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Tom Sears

February 17, 2009

On the Right Side: Obama well on his way to ignominy

Move over, Jimmy Carter. You've got someone on the fast track to replace you as the worst president in the history of our nation.

And he's done all this in only 28 days!

First of all, he's arrogant. Going around, still in a campaign mode, blaming Republicans for blocking progress, while _ depending on the poll taken _ 56 to 60 percent of Americans see the "stimulus" package as a bad solution to our present economic woes.

Then you chide Republicans by saying on one of your campaign stops, "What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending. That's the whole point!"

This, of course, earned him a few chuckles from his "Kool-Aid" crowd. But, as Lindsey Graham pointed out on a Sunday news show, of the massive $787 billion bill, only $3 billion is going to small business.

Sorry, Barack, it's you who doesn't know what a stimulus package is supposed to be. It's not about welfare and pork spending. It's about job creation and economic growth. I wonder if he really knows that jobs come from small businesses.

How about his dishonesty? Even his biggest fan, The New York Times, is starting to get a little antsy with the guy.

On his first day in office, he solemnly pledged to impose the toughest ethics rules of any modern-day president. It was a huge campaign promise and it took about a week for him to break it.

Bill Richardson, commerce secretary nominee, was the first casualty. Then came William Lynn, nominated for the No. 2 position in the Defense Department.

Somehow, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner slipped through with all his tax cheating, but Nancy Killefer's and Tom Daschle's tax issues sunk them.

Finally (so far), there was Hilda Solis and her husband's problems. It was very inconvenient for her that she filed a joint return with him.

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