What is Obama's Biggest Failure as President?

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  1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 6 years ago

    What is Obama's Biggest Failure as President?

    Some people have convictions that suggest all kinds of unproven things about the Obama presidency. But focusing on what Obama really did and really did not do, what is Obama's biggest failure. Certainly he did not make very good use of his capital coming out of the election--with a 70% approval rating. But what else?

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    Gusserposted 6 years ago

    Failed to close Gitmo,as promised,  failed to pass meaningful healthcare, as promised, failed to end Afganistan, as promised,  attacked Lybia, failed to cut the deficit in half as promised, failed to unite the divided country as promised, Failed to lower the sea level, as promised. Need more?

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Right, Gusser, but which one is the biggest failure, maybe the one that will cost him the election?

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      Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      His inability to tell the truth about anything.

    3. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting that you think Obama lies. I see that he's tried to do things but was unwilling to exercise the full power of the presidency to push stuff through. So we got mish mash in a legislative quagmire. Thus, in wimping out, he failed.

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      Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He had a fully Democratic Congress for the first 2 years. Yet he didn't do any of the above promises. Don't blame Congress, HE LIED.

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    eternals3ptemberposted 6 years ago

    Obama didn't try hard enough. All those things Gusser said are true, and they stemmed from a lack of tenacity. There are presidents in the past who led strong in the face of a hostile Congress; Obama didn't break, but neither did he stand up to them.

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have often thought that Obama didn't have the will to govern. I've also thought that he has not learned to exercise the full powers of the president.

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    Larry Wallposted 6 years ago

    I think President Obam's less than stellar performance is because he made the same mistakes that presidents have been making for years. They promise more than they can deliver. Obama did pass a health care bill. It is tied up in the courts. Bill Clinton could not get is health care bill or his BTU tax out of congress, but he is revered by Democrats.

    Obama did make one huge mistake. He does not have a thorn in his side. As far as I can tell there is no one in his inner circle or (use your favorite word) to tell him that he is wrong, or the data is skewed to look good for him, or the people do not want this and so on.

    When Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana the response by our Gov. Kathleen Blanco was dismal. She was not a bad governor. She could broker compromise but she was not equipped for the disaster that the state was facing. My comment is that she did not have her personal SOB on staff (hope that does not get be banned from Hub pages) who would take action, cut through the red tape and if necessary violate some law that was getting in the way. Our former governor, who was doing time in federal prison, but did server five terms, always had someone to take charge of such things. Obama does not have such a person.

  5. tipstoretireearly profile image82
    tipstoretireearlyposted 6 years ago

    He failed to establish a good working relationship with Congress.  At some point, we'll need a President who can forge compromises acceptable to both parties.

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Right. Would that be nice. But I don't know when that would be. Compromise is such a dirty word. I would expect the empire to fall before there's any of it! But then, that's what history says. The U.S. is supposed to be the exception.


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