He won the peace Nobel prize after having in the presidency for a few months having settled the Israel-Palestine issue
He defeated the talibans with his surge.
He closed Guantanamo Bay.
Obama killed Osama having followed the due laws and processes... Hurray!!!
He withdrew from Iraq which thankfully is now a very peaceful and democratic country with only a few suicide bombs upon the civilians and a few corrupt and murderous politicians.
He along with Cameron and Sarkozy helped the Libyans achieve democracy.
He threw Mubarak under the bus hence enabling the Egyptians achieve their democracy as well.
He spoke with Ahmadinejad and achieved peace with Iran, who are now best buddies with Israel.
He lifted the embargo on Cuba and even invited the Castro brothers for lunch at Camp David.
He reigned in the bankers and their bonuses, those Occupy protestors were misguided and irrelevant.
He passed the health care laws that will constitutionally oblige all Americans buy insurance from those charitable insurance companies who will definitely keep their premiums very low.
He repealed the homophobic 'Don't ask don't tell' laws which will hopefully stop being implemented in the US military some time in the future.
Under the Obama presidency Americans are very happy with their ultra-low unemployment, gas prices, debt and everbooming economy.
All hail president Obama who happens to be the most qualified president ever and we should all pray that Americans will not be dumb enough to vote for that former Governor who is a mormon businessman with zero idea about the economy or business. Obama is best
(Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
That isn't an argument or counter-argument.
It's a noun.
Okay, Abraham Lincoln because:
Emancipation Proclamation (although, it is debateable how much he contributed to it); his dedication to the continuation of the Civil Way, thus ensuring Southern defeat and the preservation of the Union (and the abolition of slavery). Due to this, without him the United States may not have existed today as we know it.
Great celebrity yes and great at proving how obsessed with a persons race USA still is as that's probably the only thing most of them know about him is his race well they know he's black. Great president though no
He's a strong orator and statesman, and he seems to have a fair amount of genuine charm, something which the likes of Blair or Brown or Cameron never managed. In that respect, he makes a good Presidential figure. He's got something of that character and used to inspire a great deal of hope.
Unfortunately, it's very difficult to tell how effective he has been. There have been some good points, but the economic collapse (which isn't really his fault) has overshadowed his presidency. The failures regarding Guantanamo Bay and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan aren't positives either and should be addressed if he wants to claw back some popularity.
Then again, there's a lot of Republican hatred for Obama, despite the fact that he seems to have done very little either way. He gets blamed for the economic crisis, despite the fact that America was making a good stab at recovering. I can't tell how much, good or bad, is due to him. He'll take the credit for Bin Laden and the recent reduction in unemployment - there's a good chance he could get back in if he can make some progress up to election time, particularly with such a weak Republican field.
I think, overall, he's been a bit disappointing. It was very easy to get carried away by his speeches and all the enthusiasm about hope for peace in the world. He hasn't really delivered, but he hasn't screwed up too badly either. He's decent without being extremely good or extremely bad. Is he better than Bush? I think so. I certainly wouldn't prefer Mitt Romney either!
He hasn't done much. But that's not to say he hasn't tried. I think if he were to be reelected then maybe he can be one of the better presidents the U.S. has had, but he really has not been able to accomplish enough in his term to deem him the best (or the worst, for that matter.)
I think he gets blamed for a lot, many of which he had little to do with. So, right now, he pretty much has the worst job in the world. He really cannot please anyone.
But we'll see what happens. I certainly prefer him over predecessor.