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    the Republicans left him as their legacy

    Does "the Republicans left him as their legacy" mean "the Republicans took what he has accomplished as their legacy"


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    believe the kingpin of fake news Breitbart/ Trump's job performance, which he has self-congratulated himself on is actually below the job growth of the last two years of the Obama presidency, after Obama successfully brought us out of the near collapse of the world economy the Republicans left him as their legacy.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    It may make more sense with which.

    ...the near collapse of the world economy, which the Republicans left him as their legacy.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It may make more sense with which.

    ...the near collapse of the world economy, which the Republicans left him as their legacy.
    Thanks. But what I wanted to know is the meaning of "left him."

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    When they left office, he took over the responsibility of dealing with their legacy.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    In this narrative, the Republicans under W Bush left a terrible economy which was rescued by the Obama administration.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    When they left office, he took over the responsibility of dealing with their legacy.


    Got it.
    Supposed "the near collapse of the world economy" to be nC (near collagpse), then the maker of the nC was the Republicans. That is, the nC was the legacy of them. They "bestowed" the legacy to Obama Administration - the author expressed this as "the Republicans left him as their legacy."

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    You misunderstood. The article alleges that George W. (a Republican) caused the housing bubble and Obama had to deal with it because he was the successor. The word "legacy" is used here in a derogatory way.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    You misunderstood. The article alleges that George W. (a Republican) caused the housing bubble and Obama had to deal with it because he was the successor. The word "legacy" is used here in a derogatory way.
    Well. Whose' legacy? The Republicans'? Or Obama's?

    (Here, "legacy" = "the near collapse of the world economy." Obviously a sarcasm.)

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    Republicans' but it's not sarcasm. It's just they being mean.

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    Re: the Republicans left him as their legacy

    The legacy, according to this, of the administration before Obama was the economic collapse.

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