At first Obama seemed alright. Made a lot of promises and yet his first year was quiet, then his second, third, and fourth. By re-elections it was obvious he hasn't done anything for the country except raise the debt ceiling. Obama's a the President of the United States of America, not America's Human Resources lead with every minority in his agenda. We need him to lead us in a good direction instead of blindly leading us into a debt-pit.
People gave him 4 years in office. WE get 6 million more dollars in debt, 4 years closer to Iran & a bomb, foreign policy failure, higher unemployment, same old foreign oil dependency. People voted for him because they wanted to try a black president. In short, he failed, things have gotten worse, and just because someone else did doesn't give him the right to.
The main qualm that I have with President Obama is his policy on the Free Market and the 10th Amendment. He has raised taxation on small businesses and his administration has forced several companies to close down . I do not think that he realizes that the Free Market is the underpinning to a successful economy and job growth. With regards to the 10th Amendment, the President has repeatedly promoted nationalized policy (healthcare, federal police force ect.) wihout consulting the Governors of the States. The States are sovereign; they deserve to be treated as such. America would be better off if the Obama Administration would turn some programs back to them for them to handle.
Racism has nothing to do with my opinion of the President; I don't dispute the fact that he is a fine person. He has, however, been a poor leader.
Like every President since Kennedy, he's promised so much, and yet done nothing. He's promised change and all we got is more of the same like we always do. He promised healthcare reform and what we really got is healthcare slavery. He promised to end the war, and he really hasn't. I could go on and on. So yes Obama is a failure as President because he's made promises he has not kept.
Obama tried to look good to the world by trying to make the US
Look weak and apologing for its history !! Then assisting rouge countries and regimes through questionable payments and backing.
He lacked experience and love for the country.. Self serving, arrogant, divisive and lied like a rug.
An opportunist that took advantage of US and did nothing in 8 years
except write temporary executive orders to regulate growth and help
Our enemies flourish.
All the time being masked by the Democratic Party and biased media.
Another rags to riches legacy of corruption and greed similar to the Clintons.
* Spent trillions with little to nothing to show for it
* No respect for the law; consistently lied to the american people
* More concerned about his reputation than leading
* Unfailing belief in big government despite it's obvious failings
* Deep prejudice towards success
* More concerned with how he sees himself in the mirror than for americans
He had many opportunities to unite the nation or bridge the differences between us and find common ground and support but from day-one he played the race card and highlighted is own bigotry in the process at every turn. He set back race relations 50 years - that's a fact.
Obama wanted to punish the US for what he thought were past sin's. The guy should never have been elected - twice. He is a great speaker but so destructive to our country. He did not grow up in the US - he went to school in Indonesia. Just watch a video of Reverend Wright - his 20 year plus church leader. Obama was very bad for the US.
He campaigned as a anti-establishment figure who wanted change, yet the first thing he does as president is nominate Hillary Clinton, the type of politician he claimed to be against as secretary of state. I would like to point out all the promises he has made but has not held but that would be too much for me to write about, every sane person even those who support him deep down know the country has not changed. People will argue that is because Republicans blocked him, that is simply not true because republicans prior to 2010 democrats controlled all branches of goverment, prior to 2014 they still had the majority in the senate and he still didn't do nothing.
The way he forced Obamacare into place, before it his program was fully considered and debated. Using the "nuclear option" to stifle debate was the start of the enmity of the GOP to his ideas.
The second issue is his Cairo "Arab Spring" speach followed by his despicable treatment of Netanyahu and Israel.
His receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize for what he might do was simply ludicrous.
I don't feel like people even gave him a real honest to god chance. Many people thought he shouldn't be president because he's African American, and they stuck with that. He did make a lot of promises that he didn't keep or wasn't able to keep but what president hasn't made those promises?
I don't think President Obama is a failure at all. What so many seem to forget is that he inherited SO many problems from the former President. I think many good things will come of this country thanks to him. I think his insurance plan will work wonders. I look forward to seeing the great changes in our country!
Many people claim that Obama has not done anything for the country, but in fact, he has done a lot. For example, he signed the equal pay act for women and got rid of 'don't ask, don't tell' in the military. The big thing that makes him a success though, is that he kept our country from going into a depression. He may not have our unemployment rate up to where many would like it, but he kept it from falling even more than it was. This alone makes him a success in my eyes, and I think that in the next four years many people that doubted him will start to think this too.
Barack Obama promised a lot, and he did not deliver. However, this makes him a politician, not a failure. Every president promises a lot, and most don't deliver half of what they've promised. Obama inherited a lot of problems and he's been doing his best to solve them. He hasn't been perfect, but things have slowly and steadily improved under his administration.
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We were losing, 8 years ago, 2008, the last time the republicans held the president with George W bush. 800,000 jobs a month. Where would we be if that had continued.
Obama also inherited the bank bail out. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of Pub.L. 110–343, 122 Stat. 3765, enacted October 3, 2008), commonly referred to as a bailout of the U.S. financial system, is a law enacted in response to the subprime mortgage.
Obama also inherited the stock market crash of 2008 & 2009. Hows the market today.
Obama had to bailout the auto industry, Like many other problems left behind by George W. Bush. George W. Bush agreed to a temporary bailout, but handed the auto companies' long-term future over to his successor, President-Elect Barack Obama.
Obama was also left with 2 wars, 1 that the republican started on false pretense, weapons of mass destruction, that didn't exist in Iraq, the republicans went to war with a region that was involved in a civil war between the Sunni and Shiite of Islam. The USA took out the only Tyrant that could control the region. I agree that Saddam Hussein was a killer but that was the only was to control that region & it's civil war. Wakeup & look what has happened
1. He saved American lives by withdrawing American troops from hotspots like Afganistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria
2 Weakened and checked the AL Qaida
3. Tackled the issue of an armed population which has had innocent American lives lost through unstable social misfits having access to guns.
4. He has afforded everyone health insuarance.
5. He has cleaned up the American image from Big Sam Policeman of the world under the guise of imagined American interest to normal inter-relation with all states big or small. ( Case in point is Cuba)
6. All undemocratic countries who thought he would accommodate them because he is Black have been exposed for the embarrassment they are in the free world!
Overall Obama has give the Americans a sombre and humane character instead of the arrogant one they had before him.
True in the 90's, still true today. You can't give Obama all the credit for our economic recovery but we are definitely better of now than we were 8 years ago and it happened on his watch. Every morning I look at my CNN Money app and it keeps saying the economy is not growing as fast as we would like but is in good shape. The Fed wouldn't be thinking of raising rates if it wasn't. Which country would we be better off in than the USA? None, glad to be an American
For starters he saved America from a second great depression which people seem to forget all the time. He also made massive improvements to healthcare, not a government takeover but improving it. And finally he actually very little power, the American system is designed to be a anti 18th century British (the king having all the power) and the president can actually do very little. And because Obama only had two years with both the house and the senate in democrat control he could only do very little. But with any other president I can assure you there will of been a huge ecenomic crisis and even a second great depression.
With Lucian09474. Not only do we live in tough times, but also it is not easy to change your country and the world by a person with so many opponents. Anyway, name at least one President of a country who fulfilled most his promises given to the voters.
Moreover, we cannot blame Obama for all bad things that has happened during his presidency. He has been surrounded by and different people in the government. He is not able to control all of them and take responsibility for all their actions. Just like us. We cannot fully control our all our family members (excluding our kids, of course), neighbors, colleagues. And we cannot take full responsibility for their actions. We are only humans. So is Barack Obama.