Scandals as far as the eye can see: Obama’s epic incompetence, staggering failures

Obama FAIL

Barack Obama’s presidency has been one massive failure and one massive scandal after another, as Peter Wehner explains at Commentary:

The last eight months have battered the Obama administration. From the botched rollout of the health-care website to the VA scandal, events are now cementing certain impressions about Mr. Obama. Among the most damaging is this: He is unusually, even epically, incompetent. That is not news to some of us, but it seems to be a conclusion more and more people are drawing.

The emerging narrative of Barack Obama, the one that actually comports to reality, is that he is a rare political talent but a disaster when it comes to actually governing. The list of his failures is nothing short of staggering, from shovel-ready jobs that weren’t so shovel ready to the failures of healthcare.gov to the VA debacle. But it also includes the president’s failure to tame the debt, lower poverty, decrease income inequality, and increase job creation. He promised to close Guantanamo Bay and didn’t. His administration promised to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian jury in New York  but they were forced to retreat because of outrage in his own party. Early on in his administration Mr. Obama put his prestige on the line to secure the Olympics for Chicago in 2016 and he failed.

Front-and-center in the minds of most Americans now are the Benghazi and Veterans Affairs scandals, but the Obama Administration has basically governed from scandal to blunder and back to scandal.

Unfortunately for conservatives and other advocates of limited government, it’s nearly impossible to keep all these instances of incompetence in front of voters.

Voters should absolutely be outraged about Benghazi and the Veterans Affairs scandals, as well as the IRS targeting conservative groups and donors and the NSA collecting telephone metadata on millions of Americans. Voters should also be concerned about President Obama’s uncertain and erratic foreign policy, as well as his casual — even passive — approach to addressing these issues and others.

President Obama just seems to have tuned out.

But at what point are there just too many scandals to process? At what point are Americans oversaturated by scandals and incompetence that they just can’t process anymore? At what point do Americans just tune out, as well?

Even the most informed Americans who watch the news and read the papers can’t keep the Obama administration’s scandals straight.

President George W. Bush’s legacy is still up for debate, and Presidential historians and pundits will begin discussing President Obama’s legacy over the next few months and into 2015.

Obama’s legacy will be one of scandals and utter incompetence.


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