The PJ Tatler

Fisking A Facebook Meme

A friend sent me something that was making the rounds of Facebook and asked me to take it apart, figured I’d give it a shot.

YOUR PRESIDENT: 1. Got Osama Bin Laden…check

Ayup, sure did, Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta had to drag him kicking and screaming, but he did get him. Well the SEALS got him, but he sure gave that order, which was way more gutsy than, you know, kicking down the door and giving Osama high velocity cranial lead poisoning. It was also Bush administration policies which led to the intelligence which found him.

2. Unemployment rate 8.5%…check.

Real unemployment rate closer to 11 percent and adding in those who are underemployed or who have simply given up, try about 20 percent.

3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help…check

Reality is 3.5 million jobs lost under his presidency, he’s just cooking the numbers and not adjusting seasonally. Moreover, a lot of those jobs were in the public sector, which is a net drain on the economy.

4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help…check

As Commentary Magazine points out, “The rate of economic growth under Obama has been only slightly higher than the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression.”

5. Ended war in Iraq …check

Yup, he sure did. Of course the pullout schedule was created under Bush, and he said he’d do it on day one, but hey, he got it done. How long the government there will last now that we’re gone is an open question of course.

6. DADT repeal…check

Yup, did that too. Lot of the military ain’t real happy about it, but he don’t like them very much anyway, and most of them aren’t about to vote for him, so what does it matter to him?

7. Not one tax hike in 3 years….check

Not by his own choice, the Republicans had to practically hold him hostage to get him to keep the tax rates the same as they’d been for the previous 10 years and he tried to call it a cut.

8.Brought out of racism in the Gop…check

Yeah, ’cause we’re all racists even though a lot of us liked Herman Cain, and think that guy Bobby Jindal is pretty cool.

9.Still carry 80% of the black vote…check

Yup, he does, which doesn’t prove much. Once again from Commentary: “Black unemployment is at its highest level in 27 years, with black youth unemployment now closing in on 50 percent.” Why are ya’ll voting for this guy again? Oh, yeah right, hopenchange.

10.Same wife for 15 years …with no extra marital affairs…check

Most impressive, I’ll give him that. It’s better than Newt’s done. Oh wait, Mitt Romney’s been married for over 40 years.

11. Save auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.. check

Uh, he bought the auto industry from the stockholders, blackmailed Chrysler’s creditors into selling for pennies on the dollar, both GM and Chrysler went bankrupt anyway and then forced GM to put out overpriced electric cars that it turns out almost no one wants and which have a disconcerting tendency to catch on fire.

12. Assisted in ousting Khaddafi…check

Yup, after complaining we were involved in wars which didn’t serve the national interest, he poured millions of dollars we borrowed from China into bombing the kaftan off a guy who hadn’t been a threat to us since Reagan bombed the kaftan off him in the 1980s. We won’t discuss his replacement…

13.Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office…check

Yeah, not sure quite what he won that for, he hadn’t done anything yet. Which tells you everything you need to know about the Nobel Committee — if the award to Jimmy Carter hadn’t already. Anybody seen that killer rabbit?

14. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their home…check

Which hasn’t done a thing since no one can actually get the mortgage modifications.

15. STILL fighting for middle class families…check

If you call fighting for us leaving us in worse shape than we’ve ever been. It used to be the middle class was shrinking because more and more were moving into higher tax brackets. Now it’s shrinking because we’re all going broke.

16.Reform affordable healthcare…. check.

Yup, he sure did reform affordable health care to make it even more expensive.

Despite what the GOP would have you believe the President has been doing these things and more by himself. Obama 2012- Re-post to support!!!

I don’t know if I’d brag so much about all these things he’s done, and God help us if he does any more. Maybe we can get him to just play golf for the next year.