Michael van der Galien

7 Lowlights From Obama’s First Year in Office

Posted on January 19 2010 4:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by John Hawkins

Barack Obama’s first year in office was one long string of gaffes, foreign policy blunders, and domestic disasters strung together in a long, terrible line. Although it’s not possible to adequately catalogue every blunder in Obama’s first year in something shorter than a book, here are some of the many, many blaring lowlights that really stood out:

1) The stimulus that didn’t: The Democrats shoved through a stimulus bill that cost more than the Vietnam and Iraq wars combined. Why? Over and over again, they said “jobs, jobs, jobs.” In fact, the Obama Administration said that if the bill passed, they expected it to keep unemployment below 8%. Instead, unemployment hit a 26-year high of 10.2% in November.

Read the whole thing at Townhall.

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