Recently, there was a page in the newspaper about how people thought Barack Obama was doing in office so far. Some of the ones I read really disappointed me. Brian Lazor of Bedford County wrote, "It's pretty hard to get anything done in the first year. Nothing's going to happen that quick, when it took eight years to destroy it."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt got 15 bills passed in the first 100 days of his presidency. This was also done in a depression, which is much worse than a recession. Obviously, it is not impossible.
Kathy Lindsey of Indiana County said, "Our country isn't run just by the president - it's Congress, the senators." I agree with this statement completely. However, I do not know why this excuse is being made for Obama and not for former President George W. Bush. Many people accuse Bush for destroying the country, which is fine, but there are two other branches of government to blame. Not to mention the economic boom and bust, which made a slowdown of the economy inevitable.
Obama made a lot of promises during his campaign. So far, he has kept hardly any of them. He spent more money in the first six months of his presidency than all 43 presidents before him combined.
Obama is a demagogue, which is the only reason why he got into office in the first place. He appealed to the fears and prejudices of the American people to gain power, and it got him into office.