Friday, November 4, 2011

Barack Obama - #3387 - The Worst President Since Before the Civil War - American Thinker

Three years ago, the people of the United States elected someone who has turned out to be the worst president since the pre-Civil War era. Barack Obama, whether in economic matters, domestic affairs or international relations, has been an abject failure and has severely jeopardized the future of the American people.  This must be the focus and message of those seeking the Republican presidential nomination, who must not allow themselves to be focused on demeaning each other and sidetracked by falling for the usual tactics of the Democrat and media smear machines (epitomized by the latest specious attack on Herman Cain).  A cursory examination of Obama's overall record compared with other presidents reveals someone driven purely by statist ideology, whose narcissism renders him incapable of change regardless of the long-term consequences. He does not seem to care what happens to the American people.  Ronald Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt faced far worse economic conditions when they came into office than were in play when Barack Obama was elected president.

The actual factors in play for Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin Roosevelt when they assumed office were as follows:

Annual GDP Growth
Unemployment Rate
Barack Obama
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Roosevelt
For the average American, the employment numbers are the most critical.  The following chart is a side by side comparison of the employment situation for Barack Obama as of Election Day 2008 versus the present day after three years of his failed policies:

    November 2008
      October 2011
Unemployment Rate
Total Employment
      144.25 million
       140.07 million
       -4.18 million
Employment-Goods Producing sector
  20.9 million                  
 18.1 million
 -2.8 million
Part-time Workers (Only Jobs Available)
 1.57 million
 2.9 million
Unemployed 27 Weeks or more
 2.2 million
 6.3 million
 +4.1 million
Avg. Weekly Wage (inflation adjusted)

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