1. Pelosi’s Stimulus Package:
Letting Speaker Pelosi take the lead on writing the stimulus bill — ensuring an ideological, pork-laden package.
2. Geithner’s Financial Bailout:
Why raise expectations and then send out the Treasury secretary with a plan that has only scant details? No wonder the markets tanked.
3. Census Grab:
A brazen, possibly illegal, power grab. Did Obama think people wouldn’t notice if he took the census away from Commerce and put it under political superpartisan Rahm Emanuel?
4. Commerce Debacle:
First, the poor vetting of Bill Richardson, then Obama tried to pull the census away from his GOP nominee, Sen. Judd Gregg.
5. Cabinet Tax Cheats:
Geithner, Daschle, Killefer, Solis. Can’t Obama find people who paid all their taxes?
6. Closing Gitmo:
Sure, he fulfilled a campaign promise, but what will he do with all the monsters like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that other countries won’t touch?
7. Reversing Mexico City:
Do American taxpayers really want to pay for overseas abortion promotion?
8. Talking Down the Economy:
All of Obama’s talk of another Great Depression to help sell his huge stimulus package will make people stop spending, causing more economic woes.
9. Phony Bipartisanship:
Having Republicans over for dinner is nice, but how about letting them participate in writing legislation.
10. Iran Dialogue:
Obama said he wants a “face-to-face” dialogue with Iran. Ahmadinejad’s response: Put Bush on trial.