One Year In, Obama Achieves Everthing He Promised.. kinda
Obama raised the bar by promising the world to American voters. This kind of “two cars in every garage” campaigning has been done for decades, but no one did it better. But what is astounding is that he actually pulled it off.
Obama promised that he would work hard to end the climate catastrophe. Success! The world is experiencing a colder winter than in recent history, the Himalayan glaciers are reported to not be melting in the next 5 years.. if at all, and arctic sea ice is growing… check: the environment as fixed.
Obama said that he wouldn’t be changed by Washington. Complete success. He’s still the same Chicago bureaucrat that he was while voting “absent” in his past political position.
Health care costs: another win. Healthcare cost inflation is now at it’s lowest in decades. Obviously due to … something Obama did or in spite of something Bush did – I’m not sure, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Getting our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan: kinda sorta. Obama is all about taking credit for the success in Iraq, but clearly the challenges in Afghanistan are Bush’s fault. We are just left wondering why Bush ran out the Taliban (the real reason we were there) then started pulling the troops once the objective had been met. Obama has decided to go berzerk in Afghanistan with no real objective… this one is all his and we’ll have to see how it goes.
Work with Iran on nukes: Success! Iran has declared that it has no nukes and doesn’t need the U.S. deal. Clearly that means things are fine.. except for the American hostages they are still holding that we don’t hear anything about in the media. Yellow ribbon anyone? How many days have they been there? 5 1/2 months. What is Obama doing… pretty much the same thing Carter did with the first set of American hostages… waiting them out. Do we have to wait until 2012 to get these Americans released? Where is the outrage, the bomb Iran stickers, the “I’m mad too Eddy” shirts? I guess this is success. They don’t hate us, they just aren’t really taking us serious anymore.
No new taxes on anyone making less than $250k. Extreme success, because the Cadillac tax on health insurance is actually a fee. Bankers make more than that Of course, they will pass that on to consumers, but that’s not a tax – it’s the banks charging higher fees.. to cover their new taxes.
Lastly, he promised a new era of bipartisanship: giant success. The first Republican in 40 years has been elected to a Massachusetts Senate seat. We now are back to a two-party Senate. This one is a real success and it is all due to Obama’s policies. Kudo’s to the President.