Obama’s legacy a nightmare

First published December 27, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

After grinding America into the dirt, stabbing Israel in the back (and front), and ceding world influence to Russia, President Barack Obama bragged he would have been a better candidate than Hillary.

And his royal highness brayed he could have beaten President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Looks like Obama really believed Barbara Walters who said he was “the Messiah” and his staff who obsequiously dubbed him “Black Jesus.”

The arrogance and denial overflowing from Obama never ceases to amaze.

Obama’s acknowledgment, finally, that Hillary ran an awful, over-confident campaign, was right.

“If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in his interview with former White House adviser David Axelrod.

And the same goes for a president who’s delusional about his legacy.

Gloating as he often does — even in the face of defeat — Obama said:

“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it — I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama told Axelrod.

Obama’s “vision” over the past eight years is exactly what Americans rejected. First and foremost, is his no-growth economy where unemployment has gone down only because adults have given up looking for work.

Then there’s the culture war Obama waged on America, mandating public colleges give transgender students bathroom choices, along with forcing Christians (in the private sector) to bake cakes for gay weddings. And of course, we can’t forget Obama’s praising the bogus Black Lives Matter movement, while demonizing police.

Let’s not forget Obama’s absence from the world stage and his do-nothing foreign policy which gave rise to ISIS in Syria and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin to be the defining voice in the Middle East. Because Obama kept dithering, President Bashar Assad — with the help of Putin and Iran and China — has committed genocide on his people.

Of course, Obama’s destabilization of the Middle East wouldn’t have been complete without his Iran overture. After 35 years of U.S., Obama gave the terrorist regime that vows to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, a nuclear bomb and $400 million in cash.

Of course Obama’s love of Muslim terrorists and contempt for American greatness wouldn’t be complete without his parting gift to Israel. Last week, he refused to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. His contempt is predictable, considering Obama urged Israel to return to the pre-1967 war territory lines as a start of peace talks with Palestinians.

Yet against the backdrop of Obama’s eight-year nightmare, he thinks he could have beaten Trump.

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY!” Trump tweeted.

Exactly right! Obama was a failure for the country and the Democrat Party. Thanks to Obama’s vision, Republicans won the presidency, control of Congress, and in 25 states — Republicans control both the state legislatures and governorships.

But Obama didn’t stop waxing prosaic on his formidable candidacy and faux legacy.

“See, I think the issue was less that Democrats have somehow abandoned the white working class, I think that’s nonsense. Look, the Affordable Care Act benefits a huge number of Trump voters. There are a lot of folks in places like West Virginia or Kentucky who didn’t vote for Hillary, didn’t vote for me, but are being helped by this … The problem is, is that we’re not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we’re bleeding for these communities.”

What? Working-class union voters in coal-producing states like West Virginia, Kentucky watched their jobs evaporate under Obama, who declared a war on coal. Those same blue-collar workers are now choosing between paying their mortgage or their UNAffordable Obamacare premiums. The problem wasn’t that Democrats didn’t communicate their message well, it’s that voters didn’t want Hillary’s four more years of Obama’s failed, crushing policies.

From the start of his campaign, Trump vowed to go after the blue-collar white voters in Democrat stronghold states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that Hillary took for granted.

Not only did Trump beat Hillary among white men without a college education (by more than Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale in his historic 1984 landslide), but he also equaled Reagan’s margin among non-college-educated white women. According to exit polls conducted by CNN, Trump won white union members without a college degree by 58%, to Hillary’s 32%.

It may have taken eight years for Americans to see Obama’s vision wasn’t filled with sunshine and lollipops. But in 2016, voters saw through Obama’s transformational lies and there is no way they would have rallied behind “Black Jesus” a third time!

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5 Responses to “Obama’s legacy a nightmare”

  1. Noel says:

    Someone below is taking umbrage to your writing;
    “Obama’s love of Muslim terrorists”

    There is undeniable evidence that he is on the side of some Muslim terrorists. You pointed that out in your article;
    Obama giving cash to a terrorist regime; Iran.
    Obama refusing to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution.

    Obama himself is a rebel rouser, he is anti-capitalist which means he is anti-American.

  2. Kevin Cameron says:

    I think I’m in love!

  3. Cameron McBain says:

    Ms. Wright,

    I admit this is the first time I have visited your blog, but from what I have read it appears you have fallen below the bar of “free-thinking” by calling President Obama a man who has a “love for Muslim terrorists”.

    You could state he has had little impact on the fight against terrorists, or even that he seems to show too great an indifference to the relationship between terrorism and Muslim fanaticism in his policies… you would likely give reasons for such conjectures. You certainly nail him down for what has occurred in Syria.

    However, claiming he loves Muslim terrorists? That means he is a lover of the killing of innocent American citizens, a person who embraces fanatical murderers and so on…you accuse him of treason.
    In my opinion, you undermine your arguments with that kind of stupid labeling… and that is my point: you claim Free-Thinking on your website’s banner, but that requires thinking, and calling Mr. Obama a lover of Muslim terrorists is not thinking but simply lazy and thoughtless smearing.

  4. John says:

    Very well articulated, Crystal. Are you running for office? You would have my vote.

  5. Noel says:

    President-elect Trump referred to him as President ‘O’ in one of his tweets. Get it? President ‘zero’.

    It’s a no-brainer evaluating Obama’s legacy. All you have to ask is:

    Given his actions in office, what would the legacy of Obama be if he had been white?

    A white Obama would have been thrown out of office a long time ago. In fact, given his resume, a white Obama wouldn’t have seen the inside of the White House for that matter.

    You are quite right, Crystal, his legacy is a nightmare and a loss.
    The United States squandered 8 years it will never get back!

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