I'll say yes if you agree to let the massive amounts of debt that he has created be part of his legacy also...
And the crooks in his cabinet.
And the ridiculous deficit spending.
And the growing tensions with Iran.
And being owned by the far east.
Better tell the republicans not to allow a Palin nomination in 2012...or else it's 4 more years of your favourite BHO
With respect to venality among his appointees, Obama seems to be doing about as well as his predecessors. He and his appointment process are clearly responsible for the results. However, I think the standards we seem to apply at times are making it impossible to get qualified people to accept appointments because even great candidates will find their reputations skewered on the alter of political expediency.
Obama is clearly responsible for the US side of relations with Iran. However, I am not sure how you can say anything is worse now than it was when Rice and Cheney were doing war dances on a regular basis to chant the inevitability of conflict.
Being owned by the far east, however, is an inherited condition, brought to us by Bush. As of Obama's inauguration China and Japan together owned $1.4 trillion in US Treasuries. That number has increased 18% through the end of 2009 while the total value of outstanding Treasuries has increased 16%. By contrast, Chnia and Japan together owned $379 billion in US Treasuries in March, 2001. The total growth under Bush was about 370%.
If you want to be taken seriously, it is useful to lace your opinions with occasional supporting evidence. Unfortunately, that also means that you have to accept that evidence can swing both ways. Facts don't care about theories, but theories should still be tested by the facts.Personally, I believe that Obama had nothing to do with the crash during the first months of his presidency despite comments to the contrary made on this forum and elsewhere. I believe his policies have contributed to the economic results over the last year but at a cost, in terms of deficits, that will backfire badly if not brought under control. If that happens, he will be responsible for that as well.
Well, at least he can add bringing the Olympics to Chicago to his legacy.
What a crock of crap.
Are you on the payroll of the DNC??
And you taunt someone about getting a brain from the Wizard??
This guy could do anything and you would shill for him.
"Actually".......the recovery is due in large part to the system (that started a while before Obama was Pres) and the resiliancy of the economy and the dogged determination and entrepenuerial spirit of Americans.
But you go ahead and give all the credit to Obama.
He did it all by himself.
The American investor and market analysts had nothing to do with it.
Last edited by road kill; 03-09-2010 at 04:27 PM.
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