The Obama Record: Of Obama and Syphilitic Camels



Roger Kimball has a post today which sums up my views of the presidential contest this year:

I was disappointed, though, with today’s featured headline:


The link is to a Rasmussen poll,  and the implication, I believe,  is that readers will be shocked at the news that  Mitt Romney is ahead. (In fact, Rasmussen reports that Rick Santorum also leads Obama, though he trails Romney.)

What is really shocking, though, is that the difference is so small. By any rational metric, Obama has presided over a national disaster. Consider how he has mishandled

* the economy (real unemployment north of 9%)

* the deficit ($1.6 trillion annually)

* the prestige of the United States abroad

* our national security

Consider also

* the looming train wreck that is ObamaCare

* Solyndra and kindred adventures in crony capitalism, emetic utopianism, and fiscal irresponsibility

* The GM “bailout,” coming to a tax bill near you (buy a Volt, get a taxpayer-subsidized break of $7000)

* the regulatory nightmare that Obama’s EPA has foisted upon American business

* the malevolent joke that is the Obama Department of Justice (Fast and Furious, the Black Panther case, etc.)

And this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What’s shocking is not that Mitt Romney is ahead. A syphilitic camel should be ahead. What’s shocking is that the distance is only 5 points.

Assuming Mitt can hold it together, his advantage should widen. He is, after all, running against one of the most vulnerable presidents with one of the worst records in American history.

Go here to read the insightful rest.  As John Adams said, facts are stubborn things.  All the perfume in the world can only sweeten a skunk so much, and Obama’ s record has one of the highest stench ratings of any American president.  Between now and election day I will be focusing once a week on some aspect of the Obama record.  This will not be merely a stroll down some very unpleasant patches of memory lane, but I will also predict what his record indicates he will do in  the future if he were to get a second term, something I do not expect.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. You know, if you want to live in a country where there’s no separation between church and state, why don’t you go live in Iran and see how much you like it.

    Furthermore, why the hell would you want a Mormon to be president? He’s not even a Christian, the entire religion is made up. Mitt Romney’s grandfather left for Mexico to practice polygamy, even his ancestors are sinners.

    It’s people like you who remind me that there is no “heaven”, only “hell”, and it’s nickname is “life”.

  2. “You know, if you want to live in a country where there’s no separation between church and state, ”

    You really do not understand the concept of irony do you? The government telling the Catholic Church what to do in regard to the provisions of health insurance for its employees is the epitome of a violation of separation of Church and State.

    “Furthermore, why the hell would you want a Mormon to be president?”

    Because, unlike you we aren’t bigots and we do not judge candidates by their religious affiliation, although I do believe that Romney has few fans on this website for reasons that have nothing to do with his religion.

    “no “heaven”, only “hell”, and it’s nickname is “life”.”

    I have no doubt that you perceive your life as hell and I do pity you for that.

  3. All the perfume in the world can only sweeten a skunk so much………”

    😆 😆

    Very true.

  4. “Obama has presided over a national disaster.” Obama does not share our pain. I believe, in fact, that if Obama has not created this disaster, Obama is wallowing in it and using the disaster to impose communism. “Do not let any crisis go to waste.” “…one of the most vulnerable presidents.” If Obama had a shred of humanity the word “vulnerable” might be used. Is there any reason to treat Obama any better than the aborted babies he left to die alone? Obama is as vulnerable as was Hitler and Stalin. WE WANT GOD

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