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    Obama was the best US president in my lifetime definitely from what i know, considering Clinton, Bush and Trump, but he was still pretty bad but then again, who was good in the last century...
    Like Robby said, even FDR has blights on his record, from refusing to propose anti-lynching legislation for political reasons, or Japanese concentration camps for example.
    It really depends on from what benchmark you judge them.
    From a humanitarian or populist standpoint? They all suck and are bad, by varying degrees. Unfortunately, Trump has shifted the benchmark so far that they look pretty good now...

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    Obama was a stable, adult president. Considering who came before and after I'd say that's an accomplishment in and of itself. Was he a bad president? No. Was he a great president? No. He has some highlights, but ultimately I think he'll be remembered as a president, rather than one of the all time bests. I also think it's fair to point out he might have been able to do much more without the republican senate tying his shoelaces together every chance they got. Something Biden is going to be hindered by as well.
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    So would Obama be among those presidents in the future?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKageKing View Post
    So would Obama be among those presidents in the future?

    Obamaīs legacy is already "First Black President", itīs as memorable as it gets i guess.

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    While the argument is that Obama was not a great president, he was certainly not mediocre. He did, health care reform, rescued the economy from a big crisis, was a leader in developing the Paris Agreement, supported same sex marriage, etc. These are the most famous. Here's a list with 50 things: https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazi...nts-revisited/ And I should remember that he all of of this while the congress was cockblocking him for 6 years.

    Besides that, Obama was a pretty great public figure, which I think is important for a President. He was a good influence for people, and many of his speeches (even the normal ones) explained very well the issues and the causes and the whys, which is refreshing.

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    Experts rank the best U.S. Presidents of all time: https://stacker.com/stories/747/expe...dents-all-time

    Can't say I know enough to argue about the list.

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