“Obama is unlikely to be seen as a bad president overall, maybe not the black president many hoped for but definitely not a bad leader of the country as a whole.”
This is probably true in the hyper-racialized climate that he and his ilk have forced on us. But whether he really was “not a bad leader” is very debatable. What’s the standard?
Domestically, the economy is in the doldrums and millions of Americans are still out of work. Illegals and refugees have flooded in and are straining social services and law enforcement. Racial tension is at an all time high and the Democratic Party has gone full-on hate for Christians, Pro-Lifers, and Law Enforcement Officers.
We’ve had more Islamic terror attacks on our own soil than ever before. And while the total body count is lower than 9/11, it should be remembered that the 9/11 attack was planned during the previous Democrat president’s tenure and that it was only Bush’s strong response that prevented the planned second attack.
Abroad, Obama has involved us in more wars than any president before him. Our allies can’t stand him and our enemies laugh at him. He pulled our troops out of Iraq prematurely, allowing ISIS to swarm in, so now our troops are back there. They’re also STILL in Afghanistan. He has armed Muslim extremists and encouraged their predations. Then, while saying he “had Israel’s back”, he has actually stabbed Israel in said back.
The only good thing I can think of to say about his 8 years in office is that he isn’t as bad as I feared he would be back in 2008.
A FB friend said she didn’t think he was a bad man, just that he had a “different mind set from most Americans.” She pointed out that most people who meet him say he’s a really nice guy. I declined to engage on that topic, finding her remark to be so painfully naive and woefully uninformed that the only positive response I could make was to pray for her.
Bill Clinton is also reportedly very charming in person, yet he ruined numerous women’s lives, most famously Monica Lewinsky. I fully expect the Anti-Christ will be enormously charismatic, but it won’t mean he’s not a seriously bad man.
Barack Obama has lied to us over and over and over. His profligate spending has doubled the national debt and his health care plan has trashed our health insurance system and driven health professionals out of the business.
Those things alone would make him a crappy president in my view. Add in Benghazi, his use of federal agencies to seek out and destroy his political enemies, and his ridiculously expensive lifestyle while in office and I just can’t find a single good thing to say about him.
No wait. I can. He has a beautiful smile and looks really good in a suit. He also fostered the birth of the Tea Party and helped destroy the Democratic Party. Beyond that … I got nothing.