Goodbye, Obama

Source: Cato Institute
by Gene Healy

“As Obama’s tenure comes to a close, it’s clear his has been a presidency of enormous consequence. But his most lasting legacy will be one few — perhaps least of all Obama himself — expected. He will leave to his successor a presidency even more powerful and dangerous than the one he inherited from Bush. The new powers he’s forged now pass on to celebreality billionaire Donald J. Trump, a man Obama considers ‘unfit to serve as president’ — someone who can’t be trusted with his own Twitter account, let alone the nuclear launch codes. Perhaps only those incorrigible ‘cynics’ Obama regularly chides from the bully pulpit could have predicted this would come to pass.” (03/01/17)