The Worst President in History
- The Legacy of Barack Obama
- Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
- Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-28-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Wayne on 04-27-17
This book was first published on July 2, 1916, almost 9 months before the publication of the audio book and 6.5 months before his elecrted termin office.
The title is "Worst President in History", but that is not the point of the book. The authors level 200 separate charges of inappropriate actions (including failures to act) that were negative to the US or the citizens of the country or to our allies. The fact is the Obama presidency was worse, more corrupt, and more against the interest of our country and its citizens than I could possibly imagined when he first took office on January 20, 2009. He made race relations much, much worse. He virtually destroyed the Democrat party at all levels of the executive and legislative branches of federal and state governments. He defined negotiation as him getting everything he wanted and those who disagreed caving completely. As he promised early in his second term he had a "phone and a pen" and would act in any area that he believed Congress should act if they failed to give him what he wanted. He redefined laws by presidential fiat. His appointments, especially judicial at all three levels, were consistently of partisan hacks who hate the US Constitution, as he does. He very selectively enforced laws. Obama negotiated two treaties (Paris climate treaty and Iran treaty) and enforced them without the required Senate approval. He made friends of dictators who are the enemies of the US as he treated our true friends with disdain. He interfered in a major Israeli election by sending his team to help Netanyahu's political opponents. He told the British public that if they passed Brexit Great Britain would "go to the back of the line" in trade considerations with the US. He weaponized the Justice Department, the IRS, and the EPA to use against those citizens who opposed him in any way.
I expected based on the book title to hear comparisons of Obama to other US presidents arriving at the conclusion that he is worst. Instead this book is an excellent 200 count indictment of President Obama and the damage he apparently set out each day to cause.
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By Karl Deeter on 10-05-17
Very interesting book, very revealing.
This book was really great because it gives you many of the failings of the last president in a concise and easy to understand manner while also doing it in a methodical manner.
The book is clearly partisan in nature, but that is expected given the title, some of the critiques are perhaps not entirely fair because you can't pin every failing that occurs in a massive nation on just one person.
What it does do is list the many failings of the Obama presidency in a clear light. As a person who was broaldly supportive of Obama during his presidency it gives some good texture to the hindsight that his leadership should be held in.
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