I miss Barack Obama

By Tom Quiner

Barack and Michelle

Barack Obama, in his moral superiority, was an amazing man.

He lectured, scolded, and berated conservatives with imperious disdain. He looked the other way as his Justice Department tried to run the Little Sisters of the Poor out of the business of helping the poor, because they would not provide their fellow celibate nuns with contraception.

He fired the U.S. Catholic bishops from helping women who were the victims of human trafficking because the Bishops wouldn’t refer these women for human abortion.

He yawned when the IRS targeted conservative groups.

He lectured normal Americans not to judge Islamic terrorists too quickly at the same time he put Christian pro life groups on the terrorist watch list.

He blamed the Benghazi attack on an American filmmaker when he knew it was Islamic killers.

His heroes were men who hated America, such as Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshal Davis, Robert Unger, Bill Ayers, and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

He promised us that his Obamacare plan would cut our premiums in half, and if we liked our current plan and doctor, we could simply keep it. He promised all of this knowing it was a lie.

He toured the world apologizing for American imperfections at the same time he casually looked the other way at unrelenting Islamic mass murder.

In other words, Mr. Obama was one rotten president, and a deceitful human being to boot, EXCEPT for one, very important thing: by all accounts, he has been faithful to his wife.

By all accounts, he has never groped, raped, or harrassed a woman. Ever.

In this era of non-stop rage, sexual impropriety, and the powerful preying upon the weak and needy, I appreciate this single aspect of Barack Obama.

But that’s about it.



  1. Tom Maly on November 17, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Other than the above he was a great president, right Tom?!?!?

    • quinersdiner on November 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Actually, Tom, there were a few more shortcomings.

  2. Shawn Pavlik on November 17, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Tom – How do you answer critics of our current President? He has said some pretty outrageous things. During the campaign a video came out about how, a decade earlier, he basically bragged about sexual assault, “grab em by the *****”.And the men he has surrounded himself with are questionable. He has said offensive things about immigrants, for example that Mexico sends us its worst, “rapists and thugs”, I believe is how he put it or some such… He’s just kind of a disgusting individual, to tell you the truth, and I am embarrassed that he is the banner carrier for our party. Thoughts?

    • quinersdiner on November 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

      If you read this blog during the campaign, you’ll know what I think of him. I like the good things he’s doing, and I don’t like the bad things. I really like the ongoing undoing of Obama executive orders. I like that he’ll sign conservative bills. I love the judges he’s putting in place. And I like most of of the people he has appointed. I think his tweeting is ultimately counter-productive. And his character is lousy. Is he a net gain over an Obama or a Clinton? No doubt. Thanks for writing.

  3. Bob Zimmewrman on November 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I fell for the click-bait title!… I’ll go on-record that history will show that Obama was the the worst president ever, as your summary above reminds us.

    • quinersdiner on November 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

      And the summary was just that, a summary. I left out much more.

  4. chandlerswainreviews on November 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Oh, and he liked the grub at Ben’s Chili Bowl in D.C. which is truly spectacular.

  5. Tom Maly on November 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Agree that O’s shortcomings were legion.
    Re; Obama VS Trump……….I view them as reprehensible albeit in quite different ways.
    O was/is cocky/arrogant/smug.
    Y is crude/boorish/loutish.
    Not “cut from the same cloth” by any means; But to me, neither is a personality which cuts it with me.

    • quinersdiner on November 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      You pretty much said it, my friend.