by Jack Le Moine
Just four months to go in the Obama Presidency. As it begins to recede into history, here’s a brilliant first look at how his legacy is shaping up.
From the latest happenings in things historical. This article Obama’s Tarnished Legacy: At home and abroad, the President’s agenda is in tatters was published two days ago in Washington Post’s syndication. The article’s author is Charles Krauthammer.
I think that the legacy most important to history will be failure to engage on Civil Rights. Both blacks and whites are equal and both racial groups can be prejudiced against other groups. Obama more than anybody else could have driven the point home to the African American community. Instead President Obama chose the path of least resistance, being another left-wing Democrat.
America needs good, strong civil rights leaders who can command the confidence of the nation — unifiers instead of dividers. We don’t have them. The legacy is one of opportunities squandered. Sad.