The American people are not happy with President Obama and are even less happy with their leaders in Congress. But the wheel continues to roll in American politics, and the will of the people has become a thing of the past.
Rolling Stone Magazine feels that the president has gotten a bad rap for his policies and abilities while in the White House. The magazine recently put out an issue in which they not only said that Obama is doing his job well, they also said that he is one of the most successful presidents in American history.
Yes, this is a shocker, but it’s a win for the Obama Administration, which has been dogged by Hollywood friends who are no longer giving money to the president. The person who made these remarks is Paul Krugman, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. He says that Obama is doing a great job and is dealing with a lot of opposition no matter where he turns.
“Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history,” Krugman wrote. “His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.
He does acknowledge the critics of Obama, and says that some of them have a point. But he continues to defend the president nonetheless, particularly since he is being attacked so readily by right wing Republicans, who refuse to work with him on almost anything. It gives an added perspective on the president driven by sympathy from an impactful public figure.
“First, however, let’s take a moment to talk about the current wave of Obama-bashing. All Obama-bashing can be divided into three types. One, a constant of his time in office, is the onslaught from the right, which has never stopped portraying him as an Islamic atheist Marxist Kenyan. Nothing has changed on that front, and nothing will,” he said Krugman.