Guns to Mexican drug cartels, IRS witch hunts against those who oppose him, Benghazi, the Obamacare fiasco, drones killing thousands of innocent people, ruling by decree, an economy in the toilet, the NSA spying on everyone on the planet, being wrong on every major issue,... Worst president ever? Maybe. Definitely in the running.
So it is Jan 27, 2014.
Looking back at the goals for 2013 by Mr. Obama, you will find that none of them were met.
Do the research yourself, but I'm just saying.
And some of his "crowning achievements" are just a matter of position.
Any other president would have done the same thing given the opportunity.
Yes, but mediocre in the sense that he has not made any BIG decisions. Like blowing up another country. "Blowing up stuff" cost us a trillion dollar debit in Iraq. The previous president built up a deficit that this president has to make up for. Simple accounting. Glamourous? Nope. But mediocre & effective.
He is not the strongest man in the US. US president must be. There are lot of people stronger than him. That is not good. When this happens, people's interest is always in second place. That powerful people's interests are the first thing in agenda. That is mediocrity. Poor Obama.
Obama just isn't up to scratch compared with our past executive leaders. In reality, one of the main reasons he was elected twice was because people of african american descent were for a president of "their type", homosexual people wanted someone who would legalize their form of marriage, and many unemployed freeloaders wanted a way to get easy cash. He somehow earned a Nobel Peace Prize, a highly sought award, after bombing multiple middle east countries. Yet, people still support our LESS than mediocre president.
His stimulus package helped reduce our unemployment and created many jobs. Our unemployment rate is down from 9% to 7%, almost 6%, and that's a pretty great improvement.
He signed in one of the very few hate crime laws for the LGBT community and took an active stance in support of marriage equality. He repealed DADT, which prevented LGBT troops from serving openly.
Obama wants to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan and already did in Iraq.
His ACA bill expanded health care for children, the elderly, and the unisured.
Lastly, he did away with Osam Bin Laden. What more can you ask?
Barack Obama, I think, will go down in history as an "above average" president for his achievements. First of all, Obama passed the ACA which also carries his name in its more popular informal title, Obamacare. That achievement alone should make him more notable in American history. Obama also signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur the economy during the recession. Only weeks after the act went into effect unemployment started to subside significantly. One year after the act was signed the private sector started to make more jobs than it was losing essentially ending the recession. Obama also signed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 to reform Wall Street to avoid another recession that was primarily caused by the financial sector.
Another achievement made by Obama that I think was brilliant was his recapitalization of the banks. In the midst of financial crisis, Obama approved a Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. He got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government. That takes skill and financial guts!
Another act that may not Obama may not get as much notoriety about than he should is the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act. This act which allows the Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover health care for 4 million more children and it is paid for by a tax increase on tobacco products. He also created an additional $4.35 billion stimulus for competitive grants to reward states for educational reform.
There are many other achievements he made and some of which may be relatively mediocre for a president. I highlighted some of his greatest and mostly likely memorable achievements.
You can read more on: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php?page=all
I supported President (then-Senator) Obama in 2008, and I've been very disappointed. He failed. I sure as hell wouldn't support Romney, but Obama has done nothing other than kill Bin Laden and pass Obamacare. He's allowed PRISM spying to continue which is an affront to liberty. He's hardly the liberal he said he was. (I'm a far left Progressive, by the way.)
I never will understand why Barack Obama got all the hate he did. A lot of people were against him from the start and all of Americas problems were always thrown on this one mans shoulders. My favorite part about Obama is that he took strong positions on certain issues, and this led to massive growth in many liberal movements. States are finally starting to to progress from the traditionalism that republicanism has always suppressed. Even the heavy republican states have admitted defeat in areas like abortion and gay rights.