TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION; A SPECIAL COUNSEL HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA BY TRUMP CAMPAIGN; AND THE US HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE COMMITTEES LOOKING INTO RUSSIAN COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACY WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Steve Benen writes:
"[T]he name of the film, "The Road We've Traveled," is clearly intended to communicate a specific message: look less at where we are and more at what where were and what we've been through. When the narration tells viewers, "Not since the days of Franklin Roosevelt had so much fallen on the shoulders of one president," that's not hyperbole. Given that FDR "only" had to deal with the Great Depression, and Obama inherited a financial crisis and two wars, Michael Beschloss has argued that Obama's job was actually harder than anything any incoming president had to deal with in modern American history.
Put it this way: Obama entered the cockpit of a plane that was crashing, and managed to gain altitude, slowly but surely. As easy as it is to complain about the ongoing turbulence, the point of videos like these is to remind folks that the nose isn't pointed down anymore."
I will give this president credit and praise for what he's accomplished, but with the knowledge that he isn't perfect and has made mistakes.
That said, very few presidents in the history of this country have ever been flawless in the job. But considering what Mr. Obama faced when he took office, it is astoundingly impressive that he's managed to accomplish so many good things with so many bad people demonizing and obstructing him.
Talking Points Memo's Five Big Take-Aways from the Obama documentary.