Originally posted by Chimney
How was Obama seen generally as a president? Positive or negative? Did he live up to all the promises made ~2008 when the world praised him as the saviour of economical troubled times?
I don't like our two party system. At any given time almost half of the population hates the incumbent if he doesn't belong to their party. As a result the party who lost the election will block anything the president wants to accomplish. Obama promised to break through this gridlock but for the most part he failed. Unfortunately the system is too entrenched for one man to change.
Two of his biggest accomplishments: the recovery from the financial crisis and healthcare were only achieved by making bad concessions to powerful wealthy groups. Heads of giant financial companies who put the country at risk were bailed out instead of prosecuted and very little in the way of safe guards to prevent a recurrence were put in place. Healthcare was a step in the right direction but anything to address the root of the problem (the containment of the runaway costs) were stripped from the plan in order to get it passed.
I can say I'm happy he has put a stopped the jingoism of the Bush years. A lot of the expectations were too high but I think we are in a much better place than before he took office.
Last edited by Jon_Snow on Apr-13-2015 at 16:41
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hillary is just a candidate searching for a reason run. I hope she is not the nominee. And that commercial, cringe!