I comment on politics only when I don't see my observations reported anywhere else.
Recently, Democrats have been trying to give president Obama credit for some of his actions while in office. They are getting nowhere and I wanted to comment on the reasons.
President Obama cannot get credit for pulling US troops out of Iraq and ostensibly ending a long war (except among the tiny anti-American anti-war crowd). In the Senate Obama fully opposed the war. In his campaign for president he promised to end it promptly. He has never supported the reasons that the United States went to war in Iraq. He has never supported the intentional creation of a democratic government. He has never congratulated the Iraqis for their successful transition from tyranny to democracy, whether it succeeds or not.
If you deny everything about the child from its conception to its entry in high school, you cannot expect people to give you credit when the child graduates.
The instance in which Obama was president when Osama bin Laden was killed and is not given credit, is a different reason. Obama will not be given credit for this military accomplishment because his egotism demanded that he personally and publicly take credit for the successful assassination a few days after it happened.
He would have gotten credit if he had welcomed and honored the Naval Adms. (Olsen and McRaven) who planned, supervised and executed the Seal operation. Americans simply don't give credit to someone who egotistically takes it themselves.