When President Obama ran for each term he had an outlined plan of what he wanted to accomplish on a liberal agenda. This included things like closing down the Guantanamo Bay facility that housed enemy combatants from the Middle East. This, fortunately, was not accomplished though he was able to release some of the most dangerous detainees housed at the facility. This was not the only part of the administration’s plan for both terms and one of the items on their list that was accomplished was the health care insurance plan. Though it did not work out quite the way it was planned, it did accomplish blowing up the existing health care plans. This was promoted as being able to keep your doctor, keep your plan and save money. The opposite happened no existing plan met the requirements put into law, which caused millions to lose their health care and forced onto the new insurance plan. Plans that offer little in the way of health care but so costly people bowed out and paid a fine on their taxes instead.
Then another item on the list was to regulate businesses to a point that it was putting companies out of business. Fortunately, this has been changed and companies are going back to work including the coal mining industry that was decimated under the Obama administration. This was in an effort to battle what the administration promoted as our largest threat, climate change. This, fortunately, was done by executive order which has been undone allowing the coal mining industry to return to work. But it was costly since billions of tax dollars were given to a solar company that went out of business shortly afterward.
Foreign policy was questionable at best during the President Obama years, since at least two countries and possibly three were destabilized. First, the military troops were pulled from Iraq allowing the newly formed government to struggle and a vacuum created to allow radicals to take over the country killing millions. This resulted in US troops having to return in what was termed an advisory role to take back cities that had already been fought for by US troops. Then there was the destabilizing of Libya and the events of Benghazi where American lives were lost without a rescue attempt even though the events of the fight took about eleven hours. This was brushed under the rug and the public told it happened because of a video until the real story began to emerge. If these events weren’t enough there were the new rules of engagement for US troops deployed that put them in further danger. There was also the red line for Syria drawn that was moved until the United States did nothing.
People who own weapons were under constant attack and in any event, taking place, a weapon was used it was a reason for the President to attempt to further the agenda of trying to limit or do away with citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Fortunately, while this occurred the house and senate were not Democrat-held and it was not possible to take away guns using an executive order. Though, that was one of the most used things by President Obama even coming out at one point and saying he had a pen and phone. This was meant to garner support from the public to change whatever the administration wanted whether it was actually good for the country or not.
Little attention was paid to countries like North Korea while they worked on a weapons program with the US as their bull’s eye. Instead, President Obama felt it more important to make a deal involving a large amount of cash with Iran in a trade to stop their weapons program for ten years. The deal had nothing in favor of the US. Next communications and deals were made with Cuba again with nothing in favor of the US not even the return of wanted criminals living there to avoid US law.
The tearing down of America’s values underwent abuse under President Obama. First, a new rule for the military permitting transgender service members to bring their lifestyle into daily duty. While an extremely small number of service members may fit into this category overall it caused havoc. The second and more serious issue was the administration’s idea that the US should have open borders resulting in tens of thousands of people entering the country without visas. The last part of this agenda was to travel to other countries apologizing for the US and trying to bring the country down to the level of other countries instead of the US being the strong country.
These issues have been changed and while it affected the country the Obama administration was not able to accomplish its complete agenda. Much of this happened by executive order and has been undone by the new president.