The Worst President in History? Many Believe Obama's Track Record Speaks for Itself

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Barack Obama is often considered one of the worst presidents in American history. Here are some of the main reasons why Obama's legacy might be considered detrimental to the United States:

  1. Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval Despite being mandated by the U.S. Constitution, Obama ordered military action in Libya without seeking or obtaining Congressional approval. Critics argue that this top-down approach to foreign policy undermines democratic processes and can lead to unintended consequences.
  2. Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies Just hours after the Justice Department announced its intention to sue Halliburton for allegedly using kickbacks to obtain foreign contracts, the Obama administration awarded the company a no-bid contract worth up to $568 million. This apparent conflict of interest and lack of transparency have raised serious concerns about the fairness and integrity of the contracting process.
  3. Had an administration full of lobbyists despite promising otherwise During his campaign, Obama vowed that lobbyists would not work in his White House. However, by February 2010, he had appointed over 40 lobbyists to key administration positions. This breach of promise and the potential for undue influence and conflicts of interest has called into question Obama's commitment to transparency and reform.
  4. Had close ties to Wall Street but pretended to support Occupy Wall Street While publicly supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, Obama's ties to Wall Street raised questions about his sincerity. As of 2011, he had raised more money from Wall Street than any other candidate over the past 20 years, and his administration included several former Wall Street executives and lobbyists. Obama's mixed messages and conflicting interests highlighted the divide between his rhetoric and actions.
  5. Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay Obama's campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility was rated as "broken" by PolitiFact. Despite promises to the contrary, Guantanamo Bay remained open under Obama, undermining his commitment to human rights and democratic processes.
  6. Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-wafia Bailout As a senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill, which rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior and hurt hardworking taxpayers. Critics maintain that Obama's support for the bailout rewarded corrupt corporations at the expense of the average American.
  7. Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president Despite campaign promises to end federal interference in states' medical marijuana laws, Obama's administration raided medical marijuana facilities across the country, even in states where it was legal. Obama's aggressive enforcement stood in stark contrast to his stated positions, earning him the opposite of the trust of medical marijuana patients and advocates.
  8. Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws Obama's nomination of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, despite his multiple tax violations, raised serious concerns about the integrity of the tax enforcement system and the administration's commitment to accountability.
  9. Gave tax dollars to AIG executives then pretended to be outraged Obama signed a stimulus bill that included taxpayer-funded bonuses for AIG executives, promising to scrutinize federal spending closely. After signing the bill, Obama pretended to be outraged about the bonuses, demonstrating a lack of integrity and a willingness to manipulate facts for political gain.
  10. Expanded Bush's unconstitutional faith-based programs Obama's expansion of faith-based programs demonstrated a lack of commitment to secular government and religious freedom.
  11. Supported Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act, ostensibly providing the government with sweeping surveillance powers and citizens with negligible privacy rights.
  12. Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two Under Obama, the national debt increased more during his first three years than it did during all eight years of the Bush administration.
  13. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges Obama signed a bill that granted the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without filing charges or providing a trial.
  14. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping President Obama has defended the Bush-era warrantless wiretapping program despite its infringement on civil liberties and rejection of due process.
  15. Avoided prosecution of Wall Street criminals Despite promises to prosecute Wall Street executives, Obama's administration failed to file any criminal charges against top financial executives during his first term.
  16. Had four U.S. citizens killed without