Obama’s Legacy: Democrats Lose 1,030 Seats and Governorships in Eight Years

Obama’s Legacy: Democrats Lose 1,030 Seats and Governorships in Eight Years

For eight years, Barack Obama prioritized his own agenda over the will of the American people — and now the Democrats are feeling the repercussions. Obama might have secured a second term as president, but he killed his party in the process.

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidency on likability and likability alone. He was nothing but a celebrity politician. He had no accomplishments, no record, and had no executive experience — but he was popular.

After the election, Obama began to put his liberal agenda into law — and voters balked. When Obama mounted an effort to nationalize the American healthcare system, Massachusets, the most liberal state in America, sent a Republican to congress to stop the government takeover. But Obama did it anyway, relying on trickery and rule-bending in the senate to get Obamacare passed without the requisite votes.

A few years later, Obama escaped reelection loss — but his party didn’t. As Obama continued to ignore public opinion, his party kept losing seats in congress, state legislatures, and governorships.

See the scale of their historic losses on the next page:

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