Is the United States better off economically because of the Obama presidency?
Is the U. S. and the world safer because of Barack Obama (BHO)?
Is our future brighter and are Americans more optimistic because of the past three Obama years?
ObamaCare, the hallmark of BHO's presidency is not popular in the country and nobody knows what the Supreme Court will say on the matter, but its vote to render part of the bill unconstitutional will likely be split along partisan lines. The lack of severability with the legislation may doom it, but in the meantime we can sit on the sidelines and watch.
In a sense, I give some credit to BHO for saving the conservative movement in the nation and for almost single handedly creating the Tea Party. In that sense, BHO has been a valuable president. And perhaps as a slight antecedent to that, he became responsible for more firearms and ammunition sales than any other president in US history. BHO's radical actions, radical associates and utopian socialist beliefs, that seemed 'cute' while he campaigned for office, somehow soured for many.
BHO's rise to power should have silenced all those black activists who said that a negro/mulatto couldn't get a fair shake in America -- but it didn't. They still rant about the white man's boot on the neck of the black man. So perhaps BHO let his black community down to some respect? Or maybe they simply need to continue to have something to complain about.
BHO supporters still blame President George W. Bush for the nation's woes - even though he had a Democratic majority in Congress during his last four years in office, spending money like drunken sailors. However, the drunken sailor award really belongs to BHO, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who gave a completely new definition to government opacity, out-of-control spending and hubris in office.
In the end, 'progressive' policies led to disastrous results and many parts of the US are gripped in a depression despite summer after summer of 'recovery' as Democratic Party projections that 'happy days are here again' turn out to be nothing but VP Joe (Slow Joe) Biden's baseless ranting.