Obama’s abysmal legacy 7

… illustrated and summed up in 9 charts:



From the Federalist Papers:

What will be the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency? Obama is leaving behind a mess. A train wreck.  An utter disaster. …

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 ten riots, more than one per year, during his tenure; citizens hunting (and killing) police in the streets; lies told in order to pass a piece of legislation bearing his name that collapsed and cost the American taxpayer two trillion dollars. …

And the wrecking of the Democratic Party.

(Not that we have any complaint to make about that.)

Obama has destroyed Democrats from coast-to-coast in a manner that is 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 R’s control of 26 state legislatures and dropping D’s 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 midterms. 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. Republicans now have the most number of Republican governors since 1922!

Thanks to his extreme narcissism, dislike for members of his party, the radicalness of his hope and change agenda, and somewhat lax work ethic – in just eight years Obama has done to the Democrat Party what Republicans couldn’t do in a century. He has obliterated it.

So focused has Obama been on remaking America into his uber-Leftist-socialist utopia that he neglected something very important; the people of the USA do not want his vision and its the people who vote candidates and parties into and out of power.


Later addition: After reading Jim Kennedy’s comment on this post, we realize that we should be positively congratulating Obama on his one and only admirable achievement – the wrecking of the Democratic Party.

If only it could be permanent!

Posted under Economics, government, Progressivism, United States by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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  • Those are some terrifying graphs.

  • liz

    Great charts. Charts showing the astronomical rates of both legal and illegal immigration, refugees, etc., causing the increase of welfare spending, and the rise in rates of crime and terrorism during Obama’s tenure would show the same trends. For someone with ‘a somewhat lax work ethic” he made alot of headway with his ‘transformation’ (i.e. destruction) of America.
    But he had alot of help – Valerie Jarret, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, to name a few, not to mention the Muslim Brotherhood.
    If he destroyed the Democrats and brought about the election of Trump, that’s great, but at what price? The mess we have to clean up after the damage this traitor has done will be like cleaning up the Twin Towers after 9/11.

  • Jim Kennedy

    Dang, now I feel like I should be happy he came along? I’ve been really comfortable in my extreme contempt for the POS for the last 8 years…

    • I see your point!

      Well, think of the rest of the damage …

      Later: There’s now an addition to the post, acknowledging your contribution to this story. – opening our eyes to the strange fact that there is one thing Obama has done which gives us pleasure.

    • It took a Carter to give us a Reagan. I kind of doubt The Donald will be another Reagan, but I’ll settle for his having prevented the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua from setting foot in the Imperial Mansion.

      • He may be better than a Reagan, for this very different time. An efficient businessman is needed now. Someone who can get huge things done – “under budget and ahead of schedule” if possible. Trump’s the man who can and might do it.

        • True, and it’s not widely appreciated that Reagan might not be the right man for our time now – he was a great President for the 80s, but everything was different then.

          I spent most of my Army years with Reagan as NCA. I will say this; the Army loved the guy,

          Trump is an interesting guy. He may be just the President we deserve.