Obama is certainly in the top ten of presidents, simply by virture of all he had to deal with on day one, if for no other reason (like fucking insane racism). But– enough with the hero worship. He has been a civil rights/privacy nightmare. He has made government much, much less transpartent. TPP. Keystone. Public option. Drone murders. Eric Holder and the magic revolving door dance. Gitmo. He is a corporatist just as deep to the bone as Hillary is. Look, he wasn’t a bad president, but he certainly wasn’t some shining hero of the people either. Seriously, get off of your knees and take another look. We need to do better this time.