In my newsfeed on Facebook, there was a post by Newsmax asking for folks to grade the President of the United States. As in schools, the grade range was from A to F. Your response was to go in the comments section.
In my response, I gave him an F- (f minus) and said that he was the worst President in my lifetime. There isn’t one major issue with which I agree with him. While there were over 1,200 comments, I only reviewed 106. Out of that 106, 77 gave him an F, 1 gave him a D, 7 gave him a B, and 21 gave him an A.
I do acknowledge that Newsmax is a right leaning publication and this poll is nowhere near scientific. There were, of course, some smart-aleck comments. Some folks were giving him 0s and Zs while some folks were giving him A+++. What this says to me is that this President is a very polarizing figure and either you adore him and are what I like to call an “Obama Zombie” think he can do no wrong, others despise him. In other words, there’s no in-between.
Liberals are going to say that he is despised because of his race. And let me tell you, it’s just not true. I live in the Birmingham, Alabama area and most, not all, of my friends dislike him. However, I have yet to hear anyone say that it’s because he’s half black. Sorry, liberals, I’m not letting you get away with screaming RACIST. I’ve had all of that I can stand, and I suggest you not even go there.
I’ve always maintained that the majority of Americans are Republicans. They say they’re Democrats or Independents because they don’t really know the difference. Most people don’t want big government or a government that is intrusive. However, they may be pro-choice, pro-affirmative action (but probably don’t know the real definition of affirmative action and confuse it with equal opportunity), or feel that the government needs to do more for elderly and the less fortunate. I’ve actually known a few women who have voted for Democrat candidates only because they were pro-choice.
Back to the grading of the current President. Yes, I gave him an F-. I’ve always said that if socialized medicine took hold in this country, it would be the beginning of the end of this country. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ACA has hurt more people than it has helped. There will be separate post on that later. According to Brietbart.com, the national debt has nearly doubled since this President was elected in 2008. It stands at about 74 percent of the economy. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that mandatory spending and interest on the debt is projected to consume 94 percent of all federal revenues ten years from now. Since 2009, the percentage of working age Americans who are not in the labor force has reached near record levels. During that time the number of adults outside the labor has increased by twelve million. Most American workers have not seen their incomes increase. Between August 2013 and August 2014, real average hourly earnings increased only 0.4 percent, failing to keep up with inflation. The CBO projects that Social Security will go bankrupt in 2032, a year earlier than the Social Security Trustees predicted last year. The Disability Insurance Trust Fund is in the direst condition, as the CBO expects it to be bankrupt as early as October 2016. In addition to the above middle class income is falling, too many Americans of retirement age are working to pay bills, and a large number of trained workers are unable to find jobs that match their skills. Nearly a third of those between the ages of 18 and 34 are still living with their parents. And the average American citizen is more likely to be receiving a disability check than working in a manufacturing job.
And let’s not forget his joke of a foreign policy. A year ago, he called ISIS JV. This is the most brutal organization in my lifetime. The atrocities they commit are just unfathomable. Still, this President thinks they’re weak and not a threat. He thinks that climate change is a bigger threat than ISIS and Islamic terrorist groups. He let a decorated Marine Sargent suffer in a Mexican jail because he made a wrong turn and ended up in Mexico with legal firearms. The President could have had that Marine released with a single phone call to the President of Mexico, but he wouldn’t do it. Instead, he chooses to trade five dangerous Gitmo detainees for one Sargent who is alleged to be a deserter. When he or any of his senior administration officials say that the United States of America is safe from attack and that the terrorists aren’t interested in attacking us, I can’t imagine anyone in their right mind believing it. And then there was Benghazi. I still want to know where the President was when four Americans were being killed and drug through the streets.
Due to the length of this post, I’m not going to touch on his environmental policies or his energy policies. I have, though, discussed them in length in previous posts.
I was and am a supporter of George W. Bush. I really believe that he will be considered by history as a very good, if not great President. How would I grade President Bush? I’d give him overall a B. There were some things in which I didn’t agree with him. I consider myself a politically astute individual and I spend a lot of time thinking about things. I don’t blindly follow anyone on this planet, not even Nick Saban. In his eight years at the University of Alabama, there have been some calls that I didn’t agree with. What grade would I give Bill Clinton? Probably a C-. He wasn’t a total failure. He didn’t interfere with a booming economy that was the result of the technological revolution. However, policies instituted by him in his quest for every American to own a home, did directly result in the housing collapse in the early 2000s. He also had a chance to get Osama Bin Laden, but turned it down.
With his record and his political philosophy that government can solve all of your problems and provide for your every need, I don’t see how anyone but the Obama zombies could give a grade other than F.