Barack and I- Fired Up and Ready!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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It's no lie, I have an enormous crush on President Barack Obama. I mean, c'mon... What woman isn't wishing they had met him before Michelle?  Who doesn't admire what he has done thus far for the country?

Presidential Swagger

Barack and I, ok, Michelle, on Election Night 2008
Contrary to what the Republican Party would have you believe, the President and his administration have a very long list of accomplishments from his first term. Some of these include:
  •  Ended the war in Iraq
  • Advanced women's rights in the work place
  • Ended Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) in our military
  • Stopped defending DOMA in court
  • Passed the Hate Crimes bill
  • Signed into law, the country's only National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • Appointed two pro-choice women to the Supreme Court
  • Expanded access to medical care and provided subsidies for people who can't afford it
  • Expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Fixed the preexisting conditions travesty [and rescissions] in health insurance
  • Invested in clean energy
  • Overhauled the credit card industry, making it much more consumer-friendly
  • While Dodd-Frank bill was weak in many respects, it was still an extremely worthwhile start at re-regulating the financial sector
  • He created a Elizabeth Warren's dream agency: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • He's done a lot for veterans
  • He got help for people whose health was injured during the clean-up after the 9/11 attacks
  • Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare
  • $1 Billion for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) that is intended to revitalize low-income communities via "Job training and placement assistance", "Financial literacy programs", etc.
The Obama Administration has accomplished these and much more in the face of GOP opposition and determination to 'make him a one term president' (giving Mitch McConnell the side eye).  So, it boggles my mind that some voters are still undecided about their choice for president.  I try to be open, but I will never get back those hours lost watching the fabrications speeches and Clint Eastwood's ventriloquy at the RNC last week.  Five days later, I can't remember what their nominee's speech was all about.  It was that memorable. *sigh*

There are stark differences between Obama and Romney, and I am not going to list them for two reasons: (1) It would take too long to type and (2) the misinformation virus spreading across the country is because people are too lazy to seek the truth for themselves.

On a more serious note, the GOP has resorted to making the truth optional in their talking points rhetoric, all the while, pushing for these voter ID laws as a tactic to disenfranchise minority and older voters.  Are we going to sit back as they and the Koch Brothers work overtime to steal the elections? Will their strategy work? This remains to be seen on November 6th.  I'll borrow from the American Express slogan for Election Day- " State ID card, DON'T leave home without it".


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