"This thing could potentially harm Obama's legacy in the short-term, but it's not likely to do so in the long term." - #84 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-20 03:58 PM
Agreed, JeffJ... along with the rest of your post.
And the reality is that Obama's legacy, especially as it relates historically, is that he was (and will always be) the first African-American president in this country.
He's also the only president in the past half-century of American history who didn't have a special prosecutor investigate either himself or anyone in his administration (even Jimmy Carter had one!).
And even when the economic recovery overseen by Obama is nothing but a distant memory (railroad failures in 1893?), the events of 09/11/2001 were somewhat vindicated by the killing of bin Laden by Obama's order, and 9/11 will most likely be historically remembered as Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima/Nagasaki are historically remembered.