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October 08, 2009

Time's Mark Halperin Grades Obama's First Incomplete Year

Oh, come on. On one hand you know they're desperate to give him the A. On the other hand, you can't believe they'd actually do it.

They did it. A minus, baby! (See, we're not just over-the-moon schoolgirl crush partisan hacks! We gave him the minus, too! We're "balanced"!)

Instantly comfortable and highly skilled at the hardest job in the world — proving his supporters' contention that all the traits that made him a great candidate would serve him well in the White House...


A handful of public missteps (particularly on his international trips and on torture issues) and a failure to ameliorate the partisan divide are the only true blemishes so far.

$1.4 trillion dollar deficit this year and $2 trillion next year and thereafter we'll get to halving the deficit down to a very manageable trillion per year.


Oh, and he hasn't accomplished a single campaign promise, and has either reneged on, or is paving the way to repudiate, almost every promise he made.


17% real unemployment rate.


Iran's about to get the bomb, and, given Obama's plan, in a couple of years so might Al Qaeda.


As Tom Maguire says, I shudder to think what a "B" would have looked like.


Hmmm... Hugh Hewitt notoriously dubbed Bush's Harriet Miers pick a "B+," which, for reasons of internet lore which escape me, became known as the "shit sandwich" grade.

What's Halperin's A-, then?

Circle the Wagons, Too Big to Fail, Pot-Committed: I posted that SNL sketch just to demonstrate that someone, apart from our objective donkey-sucking media, noticed that Obama's kind of, what's the word, loser.

But Tweets thinks it's related in a different way:

It's pretty obvious what motivated Halperin to do this little bit of cheerleading, isn't it?

The SNL skit.

Yes, yes. Pushback. The media is desperate to save Obama, and now that they've noticed the snickering has begun, they're doubling-down on this miserable failure.

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