January 31, 2014

Obama’s impressive list of accomplishments

I know I do not, as a general rule, praise the current president of the United States. It's a flaw that I struggle to overcome daily.

Hence I was pleased to receive this handy list of the man's uncontested achievements via email this morning. I am placing them here so that all my readers will be able to benefit from it was well.


First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the US, including former convicts.

First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize one month into his first term.

First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by us.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 31, 2014 10:00 AM
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Posted by: jwm at January 31, 2014 12:52 PM

First President to bow before a Saudi King, Japanese Prime Minister, 2 Maitre Ds and a Hip Hop DJ.

Posted by: Scott M at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM

The dog trainer I understand, since marital counseling didn't help.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at January 31, 2014 1:21 PM

…first pres to admit using drugs
…first muslim president
…first gay or bi-sexual president
…first president to despise America
…ad nauseum

Posted by: jack at January 31, 2014 5:41 PM

and just why haven't any articles of impeachment been filed yet?

Posted by: ama at January 31, 2014 8:47 PM

Is someone keeping a running list?

Posted by: Terry Kirkpatrick at February 1, 2014 5:46 AM

Also single handedly destroyed the used car
market which drove the new car and second handed car price almost double what they used to be

Posted by: Kelvin at February 1, 2014 7:25 AM

Add "without consequence" to each of those bullet points.

Posted by: Kevin Baker at February 4, 2014 4:30 AM