Green Room

Year One In Numbers

posted at 3:54 pm on January 22, 2010 by


Numbers do not lie.

Well, except for when the Left gets a hold of ’em, of course.  Then they’re of about as much use as Charles Barron’s favorite explanation of “You shut up.”

Mark Knoller has compiled some great stats about Year One. Here’s a taster of how the president has frittered away an entire year:

  • 42 news conferences, against 21 for Bush.
  • 158 (!) interviews.
  • 28 fundraisers, against 6 for Bush.
  • 7 rallies, all of them on behalf of losing candidates.
  • 29 rounds of golf, against 7 for Bush.
  • And a magnificent 21 days on which Obama did not have a public or press appearance. My, how excruciating those empty days must have been for him.

Read the rest here.

What’s not included: countless attacks on President Bush, infinite utterances of “Let me be clear” and other such oratorical banalities, and zillions of dollars redistributed to anything that destroys prosperity/life/freedom.

Although I would also have included the 1,200 self-references in the first eight months of his reign, the 170 or so parties/social events hosted by the White House as of December 2009, and the tripling of the budget deficit.

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?

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“This is not settled science, just obstructionist number-baiting. Let me be clear, everyone loves me and gets tingles up their leg at the mention of my name. For I am more popular than, well, I AM HE!! (I am Barack Obama and I approved this message)


Robert17 on January 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Let me be clear, I think he should begin referring to himself in the 3rd person.

lionheart on January 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM


Greek Fire on January 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Solid B+

Techie on January 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

F. F. F.

GW_SS-Delta on January 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

lionheart – I think that he’s working his way towards the legendary third person self-referral. Only the most supremely arrogant dare use it…

Track-A-'Crat on January 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM

It could be worse.

It could be the Royal “We” next.

Techie on January 22, 2010 at 5:52 PM


becki51758 on January 22, 2010 at 6:01 PM

How many parties, dates, golf outings and vacations?

If one adds that all up, how many actual work days remain?

Just curious. He should call his broken record “Permanent Campaign”

dogsoldier on January 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Techie – Don’t give him ideas. No delusions of grandeur are too great for The One.

dogsoldier – Not too many. But no doubt Obama will excuse his own lethargy through claiming to be megasuperproductive in what time he does spend at work.

Track-A-'Crat on January 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM