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Old 07-25-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Rolling Stone Magazine names Obama the most Successful President in American History.

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Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.
I’ll go through those achievements shortly. First, however, let’s take a moment to talk about the current wave of Obama-bashing. All Obama-bashing can be divided into three types. One, a constant of his time in office, is the onslaught from the right, which has never stopped portraying him as an Islamic atheist Marxist Kenyan. Nothing has changed on that front, and nothing will.
There’s a different story on the left, where you now find a significant number of critics decrying Obama as, to quote Cornel West, someone who ”posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.” They’re outraged that Wall Street hasn’t been punished, that income inequality remains so high, that ”neoliberal” economic policies are still in place. All of this seems to rest on the belief that if only Obama had put his eloquence behind a radical economic agenda, he could somehow have gotten that agenda past all the political barriers that have con- strained even his much more modest efforts. It’s hard to take such claims seriously.
Finally, there’s the constant belittling of Obama from mainstream pundits and talking heads. Turn on cable news (although I wouldn’t advise it) and you’ll hear endless talk about a rudderless, stalled administration, maybe even about a failed presidency. Such talk is often buttressed by polls showing that Obama does, indeed, have an approval rating that is very low by historical standards...


Yes, Obama has a low approval rating compared with earlier presidents. But there are a number of reasons to believe that presidential approval doesn’t mean the same thing that it used to: There is much more party-sorting (in which Republicans never, ever have a good word for a Democratic president, and vice versa), the public is negative on politicians in general, and so on. Obviously the midterm election hasn’t happened yet, but in a year when Republicans have a huge structural advantage – Democrats are defending a disproportionate number of Senate seats in deep-red states – most analyses suggest that control of the Senate is in doubt, with Democrats doing considerably better than they were supposed to. This isn’t what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.
More important, however, polls – or even elections – are not the measure of a president. High office shouldn’t be about putting points on the electoral scoreboard, it should be about changing the country for the better. Has Obama done that? Do his achievements look likely to endure? The answer to both questions is yes.

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Actually, I applaud them, and could not agree more.

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Old 07-25-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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Kim Kardashian as a cover and then this story. I guess I'll have to agree with the haters. This magazine has hit bottom and is still digging.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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Yes, he's head above Teddy Roosevelt who defeated major corporations, enacted anti-trust legislation, and served in wars with great distinction; or Abraham Lincoln who guided the country through Civil War; or FDR who had to preside over the US in some of the most challenging years in it's history; or Lindon Johnson and his Civil Rights war (and yes it was a war); or Washington who won Revolutionary War and refused to be made a dictator.

They are all dwarfs compared to our great "Hope".

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Old 07-25-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Yes, he's head above Teddy Roosevelt who defeated major corporations, enacted anti-trust legislation, and served in wars with great distinction; or Abraham Lincoln who guided the country through Civil War; or FDR who had to preside over the US in some of the most challenging years in it's history; or Lindon Johnson and his Civil Rights war (and yes it was a war); or Washington who won Revolutionary War and refused to be made a dictator.

They are all dwarfs compared to our great "Hope".
...Lyndon Johnson, it was in all the papers
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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Oh, this thread will deliver.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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The same publication that had a false story about a college student being raped.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Really, Rolling Stone magazine...? LOL.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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...Lyndon Johnson, it was in all the papers
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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Oh, I forgot to mention Obama's crowning achievement - putting his high-flying corporate lawyer buddy in charge of DOJ and making sure that the massive fraud perpetrated by Wall Street banks and ratings agencies went unpunished.

Which is the main reason why this complete unknown was propelled into presidency in the first place.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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If he had a son he would look just like Trayvon Martin.
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