Sunday, November 13, 2016

What Will Be President Obama's Legacy?

A victory for Donald J. Trump means President Obama’s vision of transformation may not survive his administration. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times

New York Times: Obama’s Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History

As he raced across the country before the election, President Obama warned supporters about the stakes. “All the progress we’ve made over these last eight years,” he said, “goes out the window if we don’t win this election.”

Hillary Clinton, his anointed successor, did not win, and so now Mr. Obama will find out whether his prediction was just campaign hyperbole or if his legacy really has just gone out the window. Not only are specific initiatives like his health care and climate change programs at risk, but so, too, is the broader vision Mr. Obama articulated for America.

Suddenly, the progressive, post-racial, bridge-building society he promised has given way to an angry, jeering, us-against-them nation to be led by a new president who relishes reality-show name-calling with racial overtones. In none of Mr. Obama’s worst-case scenarios when he came to office was this the way he imagined leaving.

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WNU Editor: The devastation of the U.S. Middle Class. Obamacare disappointment. The loss of political power for the Democrat Party on the national, state, and local scenes. A new Cold War with Russia. Being involved in about 35 conflicts around the world. The list is long .... and I doubt that future historians will be kind. But he is America's first black President .... and he will be remembered for that.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That will be his legacy the first black president,no more be said probably unless It's negative

fred lapides said...

He will be remembered as one who tried but whose efforts were undone and later made over of necessity, ie Health care, iran deal, climate control...but the Supreme Court will not be what he wanted and not what followed. His brains and graciousness will be noted. His wife may well be a candidate for office down the pike (ps: infrastructure needs fixing or a faulty pike for all)

War News Updates Editor said...

Agreed Fred.

TWN said...

A foot Note in History "America's First Black President", that's all he be remembered for.

Anonymous said...

***The first Mixed raced President...

RRH said...

The first U.S. President of African decent who was greeted by Muammar Gaddafi as a "son of Africa" and proceeded to destroy the country with Africa's highest standard of living ans murder its leader.

Anonymous said...

Obama's legacy is failure, decline and treason.

fred lapides said...

Treason? A rather harsh or deplorable statement from a coward who is girlie boy and afraid to use his (or her) name.