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Response to Armstead (Reply #50)

Thu May 8, 2014, 09:30 AM

51. Well,

1) It isn't only Obama that gets criticized for doing GOP like stuff. Dems in Congress who do it get criticized too. Just as demos who stand up for what liberals and progressives see as the public interest get praised.

2) If something makes me (and others) angry because we believe something is being done that is wrong , it'd be silly to make up something positive just for "balance."

"Gee I really don't like the fact that Obama appointed an Industry Insider and Comcast lawyer to head the FCC at the same time that Comcast is making a power grab to form a monopoly and take over the Internet for private profit....But the President was really good at the WH Correspondents Dinner the other night."

Balderdash.

...you can say anything negative you want to. The facts are that Obama's Presidency brought the biggest expansion of health care in 100 years (yes, it affected every population, Medicaid and Medicare recipients and all Americans). There has been a significant shift in drug and sentencing policies. The repeal of DADT and massive progress on marriage equality and gay rights is being made. The NLRB has been revitalized. The CFPB has been implemented and energized. The strongest financial regulatory rules in decades are being written and implemented. Climate change is in focus, the EPA is reinvigorated and green energy initiatives are being funded like never before. There is diplomacy with Iran. Being anti-war is no longer a marginalized position (see the early 2000s). Inequality is in sharper focus than ever before. The Democratic Party has moved left, with liberals replacing moderates as the dominent bloc.



http://www.gallup.com/poll/166787/liberal-self-identification-edges-new-high-2013.aspx

Presidential Proclamation -- National Foster Care Month, 2014
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024910923

Gallup: Uninsured rate lowest since 2008
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/05/1296975/-Gallup-Uninsured-rate-lowest-since-nbsp-2008

Change
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024781130

That is what a transformational Presidency looks like.

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