Even though Barack Obama was a popular candidate who ultimately became a somewhat popular president, his policies have left much to be desired.
To conservatives, Obama’s popularity has been somewhat of a mystery since, in the eight years of his administration, the Affordable Care Act has made healthcare less affordable. The economic recovery he claims to have achieved has more people working lower paying, part-time jobs that are unable to provide a sustainable source of income. On top of that, social strife has increased to alarming levels with the hordes of unvetted immigrants flooding through the country.
Yet, President Obama is still bragging about the wonderful legacy he’s leaving us, as if his words will overcome all the harsh, cold, realistic facts that have now been presented to us:
President Barack Obama lost a lot of Democratic seats to Republicans these past eight years. A lot. Does that make him an unintentional Republican, or a Republican plant? Either way, we may need to thank him.
From Independent Journal Review:
But what we do know is that during Obama’s eight years in office, Democrats lost more than 1,030 seats in state legislatures, governorships, and the U.S. Congress — not to mention the 2016 presidential election.
As reported by Daily Mail, comments by South Carolina state Senator Vincent Sheheen (D) — who lost two gubernatorial races to Nikki Haley — suggest that while Obama has won the presidency twice, his policies have crushed Democrats at state and local levels.
“What’s happened on the ground is that voters have been punishing Democrats for eight solid years — it’s been exhausting. If I was talking about a local or state issue, voters would always lapse back into a national topic: Barack Obama.”
In other words, Democrats have been a whole lot more supportive of Obama himself than of his agenda — and his results.
Personally, I think his popularity has to do with the fact that he legitimizes everything that should be considered taboo in a civilized society so he affirms bad behavior in many people who wouldn’t be allowed to get away with it otherwise.
So while he may be a popular personality for America, his policies have been devastating to Americans. That is enough for him to lose political authority in both federal and state elections. This November showed us that there is a mandate against the progressive movement, and that we need to resurrect our Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended.
Source: Independent Journal Review