I don't refuse to at all. In 2008 I thought he was going to be like "Bush lite" or something, give or take a few left wing talking points executed as policy.
I didn't expect him to do pretty much everything George Bush did that I disagreed with, plus a raining down of self defeating ideological fundamentalism. I don't have to wait any longer to say, he IS the very worst president in the history, and possible the future of the United States, only rivaled by his predecessor.
I judge this little competition by the following:
1 Perpetuation of mass oligopolies and corporatism, destroying our market system.
2 Siding with large banks and investors, leaving the Federal Reserve bank unchecked and increasing it's power.
3 Increasing the power of the executive branch, taking power away from the already out of touch legislative branch.
4 giving more power to the TENS OF THOUSANDS of agencies for gathering domestic intelligence in which the executive branch exclusively controls with no oversight or transparency to the people.
5 Unnecessary wars, war profiteering, for friends and for political points.
6 All anti-constitutionalism and corruption in all of it's various forms.
7 Probably the most important, the economic poison that he insists being the best policy (that of which, he doesn't even follow. Because he's not a left winger, he is another crony capitalist. Crony being the key word. I wouldn't have a problem with true capitalism, but I don't like Keynesian economics, especially when you DON'T EVEN FOLLOW THEM, BUT STILL CLAIM TO!)
I can give detailed examples of all of these things, and much more with many sources to back them all up but I would RUN OUT OF ROOM!!!!! So message me if you would like some. Although I'm sure if you woke up to it, you could research it for yourself. You probably won't.
But I will reiterate one last time; Barack Obama is, and may always will be the worst president in the history of the United States of America, even when compared to past presidents given my points of judging such a thing.
Please, wake up. It's not like he represents what you think. He is to the points of liberalism as George Bush was to the points of conservatism. That being, nothing of it.