One Year after Inauguration

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, January 21, 2010

One Year after Inauguration

January 20, 2010

One year ago today Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. Are you better off than you were a year ago and, if not, is it Bush's fault? That's what this administration wants you to believe. Of course, if the economy and the war on terror had shown progress, it wouldn't be a credit to Bush. No, that would be Obama's success.

A majority of Americans would now vote against Obama. The president has the lowest rating of any new president in his first year in office since Ronald Reagan. Unlike Reagan, Obama's policies will make the economy worse and possibly invite new terror attacks.

Recall that the president promised to change the partisan culture in Washington. Instead, he has made it worse. Lobbyists continue to drive the process, which he promised would end. He called for more transparency, but we've had less, especially on health care reform.

Yesterday's election in Massachusetts of all places shows that people are fed up with liberalism. Now if the momentum can be sustained until November, we might turn things around.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.