Radio talk show host and LifeZette founder Laura Ingraham reacted to President Obama's farewell speech, calling the one-time senator a "once in a lifetime politician for the Democrats."
Ingraham said it will be a long time until another politician like Obama will appear on the Democrat stage, despite some contention that New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will follow in that mold.
Obama's platform and his Democratic allies "were able to conjure up emotion about this idea of hope that was untethered to the reality of the day," she said of the president's campaign slogan.
Ingraham said America could not afford to successfully implement Obama's agenda, remarking that the current economy was nowhere near as strong as that of a year like 1987.
"Barack Obama had a great opportunity to change the country for the better," she said, "sadly... he squandered a lot of those opportunities as a partisan."
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