President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail last week, with a strident and wide-ranging rebuke of President Trump and Republicans. He was asking voters to remember “the good old days”—when he was in charge.
But let’s not forget the fruits of his labor: Here at home, he oversaw anemic economic growth, fought for a costly health care law that has increased insurance premiums and imposed stifling regulations. Abroad, he pursued a foolish nuclear deal with Iran, failed to articulate a comprehensive strategy for eradicating radical Islamic terrorism, and did not deal decisively with Syria—a failing that has resulted in human suffering, to this day.
During campaign season, it’s natural for politicians to exaggerate a little in making their case. But we shouldn’t let President Obama get away with complete rewrite of his own history in office.