From the staggering loss of jobs on Main Street, to the nation’s loss of authority abroad, and even to Scott Brown’s clarion victory in Mass., the clearest rebuke of his health-care takeover, Obama continues to bemoan all that he inherited. And it’s only going to get worse…

There is a lot to admire about Barack Obama. His message was compelling enough for me that, while I continued to support John McCain in the 2008 election, I left his campaign after the primary because I didn’t want to attack the man who was campaigning on a positive, forward-looking and optimistic message about bipartisanship and hope. A new kind of politics is what he promised. I hate to see him reverting to the politics of the past.