All opinions are welcome. I am interested to hear how different people view Barak Obama, as Commander-In-Chief.
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You know, Elizabeth, Obama's huge ego and possible pathological narcissism is the one thing that Always comes to my mind whenever I hear his voice. Thank you for adding snippets of his speeches for us to view. They tell all. Great observations!
The thanks belongs to you, for also reminding us of his dictatorial stance. The man is a phony, and that's putting it mildly.
Find me a Politician (especially POTUS) who isn't Narcissistic & I'll find U a Dead Politician. OK girls, Find me a MAN who doesn't think he's God....please?? Just one. I'll PAY you!! LOL Paula
Paula, I do not put all politicians in the same line-up as Obama. That is where you and I disagree. As for the other thing you mentioned, well, I don't know quite what to say. I imagine men wonder the same thing sometimes. ;)
Doubt Paula lumps people together,she uses hyperbole to make point&she uses it well.What she says seems to be the rule&r always exceptions to the rule.
But why would Dems mourn BO?He handed all three branches to the Republicans in 8 years!
Paula, I'm a man and I don't think I'm God - not usually at least. If I did think myself to be God, I'd have competition from my cat.
Yves...just my twisted sense of humor combined w/ my gift of sarcasm. I really do admire & respect a "few" politicians. Oh, & men too! LOL.~~DTMB, UR hired as my defense attorney4 my next criminal trial!~~Hxprof..tell UR cat, MY CAT is God! L
LOL you do crack me up. I require a retainer btw. Oh and we'll have to postpone the trial until I pass the bar. From the politicians I know who are all lawyers that bar must be set pretty low.
DTMB..Yes, please "pass the bar." In fact, I think U should pass ALL. the bars! I don't want U showing up drunk 4 my trial. Bad enough my surgeon had 3 martinis B4 performing my brain surgery.
& jot that down as evidence in my defense!
Elizabeth, First let me comment on your writing. Well written, but be honest - Your last paragraph describes Donald Trump to a T.
Interestingly these appraisals, both the negatives and the positives, pretty well sum up what former president Obama's legacy will be. some Hubber could do a wonderful summation of these.
Demas, Jack Lee said he has written a hub about this, and I'm sure others. All I know is that I won't miss Obama's lofty, arrogant and ultimately, meaningless speeches. I prefer a plain talker who gets things done.
Very good analysis in deed. Only thing is politics will remain like that - following your party man !
Obama will be known for his failed Obamacare policy. It will be repealed this year.
He will also be known for the foodstamp president.
He will be known for taking race relations back 2 steps. And for the death of many police officers...
Why would he be known for the death of many police officers? Police deaths have dropped sharply since the 1980s: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/0...
His comments after a police incident causes division by race and the rise of BLM movement. This year along, a 63% rise in police deaths. Race relations is at a 30 year low. Shall I go on...
He'll be known primarily for singlehandedly delivering all three branches of the federal government and the vast majority of Governorships and state ;legislatures to the Republicans, or should I say to We The People.No more commie Zcars
President Obama will be known for leaving office with an approval rating twice that of his predecessor President GW Bush. Bush handed an economy that was falling apart. Obama is handing Trump an economy with one of the longest growth streaks ever.
Bush was bad he got us into wars, and the country tanked, but Obama more than doubled the debt he got from Bush, and without the war and the economic meltdown. And now since the election he has been mucking up the country even further.
Thank you for this, John.
Sue, John's comment does not portray the truth. Why would you thank him for comments he cannot back up with actual facts. This is the problem with many Americsns. They let their feelings override the need for critical thinking & verifiable data.
"He will also go down in history as one of the bravest Presidents..." A joke right? Far more men have accomplished far greater things in that seat, during periods of far worse distress. Obama is a shameless ideologue, and a failed one at that.
..out loud, always good for a good laugh but they will never believe it and that is even funnier.
Indexer...Obama's failings were his. As adults, we must accept responsibility for our actions or lack thereof. Your gleanings on Barak Hussein Obama are inaccurate.
Attacking the person and not the argument is always a sign of weakness, Paula. People outside of the 'good ole USA' do "have a clue." That's one of their reasons their countries aren't in such a mess.
Tom so what is your argument. Even the British PM likes Trump. We live here, so we know how bad Obamacare is. Not that the British or Canadian healthcare is good. It is more like the US Veterans healthcare.
Mr.TOM... U C, I am FREE to speak my mind however I choose. I've seen enough of his unintelligent comments! Me "weak??" LOL!! Read my 4-part life series, then I'll LET U apologize 2 me! Never make statements u know nothing about & can't prove!
Excuse us,but R U saying "other" countries R better than the USA Bcuz they learn from our errors?LOL. according 2 U, that makes Indexer's comment even MORE ludicrous! U just shot URself in the foot.U can preach if it makes U happy, BUT NOT TO ME!
He is blamed for not confronting the "red line" in Syria. People conveniently forget he went to Congress for support and didn't get it.
And John, I apologize for the comments that follow. This is what we are in for in the US for the next 4 years.
Going to congress and not getting what you ask for is not an excuse it is a failure. Who failed in Libya, Benghazi, Iraq,Afghanistan, Iran and ISIL. Having to make excuses for Obama's failures is not success it is failure.
I've lost track of Obama's red lines. The truth is that Obama got queasy. He had changed his mind prior to going to Congress.
He found a way to weasel out. 400,000 dead.
Savvy, wasting your time on Cochran - she spreads more fake news on HP than the msm does.
Prez Obama Take heed! There R a few here who seem 2 think U "walk on water". ."christ-like"..."distinguished"..."charismatic" Wow, huh? Looks like we've found U the perfect place 2 live.U can choose ~ England or Australia! Need help packing?
Sigh. If only...
What on earth happened to my 1st. reply to this comment by J. Welford?
Beats me, Paula. When I delete comments, which is rarely, I let the person know what I have done and why.
Strange...but then, a lot of weird things happen at HP!!.
UGH! Don't know where U live, but I am currently being snowed in & under! Blinding blizzard! Can't see even a ft. out my windows! Help! I need Sgt. Preston of the YUKON!! 4 ft.of snow!
Haha, climate change strikes again...
An Excellent, comprehensive list, Ralph. Each paragraph gives us relevant information regarding the before and after, as well as the consequences Americans are suffering due to the wrong & even unethical actions of BHO. Thank you.
I don't agree necessarily, but very well thought out and argued.
8. Solely due to his failed presidency,in a short 8 yrs Democrats went from controlling 2 branches of the federal gov't to losing all 3 branches & the vast majority of state gov'r ships & legislatures to the Republicans.A JOB WELL DONE!
WRONG?Leslie we all have your number stop making things up.The Republicans now control congress,the presidency&will put a constitutionalist on the SC.No longer 4to4.State governors&legislatures overwhelmingly Republican now.Thanks to Obama
thanks to dirty tricks! n carolina isnt even considered a democracy with their suppression of black voters. re-districting and simply taking power, as shneider did in mi.dems get more votes, they dont get seats. this is not of the people. its rigged
Per usual, my man Ralph knows what's up
Amen, Annette. Although I didn't vote for him because he was too far left, I was more than willing to keep an open mind. But like you said, he did not keep his promises & although he won huge amounts of white votes, he played victim & caused
Welcome to HP Annette, what you say is so true and I'm so glad you are discerning enough to notice. Some around here aren't.
Thank you for a most eloquent comment, Taze. I'm with you regarding the importance of a good legacy; I cannot imagine that Obama's may be considered good by any stretch of the imagination. My opinion. I see yours is similar. ;)
So many people love Obama that they will approve everything he does. Granted, they also have the same mindset. I've seen children cry because his term is almost up.
Children? When I was a child i didn't even know who the president was nor did i care - neither did any of the other kids I played with. Why has that changed? Parents, teachers, even the media are brainwashing the children.
I do not think Obama has done so badly, but surely every person has his own individual opinion.
Opinions solely based on emotion are meaningless wouldn't you agree? Do you have any facts that support our opinion?
That's got to be the longest non-answer I've heard in years.
Attributing the 20 Trillion to Obama alone is disingenuous.
The truth will be far less partisan. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/obama...
Hi Bob, I hope you are correct about how his legacy is remembered. The one thing I will remember about him is his arrogance and cowardice.
What facts? Did Obama bring down the Berlin Wall, Did Obama end the Vietnam War? Obama allowed ISIL, Libya, Benghazi, Syria, Iran, Allow HRC to have a private email server that contained US Classified Info, allow her to avoid prosecurtion
Brad, why are you discussing facts with you know who - facts mean nothing to her. She should listen to Bob who knows exactly what the truth is and he laid it out - still she makes up stuff, living in a dream world, it's so obvious.
One New Years Resolution gone on the first day.
lol I know, so hard to listen to nonsense without saying something.
bradmasterOCcal - Nixon extended the Viet Nam war by interfering with 1968 peace talks. He ended it years later with many more people from the US and the Viet Nam region dad. Much worse than Benghazi or any other thing conservatives rage about.
Yes, Ralph surely does know what he speaks of. I would suggest he spend an educational week with Leslie, but one of them would not survive....and I love Ralph. I would miss him.
John, so you are going to take the heat off of LBJ who escalated the war in the first place,and putting over 600,000 military in a war that the congress and the American people lost. Yes, the same whiners we see today from the left, lost the war.
Chris, a balanced argument. I love your comment. Thank you stating that BHO had the perfect opportunity to unify. After all, he won. Most did not care about his color. Instead, he deliberately divided this nation. I truly despise him for that.
Goes to show you how out of touch with reality Democrats r.Obama controlled congress when he took office.If they pursued legitimate policies instead of forcing frauds on America Dems would rule forever."Ucan fool all the people some of ..."
Ha! We definitely get the gist. You packed a lot of information in a small space. Impressive talent you've got there, Doug. ;)
The tip of that iceberg for sure,we just don't know what else is lying unrevealed under the water.Probably 90% of the corruption & incompetence that we see in the tip of this iceberg is lying there waiting to be discovered as it melts away.
Thank you for a thoughtful answer regarding the actual question. I agree that Trump has zero issues with LGBT. Truly.
You are more generous toward Obama than I would ever be (I despise his arrogance & hypocrisy) but I do appreciate your comment.
Hi Sharon....I have to agree with you on the "catch up" thing. Unfortunately, it will be Trump's problem to undo the bureaucratic mess, and that will take quite a lot of time. BHO has made sure of that.
best part is making sure no one can drill in the arctic and atlantic anymore...saving our planet, thank you obama. sorry putin/tillerson. no $500 billion oil deal orchestrated by dumpy trump.
None of that saves the planet from anything.It actually raises the price of oil&provides more money to enemies like Iran, Russia & ISIS who get their money from oil.Obama turned his back on Christians&Muslims around the world,gave us ISIS
Understand - the pundits, media and historian will determine his legacy once he is out of office. I heard Obama speak before he became president, after the speech people of all races were impressed , and ask that he run for president.
Sharon, I agree. A legacy by definition is long lasting. It is not a trait such as a person's looks or eloquence... It is real policies that has long lasting effects on our country and citizens for years to come. BHO missed a great opportunity...
I hate that we had to pay for his vacations because he did not have the balls to call Senators on the phone to effect real legislation. Nevertheless, what do you mean by 'the final one at 3.5 million? What is the 'final one?'
This last one to Hawaii.
Wow! That is a lot of money. Will you give us a link? 3.5 million for a (how long) Xmas vacation is relevant...
Links take up huge amounts of space not allowed here. Google ABC News, Andrew Malcolm's Investor's Business Daily Politics on Obama Vacation Costs Uncovered, and Judicial Watch's reports on the travel costs for a progressive look at the topic.
given what he has done, I would be glad to pay for his vacation all 8 years... haha
Thank you for the sources, RTalloni.
Lately, releasing notorious terrorists from Guantanamo takes staggering to a new level. There aren't decent words for such actions so it's difficult to say how the legacy can be recorded. The consequences are expected to be telling, however.
Tim, I couldn't disagree with you more, but I respect your passion in speaking about Obama as you view him. I could counter everything you have said, but I believe most commentors here have already done so. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Sue. Welcome and thank you for commenting. I will say that 'Go high instead of low' is a nice phrase. I could provide you with numerous examples of how that statement was nothing more than words. Your articles look interesting. I plan to visit.
Sue, you seem like a nice person and I get where you are coming from. However, for a lot of us on the right, it was not about hate but about his policies that we oject to. The small minority that chose to use personal attacks is not who we are...
Thanks, Jack. Furthermore, it isn't Republicans who are committing all of these recent hate crimes.
Mike, thanks for commenting. I'm not aware of any past president who is responsible for 4.8 million refugees from one country alone & 400,000. dead, without even going to war. Half of America has already forgotten, so maybe you have a point.
His legacy will be built on sound bites and easy to digest ideas not the truth. FDR is remembered for ending the depression and winning the war not all the things he did that where unconstitutional. History is messy and often dumbed down.
FDR may be remembered for ending the depression and winning the war but that actually isn't the truth either http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304024... You are right though, liberals rewrite history.
Thank you that is actually my point. I would say the whole trying to add S Court judges to overturn results was the worst of it. Trying to rewrite the Constitution when it didn't go his way. History is not always the truth.
Mike, Good point about remembering sounds bites, which may be fraught with inaccuracies. The liberal media, as you well know, has largely ignored his insidious activity and promoted a much different narrative. (Unfortunately, many fall for it.)
Then it comes to what people believe perception is reality. When the media provides the perception then they can shape the reality.
Yes. That is where critical thinking comes in. Another good point, Mike.
"Responsible for 4.8 million refugees and 400,000 dead." You do know most of ISIS is made up of remnants of Saddam's (mostly Sunni) forces. They joined ISIS in the aftermath of Bush's debacle Take off the mask Sean Hannity your not fooling anyone.
Most legacies are built on broad themes not details or truth. The details of his presidency are too fresh (still Pres as of this post) for a real (as if any of them are real) accounting of his time in office.
Justin...It is true that Obama created a vacuum in which Isis could insert itself. Besides that, what is your point?
Ralph, thank you for contributing to this question. Your topic gives us more information. I have seen articles on this topic. May I ask you to submit a link you find most accurate? I would be most appreciative.
Here is the link I like, BBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR7aIzII5LU
Fascinating. I encourage all to listen to this interview. In essence, Obama has withdrawn the right to due process for any American, as he sees fit. The power of a life is held in the hand of one man. A dictator's dream. Thanks for the clip, Ralph!
Yes, Obummer did this - thanks for the reminder Ralph. We need to remember this next time our defense budget comes up for discussion in Congress. Detention of US citizens must be removed from the NDAA; Senators and Reps need to be held accountable.
While I don't agree with the act, what excludes US citizens from being treated the same way as people from other countries are treated by the USA?
Not accurate. See 5th & 6th amendments. That video, Tess, is of some guy screaming about the US. Not relevant.
And yet he is referred to by some as "the greatest president." Sharon, it boggles the mind.
This is true but generations of liberal indoctrination in our schools have muddied the waters.
I agree. George Washington University lately decided that History majors are not required to study US History. (Apparently, it offends the sensibilities of some) How dumb is that?
How about this a while ago -
Good link, Jack. I'm almost surprised Huffington Post printed the story. You know things are bad when a kid is not allowed to pass out copies of the Constitution. Disgusting.
Jack Lee - Strange that the Huffington Post of all places would reveal the excesses of the totalitarian left, when they support them.
Canonized? What? Asif, I welcome all comments, whether I agree with them or not. Great men are first great leaders. Obama could never bring himself to reach across the aisle. Ever. A great man doesn't whine about his hand. Rather, he rises above.
No no, you got me wrong. I was being sarcastic (I thought I was) I was trying to say that being the President of the US is kind of a big deal. All of them are already in the history books whether we like it or not. So Obama will also be remembered...
Well now Asif, our new friend..As Queen of Sarcasm, I must say, ya could-a fooled me too! Amazing. It usually doesn't get past me.OK, we forgive U this time.& now we're on 2 U !!
I promise, U will never need 2 wonder if I'm being sarcastic! LOL
Paula — now you're just being fluent in sarcasm...: )
Asif u make the point the Clintonistas made after 911.They lamented that if only 911 happened on Bill Clinton's watch it would have given him the chance to be great.How's that for narcissism of Bill who said he had a chance to kill BLaden?
Bill/Obama's—self-centeredness comes from their failures to distinguish themselves from external features of political sphere disarray. Bill had personal & Obama had professional grandiosities. But Bill was ok, to a moderate extent, professionall
Actually, it was tried on WTC during Bill Clinton's watch. he failed to get Osama and 2nd time it worked. He had the chance to take him out and decided against it.
@bradmasterOCcal — true!
"first back president" Does that refer to turning his back on America's future or stabbing America in the back? Or did you mean to say half black president?
She meant to say 'black.' Be nice.
Whatever you perceive him as, most of us see him as African-American. Achievements as Obama winning the presidency simply counts as an achievement for black America. Do you remember Clarence Thomas?
Is this the Clarence Thomas - Supreme Court justice that was left out of the Black History Museum that opened recently in Washington DC? It is funny how politics trumps everything these days. Winning the Nobel Peace prize without doing anything???
Why is Obama being elected an achievement for black America? He has done nothing for blacks whose contemporary plights are now worse than ever. You know being half black he could have been born white, so how is his color an achievement?
Good question. I'm a minority, too and I don't view the world that way.
I know,to make raceTHEreason for an achievement is actually racist.Remember what MLK said?"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin,but by the content of their character."
Lying like BO=lack of character
My beef? They don't see BHO's contempt for the working man. Obama, for whatever strange reason, thinks he knows more than the guy who has to scratch for a living. Obama, Hillary, Al Gore, Biden, all lie to those they claim to serve. Disgusting!
Watch it Savvy, you know all of those you just mentioned will tell you it is the beef that are causing global warming, you don't want to call them "my beef" :-) Yeah, you are so right, they have all lived in the bubble their whole lives
obama was raised by grandparents and a single mom.he had to scratch.unlike trump, who was given a fortune and still screwed it up.yeah, lets give him keys to the country. his supporters will regret it before we do. they rely on the gubmint he'll gut
False. Obama was the son of privilege. Sotero came from a well-to-do family. Mom shipped Barry to the grandparents who had good jobs & lived in good neighborhoods. He traveled often, went to private schools & then college. BO's grades? Not so
well, if thats the case, doesnt the same apply to trump? trump was just as privileged as obama. what does he know about having to scratch for a living?
I'd preferably be colourblind than isolated mankind in light of the skin shading.
Speculatively Martin Luther King jr. was the real "Black" President (Leader) for US since he made a distinction regardless of having a much darker skin than you or me.
Leslie, the typical liberal. Just make things up as you go, Or mindlessly repeat left wing talking points which are always lies.
Yes. the Clarence Thomas, supreme court judge. Do you know of Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. Du Bois? Du Bois founded the NAACP which still exists. Garvey founded the UNIA which is not as popular today as the NAACP. The legacy of Garvey still exists..
Have not heard of Marcus Garvey, but will look him up. He is before my time. I am a fan of MLK and his approach of non violence protest. He would teach BLM a lesson today.
Hello Predispor....I always admire those from other lands who do their best to write in English. I can't be easy, at first. And yes, Obama has created greater division in this country, beyond a doubt. Your last sentence is quite interesting.
Hi Phoenix....I had not heard of "kill lists," but I will be sure to look it up. Sounds insidious!
Hi Phoenix! My understanding is that this kill list has existed for some time....correct me if I'm missing something. And carrying out executions from this list....really?
Previous to Obamacare, some states had good health care for the poor. We will see what happens, but increased premiums, huge fines, etc. is not effective healthcare. Even the NY Times agrees.
Obamacare could have been replaced by eliminating pre existing conditions, and extending the age of children that the parents insurance would still cover. Obamacare gave ins companies mandatory customer, didn't set the caps to make it affordable
All Obummercare did for Americans was place a burden upon everyone to buy insurance, whether they want it or not - and it's expensive. That's hardly rocking the hegemony....
Mr. Tom..I C where U state in a Hub, it is vital 2 KNOW who we R & R Not. Prime info for U: U R definitely NOT my Dad, my mentor, nor Life Coach! I don't need nor want UR 2 cents as 2 how to reply to some moronic comment. Hope that's clear.
Paula, you probably know how I feel about getting advice from New Age folks who do not follow their own advice. I understand. ;)
It's rather scary how well we DO understand one another, on most issues! Often, I've not bothered to comment because you've already said what I was thinking!! :)
Oh dear, it appears you drank the Kool-aid!
Had he provided a decent example of "much smaller countries" with much better health care, maybe we would have taken him seriously. But throwing "stuff" out & hoping it sticks is not valid information.
Obamacare violates basic economic principles. Because of this, it never really had the potential to reduce the costs of healthcare.
funny, it did that. and any good measures were deliberately blocked by people like rubio, to make sure it would fail. but it survived anyway. peoples lives have been saved. that alone is worth more than any bank account of any insurance company ceo
Jen, there is no question that ObamaCare has failed. The good news is that Trump is cognizant of this. It will take some time to undo all of Obama's damage, but I believe there is a chance that things will improve for the better within 4 years.
obamacare has saved lives. even one would have been worth it. if we go back to dying for lack of money, the wrath of god herself will be upon this republican regime.
Leslie, for once, try to keep it real. Everyone knows you have no interest in God or the wrath of God. If you cannot add anything relevant or substantial to the conversation, then kindly bow out, take care of your child, and stop posting nonsense.
i will quote the person you claim to worship and adore:
"those who be without sin may cast the first stone"
this applies to hubpages so much, as to be EPIC
'worship & adore" are not words I have used or tend to use. That would be Norine. That being said, I have the greatest respect for Jesus Christ. Am I a Sunday school Christian? Obviously not. Yes, I believe in God. Yes, I defend Jesus.
Wow, Leslie, to quote from the Bible from an atheist, I am impressed. The Bible is the word of God and it has wisdom beyond all ages. Those who read it and abide by it, will be blessed.
who said i was an atheist?i just dont follow the awful christianity revealed here. because if you respect someone,you try to abide in what they say.and i can honestly say if somone asked me the trait of so-called xtians here, it would be meaness.
I don't like to generalize but as a group, I found HP to be quite reasonable and open to debate. There are a few who engages in name calling but in general, most are respectful even when they disagree. There are many on the left who are unhinged...
Dollies.....one cannot help but wonder why he has catered to Iran and given them a seat at the UN table.
I am not so sure. It seems Trump is doing a pretty good job in one week of reversing the downhill slide...That is the beauty of our democracy. No one President can ruin us.
It may take some time for Trump to unravel the plethora of tangled red tape, but he is wasting no time in undoing Obama's damage. There may be some things that will take more than four years, like O's expanding protection for areas unnecessarily.
Good points, and we should have a vetting process for the US pres to make sure they are first eligible to run under the constitution, and second that they can pass the requirement to get a top secret clearance.
I thought NBS stood for natural born spitters. Anyway, I thought to be a natural born citizen you only needed 1 parent to be a citizen and you could be born anywhere. Where's evidence otherwise?
Taze, I thought it was one parent. That being said, the point of Article II, the Natural Born clause, was ratified to ensure that anyone running for US President would have a “natural, undivided allegiance” to the United States.
Larry, most Americans do not face realty that the Indians were here before Columbus, and prefer to quote that America was founded on Christianity & Christ's principles. Protesters in New York say Trump & his wife are not their White house te
Good answer. It was as if he was removed from the whole process of governing. So strange.
Interesting comment, Xavier. You brought up some things (like drones) that no one else had, and ....assassinations. As we speak, Trump is undoing Obama's executive orders, one by one. Obama's Legacy was his pen. Now even that is being eradicated.
You understand how our Constitution works, separation of power, 3 branches... Obama was a Constitution law professor and knew better. He chose to use his pen instead of working with Congress to pass meaningful legislation. He failed as a leader...
he used his pen becaue of insurrection by congress. now your hero is using his pen to erase 8 years that the majority of us voted for. we are ruled by 20.7%. it wont hold. cali paid 1 bil to fed gvt, and their 4million votes didnt count.we are change
No. Obama didn't even bother trying to work with Congress approximately 80% of the time. He made himself a King, and ignored Congress altogether. Probably it interfered with his golf game. The problem with Executive orders is that they can be undone.
One of the key things that Trump will bring into the Obama Congressional void is because he is an outsider to politics he can cross the aisle. long as there is an aisle there is a void. Trump to accomplish his goals, a bridge is necessary
What I do know is in the business world, Trump knew how to engage people. That is a huge positive. So let's see. Obama simply did not have the talent to build bridges. None whatsoever. That is why we have this great division. He was not a leader.
In President Obama's mind he has succeeded beautifully. He has accomplished what he wanted to do by executive action if not by law...
He brought America down a notch. He apologized to the world for our sins. He wanted a one world order UN.
Yes, and in his own mind (and only in his mind) Jimmy Carter was the greatest President of the twentieth century .
One other person here answered that Obama is a great guy, but a bad President. Honestly, I have no idea what that means, or if that is even possible. Someone, please enlighten me. Is this just a way to be politically correct? I don't get it.
Savvy, I once was joined at the hip with a great gunnery sergeant. He was a great guy. But he failed to lead well and so men died. You are a great person but fail to grasp the difference between being a great person and a great leader.
Lol. I doubt that you think of me as 'great.' In any event, Eric, I would imagine Obama is fun to play golf with. I will assume you are using the word 'great' loosely, as in a fun or cool person to hang out with.
Lol, yes that is exactly what I meant by "great". Like you said golf would be fun as I am sure he would let you cheat, as long as you let him. But I also love the phrase "rules are made to be broken". Sorry but he could not babysit my children alone.
I guess it depends on your world view, you can see it as half full or half empty. On every point you mention, except getting Bin Laden, I can counter with how terrible a job President Obama did...
wow, did you read the question? in the 8 years of Obama, that is what you consider his legacy and greatest achievement...I tip my hat to you.
Jameia, welcome here on HubPages. I see you are new. Be prepared for civil debate and various opinions.
Jameia, it wasn't kind when he fired the Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had embezzled government funds, & when he had the Secret Service visit a decent citizen who had (legally) criticized his policies online. The list goes
Sounds like a conspiracy theory; nevertheless, Obama has been greatly influenced by Communism from his grandparents beliefs, as well as the teachings of his Muslim father & stepfather.
One more important legacy - the total destruction of the Democratic Party. Under 8 years of Obama, The DNC has lost the Senate, the House majority, and many State houses and State Governorships...
The liberal media has convinced you that Trump is against LGBTQ. He is not. It is too bad, Jolee, that you are not better informed. Nevertheless, thanks for chiming in.
&soon the Supreme Court.All thanks to Obama.O,Yeah the Democrats still love him?Wait 8 years & they see what the SC looks like.Republicans owe him a debt of gratitude for driving the whole country&all branches of fed. gov't to the right!
I think the trend towards the Republicans was occurring in many states long before Obama was elected, especially southern states. The House of Representatives has been gerrymandered to favor Republicans by additional states under Republican control.
It couldn't possibly be because the country has been floundering for the last 8 yrs?
Perhaps, but looking at long term trends, it appears to be more of an extension of the trends going back 50 years, especially in the once solidly Democractic south. It may have reached its near-term peak with this election. Only time will tell.
John, you seriously expect us to believe that? A 50 year trend? What part of, regular people got tired of getting the shaft from Democrats, don't you understand? Quite a lot, apparently.
Honest anslysis shows he is just parroting left wing talking points - he really has no thought of his own.
A few others here, who are from other countries, also seem to feel favorably toward him. Keep in mind that media is biased in his favor. Others of us see the exact opposite of what you have described. Thanks for dropping by, Chell Pro.
Dear Body, 'He doesn't need anything else.' Is that supposed to be a serious statment? You honestly believe all that is required of him is his color? Wow. Apparently, Obama shared your feelings, since he did nothing to make America stronger.
Aryan...Can you share with us what you're smoking?
Jack, You have made an important distinction. Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate it. Technically, my explanation is incorrect, even though I am also interested in how he is viewed in a military context.
generally he is viewed dis-favorably by the majority in the ranks. The harm he has caused to the military will take decades, if ever, to wring out of the system. Focusing much more on being politically correct instead of winning wars is not good.
Thanks, Jack. Not hard to imagine that any part-time liberal adjunct professor would have any clue how to win a war or be particularly favored by anyone who has literally fought for his country.
A comprehensive list, Demas. Everything you stated is accounted for---in print. There is no denying these facts. Also, as others here have mentioned, Obama had deliberately turned his back on Israel, in favor of Hamas, a terrorist organization.
anyone with a shred of decency would turn their back on what israel is doing. and how come you dont mind that they "murder babies in the womb"? and u hate on american women for it?
Nobody has brought up that topic. Furthermore, HP disapproves, as outlined in the Terms of Service. But yes, Israel is a democracy. They are also secular/liberal on some issues. I would think you would be fine with that.
Compare Israel against real terrorism from Palestine, and the rest of the terrorist, mostly Muslims. Which do you prefer Leslie?
The only way some people care, is if they experience in-their-face-terrorism, on their land, in their homes or at a beloved family member. Otherwise, it is a non-issue for them.
Rennie, you must be from another country. Obama has made race relations worse. He has played race politics.
I changed my mind, Obama's legacy wil be this -
i agree with you 100% rennie. he is just a kind, happy, caring person. he took a lot of abuse, never gave it back. he will be missed, and his legacy wont be destroyed.
Saorise (BTW, pretty name) I know one thing---Trumps picks for his cabinet seem Very Pro-American to me----not so much with BHO's team.
Thank you, Jack. Feel free to read one of my hubs as well. ;)
Here is another one I wrote this weekend -
That's why many call him "The Commander & Speech" , "Podium & Chief "or "Teleprompter & Chief " So if true maybe we should remember his speech writers rather than the man himself?
No....Bcuz no matter how great any speech....It's ALL in the personality, attractiveness & talent of delivery. Some got it...some don't. Obama has it, no doubt. At State Dinners too! He was more charismatic than entertainment Pros!
Using that logic then we should just elect an actor. Martin Sheen made a convincing Pres charismatic and entertaining. Or maybe Kevin Spacey?
youve done one better: youve elected a reality tv star!
I would prefer Martin Sheen or more importantly Jed Bartlett. There is very little reality in reality TV. Congress and the Senate are reality stars for the TV news. Just as fake.
Paula, I think it has to do with syntax, which causes some words to be more pronounced. If only he had decided to be a poet instead of a politician. The world would have been better off.
well, trumps amazing isnt he? you heard him the other day,"youre fired"....omg, the sheer poetry!!!
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