Obama’s Administration: A success?

On Tuesday, President Obama said his goodbye in his final speech marking the end era. As expected, Americans will reflect on the last eight years, but unfortunately, some people felt that Obama did not fulfill his promises. Douglas Schoen, contributor and co-host in Fox, wrote an article about ways the Obama’s administration disappointed Americans.

First, Schoen’s article focuses on how Obama promoted America’s polarization by his own “own patronizing and belittling political style”.

In his address Tuesday night, Obama decried the “cynicism and polarization in our politics,” yet his tenure has witnessed the rapid deterioration of bipartisanship at every level of American government.

That is why, people should not be surprised of Republicans desire to quickly modify or eradicate what Obama did unilaterally such as Obamacare since, as the article highlights,

was rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote.

Schoen also mentioned that Obama’s foreign affairs were far from great. The writer gave many examples to support his point.

The author stated that during the Obama’s Administration,

America has surrendered leadership in Middle East, where terrorist organizations including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas run rampant. Hundreds of thousands are dead in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and beyond.

Moreover, although Obama affirmed that he will “shut down Iran’s nuclear program without firing a shot,” the president’s nuclear deal was not strong enough to avoid Iran to continuing its nuclear armament race.

America also was not able to support its Asian allies, such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, against the totalitarian China and North Korea’s nuclear progress.

What to think? Is Schoen right when he stated that Obama’s administration was a not successful one? Or is he exaggerating when he claimed that

Obama remains more than anything else a symbol for Democrats disheartened by the stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton, rather than a truly successful president leaving behind a legacy of accomplishment.

Read the full article at Fox News

Maria Robles is a recent graduate from New Jersey City University. She believes that everyone should be informed about current issues affecting our society.