Barack Obama was sworn in to a second term yesterday in the White House, fulfilling the January 20 requirement. The public ceremony, parades and parties are scheduled for today.
In reality, Republicans are as much to blame, perhaps more, than anyone. Let’s not re-hash the election again. But neither let us delude ourselves into thinking that the second term of Barack Obama will be any less horrible than the first.
To this inauguration, Aretha Franklin cannot wear a hat that’s outrageous enough to obscure Obama’s first term failures.
In an emotionally charged overreach, the President outlined his 23 Theses for gun control surrounded by children who had written letters about Sandy Hook. Children who had written asking him not to spend away their future, as well as unborn children hoping to be the one life he saved, were unavailable for comment.
Four months after the events in Benghazi, we’re not even close to knowing what really happened and even less close to bringing anyone to justice.
Meanwhile in Algeria, some 80 people are dead thanks to an al Qaeda about which Obama said, just last week, “We achieved our central goal … or have come very close to achieving our central goal, which is to de-capacitate al Qaeda, to dismantle them, to make sure that they can’t attack us again.”
The week prior to the second immaculation, the President proclaimed Religious Freedom Day acknowledging Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom adopted here in Virginia. The same week, headlines were full of reports of Hobby Lobby, The Catholic Diocese of Nashville and others fighting for their own religious freedom in opposition to the Obamacare contraception mandate.
In spite of his 2008 campaign promise, the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba remains open.
Solar manufacturer Solyndra received a $535 million loan before filing bankruptcy in 2011. Abound Solar received a Department of Energy Loan guarantee for around $400 million and, in June 2011, filed for bankruptcy after laying off 70 percent of its employees. First Solar was given a loan guarantee of $3 billion. This was even after the failures of Solyndra were known. First Solar laid off 30% of its employees. But even though its stock price fell by more than 90 percent, the head officer received more than $329 million in stock sales.
Meanwhile, Obama supporters were shocked to find their first paychecks of 2013 drastically reduced.
We’re only scratching the surface here. There’s simply not enough bandwidth to list all of Obama’s failures.
But look at it this way, the Obama Presidency is half over. At least there’s that.
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