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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:08 AM
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15. I think you are missing a large part of why things weren't done.....
namely the house and senate who get to vote on legislation. Lieberman said NO to single payer and the public option....he was the 60th vote. The SOFA deal by bush says all troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011...that is the plan that is in force. Closing Gitmo and bringing detainees to civilian court was nixed by the congress....you might remember the 'not in my backyard' stuff about where to put them until tried. The stimulus package did help stop job loss and turn the economy towards recovery. Other incentives have also helped. DADT is out, DOMA is starting the process....much more than any other President has done. Too slow? Yes definitely. But again the congress votes and the votes have to be there. Financial reform has been enacted, and the corps didn't like it. Alternative energies are being pushed, they have been from the start of the Obama administration.

We would all have liked to see the obstacles fall down, one by one, and have success in everything. Unfortunately it wasn't up to one man to do it. We are at a place in time when 4 more years of progressive movement is vital. Allowing the rightwing to take the WH is unthinkable.
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