It has been roughly one month since President Obama took the official oath of office (for the first time on the second try). Let's look at the immediate impact he has had on the United States:
On January 19th, Bush's last day in office, the DOW was at 8281. After Obama's first day in office, the DOW was at 7945 at the close of January 20th, 2009. The DOW now stands at 7289 on February 24. This is a drop of 656 points, roughly -8.25%, in Obama's term, but roughly 992 points, roughly -11.98%, since Bush left office.
Russia has begun to flex the muscles of the once dead Red Army. They paid off Kyrgyzstan to tell the United States to leave. Russia is attempting to push America out of the Middle East, not for peaceful reasons, but so Russia can regain the Soviet Union status of satellite nations.
Since coming into office, Capital Hill has passed a $787 billion economics stimulus package (heard of it?). Republicans claim that Obama did not try to get a compromise between House Republicans and Democrats. Democrats claim that Republicans were stubborn. I believe the truth to be somewhere in-between. We may never know the exact extent of it, but I believe it went like this - Obama met with Republicans in private, leaving the Democrats outside the door. Republicans thought they had something worked out, so the Democrats were informed. Everything was going smoothly until Nancy Pelosi learned something about politics, and decided that Democrats did not have to listen to what the Republicans wanted, resulting in a multi-week debate. She failed to continue to read the rest of the chapter in her politics book, which said that unless a party controls 60% of the House and Senate, both parties need to agree.
By the way, here are some nice little facts:
FACT: 32 days in office
FACT: 16 trips on Air Force One; 16 trips on Marine One
FACT: $163 billon added to the national debt
FACT: 3 people have withdrawn nominations to a cabinet office; 2 offices remain unfilled
FACT: 7 nights out
FACT: 1 trip to the Pentagon to meet with military generals
FACT: 24% disaproval rating (50% higher than the average for one month in office)
FACT: 63% approval rating (down 6% since taking office)
FACT: 58% approval rating from middle class (down from 69% since taking office)
FACT: The bill that he wanted so badly, he signed away from Washington D.C
Quick History Lesson: Ronald Reagan had the worst approval rating after one month in office at 55%. Jimmy Carter had the best approval rating after one month in office at 65%. How did these presidents turn out?
Sure, it has only been one month since Obama official become President Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America. But America, this group told you...no, we warned you of this change. At the rate the economy is going, you will have nothing but change left.