So my aunt really is a clueless clod

She posted this on Facebook:

I’m going to take it point by point and use citation to prove her wrong where applicable.

A few reasons why I won’t vote for Obama.


First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

The President is NOT a foreigner despite your best efforts at birtherism. He was born in the STATE of Hawaii. Hawaii is part of the UNITED STATES of America.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

He was born in and resided in Hawaii for a few days at least. Your SS number is based on where you were born. If you knew more about the system you wouldn’t make such obvious idiotic statements.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

He did not preside over it so much as the brinksmanship being practiced by Republicans caused it in the first place.

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

Go look here. You might learn a thing or two. It’s not legally clear that he did so.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

This one is actually true. One out of how many?

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

I’m not even going to dignify this one. It’s a ding against the Health Care Reform Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs, nor shovels. As he has admitted, to.

Shovel ready wasn’t termed by the President. However I saw quite a bit of action here in Providence. Sidewalks replaced, new ITS style traffic lights installed. All in furtherance btw of Rapid Bus Transit corridors.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

This is another one that doesn’t require any research. The federal government bailed out the auto companies. That is true. However to say the unions had control is a complete and utter falsehood.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

You know what – yes he did it by EXECUTIVE ORDER which the author so nicely denigrates as ‘fiat’. And know what, I think someone who came here as a young child and who was educated here, works here, they should be granted a path to citizenship.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

First of all there’s nothing secret. They have not stopped deportations, if you need proof just pick up a fucking newspaper and read the horror stories of families with businesses being separated.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

Now this is interesting. I googled “What company handed over $20 Billion”. All the links, and I mean ALL of them are circular references to this list that I’m debunking right now.

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

This is another one that is a circular reference. Here, go look for yourself.

First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.

You can actually blame the Bush Administration for that. The Shuttle program was getting very long in the tooth. But at the same time the Bush Administration in it’s first term decided that wasn’t a priority. And in case you didn’t know the Orion program is still active. And in fact NASA is working on an FTL (Faster than Light) transport method. Warp drive – only instead of requiring the mass of Jupiter all they need is 1,000 pounds of reaction material.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

As I go through this list it’s pretty obvious this is a Tea Bagger Hit Piece. America has NEVER BEEN a Christian nation. And as far as canceling the day of prayer the President did no such thing. He simply did not attend.

And the 1st President to institute, “Muslim Prayer Day”, and shortly after he wipes away National Prayer Day.

This one covers both this falsehood and the one above.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

Oh this one is rich! He did it because he was traveling and it’s LEGAL! Imagine that, and not to mention it saves OODLES of cash.

First President to disregard, morning Intelligence Briefings. He has not attended over 80 of these and hasn’t been to one in over 6 months

This one is easy to debunk. It’s quite simple – they don’t have them any more. President Obama is briefed daily.

first President whose Administration has not created a National Budget for nearly 4 years, and counting.

Um – this one is wrong on so many levels!

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

Don’t need a link for this one. The DOJ refuses to defend Section 3 of the federal DOMA – Defense of Marriage Act. And they are correct in doing so as DOMA IS unconstitutional.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

First President to overtake a US private company (GM), and declare he is trying to save this American institution. But he refuses to relinquish the US gov’s majority stake in this private company. Even after the CO. requests it.

First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President whose Attorney General, has been found to be in Contempt of Congress.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. I think it’s a little higher now.

And the above proves, he’s the First President who has tried to RULE the nation instead of LEAD the nation.

First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

First President to have only %5 of his Administration, hold a private job, other than being part of the Ivory Tower.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date. And, probably still have a hard time breaking 100, on the score card.

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple “global apology” and “insult our friends” tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

First President to say to the private business’ of the country, “If you built a business, you didn’t do that on your own. You’ve had help [implied, government help] in doing that.

First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states ( Mexico vs Arizona ).

The first President to claim for 16 years, that he was not born in the USA and then for the last 5 years (just before his run for President) begins to state that he was born in Hawaii.

The first President to claim he was born in two different Hospitals; his first admission was that he was born at Queens Medical Center. Then, his second birth statement says he was born at Kapi’ olani Medical Center. And these two Hospitals are on opposite ends of the island.

And so, Obama is the first President who does not know where he was born.

First President to state that there are 57 States in the USA.

First President who is attempting to over turn the law which banishes Felons, from voting in any election for an Elected Official.

How is this hope and change working out for you?


Ok – I’m sick of debunking. You can clearly see that this is a Tea Bagger inspired hit piece. As the list progresses a lot of ad hominem is evident.

4 thoughts on “So my aunt really is a clueless clod

  1. Ha ha, the first President to say that the United is not, and never was, a Christian nation was George Washington. So states the Treaty of Tripoli, passed unanimously by the second Congress of the United States, and signed by Pres. George Washington.

  2. Good for you to making the effort. My experience has been most of the people who hate the president are not going to listen to reason and the only “facts” they recognize are things they hear on Fox.

  3. I am intrigued where she got this stuff in the first place. It is sad people do not question things, but take everything as ‘true’ – at least things that support their beliefs. But I was trained as a scientist.

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