Not Necessarily Related

There are two main issues with this meme:

  1. Country rankings are relative – . That we dropped could mean either that we got worse, or that other countries got better.
  2. The organization deciding the criteria is American conservative ( ). As such, it would be tempting for it to weigh things in such a way that Obama would look bad. This is particularly the case considering that some criteria are qualitative ( , question 3).
  3. A lot of the criteria are more a matter of legislature than the executive. So it isn’t a matter to lay at Obama’s doorstep, but Congress.

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