The Failure Of Barack Obama's Presidency
Failures Within Obama's Presidency Have Cost Him Support
Don’t let the title fool you.
Barack Obama’s presidency hasn’t been a failure but there have been failures in it.
The biggest failure of Barack Obama’s presidency has been his reluctance or his inability to see the need to tout his successes during his time in office.
Contrary to the Republican Party’s spin, President Obama has accomplished many things that have benefited this country and retrieved it from the depths of a recession that teetered as close to a depression as it could without falling into one.
Those on the right would have you to believe that the bailout of the auto industry was an unnecessary waste of money when in actuality if the auto makers had been left to their own devices they would have collapsed into bankruptcy plunging the country down the deep financial spiral with them while crushing the economy in the process.
President Obama did not tell his success story but instead allowed the Republican spin machine to define the perimeters of his biography and that was a big mistake.
job losses and job gains from 2008 through 2014
Spinning Out Of Control
The old saying that “if you tell a lie long enough people start believing it is the truth” is very true in this instance.
Republicans have been saying for five years that the policies of Barack Obama have made the economy worse.
When Barack Obama took office America was losing more than 700,000 jobs each month from the job market.
For almost four years we have been adding an average of nearly 100,000 jobs each month.
Sound worse to you?
Although there is a need to add closer to 200,000 jobs each month, adding jobs is certainly better than losing jobs but to listen to Republicans you would think we were still losing them.
Barack Obama did not do a good job of reminding Americans what the actual job numbers were.
A failure on his part.
Americans have short term memories as was evidenced by the 2010 mid-term elections in which Republicans were put back in charge of the House of Representatives.
And we have seen how that has turned out.
Obstructionism has ruled the day and the government has been in gridlock for the last three years.
Another major accomplishment of President Obama’s presidency was the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Bin Laden had been on the run from United States military forces since the 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.
He had eluded America’s search for him for nearly a decade until his death at the hands of special forces units assigned to capture or kill him.
This feat was achieved on President Obama’s watch but with little mention of it even in the light of the Republican Party’s attacks on his foreign policy decisions.
Republicans were again allowed to shape the discussion around there own talking points while leaving out the facts of the Obama administration’s foreign policy success.
Osama Bin Laden
Shine The Light
Barack Obama ran a good presidential campaign in 2008 but his public relations campaign since he has been president has been lacking.
President Obama needs to realize that telling the story of his accomplishments is not bragging or boasting it is simply relating the facts in an effort to dispel the lies.
The big mistake made by the president was that he assumed that the American public would notice what he had done not realizing, sorry to say, that a large segment of the population wasn’t even paying attention to what was going on.
In an interview on one of the major networks shortly after the 2010 mid-term elections President Obama himself admitted that he took some things for granted when he assumed the office of president.
He admitted that he did not promote his health care reform as he should have and that leaving that task to his fellow Democrats was a mistake.
But still his realization did not translate to other areas where he could have done a better job of publishing his policies.
President Obama’s problem is that he is a humble man who is not about self-promotion but what he has to understand is if he does not shape the story of his deeds others will.
And they won’t be doing it in a positive fashion.
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