Obama just set a record, but he and his fans won’t be bragging about it.
He, and they, insist that he was the smartest president ever, and accomplished so much. Of course, when you ask them for specifics, they mumble.
Obviously the economy isn’t great. Race relations are worse than they’ve been in decades, even though Obama would have obviously been the perfect leader to try to improve them. Foreign policy is a joke, and contrary to his bizarre claims, there have been terrorist attacks on American soil.
Now as the Washington Times reports, the situation is even more pathetic than even Obama’s biggest critics could have imagined:
President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him.
Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush.
“The president was never good at reaching across the aisle. So when the composition of Congress changed relative to what it was in his first two years, he wasn’t able to accommodate that very well,” said Andrew Busch, a presidential scholar at Claremont McKenna.
Now, as far as sane, normal Americans are concerned, this dubious “accomplishment” is a great thing. The last thing the country needed were more gun control laws, for instance, or some other items on the Democratic agenda.
With Republican majorities in the House and the Senate, and a deal-making, determined president in the Oval Office, this is one of many Obama “records” that Trump will have no problem breaking.
Source: Washington Times