Obama legacy

Liberals have good reason to ditch Obama’s lousy legacy

David Harsanyi, New York Post

This fissure within the Democratic Party is directly tied to Obama’s legacy. The former president inflamed progressives, empowered and normalized them, but never quite delivered on his lofty promises of change. Even as Obama set the stage for his party’s hard-left shift, he was forced — to his endless frustration — to live within the realities of a representative republic. Obama is a politician who, though personally admired by many voters, is a terrible advocate for anything other than himself. Some Democrats, it seems, have tricked themselves into believing that Obama’s policies, rather than the man, are popular.

Assessing the Obama Legacy—Against His Own Mileposts

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The president’s stated priorities have not turned out well. Obama now departs amid the ruin of the Democratic party into a lucrative post-presidency: detached and without a legacy.

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

Media Already Fantasizing Over Obama Legacy

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, CNS News

When New York Times columnist Paul Krugman declares across the media that Obama is already a more successful, transformational president than Ronald Reagan, he's certainly started a fantasy-based community.