AP: Despite Passage Of Health Law, Other Accomplishments, 2011 Was Not A Good Year For President Obama
The AP reports on how, despite some major legislative accomplishments, including the health overhaul, the year of 2010 has not been as positive an experience for President Obama as he had hoped.
The Associated Press: Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
From the start, 2010 delivered a string of setbacks that built up to an electoral shellacking come November, to use the president's own word. No matter that ... sweeping health care changes at last had been enacted. ... The economic recovery was too slow. The oil gushed for too long. The health care law was too complicated. The unemployment rate too high. The political discourse too raw. The tea party too loud (Woodward and Benac, 12/21).