We’re seeing an increased frequency of people who were staunch supporters of the messiah-in-chief tuck their tail and withdraw their support of what will go down as the worst presidency in American history, barring we don’t get Hillary in 2016. Now a local newspaper has actually apologized to their readers for endorsing the ever-so-promising candidate Barack Obama in 2008, and laid out a point-by-point case of why Obama’s presidency is full of “incompetence and failure.”
According to the FreeBeacon, the editorial featured in the Billings Gazette titled “Gazette Opinion: Obama earned the low ratings” said they missed George W. Bush and the “good ol’ days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq.”
The author then went on to recap several of the numerous mistakes that Obama has made throughout his presidency, which the FreeBeacon summarized:
Obama has also failed on energy policy by not approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which could be helpful to the economy.
He has failed in Iraq; the country is now on the brink of civil war.
The Gazette wrote that the Bowe Bergdahl exchange made the Obama administration seem incompetent.
The VA system has been mismanaged by the Obama administration, leading to veterans dying before they could receive medical care.
Obama has also broken his promise to become the “most transparent administration in history.” The Gazette said the president’s administration is so opaque that is has earned a reputation worse than that of Richard Nixon.
The author from the Gazette finished their editorial by concluding that the series of mistakes by the Obama administration “demonstrates a disturbing trend of incompetence and failure.”
These are all signs — none of them definitive on their own, necessarily. However, when taken in completely, these demonstrate a disturbing trend of incompetence and failure. It’s not just that Americans are in a sour mood about national politics. That’s probably part of it. Instead, Obama has become another in a line of presidents long on rhetoric and hopelessly short on action.
Obama’s hope and change have left liberals and conservatives alike hoping for real change, not just more lofty rhetoric.