When he has a record like this?
America Before President Obama Took Office and Now
|Number of Unemployed1||12.0 Million||13.1 Million||+9%|
|Long-Term Unemployed2||2.7 Million||5.6 Million||+107%|
|“High Unemployment” States4||22||43||+95%|
|Price of Gas6||$1.85||$3.39||+83%|
|“Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost7||$974||$1,013||+4%|
|Median Value of Single-Family Home8||$196,600||$169,100||-14%|
|Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies9||6.62%||10.23%||+55%|
|U.S. National Debt10||$10.6 Trillion||$15.2 Trillion||+43%|
Source: House Ways and Means Committee (1)
The only reasons I can think of for voting to reelect this miserable Socialist failure are:
- One actually likes what Obama is doing and believes these trends are a necessary price to pay to transform the nation and that “more cowbell” is the solution. In other words, a progressive;
- One is addicted;
- One is simply ignorant.
Forget Obama’s disastrous energy policies that will beggar the poor and the middle classes; forget his topsy-turvy foreign policy that slaps friends, hugs enemies, and makes the world a more dangerous place; forget his arrogance and his contempt for the Constitution, adherence to which is at the heart of our common bargain.
Forget all that.
Looking at the numbers above, which represent the president’s record, tell me how could any rational voter who cares about the fate of the United States of America and, indeed, the future of the world make a positive case to vote to reelect Barack Obama?
via Joel Pollak (2)
UPDATE: Argh, the table didn’t format right. Danged inflexible columns. To see the percentages, follow the committee link above.
UPDATE II: And here’s a nice graphic courtesy of Pirate’s Cove that further illustrates the point:
(1) Yeah, a Republican-controlled committee. So what? Statistics can be manipulated. And? Show me how those numbers are wrong.
(2) Who tried to unseat “Red” Jan Schakowsky in 2010 and is considering running again. Go, Joel!
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)