It seems the arguments for this motion are largely emotive, and also totally untrue. The idea that Obamacare "keeps health-costs down" is laughable in the face of rising premiums, from which most Obamacare recipients were protected only by government intervention (read: Obama used tax money to save the victims of his policy from the higher premiums it created). Those who claim he had a "scandal-free presidency" clearly weren't paying attention for the last 8 years, particularly when he ordered the assassination (without jury trial) of Abdul al-Awlaki, a 16 year old who's only crime was having a terrorist father (they justified the killing by stating that the boy "should've had a far more responsible father". As for the Nobel Peace Prize, ask yourself: does the man who ordered 20'000 bombings in 7 countries in the space of one year (2016) deserve such a prize? I think not.
By every serious measure, Obama was a failure. His foreign policy was atrocious. Over the course of his presidency, race relations have hit a generational low in the eyes of the general public. The Democrats have been devastated nationwide. And his economic polices did the following:
- Doubled the national debt
- Lowered the employment rate by 3%
- Lowered median household income by more than $3500
- Increased the numbers in poverty by around 7 million persons.
- Raised health insurance rates for families by 50% on average
- Lowered the home ownership rate.
Finally, from a British perspective, he was an American president who did not value the relationship between our two nations. On the contrary, he showed contempt for Britain in favour of supranational aims with the European Union, leading inevitably to the unacceptable levelling of threats at the British people during our successful campaign for Brexit. A deeply unsuccessful president with a malevolent agenda who ordinary Americans disliked so much they voted in Donald bloody Trump...