You may not believe this, but President Barack Hussein Obama is “one of the most consequential presidents in American history.” But don’t take my word for it! Vox has helpfully put together a short video explaining just how fundamentally Obama has changed America and how we won’t even realize it until long after he’s out of office.
From Obamacare radically transforming our healthcare system, a goal liberals have been working towards for an entire century, to brokering the first nuclear treaty with Iran, to appointing 2 of the only 4 female Justices to the Supreme Court, to passing the strongest environmental laws ever, to curbing the extreme excesses of Wall Street, Obama has changed the rules. The things we were told could never be done, Obama went ahead and did anyway. And that was with the most obstructionist Congress since the Civil War.
Still not sure? Take a look for yourself:
This, incidentally, is what Republicans were so afraid of. Not just a black president, but one that would undo much of the greed-based social engineering Republicans started in the late 1970s. The worst case scenario for the GOP and the 1% oligarchs that control them is a generation of Americans growing up and embracing the fundamental idea of “we, the people” instead of the “Me Me Me” principle that conservatism thrives on.
Just imagine what America will be like in another 8 years with another Democratic president. Our children will look back at the era of Reaganomics and wonder how we fell so low as a nation and thank their lucky stars we had Obama to put us back on the right path.
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