The Slate is one of those American political magazines that likes to pretend it presents and unbiased and objective view of world events. This is why for the past eight years the editorial policy has been objectively sucking Barack Obama’s cock. And why now Slate writers are still heaping praise on the inept and divisive man and the scant achievements of his failed administration.
Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.
But let’s have a look at what The Slate has to say (and better still, some of the readers comments which have Obama’s legacy sussed out far better than the author of the main article.
Obama’s Legacy Won’t Be His Political Achievements
He wanted to be a transformational president. He’ll be an inspirational one instead.
Obama has done more to damage America than any previous President. One of the worst issues is his bringing America to the brink of financial collapse with over regulations, the making illegal changes to laws, increased taxation and extraordinary increases of the costs of the “nanny” state.
Not only these issues but his constant apology tours, bowing to foreign leaders and international give – aways to Russia and Iran have destroyed America’s reputation in the world. His “leading from behind” is the best example of a failed international policy. What he should have been saying is “IF IT TO BE IT IS UP TO ME” and lead by example.
I really just don’t understand the instinct to praise Obama.
He was definitely a transformational president. He transformed a huge Democrat majority into a completely ineffective and irrelevant minority. Democrats should be very angry about that. But instead they praise him.
The GOP praises him as well, in private. Not only has he handed them the best position they have had in nearly a century, but he and Harry Reid have created tools that will make that position even stronger. They are having a very difficult time containing their glee.
@Chris Campbell If Obama was white, there is NO WAY Democrats would be heaping the kinds of adulations on him and his “legacy” that we see every day and despite all the contrary data showing what an abominable failure he/it has been. It is embarrassing, unseemly, and fundamentally RACIST — because the Left simply cannot have what they incessantly call the “First African-American President” to be (or have been) anything less than a demi-god.
Unfortunately, thanks to their completely deluded (or willfully blind) mindset, they may have also made Obama the last “African American President.”
GWB, when asked where his Presidency would rank in history wisely – for him that was huge – said that he would let history be the judge. Wherever President Obama ranks when the histories are written a generation or two from now, he may not be at the top but I am confident he will be nowhere near the bottom where Donald Trump will be competing with Richard Nixon for that spot.
In all sincerity–and this is coming from a liberal Democrat–what hope does he give us? The ACA is not a great accomplishment, even if it lasts (it protects the industry it was supposed to compete with, and people like me are stuck not being able to afford it but penalized every year for not participating in it), and it’s his only accomplishment. We can’t take hope in terrible election results for Democrats across the country paralleling his years in office, or his inabilty to get Hillary elected, or break the opposing party’s block on his SCOTUS nominations. Reagan did pretty much all of that, so we know it can be done in the modern age. We can’t take hope from his rewarding Wall Street crooks rather than opening proceedings against them, or using the internet to spy on all of us, or demonizing whistleblowers.
We thought–and maybe it was racist of us–a black man would be different. But he hasn’t been. And he’s done basically nothing for minorities in America. SCOTUS gave us gay marriage. Military intelligence took down Bin Laden.
The guy is a good looking speech maker. Are we supposed to hope for more of those?
Obama kind of mocked B Clinton as non-transformational, but he really should have learned from him. After Clinton over-reached with Hillary care and lost the Congress, he started working with Repubs, finding middle ground and got some things done. (He did have luck with the Cold War having ended, and the tech boom).
With Obama it was always strictly his way or the highway – even Dem leaders indicate he seemed too above it all to work with them – causing increased bad feelings all around, and after he lost Congress not much getting done.
Clinton wasn’t transformational, but he was a good president, and Obama wound up being neither.
“With Obama it was always strictly his way or the highway..”
You are Spot.On.
IMHO it’s a cop out to say it was Obamas race that lead to the unraveling of his legacy.
It was his abuse of executive power and marginalizing elected reps of half the country, right out of the starting gate with Obamacare.
After losing first the house, then the senate in historical blowbacks as the American people tried to reign him in, instead of the conciliatory third way approach that Clinton wisely adopted, an undeterred and yes-arrogant to the point of Shakespearean “tragic flaw”-Obama proceeded to stomp all over Article II, using every possible end run around Congress and its alleged power of the purse, to keep his agenda afloat.
From my chair I’d say the moment the reality TVideologue buffoon Trump saw his opening was just after 2014 midterms. Obama declared he had “a pen and a phone” and passed immigration reform by executive fiat, less than 2 weeks after the biggest electoral blowback since WWII, and over the vociferous objections of the new senate majority leader.
Trump is simply a Newtonian equal and opposite reaction to Obamas running roughshod over elected reps of half the country for 8 years.
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How Hope And Change became Fear And Loathing
Out Of Touch Elites Are Clueless About The Anger Of The Masses Towards Them
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