Politics Was Obama a good president?

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  1. Charlie Work
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    A few things to keep in mind:

    - Bailed out the businesses responsible for the 2008 financial crisis
    - Pardoned any banking execs from facing criminal charges
    - Expanded the surveillance state
    - Expanded the drone assassination program, taking the lives of children, civilians, and US citizens
     
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  2. reservoirGod
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    Comparably.... a great President.
     
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    yeah
     
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    I don't care about economics or other things much. because I don't think president really runs the US anyway. Obama was a good president because I have never heard him talk bad about any race or anybody at all. He was good with everybody, respectful. He had a great family and he definitely was taking care of himself, he worksout. I don't see anything bad about him, but I don't know much about him anyway. Still, wish we had a president like that...
     
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  5. Xmipod
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    This isnt a political forum ffs
     
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    Decent especially considering the turnaround after the disaster presidency of GWB
     
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    Man I didn't even know that. What a great president.
     
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    As an outsider looking in, it's a resounding YES from me. But I'm not American so I only see the highlights of his Presidency.
     
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  9. Charlie Work
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    Is anybody gonna elaborate on which policies or actions they think cancel out the stuff in OP? Or do you guys think he just seemed like a cool dude to grab a beer with?
     
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    He was a great leader imo for the situation he was in. Objectively way better than your current excuse of a prez
     
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    This. If you’re going by Charlie’s standards no. Then again, by Charlie’s standards there’s like maybe a handful of good political figures in all of human civilization.
     
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    d--- I’m the only relatively right winger in this place rip. Obama was a great face as a president but he let the US get walked over internationally. Obama also talked up the BLM movement heavily as president which riled up a lot more people into rioting with the movement - which is NOT what the country needed. Michelle also had over 15 people working under her getting paid loads of tax dollars all to make our school lunches a s--- ton worse. Now Obama WAS the perfect president for post GWB, and did a lot better than I think any of the RINOs he was running against would have done. I really don’t know what Obama could have done besides bail out a lot of banks from the Big Short, since that big f--- up could have destroyed our economy.

    Trump has solidified America as a nation that says “f--- You, we are top dog” to the rest of the world. If you’re American, I don’t understand how that isn’t beneficiary. He shut down North Korea so f---ing fast. The Tariff with China needed to happen because all of the world’s big tech is set up there after the first few years of his presidency and we had to swing our d----s on them. Do I wish he stopped tweeting? Yes I do. Do I wish CNN and Fox News would stop brainwashing all Americans to hate each other? Yes I do.
     
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    You forgot about his passing of Obama Care aka a repackaging of a 90s right wing think tank idea by Chuck Grassley. It was basically Romney Care 2.0. It was a very small step in the right direction, but not quite far enough. He didn’t fight for single payer hard enough and catered to the for profit health insurance companies like a right winger. By Republican standards Obama was a solid right leaning prez
     
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    Bill Clinton and Obama are great, charismatic speakers. They are both a mixed bag when it comes to policy. They both relied on triangulation and caved to the Republicans too much...deregulated Wall Street, bailed out Wall Street crooks, escalated senseless wars...

    FDR had balls. He fought for the working class and didn’t take s--- from Wall Street. Clinton and Obama couldve been like him but instead were Republican Lite Democrats. Both were way better than Trump and the GOP, but still corporate b---- boys.
     
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    Where do you get your news and information, @marmin shkreli? Genuinely curious.
     
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    lmao happy you asked bud. so /r/politics got bought out by a bunch of shareblue propaganda machines in 2012, and /r/thedonald is the literal antichrist, so im an incel that goes to /pol/ on 4chan a lot. also info wars, even if big tech has made it impossible to access that on mobile devices. but if i mention infowars then everyone would try to discredit me even though they have zero basis of what they are talking about
     
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    i ride a lotta wall street journal but thats more for business world news than for politics s---. i dont read into politics often because both sides are a lose lose
     
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    and what i mean by big tech is google and apple data fields being stored in china because its a s--- ton more cheaper than the US. Their overall technology is going to surpass ours in the near future if we didnt slow them down a bit because big tech f----- us
     
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    typed from a macbook using google chrome lmao
     
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    :ummmm:
     
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