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The Obama change has all been for the worse.

Since it is now customary to hang all blame on a former administration, the next president is really going to get to claim he inherited a mess.  Of course, every president has inherited the state of affairs from the previous one.  Nothing new.  




There’s been a change, all right, and it’s all been for the worse.

Obama to request rise in debt ceiling another $1 Trillion ~ as he plays his 91st round of golf https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/21294/

December, 2011 in Hawaii

$15,115,000,000,000  Trillion Gross National Product

$15,225,000,000,000 Trillion National Debt (It was around $8 trillion when obama became president)


We would have to be out of our minds to re-elect this man.

Posted:  01.12.12 @ 5:05 p.m.

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Democrats and their mouth, the media – major hypocrisy

Speaker Nancy Pelosi 01.04.07:

“After years of historic deficits, this new Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

By my count in the four years after this statement, the debt has gone from $8 trillion to now almost $16 trillion.

I just read where this old woman is playing foolish and childish games on the House floor.  (The Hill)

An NBC analysis of unemployment under Bush follows:

At the beginning of his administration –  4.2% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2001)

At the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the obama administration – 6.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2008)

The corrupt and biased media, NBC chief among them, made this analysis as an indictment of Bush, after eight years of solid harassment.  They now praise obama for an 8.5% unemployment rate, having been as high as 10% under obama.  These figures are said to be bogus and rigged and that unemployment is much higher.  I don’t know.  But just say they are accurate, this is nothing to brag about!!

During the Bush years, the president was blamed by the media for everything.  Under obama, the president is blamed for nothing.  And if a republican is elected president – I hope to God- we will see an immediate aboutface back to everything being the president’s fault, in their hateful, corrupt, and biased way.  We just have to stop listening to them and allowing them to shape public opinion by use of their propoganda and lies.  It is really much better not to even listen or watch the MFM (I saw MSM written this way somewhere and I don’t know what it means.  I can only guess.  I like it.  It looks good to me.  Hope it means what I think it does.)

Who needs Tokyo Rose.

Posted:  01.06.12 @6:26 p.m.

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Obama economy: “Hardest times in a lifetime”

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Timmy Tax Cheat Geithner…..

…..tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it’s a very tough economy. He says that for a lot of people “it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come.”

Well,  thank you, Barack Obama.  For nothing.

Senator Barack Obama, in 2006, said the following:

“The fact that we’re here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign — is a sign of leadership failure.  Leadership means the buck stops here.  Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans deserve better.  I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt  limit.” …..Barack Obama

In November of 2008 unemployment under Bush was 6.5 a 14 year high at the time:

U.S. unemployment rates under President Bush have reached a 14-year high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment climbed to 6.5 percent in October, as the country shed 240,000 jobs. U.S. unemployment rates under President Bush have certainly increased–for example, the unemployment rate for October 2007 was 4.7 percent.

Unemployment for June, 2011 – 9.2 percent.

In November, 2008, president-elect Obama said:

In a Chicago press conference Nov. 7, the same day the unemployment data were released, Obama acknowledged the job losses and their toll on the workforce, noting, “we’re going to have to act swiftly to resolve it.” He went on to say that until Jan. 20, the Bush administration is in charge, but, “Immediately after I become president, I’m going to confront this economic crisis head-on by taking all necessary steps to ease the credit crisis, help hardworking families, and restore growth and prosperity.”

Today, July, 2011, under Obama, unemployment is at 9.2 percent.

Rewind to beginning: 

Timmy Tax Cheat Geithner…..

…..tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday (July 10, 2011) that it’s a very tough economy. He says that for a lot of people “it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come.”

Well, thank you, Barack Obama.  For nothing.

Unemployment numbers: 

2005 – 5.1 (Bush)

2006  – 4.6 (Bush)

2007 – 4.6 (Bush)

2008 – 5.8 (Bush)

2009 – 9.3 (Obama)

2010 – 9.6 (Obama)

June, 2011 – 9.2 (Obama)


Posted:  07.11.11 @4:49 a.m.

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Jindal and Louisiana send message to Washington!

“We don’t want a BP check.  We don’t want an unemployment check.  We want to go back to work.” —- Bobby Jindal

Lift the Moratorium Rally

LAFAYETTE — Thousands attended a rally Wednesday in Lafayette aimed at persuading President Barack Obama’s administration to lift the federal offshore drilling moratorium, which officials said could further endanger the state through the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

About 11,000 people attended the “Rally for Economic Survival” at the Cajundome and thousands more watched online.


Gov. Bobby Jindal was one of 12 speakers at the roughly two-hour event and pleaded with Obama to allow people to go to work.

The rally was in opposition to the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to temporarily block deep-water drilling following the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

“We don’t want a BP check. We don’t want an unemployment check. We want to go back to work,” the governor said.


You don’t ban cars when there’s a car accident.  You don’t take the planes out of the sky when there’s an air disaster.  You don’t stop mining for coal when there’s a mining catastrophe.  Is there any common sense in Washington, D. C.?

Posted:  07.24.10

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The first 100 days as seen from South Carolina

Eli Saslow, Washington Post staff writer, has done an excellent piece that is published in the Washington Post today.  He has written about two Obama supporters, Edith Childs and Evon Hackett and how their first 100 days of the Obama Administration has been.

Although the author probably had a different objective in mind, it does illustrate also the divide in this country which now exists and I think is growing more pronounced.  There’s a line in the sand.  There’s the Obama supporters and the rest of us.  Though they may be a little weary, they still believe Obama is the answer to the problems in the country.  We sort of think Obama is the cause of the problems and don’t at all like the direction he is taking us.  I know, he did inherit a full plate from the previous administration, but I think no worse than other presidents who have taken over from a different political party.  After all, he did know full well what he was signing up for and he wanted it very, very badly.

And the sad part is, as this article illustrates, things are not getting better but worse even after his record spending.

But Saslow writes:

“”Across the dark living room, one of Childs’s favorite pictures is displayed on a worn coffee table. It shows Childs with her arms wrapped around Barack Obama, his hand on her back, her eyes glowing. They met at a rally attended by 37 supporters on a rainy day in 2007, when Childs responded to Obama’s sluggishness on stage with an impromptu chant: “Fired up! Ready to go!” She repeated it, shouting louder each time, until Obama laughed and dipped his shoulders to the rhythm. The chant caught on. “Fired up!” people began saying at rallies. “Ready to go,” Obama chanted back. He told audiences about Childs, “a spirited little lady,” and invited her onstage at campaign appearances. By the day of his inauguration, when Childs led a busload of strangers bound for the Mall in her now-iconic chant, her transformation was complete. She was Edith Childs, fired up and ready to go.””

But the punches just keep on coming.

  • On Day 4 of his presidency, the Solutia textile plant laid off 101 workers.
  • On Day 23, the food bank set a record for meals served.
  • On Day 50, the hospital fired 200 employees and warned of further job cuts.
  • On Day 71, the school superintendent called a staff meeting and told his principals to expect changes and pay cuts.
  • On Day 78, the town’s newly elected Democratic mayor, whose campaign was inspired partly by his admiration for Obama, summarized Greenwood’s accelerating fragility. “This is crippling us, and there’s no sign of it turning around,” Welborn Adams said.
  • On Day 88, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that South Carolina had set a record for its highest unemployment rate in state history, at 11.4 percent. Greenwood’s unemployment is 13 percent.

And it was on Day 20 that Evon lost her job and she’s still looking for another one.

Read the rest of their stories Here.

Posted:  04.26.09


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