Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Wipeout of Obama’s Legacy

Fred Barnes May 11, 2018 
          
President Obama’s legacy is rapidly vanishing. The decision by President Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran is the biggest blow, but it’s only the latest. The elimination of the individual mandate and canceling the yearly bailout of insurance companies have left Obamacare in a precarious condition. Young immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States unlawfully—so-called dreamers—are losing their legal status.

This is historic. Presidents often vow to wipe out big chunks of their predecessor’s legacies. President Eisenhower was going to take on the New Deal. Ronald Reagan targeted the Great Society. Both backed down. Trump, working with congressional Republicans, hasn’t. He’s eager to deflate Obama’s standing and inflate his own.

Obama.......... spared himself the unpleasantness of compromising with Republicans and instead governed by executive orders and regulations..........Democrats have adopted a strategy of resisting Trump across the board. It’s blind resistance, all anger and ideology, no common sense......To Read More....

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