The Guardian, on January 5, 2017, "Obama's second term: a president faces the limits of his power. Partisan gridlock and tragedy at Sandy Hook cast a pall on an array of diffuse victories, underscoring Obama’s calm under pressure – and his humanity" focused on the toll the Presidency takes on all modern presidents, Obama no exception.
The Huffington Post, on January 11, 2017 "Yes, He Did: Why Obama Is the Most Consequential Second-Term President Since FDR" took a detailed and favorable look back over Obama's eight years in Office.
“Candidate Barack Obama caused a stir when he singled out Ronald Reagan in 2008 as a transformational president who “changed the trajectory of America”... It is Obama, though, that now stands as the most consequential second-term president since the Second World War…
Obama’s policies and actions since his second inauguration have reshaped or initiated new developments of enormous consequence for the U.S. domestic and foreign policy… The international agreement in Paris is not legally binding, but it creates global expectations that will target global scrutiny on countries that fail to comply. Much remains uncertain, but these and other changes in policy are meshing with new expectations among businesses and consumers that are likely to persist and evolve...
Tabulating Obama’s impacts does not mean that he achieved all that he set out to accomplish. Far from it. He failed to “contain” the self-proclaimed Islamic State, close Guantanamo and coax a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis. He made starts on immigration and helping America transition toward its future as a multi-racial country, but the results are uneven.
Even where Obama’s impact is clear, debates will rage for years on the merits — whether his second term advanced or set back America. The verdict is likely to offer a mix and change with time.What is clear already is that Obama has transformed the policy landscape.”
The 'so called' Era of Trump Begins
You didn't expect it. I didn't expect it. No one, especially Donald Trump, expected to wake up the day after the election to a new 'era'. First point, Herr Drumpf is cra cra. See my new blog: http://
whytrumpisaclearandpresentdang er.blogspot.com/. Second point, the Trump Resistance is growing by the minute. He is already coming undone. I'm writing this as Trump was delivering a rambling, delusional, self pitying Press Conference. CNN is now going straight to: "Maybe he cra cra?" Hopefully, when you read this, he hasn't already been removed from office. After a nice vacation and rest, Obama is purported to be ready to help the Nation take on Herr Drumpf. In an on-line post: "Obama Rolls Up Sleeves To Take Trump
Down… He Is Rallying The Troops"
Just weeks after leaving the White House, Barack Obama is already orchestrating a plan to take Donald Trump down. According to reports from Infowars, Obama is leading an army of 30,000 protesters from his “command center” in his new home in Washington D.C.—just two miles away from the White House. Insiders have revealed that Obama is likely creating a “shadow government” to protect his legacy. The nationwide network of protesters is known as “Organizing for Action” and identifies itself as a movement that “grew out of Obama’s first presidential campaign.” It claims to have 250 local chapters throughout the country.
That's a Wrap
So this is it for my Obama blog, I attracted two followers and tens of page views. Take care and God help us all. Peace out...