He broke the economy, put the world on the path of we are on now with the Middle East, and did nothing domestically to speak of other than his non action on social issues and his disastrous handling of Katrina, and his removal our rights to privacy and legitimizing torture is a direct and permanent attack on Americans.At least Obama did something about one of them but made the other worse.WWII was necessary, WWI somewhat, most of the others are failures of good leadership.I certainly feel differently than many people on this account.This isn't to say that Obama's couldn't also be a total failure either but let's put things in perspective and at the right time.I don't think closing GB is Obama's fault - it's congress'.(granted that is being in a war, not starting one) War is sometimes necessary but never good.You want to avoid war and any president that warmongers or starts wars we don't need to be in is a fail in my book.
The economy has greatly improved under his watch from a very sorry state it started at. Social progress on gay rights and legalization of marijuana but none of that is really his doing.
White House relations with the Press are worse than ever: relations in the U. have worsened under Obama: The percentage of adult Americans in the workforce is at the lowest level in 36 years: Median annual income is down 4% during Obama's presidency: Obama has failed to keep his promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison.
- China relations are the worst since normalization thirty-five years ago: Obama, the U. has allowed Iran and ISIS to begin gobbling up the Middle East.
A lot of people are retiring due to demographics so this number will continue to go down no matter who is president.
Obama has started no wars (though he has been involved in some). It is not inherently good to not start wars or not get involved in any.
(I could argue the second Gulf war as well, but won't) Stuff neither here nor there Foreign relations are definitely not good, but neither are they especially bad.