January 20, 2017 by Makia Freeman
The Obama Legacy will officially exist as a phenomenon after noon today, Friday January 20th 2017, when Donald Trump assumes office as the new president of the United States. Assuming there are no unexpected surprises at the inauguration, Obama will leave office and become an ex-president or former president. Naturally, it is a time when people both look to the future and begin to reflect on the past, specifically on what constitutes the Obama Legacy. What kind of president was Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro? What will history remember him for? Although Obama was the first half-black president and it’s great to see some racial diversity at the top, there was not much else to celebrate in his tenure, which is teeming with examples of the expansion and abuse of executive power. He promised peace and delivered war; he promised the most transparent administration in history and gave us the most secretive and surveilling administration in history. He became the first US president to completely rely upon the teleprompter, thus earning himself the nickname of Teleprompter-in-Chief and showing everyone what a puppet he was. He presided over the disastrous selling out the general public to the banksters in the form of the Bailout and Stimulus mass cash giveaways to the banking class.
Below is a list of the top 10 highlights (or more aptly named lowlights) of the Obama presidency Read MOre