100 days,100 goofs by Obama

The list of 100 Obama gaffes in this New York Post piece compiled by their crackerjack staff is actually pretty frightening. The foreign policy goofs are especially troubling since, added together, they reveal an administration drifting toward disaster in several areas.

All presidents make mistakes. That's because they are human and pratfalls are a part of the job.

But the number and seriousness of Obama errors in judgment, not to mention misstatements, lies, exaggerations, and a general inability to avoid flip flopping on a daily basis - all point to a shocking incompetence.

I can't say there has been any improvement from day 1 to 100. Either Obama's" learning curve" has little or no arc to it or he has actually regressed. About the only thing you can say is that he can still do whatever he wants - even if he mucks things up - because of his still enormous personal popularity and the fact that his huge Democratic majorities in Congress allow his agenda to pass with ease.

Here are a few of the Post's Obama goofs:

2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign.
3. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion.
4. Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!
30. Timothy Geithner nomination as Secretary of Treasury was almost torpedoed when it was discovered he had failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes. He also employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper. He was confirmed anyway.
31. . . . Not so lucky, Annette Nazareth, who was nominated for Deputy Treasury Secretary. She withdrew her name for undisclosed "personal reasons" after a monthlong probe into her taxes . . .
32. . . . or Caroline Atkinson, who withdrew as nominee for Undersecretary of International Affairs in Treasury Department, with a source blaming the long vetting process. Geithner still has a skeleton crew at Treasury, with no one qualified -- or willing -- to take jobs there.
Read all 100. I'll bet there are some that you didn't know about.

The list of 100 Obama gaffes in this New York Post piece compiled by their crackerjack staff is actually pretty frightening. The foreign policy goofs are especially troubling since, added together, they reveal an administration drifting toward disaster in several areas.

All presidents make mistakes. That's because they are human and pratfalls are a part of the job.

But the number and seriousness of Obama errors in judgment, not to mention misstatements, lies, exaggerations, and a general inability to avoid flip flopping on a daily basis - all point to a shocking incompetence.

I can't say there has been any improvement from day 1 to 100. Either Obama's" learning curve" has little or no arc to it or he has actually regressed. About the only thing you can say is that he can still do whatever he wants - even if he mucks things up - because of his still enormous personal popularity and the fact that his huge Democratic majorities in Congress allow his agenda to pass with ease.

Here are a few of the Post's Obama goofs:

2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign.
3. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion.
4. Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!
30. Timothy Geithner nomination as Secretary of Treasury was almost torpedoed when it was discovered he had failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes. He also employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper. He was confirmed anyway.
31. . . . Not so lucky, Annette Nazareth, who was nominated for Deputy Treasury Secretary. She withdrew her name for undisclosed "personal reasons" after a monthlong probe into her taxes . . .
32. . . . or Caroline Atkinson, who withdrew as nominee for Undersecretary of International Affairs in Treasury Department, with a source blaming the long vetting process. Geithner still has a skeleton crew at Treasury, with no one qualified -- or willing -- to take jobs there.
Read all 100. I'll bet there are some that you didn't know about.