Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Year After The Election, Obama Still Not President

One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A year after his historic election, President Barack Obama sought to remind Americans on Wednesday the biggest problems he is grappling with -- from the economy to the war in Afghanistan -- are the legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

With his approval ratings down from once-lofty levels and Tuesday's Democratic election losses raising questions about his political clout, Obama held no special ceremony to mark the anniversary of his election as America's first black president.

He instead traveled to Wisconsin to appear before a friendly audience in a school gymnasium and promote education as a pillar of his economic recovery efforts.

Obama was elected on a promise of sweeping change after eight years under Bush, but many Americans are increasingly expressing impatience that his pledge has yet to bear fruit.

He used the preamble of his speech to insist his administration had indeed had important successes and also to remind Americans of the litany of daunting challenges he inherited when he took office in January.

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The only question here is if this man is ever going to grow and take some responsibility for his actions? I personally think this plays a large factor in why his poll numbers are going south. Constantly playing the Bush card makes him look weak and small.


Gramma 2 Many said...

I disagree, his sweeping change is bearing fruit. Poisonous fruit.

Chuck said...

Gramma, change is not always good is it?

Always On Watch said...

BHO's continuing to blam the previous administration is so damned adolescent!

Miss T.C. Shore said...

Couldn't agree more. I'd be willing to bet that in three more years, he'll still be complaining about how hard he had it because of Bush. I never heard Bush complain about Clinton's lack of diligence which helped lead to 9/11 and ultimately led to his administration's unpopularity. Bush took the hand he was dealt and did the best job he knew how to do.

If Obama didn't want to work so hard, he shouldn't have run for office.

I just hope that four years into his presidency, he still inspires voters to vote for "Change."

Chuck said...

AOW, agreed. Not Presidential

Miss TC, agreed. Campaigning on change is risky if you do not actually bring it about. He can't go to that well in 2012, he would be campaigning against himself.

As far as Bush, dead on. People have forgotten he inherited a recession from Clinton.

shoprat said...

It's odd. Liberals are blame other type people so that's what they do when they have power. All they know how to do is blame others.

cube said...

Maybe we should start calling BO SevenUp... you know, because he's the un-president.

Chuck said...

Shoprat, that's all they've got

Cube, funny