OUCH!!! Barack Obama Gets an “F” for Protecting Americans


On January 20, 2009 Barack Hussein Obama took the following oath:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

It does not say that I will blame those before me for all of the ills of my administration.  A President should lead, especially in a time of crisis. Not wait three days to address the nation while playing golf.

Instead, Obama gets an ‘F” for protecting Americans.

One would think that all would be worried about the lack of leadership and concern. Instead we get continued excuses from those that will defend Obama at all cost. When will people get it through their heads, this is no longer about George W. Bush. It is about Barack Obama as President and the leadership he is supposed to show. Bush took less heat than Obama, give me a break. This is about protecting America and Americans.

There is no more solemn duty for an American commander-in-chief than the marshalling of  “all elements of American power” – the phrase Obama himself used on Monday – to protect the people of the United States. In that key respect, Obama failed on Christmas Day, just as President George W. Bush failed on September 11th (though he succeeded in the seven years after that).

Yes, the buck stops in the Oval Office. Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2008 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants.  He said today that a “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of that system.

Barack Obama, you are the President of the United States and are sworn to protect it. ACT LIKE IT!!! This has nothing to do with Bush and this is all on you. If you are not up to the job and to take responsibility for all actions, then resign. It is simply amazing that excuses are consistently made for Obama, this time when people could have died.

GWB did partially fail the United States on 9-11 when terrorist brought down planes and buildings in the US. So did former President Bill Clinton. However, in the following seven years of GWB, the United States had no terror attacks on its soil. However, it is 8+ years later and Obama, you do not get a pass. You have to do a better job than your predecessor, not worse.

The so called systemic failure that you discussed was in place then as well. What certainly is startling is that terrorist tweak their plans every day and create new contingency plans to try and kill Americans. Why did the system work under GWB, but not Barack Hussein Obama? Are you telling me that the plans that we have in place as a nation are not constantly reviewed all the time as well?

To answer the question as why after 8+ years and only under Obama was there a “systemic” failure … Changes By Obama Administration Probably Led To Increased Success Of Terrorist Attacks In America. Go figure, who would have thought.

CNN states that the CIA failed to circulate a report about the bombing suspect. Maybe the CIA was too worried about getting prosecuted by Obama’s AG for not dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” properly.

THAT IS INSANE! You mean to tell us that the safety of Americans is only done retroactively after we have been hit? The only reason why 300 people did not die on Christmas Day was because of a failed detonator. That is some insurance policy we have for protection, luck!

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    19 Responses to “OUCH!!! Barack Obama Gets an “F” for Protecting Americans”

    1. Edward on December 30th, 2009 2:37 pm

      Can someone please explain to me how incompetent airport security in the AMSTERDAM Airport = Obama being weak on terrorism? You people are unbelievable. George Bush allows 4 planes to get hijacked that take out the twin towers AND the pentagon, and he’s a hero. And some Nigerian burns off his testacles on a flight from a different country and Obama is guilty of treason?
      SM: Maybe because OBAMA said there was a systemic failure and it was on his watch. Maybe, ya think?

      We were warned and the system that is under Barack Hussein Obama failed. It would also appear that Obama admin changed the rules.

      If you think some thing like anti-terrorism is as simply as an airport screener … YOU HAVE NO CLUE DUDE!

    2. Buster on December 30th, 2009 2:50 pm

      I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability

      the best of my ability

      I mean if you throw a witch into the water she will try and swim to the best of her ability !!!

      We are doomed !!!

    3. TJMK on December 30th, 2009 3:22 pm

      Tell Demint to let Errol Southers be confirmed.
      And this from Politico:

      Eight years ago, a terrorist bomber’s attempt to blow up a transatlantic airliner was thwarted by a group of passengers, an incident that revealed some gaping holes in airline security just a few months after the attacks of Sept. 11. But it was six days before President George W. Bush, then on vacation, made any public remarks about the so-called shoe bomber, Richard Reid, and there were virtually no complaints from the press or any opposition Democrats that his response was sluggish or inadequate.

      That stands in sharp contrast to the withering criticism President Barack Obama has received from Republicans and some in the press for his reaction to Friday’s incident on a Northwest Airlines flight heading for Detroit.

      Democrats have seized on the disparity and are making it a centerpiece of their efforts to counter GOP attacks on the White House. “This hypocrisy demonstrates Republicans are playing politics with issues of national security and terrorism,” DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan said. “That they would use this incident as an opportunity to fan partisan flames … tells you all you need to know about how far the Republican Party has fallen and how out of step with the American people they have become.”

      Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/31049.html#ixzz0bCn2Spco

      The very link you provided is in the post that you just commented on, DUH!

      Yup we know that and that was pretty much after 9-11. This aint about BUSH. When are you people going to get over this. GWB is not the President of the United States.

      GWB does not affect what goes on today to protect Americans. That would be Barack Hussein Obama’s job. It is sad that you ignorant liberals care more about bashing GWB and protecting thy Holy Obama than you do the lives of innocent Americans and others on planes.


    4. Michelle on December 30th, 2009 4:15 pm

      Same old liberal tactics. Bring up Bush every time Obama messes up. This is not about Bush, this is about Obama. Obama was going to “change” things. He was going to make things better than they were under the last administration. Is that so? Funny (not really, sad actually) I don’t feel any safer. Bush wasn’t perfect but I felt safer the last 7 years of his presidency than I do with Obama. Bush has less time in office before we were attacked than Obama. As long as Obama keeps denying we are at war with terrorism, this kind of thing will continue. They want us dead and will try everything to accomplish this. We must be ready & prepared for anything. No one gets a free pass when it comes to the safety of Americans.

    5. TJMK on December 30th, 2009 4:17 pm

      Why is it “R” that the only trick conservatives have in their bag is personal attacks. I added the excerpt fromt the link because these are the historical facts. SCAREDMONKEYS said “GIVE ME A BREAK” about that article. People need to know what was DOCUMENTED in the article. Read the whole thing. Give the FACTS a try sometime. You might like them.

      It will take the President a while to clean up 8 years of neglect on all fronts……from the economy to security. Give him 2 years. It is worth it for America’s sake…. without all the conservative whining.

      I am not ashamed that world I occupy is not a world of FEAR and ANGER.

    6. Michelle on December 30th, 2009 4:17 pm

      #1 Because Edward. Terrorist should not be allowed to enter the United States with bombs strapped to their bodies. DUH! We were warned about it and did nothing to prevent it. That’s why it’s his fault.

    7. TJMK on December 30th, 2009 4:34 pm

      And Bush DID blame Clinton for 09/11…..so don’t get too high on your horse about the blame-game.

      From a speech in 08/30/2005 in San Diego, George Bush said:

      “They looked at our response after the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole. They concluded that free societies lacked the courage and character to defend themselves against a determined enemy… After September the 11th, 2001, we’ve taught the terrorists a very different lesson: America will not run in defeat and we will not forget our responsibilities.”

      Again ….those darn FACTS are troublesome little buggers.

    8. TJMK on December 30th, 2009 4:56 pm

      And to refresh your memory……Bush, Cheney, Rove blamed Clinton for the recession. Of course, Bush had a $128B surplus when he entered office….
      But then again we get back to those pesky FACTS. They just keep popping up no matter what you wild-eyed radical conservatives ‘FEEL’ to be true.

      From Politico:
      Bush inherited a recession,” Steele said when Stephanopoulos pressed him on Bush-era economic failures.

      Turns out this has been a Republican argument for years — although it was used primarily to explain away the relatively mild 2001-02 recession to help out Congressional candidates — not to deflect responsibility for the greatest downturn for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, eight years ex post facto.

      “When I took office, our economy was beginning a recession,” Bush said in a speech at a Mississippi high school in 2002.

    9. athena on December 30th, 2009 5:34 pm

      Even the Washington Post & a democratic representitive have told Obama to “Get A Grip” and calling for JN to resign or be fired. The level of incompetence from Obama & the person HE picked to be in charge of our homeland security is going to get Alot more American’s killed on US soil with the promise that more attacks were coming.

      How many American’s are going to have to get killed & terrorized on US soil before these loser’s are thrown out on their rear’s?

    10. Sanny on December 30th, 2009 5:37 pm

      Odumba golfs while the terrorist explodes his briefs…..hero on plane saves all aboard….Homeland Security Sec. is a dumb as a rock……flip flopping in her statements to the American People……hoping that we will swallow her words. Is she for real? Naturally all the liberals will blame Bush for Odumba’s failures.
      Why not…..Odumba is their messiah and lord.
      Just wait until the NYC terrorist arrive….boy of boy…GOD HELP NEW YORK CITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.
      Will the authorities body search every person in the crowds who come to gather hoping they catch a glimpse of the TERRORIST WHO WANT TO DESTROY US?

      OBAMA….. a Terrorist is a Terrorist how ever you want to define them…..they are here and ready to KILL as many as they can….all in the name of JIHAD.

    11. athena on December 30th, 2009 8:53 pm

      Did i just hear the Barrackracy try & pass blame on the system GB implemented after 9/11 that kept another terror attack from happening for 7 1/2 years until Obama took over?


      I’m so happy tragedy was averted & these people get to walk away with their lives. I couldn’t help but wonder how many on that plane & in Detroit voted for this kind of change in their safety courtesy of Obama & those he surrounds himself with in the last election. And whats this i hear? Obama is going to declassify documents soon that will further undermine every American National Security.

    12. rightknight on December 30th, 2009 10:57 pm

      Isn’t there something lower than an “F”?

    13. Michelle on December 31st, 2009 10:04 am

      TJMK Blah, blah, blah

      We already know this. Clinton’s weakness to foreign policy is what made us vulnerable to attack on 9/11 not Bush. Bush just happened to be in office when it occurred and he fixed the problem, that is why we were safe for the last 7 years of his presidency. Now Obama is in office and he’s weakening our defenses again with his stupid policies. Undoing the security measures that were in place for the past 7 years.

      We know that Bush spent money. DUH! He had several problems to deal with. But I guess Obama outspending Bush is not a concern right?

      Go spread your propaganda somewhere else, we aren’t buying it.

    14. TJMK on December 31st, 2009 10:45 am

      Please explain Michelle which stupid policies you are referring to.

      I guess you want me to go elsewhere since Reality is such a difficult problem for today’s version of conservatism to deal with.

      I am not propagandizing. These constant repetitive soundbites from Cheney to DeMint to Hoekstra to you is the definition of propaganda. Why is FEAR more important than FACTS to you people?
      SM: As compared to what … the Dem sound bites that health care will be deficit neutral? That it won’t increase taxes on the middle class? That it won’t take billions away from seniors?


      Tell me, if this disaster of Obamacare was such a great bill, why did so many Democrats take sweet heart bribes to exempt their states from the provisions of the bill?

      Explain that one Keebler!

    15. TJMK on December 31st, 2009 11:52 am

      Well ScaredMonkeys…….they aren’t bribes.
      They did not get money or perks for themselves, but for their constituents.
      “Bribe” is just another trigger word for the Right.
      For better or worse, is it part of the current legislative process. It is the way business gets done in DC. Give a little, Get a little for your home state/district.
      No doubt it needs reform.

    16. TJMK on December 31st, 2009 11:55 am

      I started reading this blog because of your Natalee Holloway coverage and latter learned of your right-wingedness.

      Then the name “SCARED” “MONKEYS” finally made sense.

    17. Michelle on December 31st, 2009 1:25 pm

      #14 Well, for one the stupid policy of having terrorists tried in a civil court instead of a military court. Closing Gitmo and releasing the prisoners into the public. For not taking terrorist acts as serious attempts to kill Americans.

      Those are just a few of the stupid policies I’m referring to. I could go on but I don’t have all day to try & explain to you just how poorly this man has done in protecting the citizens of this Country and just how clueless he is on the war on terror that he refuses to acknowledge exists. This attempt to kill hundreds by blowing up a commercial airplane is not to be taken lightly. This is serious. These radicals are a threat to our safety and he needs to wake up & get his head out of the sand.

      I happen to be living in reality unlike you obviously. If you don’t think we have a problem with terrorists then you’ve been living in a bubble.

      If you think this healthcare reform is the answer then you sir or ma’am are drinking too much of the Obama kool-aide. This healthcare reform is a complete government takeover of our lives and in no way represents the people.

      None of us here are saying that our healthcare system doesn’t need to be reformed but this is not the way it needs to be done. The government is trying to control our lives. This is ridiculous.

      As Red stated: “Tell me, if this disaster of Obamacare was such a great bill, why did so many Democrats take sweet heart bribes to exempt their states from the provisions of the bill?”

    18. GogoPonger on December 31st, 2009 2:44 pm

      Read the unauthorized biography of BHO. Drink a few drinks to calm yourself & your nerves prior to reading. It’s a mind blowing, numbing work. The person who occupies the oval office is of severely questionable character, background, and intent. His focus could kill the faint of heart. Someone, somewhere, intended for this person to become president. I suspect he’ll be impeached b4 term is done.

      Just today 193K, in a poll, voted he should be removed from office for the reason in this thread.

    19. Tom Jones on January 11th, 2010 5:37 am

      When we judge a president we must always compare him to previous presidents who had the same conditions to deal with, otherwise by what standard can we judge. I remember september 11th vividly, and George bush never took personal responsibility for 9/11 until years after the fact. He got us into such a tizzy over bombing afghanistan and iraq that he himself was never held to account. Additionally we don’t know what happened to american safety after 9/11. Everything was veiled in secrecy by Bush. I think Obama’s fault is he is too honest.
      and he trusts the American constitution too much.
      SM: You think Obama is too honest? LOL. What is wrong with some of you people. GWB was far from perfect but Obama is a colossal failure on the level of Carter and Hoover.

      Maybe you might want to be honest with yourself.

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