A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker that read: “Obama. Worst President Ever!”
Now I realize that the state of American political discourse is highly fractured (red v blue) and dysfunctional, but even this took me by surprise.
So, in the wish to understand the mentality of that bumper sticker owner and all those who share the same view, I would like to ask this follow-up question:
Given that President Obama has only been in office less than a year, and
Given that he did not bungle the federal government’s reaction to a major hurricane devestating an American city, and
Given that he did not start a war based on mythical weapons of destruction, and
Given that he did not take forces away from the war to capture the terrorist leader that masterminded the worst terrorist attack on American soil to start a war based on mythical weapons of mass desctruction, and
Given that he was not the Commander-in-Chief when the worst terrorist attack on American soil took place, and
Given that he did not oversee a federal budget that went from a surplus to billions of dollars into the red, and
Given that he did not have an affair with an intern, and
Given that he has never been impeached, and
Given that he did not instruct his campaign staff to bug the headquarters of the opposing party, and
Given that he has not had a stroke and had his wife run the country, and
Given that he was not involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal, my question is
What is it that President Obama has concretely done (and don’t hide behind the canard of “Oh, he’s a socialist”…give real-life examples, please) that has earned him the bumper sticker title of “Worst”?