In a recent op-ed by New York Post writer Deroy Murdock, Obama is lambasted for his greatest failure: the ultimate weakening of the Democratic Party. Murdock claims Obama has pegged down his political party to levels not seen since the 1940s. After eight years leading the White House, Obama’s legacy has crumbled due to the following, as listed by Murdock:
Democrats surrendered the White House to political neophyte Donald J. Trump.
US Senate seats slipped from 55 to 46, down 16 percent.
US House seats fell from 256 to 194, down 24 percent.
Democrats ran the Senate and House in 2009. Next year, they will control neither.
Governorships slid from 28 to 16, down 43 percent.
State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent
Trifectas (states with Democrat governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.
Murdock also claims that in terms of elevating his party’s state-level strength, Obama is the worst president since World War II.
Abroad, as Murdock notes, Obama and his administration inevitably sparked “the rise of ISIS, the fall of US personnel in Benghazi, and Iran’s relentless humiliation — before, during and after Obama’s delivery of some $100 billion in unfrozen assets, including at least $1.7 billion in laundered cash, literally flown in on private jets.”
Murdock suggests Obama should finish his presidency on “low key” discreetness and shy away from the public spotlight, but instead the soon-to-be former president will “hunker down in Washington, DC, comment on current events and counsel his party’s candidates and officeholders.” Murdock believes this is equivalent to being as “appetizing as a dinner cooked by Typhoid Mary.”
The full op-ed by Murdock can be read here.
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