The Good Things About Barack Obama Thread

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  1. AnnCee profile image67
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago


    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!! There's only one year left to put up with him?

    2. detectivejd profile image57
      detectivejdposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here is a quick list of campaign promises he followed through on

      No. 4: Extend child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
      No. 16: Increase minority access to capital
      No. 33: Establish a credit card bill of rights
      No. 36: Expand loan programs for small businesses
      No. 37: Extend the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
      No. 38: Extend the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)
      No. 48: Close the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
      No. 51: Require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
      No. 53: Give tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
      No. 55: Require large employers to contribute to a national health plan
      No. 56: Require children to have health insurance coverage
      No. 57: Expand eligibility for Medicaid
      No. 58: Expand eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
      No. 63: Require health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
      No. 65: Establish an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
      No. 69: In non-competitive markets, force insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
      No. 70: Eliminate the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
      No. 93: Reinstate executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
      No. 105: Increase the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health
      No. 109: Fully fund the Veterans Administration
      No. 113: Expand the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
      No. 121: Fully fund the Violence Against Women Act
      No. 125: Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq
      No. 126: Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq
      No. 132: No permanent bases in Iraq
      No. 161: End the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
      No. 167: Make U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
      No. 172: Open “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
      No. 182: Allocate Homeland Security funding according to risk
      No. 195: Seek verifiable reductions in nuclear stockpiles
      No. 196: Extend monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
      No. 197: Stand down nuclear forces to be reduced under the Moscow Treaty
      No. 215: Create a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
      No. 222: Grant Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
      No. 225: Establish an Energy Partnership for the Americas
      No. 229: Expand the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
      No. 239: Release presidential records
      No. 241: Require new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
      No. 244: Provide affordable, high-quality child care
      No. 247: Recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
      No. 259: Reduce subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
      No. 269: Increase funding for national parks and forests
      No. 275: Expand Pell grants for low-income students
      No. 290: Push for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
      No. 293: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
      No. 315: Establish ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for areas of concentrated poverty
      No. 359: Rebuild schools in New Orleans
      No. 371: Fund a major expansion of AmeriCorps
      No. 411: Work to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear
      No. 422: Create new financial regulations
      No. 427: Ban lobbyist gifts to executive employees
      No. 433: Sign a “universal” health care bill
      No. 435: Create new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
      No. 449: Raise fuel economy standards
      No. 458: Invest in all types of alternative energy
      No. 483: Invest in public transportation
      No. 495: Double federal spending for research on clean fuels
      No. 500: Increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
      No. 507: Extend unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
      No. 513: Reverse restrictions on stem cell research

      Hard to tell all that when you listen to propaganda like fox news and others but do a little research, not hard to find smile ....Try and get that much from a Republican in there first two years hah, good luck

      1. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The thread asks for GOOD things he's done.
        I can quickly pick out several of those that are BAD.  And many others that are indeterminate, untried, or incomplete.

        But, nice try.

        1. AnnCee profile image67
          AnnCeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lots of requiring and expanding in that list. 

          Big surprise. 


          I guess that was when they thought he was going to be elected god.

    3. dishyum profile image57
      dishyumposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  2. kerryg profile image80
    kerrygposted 8 years ago
    1. AnnCee profile image67
      AnnCeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      NUMBER 1:

      Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10%

      Whooo hoooo!!!!

      1. kerryg profile image80
        kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There is no #1 on that site. Every time you land on the homepage you get something different.

        As for the NPS and NFS, they've both been desperately underfunded for years... so what's your point?

        1. AnnCee profile image67
          AnnCeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Land on that page much?

          My point is big whoop.  That's about a gnat's eyelash out of the trillions he is burying your children's children's children in.   A little bit for the parks while he tries to lock up more state's land.

          1. kerryg profile image80
            kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            "Land on that page much?"

            No, I just have a basic concept of what Javascript is and how it is used. tongue

            "That's about a gnat's eyelash out of the trillions he is burying your children's children's children in."

            If you can point me to a pre-01/20/2009 post where you opposed the Bush tax cuts, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or TARP, then I'll believe you actually care about the deficit and not just partisanship.



  3. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    This thread is bound to be a short one!
    Unless of course Obama's supporters pop in to insert needles in haystacks....

  4. AnnCee profile image67
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago

    So what good things has Barack Obama done??

    Well since you mentioned national forests. . .

    Obama is also trying to make the biggest land grab for the federal government in history.  A nice progressive thing to do.  Lock it up so we'll have to depend on corn gas and hot air for fuel.

    1. kerryg profile image80
      kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Translation: We won't be allowed to clear cut old growth forests, pollute air and water with drilling or mines, or rip up pristine wilderness areas with ATVs and snowmobiles, WAH!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Wait...I'm trying to think of sum-thing...oh God...there must be sum-thing...Oh gosh...I can't think of anything...Surely?


  6. AnnCee profile image67
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago


  7. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    Obama's accomplishments have been listed in these forums many times before.

  8. BillyDRitchie profile image60
    BillyDRitchieposted 8 years ago

    Well, this should be a short thread.....

  9. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    I hear Michelle has a nice garden

    1. AnnCee profile image67
      AnnCeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hear she found when she dug her garden that the soil was contaminated with heavy metals from the sludge based sh** stuff the Clinton's used to fertilize the grounds with during their tenure.

      I wonder how much it cost to remove the tainted earth and replace it with organic top soil so Michelle could have her Petite Trianon.

      1. kerryg profile image80
        kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this
        1. AnnCee profile image67
          AnnCeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well, take your pick.  .  . … gle+Search

          Here's one from the AOL Money and Finance site:

  10. AnnCee profile image67
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago

    Oh dear. . .

  11. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I think Obama is a great father and family man and can serve as a good role model for young black males. Here in the South, many of them lack a positive male role model.

  12. jokeapptv profile image60
    jokeapptvposted 8 years ago

    he makes Bush look good again!

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For sure! big_smile

      But that was the easy one.  He did that the first few times he opened his mouth.

  13. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    He quit smoking cancer sticks! Yay!!!!


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