"Obama has racked up many accomplishments. He appointed two Supreme Court justices. Health care reform and economic stimulus passed. And Iraq is winding down. Not bad for less than two years."
Let's talk about those "accomplishments":
1) Obama appointed two Supreme Court justices. Like he had a choice? Like he might not have when two openings occurred on the bench?
2) Health care reform is an accomplishment? Tell it to the American people. Rasmussen on Monday:
"Support for repeal of the health care reform bill is at its highest level in over a month, while the number of voters who believe repeal will be good for the economy has reached a new high."
Not repeal of its most egregious facets and most punitive mandates. Repeal of the whole damn thing.
An accomplishment? When the Republicans take control of Congress in January, you'll think accomplishment.
3) "[The] economic stimulus passed." An exercise to prove a point: Google this - "economic stimulus failed" - and you get 70,900 hits. Google "economic stimulus succeeded" and you get ... 2.
An accomplishment? Maybe it's time to define the term:
AccomplishmentNotice the root word "success"? Unless you buy into that goofy "jobs saved or created" bullshit, how can Obama's stimulus be considered an accomplishment? Take a look at "accomplishment's" antonym:
1. Something that has been achieved successfully.
2. The successful achievement of a task.
Noun: failure feyl-yer
1. Obama's pledge to not let the unemployment rate ever go above 8%.
4) "Iraq is winding down." And it has been since George W. Bush launched the surge in 2007. Your point?
5) "Not bad for less than two years." Such a ringing endorsement. Just remember this, kid: Much of that two years encompassed the traditional "honeymoon" with the American people after the election. Those were - ask any former president - to be his best years. It's all downhill from here.
Two more years of such "accomplishments," the experts now agree, and America is doomed.
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On one point I and a growing number of Americans will agree with Mr. Trejbal. Obama should consider not running for reelection. We'd all be grateful - and much better off - if he did indeed "pull a Polk."