Too Great Expectations

Some of us expected President Obama to perform miracles. Considering the unrelenting obstructionism from Republicans, maybe he has. In fact, it is a little mind-boggling to assess his record of successes in three short years. Someone has remarked, not totally facetiously, that if Bush had done half as much in eight, he would be on Mount Rushmore.

Based on what the President has done against formidable odds, and his vision for the next four years, he deserves the support of Progressives everywhere who are determined to prevent the GOP from repealing America’s future. If unrealistic and unfair expectations have caused you to question the President, take a moment to check out a few of the gains he has made for all of us.

– Check out a few of his accomplishments (in three short years).

Kept us out of a 2nd Great Depression

Passed healthcare reform

Saved America’s auto industry

Repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Instituted sweeping financial industry reform legislation

Appointed two Democratic Supreme Court Justices

Greatly improved benefits for veterans

Lifted Bush restrictions on embryonic stem cell research

Repaired our image abroad

Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years

Rescued Captain from Somali pirates

Signed law establishing Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Cut prescription drug cost for Medicare recipients by 50%

Ended Bush administration’s CIA program of “enhanced interrogation methods”

Instituted tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses

Signed bill to provide health care to 11 million kids

Expanded hate crime laws in the US

Reformed student loan program

Signed nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia

Passed legislation to improve the environment

Eliminated Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki

And there’s more…

Think what the President could do with a true Democratic majority in Congress.



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