Tuesday, December 27, 2016
2016 Man of the Year: Barack Obama
At Free Beacon --
Outgoing President Barack Obama has previously described his desire to be a transformational figure in American politics like the 40th president was—and he succeeded. Indeed, Obama did more for the conservative movement and Republican Party across the United States than any political leader since Reagan himself left the White House.
He took up the mantle of Reagan not by pushing a conservative vision but by doing something more effective: overseeing the disintegration of the Democratic Party.
One just needs to look at the numbers. From when Obama took office in 2008 through the 2016 elections, Democrats have lost 63 seats in the House, 11 seats in the Senate (not including Independents), 13 governorships, and nearly 1,000 seats in state legislatures.