Thursday, March 12, 2009

WSJ Obama Report Card = F

More 50 day grades are in, this time on the economy, and Obama gets a 59 out of 100 from the 49 economists that the Wall Street Journal polled, in a story reported as Obama, geithner get low grades from economists.

One economist nailed the Obama approach we've come to expect - "They overpromised and underdelivered".

Seems that actual problems, like job loss, recession, stock market downturns, long lines at food banks, and other outcomes of the economic meltdown simply don't respond to Obama's tele-prompter rhetoric.

Dozens of key jobs at Treasury remain unfilled.

Obama is trying to solve every problem we have at once, rather than tackle the one HUGE problem that is tearing our nation apart - the economy. He may have inherited a mess, but he's made it much, much worse.

He can't keep blaming Bush. This is his watch now. And so far, he has been a dismal failure.

There is no satisfaction for those of us who saw through the smoke and mirrors, who saw the kind of campaign he ran, connected the dots about his past associations, knew his thin resume meant on-the-job training. We weren't surprised by his stunningly naive "let's have them over for drinks" attempt to fulfill his bi-partisan daydreams. We knew his llofty promises of hope and change were never backed up by actual policies that would work in the real world.

Remember his closing Inaugural remarks:
"So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested, we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back, nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations"
What he has delivered to future generations is staggering debt.

What he has delivered to current generations is unemployment at 15 year highs, banks squandering TARP money, 9,000 in earmarks stapled to a bill that he thinks will save the economy but which economists think will do more harm than good.

There is blood in the snow today, and we are shivering on the cold bank of economic ruin.

This is the one you've been waiting for?

Not me. I voted for McCain. And for Hillary. Either of them would have done a far better job in the past 50 days than those bumblers in the White House right now.

We will endure and we will survive 4 years of Obama. His honeymoon is over and even his fans in the MSM are starting to actually report the truth about what is happening on Obama's watch, instead of parroting the spin from his camp.

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