Obama’s lost year

November 5, 2009

Rahm Emanuel famously said that you “never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”  And certainly the sense of crisis earlier in the year helped the White House pass the $787 billion stimulus package. But where stands the rest of the Obama legislative agenda?

Healthcare. The House will likely pass a bill this weekend, but big difference remain with the Senate, including paying for the plan and what to do about a public option.

Cap-and-trade. Kerry-Boxer is going nowhere which is why Kerry and Graham are working on a a dual-track approach.

Financial regulatory reform. The House and the Senate have completely different notions about what to do about system risk regulation. Plus there may be new efforts to try and “shrink” the banks and limit the scope of future activities.

See you in 2010, Obama Agenda!

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I don’t know if you’re aware, but Obama was sworn in in January of 2009, not November 2008. He’s only been president for 9 months.

Posted by James | Report as abusive

So Obama managed to screw up the US in less than a year, hate to see what he is going to do the next 3 months. National Health Care for illegal immigration that are HIV+. If they can walk across the boarder they are good. Anything for another democrat vote.

Posted by johnny5 | Report as abusive

I’ll be surprised if any of these three go anywhere in the next 3 months, so I’m ok with the rounding.

Legislative agenda? Social(ist) agenda is more like it. The policies of this administration are steering our country straight into economic doom. And that may be thier goal….have you ever googled “economic collapse”?

Posted by Nancy | Report as abusive

Could be worse.

I mean, if we had elected a rock, we wouldn’t even be able to do anything about it. Except impeach the rock for not doing anything.

At least when Obama does nothing, we can complain about it. Could you imagine complaining to a rock? That would just be silly, because the rock can’t talk.

So in conclusion, Obama remains the better choice between electing a person who does nothing and electing a rock that does nothing.

Makes a hell of a line for the ol’ presidential autobiography, eh?

Posted by Haha | Report as abusive

Everyone talks about how smart this president is. He is as dumb as a post. Bush didn’t pretend to be the smartest guy on the block. However, this guy Obama does pretend, but only fools people dumber than him like most of the people who elected him and the the DemoRat congress. He is just a hack that parrots things he has learned from his leftist mentors. This man does not have any principles or any original thoughts.

As a black man in America, I hoped that this guy would moderate and succeed. It seems that he is on the way to being a presidential failure because his welfare-state mentality and his weakness on foreign and military policy. He is someone that this black person will not ever respect unless he changes his leftist ways. (Which ain’t going to happen!)

Posted by Jack Smith | Report as abusive