Were we expecting too much?

In 2008, Barack Obama swept into office with the promise of change and subsequently ran head on into a concerted effort by the Republicans to block any and all efforts to improve the economy and the lives of millions of Americans. Despite this biased attack and the constant banter of right-wing media pundits who like to claim every policy as a failure — it’s extraordinary to see what has been accomplished…

– Check out some of his earthly accomplishments –

  • 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  • Repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell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
  • Killed Somali pirates, rescued captain
  • 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…

All this against a wall of Republican obstructionism.

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



One Comment on "Were we expecting too much?"

  1. JG says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with this list. Also, I have never seen such blind, rabid Republican rhetoric as that I’ve heard against Obama. I feel it totally waters down any legitimate points they might have to make.

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