Last week’s letter from Dr. Terdiman leaves me shaking my head in wonderment (“Wrong about Obama”). He says that Obama is “perhaps the worst president in our history.” I look at Obama and recognize some of his accomplishments. (He got a stimulus bill passed that started us out of a severe recession; reinvigorated the U.S. auto industry; took over from Bush when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month and has had about 60 months of steady job increases to a total of over 3 million new jobs, mostly in the private sector; presided over a stock market that was about 7 thousand and is now 18 thousand on the Dow; brought the deficit down from 10 percent of GDP to under 4 percent; has taken steps toward recognizing the threat of global warming; got Osama bin Laden; passed health care reform; ended the war in Iraq, and is drawing down in Afghanistan.) And these accomplishments, I ask myself, rate him the grade of “worst”?
It make no sense to me. Maybe I’m living in an alternate universe than that of Dr. Terdiman.