Obama’s biggest failure is a topic that opens up a lot of debate. Democrats may say that a lack of prosecution of Wall Street bigwigs or the lack of Medicare for all the Obamacare legislation are Obama’s biggest failures to date.
Republicans, of course, see it differently. And — despite the fact Obama’s biggest failure isn’t being the first president ever to reform the broken healthcare system, the capture and assassination of Osama bin Laden, the rescue of the auto industry, preventing a second Great Depression, or turning around stunning job losses under his predecessor — the GOP counts Obama’s missteps as legion.
But ask the President what Obama’s biggest failure is, and none of the above mentioned issues comes into play. While Dems want more financial oversight and regulation and a more comprehensive healthcare system through federal and state programs and Republicans just want anyone at all else to run the country, the Commander-in-Chief had a different perspective during a Univision interview.
Yesterday, President Obama sat down with Univision’s Jorge Ramos to reach out to Hispanic voters on the Latin network, and the subject of Obama’s biggest failure arose. The President admitted to Ramos that he felt lack of immigration reform was the largest oversight of his presidency but explains that he did not anticipate such intense pushback from the other side of the aisle.
“Jorge, as you remind me, my biggest failure so far is we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done yet. What I confess I did not expect, and so I’m happy to take responsibility for being naive here, is that Republicans who had previously supported comprehensive immigration reform — my opponent in 2008, who had been a champion of it and who attended these meetings — suddenly would walk away. That’s what I did not anticipate.”
Do you agree lack of comprehensive immigration reform is Obama’s biggest failure?