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What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?

Updated May 31, 2019 17.9k votes 785 voters 12.2k views25 items

List RulesVote up the actions you think Barack Obama will take before leaving the presidency.

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After eight years, it's now the end of an era. Whether or not all of President Obama’s policies were to your liking, you have to admit that by electing the first African American president (twice!), the United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow. President Obama has said that he’s looking forward to relaxing when he gets out of office, but what happens before Obama's term ends? This poll is a collection of possibilities for what’s going to happen before Obama leaves office. Will he close the wage gap? Enact gun control measures? Or reveal something nefarious about himself?

In the final year of every presidency, the head of state usually pushes through a few executive orders so they leave office feeling like they accomplished something worthwhile. But after such a contentious year in global politics, there’s no way of really knowing what will happen before the end of the Obama presidency. The general consensus seems to be that he’s going to try to close Guantanamo Bay, but there are logistical issues that could mire that decision in decades of red tape.

Some far right conservatives believe that President Obama plans to use his final months in office to completely wreck the country for the next person who takes control, but that seems like the definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Still, will he sneak through some not-so-Republican-friendly initiatives or just spend his time booby trapping the Oval Office? How do you think President Obama will spend his final months in office? Rock the vote below!

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  • Make a Push for Eco-Friendly Technology1
    694
    237

    Make a Push for Eco-Friendly Technology

  • Open Trade Agreements with Cuba2
    680
    237

    Open Trade Agreements with Cuba

  • Modernize the US Water Supply Quality System3
    597
    210

    Modernize the US Water Supply Quality System

  • Sign an International Climate Change Accord4
    677
    277

    Sign an International Climate Change Accord

  • Authorize Use of Military Force Against ISIS5
    495
    268

    Authorize Use of Military Force Against ISIS

  • Sign a Criminal Justice Reform Bill6
    505
    284

    Sign a Criminal Justice Reform Bill

  • Reduce Federal Spending7
    429
    295

    Reduce Federal Spending

  • Close the Pay Gap8
    405
    317

    Close the Pay Gap

  • Force Federal Contractors to Report Wages Based on Race and Sex9
    405
    339

    Force Federal Contractors to Report Wages Based on Race and Sex

  • Booby Trap the Oval Office10
    387
    331

    Booby Trap the Oval Office

  • Reform Local Law Enforcement11
    384
    336

    Reform Local Law Enforcement

  • Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into Motion12
    360
    343

    Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into Motion

  • Close Guantanamo13
    438
    427

    Close Guantanamo

  • Create an Air of Bipartisanship14
    306
    291

    Create an Air of Bipartisanship

  • Enact Sweeping Gun Control Legislation15
    450
    445

    Enact Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

  • Ban Offshore Drilling16
    291
    346

    Ban Offshore Drilling

  • Tighten Mileage Standards for Large Trucks17
    218
    334

    Tighten Mileage Standards for Large Trucks

  • End the Civil War in Syria18
    244
    399

    End the Civil War in Syria

  • Reveal That He Was Actually Born in Kenya19
    248
    408

    Reveal That He Was Actually Born in Kenya

  • Push the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through Congress20
    211
    393

    Push the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through Congress

  • Create a "Freebie" Weekend for All Illegal Immigrants21
    191
    416

    Create a "Freebie" Weekend for All Illegal Immigrants

  • Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the US Poet Laureate22
    184
    407

    Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the US Poet Laureate

  • Grant Pardons to Central American Drug Dealers23
    193
    435

    Grant Pardons to Central American Drug Dealers

  • Steal the Declaration of Independence24
    157
    409

    Steal the Declaration of Independence

  • Ignite a Global Financial Collapse25
    153
    406

    Ignite a Global Financial Collapse