By Alan Caruba
New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- I won’t be around to see it, but I have little doubt that future historians and others will conclude that President Barack Hussein Obama was the worst President ever to serve in that office.
The reason is simple enough. His decisions on domestic and foreign affairs have already demonstrated his astonishing incompetence. His major contribution may in fact be to ensure that the voters elect conservatives in the next two or more elections to come. If he is remembered for anything it well may be the emergence of the Tea Party movement whose influence has been seen over the course of two midterm elections.
One cannot help but think of such things as President’s Day, February 16 2015, reminds us of Washington and Lincoln, both of whom were born during this month. For most it is just a day on which there are a variety of sales pegged to it. For all of us, however, it acknowledges the two Presidents without whom there would not be a United States of America.
Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt are routinely ranked at the top of the lists of those judged to have been of greatest service to the nation and, not incidentally, all three presided over wars that led to and maintained America’s sovereignty.
When I have read about Washington’s life, I am always impressed by the man and, not surprisingly, so were his contemporaries, the men he commanded over the long course of the Revolutionary War. The Americans of his time had the highest regard for him.
It was Washington who set the pattern of only serving two terms. When the American artist, Benjamin West, told England’s King George III of Washington’s decision, the king said, “If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.”
In his 1796 farewell address, Washington said, “Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity.”
Imagine a modern politician talking of religion and morality as the basis of political prosperity—least of all Obama who has disparaged Christianity and protects Islam.
America was particularly blessed and fortunate in its earliest years to have a succession of men who demonstrated extraordinary intelligence, courage, and moral integrity. Following Washington there was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams. Few nations have been so blessed as ours.
One can only examine Lincoln’s life with a sense of wonder as he rose from humble beginnings to the role of keeping the Union intact in the face of the secession of southern states and the horrendous war that followed. Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865 and on April 14 Lincoln was assassinated by an actor, John Wilkes Booth. His death was the occasion of the first American national funeral as cities and towns did their best to out-do one another to honor him. It took his death for people to realize the magnitude of what he had achieved.
The advice Lincoln offered in his time is just as important, if not more so, in ours:
- You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
- You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
- You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
- You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
- You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
- You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
- You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and, earlier, Theodore Roosevelt, are also highly ranked among the Presidents. Both men shared a zest for the job, enjoying it. Teddy regretted announcing that he would not run for a third term (which he did with the Bull Moose Party) and FDR ran and won four times! He did so during the Great Depression and World War II.
Two other families played a role in the presidency, the Adams and, in the modern era, George H.W. Bush was the 41st President and George W. Bush was the 43rd. It is popular to disparage both men, but history may come to another judgment.
President Obama has brought nothing to the presidency except his Marxist theology. He was the least prepared in terms of experience in the workplace and his elections have been more about the manipulation of public opinion and his two terms have been an endless succession of lies.
His signature legislation, ObamaCare, has undermined the nation’s healthcare system. His solution to the Great Recession added more debt in his six years in office than the combined debt of every previous President up to Clinton and did not stimulate the economy as promised.
His ignorance of history and of current events is vast. Google “what does Obama know?” and you will find many articles that document this.
He has been protected by a liberal mainstream media, but the voters have seen through that and have turned political power in Congress over to the Republican Party.
One thing is for sure. On future President’s Days, Obama will barely be noticed when Americans look back on those who did much to address the great issues and challenges of their times.
c Alan Caruba
Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.
Obama is a half and half majority in neither, and socialist at heart.
I give this one an 8/10. You did some things right – referred to us as illiterate, used what should be a disparaging term (ammosexual – though I’m quite fond of it), threw in “butthurt”, and then implied that conservatives are done.
Your “tell” was calling Obama a “color man”. No liberal would ever use that term. Try this post again on another gun site you frequent (you’re very likely one of us), but make sure to refer to him as African American or at least black. Then it will be completely believable.
@Heck … suck on my machine gun you liberal dbag.
Who gives a damn what a bunch of illiterate AMMOSEXUALS have to say about President Obama…A little butthurt because a color man was elected twice?? get ready for 2016…The game is over for conservatives!!
Its only a matter of time until a terrorist slips into this country with a small vial of a deadly virus and unleashes it in a large city killing millions in a few days. And/or several entering at different locations and meet up with the materials for a nuclear bomb. Much less several with assault weapons killing a couple of hundreds! This narcissistic, arrogant white hating joke of a president is determined to bring this country down. He doesn’t care, he thinks he is safe in his gilded cage with all his security guards and his life time salary and… Read more »
Obama is the BEST POTUS the USA has ever had…….if you want to be controlled by a Marxist Government. Obama was the best Community Organizer, the best at making campaign promises that he never intended to keep. Hope and Change, Transparency, etc etc etc. Hope for the Best and Change for the Worse. Obama Presidential Library in Kenya will have lots of empty cases thanks to ‘Executive Privilege” No photos of the President after his birth, no birthday party photos, no photos at all, just an old prom photo. His Tutu was too poor to buy a dress so he… Read more »
BO has made me appreciate all the other better men that have been president. With his apology tour, insulting our friends, lying to the American people.,all the scandals and the stinking main stream media love affair. He makes me sick. His biggest accomplishment Obamacare is a disaster. Ruining the finest medical system in the world. He make s Jimmy Carter look good. And that takes some doing. I’m proud to say that the bumbling fool has never set foot here, in Utah.Thanks for that BO.
This guy is the worst President the USA has ever had and probably the worst we will ever have.
Obummer will become first on the list of worthless Presidents ahead of Jimmy Carter who gave away the Panama canal.
Nothing new here! Zzzzzzzzzz!
ALEX*** If you think he is the greatest YOU must be an illegal come here. I bet you stand there with your hand out for FREE GOVERNMENT monies that Real True Americans work everyday for. Please go back to Mexico and tat all of your family with you. Your are TRULEY A DANN FOOL People like me sick to my stomach Please just leave TROLL
Let us hope that the USA survives his presidency long enough for historians to write about it.
If you think Obummer is a joke just wait until Hillary comes along. She does have one up on him.She was born here.
Your comment “what Obama knows” is very insightful. The Liberal left and Liberal media blast Sarah Palin for her, claimed, by them, lack of intelligence. Mostly this portrayal which was fostered by comedian (sic) Tina Fey’s parody portrayals of Ms Palin on NBC’s SNL
I would love to see an honest, properly run debate between the two on relevant events. The outcome would be interesting indeed. Not saying Ms Palin is brilliant by any means but against a President who “has no intellectual equal,” I think she would fare well indeed. LOL
Obanana is one of the best ‘FU*K UP’s’ thats ever lived ! The US will survive and thrive long after this parasite is just a bad memory in American history ! The african needs to have its presidential library in Kenya,Africa !…. It’s hometown ! Vasquez must be one of obananas new wetback amnesty imigrants from down mexico way !
TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE PRESIDENT .HE IS ONE OF THE BEST
Care to explain what exactly he has done that makes you type in capital letters that you “totally disagree, he is one of the best?” The only thing he has accomplished is having a health care plan, that will self destruct in the coming years BTW, passed into law by his fellow Democrats who never even bothered to read it. Some record for “BEING ONE OF THE BEST.” LOL
You are off your rocker Alex.
Why? Because you got your “Obama phone” or your welfare payment was on time. He has destroyed the US and the dollar.
No such thing as an “Obamaphone”, look it up!
Alex, you must be a homosextual, stupid and not living in reality ! The only thing that the dick-tator is one of the best of is, not being born in the U S and he’s definitely the very best LIAR, of ALL TIME !