Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The First 100 Days

How would you rate his presidency, thus far?



Blogger Tom said...


Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I'd say zero but that's wishful thinking. Unfortunately they have accomplished a lot.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Is this a trick question?

"O" for "O"bama.

A friend sent me an email saying that "they said he'd become president as soon as pigs fly and, on the 100th day of his presidency we have the swine flu." hmm

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Why bother. He failed before he started.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

S for Socialist...

Friday, May 01, 2009 7:31:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I hope Chuck returns and explains what they have accomplished. I'm clueless.

Obama's foreign policy strategy (kissing butts) isn't working. After all his cozying up to Chavez, Chavez says this: “The United States empire is on its way down and it will be finished in the near future, inshallah," Chavez told reporters, ending the statement with the Arabic phrase for "God willing." Perhaps Obama needs to rethink what I laughingly refer to as his foreign policy strategy.

On foreign policy he gets an "F".

We are going to be in debt to the tune of $4 trillion. On the economy he gets an "F".

He wants to socialize healthcare. Ask the Canadians how that's turned out. On health care he gets an "F".

He has no problem with partial birth abortions... "F".

And he's demoralized the CIA... "F"

Saturday, May 02, 2009 7:00:00 AM  
Blogger Arthurstone said...

Seriously the first hundred days of any administration is a bit like predicting how the year ahead will unffold three hours after midnight on New Years Day.That said the President is doint an excellent job.

Restoring confidence in the markets and coming to grips with enormous economic difficulties.

Making progress in ending our involvement in Iraq.

Reaching out to our neighbors in Europe and (particularly) Latin America where American policy has been particularly egregious for decades. Too many of our overseas friends have been badly treated for too long a time and these relationships need work in this age where threats can come from anywhere.

Working toward Health Care Reform.

He's doing fine.

And President Obama has seven years nine months to go.


Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Making progress in ending our involvement in Iraq.arthur,

Obama's riding on the coattails of the surge success that happened (inspite of his vote in opposition to it) under Bush, including the SOFA signing. Basically, there's little difference between his plan, Bush's plan, and McCain's plan.

What do you think of his EO's on Guantanamo and interrogations that didn't really do much of anything other than in the way of public perception? What of the possibility that he'll restore military tribunals and is finding himself right back where Bush left off in dealing with detainees that no one wants and who are difficult to try? What do you think of his continuation of wiretaps? Receiving a "D" for state secrets?

Reaching out to our neighbors in Europe and (particularly) Latin America where American policy has been particularly egregious for decades. Too many of our overseas friends have been badly treatedCouldn't disagree more!!!!!!!!

It's been an embarrassment, frankly.

And Bush did just fine:

2. A more equal partnership with Latin America. During this decade, the big countries of South America turned to the left. Former union leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the presidency of Brazil in 2002. The populist husband-and-wife team of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner has governed Argentina since 2003. Michelle Bachelet, a center-left leader, governs Chile.

In the past, leftist Latin governments have clashed with conservative U.S. administrations. Venezuela's Hugo Chávez has gleefully goaded Washington, hoping to justify his increasingly authoritarian rule by inciting a clash with the colossus of the North. But the Bush administration frustrated Chávez with something unexpected: nothing. Instead of snapping at Chávez's bait, Washington largely ignored him. (Except for one bad day, when it briefly seemed to countenance an attempted anti-Chávez coup—a mistake swiftly corrected.)

Given enough rope to hang himself, Chávez quickly alienated his democratic left neighbors, even as Washington showed it was ready to do business with them. The economic policies of the Latin left may have slowed growth and stoked inflation, but there is good reason to hope that South American states have now developed the political means to correct such errors—without crisis or violence. The Latins themselves deserve most of the credit for this. But for the first time since the McKinley administration, Washington under Bush can fairly claim that it didn't get in the way. The next president could learn a lesson from Bush's restraint—and perhaps apply it to Cuba, where five decades of U.S. isolation have failed to achieve much.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:46:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Gayle, trust me, it was sarcasm. As in he's accomplished the largest budget deficit, greatly increased the national debt, increased the unemployment rate, decreased national security. He's been busy for just a 100 days.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 7:48:00 AM  

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