We have had naive, ignorant, self serving Presidents in the past but Obama is setting a new standard. He is so far out of his league it isn't funny. His intellect is certain. His gift for delivering a speech is top notch. His ability to motivate is excellent. But his knowledge of past history is absent and his total disregard for the truth makes Clinton look like the Pope.
Past history has shown that in times of economic troubles lowering the tax rate has brought in more money. In an interview with Charlie Gibson before the election he acknowledged that fact but said that wasn't his concern. His concern was to level the playing field. Past history shows that the government is terrible at running most things and especially anything for a profit but he has taken control over GM, Fannie and Freddie, AIG and is going after health care. Past history shows that radical Muslims cannot be persuaded to like Christians but he goes to Cairo and tells the Arab world how great Islam is.
He tells the Arab audience that the US would be the third largest Muslim country if you counted the Muslims here. All reputable numbers say that it would be more like 35th -45th largest. Whether he is lying or just ignorant we don't know but he continuously makes these statements and gets a pass by the media each time. Lets look at some of his other fibs or change of heart comments.
End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 per year. Allow five days of public comment before signing bills. Create a $3,000 tax credit for companies that add jobs. Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. No jobs for lobbyists. Earmark reform. Will bring troops home in 16 months. These are just the tip of the iceberg.
How about his arrogance. Flying to California to do a late night show. Taking Michelle to NYC for a night out. Going to get a burger himself. After telling the CEO's that they no longer will be taking business trips on the public dole he has spent hundreds of thousands on these non business trips. The public is told to tighten our belts but Michelle has $500 tennis shoes. Can you imagine the outrage if this was G. Bush?
We were supposed to be loved by the world again. China, France, Germany, Israel, N Korea, Iraq all think he's a joke.
I guess the sad part is the media is still in love with the guy and can't see their bias.