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Response to MatthewG. (Original post)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 04:38 AM

22. Best president of my 70 years. Exceptional character and intelligence, zero scandals or indictments

Loved and respected his wife and daughters.

Went into his office every damned day of his presidency and worked for us, trying to make the country and the world a better place.

Dragged down every damned day by Republican obstructionists, and, based on my experience at DU, by whinging "progressives" who couldn't get over his not having a magic wand to make their every wish come true on Day One.

Held his head high, never complained, kept working. Killed Osama bin Ladin, who Dubya let escape at Tora Bora.

Got the ACA passed while Ted Kennedy was still alive.

Worked on the Paris Climate Accord and made sure we were a part of it.

Worked on a nuclear deal with Iran to make sure they stopped developing weapons, and returned their own money to them.

Tried to close down Guantanamo, but was blocked by the GOP.

Tried to get a 21st Century multi-nation Pacific trade deal passed, which would have helped rein in China's aspirations, and you would have thought he was selling puppies to them for soup the way some here carried on.

And on and on, while every single day people on the Right and Left bitched and moaned. Barack Obama came in after we had 8 awful years of Dubya. Obama kept the entire economy from collapsing into another Great Depression.

And now look what we have in Washington DC. Look at the fcking nightmare we have in DC.

Why you want to engage in shit stirring (sorry: "judging" ) regarding Barack Obama at this particular moment I can only speculate, MatthewG. But I will tell you this: History will not be kind to Dubya. History wll not be kind to Trump, nor will it be kind to the American people who brought him in to power. History WILL be kind to Barack Obama.

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