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What Has Obama Done to Us, and How Was He Able to Do It?
American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2017 | Richard Winchester

Posted on 01/20/2017 5:14:07 AM PST by Kaslin

Now that his time as president has come to an end, it’s time to ask what Barack Obama has done to the country, and how he has been able to do it.

Obama is the most left-wing president in American history. Never mind his speech at the 2004 Democrat National Nomination Convention, or during the run-up to the 2008 election, when he was presenting himself as a moderate.

Someone scrutinizing Obama’s history, including his early years in and out of the U.S., his time in school, his stint as a Chicago community organizer, his law school experiences, and his political career as an Illinois state senator and a U.S. senator, should have recognized him for what he is: a radical leftist, steeped in Marxism, contemptuous of America’s Constitution, hostile to traditional values, and committed to Alinskyite notions of social justice.

It’s stupefying to realize how little the Mainstream Media (MSM) vetted him before January 20 2009. Perhaps it is therefore understandable that some who could not, or would not, recognize Obama for what he was believed he was some kind of moderate capable of uniting the nation along post-partisan and post-racial lines.

Obama’s term as chief executive has been disastrous for the U.S. in terms of both domestic and foreign affairs. There is no need to reprise the litany of Obama’s deleterious policies. If one wants a partial glimpse of the damage Obama and his minions have done to our domestic institutions, read Yuval Levin’s article in the December 2016 issue of Commentary. His disastrous cuts to America’s military, and his commutation of “Chelsea” Manning’s sentence show how little he cares about U.S. national security.

These terrible developments stem from his successes in fundamentally transforming the country.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhussein0bama; legacy; obama; worstpresidentever
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1 posted on 01/20/2017 5:14:07 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He was a nobody! He was groomed for just this, to take America down. He is still a nobody, but a nobody on a mission to fulfill his programming! He sucks and is now invisible to my eyes! I cannot say what hopefully becomes of him.

2 posted on 01/20/2017 5:18:29 AM PST by seeker41 (Trump Save America)
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To: Kaslin

He was able to do it because we have become a nation of whiners with our hands stuck out for free freaking STUFF!!! That is how. If you get enough free crap from the government, you will vote for that party to stay in office to keep getting your free stuff. That is what got this criminal elected. Our first foreign individual to be elected prez of a free Republic. A British born Kenyon became our prez and he was the first muzzie prez also. If people worked for a living instead of milking off the gov for living, it would be a billion, trillion, smillion-million times better.

3 posted on 01/20/2017 5:19:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Believe or not, we R in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! RU saved?)
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To: Kaslin

obama got away with so much primarily because there are so very many cowards holding elected office.

4 posted on 01/20/2017 5:20:52 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Kaslin

Because the public willingly didn’t see what he was doing, with the help of a lying media.

5 posted on 01/20/2017 5:22:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (Fuck CNN, ABC, WASH POST, NYT, NY Daily News.)
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To: Kaslin

He should have been IMPEACHED early on...
Congress was derelict and negligent...
That’s how...

6 posted on 01/20/2017 5:22:29 AM PST by zzwhale
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To: Kaslin

How? With the assistance of Republicans led by Boehner.

7 posted on 01/20/2017 5:22:54 AM PST by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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8 posted on 01/20/2017 5:24:15 AM PST by Liz
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To: Kaslin

Back in 2007, a Hillary-supporter friend asked me what I thought of Obama. I said ‘he’s an empty suit that the news media is promoting’. But I started looking into Obama to see what he was really about. He took very few votes when he was in the Illinois state Congress. But one vote he did take,.....he voted against BAIPA. I thought ‘this man has no conscience’. I wouldn’t have voted for a Dem anyway, I knew I would vote for whoever the Rpublicans put up. I am just surprised Obama has been able to fool so many people for so long. I have many friends lamenting him leaving the White House. Like they don’t see what he has really done to this country. We MUST get the education system back to EDUCATING, not INDOCTRINATING. Return the responsibility to the states and let them control their schools. NOW.

9 posted on 01/20/2017 5:25:00 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Kaslin

It only takes one word: RACIST

The DemocRATS have established this word to intimidate anyone from questioning any member of the DemocRAT party. However, if the person is not black, then we have other words to use: sexist, homophobic, islamaphobic, etc.

However, as usual, the DemocRATS have overplayed their hand. Now, they have overused the word “racist” to the point that IT NO LONGER HAS ANY FORCE BEHIND IT.

And .. Hillary put the nail in the coffin by calling us all “Deplorables” .. which we love.

Good job DemocRATS ..!!!!

10 posted on 01/20/2017 5:27:11 AM PST by CyberAnt (Peace through Strength)
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To: Kaslin

Because in a perverse sense, Eric Holder was right.

We are a nation of cowards when it comes to race.

Essentially white politicians run for the tall grass and cower in fear whenever they hear the word “racism......BOO!”

11 posted on 01/20/2017 5:31:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Barack Obama often spoke of Declaring War On ‘Extremism’ and the need to crack down on “extremism”. FR Posted 1/13/15 by seekandfind

A list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” or “potential terrorists” in official Obama-era U.S. government documents. This list will really give you a good idea of what Barack Obama means when he uses the word “extremist”. Each of these 72 items is linked (at web site). As you can see, this list potentially includes most of the country........

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”

8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”

9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”

10. “Anti-Gay”

11. “Anti-Immigrant”

12. “Anti-Muslim”

13. “The Patriot Movement”

14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”

15. Members of the Family Research Council

16. Members of the American Family Association

17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North

American Union’”

18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol

19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform

20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition

21. Members of the Christian Action Network

22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”

23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”

24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21

25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps

26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”

27. The militia movement

28. The sovereign citizen movement

29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”

30. Anyone that “complains about bias”

31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”

32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”

33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”

34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”

35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”

36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”

37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”

38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”

39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”

40. “Militia or unorganized militia”

41. “General right-wing extremist”

42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.

43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”

44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”

45. Those that are “anti-global”

46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”

47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”

48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”

49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”

50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”

51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”

53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”

54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”

55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”

56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”

57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”

58. “Rightwing extremists”

59. “Returning veterans”

60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”

61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”

62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”

63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”

64. “Anti-abortion activists”

65. Those that are against illegal immigration

66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner

67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations

68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”

69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr

70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)

71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies

72. Evangelical Christians

12 posted on 01/20/2017 5:35:31 AM PST by Liz
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To: seeker41

A haiku:

He’s Manchurian
Groom’d to fulfill agenda:
Destroy our greatness

13 posted on 01/20/2017 5:37:48 AM PST by T-Bone Texan (Not tired of winning yet. BOO - YAH !)
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To: Kaslin
Barack Obama never "fundamentally transformed" anything. This country was fundamentally transformed long before he took office.

In fact, he's a perfect reflection of the people who elected him.

14 posted on 01/20/2017 5:38:19 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: Liz

A haiku:

Of those who love their country
Those were his orders

15 posted on 01/20/2017 5:40:03 AM PST by T-Bone Texan (Not tired of winning yet. BOO - YAH !)
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To: Kaslin
Obama did what he did because we have become a nation silenced by political correctness, a form of fascism.

He was elected the first time because the media (and Democrats, but I'm being redundant) tied the financial crisis on Wall Street to the policies of George Bush. Bush never defended himself--any of his actions--and that was his downfall. Furthermore, the Republicans ran a terrible candidate in 2008, in John McCain.

Adding to Obama's allure was the fact that he was a light-skinned black man. The nation, already treading lightly on the eggs shells of political correctness, wanted to prove they weren't "racists" and voted him into office.

From there, he's been on an 8-year honeymoon, as no one in the media dared challenge him or his administration for fear of being labeled "racist." Even so-called "comedians" wouldn't touch him; he wasn't parodied, mocked or at the center of many jokes.

Trump will have no such honeymoon. His personality for one, won't allow for it. But mostly, those on the Left (including the media) don't like Republicans, but his style is combative, and they'll be ready for a fight.

16 posted on 01/20/2017 5:42:33 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Kaslin

Go way way back....find who shoved Obama forward, and then look in the shadows.

17 posted on 01/20/2017 5:44:00 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey (MAGA)
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To: Kaslin
Captain Obvious is here today to watch the inauguration with us.

He has an answer to the second part:

"Congressional Republicans and the media."

18 posted on 01/20/2017 5:47:41 AM PST by OKSooner ( <= Go here to put a note in the suggestion box!)
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To: T-Bone Texan

No question.

19 posted on 01/20/2017 5:48:08 AM PST by Liz
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To: RetiredArmy

Indeed, these people care less about politics, just how they are going to get their free stuff

20 posted on 01/20/2017 5:51:27 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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