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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 01:18 PM

41. The Case for Obama...a truly historic presidency

"He has brought 100,000 troops home from war and forged a once-unthinkable consensus around the endgame for the Bush administration's $3 trillion blunder in Iraq. He has secured sweeping financial reforms that elevate the rights of consumers over Wall Street bankers and give regulators powerful new tools to prevent another collapse. And most important of all, he has achieved all of this while moving boldly to ward off another Great Depression and put the country back on a halting path to recovery."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-case-for-obama-20101013#ixzz1gu2MkNFD

From your Rolling Stone piece.. Sorry I have to respectfully disagree.

Actually Obama was forced to end the occupation in Iraq by Bush's "Status of Forces" agreement and the Iraqi Government .. Obama's preference was a continued presence in Iraq.
What sweeping reforms? The "too big to fail" banks, are even bigger and continue to operate as they did before they took down the economy. How many Wall Street Banksters have we seen Obama's Justice Dept. prosecute to date?
As far a boldly warding off another Great Depression there are a number of economists who claim we're in a depression..
A bold president would've fought for a robust stimulus bill instead of the compromised piece of crap that ended up being woefully inadequate.The so called progressive Obama ignored a number of liberal economists who had the welfare of the 99% in mind when they pretty much begged him to fight for a "real" jobs bill and flat out predicted Obama's compromised stimulus bill was too full of tax cuts and not enough $$$ for job creation. We now find out now the Fed was secretly handing the Banks $7 trillion in close to interest free loans to the big banks while they were short sheeting the 99%. Did Obama know about those loans??? Anyone even care?
A bold President would've created an FDR type WPA that would've quickly delivered $$$ to create needed jobs repairing our rotting infrastructure. Does our 'liberal" president even mention the legacy of FDR? Which would be fitting considering he was the last President who helped dig us out of the last great depression. No, instead he admires Reagan the man most responsible for our current situation.
Now the republicans get to campaign on the failure of the "Obama socialist" stimulus bill along with "Obama's socialist" health insurance industry controlled health care plan... And our nation remains as divided as it was before Obama became president.
Historic? Not from where I sit.

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