The howls from certain people on the right will be heard on Neptune, I'm sure. But that doesn't change what Rolling Stone magazine and Nobel Prize winning economist (and one of Mr. Obama's critics), Paul Krugman have to say about Mr. Obama's presidency.
It is true President Obama's popularity poll numbers are not good at this time, but that's not indicative of his entire presidency, it indicates the mood of the country at this point, and nothing else. Like all presidents, Mr. Obama has made mistakes and has regretted them, and not all of his supporters, including this blogger, agree with all of his policies. There is no doubt, however, that as representative of what conservatives consider "family values," this president has been an excellent role model as a husband and father.
One thing that separates us from the rabble, whose default position is outrage on anything and everything he does, is that we can talk rationally about why we disagree with his policies, while the rabble offers nothing but poisonous rumors and lies.
"David H. Donald, noted biographer of Lincoln, relates that when he met John F. Kennedy in 1961, Kennedy voiced his deep dissatisfaction and resentment with historians who had rated some of his predecessors. Kennedy said, 'No one has a right to grade a President—even poor James Buchanan—who has not sat in his chair, examined the mail and information that came across his desk, and learned why he made his decisions.'
Historian and political scientist Julian E. Zelizer argues that traditional presidential rankings do not explain much concerning actual presidential history, and that they are "weak mechanisms for evaluating what has taken place in the White House." SOURCE
One of the most successful presidents in American history? We don't know that yet. Meanwhile, this is an antidote to all the vile, and sometimes racially charged hatred directed at this man, and his wife, since he took office. Historians will judge Mr. Obama's presidency, which has two more years to go, not the howling malcontents whose heads explode whenever he breathes and exhales.