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The Gall of the Obama Celebration

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At a time when this great nation is in extreme turmoil, the stock market and the economy are convulsed with conniptions and America's disenchantment with Congress, the White House, and politicians in general is at an all-time high, what does this president do?

He flings a plush birthday bash for himself... that's what.

Need I throw into the mix that he simultaneously raised millions for his re-election campaign? Yes, Obama is concerned with common American families -- as long as he can successfully use them to raise his billion-dollar 2011-2012 campaign war chest.

And this little presidential soiree takes place on a day that the stock market takes a beating to the tune of 500+ points and more than 5% decline. I certainly hope a good time was had by all; filled with smiles, celebrities, back-patting and guffaws all going on while Americans are beside themselves with fear and panic about their country's economy.

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Now, I ask you, does this look like the kind of leader America needs as president? Is this really the same man who pledged voters that he stood for real, positive change?

With a stunning absence of accomplishment, from a job outlook and economy made worse, from the promised transparent administration to a decidedly opaque one, and from the big-headed abuses of power under his Presidency, Obama has done immense damage to this nation.

He couldn't even close Guantanamo -- one of his first crucial campaign promises. Just as he had nothing to point to and no accomplishments as a Senator, Obama has not delivered one singular accomplishment as President. Not one.

Now that the debt-ceiling debacle is finally over, regardless of the blame game and finger pointing, we're treated to a big White House PR push that the president will now turn his uber-efficient attention to job creation. They must be joking. Wasn't he talking about that last year with such sincere and genuine commitment? Where are the jobs he personally promised?

Now we are told to wait. To wait for one crisis or another to be resolved cleverly by this president. To wait for the terrible remnants of W's legacy to dissipate (after all, it is all Bush's fault, right?). To wait until Obama improves the perception of America abroad. To wait until he pays everybody's mortgage... blah, blah, blah.

What more should we wait for? How many more broken or false promises should we expect? I can't help but get the nagging feeling that just as Liberals felt about George W. Bush, anybody would be a better President than Barack Obama.

So like most good conservatives, I hope that the radical left, Obama voters and America in general continue on this excruciating path of rude awakening and governmental enlightenment toward the full and irreversible knowledge that a tremendous mistake was made in the 2008 presidential election... a mistake that can and must be reversed by electing a president in 2012 with consummate credentials and broad experience who will stick to his or her promises.