War In Iraq/Afghanistan: C-
With Iraq he seemed to have pulled back on some of his promises and rhetoric prior to the campaign and during the campaign of a quick pull out, and seems to be letting them finish up there as they need. He took far too long for my liking with making a choice for Afghanistan, which brings the score down. However, he did the right thing by allowing for the troops that were requested, which made the score go up. At the same time, his idiotic time table was a poor idea, making score go down. All told, he’s a bit below average in my mind on the War in Iraq and Afghanistan.
National security: C-
Hasn’t gutted the Patriot Act, which is good. Contrary to his rhetoric prior to the campaign and during it he didn’t just come in and shut down gitmo, with it still functioning to this day. However moving enemy combatants into true civilian trials is a negative and brings his points total down. Again, below average but not abysmal.
Foreign Relations: C
Flat C here. In some ways, he’s helped improve America’s image internationally compared to what it was. In other ways, he’s changed us from looking stupid to looking weak and embarrassed. To me its trading a pile of crap for a jar of piss. Yeah, the piss may not stink as bad as the crap, but its still not what I’d call GOOD. He hasn’t done any major foreign relations policies or anything of that sort large enough yet to really give me a reading on him beyond just his effects on it by his attitude and presence.
Domestic Issues: F
Big fat F here. It appears he took the Bush Bailouts and introduced it to Barry Bond’s personal physician, cause its gone on steroids. Cap and Trade was a horrible, horrible idea. The health care bill is a disaster. The only thing I can think of offhand in regards to this is stopping federal raids on marijuana in states like California, and that’s extremely minor compared to the rest.
Supreme Court: D
It keeps from being an F because she’s at least qualified. I just think she was an all around horrendous pick.
Campaign Promise: F
This Presidency has been the most partisan Presidency I’ve experienced, even more so than when you had Dick Cheney popping up to make comments about those disagreeing with them on war policy or Clinton talking about a vast right wing conspiracy. I’ve never seen so much partisanship and petty attacks beneath the office of the Presidency done by the President and his staff themselves rather than through proxy’s in the media as I have with Barack Obama. This has not been an era of post partisanship, but one that ramped it up even more. The only way Obama seems to see things as “post partisan” is for everyone to just abandon conservatism and agree with him so his partisanship is just normal. In his campaign they attack McCain for ties of lobbyists, stating they won’t have any in their administration, and then immediately there’s lobbyist. They make a big deal about signing statements, and immediately start making signing statements. 95% of working American’s won’t experience a tax raise, pure bull**** politician speak based on technicalities because he’s jamming the cost onto us in other areas other than an income tax raise. Just about every campaign promise or theme that made me at least have hope he may not be atrocious was broken pretty much and showed him to be the empty suit and rhetoric fueled fad that he was theorized to be.
Averages out to be a 1.1, which if my memory of college serves me means Obama gets from me thus far a: