In 2008, President Obama promised hope and change. It is now 2016 and the only thing he has given us is a country divided and in chaos. Hope and change is not in President Obama’s vocabulary. He’s failed the economy, the people and the world. President Obama said he wanted to unite America but failed to even unite his own community. When he was elected President of the United States, the African American community saw him as the messiah, one who would bring equality back to their community. That is not the reality in today’s world. President Obama failed Freddy Gray, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown.
President Obama has made a mockery of the United States across the globe. He acted like he wanted to stop Syria’s Bashar al-Assad but redrew lines multiple times. He said he wanted to stop ISIS from beheading thousands. He only offers empty promises. He made a deal with Iran over nuclear weapons, which will surely cost us dearly in the future. Even the future presidents will not be able to fix that mess. President Obama forces military out of Iraq, despite the violence that remains.
President Obama said he would fight against Wall Street but refused to hold them accountable. the stunning lack of accountability for the greed and misdeeds that brought America to its gravest financial crisis since the Great Depression. There has been no legal, moral, or financial reckoning for the most powerful wrongdoers. Nor have there been meaningful reforms that might prevent a repeat catastrophe. Time may heal most wounds, but not these. Chronic unemployment remains a constant, painful reminder of the havoc inflicted on the bust’s innocent victims. As the ghost of Hamlet’s father might have it, America will be stalked by its foul and unresolved crimes until they “are burnt and purged away.”
Throughout the 2012 campaign, Obama described al Qaeda as being “on the path to defeat” or “decimated.” One media outlet counted 32 instances of him saying this even after the al Qaeda-linked attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. hortly after ISIS’ horrifically deadly attack throughout Paris a month ago, Obama responded to concerns about terrorists exploiting refugee and immigration paths to entry to the U.S. In an odd press conference in the immediate aftermath of Paris, the president sounded detached and disinterested, except when he mocked Republicans for expressing such concern. Later, in the Philippines, he revised and extended those remarks.
As we discussed at the beginning, a major theme of Obama’s presidency has been that Al Qaeda’s on the run, ISIS is the JV team, they’re totally contained, and we’re going to stay the course while fighting them. This is quite obviously wrong to everyone outside of most newsrooms. Also, Obama has claimed that we’re out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Except that we’re in no way out of Afghanistan and Iraq. In October, he announced that the U.S. would keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, contrary to the campaign promise he’d end the war there. Meanwhile, more than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command “have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, the Daily Beast reported.