For decades to come, pundits will debate Barack Obama’s legacy, and what a legacy it’s been. Let’s review just some aspects of the legacy: $20 trillion in debt, record high rates of poverty and government dependence, a historically low labor force participation rate, the rise and spread of ISIS – and the list goes on!
Not only that, with the nation’s first black President came a deterioration of race relations, when the reverse should’ve occurred. Sixty-nine percent of Americans say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. Perhaps backing the violent racist rhetoric and grievences of groups like Black Lives Matter wasn’t such a good idea after all.
While Donald Trump got “only” 8 percent of the black vote, that’s high historically. That’s double the share that John McCain got, and 50 percent more than Mitt Romney. It’s not just white people calling out Obama on his failure as a President – as TruthFeed reported:
Black Trump supporters in Chicago voice their frustration over Obama saying he is the worst president ever.
They feel left behind by Obama because he chooses to put all of his time and energy into helping illegals, while people who have been born and raised here have been forgotten.
Chicago Blacks: “Obama will go down as the worst President EVER”
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— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) December 13, 2016
Here are the statistics on how black America has fared under Obama, from National Review’s Deroy Murdock:
– During Obama’s tenure, the percentage of black Americans struggling below the poverty line has advanced, according to the most recent Census Bureau data, from 25.8 in 2009 to 26.2 in 2014 — up 1.6 percent.
– Real median income among black households during those years, according to the Census Bureau, sank from $35,954 to $35,398 — down 1.5 percent.
– The number of black food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports — up 58.2 percent.
– Also, from Obama’s oath of office through the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of black Americans who own homes foundered from 46.1 percent to 41.9 percent, according to the Census — down 9.1 percent.
As Donald Trump would say: total disaster!