The US midterm Congressional election is a referendum on Barack Obama’s presidency so far. His Democratic Party is likely to lose one if not both houses of Congress due to a single simple fact: Barack Obama stinks. In case you haven’t been paying attention for the past two years, here are 20 key reasons why.
He was elected by a national vote.
Supreme Court Justices are much better qualified to choose a president.
Not a single US landmark has been destroyed by terrorists during his presidency.
George W Bush got a pair of landmark buildings destroyed and a third attacked in less than half the time Obama has dallied.
He has two daughters, but they’re not even twins.
Neither one has even been arrested for getting drunk either.
He’s part of the elite.
Bush only went to Andover and Yale because the rest of his family did.
Lived with much older white women while underage.
Called them “Mom” and “Grandma” – what a sicko!
Works in a government job and lives in public housing.
Geez, don’t they all.
Only cut taxes for middle class and poor.
He has a deep-seated hatred of rich people.
His father was never Ronald Reagan’s vice president.
His own vice president never patriotically funneled tens of millions in government contracts to his former company.
People say he’s Muslim.
Where there’s smoke, something’s not kosher.
He speaks proper English.
What does he think, he’s like better than us?
He’s never been arrested for drunk driving.
Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd died during his presidency.
Bush made the hard choices to keep them safe. Now it’s ObamaCare for all.
Says he roots for the Chicago White Sox.
But never even tried to buy the team and get a sweetheart land deal out of it.
Doesn’t have a ranch.
He owns a house across from a synagogue. Wow, there went that neighborhood.
Condoleezza Rice never called him “my husband.”
And Susan Rice isn’t even Condi’s sister.
Distinguished himself earning an advanced degree at Harvard.
As if Law Review matters more than poker at drinking clubs.
Name ends in a vowel.
Typical Chicago backroom politics.
Lousy pool player, too.
Hasn’t invaded a single country under false pretenses.
Bush didn’t do that until his third year, but he had Congressional authorization for it by now.
Never warned anyone he would be the first black president.
At least with Bush, what you saw was what you got.
Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, financial crisis, and cheap lingerie.