Barack Obama: The Affirmative Action President

Barack Obama is an affirmative action President, demanding we lower standards, accepting a shrinking economy and murdered Americans Photo: President Obama / AP Images

LOS ANGELES, January 31, 2013 — Barack Obama is officially the Affirmative Action President. Unfortunately he is not the “Affirmative Action Retired President,” since the AARP and other liberal groups refused to retire him.

Under the Obama watch the economy has contracted, the debt has skyrocketed, environmental “investments” have gone bankrupt, and anti-business policies have stifled growth. Americans are being murdered and kidnapped globally.

Numerous scandals are coupled with the failed policies of the administration to become the open secrets many dare not utter. The alleged superior intelligence of Obama and his administration team is marked by sub-par performance. Let the perpetually outraged left hyperventilate and scream.

Nothing changes. Water is still wet, Hezbollah still blows stuff up, and leftists throw race-baiting temper tantrums.

Adding to, or detracting from, his record, Obama is the failed affirmative action president (FAAP). To say he was elected solely because of his race would be wrong. Many blacks and guilty white liberals are fixated on his race, but many other Americans love the idea of a multi-racial leader. In reality, though, most Americans turned to him after Lehman Brothers burned.

Upon taking office, something happened that is an insult to everybody who believes in affirmative action but also values merit. The standards were lowered for Obama regarding actual job performance.

It’s impossible to deny that his defenders make excuses for him. The worse things get, the more he is propped up. He is too liberal to fail and, for those people who focus on race, too black to fail. Thus criticism of Obama is de facto racism, regardless of any objective merits to the criticsm.

Those who expected results out of him should have noticed how insubstantial his programs were when he was on the campaign trail. His idea for budget cutting was “getting rid of programs that don’t work.” He constantly dished up platitudes such as “tomorrow will be different from today.”

Of course it will. It is called a calendar.

He was given the job because people believed that “hope” and “change” equaled solutions.

Even in his second term he is still complaining about the mess he inherited while his bar of success keeps getting lowered. He actually takes credit for a lack of accomplishments. Non-achievements are called achievements simply because he says so, without challenge.

Presidents are usually graded on jobs created. He is judged by “jobs saved or created.” Jobs saved? There is absolutely no metric to measure this. Even he arrogantly admitted through laughter that “shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we thought.”

That is failure.

Some say his stimulus package saved us from the next Great Depression. This also cannot be proven. Those praising him and Timothy Geithner for making hard choices are engaging in flights of fancy.

The real hard choices were made by George W. Bush and Hank Paulson.

Mr. Obama and his sycophants want to blame President Bush for the problems that remain while taking credit for the problems that have diminished. Hank Paulson got TARP passed before Obama ever took office. All Obama did was take the fragile but stabilizing economy and pass a stimulus bill that stimulated nothing.

Liberals still praise Obama as a success, perverting the very meaning of the word.

When challenged on failed campaign promises, Obama has the unmitigated gall to say that he “did or tried to do” everything he promised.

Tried to do? When did trying and not succeeding become acceptable? That has traditionally been called “failure.” Can anybody remember his predecessor being praised for attempting to do things and failing?

This insidious “soft bigotry of lowered expectations” continues to this day.

Obama’s foreign policy standard is likewise amazingly low. Killing bin Laden was a major positive, but also an aberration in a failed record. In Syria people are being murdered daily. Americans have been murdered in Libya and Algeria. He let al Qaeda metastasize to North Africa.

People who would normally demand that the leader of the free world “do something,” are now left to lament that “maybe the job is too big for one man.”

The job is too big for this man. He has a light resume, and never rose to the occasion.

Herman Cain, Condoleeza Rice, Ward Connerly, Clarence Thomas, and Michael Steele all achieved great heights on merit. Conversely, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and John Kerry also failed to reach the top due to lack of merit.

Refusing to allow a person, business, or other organization to fail ensures greater failure in the long run. We’ve seen that with financial institutions, the steel industry and the city of Detroit. Barack Obama was given the financial equivalent of “portfolio insurance.” 

In the 1980s, portfolio insurance led to people taking ridiculous risks that resulted in the 1987 stock market crash.

In 2004, repeated promotions of Jayson Blair despite widespread dissatisfaction with his work destroyed the New York Times.

In 2005, liberals putting political correctness over sound decision-making led to the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that hurt everyone by 2008.

In 2009, the refusal of liberals to allow criticism of Barack Obama only encouraged his invincibility complex. The left trumpets policy “successes” simply because he enacted them.

In 2013, President Obama is determined to continue failing because he deeply believes in policies that have always failed everywhere they have been tried.

Nobody cares if Barack Obama is light-skinned or dark-skinned. His problem is that he is thin-skinned, unwilling, and unable to do the job. He delegates everything except ribbon-cutting ceremonies, lifting nothing heavier than plastic scissors.

The coddling of Obama must stop. It insults Americans of all races with actual records of real celebratory achievements.

The affirmative action presidency needs to end. The excuses need to stop now.

So does the Obama reign of error, crushed under the weight of unrealistic expectations by people who wanted to see Utopia at all costs rather than see the truth of one mediocre man never being more than that.

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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