January 21st, 2010
Memo for the Movement
“…as noted in the December issue of the Rhodes Cook Letter no other President in the past half-century has seen his Gallup job-approval rating drop as far as Obama’s has in his first year (down 21 points), and no president in that same half century has seen his approval rating go up, even as much as 1 point, between the end of his first year and the eve of his first midterm election”
–Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report, January 16, 2010
RE: President Obama gave himself a B+ grade for his first year in office. The American people—represented by the citizens of Virginia, New Jersey and just yesterday Massachusetts– have given him an “F”.
ACTION: President Obama needs to repeat his first year and pay more attention to all Americans, not just Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid and Chief of Staff Emanuel before he can be considered for promotion.
Comments: President Obama’s attempt to pass the individual healthcare mandate, his legislating by executive order and through “czars”, and his lack of awareness of the president’s role as “the commander-in chief” are all very concerning. He also does not appear to be reading closely the guest list of invitees to State Dinners at The White House (see Tareq & Michaele Salahi and Carlos Allen).
Comments: A 2,000-page bill imposing government run healthcare on the American people is not an acceptable length for an essay assignment. In addition, President Obama needs to show greater independence from the teleprompter. He has repeatedly failed to dot “i’s” and cross “t’s” in such legislation as the stimulus bill.
Comments: President Obama has shown he has difficulty dealing with numbers. He routinely spends three dollars for every two dollars that he receives in revenue. Moreover, on his website–recovery.gov–he has reported job creation in congressional districts that do not exist. He should review his addition and subtraction, along with multiplication tables.
Introductory Economics: “F”
Comments: President Obama has struggled greatly with his ability to count, find, and maintain jobs. When the stimulus was passed, the rationale was that the unemployment rate could reach as high as 8% without such legislation. The rate is now 10%. The hiring of a personal tutor (Tim Geithner) who was unable to do his own income taxes or sell his own house demonstrated an inability to self correct.
Comments: President Obama has failed the standardized Constitution test multiple times and should review the 10th Amendment, 2nd Amendment, and Articles I and II of the Constitution in great detail. He should also familiarize himself with the Reagan & Kennedy tax cuts, as well as the Hyde Amendment when it comes to taxpayer funding for abortion.
Comments: President Obama has not shown a great deal of honesty with fellow students. For example, he has hidden away healthcare negotiations from the public despite his campaign promise to have these events televised on C-SPAN. Also, he has demonstrated a propensity for discarding friends after showering praise on them—Tom Daschle, Van Jones, Gregory Craig.
Playing well with others: “F”
Comments: President Obama’s extreme partisan political agenda, his boycotting of Fox News, his snubbing of traditional allies and his shameless attempt over the summer recess to appease an Irish-American police officer by offering him alcohol on school grounds have not won him many friends.
Attendance: “Needs Improvement”
Comments: Hawaii, Copenhagen, Oslo, Basketball and Golf are not recommended study assignments during the worst economic crisis to impact the United States since the 1930’s. Also spending so much time (22 private White House meetings) with SEIU union boss & ACORN ally Andy Stern has raised quite a few eyebrows with the American taxpayers.
Note to Guardian: We recommend that President Obama not advance to the next grade.
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