U.S. News and World Report, along with other media venues, released a rating of American Presidents by academics. Those academics ranked President Barack Obama, the man who has oversaw economic decline and seemed inept at handling the Gulf Oil spill, as the 15th greatest President in history. The ranking puts President Obama above liberal icon Lyndon B. Johnson, who created Medicare and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
Former President George W. Bush is way down the list, considered one of the worst Presidents. Bush is ranked well below Richard Nixon, who resigned the office in disgrace.
How does one make sense of this? Well it is simple. Academia is very liberal. People in academia live by different standards then the rest of us. They live in a world of political correctness. They do not care about results as much as they care about appearing to be open minded about those who espouse liberal causes.
Thus, Barack Obama is judged by them to be effective, when in fact, he is a failure as President of the United States. Ranking President Obama after a year and a half of failure as the 15th most effective President is a sign of how afraid liberal academics are of telling the truth. Academics simply can not rank Obama at the rate he really performs. If they do, they will be outcasts in their academic circles and might even lose their jobs. A liberal President can not be deemed a failure in the academic world.
So academics follow political correctness and tout Obama as something bigger than what he is. They call him our 15th most effective President. While they do so, in the real world, the Chinese and others think of President Obama as a joke.
But, you don't have to go to China to find a real world evaluation of President Obama. Go to Louisana. Ask someone there who is out of job because of the mishandling of the Gulf oil spill how effective President Obama really is.
Perhaps academics should venture out of the politically correct insulated world of the academy and see how real people are affected by the lack of leadership by President Obama.