Monday, November 28, 2016

Reality Doesn't Intrude On VOX

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history
Har! Oops, he's not joking. But reality is closer to this:

Whatever precise form Mr Trump’s administration takes, we know this: Mr Obama’s legacy will be purged. In many cases all it will take is the stroke of Mr Trump’s pen.

The Obama erasure will go far deeper than undoing domestic laws, or foreign deals. Mr Trump will repeal Obamacare, or alter it beyond recognition. He will “keep an open mind” about whether to pull the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change and quite probably blow up the US-Iran nuclear deal. These acts would undo Mr Obama’s most visible achievements. Less obvious ones, such as the ban on Arctic drilling and enhanced interrogation techniques and the intention of closing Guantánamo Bay (never completed) will also be consigned to the dustbin. It will be as if Mr Obama was never here.
Music to my ears...

1 comment:

Steven Satak said...

And the whole thing is written as though these were BAD things. Mister Obama chose to use the phone, the pen and a whole raft of lies to create his 'legacy'. Here's the only thing Mister Obama can count on for a legacy - it's gonna be a long while before folks elect another black man to office, I'm afraid.