Kevin McCullough
Having been the first voice in America to predict that Barack Obama would become President (doing so in December of 2006), I felt it appropriate to size up the 'O'-ministration one year since his historic election. That anniversary rolls out on Tuesday, so how does the scorecard look?

To be honest, not very good.

Over the course of the next few days, your humble correspondent will seek to roll out as broad an overview as possible of why the administration has failed on nearly every front of significance to the American voter. We will look at Economics, National Security, Civil Liberties, & Social/Moral issues.

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Economically speaking, President Obama's policies have accomplished nothing of real importance to the private sector of the American economy. In this lack of accomplishment, a string of promises has been broken. He also has advocated on behalf of policies that have taken circumstances into worse situations than when he was elected. And it is arguably believable that had he done nothing but just vote "present" as he did so often in his past, the economy might actually be in better shape.

President Obama's fundamental problem has been and continues to be the lack of job creation. He has pretended that such a thing as "jobs saved" is real, can be measured, and is actually demonstrating tremendous recovery potential in the still lackluster workplace. Given that there is no legitimate way the number of jobs saved can be counted, it needs to be understood that this tactic is a classic canard designed to throw those of us watching off the trail and to ask us to believe an unbelievable idea: that a recovery can happen without job creation.

Every President that has preceded President Obama has had to face the music on jobs. President Obama refuses to.

This is also not to say that we can't track other elements within the jobs sector to see if his policies are working. When the full-blown unemployment number is at, near, or having crossed 10%, we get one piece of the picture. But when we add in the fact that nearly double that number of Americans have settled for underemployment, and are thus unable to truly provide completely for the needs of their families, we see the fuller picture.

Two significant promises have been broken by the administration on the issue of jobs.

1. That they would prevent the unemployment number from ever breaching the 8% barrier.

2. That 90% of the new jobs created by the Economic Recovery Act (Stimulus) would be private sector-based jobs.