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Sunday 19 November 2017

If America was a rental car, then Obama would have to pay damages

No hope: Some reporters called Obama the 'Bubble President'
No hope: Some reporters called Obama the 'Bubble President'
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Is Obama the worst American president of our lifetime? I suppose Jimmy Carter runs him close, if you're old enough to actually remember his time in charge. But even then, the Georgia peanut farmer only had one term, whereas his spiritual successor, Obama, has had the full eight-year, two-term opportunity to make his country a better place than when he took office.

That he apparently believes he has done just that is an indication he is just as deluded and blinkered as the celebrities he enjoys spending so much time with.

In fact, it's no surprise that some reporters on the presidential beat had taken to calling him the "Bubble President", due to the painfully narrow echo chamber in which he existed, where any criticism was seen as the racist response of the "haters" - as he called them - and thus, sanctified like a secular modern Messiah, him and his team of expert attack dogs were able to dismiss all criticism, whether it be constructive, justified or otherwise.

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