What will be the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency? Fifty years from now what will his presidency be remembered for?
The numbers and ways this president has failed are numerous; feckless foreign policy leading to a complete and total meltdown in the Middle East. More debt added than the previous 43 presidents combined. Civil unrest resulting in 10 riots, more than one per year, during his tenure. Citizens hunting (and killing) police in the streets. A piece of legislation bearing his name that has collapsed and cost the American taxpayer two trillion dollars.
But the true legacy Barack Hussein Obama will mostly likely be remembered for is his decimation of the Democrat Party. Obama has destroyed Democrats from coast to coast in a manner that’s astonishing.
Obama’s first midterm election (2010) was disastrous for Democrats. With the birth of the Tea Party movement, Republicans gained 63 seats in the House, the largest midterm seat change since 1938, and six senate seats. That year, Republicans gained a record pickup of 680 seats in state legislative races giving Rs control of 26 state legislatures and dropping Ds to just 15 of 50. Republicans also took 11 governorships from the Democrats for a total of 29. 54 incumbents lost re-election bids that year, 52 were Democrats.
Next, 2014. Up for grabs, all 435 House seats, 36 Senate seats, 38 governorships, 46 state legislatures. Though it didn’t seem possible, Democrat defeats in 2010 were dwarfed. Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006, increased an already commanding majority in the House and gained two more governorships.
Things got much worse for Democrats. 2014 saw a sweeping in of the largest Republican majority in nearly a century, 54 seats in the Senate, 247 in the House, 31 governorships, and 68 state legislative chambers. Republicans gained their largest majority in Congress and largest majority of state legislatures since 1928. State legislative elections were worse. After the 2014 election the number of Republican-controlled state senates and assemblies rose to 68, the highest number in Republican hands since 1928. The smallest number in Democrat control since 1860.
And then came Tuesday night, November 8, 2016 – when Obama finally finished off his party. Not only did Republicans win the presidency and the vice presidency, not only did Republicans retain control of the Senate and of the House, Republicans actually flipped three more governor’s seats. Rs now have the most number of Republican governors since 1922!
In just eight years Obama did to the Democrat Party what Republicans couldn’t in a century. Obliterated it.
What will be the true legacy of Barack Obama? It very well could be a statue placed in his honor right in the lobby of the RNC building. Because what the man has done is lay devastation upon the Republican’s opposition.