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Democrats Are Trashing President Obama’s Legacy

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The early stages of the Democratic primary have produced few surprises, but one major one has been the denigration of President Barack Obama’s legacy.

On paper, every Democrat should aspire to be the next Obama. The two-term president has a a 95% approval rating among Democratic voters, according to a Pew Research poll taken months after he left office. He is consistently ranked as one of the most admired figures in the world, and successfully moved the overton window in American politics to the left.