http://biggovernment.com/tdelbeccar...nraveling-of-the-obama-presidency/#more-74026 The Official Unraveling of the Obama Presidency by Thomas Del Beccaro It can be no secret by now that President Obama did not have a signature achievement his first year in office. Of all his major initiatives, health care, cap and trade, civilian trials for terrorists and the “stimulus” bill – only the so-called stimulus bill was enacted. Hardly a success, as more Americans than not know what Paul Krugman and E.J. Dionne do not – that it was a bad idea. Worse for the Democrats — none of those efforts have produced a greater consensus or momentum for them or Obama. SNIP Not to be out-done by 2009, in 2010, the Obama presidency has endured: (1) the loss of the Kennedy seat (which is how the Democrats view that race) even though Obama stumped for the Democrats’ candidate; (2) Obama’s deficit commission was shot down; (3) The unions are warning the Democrats that they are “going to have a hard time getting members out to vote”; (4) Democrats are slowly signing onto a bill to defeat Obama’s civilian trial for terrorists, (5) Obama’s TSA nomination died before a vote; (6) Obama’s NLRB nomination died after a vote; (7) Nancy Pelosi is openly criticizing Obama’s plans for a job bill; (8) Some Democrats are openly worrying about the political effect of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts; (9) the left, in general, is openly criticizing Obama on a host of issues from the wars to his comments on Wall Street bonuses. SNIP ... Obama’s troubles are going to get worse – much worse. Obama is now open to tax increases on the middle class (”agnostic” is the word he used).