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The Wrong Obama Just Got Fired

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Have you heard?

Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years.


If ever there was a case to fire a CEO, it’s Barack Obama. Why should running an economy be any different than running a sports team? Both are about results. Winning.

In sports, if you’re not winning, there are no excuses. Obama’s brother-in-law could not use the excuse that after six seasons, it was the fault of “the last guy.” Why should the President of the United States be held to different standards? This isn’t sports. This is serious stuff- life and death. Why should a President be allowed to make excuses after six long years of failure?

It’s time to hold our President accountable, just like his brother-in-law. Heck, the Detroit Pistons of the NBA fired their head coach earlier this year- in the middle of his first season. They didn’t accept the excuse that he was dealing with the problems of “the last guy.” Well the city of Detroit went bankrupt with Obama as President. Obama’s record of failure makes the Detroit Pistons look like world champions.

So let’s examine Obama’s record as “head coach” of the U.S. economy.

China is set too pass America as the world's #1 economy. THIS YEAR.


What an embarrassment. The USA has had the unchallenged #1 economy in world since 1872 (when we passed UK). 1872. Eighteen hundred and seventy two. Let that sink in for a while. 142 years of world dominance erased in only six years under one man's leadership.

It gets worse.

Under Obama’s watch, Canada just passed America for the crown of #1 middle class in the world. This is the first time in modern history that America’s middle class isn’t leading the world. This was reported by the Obama-loving New York Times.

Under Obama there are now more food stamp recipients than the number of women working full-time in America.

Under Obama the average full-time male employee now earns less (adjusted for inflation) than 40 years ago.

Under Obama there are now 70% more Americans collecting entitlement checks than working in the private sector (148 million “takers” vs. 86 million “makers”). This isn’t a conservative opinion. It’s a fact provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Under Obama the number of working-age Americans not in the labor force is at all-time highs.

Under Obama the workplace participation rate of men is the lowest in history.

Under Obama the workforce participation rate of women is the lowest on record.

Under Obama the workforce participation rate for black Americans is the lowest in history.

Over 800,000 Americans dropped out of the job market last month. That's almost one million people who have given up…in a month.

That’s almost one million dreams killed…in a month. What’s their future? And that "head coach" named Obama still has his job?

Just like his brother-in-law, this is Obama’s sixth year at the helm. Just like his brother-in-law, the time for excuses is over. The time to fire Obama as President is long past due.


Sadly, this isn’t a sports team. This isn’t about entertainment. This is much more important. This is about jobs. This is about our ability to pay the bills. This is about economic survival. This is about feeding our families. Sports is child’s play compared to this. Heads need to roll. The people in charge need to be held accountable.

It's tragic to realize the wrong member of the Obama family got fired.

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