Obama was great for Israel, Weapons Manufactures, the Auto Industry, the International Bankers, Wall Street (Institutional Investors), the Saudi Royal Family, the Tech Monopolies, For-Profit Insurance Industry, ISIL…
Obama was good for the (mainstream) Gay Rights Movement, the Negro Elites, Affluent White Liberals, Big Coal, the Struggling Nuclear Power Industry, NATO, Central & South American Oligarchs, Bio-tech Firms, Military Contractors, (mainstream) Feminist, African Oligarchs…
Obama has been a catastrophe for the Black masses (the African Diaspora and Continental Africans), the world’s ecosystems, endangered species (plant & animals), Whistle Blowers, Investigative Journalism, Social Justice Movements (Occupy/BLM), the Global Anti-War Movement, Haiti, Public Education, the Single-Payer Healthcare Struggle, Palestine, The Bolivarian Revolution, World Peace (he ignited a new Cole War)….
So, overall Obama is Great, Good, or Bad depending on where you fall in the Racial, Class, and Ideological spectrum.
No president can be favored by all, in a nation and a world full of competing and conflicting interest; presidents, just like the rest of us, have to pic a side. Obama picked and repped his side hard. Obama is on the side of Empire, Capitalist Class, the Elites, and the Status Quo.
I’m Black, Poor, Socialist, Pro-Peace, Pro-Justice, and Pan-African so for me, the Obama Administration and his policies have been horrible, not the worst, but far as fuck from the best, way far; like Nixon was better than Obama, seriously. Obama is as bad as Woodrow Wilson, not as Racist, but just as manipulative, warmongering, and elitist as Wilson.
What saves Obama, Bush, Clinton and many other modern presidents is that there were presidents who owned slaves, who would openly rape African women, father Black children, then sell those children on the auction block; it’s kinda hard for post-Emancipation presidents to top that level of evil in the modern era, but it ain’t for lack of trying.
As for me personally, excluding the POTUS’s that were elected during Chattel Enslavement of my ancestors, I would say Obama was the worst for one primary reason: Cuz He Black, and should fucking know/do better! I have higher expectations for my own people, no matter how often I’m left down, I still do. So, to see a Black man behaving like a White man is worse than a White man doing White man things; but that’s just my own bias.
So, you have both my objective and subjective assessment of Obama’s Administration.
I will be glad when he’s out of office and I hope no other Black man ascends to the helm of the US Empire, I hope the Empire collapses or is dismantled long before then.