Reader Opinion: Barack Obama's legacy
The following are highlights from The New York Times, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: "Barack Obama is leaving the White House with polls showing him to be one of the most popular presidents in recent decades. This makes sense. His achievements, not least...
The following are highlights from The New York Times, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017:
"Barack Obama is leaving the White House with polls showing him to be one of the most popular presidents in recent decades. This makes sense. His achievements, not least pulling the nation back from the worse economic crisis since the Great Depression, have been remarkable - all because they were bitterly opposed from the onset by Republicans who made it their top priority to ensure that his presidency would fail."
"That story begins on Inauguration Day in 2009 when Mr. Obama inherited a ravaged economy that was rapidly shredding jobs and forcing millions of people from their homes. The Obama stimulus, which staved off a 1930s- vintage collapse by pumping money into infrastructure, transportation and other areas, passed the House, without a single Republican vote. Mr. Obama's opponents have had trouble accepting that this actually happened."
"Americans will miss Mr. Obama's negotiating skill on tough issues and the dignity and character that he and his family brought to the White House." (page 10).
My opinion-We will also miss his moral compass, as described in 1 Corinthians-13; "Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly ever notice when others do it wrong. There are three things that remain-faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love."