Thus far, that seems to be the general, liberal reaction to the publication of 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is the Worst President in History. While we have not been able to detect any liberal who has purchased and read the book before commenting on it, we have had plenty of negative comment, all of which tends towards outrage at the very concept of writing a book critical of The One. The unreality of the criticism is shown by the complaint that by writing this before the end of Obama’s term in office we can’t be putting things in to historical perspective – this critique is joined with a claim that historians are rating Obama as our 15th greatest President. I’m not quite sure just how a person wraps themselves around that sort of thing – only a resolute refusal to think can account for it.
But it occurs to me that maybe a lot of people are not understanding the purpose of the book. Its not just a hit piece of Obama – it is not designed merely to feed right wing anger, nor serve as a provocation of the left. The purpose of the book is, quite simply, to ensure that the full truth of Obama is available. Matt came up with the idea a few days after the election – both of us were flabbergasted that Obama had been re-elected. As fairly well-informed observers – and seconded by many expert electoral forecasters – we were both of the opinion that Obama was done. His horrifically bad record and the terrible state of the nation indicated that any reasonably credible alternative would be chosen – and Romney was certainly at least that. But, in the event, Obama managed to win – with a gigantic reduction in votes over 2008, but still a win. How to account for it? Lots of people have put out reasons for this and there is plenty of blame to go around – and much work to do on the GOP/Conservative side of the aisle to refurbish our message and our electoral tactics: but for Matt and I, a large part of the problem seemed to be that a majority of voters were unaware of just how bad Obama has been.
And this view was borne out as we wrote the book and repeatedly came across absolutely terrible Obama actions which neither of us were aware of prior to writing the book. In its initial genesis, we were going to write “50 Reasons”. Then it grew to “100 Reasons”; eventually we flew right past 150 and realized that we could keep going but we’d better cut it off at 150, to ensure that the book was published before Obama left office. I am quite certain that even the most informed person out there will be several score things in the book which he had not heard of. Just to take one, small example – answer to yourself honestly: how many of you know that Obama let out a no-bid contract for a smallpox vaccine which (a) cannot be tested on humans and (b) cost $255 per dose when regular smallpox vaccines cost $3 a dose? The boss of the vaccine maker is, of course, a big Democrat donor. And this is really rather small beans compared to other things – it was included in the book because it illustrates the larger pattern of Obama: which is that everything done is to serve his political needs and there is no law which won’t be broken, at need, in order to serve Obama’s political needs.
Now, as to just why Obama would subordinate everything to his personal, political needs is open for debate – none of us can peer in to his soul and see exactly why he’s doing this. Maybe it is to impose a socialist dictatorship on us – on the other hand, maybe it just to set up all his friends and cronies in vast wealth so that they can all be fat and happy after Obama leaves office. I don’t know – and don’t actually care, because the result of a President subordinating all to himself is the same whether he’s a tyrant or a grafter: the breakdown of government and the end of liberty are the sure results of either action. And that is why Obama is the worst President in history – because whether from accident or design, Obama’s policies, carried through long enough, could prove fatal to the ability of Americans to successfully govern themselves. If everything is for sale and everything at the service of the Ruling Class, then even if Obama doesn’t want to be a tyrant, he’ll ensure we eventually get one because a nation will not remain ungoverned – and if we can’t govern ourselves because of government corruption, then someone will govern us…if for no other reason than just to keep the wheels moving and people fed.
This does not have to be put in historical perspective – this is not a debate about whether or not ObamaCare will be as good or bad as Social Security. Once you take each Obama action and put it in to relation to all, you see what is happening – and it is horrible for our nation. And it is terribly sad that people didn’t see it in 2012…though, of course, the media hiding things for Obama helped Obama carry it out. Everything we state in the book is sourced – it was all reported. But it was reported on page A-32 of the newspaper, or in the last 30 seconds of the Sunday night newscast, or some such. And it wasn’t at all relentlessly reported, as it all would have been had Obama had an (R) after his name. We have gathered it together; it is now available for anyone to see, if they want. I strongly urge everyone to buy it – especially if you are an Obama supporter. If you are, then you’ve been taken for a ride – a con-artist has bamboozled you in to betraying even your liberalism and its time you found it out. Meanwhile, fellow conservatives, it is also time for you to see the whole story – because we won’t be able to defeat Obama until we see all of what he’s doing and thus fight against all his efforts.