I’ve been thinking about this for some time. A reader at Instapundit sent in this list where it was published.
Let’s look at the current president’s accomplishments:
* Leaving Gitmo open.
* No trials for terrorists
* 30,000-soldier surge in Afghanistan.
* Extending tax cuts.
* Re-upping the Patriot Act.
Okay, so there are a few other things not mentioned on the list, like the healthcare bill, the politicization of the Justice Department, the abandonment of the missile shield in Europe that Poland still desires. and most of all, some disastrous judicial appointments. But other things like the hoopla over the body-scanners … Do you really think that Bush wouldn’t have those installed at airports?
You have to pick your battles, and at least so far, the president’s rhetoric of change appears pretty hollow. He may talk of change (which has emboldened our enemies), but in reality … on the biggest issues of our times … he’s pretty much just an extension of the last administration.