WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 — Many, including those on the left, believe President Obama’s presidency is failing, if not failed.
Perhaps the biggest political challenge by President Obama was his disastrous attempt at reforming health care coverage in America, an event far worse than economic failure, or even Benghazi.
With two years left, this president is fighting to save a dissolving legacy and regain credibility with the public in the face of historically low poll numbers. And a really good speech will not work this time. People are starting to recognize that the words he speaks to not reflect reality and, in fact, that they contradict the truth.
As they have now lived with Obamacare, the public is starting to understand the failures surrounding his health care law, which has very little to do with actual ‘health care access’.
Last winter Obama said “It’s legitimate for them to expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general,” which indicates that the President himself had given up, was admitting that he may have stretched the truth a bit on this healthcare law.
In an effort to avoid remaining on a sinking ship, numerous elected officials that once supported the legislation quickly distanced themselves from the White House. Facing tough Mid-Term fights, Democrats are finding themselves distancing themselves even further from the political aftermath of the President’s health care law, worrying it could negatively impact their own chances for re-election.
The failure of the healthcare law, which was intended to help millions of Americans, has tainted the public’s view of President Obama’s presidency.
Conservatives and even some liberal groups, through survey’s and polls, are claiming that the President has lost credibility, and more believe that he’s simply failed in his executive leadership. Obama’s is seconds from having his legacy tarnished by the failed healthcare issue, compounded by his lies about the program.
The president knows it will take more than his’ words, and personality to save his second term, President Obama must now decide if his legacy towards ‘healthcare reform’ is even worth saving even as he battles weighty foreign policy, the war in Syria and against ISIS, Russia, Ukraine, the border crisis issues, as well as the aftermath of scandals, like Fast and Furious and Benghazi, that are coming to a head.