The other day Barack Obama was trying to frame his legacy for obedient leftwing journalists and historians. Here’s what the president’s legacy really is: (1) internationally–chaos, weakness, and failure; (2) domestically–an economy in shackles, huge deficits, worsening race relations, and anti-Christian social engineering; (3) politically–further division, the hollowing out of an increasingly radical Democratic Party, the strengthening of an imperial executive branch, and the election of Donald Trump.
One other item: Despite the manifest failure of Obamacare, the president has at least succeeded in turning health insurance from an ought to to a must. We’ve stopped talking about access to affordable, quality coverage and simply assume that everyone must be covered. As one who would never go without health insurance, I’m not sure that’s a good thing … but that’s where we are. As with “gay marriage,” I’m not sure that bell can be unwrung.