When will Barack Obama ever take personal responsibility for his job as Commander in Chief?
Not if you ask Karl Rove. In fact Rove might consider Barack Obama the worst President ever after their first year of office. Obama was touted as a “bridge to the future.” Obama was supposed to be “Hope & Change” and he campaigned on being a moderate, centrist who would reach across the aisle and change the business as usual atmosphere in Washington, DC.
After nearly one year in office, Obama has done none of it. Barack Obama has conducted himself as an extreme LEFT President, bordering on socialism. His ideology, agenda and polices have been soundly rejected by not only the opposition Republican party, but also the American people. Obama ran on the platform that he was not Bush, blame Bush and that he represented change from Bush. Obama cannot have his entire presidency based on “I am not Bush”, yet it appears it has got nothing else but socialism and liberal policies.
How could Obama think he should be given a B+ when in one short year he has taken a sky high approval rating and sunk not only his own job approval rating to record depths, but also created a complete reversal of fortune for the Democrat party?
Barack Obama made history when he was elected the first black President in US history. However, after one year in office Obama finds himself making history again. According to the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll, Barack Obama has won a place in history with the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year: 49% approve and 46% disapprove of his job performance.
There are many factors that explain it, including weakness abroad, an unprecedented spending binge at home, and making a perfectly awful health-care plan his signature domestic initiative. But something else is happening.
Mr. Obama has not governed as the centrist, deficit-fighting, bipartisan consensus builder he promised to be. And his promise to embody a new kind of politics—free of finger-pointing, pettiness and spin—was a mirage. He has cheapened his office with needless attacks on his predecessor.
Consider Mr. Obama’s comment in his interview this past Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the Bush administration made a mistake in speaking in “a triumphant sense about war.”
This was a slap at every president who rallied the nation in dark moments …
The problem ultimately with Barack Obama is that he is incapable of leading and taking personal responsibility for his actions or the current environment. At some point Obama must say, the Buck stops here, not it’s Bush’s fault. This President has to lead. That is generally what a President is elected to do. However, Obama has managed to blame every one else for the hand he has been dealt when he knew during the election campaign what was in store.
Obama can act as if he is in Fantasy land giving himself a B+ grade; however, the America people have a much different review. Obama has failed to lead and provide any substance with his health care bill, which is the reason why it has failed miserably and the American people oppose it. When you cannot sell legislation on it’s face, the people know it’s bad. Presently 56% of Americans oppose Obamacare.
But voters seem to have a different definition of success. And they are tiring of the president’s blame shifting and distortions.
Mr. Obama may believe, as he told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview, that he deserves a “solid B+” for his first year in office, but the American people beg to differ. A presidency that started with so much promise is receiving unprecedentedly low grades from the country that elected him. He’s earned them.