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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The failures of the Obama administration

The CLASS Act was so poorly constructed that the administration had to pull the plug. The GOP want to repeal the part of the bill that allows the CLASS Act just so no future president would try to reinstate it. But President Obama promises to veto the repeal of the law even though his own administration has cast it aside and admitted that the math just does not add up. Of course, this is all political. The GOP want to drive the message home about how atrociously designed this was and Obama doesn't want to admit it. We'll see how those Democratic senators up for reelection next year will vote on repealing this misbegotten law. And the Republicans can have fun running ads contrasting statements like Harry Reid's from 2009 claiming that the CLASS Act was fully paid for with the reality.

Peter Wehner has a non-comprehensive list of Obama's failures.
The final thing to say about the CLASS Act collapse is that it is the latest monument to the remarkable ineptitude of the Obama administration. We have seen examples of its incompetence time and time again, including (a) the administration’s promise unemployment would not rise above 8 percent if the stimulus package was passed; (b) the president’s admission that “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected”; (c) Vice President Biden’s claim that we would see 500,000 new jobs created during last year’s “recovery summer”; (d) insisting that the bankrupt company Solyndra was a model for the Obama “green jobs” agenda; (e) the lethal missteps surrounding Operation Fast and Furious; (f) the president’s commitment to close Guantanamo Bay within a year after taking office; (g) the Attorney General’s doomed (by Democrats) effort to try Khalid Sheik Mohammad in a civilian court; (h) the president’s failed personal intervention to secure the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago, to name just a few things that jump to mind.
And then the slogan of the campaign will come on: Does judgment this bad deserve another four years?

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