If, in the first year and a half of Barack Obama’s presidency:
-The stock market had leapt upward by about 33%;
-GDP growth had soared to 4.1%;
-Overall unemployment had dropped to near-record lows;
-Black and Latino unemployment had dropped to all-time lows;
-Most people were putting more money in their pockets due to lower taxes;
-North Korea had returned the U.S. prisoners it was holding, started returning the remains of our soldiers from the Korean war, opened a dialogue with South Korea for the first time since 1953 and, possibly, started denuclearizing;
-NATO countries finally started paying their share of the organization’s costs;
-The U.S., after 25 years of stalling, finally moved its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem;
-The European Union agreed – subject to them actually coming through with it – to lower tariffs that crippled the sales of U.S. goods;
-The Chinese agreed – subject to them actually coming through with it – to lower tariffs that crippled the sales of U.S. goods;
-And the U.S. was in the process of renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico…….
Our media would be singing his praises to the sky every day and marveling at how much he had accomplished in so short a period of time.
Point made? I hope so.