The Obama legacy
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gave israel more weapons and US tax dollars than any republican president.
deported more illegals than all republican presidents combined.
helped million of poor Americans to get health insurance.

should I continue?


On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:07:31 AM UTC-6, Travis wrote:
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> http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/11/the_obama_legacy.html
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> November 30, 2016
> The Obama legacy
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> By Monty Pelerin <http://www.americanthinker.com/author/monty_pelerin/>
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> Nothing sums up the Obama legacy better than this quote from Edward Luce 
> <https://www.ft.com/content/18faf0a6-b251-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1>of the 
> *Financial 
> Times*:
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> "It will be as if Mr Obama was never here."
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> Can there be a more concise judgment?
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> History will remember Barack Obama as the first black president. Beyond 
> that, what else? His attempt to transform the nation worsened economic and 
> social conditions. He transformed his own party to the point where it may 
> not survive.
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> Mr. Luce explained what will occur domestically:
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> The Obama erasure will go far deeper than undoing domestic laws, or 
> foreign deals. Mr Trump will repeal Obamacare, or alter it beyond 
> recognition. He will “keep an open mind” about whether to pull the US out 
> of the Paris agreement on climate change and quite probably blow up the 
> US-Iran nuclear deal.
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> The American people demanded the destruction of Obamaism. In order to 
> survive, the Democrat Party will disown their Pied Piper, eventually 
> abhorring his policies more than conservatives.
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> Despite his overall judgment Mr. Luce's assessment of Barack Obama is more 
> positive and gracious than mine:
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> Here was a highly intelligent leader, and a fundamentally decent one, who 
> strived to make the case for international co-operation to a world that was 
> not really listening.
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> … But the world’s attention has wandered. People are highly fearful — and 
> rightly so.
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> Such an assessment is flattering and fawning in these respects:
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>    1. The "highly intelligent leader" might be described as painfully 
>    ignorant of how the world works or a committed ideologue to a system that 
>    always fails.  Given Obama's educational opportunities, stupidity rather 
>    than ignorance seems more appropriate.
>    2. The "fundamentally decent one" routinely lied to the American 
>    people in order to pass harmful policies. He illegally utilized the 
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>    Department and the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes and 
>    engaged in cover-ups (gun-running to Mexico, Benghazi, etc.) to protect 
>    himself.
>    3. Obama's approach to governance was dictatorial. He went around 
>    Congress with Executive Orders, many of which were overturned by the 
>    courts. He famously terminated at least one discussion with: "I won, you 
>    lost."
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> If Obama is to be more than a William Henry Harrison footnote in history, 
> it will be as a result of future events.
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> *Foreign Policy*
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> Mr Luce states:
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> The global role that Mr Obama inherited — and tried, to some degree, to 
> uphold — is now in tatters.
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> If legacies can be achieved via future disasters, Mr. Obama still has a 
> chance.  His feckless, "lead from behind" foreign policy leaves the world 
> vulnerable to conflict. Like his domestic policies, most international 
> agreements were made without Congressional approval.
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> If the world unravels, Mr. Obama has the potential to become history’s 
> next Sir Edward Grey 
> <http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/a-foreign-secretarys-pyrotechnic-display-of-mixed-signals-that-sentenced-800000-british-soldiers-and-9644516.html>.
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> *Post-Presidency*
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> Obama is young for an ex-president. What he does with this time will 
> influence history’s assessment. That may not be a positive. 
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> Obama's narcissism and need for attention will make it difficult to leave 
> the stage. As a media favorite he will always have a platform. As an 
> ex-president, even a failed one, he may make positive contributions. These 
> should be welcomed.
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> If Obama’s need for the stage outweighs his positive contributions, he 
> will become a public nuisance. Past behavior suggests this should be 
> expected. Obama is likely to try and become the Community Organizer of The 
> World. History is unlikely to look kindly on such an effort.
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> *Monty Pelerin blogs on Politics, Economics and Investing at 
> www.economicnoise.com <http://www.economicnoise.com>*
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