HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Obama's Nefarious Right-w... » Reply #5

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 11:52 AM

5. But, on the other hand . . .

1. Ending the Iraq War.<...> Escalated the War in Afghanistan, and started five others, including a looming war with Iran.

2. Twelve billion dollars in new funding to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.<...>After two billion federal dollars diverted to fuel the growth of charter schools in the last two decades, the Obama Administration endorsed a doubling of direct federal funding. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/education/25educ.html

3. Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, welcome gays into the military, and appointed more openly gay officials than any president in history.<...>Bravo, but no more than any Democratic President should have and would have done.

4. Passed $789 billion in economic stimulus in 2009.<...>A third of the Stim went to tax cuts. And, for context, $16 trillion in extra liquidity went to big banks in QE2.

5. Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during all 8 of Bush's years.<...>Unemployment rate is still higher than when he took office. Obama has cut public sector jobs. There are still a record six million long-term unemployed, the highest number in the post-war era www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

6. Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history.<...>Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than did Bush, imposed the Espionage Act, and continues a widening campaign against those who dare reveal corruption and wrongdoing in military and intelligence matters.

7. Appointed first Latina to the US Supreme Court.<...>See 3, above.

The rest, mostly padding the resume . . . not very impressive for a guy who had an FDR size mandate, and returned Hoover results in economic policy and Wall Street reform.

Not very impressive.



Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 86 replies Author Time Post
ProSense Jan 2012 OP
WonderGrunion Jan 2012 #1
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2012 #3
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #2
treestar Jan 2012 #4
LineReply But, on the other hand . . .
leveymg Jan 2012 #5
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #7
leveymg Jan 2012 #11
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #29
leveymg Jan 2012 #58
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #61
leveymg Jan 2012 #62
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #63
RBInMaine Jan 2012 #77
leveymg Jan 2012 #83
ProSense Jan 2012 #13
leveymg Jan 2012 #16
ProSense Jan 2012 #18
leveymg Jan 2012 #19
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #20
leveymg Jan 2012 #23
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #27
leveymg Jan 2012 #38
ProSense Jan 2012 #24
leveymg Jan 2012 #40
Number23 Jan 2012 #66
RBInMaine Jan 2012 #76
DCBob Jan 2012 #84
DCBob Jan 2012 #85
hfojvt Jan 2012 #6
ProSense Jan 2012 #8
RBInMaine Jan 2012 #79
msanthrope Jan 2012 #9
young but wise Jan 2012 #50
NNN0LHI Jan 2012 #10
JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #12
hootinholler Jan 2012 #14
ProSense Jan 2012 #15
hootinholler Jan 2012 #31
progressoid Jan 2012 #64
hootinholler Jan 2012 #67
LineLineLineLineLineLineReply I
progressoid Jan 2012 #68
ProSense Jan 2012 #69
Bonobo Jan 2012 #70
ProSense Jan 2012 #71
hootinholler Jan 2012 #73
stevenleser Jan 2012 #17
leveymg Jan 2012 #21
stevenleser Jan 2012 #25
leveymg Jan 2012 #33
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #32
leveymg Jan 2012 #35
hootinholler Jan 2012 #34
Zorra Jan 2012 #22
LineLineReply I
ProSense Jan 2012 #26
Zorra Jan 2012 #28
progressoid Jan 2012 #65
Aristus Jan 2012 #30
mistertrickster Jan 2012 #36
ProSense Jan 2012 #42
mistertrickster Jan 2012 #43
ProSense Jan 2012 #45
mistertrickster Jan 2012 #56
ProSense Jan 2012 #72
mistertrickster Jan 2012 #86
Rex Jan 2012 #37
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #39
leveymg Jan 2012 #41
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #46
leveymg Jan 2012 #48
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #51
leveymg Jan 2012 #53
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #55
leveymg Jan 2012 #60
Post removed Jan 2012 #44
ProSense Jan 2012 #47
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #49
DevonRex Jan 2012 #52
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #54
DevonRex Jan 2012 #57
AtomicKitten Jan 2012 #59
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2012 #74
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #75
deacon Jan 2012 #80
RBInMaine Jan 2012 #78
leveymg Jan 2012 #81
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #82
Please login to view edit histories.