Barack Obama's debatable legacy is at the heart of the 2016 presidential campaign. The Republican primary has been, on a significant level, a contest over which candidate can come up with the most extreme hyperbolic language to describe the terrible damage, in their collective view, President Obama has done to the country. These views are the capstone on eight years of relentless attacks on the President for being, among other things, a socialist, incompetent and a dictator.
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