After Thursday’s terrorist slaughter of policemen in Dallas, it’s fair to say that Barack Obama might well be the worst president in U.S. history. Here’s why.
The keynote of America’s domestic politics for the last 60 or 70 years—from sometime between the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education school desegregation decision and the 1964 Civil Rights Act—has been the nation’s effort to undo the heinous wrongs that slavery and Jim Crow perpetrated on black Americans ever since the first slave was brought here in the 1640s. I am old enough to have had friends who were Freedom Riders, white college kids who went to Mississippi to register black citizens to vote. One I’ll never forget returned with tales of old people, whom legal chicanery had blocked from voting all their lives, marveling in almost Biblical language that such a miracle could be occurring in their own lifetimes, in their own towns. I remember how Sherriff Bull Connor turned the fire hoses and German Shepherds on those civil rights protesters, black and white, in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, and how that same year governor George Wallace stood at the door of the University of Alabama to prevent the enrollment of two black students, proclaiming himself Jefferson Davis’s spiritual heir and vowing “segregation forever!” But what I most remember is skinny Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach walking heroically down that hostile Alabama street—alone, but followed by federal marshals—to force Wallace to stand aside and let the two students enter. It was as heart stopping as Gary Cooper walking toward the showdown on Main Street in High Noon.
I also remember how civil rights zeal turned into zealotry. We made the integration of our schools, and then the closing of the black-white achievement gap, our principal educational goal for half a century, with the unintended consequence that we neglected actual education and turned urban schools into machines for perpetuating black failure. Judge-ordained busing in Boston, completely contrary to the terms of the Civil Rights Act, made the schools more segregated than ever. A judge-ordained Kansas City school-funding-equalization order, forcing local taxpayers to shell out $2 billion over a decade, including building a bizarrely unnecessary Olympic swimming pool, produced no educational gains whatsoever and proved to anyone with eyes to see that money was not the key to racial equality in education.
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By far Obama is the #1 worst presients in americas 240 year history even Carter was better then this scoundrel ever was Revoke his Peace prize NOW
More than halfway through his 8th year in the White House, a majority of Americans disagree.
Numbers also matter.
@Greg: The question doesn’t have to be asked. The answer in indisputable that it is completely impossible for anyone to ever be worse for the country than Obama has been. I mean, if Carter has been clearly the worst prior to Obama, then there is no way his name will ever come up again because he is/was clearly head and shoulders above Obama. There is not one single statistic that shows any improvement in any measurable situation under Obama. He has set racism back to before 1860. In fact, there has never been more racism than there is today. The bad part is that about 90% of that is on the side of the Black race. You can’t play the perpetual victim and expect sympathy from those that have worked for what they have. Maybe, since Trump is so clearly not racist, he can start the movement toward black people beginning to participate in society instead of playing the victim.
@Redteam: I’m not sure whose post makes less sense? Yours, or your fellow Trumpeteer’s post in #1.
Let’s call it a toss up.
What is a Trumpeteer?
Whhaaaat? you think Carter was as bad as Obama? NO WAY!!!!
Lets be real, Woodrow Wilson. Progressives love him. He created the income tax, and the Federal Reserve… and he was super racist! If Obama had an American great grand father it would be Wilson. The 17th amendment for Jimminy crickets sake, could there be a more destructive bastid for history, he begat the UN look what that POS has morphed into.
So Obama will not be in my hall of honored presidents, Carter was simply in over his head, FDR did his progressive socialist part. My vote will remain with President Woodhead Wilson.
Debt at 19 Trillion and counting.
Labor force participation down.
Middle East a bigger cauldron of hate and violence.
Racial divide bigger and more violent.
Health Insurance worse for many.
Part time jobs up, full time jobs down.
China and Russia taunt us and don’t respect us.
This is just for starters. His record is about what we should expect from someone with his lack of qualifications and hardcore political ideology.
You can keep your plan……. Yeah only fools bought into all of this.
you had friends that were Freedom Riders ? Name one that you are still friends with
and that will admit that publicly here
@Redteam: Carter can now die knowing he was not the worst President in History!
@Randy: Yes, I’m sure that gives him some peace of mind. And if Crooked Hillary should get elected, he would know he had moved to 3rd place.