This analysis isn't even partisan. With a Democrat Congress -- made up of a bulletproof Demcorat Senate and a solid majority in the House, Obama has been unable to get his healthcare legislation passed. The Democrat cap and trade legislation stalled. These were key issues for the Obama White House, and Republicans could do nothing to stop them..
Given these failures, plus the weakened Democrat party (illustrated by Scott Brown's victory in solidly-blue Massachusetts,) Obama's plummeting approval rating -- a historic drop for a President's first year -- and Obama's inability to get international cooperation for any of his foreign policy plans, you can only call his first year a dismal failure....far below the "solid B+" that he gave himself.