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Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go

October 7, 2012
Newsweek Magazine

I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.”

Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization.

Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.

In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. October 8, 2012 12:41 am

    Yeas I agree he is too polite trying to save the honor of this nation. I would have insisted we debate the Bush years before that disgusting decision to silence it stick to his four years and remember the Republican objective is to make him a one time president” Now let me ask you what some of those Media guys should have done long ago. How do you thing YOUR performance of American Democracy looks to the world? Former CIA Giraldi Is still angry about what the Bush gang and fellow Zionist did to this Country, I will stick to the past four years and in history you are nothing but misbegotten sons of foreign invaders , may the founders forgive you and while It will be past my time, but Real American will rise up and honor you with the still existing law for TRAITORS.. You did a good ob of showing what a bunch of dishonorable sons of Satan you are devious and deceitful and greedy. I am not excluding Democrat this Nation has been Infected and need sterilizing.

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