Bernie Reeves at Americanthinker.com quotes a scholarly Democrat's assessment of the Obama presidency, to wit:
“First, he brought the country out of the deep economic chaos that he inherited from the second George Bush. Second, in a very perilous world situation, he made no major blunders. He made no commitments overseas with the kind of disastrous results that the second George Bush had in Iraq. And third, he extended the great benefits of health insurance to millions of Americans who weren't covered".
The speaker is William Leuchtenburg, and Mr. Reeves pokes some huge holes in that hypothesis at How Do Democrats Rank Obama's Presidency?
Regarding that great economic achievement, it's well to note that the recovery took much too long and is much too weak to amount to much. President Obama turned a ton of money over to special interest groups, and while a few individuals did very well from it, the overall economic benefit was negligible.
Obama's overseas accomplishments amount to kicking the can down the road. He's creating a huge problem for some future president.
And health insurance? Whoa boy. Obamacare is costing individuals a fortune, and the prospect of more government involvement in health care is driving doctors out of the profession. Now there's an accomplishment.
Obama was fond of telling his followers that he inherited a big problem. The next president should say it honestly.