A list of Barack Obama’s 244 “accomplishments” in his first 655 days in office has gone viral amongst Liberals and Progs. Here’s one example. You can Google all the others on your own.

No, I don’t know why there are 244 and not 655 “accomplishments” on the list. Maybe he didn’t want to admit to the rest.

What, are they nuts? I can’t be arsed to do it line by line but these people are publishing party-line political doubletalk. It ain’t hard to refute and I didn’t even bother with the Armed Forces or ObamaCare.

• as much as possible
Government speak for “tell ’em what they want to hear as often as you need to.” Now that’s change I can believe in.

• limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House
Only our guys can get in; the other guys can pound sand. Oddly, that happens every four-to-eight years. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• The White House website
Woo pee. The only 12 people hired last year with Stimulus money. Every government office has a better website this year than they did last year and the year before that. Evolution and learning and even user demands drive even government web designers. Here’s one of the best recources online, period: Library of Congress dot gov Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Ended the Bush practice of circumventing FDA rules
Sure. Now we have the Obamanation practice of circumventing LAWS. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Announced Gitmo closure.
Cool. Oh wait. It’s still open isn’t it. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Will house terrorists at a “super max” in the US
Cool. Oh wait. The’re all still at Gitmo, aren’t they? Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Cut the 1.4 billion missile defense program
Spent 1.4 trillion on pet Obama programs. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Authorized the US auto industry rescue plan
Washington-ese for “stole private companies from their owners and divided them among Obama cronies.” Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Housing rescue plan
Another great plan. Housing market stays in the toilet despite more foreclosures than ever. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Authorized a $789 billion economic stimulus plan (2009)
Do you have a job? Does your neighbor? Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which provides small tax cuts for 95% of “working families,” 12 new jobs, and huge added debt for future tax payers.
The tax cuts were tiny and will be recovered just as soon as the earlier “Bush tax cuts” sunset. Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Convened an advisory board that is looking into simplifying the tax code
Is it simpler yet? Now that’s change I can believe in.

• Proposed doubling the child tax credit
Do you have twice as many kids yet? That’ll double your credit. Now that’s change I can believe in.

2 thoughts on “244

  1. It has been a while since I posted to this or any other blog because of a self-emposed moratorium on the free giveaway of wisdom. I do not yet intend to breach that virtue, so I will refrain from enlightening the few readers to this missive depositor until I am rightfully emolumated.

    But just so you will know that I am not totally without foresight, I submit the following: A young lady of African American ethnicity called me , and she urged me to support a particular GOP candidate who is running against a well-entrenched liberal in this ethnic area of town. I was, of course, shocked that a young negro woman would be working for a conservative candidate; so I strung her along a bit.

    I told her I would not support him because he was not a real republican. She said he was definitely a republican.

    I asked her if he was a conservative. She said she did not know what that was. Of course, it turns out that she was not really one of his supporters at all. She was merely a paid telephone fund-raiser who just happened to be black.

    Last night after 8:00 pm, I got a call from a middle-age caucasian man asking me to support the same GOP candidate. We talked for about five minutes, and he assured me with impressive examples that his man was indeed a conservative republican who was worthy of my vote.

    I agreed and revealed that I had already voted *early* for his man, and and told him I didn’t think the guy had a Chinaman’s chance in hell of winning against the incumbent democrat.

    I hope this is not usable wisdom.

    — George

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