The historic first run for White House by the relatively young Obama back in 2008 turned a lot of heads, this came from the fact that in his early life he had been a community organizer and that he had taught Constitutional Law since he had a law degree. Nine days into his inauguration, Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize which he was awarded in October. However, the Thorbjorn Jagland who is the Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman emphasized that Obama had not been awarded for what he’d do in the future. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was left fearing that Obama’s actions in the coming years would not match up to the promises he had made to the American people and hence the Committee would be named naïve for awarding him based on face value promises.
It’s no surprise that the promises on progressive integrity and principle that Obama made having no experience and evidence have all turned out to be false and contrary to what he has done while he was in the White House.
The only thing that Obama proved to be good at was organizing the initial election campaign that led to his victory. Otherwise, he failed terribly with majority control of both houses of Congress. He abandoned workers after promising them that he would provide more by establishing a union-friendly National Labor Relations Act. Despite the premature Peace Prize that he was awarded, Obama failed in ending the wars that U.S. was involved in, instead he started wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; he has also pioneered the presidential-murder-by-drone causing very many conflicts.
In an interview with the German news weekly Der Spiegel, Obama was asked whether he would consider pardoning NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, he replied saying that he can’t pardon somebody who hasn’t appeared in a court and presented their case, it was clear that Obama is not a constitutional scholar despite the degree that he holds in Law.
Obama’s superficial comment was totally misinformed since it’s a well-known fact that the Constitution explicitly and deliberately gives presidents unlimited powers, apart from pardoning themselves in case he or she is impeached.