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Tue May 22, 2012, 12:08 AM

I need 4 to 6 kid-friendly Obama accomplishments....

Ok, so each kid in my son's 2nd grade class picked a famous person for a brief oral report. My kid (I'm so proud) was the only one who picked Barack Obama. As part of the report, each kid must give 4-6 examples of how the person they picked "made a difference." My son asked me for some more examples besides that he was really cool, a nice man, and played basketball really well. LOL


I started rattling off stuff like he saved General Motors and ended the Iraq War... and my son just gave me a blank stare. I realize half my problem is dumbing it down so kids can understand. Help!

P.S. I realize this is also good practice for discussions with Republicans.

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Reply I need 4 to 6 kid-friendly Obama accomplishments.... (Original post)
SunSeeker May 2012 OP
MannyGoldstein May 2012 #1
SunSeeker May 2012 #5
FarLeftFist May 2012 #2
XemaSab May 2012 #3
SunSeeker May 2012 #4
Bolo Boffin May 2012 #6
SunSeeker May 2012 #7

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 12:16 AM

1. Expanding SCHIP,

ObamaCare, expanding Medicaid.

Here's a list: http://obamaachievements.org/list

I wish I had statistics to show that things are getting better for children... but unfortunately I don't.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:27 AM

5. Thanks for the link.

I just checked it out and there's stuff in there about $348 million to NIH in stimulus grants to young scientists. IN particular, there's a new $20 million program: the Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators, which will provide summer jobs for high school and college students, and for teachers to work in science labs. That's right up my budding mad scientist's alley.

And SCHIP can fairly be described as "helping parents pay doctor bills for their children." I think he'll understand that. Ok, I think I have four...

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Tue May 22, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. I don't see why you can't dumb those things down for a kid

Every kid knows what a car is and every kid knows what a war is.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #3)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:09 AM

4. True about cars, but try explaining the Iraq war to an 8-year-old.

Hell, a lot of adults don't understand what happened there. I figure he'd say something like Obama stopped the fighting in a country far away called Iraq that was getting a lot of our soldiers hurt.

O.K., that's two....four to go. When I mentioned Obama got Osama Bin Laden, my kid didn't know who Bin Laden was--I guess because he was born 2 years after 9/11.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #6)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:43 AM

7. Good one.

Although that one might keep him up at night....like me.

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