Oh, wait. So far there have only been four.
1. Getting elected
Who would have thought that a black man with very little experience, with the middle name Hussein, fathered by a man from Kenya would beat the Democratic powerhouse Hillary Clinton to the nomination and get elected on top of that. That’s more like two sizable miracles in one.
2. Passing Obamacare
With pride now have Democrats started using the word Obamacare which only a short while ago was only used by Republicans in a derogative manner. Think about Obamacare what you want but you can’t deny that we are looking at sweeping changes here bringing healthcare to many millions that couldn’t afford it and improving the chances of keeping coverage in times of sickness. Who would have thought that Congress ever sign anything like that?
3. Keeping Obamacare
The Supreme Court did not strike down Obamacare because of chief justice John Roberts who co-authored the opinion against it and then voted for it in its most critical pieces - and he wrote that opinion too.
He was concerned with his personal legacy after the ‘Citizens United’ decision which allows unlimited corporate funding during elections. His court would have looked hyper-partisan and lose much of its reputation, so he had to do something when an internal vote revealed that somebody had to switch sides to keep Obamacare alive. If that isn’t a miracle.
4. Getting reeclected
The ‘Citizens United’ decision was meant to give elected office to the person with the biggest war chest because that’s what usually happens - or the loudest voice if you will. The economy had shown some signs of life, but unemployment was (and is) still high and on top of that he was running against a veritable business man with a lengthy resume. He had to make history again, that was the word and he did.
5. Surviving the Trifecta
Think what you will about the events in Benghazi, the IRS scandal or the Associated Press probe which makes him look a lot like the younger Bush - but rest assured this trifecta is what the rest of his presidency mainly is going to be about. The Republicans will do whatever they can to destroy his presidency (and another potential candidate along the way) and impeach him - unless…