Obama's final days.............. tawdry and classless, just like his Presidency

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Obama's final days in office are being marked by a Legacy of nothing.

Attempts over the last couple of days with his photo against an Abraham Lincoln backdrop to claim US still hasn't overcome Slavery............ are but a showing of the ineptitude and classlessness of his terms.

He forgets Lincoln was a Republican, who fought against the Democrat desires to make peace with the Confederacy and split the nation.

Spending his last days abusing his successor is not something I remember seeing in all the Presidential races I have seen over last 40 years. Outgoing Presidents tend to stay quiet rather than trying to make their legacy by abusing the next President.

In truth he came to office claiming to offer "Hope and Change" and leaves in a whimper where he achieved little to be remembered for, delivering nothing.

His only legacy is he is the first US President ever to be at war for the whole of his term.

A truly classless and tawdry Presidency which will be consigned to history books quickly and forgotten about.
 


agamemnon

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And of course he makes a point of having "Happy Holidays" on his last Christmas Card. He also breaks with tradition by having a photo of himself and his family instead of the White House on the card.

Tawdry and petty, much like his Presidency!
 

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Obama's final days in office are being marked by a Legacy of nothing.
The lame duck presidential period is nothing new.

Outgoing Presidents tend to stay quiet rather than trying to make their legacy by abusing the next President.
Seem to remember Clinton urging GWB not to cut taxes for the wealthy, with GW directly contradicting him and thus contributing to a massive govt deficit, corporate malfeasance and the Great Recession.

Obama can claim partial credit for "fixing" that mess and for taking on healthcare (which could go either way but at least began to tackle American shibboleths around health).

Foreign policy ranged from non-descript to disastrous though, with the possible exception of the Iran deal and Cuba.
 

ne0ica

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Obama turned out to be a disappointing liberal wimp.

Good riddance.
 

Feckkit

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It wouldn't be P.ie, of course, without another tasteless, depressing OP banging on about tastelessness and depression...


:roll: :roll: :roll:
 

Eoin Coir

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Obama's legacy is what- double the number of US citizens on food vouchers ?
 

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His legacy will be to be remembered as the first African American president , which is a big enough deal.

But it will be short on long term achievements , especially after Trump rips up Obamacare which Obama hoped would be his long term legacy. To be fair he was hamstrung to a certain by a very partisan congress on both sides. But he did not reach out to the other side much himself either.

He leaves a far more divided America than when he entered office , not saying it is his fault but it is just fact.
 

gerhard dengler

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The Obama tenure as president has been disasterous. In some aspects he's actually been a far worse president than even the worse presidency of all, that of George W. Bush.

He leaves office after handing control of the presidency, the Senate and the Congress to the Republicans.

Hopefully America can look forward to better days after 20th January 2017.
 
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The Obama tenure as president has been disasterous. In some aspects he's actually been a far worse president than even the worse presidency of all, that of George W. Bush.
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Dubya wasn't worst President, that was President Carter............................. decent man. awful president and Obama makes Carter look like a good President.
 

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His presidency was still of immense value to America, or rather it still could be if people took a step back. As the first black man to hold that office, he proved that black people were just as capable of misgovernment and outright civil and rights violations as white people. Now the world can see that race is just not all that important when it comes to candidate selection, and that they have as much to fear from black people being in power as they have from white people being in power. In that sense he really brought us all together and showed yet again that individuals are merely a front for institutions, and that it is on institutions that we should focus our scrutiny and distaste.
 

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Wonder if he'll give Clinton a pardon to be used at a future date.
 


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