Obama turned out to be a Center-Right, pro-business puppet who had little stomach for a fight. He supported big banks, big insurance and big oil. He backed off on every major initiative the Left asked of him.What I have gotten in return is a series of disappointments and let downs. Sure - a Republican would have been ten times worse if he allowed his right wing to pull him by the nose. But the only real thing Obama has accomplished is the health care law and even that is a watered down version of a republican idea to begin with.
We will see six years of very little actually being accomplished and I fault his first two years and his timidity to go head to head with the conservatives for that. He had the nation behind him. He had the numbers in Congress. And he blew it pure and simple.
Yes, I give him good marks for economic recovery to some degree. That is his positive progress and it is no small accomplishment given that the right wing was willing to keep the economy in the tank just to have Obama fail. So that is a positive area.
The only thing separating him from a failed Jimmy Carter presidency is a giant failure issue like the Olympic boycott which marred and scarred Carter. If that happens in the next three years, he could go from AVERAGE to FAILURE.
One reason why I laugh at the Tea Party and our Conservative friends on the Far Right is that they still think he is Ceaser Chavez. Obama is Ronald Reagan.
Yeah, if you want to see how much goes to farmers, check out this map, just enter a state or zip code
EWG Farm Subsidy Database
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.