Saturday, April 2, 2016

Let’s hear it for President Obama!

For only the third time in his presidency, President Obama’s “job approval rating” is making a strong showing above 50%, as reported by the Gallup organization.

Maybe more folks are finally starting to realize that many of the president’s big policy initiatives have had positive outcomes, even though they haven’t been as successful as I or he had wished.

The Affordable Care Act has brought millions of people under the umbrella of health insurance coverage. Steps are being taken to start dealing with global climate change. Trans-Pacific trade agreements are in place to counter the military-economic gambits of China. Same-sex marriage has been legalized. The national economy has steadily improved since the 2008 financial meltdown.

These successes have become reality despite the unceasing attempts by Republicans to block any move the president makes.

Or maybe a lot of folks are taking a look at the appalling roster of Republican candidates for the presidency, and seeing President Obama in a new light.

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