Obama took office during a painful recession and (with Congress’s help) made it even worse.In a liberal paper, that's a ringing indictment. Jacoby blames Obama for the election of Trump, which is an overreach in my opinion, although Obama certainly contributed thereto.
The 44th president came to office vowing not to repeat the foreign-policy mistakes of his predecessor. His own were exponentially worse.
According to Gallup, Obama became the most polarizing president in modern history.
It (his inauguration) was also the high point of Obama’s presidency. What followed, alas, was eight long years of disenchantment and incompetence. Our world today is more dangerous, our country more divided, our national mood more toxic.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Lucianne.com links to Jeff Jacoby, writing in the Boston Globe (owned by the NYT), who describes what their headline calls "Obama's trail of disasters." Key points: