Dispute the following facts, and tell me it's made up by the liberal media. I know in the conservative bubble you guys live in he's a marxist, socialist, yadadada.
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.
Legislative Prowess1. Within days after taking office, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
2.Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1
3.On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx
4.He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov
5.He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1 http://bit.ly/fz8GAd
6.Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa
I know you guys convenietnly forgot when he took office we where on the verge of a depression. But I'll try anyways.
Improving the Economy, Preventing Depression
7.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 recovery.gov, so that taxpayers could track spending from the Act. http://1.usa.gov/ibiFSs http://1.usa.gov/e3BJMk--- So instead of listening to FOX or Rush and depating the Dolphins, you can actually look at where all the money is being spent. Will you do that ? Of course not.
8. In his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy 3.5%. http://reut.rs/i46CEE
9. He completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, and recovered virtually all of its costs. http://1.usa.gov/eA5jVS http://bit.ly/eCNrD6
10.He oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. http://bit.ly/hrrnjY
11. At the same time, the report marks the 31st straight month of private-sector job gains, a point Obama and his allies are certain to spotlight.
12. Obama Now in Net Positive Territory on Job Growth. Bureau Of Labor Statistics: 5 Million Private-Sector Jobs Added Since February 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey found that in February 2010, the U.S. economy employed 106,773,000 people. In August of 2012 the survey found 111,400,000 people employed -- an increase of approximately 4.6 million. A preliminary revision released by the BLS in September, which incorporated more accurate state-level data, found that there were an additional 453,000 people employed in the private sector. The revision combined with the results of the August survey show that the U.S. economy has added over 5 million private sector jobs in the last 30 months.--- KEEP LIVING IN YOUR BUBBLE..
13.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. http://lat.ms/zIJuQx--#1 Car Selling Company In The World.
14.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. http://abcn.ws/g18Fe7
15.He signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices. http://1.usa.gov/gIaNcS
16.He increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect. http://bit.ly/f77aOw
17.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. http://bit.ly/eEpLFn
18.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. http://bit.ly/dZgXXw http://bit.ly/gORYfL
19.He initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.