It's a good year, and without a doubt we have a good President!
The Daily Mail reports:
Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama.
What a wonderful lede. Life is good!
Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy -- the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th.
Great news! What is NOT to like?
All new presidents, of course, break with their predecessor once in the Oval Office, especially if they come from a rival political party.
But what is striking is how systematic the hammer blows to Obama's legacy have been.
That's because the vast majority of working Americans hated what President Obama did to this country. His legacy was an exercise in self-love and self-worship. We the People wanted a break from Big Government and Big Business backing each other up at the expense of everyone else.
Those days are now over, and all of Obama's push for special interest financing is gone.
And rather than throw his weight behind new policies or projects, Trump has shown a willful desire to unpick, shred and erase everything his predecessor accomplished.
We want President Trump to make American great again, do we not? There is no better way to ensure a better America than getting rid of all traces of Barry Soetero's destructive transformative effects on the United States!
It's worth noting that each time he buries one of the reforms of the man who sat before him at the "Resolute desk," Trump sounds more like a candidate than a president.
Trump is candid, and that is all that counts.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership? Within days of taking office, Trump signed an order pulling America out of the free trade accord, the fruit of eight years of negotiations between 12 Asia-Pacific countries, from Chile to Canada and Japan.
The TPP sucked. It should have never been proposed in the first place. Shame on globalist Obama. To our credit, even Berniecrats recognized the danger of this massive bureaucratic deal gone wrong.
The Paris climate accord? Obama played a leading role in attaining that milestone in the effort to combat global warming.
Trump pulled out of the agreement signed by 195 countries, claiming that it "punishes the United States" and declaring: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
Yes. The Climate Accord would have wreaked economic discord on the entire country. Who needs that?!
What about Obamacare, the signature legislative achievement of Obama's first term? After trying in vain to get Congress to repeal it, Trump is now working to bring about its collapse through the regulatory process.
I am so glad that Obamacare is going down in flames. Whatever the President can do to pull the plug, I welcome the effort.
And the Iranian nuclear accord? The bid to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon in return for a lifting of sanctions more than any other bore came to represent Obama's approach to world affairs.
The President will not certify, but he has urged Congress to fix this problem, just like with the the DACA situation. I say let the whole Iran deal elapse and live it at that.
"This deal will have my name on it," the Democratic president said shortly before it was concluded. "Nobody has a bigger personal stake in making sure that it delivers on its promise."
And now Barry's name has been dragged through the mud all the more. Obama's pride has undermined whatever legacy he was hoping to leave. The sheer arrogance of this decrepit little man is incredible, a marvel to behold for its sheer idiocy.
While Trump has stopped short of tearing up the Iran deal, as he threatened on the campaign trail, on Friday he warned he could do so "at any time," raising doubts about the fate of an accord born of years of painstaking diplomacy.
He will have no choice but to tear it up very soon, since there is no interest from a radical Islamic state to comply with this deal,
- A break at any price -
How to explain the fixation on destroying Obama's legacy at all cost?
It's not a fixation. It's a natural response to undoing damage done for eight years because of the terrible previous president. Anyone seeking to Make America Great Again will do so by undoing all the undoing of the Obama Administration.
Trump has held high his determination to fulfill his campaign promises, and give form to a simple slogan: "America First."
And for Barry, it was America Second or "No America At All." No one should be surprised that the President is undermining the crap and corruption of the Obama Administration.
And his team recalls, with reason, that Obama acted by decree many times when thwarted by Congress. What has been decided by the stroke of a pen can be undone by the stroke of a pen.'
Exactly. Obama's legacy was built on sand!
Historian Jeffrey Engel, however, sees no equivalent in recent decades to Trump's systematic application of the simple principle that "if the other guy liked it, it must be bad."
To Engel, the explanation is that Trump's electoral base "never accepted fully Barack Obama as their president."
No, we simply hated everything that Obama did to this country. Of course we refused to accept him! He hated this country. He shamed the values on which this country is built.
"There was a move among Obama's opponents to delegitimize him and to say that this man is not really president and consequently anything that he did, Trump's base is ready to get rid of," said Engel, who heads Southern Methodist University's center for presidential history in Dallas, Texas.
A notable fact: Obama has until now remained largely silent as his legacy is demolished.
American tradition, which is generally respected, holds that a former president should remain above the fray.
But, in thinking about his place in history, Obama is also playing the patience card.
"I think that Obama understands that his legacy ultimately will be defined by how America reacts to Trump in the long term and how Trump's successors act," said Engel.
And they will be more than happy to confine Obama's history to the ash-heap of history.
On November 7, 2016, on the eve of the US elections, Obama warned voters "it all goes out the window" if they were to send Trump to the White House.
That attempt to rally Democratic voters now seems prophetic.
Amen! All my dreams are coming true!