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No Wonder They Don’t Want to Release Obama’s Transcripts

December 14, 2009

I wouldn’t want to release Obama’s transcripts either, since, clearly he confuses Fs with B+s. That’s right, Obama graded his first year in office as a B+. Wow, that’s one hell of a curve! The reason it wasn’t an A? Oh, because he hasn’t passed Socialized Medicine yet. If he managed that feat of liberty-squashing, he’d have given himself an A! (No, really. He said that. For reals.)

I didn’t watch the full Oprah “special” yet, because I hear enough girly screeching from my 7 year old daughter. However, I have a few bones to pick with this ridiculous grading system.

“A good solid B-plus,” he said, answering a question from Oprah Winfrey during a television special that aired on Sunday evening.

Mr. Obama said that he inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he ticked through a list of items that he called accomplishments: stabilizing the economy, withdrawing troops from Iraq, settling on the “best possible plan” in Afghanistan, improving America’s image around the world and finding international consensus on disabling nuclear weapons in Iran and North Korea.

And, he said, the goal of overhauling health care is moving closer to reality.

So what would make the year better?

“If I get health care signed, we tip into A-minus,” Mr. Obama said.

Stabilizing the economy? Well, I suppose. If by stabilizing you mean not stabilizing in the slightest and, in fact, making it far, far worse. Or, if you mean that 10% – and growing, sadly – unemployment is somehow “stable” and a good thing. You see, Mr. B+, your penchant for attempting to “punish” big bad evil corporations is, quite frankly, insanely wrong and purely ideological driven, as it most certainly isn’t common sense driven. It also means that you harm not only the corporations, but you actually punish those who purchase from them, and those who, you know, rely on them to earn a living. But, whatever, huh? Corporations are icky and math is hard!

Withdrawing troops from Iraq? Pretty sure that President Bush and the surge (which you were AGAINST, by the way) had far more to do with that than you did.

Settling on the best possible plan in Afghanistan? Firstly, it took months of you voting present before you would even bother with a decision. Secondly, it’s not the smartest thing to do to tell your enemies when you are retreating.

Improving America’s image around the world? Do you mean by your incessant groveling, apologizing or your disgraceful constant supplication via bowing? Or perhaps you mean that other countries are now pointing and snickering at YOU, personally, and setting up cardboard cut-outs in your stead?

Disabling nuclear weapons in Iran? Seriously? Dude, do you ever read any news that isn’t smoke-blowy in your direction?

Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.

The notes, from Iran’s most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to early 2007, four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons program.

Oh, yes. Heck of a job, Barry!

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