Barack Obama is a complete, utter failure

Barack Obama: The nation needed a leader. He isn't one.

Barack Obama is a failed President. His legacy — such as it is — will be a failed economic recovery, double-dip recession and devastated American morale.

The president of hope and change has destroyed hope and delivered nation-ruining change. His failed policies have left America economically devastated.

He can’t deliver on his campaign promises because he has broken or forgotten them. He can’t lead the nation out of its morass because he is not a leader.

Business Executive John Mariotti, writing in Forbes, says it best:

There will be no significant recovery in the United States of America while Barack Obama is President.  The evidence is overwhelming:  everything Obama has tried to fuel a recovery (with his Democratic allies in Congress) has failed.  Statistics claiming jobs saved by the stimulus package were mostly fiction, and cost American taxpayers about $275,000 each.  Nearly 2-1/2 million fewer Americans have jobs than before the stimulus.

Barack Obama has been President for 30 months—2-1/2 years. He spent the first year obsessed with passing Obamacare, a program that doesn’t create jobs, but might destroy a lot of them.  He “bailed out” GM, but many believe that his interference didn’t save GM; it merely cost taxpayers an extra $15-20 billion, and stole from legitimate investors to buy off the UAW.  His broken campaign promises are too numerous to list.  At some point, his statute of limitations on blaming Bush runs out.  The latest joke is that the White House is that named the location of East Coast earthquake near DC “Bush’s Fault.”

Obama himself said, “…that after three years, if the economy wasn’t fixed he should be a one-term president.”

While one can find many faults from George W. Bush‘s presidency, the facts show that America’s problems have deepened under Obama’s watch. He has plunged the nation deeper into debt at twice the pace of Bush, driven unemployment to record levels and left Americans out of work at record rates.

With Americans tiring of Obama’s constant finger-pointing at his predecessor, the President found a new scapegoat: the tea party.  The phony grassroots movement is an easy target but Obama’s blame game ignores one simple fact:  Many of his actions that have plunged the nation into economic despair began when his party controlled Congress and before the tea party candidates rode a tidal wave of voter discontent into office.

Writes Mariotti:

The latest Obama Blame Finger pointing focuses on the “Tea Party” as “extremists” who have a problem with astronomical deficits as far as the eye can see.  (Pointing at Bush is getting a little old since he’s been out of office for 2-1/2 years).  Obama needs a new scapegoat.  The problem with the Tea Party is that it is like the child in the fairy tale, “The Emperors New Clothes.” The child is reviled for pointing out that the emperor is naked.  Thus, the Tea Party is not wrong, just unwelcome.

Obama may be a great campaign speaker but he is not a leader. He never has been and no evidence exists that he ever can be.  All he can do is used the same, tired rhetoric.

Concludes Mariotti:

This kind of rhetoric won’t solve America’s problems.   It takes strong, informed, and experienced leadership to get through a mess like this one. We need a fixer, not a hypocritical speechmaker in the White House.  Barack Obama is not that man.  A wise man once told me, “The person who got you into a problem is seldom the one who will get you out of it.” That’s why there will be no recovery on Obama’s watch, but there could be a double-dip recession.

Couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.

John Mariotti is an internationally known executive and an award-winning author. His book, The Complexity Crisis was named one of 2008’s Best Business Books.  In his recent novel, The Chinese Conspiracy, he merges an exciting fictional thriller with the factual reality of America’s risk from Cyber-Attacks. (www.thechinesecomspiracy.com) Mariotti does Keynote speeches, serves on corporate boards and is a consultant/advisor to companies.  He can be reached at www.mariotti.net .

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18 Responses to "Barack Obama is a complete, utter failure"

  1. Sandune  August 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

    For Democrats, this failure of President Obama is a disaster. I didn’t vote for him, but I had hoped he could do as they promised. For Republicans, his failure could bring America into a time of religious leadership which would be an even bigger disaster.

    The message is that no matter who we elect into Oval office, the machinery of D.C. will have its own way.

    This indicates to me that the Congress holds the key to even identifying the mess we are in. They, however are held by their own leaders that we see at this time and we need some rational thinking before we can take any action from this end.

    Good article Chief…

    • Hubert Warford  September 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Most of what you read about Obama’s failures are directly related to public relations. Some PR firm can create failure from success or the opposite. So take anything said by business, political or media types with a train load of doubt.
      The Regean/Bush campaign did a number on Jimmie Carter in 1980. That being stated look at what the loyal opposition has to offer-Rick Pery, Ms. Bachmann, or Mitt Romney et al. None of them have any solutions to the curent problems of the nation.

  2. Sandune  August 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Question for Doug “The Chief”…..Is there anyone who is in the White House political group who can nudge the President into some kind of action that would bring on the need for job growth?

    There is going to have to be a stimulus arrangement state by state that would get the growth of the infrastructure going. We saw Katrina stimulate the government to check out the water movement mess. What about a redevelopment of the Signal Corps who ignored the work they had performed in New Orleans years before. If this is a government function where the hell were the Congress members from that district?

    Irene is a one-of-a-kind disaster but will we learn from it that our weather is no longer controllable. Building below sea level is a killer for the people. I hate to see building permits being necessary through the federal government. It is too easy to buy permits the higher the authority.

  3. Ed Ramirez  August 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

    The Presidents failures are America’s failures! Through rancid bi-partisanship, and, arrogant power hungry, opposition, his policies were never allowed to become effective! So, how can you base his Presidency on manipulation and harassment that has almost reached treasonous proportions!

  4. egc52556  August 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I don’t think much of Mariotti’s article. He presents opinion as fact (“many believe that his interference didn’t save GM”), totally ignores the GOP’s stone-walling of anything Obama tried to do, totally ignores the obvious point that ANYBODY in Obama’s position would have had a nearly impossible time getting any other result.

    Mariotti puts blame on Obamacare for deepening the recession? When damned little of Obamacare has actually taken effect yet?

    No mention of the GOP’s insistence of extending the Bush tax cuts when virtually EVERYBODY with a brain in his head knows that we need more revenue; need to raise the tax rates above the HISTORICALLY LOW rates they are now.

    Worst of all, Mariotti doesn’t offer even one name of one person who has these supposedly magical abilities of “strong, informed, and experienced leadership”. Anybody in the GOP? You’ve got to be joking. All they are offering is a choice between Obama-lite (Romney) or theocratic thugs (Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Palin). None of them even has any foreign-policy experience.

    Chief, you can find better analysis to stand behind.

    • larry  August 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      agree!

    • griff  August 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      Paul?

    • Almandine  August 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Zero signed the tax cut extension.

      • Jon  August 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm

        Yes, he did. And I wrote him a letter complaining about it. I still have the form letter I got back, if you’d like a copy.

        J.

        • Almandine  August 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

          Nah, got toilet paper already.

  5. Mike Lee  August 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    This line of argument from the left that, “ANYBODY in Obama’s position would have had a nearly impossible time getting any other result” is laughable.

    Apparently many on the left haven’t studied the comparison between the actions taken by Reagan and those taken by Obama. It is a study in contrasts. To say that any President would have had the same results if they:

    A) Hadn’t spent a year pushing through an impossibly complicated healthcare plan that few understand and has unknown costs.

    B) Had actually kept his promise of getting us out of foreign wars instead of escalating them

    C) Had not demonized businesses and threatened time and time and time again to raise taxes on job creators

    D) Hadn’t increased spending by 25% despite promises to enact a “net spending cut”

    E) Hadn’t increased spending 25% despite having promised to go through the budget “line by line to root out waste”

    F) Hadn’t increased blown a hole in the budget deficit despite promising to cut it in half in his first term

    is insanity. I could go on and on and on…..but you get the idea. The argument that no other President would have achieved better results even if they did the exact opposite of the things Obama did is laughable.

    • freecitizen  August 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Right On Mike!! Right On!!!!

    • Carl Nemo  August 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      An excellent rebuttal Mike to egc52556’s thesis that Obama is simply a victim of circumstance beyond his control and no one else could have done better at the helm.

      He did a complete sea change once in office and became “Bush Lite” in Democratic sheep’s clothing.

      Of course the parties have merged into an in our face duopoly, so it’s not surprising. In the end they always win and “We the People” seemingly lose. The nation’s tax base is theirs to fritter away along with indebting us further without our consent.

      There’s no way out except for us to break through the glass ceiling and to vote for viable third party candidates in order to build a citizen friendly representative base in Congress.

      I fear it’s too late though and time is running out for the Republic. We’re headed for societal breakdown, revolution for better or worse, then out of the ashes…who knows what? : |

      Carl Nemo **==

  6. Rick  August 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Blame it on The Koch Brothers.

  7. Fivebyfives  August 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    The Obama presidency is indeed a complete and utter failure. The accomplishments of his administration should be viewed from the point of view of those who voted for him, rather than those in opposition to him and his policies.

    The problem is, Obama’s agenda is opposed by a great number of those who voted for him. One can produce whatever list they want and all indications are that our current president is not a man with either convictions nor the courage of them (with the assumption that they actually exist.)

    • freecitizen  August 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

      You are so right FBF. The term hypocrite as referenced in the above article is so true! Unfortunately, most of the media will not call any politician what they really are, or what they show themselves to be(they are part of the L/R con-game).

      Obama has done the opposite of most of his campaign promises. The more honest people that voted for him who truly thought he would fight for them, other than the hard-core worshippers who will only see what they wish to see in Obama(this is just as sickening as it was w/ Bush),know what he is and won’t be fooled by him again!

  8. rick  August 31, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Has he done what he said he would do when campaigning and then when elected? If the answer is a resounding “Yes” or even a like warm “Yes” then he has been a success.

  9. Ken Rossignol  September 2, 2011 at 4:08 am

    As for your article: Amen.

    If you voted for Obama to prove you were not a racist, will you vote for anyone running against him to prove you aren’t an idiot?

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