In a 2008 Ebony Magazine ran in interview in which then presidential candidate
Obama was asked about reparations for slavery and answered, "If we have a program, for example, of universal health care, that will disproportionately affect people of color, because they're disproportionately uninsured," Obama said. "If we've got an agenda that says every child in America should get _ should be able to go to college, regardless of income, that will disproportionately affect people of color, because it's oftentimes our children who can't afford to go to college."
He went so far as to say universal health care would be longer lasting than a one time payment of reparations. In 2010 that Ebony Magazine interview disappeared from the internet. Huffington Post still carries fragments of it here.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/02/obama-opposes-slavery-rep_n_116506.html
That was the first reason I began to lose trust in presidential candidate Obama.
The second was this statement that showed he was nothing but a front man for the biggest hoax almost pulled on the American public, Cap & Trade - a scheme that would have further impoverished the poor and eroded the US middle class while out of all the investors, Al Gore would have made $30 billion the very first year of Cap & Trade.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erCjtiiwx30
The third thing I found out about Obama not only made me sure I could never support him but that I had to do everything I could to oppose him. He said this in Colordo Spring Colorado while he was campaigning for president.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak
The failures of the economies of Spain, Portugal and Greece who'd invested heavily in the Cap & Trade scam led to its being thoroughly discredited and abandoned in the US, sending the Chicago Climate Exchange (founded by stock market manipulator Richard Sandor with funds from the Joyce Foundation when Obama was on its board) into bankruptcy before it even opened for business.
All dreams for a "National Civilian Security Force - as well funded and well armed as the other armed forces"
were immediately abandoned, no doubt after he was told if a sitting president said or acted on those words he would face certain impeachment.
Now first, with the release of Jonathan Gruber's many videos of how he aided the Democrats in deceiving the American public about the nature of ACA followed by Schumer's admissions it appears Obama will spend the final two years of his presidency fighting the inevitable dismantling of the most corrupt deception ever to be on American voters. ACA is doomed. It is only a matter of time before it is dismantled.
I expect that in the next two years there will be more and more details released to the public about the deceptions behind ACA and the nature of the people who constructed it. One of them will be Joel Rogers who was thanked on the Senate floor by Harry Reid for his part in it.
I expect the Republicans to play this for all it's worth up to the next elections and they can't be held at fault for doing it. There's no doubt that Obama will go down in history as the most incompetent president but master leftist ideologue ever to gain such a grasp on power in the United States.
Regretfully, I believe his greatest political legacy will be to have left the Democratic with a reputation for deception and dirty "Chicago politics" that will take several election cycles to overcome.
A Democrat who put honesty before all other matters.