As the world goes to Hell…
As usual, it’s all about Obama.
Amber Phillips of the Washington Post:
President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy
President Obama’s second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts.
Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny.
The latest blow to Obama’s second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration’s request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.
That’s funny. He didn’t run on gay marriage. In fact, Obama said in a 2008 interview with pastor Rick Warren that he believed marriage was between a man and a woman.
He also said that we could keep our healthcare plans and doctors if we liked them.
Maybe the American people now know he was lying, and maybe his legacy doesn’t matter.
Maybe this is all about the presidential library.
John Podhoretz of the New York Post might be onto to something here:
ISIS rises, the economy falters, and Obama’s legacy falls apart
Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so.
In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our profound national-security interests, I have a personal interest in locking this down.”
In one sense, this is what we want presidents to worry about. We want them to be restrained by the cautionary examples provided by history and by the fact that history will judge them.
Read it all here.
Forgive me if I’m more concerned about America’s legacy than Obama’s.
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