I’ve been hearing a lot of discourse during this last week of Obama’s presidency regarding the end of his two term reign–discourse surrounding his legacy and the greatness of it. To his supporters I would argue that President Obama is one of the worst Presidents to preside in the White House and that his greatness is highly exaggerated. Here are my six reasons why President Obama may be the worst President we’ve ever had. This list is by no means exhaustive but it covers the main points as to why he should be removed from the greatest of all time conversation.
1. His Contribution to the Growing Racism and Racial Tension in the U.S:
It was thought that Obama would put an end to the social injustice and racial tension in America when he was elected as the ‘first black president’ but he has not. In fact, racial tension has gotten worse through riots, shootings, accusations of police brutality, and the endorsement of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In every one of those situations President Obama took the the side of the minority without even thinking to examine the evidence. His pre-judging and condemnation of whites in the case of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and the events in Ferguson while staying silent in the wake of horrific black led crimes fueled the fires of racism and led to a war that piqued at the end of his presidency. He didn’t end racism. He contributed to it which is why it’s so ironic that Trump gets called the racist.
2. Economic Ruin
President Obama was elected in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, and his first big act in office was to sign a gargantuan package of “stimulus” spending—financed entirely with debt—that was supposed to jump-start the economy. Congress voted for hundreds of billion of dollars for “shovel-ready projects” which Obama later discovered don’t exist, and the money disappeared without a trace. He has presided over the slowest economic recovery since the great depression.
Despite what you’ve heard about Obamacare it is a DISASTER. When Obamacare was passed, we were assured that it would provide insurance for 32 million people who didn’t have any coverage. Four years later, it looks like Obamacare has covered far fewer new people, between 10% and 20% of what was promised, and about half of those were through an expansion of Medicaid—a burden that will eventually bankrupt the states—rather than through Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. Most of the people buying insurance through the exchanges are those who were kicked out of their previous health insurance plans by new regulations.We were TOLD (lied to) that if we liked our health insurance we could keep it. It turns out that if we liked our health insurance, we COULDN’T keep it. For some of us, this will be bad. For others, it’s much worse.
4. Nearly Non-Existent Immigration Policies
Not only has President Obama threatened to overstep his bounds and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, but his policies have allowed illegals to pour into the the southern border by the DROVES bringing illegal weapons and drugs with them. These aliens are not paying taxes, are using our welfare benefits, and receiving free college. To my fellow young people, how do you feel about paying so much for college when illegal immigrants are getting grants and scholarships that YOU could have had?
5. He withdrew prematurely from Iraq:
During the war in 2003 Al-Queda militants came over into Iraq to assist Sadaam Hussein against the U.S. forces. When Sadaam was captured his infrastructure was demolished but much of his chain of command remained. These Iraqi troops joined forces with Al-Queda under the command of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. When Zarqawi was killed in 2006 this group was re-labled the Islamic State of Iraq. In 2010 a man by the name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came to power and took advantage of the power vacuum left behind by President Obama’s complete withdraw of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. He re-branded the Islamic State of Iraq as the The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS. ISIS has continued to spread its influence across the Middle East and Asia minor and has become a major force of terror unlike the world has ever seen–and President Obama shares the blame.
6. He has made America Irrelevant
By weakening our military, dissolving our borders, and disrespecting our values, President Obama has done whatever he could to transform our nation into a unrecognizable state defined by loose morals and decaying values. President Obama has said that America NOT a Christian nation while making fun of the Bible, (yes he actually has) and supporting overall moral depravity through his stances on marriage, family, and individual identity.
This is why I have a problem with people saying that Barack Obama is one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had. His poor economic policies, weak military stances, and overall disrespect to our traditions and values makes him in fact one of the worse Presidents we’ve ever had–and one can only hope that President Trump restores our country to the greatness the world once heralded.