One can blame him for not having done more radical things, i.e. not closing down more torture prisons and thus getting into trouble with the CIA, persecuting the criminals from the previous administration, doing more against climate change, implementing a larger stimulus program ... but it is hard to do all the sane stuff when roughly one half of the population does not want to hear anything about torture, war crimes, climate change, the merits of a public health systen (You believe that free markets are efficient? Read about adverse selection in insurance markets and take a look at how much the US spends on health services in comparison to average longevity, then some dogmas in your head might vanish and pragmatism might takeover.) and the necessity for deficit spending in a liquidity trap.
Last edited by horatio : 12-29-2009 at 08:12 AM.