Gnawing Your Arm Off to Escape Not Covered by ObamaCare

In response to Barack Hussein Obama giving himself a completely ludicrous grade of “B plus” for his Presidency so far, I responded “B+? Try BS!” Karl Rove the magnificent bastard says the same thing, only a bit more eloquently.

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 in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll. 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. … Mr. Obama may actually believe it when he … congratulates himself that he could succeed where “seven presidents have tried … [and] seven presidents have failed.” 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.

“Most people, on waking up, accelerate through a quick panicky pre-consciousness check-up: who am I, where am I, who is he/she, good god, why I am cuddling a policeman’s helmet, what happened last night?” —Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad. The independent voters who fell into bed with hopenchange are now looking at Obama with the sober (and somewhat horrified) eyes of the morning after.

Guess he can’t: You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.


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