Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Lame Duck President" Who Me? Nope. But, Nice Try, Mitch and John

Yip Dee Frickin' Doo

Why is the usually vocal GOP silent on this - another American history record:  Now 60 straight months of job growth. That is the most-sustained growth in our history, even counting WWII.
But, the GOP is silent and that silence is deafening isn't it? Why?

First, the GOP cannot bring themselves to give Mr. Obama credit for anything, absolutely nothing, and all good news since the near total economic meltdown in 2008.

Second, the GOP is too busy telling the public that “Obama and his policies both are failures.”

Sadly, 32% of the voters fell for it and have given the GOP power, and that says a ton about the education level of those who did vote, but worse: about those who did not vote, and I’d wager they have a ton of regret since the midterms in November. 

So, what is the Obama record despite the massive and, yes, even effective GOP highly-funded PR machine?

  1. Overhauled the food safety system.
  2. Advanced women's rights in the work place.
  3. Ended Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) in our military.
  4. Stopped defending DOMA in court.
  5. Passed the Hate Crimes bill.
  6. Appointed two women (first Latino) to the Supreme Court.
  7. Expanded access to medical care and provided subsidies for poor people.
  8. Expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  9. Fixed the preexisting conditions travesty as part of the ACA.
  10. Invested in clean and solar energy.
  11. Overhauled the credit card industry, making it much more consumer-friendly.
  12. Got Dodd-Frank passed; although somewhat weak is regulates the big banks.
  13. Created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  14. Done a lot for veterans (not just talk like the GOP).
  15. Got help for those injured during the clean-up after 9/11 attacks.
  16. Scaled Afghanistan.
  17. Wall Street stocks at sustained all-time records.
  18. Now over 16 million enrolled in good affordable health care plans.
  19. And, oh, yeah, he got Osama bin-Laden.
  20. For those who say he is weak on illegal immigrants - try this on for size.
Has there been some mistakes and missteps – for sure, but not at the hyped level the GOP wants us to believe and in most cases as they say “there ain’t no there, there.”  

Related on the same subject from these two place places here and here (both good reads). 

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