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  1. #61
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    LOSTsoul Indeed.

  2. #62
    who cares is obama is a socialist or not? the guy sucks regardless. does it really matter? i can't believe some of you are defending this guy! it's your right though, and i respect it. i will NEVER agree with you.

    this guy is a joke. screw the labels. i love the ndaa obama allowed to go through.

    even most liberals are against this! the aclu too! if this guy is so worried about alienating his base then why the hell would he do this BS?

    obama has done no good for this country. like i said took bush's big mess, and metastasized it to epic proportions.

    he said when he was running if he didn't fix this he doesn't deserve a second term. he pushed that stimulus through and said unemployment wouldn't go above 8%. it went to almost 11%.

    if you think he's a lesser of two evils, and hate the gop so be it. i can't stand the gop either myself. i just don't see how anybody can defend him, and say he did a bit of good for anything.

    hope you all have health care come 2014 if he's still in. if not you better buy a government plan or be FINED.

  3. #63
    I know he sucks and he really hasn't done anything if you don't count:

    1. Saved the collapse of the American automotive industry by making GM restructure before bailing them out, and putting incentive money to help the industry

    2. Shifted the focus of the war from Iraq to Afghanistan, and putting the emphasis on reducing terrorism where it should have been all along

    3. Relaxed Anti-American tensions throughout the world

    4. Signed order to close the prisoner “torture camp” at Guantanamo Bay

    5. Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation

    6. Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part.

    7. Won the Nobel Peace Prize

    8. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

    9. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

    10. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

    11. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans

    12. Renewed dialogue with NATO and other allies and partners on strategic issues.

    13. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force… this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.

    14. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

    15. “Cash for clunkers” program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales

    16. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan

    17. Closed offshore tax safe havens

    18. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

    19. Ended media “blackout” on war casualties; reporting full information

    20. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

    21. . Ended media blackout on war casualties and the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB.

    22. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

    23. Ended previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

    24. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

    25. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created 2.1 million jobs (as of 12/31/09).

    26. Ended previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

    27. Ended previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

    28. Ended previous policy on torture; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

    29. . Launched to track spending from the Recovery Act, an unprecedented step to provide transparency and accountability through technology.

    30. Ended previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices

    31. Ended previous “stop-loss” policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

    32. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

    33. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient

    34. Established a new cyber security office

    35. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

    36. Expanding vaccination programs

    37. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses

    38. . Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans.

    39. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research

    40. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

    41. Responded with compassion and leadership to the earthquake in Haiti

    42. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

    43. . Launched – enabling conversation and online collaboration between small business owners, government representatives and industry experts in discussion forums relevant to starting and managing a business. Great for the economy.

    44. Improved housing for military personnel

    45. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

    46. Changed failing war strategy in Afghanistan.

    47. Improving benefits for veterans

    48. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants…) after years of neglect

    49. Donated his $1.4 million Nobel Prize to nonprofits.

    50. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

    51. Provided tax credits to first-time home buyers through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to revitalize the U.S. housing market.

    52. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

    53. Increasing student loans

    54. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return “home” to visit loved ones

    55. Cracked down on companies that deny sick pay, vacation and health insurance to workers by abusing the employee classification of independent contractor. Such companies also avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers.

    56. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000

    57. Limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House

    58. Protected 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors through the Recovery Act that would have otherwise been lost.

    59. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration

    60. Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act on February 4, 2009, provides quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured.

    61. Lower drug costs for seniors

    62. Making more loans available to small businesses

    63. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration

    64. . Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis

    65. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans

    66. Announced creation of a Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to improve quality of medical care.

    67. New federal funding for science and research labs

    68. New funds for school construction

    69. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending

    70. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices

  4. #64
    71. . Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals.

    72. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

    73. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

    74. Provided tax credit to workers thus cutting taxes for 95% of America's working families.

    75. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic

    76. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

    77. . Helped reverse a downward spiral of the stock market. On January 19, 2009, the last day of President Bush's presidency, the Dow closed at 8,218.22. In February 2010, the Dow closed at 10,309.24

    78. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel

    79. Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

    80. Provided attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles.

    81. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters

    82. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

    83. Unveiled a program on Earth Day 2009 to develop the renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. These regulations will enable, for the first time ever, the nation to tap into our ocean’s vast sustainable resources to generate clean energy in an environmentally sound and safe manner.

    84. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

    85. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

    86. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced

    87. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

    88. The FDA is now regulating tobacco

    89. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date.

    90. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010

    91. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying

    92. The “secret detention” facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

    93. US financial and banking rescue plan

    94. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

    95. . Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system.

    96. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office

    97. Improved relations with Iran

    98. Improved U.S. policy on climate change

    99. Set timetable for exiting Iraq (already started removing troops)

    100. Improved relations with Russia

    101. Improved relations with the Islamic World

    102. Made progress towards greater cooperation on limiting nuclear proliferation

    103. Economic stimulus plan has created jobs. (Unemployment rate decreasing)

    104. Drastically slowed down the recession

    105. Saved Wall Street

    106. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal work for equal pay)


    108. Ordered the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden

    Once again, this is a lot to accomplish in such a short amount of time. He was elected President, he wasn't elected Jesus.

  5. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by Koki Barrels View Post
    Once again, this is a lot to accomplish in such a short amount of time. He was elected President, he wasn't elected Jesus.
    ^^^ awesome

  6. #66
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    Cite your sources and plagiarizing socialist

  7. #67
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    Ocean City, MD
    Koki B- 109. Finally quit smoking.

  8. #68
    oh great someone seriously BELIEVES most of those things are good.

    while some of your list may be true i don't find many positives.

    i respect your opinion, and all, but i wish you weren't suckered koki i really do.

    i can see you like entitlements, and government control in everything.

    i can't even comment on half of that. i tried to read that list i really did. i just can't pick apart 108 things i can't.

  9. #69
    Eatswell, you may respect Koki's right to an opinion, but you obviously don't respect the opinion itself because you said he's been "suckered." That doesn't really sound like respect to me.

    Also, regarding the complete and utter MESS that Obama inherited from GWB:

    It's not like our country is a compact car that can flip a u-turn at the president's bidding. Things are put into motion by one president and it takes lots time, cooperation from both sides of the aisle, and loads of hard work to bring them to a halt and/or turn them into something better. Eight years of Bush equals a TON of damage control on almost every conceivable level -- international relations, economic policy, etc, you name it, the list goes on.

  10. #70
    obama is bush's 3rd term.

    get real seriously. the guy metastasized bush's mess. don't gimme that. it's not like he's cleaning up bush's mess at this point. he's gotta clean up bush's mess plus his own.

    what is the obsession with this obama?

    i said he was suckered big deal. i didn't say he was a complete frickin imbecile.

    one thing i have to say is i'm impressed the obama supporters this time around aren't staying in the woodwork. when we had this thread in the summer only 4 people said they liked him despite about 30+ people at least picking him in the poll. none of these 3 people came out to defend him as heavily as some people though.
    Last edited by eatswell; Dec 26, 2011 at 06:32 AM.