President Barack Obama surprised both his supporters and his opponents with:
A) his conduct in the war on terror from Guantanamo Bay to Libya.
B) his nominations to the Supreme Court.
C) his lack of special legislation to address the plight of African-Americans.
D) the Affordable Care Act.
E) revelations about his affair with a White House intern.
E never happened, C was surprising.
You could go with either A or C.
Obama was expected to be much more of a pacifist yet he has increased the use of drones expanded the number of countries in which the US is militarily involved, either directly or indirectly, and has continually delayed plans for troop withdraws, closing GITMO, and releasing POW’s.
Being part African-American there was great hope, or fear (depending on ones perspective), that he would use his bully pulpit to advocate for the plight of minorities and the executive office to institutional racism. Yet he and members of his cabinet have steered clear of most issues involving race and racism.
There were a few events such as the arrest of one his former Harvard professors and the death of Trevon Martin. It wasn’t til Ferguson and the rise of the Black Lives Mater movement that he started speaking up more and had the justice department start addressing the treatment of Black males by police.