It is hardly news that a growing number of Americans consider the Obama administration to be an abject failure. As Western Journalism reported earlier this month, a Washington Post/ABC poll found that more than half of all respondents labeled it as such – a number 10 points higher than those who somehow still consider it a success.
His list of perceived failures has grown so long that Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks dedicated several days to posting a new one to his Twitter feed every half hour.
While his critics seem to agree that he has objectively failed, the cause is somewhat harder to pinpoint. Townhall writer John Hawkins, however, took on the task and enumerated six specific reasons he feels this administration has been a failure.
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First, he cited the “undistinguished” then-Senator’s unpreparedness upon his 2009 inauguration.
Next, Hawkins wrote, was the impracticality of Obama’s platform.
“Whether it’s good for the country or not doesn’t even enter into the equation,” he continued, “perhaps because Obama starts with the assumption that anything that’s good for him, the Democrat Party, and for liberalism must be good for the country by default.”
Hawkins’ third cause of Obama’s failure is his inability – or unwillingness – to work with legislators.
Fourthly, he wrote that the president’s narcissism has played an undeniable role.
“Whether he was sleeping through Americans dying in Benghazi or golfing right after he talked about James Foley’s beheading,” Hawkins asserted, “Obama is always primarily interested in himself.”
The fifth reason he listed is inadequate planning.
“This is not a man who spends a lot of time thinking about the consequences of his actions before he makes a decision,” Hawkins wrote, “which is a pretty scary trait for the President of the United States.”
Finally, the writer suggests that Obama is a pathologic liar without any regard for whether Americans believe his rhetoric or not.
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“Not only is he lying,” Hawkins concluded, “but you know he’s lying, he knows you know he’s lying and HE DOESN’T CARE.”
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