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Showing posts with label Obama Accomplishments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Obama Accomplishments. Show all posts

Monday, July 6, 2015

302 Obama Accomplishments With Citations

As we move into the last half of 2015, I appreciate Milt Shook's update of Obama Accomplishments since 2009. 

Milt Shook

A List of 302 Accomplishments by President Obama so far... With Citations

Many have done nothing but complain since the day President Obama was inaugurated in 2009. Basically, they scream because he's not perfect, and sound like petulant children; adults don't expect perfection. But when they claim he's no progressive, well, that's just an outright lie. What do these folks think "progressive" means? The root word is "progress,"…

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Milt Shook Updates Obama Accomplishments

Updated! Now 286 Accomplishments by President Obama so far... With Citations

Many very loud progressives have done nothing but complain since the day President Obama was inaugurated in 2009. Basically, they scream because he's not perfect, and sound like petulant children; adults don't expect perfection. But when they claim he's no progressive, well, that's just an outright lie. What do these folks think "progressive" means? The root…

Monday, October 27, 2014

Obama Economic Policy Outcomes! And The Ridiculousness Of DEMs Hiding

And, that includes DNC officials who run from Obama policies! Politics is one thing, principles is yet another.

I also offer the following visual journey for all who have forgotten the complete incompetence of GOP economic wherewithal and Supply-Side economics. And, lest we forget those who have simply fallen into the spider web of GOP political operatives. I offer one video as an example of one who has fallen.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Criticizes Obama
Take a few minutes to see exactly why US media is literally walking the nation back into the greedy and incompetent arms of the GOP. The perfect example is the increasing anti-Obama segments broadcast on MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Hardball. 

If you are a progressive, the five minute segment is a horrific as it gets. Watch (below) as Matthews leads his seemingly conservative panel in literal laughter when mention of "the country on the right track" worked into the discussion (1:00 minute mark). Matthews also asked the panel questions that show support what I perceive as neo-affinity for Rand Paul. He literally asked one panelist if President Obama would "actually lead in his last two years in office." As matter of over-kill. Matthews frames a question with seemingly disparaging remarks about Obama as a professor with sub-group disparaging "Law professor."
A visual journey through outcome from Obama's Economic Policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average since President Obama took office (speaks for itself):
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Unemployment rate in October 2009: 10 percent. Unemployment rate now: 5.9 percent.

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And the GOP has you convinced he would be King.
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We must not forget Health Insurance


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Facebook Reel of Thrones, Fox News and Obama's "What Have You Done?"

Leaving it to George Takei to published the following .....brilliant!

Fox News Follies and Travel Road Show....

Post by Anita Allen-Bishop.

Fox News demagogue who doesn't attack Oklahoma's Inhofe for  blocking funding for fighting the disease in Africa!

Barefoot in the kitchen with willingness to have unlimited babies!

An Echo chamber that seems to have a Rove at its base!

We must never forget! 
And to top it all. He literally ruined worldwide economies, robbed Americans of 80% of their wealth (the middle class anyway) and no one even mentioned impeachment.

If you have a few minutes for a quick info graphic scroll, consider visiting the What The Fuck Has Obama Done So Far link......(and it is not comprehensive, there is much more). 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Obama: What Has He Done For The Nation? Lies Vs.Accomplishmentas

The following charts show the Right is lying about Obama's spending, deficit and jobs.

Political Wrinkles Dot Com

Chart 1: Obama's spending doesn't even come close to Bush 43.

Chart 2: Obama actually reduced the deficit more than Bush.

Chart 3: Obama created more jobs than Bush.

The facts don't lie. Read'em and weep, right wing liars!


"What has Obama done for us?"

A question that will not rest despite formidable data of an administration second to none in US History (for the standpoint of programs and legislation for the good of people).

I generally referthose folks to this link. For point of progress and perspective, I refer them to the another link,  that is over 9 months older. 

If they visit the links and if they read any of the president's accomplishments, I often hear little else. Well, I hear nothing from the "mantra deliverers" until their next dose from Fox News.

After their visit to Fox News, a good place to send them is here.  You will notice the site has language they may feel comfortable in reading and speaking as they view the interactive information. 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Please Cut The Crap and Addictinginfo on Obama accomplishments (W/citations)

Cross posted via Creative Commons License from

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A LONG List of Reasons Why You Should Be Thankful The President Was Reelected – With Citations


Republished with permission from

If you’re one of those folks who thinks President Obama is a “disappointment,” you haven’t been paying attention the last few years. And those of you who try to draw comparisons with the Bush Administration should put away the hallucinogens and have your memory checked. If you were in a coma for the eight Bush Years, I apologize and forgive you. But please join the real world. So far, this president has done most of what he said he would do if elected; imagine what he could have done by now if progressives had supported him and not given him a Congress that doesn’t look at him as if he’s the demon seed.

Not only is he NOT a “disappointment,” he’s pretty much the opposite. And no, I don’t just say that because he took out Osama bin Laden, helped Libya determine their own destiny for the first time in a while, and because he seems able to handle international incidents without starting a new war. The guy does nearly everything we elect a president to do, and he doesn’t brag about it constantly.

Is he perfect? No, he’s human. Does he deserve some criticism? I suppose, but I must admit I haven’t seen any complaints that were of based on anything having to do with the real world. One I can’t forgive him for is pulling Janet Napolitano out of Arizona. But the thing is, on balance, he’s mostly stellar. Besides, criticism about certain specific problems is one thing; taking on an overall “Obama sucks” meme not only has the potential to put Willard Romney into power, it’s also a lie. Just because you wanted a president who would give you a glitter-farting unicorn and didn’t quite get that doesn’t mean he’s not doing well at the job we hired him for.

What follows is a PARTIAL list of Obama’s accomplishments so far. Unlike many such lists, there is a link to a citation supporting every single one.

Legislative Prowess

Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%.

Fiscal Responsibility

Within days after taking office, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.

Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.

On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.

He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending.

He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system.

Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Improving the Economy, Preventing Depression

He pushed through and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package,” despite the fact that not one Republican voted for that bill. In addition, he launched, so that taxpayers could track spending from the Act.

In his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy 3.5%.

He completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, and recovered virtually all of its costs.

He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.

He oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years.

He oversaw a bailout of General Motors that saved at least 1.4 million jobs, and put pressure on the company to change its practices, resulting in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world.

He also doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency.

He signed the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system. It also created a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown.

He signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices.

He increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect.

He signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market.

Through the Worker, Home Ownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery.

He initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.

He created, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with

He played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.

He took steps to improve minority access to capital.

He created a $60 billion bank to fund infrastructure improvements such as roads and bridges.

He implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest.

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost.

He dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby moving forward to cut ties between energy companies and the government.

Provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.

He used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan.

Crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans.

Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection

Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money.

He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.

Dodd-Frank also included the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

He made it so that banks could no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests.

He supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation.

He wholly endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes.

He made a deal with Swiss banks that permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders.

He established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses.

He oversaw and then signed the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Obama's First Term

So, you think President Obama presided over a 'do nothing' Executive and Legislative branches of Government?