Malcontents and misinformed Fox News viewers try to portray President Obama as a dismal failure. These brilliant people gave us the Bush disaster and handed Obama the worst Republican mess to deal with since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Then they constantly whine about the slow recovery from the recession they gave us.
Because of his color, Obama has had to deal with the most uncooperative and most disrespectful, racist Republican members of Congress in history. These same racists claim to be pro-life Christians.
Republican Col. Lawrence Wilkerson once said, “My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House, has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as Commander in Chief and President, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that is despicable.”
In spite of this racism, disrespect and obstruction, here are the results: Dow: Bush 7,949, Jan. 20, 2009; Obama 16,069, Jan. 29, 2016. Unemployment: Bush 7.8 percent; Obama 5 percent. Jobs created: Bush 1.3 million; Obama 9.2 million. Federal deficits: Bush $1.4 trillion, 2009; Obama $439 billion, 2015. War deaths: Bush, 5,050; Obama 2,064. American terrorism deaths: Bush 3,075; Obama 59. Executive decisions: Bush 36 per month; Obama 32 per month. Vacation days: Bush 1,020; Obama 186.
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Of course, none of these facts mean anything to conservatives.
Gene Robke, Carlyle