The Less-Publicized Evil Actions of Barack Obama That Hurt Americans

The legacy left behind by Barack Obama is one that has devastated the lives of Americans. While Obama was graceful and charming on the surface, a deeper examination of his actions reveals a cruel and heartless president who showed preferential treatment to selected individuals and groups, while sacrificing the livelihoods of many Americans. Here are some of the less-publicized actions that define Obama's legacy:

  1. Continued Military Interventionism in Libya Without Congressional Approval: In 2011, Obama administration officials argued that the president had the authority to carry out military operations in Libya without congressional approval. This assertion was made despite the fact that the US Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. Obama's actions set a dangerous precedent that undermines the constitutional system of checks and balances and leaves Americans vulnerable to a president who can decide to take military action without any democratic accountability.
  2. Gave No-Bid Contracts to Halliburton Cronies: Soon after taking office, Obama handed a no-bid contract worth up to $568 million to KBR, a company with strong ties to Halliburton. This needless outsourcing of government work to a single company exemplifies Obama's failed leadership and lack of commitment to accountability and transparency in government contracting.
  3. An Administration Full of Lobbyists Despite Promising Otherwise: Obama vowed to keep lobbyists out of his administration, but this promise was quickly broken. By 2010, Obama had hired over 40 lobbyists to work in the administration, contributing to the corrupt and biased policymaking process in Washington.
  4. Broke Promise to Close Guantanamo Bay: Obama's campaign promise to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility was met with backlash from the public and critics. The facility remains open, serving as a symbol of America's human rights abuses and its disregard for due process and the rule of law.
  5. Supported the $700 Billion TARP Bailout: As a senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill that rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior by banks and financial institutions. This vote showed a lack of commitment to holding banks accountable and prioritizing the well-being of American citizens over that of Wall Street.
  6. Opposed Medical Marijuana Despite Campaign Promises: Obama's war on medical marijuana has been the most aggressive of any president in US history. Despite supporting the "basic concept" of medical marijuana use and promising to end DEA raids on legal suppliers, Obama's administration conducted over 100 raids on medical marijuana facilities, devastatng the lives of thousands of patients who relied on this medicine.
  7. Nominated Six-Time Tax Cheater Timothy Geithner to Lead the IRS: Obama's nomination of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, despite his repeated tax evasion, sent a clear message that corruption and tax evasion would be tolerated. This action undermined the integrity of the IRS and further weakened the public's trust in government institutions.
  8. Gave Taxpayers' Money to AIG Executives, Then Pretended to Be Outraged: Obama signed a stimulus bill that included taxpayer-funded bonuses for AIG executives, promising to scrutinize every line to ensure money wasn't wasted. After signing the bill, Obama feigned outrage at the bonuses, claiming to be shocked and promising to pursue every legal action to block them. This appalling lack of integrity and transparency is a shameful action that betrayed the trust of Americans.
  9. Expanded Bush's Unconstitutional Faith-Based Programs: Obama's imperial expansion of faith-based programs, initially started by President Bush, showed a continued disregard for the separation of church and state and the fundamental rights of Americans to have their government funds spent responsibly.
  10. Increased the National Debt More in One Term than Bush Did in Two: Obama's reckless spending increased the national debt more during his first three years in office than Bush did in two terms. This action placed an unfair and unsustainable burden on future generations of Americans.
  11. Agreed with Bush on Unconstitutional Indefinite Detention of US Citizens: Obama signed a bill that gave the government the power to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial, a position Obama had previously opposed. This action was a devastating blow to democracy and basic human rights in America.
  12. Supported Bush's Unconstitutional Warrantless Wiretapping: Obama's defense of the National Security Agency's (NSA) warrantless wiretapping program showed a lack of respect for civil liberties and the US Constitution.
  13. Avoided Prosecution of Wall Street Criminals: Despite promises to prosecute Wall Street executives responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, not a single top financial executive was charged during Obama's first term. This failure to hold bankers accountable further eroded trust in Obama's commitment to justice and

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