What will the period from 2008-2016 be remembered as in American History? Will this period be
remembered as a NEW DAWN in American History or will it be remembered for a HARBINGER as a worsening America? Why? Why not?
It won't be a period. The period will be from 1970s or so until whenever people pull their heads out of their bums and remind themselves what the word liberty means. The only thing which really has changed during Obama has been the increase in divisiveness, but that, in my opinion, is simply the intended continuation of the longer arc.
I think it will be remembered as a period of recovering from the worst recession since the "Great Depression", the conclusion of the two longest wars America has ever been a part of, stock market records at all time high, gas dropping below $2 a gallon for much of the country, and of course the often dreaded Obamacare.
However it will be recorded that congress passed less legislation than any other congress in history. The nation has never seen political gridlock of this magnitude. If predictions are correct that Hilary Clinton will be our next president I can't imagine things changing all that much.
Whoever wins the office of president is the figurehead for their (political party's) agenda. Odds are half the voters voted against them and therefore you're always going to have people who are unhappy.
This period will be the first time where "key performance indicators" or the usual economic statistics will not matter as much as how people (felt) during this period.
I agree with junkseller that the 1970s for those old enough to remember Vietnam, double digit inflation, odd & even days at the gas pump, Watergate, and the Iran hostage crisis make 2008-2016 look like a cake walk. Some people will always have a "short term memory" when it comes to history. Even more recently 9/11 in 2001 is far worse than anything that has occurred recently.
Obama should thank his lucky stars it didn't happen on his watch! Where as Bush got re-elected afterwards it's doubtful Obama would have been given the same latitude. If it rains it's Obama's fault! He's responsible for every bad thing that happens in this country. Everything was "perfect" before he took office or so some would have us to believe.
Eight years is not an era. It's a blip. And this particular blip will be remembered for the recovery from the second-biggest depression in American history, the further triumph of civil rights, the most useless Congress in our history, and the advent of terrible, brain-dead, horrible, cancerous 3D Michael Bay-created and -inspired movies.
America is way better off now than pre-Obama. Republicans don't wont to admit the obvious because it would ruin their chance of electing a Republican president next and it would make them look stupid. Everybody has pride. Just the recovery from one of the worse recessions in American history is enough to tell the Republicans to go away. They had no interest in fixing it. But they will probably find an underhanded way to get a Republican president in next. That's how Bush got in.
I think the image that sums up that exact era in the US is a half-starved crackhead scratching his neck and twitching while he says, "Ya'll got anymore of them episodes?".
"So yeah, that was the time when the first black president was elected... compared to what happened about 20 years later it was kinda boring."
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