During the 2012 presidential campaign the Obama re-election effort depended heavily on the slogan, "Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." The slogan, first uttered by Vice President Laughing Hyena, was dutifully repeated by the lapdog media. But with the distance of some time having lapsed, even those fairly shallow reasons to re-elect a president who single-handedly has destroyed not only the economic health of this country, but our standing in the world, have failed to live up to their billing.
"Osama Bin Laden is dead...," the first part of the slogan was meant to imply that since Barack Obama finally allowed himself to be pulled off the golf course after repeated attempts and he graciously allowed a photo to be taken of himself in the White House situation room wearing a sports jacket hastily covering his golf shirt, that that somehow made him a great president. It was also more than an implication that since Osama Bin Laden was dead, so was his terror organization, Al Qaeda.
Today, around the world, Al Qaeda is more influential and capable of inflicting terror than when Barack Obama first took the oath of office in January 2009. The recent taking of Fallujah in the Anwar province of Iraq is just one in a long line of incidents that prove my assertion. The hi-jacking of the Syrian revolution by Al Qaeda is another. Every where one looks there is evidence that Al Qaeda is far from "on the run," as President Obama stated many times. From Libya, where they murdered a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, to Tunisia and a majority of North Africa and into the Middle East, where they have increased their stranglehold on that region.
Al Qaeda has become stronger because it has become decentralized. No more is every operation of terror orchestrated by the bearded cave dweller in the mountains of Afghanistan. But it has become a federation of terror groups that can strike independently while advancing the same goal.
The second part of the Obama 2012 campaign slogan does not fare any better than the first. The violation of this nation's bankruptcy laws and the manner in which secured creditors, i.e. the bond holders, were handled by the Obama administration was strictly illegal. But that was only the first sin of the GM bailout. Recently, the government quietly sold its final shares of GM stock at a loss to taxpayers of $10 billion, quite an investment the president made on our behalf. GM also employs half the persons it did in 2000. The waste of hard earned tax payer dollars and the disintegration of this nation's laws was engaged in so that the president could payoff his union supporters with other people's money.
President Obama's campaign slogan, "Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive," is exemplary of the failure endemic in his administration. But far from the president and his sycophant supporters being ashamed of their failure, they gleefully wallow in it, blissfully unaware of the utter disaster they have created and the hardship they have wrought upon millions of their countrymen.