8 years of suffering under Barack Obama

I would gladly suffer 8 more years that way.

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The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number…

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11 responses to “8 years of suffering under Barack Obama

  1. I never realized what I masochist I am. I want Obama back!!

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  2. I’d go back to his kind of suffering any day. I knew we’d miss him, I just didn’t know quite how much…great piece to share. Thanks.

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  3. Yeah, some people seem to have suffered terribly seeing a black man accomplish so much. Now they can feel proud watching a white man accomplish nothing.

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  4. I agree completely, although in small ways, his Administration turned too far to the left in his final year or two, and I think some of those actions contributed to 2016. I absolutely loved his go slow approach in his first term. He lost sight of that at the end. I’d still vote for him again, but …

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  5. But it was his fault that the Dow was down … his fault that the US auto industry was on the brink … his fault Trump was elected … his fault cancer is cured … his fault that the Bengals sucked in the opener … his fault that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck the mainland … After all, he could have stopped the rain but chose not too.

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