Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I'm just gonna leave this here

Jim Geraghty: "Obama's awful year."

Let's see: Obamacare is in a death spiral, everybody's worried about the contained JV squad of ISIS, and the only way he can govern is by executive decree.  The only thing Obama's got going for him is a 5% unemployment rate which is kept unnaturally elevated - Wile E. Coyote style - by the lowest labor participation rate since the Carter Administration.

Don't worry true believers: this last year is going to be awesome sauce.


Donald Trump's hostile takeover of the GOP is just a bonus said...

Normalizes relations with Cuba, endorses net neutrality and sees it put into place, makes a monumental climate deal with China, as well as a less monumental global climate agreement, oversees Russia sanctions over the Ukraine, joins five nations to negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the uninsured rate continues to plummet, wisely stays out of Syria, all of his major pending nominees are confirmed by Congress, rejects the Keystone pipeline, issues new EPA ozone regulations, orders sweeping overhaul of undocumented deportation... as seventh years for presidents go, Obama's 7th year has been just awful.

Eric said...

Talk about damning with faint praise. Those are the accomplishments?

Don't leave out the Bowe Bergdahl/Gitmo 5 super-swap.

Animus horribilis said...

What a flimsy little list. It’s even padded with the fifth annual “Obamacare is doomed, doomed!” wail. Then there’s Obama’s dumb attempt at spin. Third and last, a procedure all presidents since Washington have used. The Emancipation Proclamation was part of Lincoln's awful year; desegregating schools was the only way Eisenhower could govern.

President Obama 2015: Oh, the humanity.

Seriously, look at these seventh years. And then say again with a straight face that Obama’s having a rough stretch:
Obama 2015
Bush 2007
Clinton 1999
Reagan 1987

Don't leave out the Bowe Bergdahl/Gitmo 5 super-swap.

A year that lasts 20 months sounds like the best year EVER.