President Obama gave his farewell speech the other night, orating for more than 50 minutes. As noted by the Washington Examiner, his remarks were “longer than the good-bye speeches of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.”
But this wasn’t because he had a lengthy list of accomplishments.
Unless, of course, you count the bad things that happened. And there are three things on my list, if you want to know Obama’s legacy for domestic policy.
** The Obamacare catastrophe.
** More regulation and red tape.
And those three things, combined with his other policies, produced dismal results.
** A very weak recovery.
In other words, Obama’s legacy will be failed statism. Writing for the Orange County Register, Joel Kotkin is not impressed by Obama’s overall record.
“Like a child star who reached his peak at age 15, Barack Obama could never fulfill the inflated expectations that accompanied his election. …The greatest accomplishment of the Obama presidency turned out to be his election as the first African American president. This should always be seen as a great step forward.
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