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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:09 PM

What three things has Obama done of which you most approve and disapprove?

Inspired by this post in LBN http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141374471#post4

Barack Obama's approval ratings are rising again. For some, he never lived up to the hype in 2008, but for others, he's been the best President in a generation. With the election upon us, and looking back at the past 7+ years:

What are the 3 things Barack Obama has done of which you most approve?

What are the 3 things Barack Obama has done of which you most disapprove?



For me:

Approve:

1) The ACA - An imperfect solution, but far more than any other President has been able to do for the public at large to deliver healthcare.
2) Bailing out the US auto industry
3) Getting out ground troops out of Iraq

Honorable mention: Opposing the KXL


Disapprove:

1) I don't see what's being gained by having troops stay in Afghanistan
2) The stimulus in 2009 should have been more focused on direct aid to homeowners
3) Obama had a unique opportunity in '09 to break up Chase, Citi, BOA, and Wells Fargo. That was a huge miss.

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Reply What three things has Obama done of which you most approve and disapprove? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2016 OP
aaaaaa5a Mar 2016 #1
franannjo Mar 2016 #2
Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2016 #6
lame54 Mar 2016 #3
maxrandb Mar 2016 #4
Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2016 #5
oldandhappy Mar 2016 #7
leftynyc Mar 2016 #8
GOLGO 13 Mar 2016 #9

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:18 PM

1. My list

Approve:
1-ACA
2-Saving the economy from a GOP Great Depression
3-Killing Bin Laden, targeted terrorist actions around the world (drones).


Disaprove
1-TPP/trade deal
2- Lack of congressional communication/off year election help
3- Gitmo


Just missing the approved list:
Ending the Iraq War
Paris Climate Change Deal
Iran Nuclear Agreement
Lilly Leadbetter Act
Supreme Court Justices


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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:19 PM

2. all of the above

 

Drone killings,casualtys.

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Response to franannjo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:47 PM

6. Welcome to DU

Thanks for making post 1 in my thread.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:21 PM

3. ...

Approve:
ACA
Consistent lowering of unemployment - opportunity to lower it more - see below
The Iran deal

Disapprove:
No punishment or regulations on banks (if it's profitable and holds no risk they will do it again)
No true infrastructure program (People out of work + country falling apart = a huge opportunity to solve both problems)
His stance on education (no child left behind and national testing are disgraceful and destroying our school system - charter schools being the solution - no thanks - don't privatize the public school system - reform it by getting rid of testing and bringing back programs such as art and music)

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:31 PM

4. I just have one thing that covers most everything else

"he thought he might actually be able to work with the Republicans"

Considering that, he is still going to go down in history as one the most influential and successful liberal presidents in history.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:47 PM

5. I really think he thought it'd be like the Senate

In the Senate, members work across parties behind the scenes on legislation, and generally get along. Ted Cruz seems to be the exception to this rule -- and even Corey Booker will say nice things about the guy. I think Obama really thought he could work with his Republican Senate colleagues to get things done.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:56 PM

7. Mostly agree with everyone.

1. ACA
2. Iran deal
3. His general graciousness and calm. Unbelievable in present circumstances, but he remains gracious and calm. Amazing.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 01:02 PM

8. OK

 

Approve
2 great justices on the supreme court
MANY more good justices on the federal bench (allowing the 9 of 13 district courts to now be dominated by Democrats, when he first was elected 10 out of 13 were dominated by republicans)
The ACA (most things I approve, some I don't)

Disapprove
Not going after the freeking banks
Not saying the words radical Islam (makes him and Democrats look like idiots and weak)
Parts of the ACA - specifically allowing the drug companies and the insurance companies to continue to soak us

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 03:07 PM

9. Moi

The GOOD
1. Killing Osama
2. ACA
3. Cuba/Iran deal (+points for driving Republincant's batshit insane is a bonus)

The not bad but could have been better
1. Didn't go after Wall Street harder
2. Didn't increase the level of drone strikes even further
3. Not winning both elections by a 60% threshold as opposed to a mere over 50% threshold.

Thanks OBAMA!!!

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