Why does President Obama get such a different press on the two sides of the Atlantic?

@indexer (2336)
Leicester, England
September 17, 2015 8:15am CST
President Barack Obama is a total failure who has sold his country down the river and has nothing of value to show for his term in office. President Barack Obama will go down in history as one of the all-time great American Presidents with a very real legacy of achievement on the world stage. These are two very different views of President Obama, the former seeming to be the general view in the United States and the latter in Europe. Is one of them nearer the truth than the other, or does the real picture lie somewhere in between?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Sep 15
The general view in the United States is really polarized. The right wing crazy fringe thinks he's a communist muslim. The Democratic party faithful think he's the best President ever. The right wing mainstream disagrees with him on Iran, abortion, etc. The non-Democratic party left wing thinks he's a corporate tool. If you judge him by his actions, I think his presidency has been somewhat mixed, but I do have a problem with bailing out the big banks and not helping enough of the people that they hurt, not following through on shutting down Guantanimo (though a lot of that's Congress's fault), drone assassinations and pushing trade deals such as the TPP.
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@indexer (2336)
• Leicester, England
17 Sep 15
Thanks for that. Perhaps the sign of a real failure as a President would be someone who annoyed nobody at all but didn't delight all that many either!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Sep 15
@indexer Maybe, but as polarized as things are in this country, I can't imagine ANY president not annoying somebody.
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@TheHorse (74972)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Oct 15
I had no idea he was viewed that positively in Europe. I'm American and view him as...just another president. Obamacare was something of a disaster and something I'm glad I don't have to deal with. He's made some inappropriate comments about events in the news, worsening the racial divide in our country.. But he's certainly been better than Bush II in most ways.