1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Complete Edition
This is the full list of 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama:
- The man started his presidency off with a bang by botching his oath of office.
- For good measure, he set the tone for it by blaming Chief Justice John Roberts for the error.
- Obama promises on the campaign trail to immediately shut down Guantanamo Bay. The detention facility is open three years later and counting.
- In the same breath, he promises to restore habeas corpus. Three years into his term, he signs the National Defense Authorization Act, which leaves open the possibility of indefinite detention of American citizens.
- President Obama ordered the assassination of an American citizen.
- As Senator, Obama spoke out against but voted for the Patriot Act.
- As President, he extended it, with an auto-pen, while he was in France.
- Obama continues the “Bush practice” of extraordinary rendition.
- As a candidate, Obama promises to end the War in Iraq and bring all troops home within 16 months. He even says in 2007 that it would be the first thing he would do in office, and that “you can take that to the bank.” As president, he announces all troops would be withdrawn by the end of 2011 (34 months later).
- Obama states the Afghan War would conclude in June 2011, but projections now have us running into 2014.
- As Senator, Obama opposes the surge in Iraq. He claims that increasing troop levels by 20,000 would actually increase sectarian violence.
- When pulling troops out of Iraq, Obama tries to claim success for ending the war, without giving credit to Bush or the troops for any “victory.” The Bush surge was what turned the tide in the war.
- Sectarian violence is up sharply since Obama pulled troops out of Iraq in December 2011.
- President Obama refuses to say “victory” is necessarily the goal in Afghanistan. Obama reasons the U.S. should not project the image of Emperor Hirohito being forced to sign a treaty of surrender before Macarthur to end the war against Japan.
- Emperor Hirohito did not sign the treaty of surrender ending the war against Japan. It was his foreign minister Shigemitsu.
- Obama plans to ease travel restrictions to communist Cuba in 2009. And in 2011.
- The president pledges a “new beginning” with the Cuban dictatorial regime.
- A glance at a Cuban-U.S. relations timeline running to December 2011 shows nothing changed.
- President Obama greets Venezuela’s socialist dictator Hugo Chavez warmly at the Summit of the Americas.
- Earlier that month, Chavez calls Obama an “ignoramus.”
- At the same summit, President Obama sits patiently through a 50 minute diatribe against the United States delivered by socialist strongman Daniel Ortega, only scribbling notes instead of walking out with his diplomatic team.
- President Obama meets a grinning Daniel Ortega at the same summit.
- When asked later by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper what he thought of the anti-American tirade, President Obama replies, “It was 50 minutes long. That’s what I thought.”
- The attempted subversion of the rule of law in Honduras by the socialist president Zelaya, which would have unconstitutionally put him on the ballot for a third term, prompts his judicial removal from office. Obama condemns the supposed “coup” as “not legal.”
- President Obama directs his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to cut off $30 million in aid to Honduras.
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