Since this will be a work in progress, if you remember any presidential flubs, blunders, or policy failures that I’ve missed, please include a link and leave them in the comments section.
“I think the most significant aspect of the president’s approach to foreign and national security policy is that he basically doesn’t care about it,”-amb. John Bolton.
Top Ten Obama Apologies from the ’09 World Apology Tour. (It was almost 11 but the Japanese government thought it might not be a good idea for Obama to apologize for the bomb we dropped on Hiroshima, thanks Japan!)
Losing the Iraq War.
Waging political war on Israel to “promote peace with the Palestinians”.
Obama Administration signs onto a UN resolution in conjunction with the 56 state Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to criminalize “religious hate speech”, i.e. international blasphemy laws.
Abandoning America’s national interests and strengthening the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East because, “a failure to change our approach threatens a deepening spiral of division between the United States and Muslim communities.”
Opening dialogue and rewarding our enemies while undermining US allies.
Scuttling the planned missile defense systems in Europe to appease Russia.
Turning our back on the ’09 Iranian protesters so as not to anger the regime.
Pushing the severely flawed START Treaty and nuclear disarmament.
Continuing to engage the half-pint dictator in North Korea.
Throwing Mubarak to the Islamist horde and ushering in the “Arab Spring“.
Caving to pressure from China and derailing Taiwan’s order of F-16’s, maybe Taiwan should consider buying more of our debt…
Obama Administration officials would be “satisfied” with a Muslim Brotherhood election win in Egypt.
“The Obama administration is set to offer more concessions to the Russians on missile defense, the latest one a proposal to share secret technical data on the U.S. Military’s most effective anti-missile interceptor.”
“On assuming office, President Obama assured us with a straight face, that his grossly irresponsible wastrel of a predecessor had taken the federal budget on an eight-year joyride. So the only way his sober, fiscally prudent successor could get things under control was to grab the throttle and crank it up to what Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (which seems the appropriate comparison) called “Ludicrous Speed.” Let’s head for the washed-out bridge, but at Obamacrous Speed!”-Mark Steyn, After America
One word; Obamacare.
The budget busting $800 billion stimulus bill that cost taxpayers a quarter million dollars a for every job “created or saved.”
In Obama’s vaunted green energy loan guarantee program, taxpayers lost $535 million to bankrupt solar company Solyndra, and gave $530 million to Fiskers to make cars in Finland, while another solar company tied to Nancy Pelosi got a grant of $740 million. So basically the $40 billion jobs program is a bust.
President Obama endorses the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque during a Ramadan dinner at the White House.
The Obama administration’s scandal known as “Fast and Furious” wherein ATF agents were told to let 2,000 guns be sold to straw-purchasers who then transported most of them across the border to Mexican drug cartels, two Americans and 200 Mexican citizens have been killed by these guns.
Nationalizing the student loan industry.
Awarding no-bid contracts to campaign donors in the pharmaceutical industry.
Delaying the decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline until after the November 2012 elections, because not alienating his environmental leftist base is more important than creating thousands of private sector jobs.
Top Ten Obama Gaffes.
And who can forget the moment that brought us the beer summit? “The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”
This gaffe however has quite a hefty price-tag, $1.5 billion to be exact. Maybe next time he could just take Michelle on a vacation to Las Vegas and keep his comments to himself.
Then there was the gift gaffe in which British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was presented with 25 movie DVD’s, this was after Obama returned the bust of Winston Churchill.