Barack Obama will go down in history as the most successful president since Abraham Lincoln…

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The eight year reign of Barack Obama will go down as the most important in American history since Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln led the United States at the single most important decision point in its history. At stake was no less than the question of whether the country would continue as a single nation or would it split in two as Manifest Destiny was fulfilled. Would there be a largely agrarian, slaveholding Confederate States of America bordering on a largely industrial and free United States of America or would a single, free and economically mixed United States emerge? At no point in the subsequent century and a half did the United States ever face a more foundational question.

Six years into Barack Obama’s presidency – and looking with much trepidation at the “last” two – one can’t help but wonder what kind of a nation will emerge on the other side. “History” said Winston Churchill, “is written by the victors” and like it or not, Barack Obama is the victor. Not sure about that? Take a look at the latest capitulation by his supposed opposition, Boehner and McConnell, the GOP leaders of the House and the Senate, respectively. In what is only the most recent example of obsequiousness they have vociferously attacked their own base in order to allow Obama to continue with his patently unconstitutional amnesty.

And what is it that Barack Obama has done to merit such distinction? He has opened the Pandora’s Box of unprecedented, omnipresent, government intervention. And like the evils escaping from Pandora’s Box, once government intervention is put in place you can’t get rid of it. With Obamacare he decreed that the government can tell Americans what they must buy, for their own good. With his NLRB appointees and the nationalization of General Motors he has eviscerated private property rights. With his using the IRS to muzzle opposition and his FCC taking over the Internet, he has taken a sledgehammer to concept of free speech and free markets.

In addition, his regulatory bonanza and welfare policies have cut the legs out from the basic premise of hard work being the key to success in America. By making entrepreneurship and job creation more difficult and by providing a seemingly endless array of benefits, he has driven the labor participation rate down to levels not seen in four decades.

And of course it’s not just the laws. He has set black against white as he constantly invokes racism in places where it simply doesn’t apply. What’s more, he has essentially told black Americans, those who are at most risk of being victims of crime, that the police are their enemies. He has set the poor and middle class against the rich as he assails the successful as robber barons who earned their success on the backs of others.

The country was far from perfect when Barack Obama took office and you can make the argument that it was already heading in a troubling direction when he came along. But the difference is, unlike Abraham Lincoln, who sought to save the Union, Barack Obama set out to fundamentally transform it. And that he has… from a place where individual initiative was the key to overcoming challenges, achieving success and finding happiness to a place where the first instinct of many is to look for someone to blame for their lack of success or happiness, or to try and figure out which arm of government to look to provide them.

Combine that entitlement / victim mentality with a legion of regulatory diktats and unconstitutional decrees – that no one in power seems willing to fight – and you have a recipe for a banana republic where power is held by whoever bribes the largest number of people and creates scapegoats to fuel populist furor. And so it goes as a nation of giants transforms into a nation of beggars and a government limited by the Constitution becomes a one limited only by a president’s appetite.

No president in 150 years has changed America more. Not Roosevelt, not Kennedy, not FDR not Reagan. Such is the transformation Barack Obama promised and delivered. Most Americans won’t view it as success, but the left does. Therefore, if history is indeed written by the victor – or in this case by his lefty sycophants in the media – Barack Obama will go down as the most successful president since Abraham Lincoln.

The product of a military family, growing up in Naples, Italy and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and being stationed in Germany for two years while in the Army, Vince spent half of his first quarter century seeing the US from outside of its own borders. That perspective, along with a French wife and two decades as a struggling entrepreneur have only fueled an appreciation for freedom and the fundamental greatness of the gifts our forefathers left us.

8 Responses to “Barack Obama will go down in history as the most successful president since Abraham Lincoln…”

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    DrJohn

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    Vince

    I guess I’d wonder what the metric of “success” is. Changing the country might make Obama successful as an individual but his success is not necessarily success for the country. Weakening the US abroad, adding galactic amounts of debt, and sweeping dangers under the rug for the next occupants of the Oval Office are not “successes” in my book.

    Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth were also successful in terms of changing the country too.

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    Mully

    It’s 8 years of creating and exacerbating problems. A bigger mess for the next person. 20 trillion in debt will be the elephant in the room.

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    Vince

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    @DrJohn: My point exactly! I and most any objective measure would clearly demonstrate that he is a failure of epic proportions. Nonetheless, because the left is so firmly in his corner, and they control the mainstream media and academia, they will want to put him on Rushmore. Hitler said: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” About that he was right.

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    David

    I agree with Dr John in regarding how one would define success, and the metrics involved. Has Obama succeeded in terms of pursuing his agenda? He has, but every president succeeds, to a degree, in pursuit of their agenda. Much of what we gripe about, here and elsewhere, can be categorized in the “what if’s, could’ve, would’ve, should’ve”.

    Should we expect Obama to sign off on legislation that would gut Obamacare? No.

    Should we have expected Obama to sign off on legislation approving Keystone XL? No.

    Should we expect Obama to sign off on legislation that would defund his immigration amnesty policy? No.

    We already know the president is not interested in meeting anyone halfway or finding common ground. The president is not interested in governance, and governance requires a measure of compromise. This is the crux of the problem. We’re stuck with a bad president with malevolent intentions.

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    oil guy from Alberta

    Texas A&M conducted a huge poll on presidential effectiveness and popularity. The Bamster came in at #5.

    1) Washington
    2) Lincoln
    3) Reagan
    4) all other presidents, except
    5) the Bamster

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    Ditto

    We have to face facts. There can be no representation of the people out of any of the current corrupt political Washington establishment parties or their leadership. It will be necessary for the voters to get seriously organized and fight for reform, and clean out the elitist sewers in our state capitals and Washington D.C. before we can transform the US from a progressive-socialist State (or the progressive-feudalistic State the Establishment GOP wish us to be,) back into a Republic the Constitution promised our nation to be.

    Join or start a local a Constitutional reform oriented group. As the old saying goes: “Don’t just stand there, do something!”

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    MOS#8541

    sources, where are they. this junkie weed and coke junkie has ruined this country. This country will be a third world country by 2020-25. An outhouse would serve well as his library. A piece of fecal trash, living the ultimate welfare life.

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