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“… A look at his record reveals something even more startling - a truly historic presidency.”
“This president has delivered more sweeping, progressive change in 20 months than the previous two Democratic administrations did in 12 years. “When you look at what will last in history, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin tells us, Obama has more notches on the presidential belt.”
“In fact, when the history of the administration is written, Obama’s opening act is likely to be judged as more impressive than any president’s – Democrat or Republican – since the mid-1960’s. (Norman Ornstein-a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute).
“Obama’s crowning legislative achievement is health care reform. “All progressives since Theodore Roosevelt wanted it, all Democrats since Harry Truman fought for it, and only Barack Obama got it”. (Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley)
“… over the next decade, it (President Obama’s health care reform) will extend health coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans…..By the end of this decade, 95% of Americans will have health insurance.”
“What’s even more impressive about Obama’s accomplishments, historians say, is the fractious political coalition he had to marshal to victory. “He didn’t have the majority that L.B.J. had,” (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
“In his quest for progress, Obama has also had to maneuver against an unrelenting head wind from the “Party of NO” and its billionaire backers. “Obama is harassed as well as opposed”, says Princeton historian Sean Wilentz.
Goodwin likens the thrust of Obama’s social agenda to LBJ’s historic package of measures known as the Great Society. “What is comparable,” she says, “is the idea of using government to expand social and economic justice. That’s what the health care bill is about. That’s what Obama tried to do with the financial reforms. That’s what he’s doing with education. The Great Society was about using the collective energies of the nation to make life better for more people – and that’s what Obama has tried to do.” *
AVERTING A DEPRESSION AND JUMPSTARTING THE ECONOMY/THE RECOVERY ACT; REFORMING HEALTH CARE/THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH ACT; EXPANDING CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM- SCHIP; SAVING THE AUTO INDUSTRY, CUTTING CORPORATE WELFARE/STUDENT AID & FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT AND MEDICARE REFORMS; WALL STREET REFORM/FINANCIAL REFORM ACT; CREDIT CARD REFORM/CREDIT CARD ACT; MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUTS; ENDING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN IRAQ; INCREASING GI BILL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES; REPEALING ‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL; PROTECTING AGAINST HATE CRIMES/MATTHEW SHEPARD & JAMES BYRD JR. HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT; FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN/LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT; EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS; REPAIRING AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE AND CREATING JOBS FOR AMERICANS/AMERICAN JOBS ACT...for a complete list of legislation go to:
www.WHITEHOUSE.GOV (Official site)
www.BARACKOBAMA.COM (Re-election site)
Obama Caught on Tape Being Awesome. By MoveOn.org
President Obama is recorded speaking to a group of Democrats about how the Republicans want to repeal his legislation (exposing the Republican agenda) and indicates that he is fully aware of their motives.
Democratic Accomplishments. By DCCC
Effective summary of Democratic/Obama accomplishments also showing how the Republicans opposed these efforts.
The Case for Obama By Tim Dickinson Oct. 13, 2010 (*Warning* Contains Strong Language) *
“Don’t compare us to the Almighty, compare us to the alternative.” (Obama)
Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget. By MoveOn.org
Summarizes the devastating effects the Republican budget (prepared by Paul Ryan) would have on many Americans.
The Best Facebook Graphic on Jobs Creation. By MoveOn.org
This lists the type of bills that the Republicans have put forth since they became the majority. Not one deals with job creation.
916 Bills Against Women? By MoveOn.org