nor is he innocent in the Euro debt crisis.  It has been his insane borrowing to fund his stimulus spending that has stretched global capital markets to the breaking point, making lenders nervous and less willing to accept debt from risky countries.  If the United States had not increased its debt from $10 trillion to $14 trillion in two-and-a-half years, the capital community might be more willing to cut Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal some slack.

But it is his comments about the economy that leave one truly breathless.  He has “gotten the economy moving again?”  He has “reversed the recession?”  On what planet is he living?  Economic growth has slowed to 0.8 percent in the first half of this year.  Unemployment remains at 9.1 percent.  He actually told his Iowa audience “the economy is better off than when I took office.”  Really?  Back then unemployment was at 7.6 percent.

Continuing with his litany of accomplishments, the president said that he had moved closer than ever before to universal health care.  Really?  Has he read the Eleventh Circuit court decision striking down the individual mandate that lies at the heart of his health care law?  Written by a Democratic judge, it heralds the likely overthrow of his misguided legislation by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The paucity of achievements he can cite was evident to all who heard or read his remarks on the tour and who witnessed the muted reception he received.  He literally has nothing to run on.  Despite controlling Congress for two years — and the Senate with sixty votes for one — he has passed no energy bill, no immigration reform, no program to cope with foreclosures, no real jobs program, no environmental legislation and no real curbs on Wall Street excesses.  His tenure is a nullity. All he has succeeded in doing is driving us further into impossible debt.

It’s not him.  It’s just bad luck!

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  • Ollie Pike

    The man is a fraud and one in a long line pf candidates who are really servant of the Global elite and Banksters! George Soros and Zbigniew Brzezinski are pulling the strings here!

    Did you see the new Ron Paul Ad?

    Ron Paul Ad – “The One Who Can Beat Obama”
    Its time WE THE PEOPLE prove the “Machine” wrong – we MUST vote as one and put Ron Paul in office with a landslide victory!

    • http://Facebook Que Dub

      President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated] Yes, he’s historic, alright.

      > • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the
      > United States Government
      > • First President to Violate the War Powers Act
      > • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican
      > Drug Cartels
      > First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally
      > Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
      > • First President to Defy a Federal Judge’s Court Order to Cease
      > Implementing the ‘Health Care Reform’ Law
      > • 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
      > — and Later Admit 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 Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act
      > Through Executive Fiat
      > • First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the
      > Deportations 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 Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space.
      > • First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation
      > at Polling Places
      > • 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
      > Speak out on the Reasons for their Rate Increases
      > • First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State
      > They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
      > • First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath
      > to Protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)
      > • First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been
      > Properly Issued Years Ago
      > • First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for
      > Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case
      > • First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies
      > Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
      > • First President to Golf 73 Separate Times in His First
      > Two-and-a-Half Years in Office
      > But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs,
      > affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is
      > repaired, etc., etc., etc.

    • LesPaul

      Hey QUE you forgot two:

      First President to show us a forged birth certificate and think we wouldn’t catch him.

      First President to have Hip Hop Party’s in the White House.

    • Les

      Les Paul, You forgot about the cash for clunkers which makes buying used cars very
      expensive, because ovomit had all those good cars crushed. It hits middle class & poor.
      You forgot the land fraud crime, where he did not pay tax on the buffer zone land Resco gave him in Chacigo.
      You forgot he is a muslim who believes, reads recites the kuron.

    • Beegee

      >.First president whose supporters and staffers danced barefoot in the Rose Garden as the US Credit Rating was down-graded.
      >.First President to happily preside over the dismantling of America as a Super Power.
      >.First president since the Monroe Doctrine was first initiated to let Russian destroyers and aircraft carriers into our hemisphere.
      >.First president to sit for over an hour in a foreign land and listen to a rant about how evil America is, then accept a book from the ranter.

    • Randy131

      The truly bad luck is for having Obama as the President of the USA, when we needed another Ronald Reagan, but got another Jimmy Carter instead.

    • Wolf-Talker1

      Que dub & Randy131, you both forgot something, the first black president in washington, all hail the “Great Black Father” he alone knows whats best for his children!

    • skip

      it seems to me that there are 2 people pulling obama’s strings, TO A TEE, deceased radical socialistic community organizer and communist fellow traveler, SAUL ALINSKY (obama is disciple (hillary, too) and parrot of ALINSKY, to the extent that obama taught it), and obama is a GEORGE SOROS minion to the extent that i wonder what the incentive is for obama… obama has zero political ideas/ideals of his own, they’re ALL ALINSKY &/or SOROS… check these 2 sites out – AND

      notice that the SOROS article is from 2006, but it fits perfectly into the obama circumstance…

    • Ltjg

      Dear Skip, Thank You. This was very interesting and informative to read.

    • Apache6

      george sorass,IS one of the BILDERBERG ELITE’S!!

    • Patriot and an American

      Read this article if you think there is a short supply of these kind of corrupt elitists:

    • William C. Brooks

      Appreciate your zeal, but reality is that no one man can change America. I really like Ron Paul but in my opinion he is not a charismatic leader, and most probably will not be able to work with the Senate and House because his ideas seem radical to them.
      I would rather see his son, Rand, as a candidate. Since his election and assumption of office, he has stirred the Senate as much or more than any recent new senator…..

  • LadyLiberty

    Ollie, Gread ad!! I agreed 100% with you. I don’t see another candidate that can clean house in Washington DC like Ron Paul. He gets no media coverage because they are very afraid of him. He has my vote.

    • Les

      Obama absolutely Hates America & has committed many crimes & is a con artist,
      Chister, lowest form of life, but Ron Paul
      gets nothing done & just talks. When asked if he would impeach Ovomit over Libbia, he
      said no. we need someone who can win, like Perry.

    • EH

      Les, I really think Perry-Bachman is the key to ousting obummer. We have got to get rid of this scumbag.

    • Whackajig

      Lady………better so some more research on ron paul. He is great on some things, but absolutely horrible on others such as illegal drugs and immigration. There are better choices.

      If by some unimaginable miracle paulie gets the nomination, I will support and vote for him.

  • RJJ

    The Black and Brown minorities that voted for Obama in overwhelming proportions and realizing no benefit, are slowly becoming embarrassed and convinced that “The Great Black Hope and Changer” has become “The Great Black Dope and Spender.”
    The world has always looked to the USA for global leadership and sees we are becoming them. Every program Obama initiates is a blind and reckless experiment in Ivy League University Socialist Government. He has been thoroughly brainwashed by his collage mentors. Perhaps he’ll blame them when he runs out of all other options in his first post presidency best seller published in July of 2013, entitled,
    ” THEY MADE ME DO IT ! ” “Who’s to blame for the failed one term Obama Presidency? “

    • Archie

      He certaintly won’t take any blame for it. He hasn’t taken any blame for anything yet.

    • Patriot and an American

      Obbumer brainwashed? I don’t think so, he was taught by Frank Marshall Davis, a known communist, and his friends and associates just have no brains at all!!

    • Les

      RJJ ovomit is doing this on purpose. Did you read the list above of all the American
      Hateing things destroying ugly destructive
      things this muslim who has been vomiting all over our country has been doing. ovomit has

  • http://googlechrome David

    I think osloba will win the reelection with only 40 thousand voting for him. That’s how the muslim dictators keep getting (reelected?).

  • Ken Roberts

    What is his accomplishments: 1. he has insured that no black candidate will be elected to president for the next 10 elections . Sad but true, we have some fellows out there who are black that would make great presidents. The black community should be outraged at Obama , he has done nothing for his race, Nada ought nothing. He continues to ride the wave of planned parenthood and to kill as many black babies as he can even if he has to chase them down to do it. I am white but I wish my black brother Americans would wake up to this senseless killing of their young ones. I am not Irish American I am American period. “Vote the Bum out”

  • cheryl jessup

    Obama term of 4 years is a run of bad luck for America

  • Susan Daniels

    He’s a felon in the White House using a fraudulent CT social security number for the past twenty-five years and as a licensed private investigator I can prove it. Tell your congressman that you demand an investigation be started or you will withhold campaign contributions and your vote.

    • Patriot and an American

      I can’t believe that Americans voted Obummer into our White House, and allowed a “usurper” to infringe on our liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. He is not a man, and I don’t call him my president!

    • Whackajig

      It was not true Americans who elected ovomit. He was elected by ANTI-AMERICANS.

  • maria

    It’s not HIS “bad luck” it’s OURS for having that scumbag in the white house! IMPEACH!

  • John

    How do Americans spell ” BAD LUCK ” ? B-A-R-A-C-K-O-B-A-M-A !

  • Dodi

    And, it’s all because of George W. Bush and the Tea Party! I can’t wait to see how much the new president will blame on obummer. Of course, the Republicans and Conservatives are nicer people than the dummiecrats.

    • Larry E

      The Demorats and their leftist buddies in the lamestream media would throw a major fit if a Republican President blamed anything on their head blamelayer.

  • teadog

    The only bad luck I wish on obama is that he would fall off the face of the planet. (Good luck for us)

  • http://verizon Ann Rand

    I think Michelle looked in her mirror and it broke.How else to explain the bad luck that America has been having? Do us all a favor and hide all the mirrors from her.

  • Larry E

    Bad luck might be considered to be 7 December 1941, or 11 September 01, Japanese earthquakes are bad luck for the Japanese, not for our Gloriously Unblamable Leader.

    • Beegee

      But thank goodness, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, The Indonesian hurricane and suiname (sp) and the earthquake on Pakistan/India border weren’t BAD LUCK FOR W! [THE DIFFERENCE, AMERICANS HADN’T BEEN OUT OF WORK SO LONG MANY GAVE UP LOOKING, AND THERE WAS MUCH MORE MONEY EVERYDAY AMERICANS COULD SEND TO HELP THOSE WHO NEEDED IT!!!]

  • Howard-the Banger Club

    Either we encourae our legislators to impeach him or wait until 2010. Governor Rick Perry for President with Congressman Allen West as VP. West is smart, moral, believes in the Constitution and solves the race issue. Go to their web site and learn more,

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      Howard, You are smart enough to know that he won’t be impeached! Perry and West would be a good ticket for me.I’m sure that I will get a lot of thumbs down for that, but I am reasonable. As long as it is a conservative, I will vote for them.It is my country that I am passionate about.

    • Patriot and an American

      I need to know more about Perry!

    • Whackajig

      Patriot, if Perry is the nominee who opposes ovomit, that is ALL you need to know. Or do you intend to not vote Republican if your guy does not get the nomination?

      Sure, it is good to get all the info you can on a candidate, but vote for the Republican no matter who it is.

    • Roguedroid

      Just as Demorats reelected a crack Smoking Hoe Slapping Mayor, I would vote for a Lego Brick if it was nominated to beat the Mighty Senior O.

  • johnf1234

    the Japan EArthquake, The Arab Spring, and The European Crisis…… HHHUUUUMMMM!!!!
    thats bad luck???????? what does that have to do with America???? Just another
    OBAMA BLAME TOUR…….ATM machines, fat cat jet owners, TEA PARTY PEOPLE,
    JUST PLAIN BAD LUCK!!!! (Im laughing right now)…….
    We all know how the left media twists things and lies to us about how the Republicans are bad people and George W Bush, and the Terrorist TEA PARTY, I know the economy was struggling under Bush, but when You think back and You now look at the results from this CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION You can clearly see the difference in how Obama has MADE THINGS WORSE……
    1) unemployment is higher, more people on welfare & food stamps
    2) promises made, but NO PROMSIES KEPT
    3) MAssive Regulation burdening businesses
    4) sky rocketing gas prices and grocery prices
    5) housing foreclosures are not any better, infact they keep getting worse
    6) the stock market continues to fall
    7) insulting Americans with his “We Are A Muslim Nation” quote
    8) more CORRUPTION being exposed to more people
    9) his massive vacations and golf outings, while telling all of us to tighten our belts and pay more taxes and stay on unemployment for a while
    10) listening to his FAT ASSED WIFE tell us how to live Our Lives
    11) sueing states that he was sworn under oathe to uphold and protect
    12) LYING to sooo many people everyday on and off camera, and sticking his nose up to those who challenge him
    13) ignoring the fact that America Rejected his Obamacare and continues to push it down Our throats

    I could go on and on and on, but reality here is that we are the ones with the bad luck, by having to listen to him for another year plus….. November 2012 cannot come soon enough.

  • Katied

    The sad thing is that the economy will not get better until after the November 2012 election. Most small businesses cannot last that long. There is no help for them. Our government favors the large corporations and to hell with the small business.

  • Don Canter

    Demonic-RATS, Demonic-RATS-th’ true name for these democrats,
    These despotic rulers, these Red Commie type RATS
    Who’ll tax you and tax you to pay for their cheese
    While living like fat cats from the party of sleaze.

    Pelosi-RAT is the psycho who leads the big pack
    She ordered a big jet to fly home and back
    She nips at their heels and twists their tails too
    While urging her pack to give you the screw.

    Barney RAT fink caused the housing downfall
    His coach took Freddie and Fannie to the ball
    While they threw cash at Dodd,Kerry and Barack
    Reid got his stash, now their loss is a lock.

    An ACORN they say lies under their tree
    Barack sits at the top of this tree don’t you see
    His early mentor was a commie named Frank
    For Barack’s Marxist leanings we have a commie to thank.

    Slaughterhouse rules, demonic-RAT fools, which laws have you broken today,
    Please remember, first Tuesday, next November, we DEEM your judgement day.
    Good people take note, get out th’ vote against RAT insanity,
    Get rid of this pox, get answers from Fox, Rush, Beck or Hannity.

    Obamacare, big nightmare, RATS don’t believe in playing fair,
    Reconciliation, abomination, let’s WORK to get them out of our hair,
    Cast your votes next November for the Tea Party Team
    That’s the sure way to end their communistic RAT dreams.

    Yes, it’s the way to repeal their Demonic-RAT schemes.

  • ExArmyMP

    If anyone is entitled to complain about “bad luck” (but didn’t) it is G.W. Bush. He was elected just in time to catch the recession that had already started before he took office (the collapse of the Dot Com bubble), then he faced the 9/11 attacks, and then the sub-prime collapse (which Republicans had warned about for years, but were prevented from doing anything about by the likes of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd). Bush never complained about his “bad luck”. He might not have been perfect, but, unlike Obama, he is not a whiner.

  • Peter

    I appreciate, lead to I found exactly what I was having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye