Today, January 21, 2013, is the Inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as the President of the United States of America. In a review of his first four years, one might be puzzled over how Obama could still inhabit the oval office.
This second term is Obama’s last chance to make his promises to improve the quality of American life a reality. Will his legacy ever amount to more than complaints and criticism over Obamacare? What is the 44th president of the United States going to do for the American people in his next four years?
Did Obama unite the country and diminish the effects of racism in America? There are those who would answer in a resounding negative. Race relations in Denver and across the United States have not improved under the leadership of Obama. If anything, does it seem more racial tension has been stirred?
Has America become more financially stable under the guidance of this president? Anyone who believes he is the choice of the lazy 49% who will never carry their weight, doesn’t think that is true. Statistic show there are more Americans living at poverty level now than in 2009 when Obama took office.
Has Obama been a good leader who is able to bring the two parties together and get the important things done for the American people? Uh, no. The daily drama of who will blink first in Washington is an embarrassment before the world and disturbing proof that the other kids in Washington don’t want to play nice with Obama.
There is substantial data to support the belief that we Americans are not better off under the guidance of this Commander in Chief , yet he won re-election. Was it more of a popularity contest than a presidential election? Review the facts for yourself:
As the other statistics inch up or remain the same, it is evident that there is much work to be done in this second term. Obama has his last chance to introduce some real substance to be recorded in his historical record. America needs more than a handsome guy who delivers a good speech. America needs a leader that will get others to follow as he puts this country on the right track.