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March/ April 2012 Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments

By Paul Glastris, Ryan Cooper, and Siyu Hu

22. Created Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants: New EPA restrictions on mercury and toxic pollution, issued in December 2011, likely to lead to the closing of between sixty-eight and 231 of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Estimated cost to utilities: at least $11 billion by 2016. Estimated health benefits: $59 billion to $140 billion. Will also significantly reduce carbon emissions and, with other regulations, comprises what’s been called Obama’s “stealth climate policy.”

23. Passed Credit Card Reforms: Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (2009), which prohibits credit card companies from raising rates without advance notification, mandates a grace period on interest rate increases, and strictly limits overdraft and other fees.

24. Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws: Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, giving women who are paid less than men for the same work the right to sue their employers after they find out about the discrimination, even if that discrimination happened years ago. Under previous law, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the statute of limitations on such suits ran out 180 days after the alleged discrimination occurred, even if the victims never knew about it.

25. Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court: Nominated and obtained confirmation for Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman to serve, in 2009; and Elena Kagan, the fourth woman to serve, in 2010. They replaced David Souter and John Paul Stevens, respectively.

26. Improved Food Safety System: In 2011, signed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which boosts the Food and Drug Administration’s budget by $1.4 billion and expands its regulatory responsibilities to include increasing number of food inspections, issuing direct food recalls, and reviewing the current food safety practices of countries importing products into America.

27. Achieved New START Treaty: Signed with Russia (2010) and won ratification in Congress (2011) of treaty that limits each country to 1,550 strategic warheads (down from 2,200) and 700 launchers (down from more than 1,400), and reestablished and strengthened a monitoring and transparency program that had lapsed in 2009, through which each country can monitor the other.

28. Expanded National Service: Signed Serve America Act in 2009, which authorized a tripling of the size of AmeriCorps. Program grew 13 percent to 85,000 members across the country by 2012, when new House GOP majority refused to appropriate more funds for further expansion.

29. Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection: Signed Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (2009), which designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, created thousands of miles of recreational and historic trails, and protected more than 1,000 miles of rivers.

30. Gave the FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco: Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (2009). Nine years in the making and long resisted by the tobacco industry, the law mandates that tobacco manufacturers disclose all ingredients, obtain FDA approval for new tobacco products, and expand the size and prominence of cigarette warning labels, and bans the sale of misleadingly labeled “light” cigarette brands and tobacco sponsorship of entertainment events.

31. Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders: Issued executive order in 2009 requiring all federal agencies to make plans to soften their environmental impacts by 2020. Goals include 30 percent reduction in fleet gasoline use, 26 percent boost in water efficiency, and sustainability requirements for 95 percent of all federal contracts. Because federal government is the country’s single biggest purchaser of goods and services, likely to have ripple effects throughout the economy for years to come.

32. Passed Fair Sentencing Act: Signed 2010 legislation that reduces sentencing disparity between crack versus powder cocaine possessionfrom100 to1 to 18 to1.

33. Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense: Cut the Reagan-era “Star Wars” missile defense budget, saving $1.4 billion in 2010, and canceled plans to station antiballistic missile systems in Poland and the Czech Republic in favor of sea-based defense plan focused on Iran and North Korea.

34. Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown: After winning agreement from congressional Republicans and Democrats in summer 2011 budget deal to reduce projected defense spending by $450 billion, proposed new DoD budget this year with cuts of that size and a new national defense strategy that would shrink ground forces from 570,000 to 490,000 over the next ten years while increasing programs in intelligence gathering and cyberwarfare.

35. Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission: Allowed the expensive ($1 billion per launch), badly designed, dangerous shuttle program to make its final launch on July 8, 2011. Cut off funding for even more bloated and problem-plagued Bush-era Constellation program to build moon base in favor of support for private-sector low-earth orbit ventures, research on new rocket technologies for long-distance manned flight missions, and unmanned space exploration, including the largest interplanetary rover ever launched, which will investigate Mars’s potential to support life.

36. Invested Heavily in Renewable Technology: As part of the 2009 stimulus, invested $90 billion, more than any previous administration, in research on smart grids, energy efficiency, electric cars, renewable electricity generation, cleaner coal, and biofuels.

37. Crafting Next-Generation School Tests: Devoted $330 million in stimulus money to pay two consortia of states and universities to create competing versions of new K-12 student performance tests based on latest psychometric research. New tests could transform the learning environment in vast majority of public school classrooms beginning in 2014.

38. Cracked Down on Bad For-Profit Colleges: In effort to fight predatory practices of some for-profit colleges, Department of Education issued “gainful employment” regulations in 2011 cutting off commercially focused schools from federal student aid funding if more than 35 percent of former students aren’t paying off their loans and/or if the average former student spends more than 12 percent of his or her total earnings servicing student loans.

39. Improved School Nutrition: In coordination with Michelle Obama, signed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 mandating $4.5 billion spending boost and higher nutritional and health standards for school lunches. New rules based on the law, released in January, double the amount of fruits and vegetables and require only whole grains in food served to students.

40. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections: Signed Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009), which expands existing hate crime protections to include crimes based on a victim’s sexual orientation, gender, or disability, in addition to race, color, religion, or national origin.

41. Avoided Scandal: As of November 2011, served longer than any president in decades without a scandal, as measured by the appearance of the word “scandal” (or lack thereof) on the front page of the Washington Post.

42. Brokered Agreement for Speedy Compensation to Victims of Gulf Oil Spill: Though lacking statutory power to compel British Petroleum to act, used moral authority of his office to convince oil company to agree in 2010 to a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; $6.5 billion already paid out without lawsuits. By comparison, it took nearly two decades for plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez Alaska oil spill case to receive $1.3 billion.

Paul Glastris, Ryan Cooper, and Siyu Hu collaborated on this article. Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. Cooper and Hu are interns at the magazine.
  • The Walrusspeaks on March 12, 2008 8:10 PM:


    What a funny thread,most or all have or will benefit from PBO'polices in some way,no matter how much you dislike The Man,
    But I am guessing none of the posters will ever acknowlege that fact.
    It also seems some posters will never take the time to educate themselves about the policies,it is much easier to believe hearsay and what Fox says.worse yet is that most do not fully understand the policies due to limited knowledge of Civics .Yet some will vote for Santorum who says telaprompters should be made illegal!!
    What crazy times we live in!!

  • Kenneth Gambill on March 12, 2008 8:28 PM:

    34. Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown: After winning agreement from congressional Republicans and Democrats in summer 2011 budget deal to reduce projected defense spending by $450 billion, proposed new DoD budget this year with cuts of that size and a new national defense strategy that would shrink ground forces from 570,000 to 490,000 over the next ten years while increasing programs in intelligence gathering and cyberwarfare.
    As a result US Forces are at their lowest levels since World War One. The second largest cut since Clinton. He killed America 5th generation fighter (the F-22), and as result has allowed Russia and China to field comparative models of their own and leave America with out a Capable Multi-role Multi-Mission platform. Thus reducing Combat squadrons to 1 Capable aircraft we now have to Field several

    35. Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission: Allowed the expensive ($1 billion per launch), badly designed, dangerous shuttle program to make its final launch on July 8, 2011. Cut off funding for even more bloated and problem-plagued Bush-era Constellation program to build moon base in favor of support for private-sector low-earth orbit ventures, research on new rocket technologies for long-distance manned flight missions, and unmanned space exploration, including the largest interplanetary rover ever launched, which will investigate Mars’s potential to support life.

    Those Commercial Ventures are Backed the emasculated NASA as oversight. Only one of three commercial ventures show any real promising results. Further A new Shuttle would have gave the US increased Lift and payload capabilities making a Moon Colony extremely feasible and successful and having a short jump off point for future manned missions to Mars. Now America has to use Russian Space launch facilities for the exploration of space both manned and unmanned. Meanwhile China, the ESA, and even Iran are looking to bypass American Launch capability. So much for the Pioneers of Space that America was once known as.

  • Kenneth Gambill on March 12, 2008 8:45 PM:

    16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

    These standards were set take place anywa with or without his approval. Additionally the Chevy Volt (GM Flagship car for its revival b.t.w) is a complete flop. Costing $40,000 well outreach for the average American, while the Focus ( Ford Gasoline Engine car) of comparable size costs $20,000 and has outsold the Volt by a factor of two to one. Additionally only ONE American Car maker didn't take any Government "Bail out money" but has to be recognized for it: FORD.

    1. Failed to regulate the Insurance Industry so that health care choices could be afforded by everyone, instead forced people to become dependent on the Government for Health care- in effect creating a Socialist State

    1a. Allows the D.O.J to routinely interfere with States business, as a result several states have had their voter regulations or overhaul efforts stymied. Voter ID cases have been stalled due to their Unfairness because a significant majority of voters do NOT have ID. Thus increasing the potential for fraudulent elections.

  • DaveR on March 08, 2012 12:18 PM:

    Sadly, none of these address the single biggest problem facing the country (and the world) today - global climate change. We have very little time left to make a difference, and we haven't even hinted at an attempt to start. I understand the politics behind this, but I honestly think that the president doesn't have a clue about the urgency of this problem.

  • ackyri on March 08, 2012 12:38 PM:

    Huh, Dave? Did you only read the top 15? Several of these deal with climate change. Specifically, 16, 22, 29, 31, 36, and 46 deal with it directly. Others support the fight indirectly, such as shrinking the military and keeping liberals on the Supreme Court.

  • Grimreefer on March 08, 2012 3:00 PM:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. someone just shoot the unconstitutionally eligible stain in office before he wipes his ass with the Constitution more.

  • J on March 08, 2012 3:37 PM:

    Hey, grimreefer, take your meds. You are obviously demented.

  • Measure for Measure on March 08, 2012 5:48 PM:

    Objectively speaking, Obama has accomplished more in the face of vicious opposition than any post War president. The only thing Republicans can do in response is splutter about birther panels and other delusions, or invent things that Obama never said and attack that.

  • Citizen for real change on March 08, 2012 6:38 PM:

    ..talk about inventing things. It's obvious the author of this article is all about Obama. In many of these, he's taking credit for things he did NOT do or accomplish. What happened to un-biased media ? This is typical of main-stream media, we need stories that are true.

  • Doctoretty on March 08, 2012 7:12 PM:

    Those of you who think these are not accurate are either incapable of being honest, or are using delusion to support their dislike of this President for whatever reason.

  • Below the Beltway on March 09, 2012 9:50 AM:

    You forgot a few.

    1. Prosecuted more whistleblowers under the (likely Unconsitutional) Espionage Act than any President.

    2. Assassinated an American citizen (and his children) without a hint of due process.

    3. Legitimized and extended the Bush Doctrine of preventative attacks.

    4. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of trying civilians in Military kangaroo courts.

    5. Drone bombed thousands of people to death around the world in countries where we are not at war.

    6. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of indefinite detention, including of American citizens (NDAA).

    Shall I go on?

  • TR on March 09, 2012 10:41 AM:

    Shall I go on?

    No. But President Romney thanks you for all you're doing, though.

  • Below the Beltway on March 09, 2012 10:58 AM:

    No. But President Romney thanks you for all you're doing, though.

    The fact that Obama is a Democrat should immunize him from all criticism, then? When he takes actions that most Democrats would protest and abhor if a Republican did them, we should instead keep our mouths shut out of tribal loyalty?

  • FriscoSF on March 09, 2012 11:06 AM:

    Measure for Measure on March 08, 2012 5:48 PM:

    Objectively speaking, Obama has accomplished more in the face of vicious opposition than any post War president...'

    REALLY ?
    More than LBJ ?
    Oh, 'vicious opposition'
    You mean like Nude Giingrich ?
    Clinton passed more useful legislation

    Obama is more comparable to Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in effectiveness

    10 and 11 are shameless...
    The people of Libya and Egypt risked their lives to get rid of their tyrants
    As far a foreign help is concerned, France did more than us

    Obama has been mediocre
    FACE FACTS

  • suibne on March 09, 2012 11:23 AM:

    Is this magazine printed by Pravda Press? Fifty lies in fifty seconds. This is reprehensible. Here's the list from his first two years morons:
    five wars
    assault on Arizona
    Mexican insurgents on American soil
    American agents murdered in America
    The socialist communist r^pe of the middle class
    Government motors
    Oil in gulf fiasco
    Obama care fiasco
    Shadow government by czars
    Union thugs in the steeets
    Children molested lawfully in airports
    TSA BIGOTS selecting victims for pat downs
    Real estate fanny mae Freddie mac fiasco
    Housing catastrophe
    Teacher lying on camera
    Doctors lying on camera
    Paying for insurgents to go to college
    Congressmen espousing socialism
    Ignoring constitutional law blatantly
    Class warfare
    Generational warfare
    Racial warfare
    Insulting the supreme court justices publicly
    Insulting opposing opinion publicly
    Paying socialist news outlets from tax coffers
    Universities as socialist factories of propaganda
    Paying pigford frauds for fictional victimization
    Using every available form of media for political propaganda
    Stealing elections
    Housing price depression
    Un employment at 10%
    suibne

  • suibne on March 09, 2012 11:28 AM:

    Let's not forget
    five dollar gas going up
    15 trillion in debt going up
    betrayal of israel
    ows goons on the street
    union goons on the street
    assault on the catholic church
    panetta's betrayal of american sovereignty...
    teenage thugs on the streets
    electric car fiasco
    green industry fiasco
    inflation about to explode
    socialist media rampant
    filth from hollywood
    Part III AND IV IN THE WINGS?....
    SUIBNE

  • tcinaz on March 09, 2012 11:30 AM:

    suibne, fact free and proud. Must love Fox and Rush and Glenn because that and Newsmax is where all of this comes from.

  • Amazed on March 09, 2012 11:33 AM:

    I am amazed by the list of things accomplished. The media has done a poor job of reporting these things.Now show us some of the wrong things he has done.

  • suibne on March 09, 2012 11:37 AM:

    of course there's also:
    a mosque at ground zero
    releasing terrorists
    introducing sharia into american courts
    attacking the nypd for watching muslims
    syrians dying by the thousands
    iranians building nuclear weapons
    egyptians holding american citizens
    afghan so called allies killing american soldiers
    a socialist senate killing oil independence


    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS A TRAITOR.
    SUIBNE

  • Gaius Gracchus on March 09, 2012 11:39 AM:

    I had great hope for a good Obama presidency when I voted for him in 2008. He seemed to be the only candidate with a real since about how to fix the problems of Wall Street and the economy.

    Instead, Obama doubled down on the idiots of finance and enacted phony reform. After all, where is the real regulation of derivatives? Why not use anti-trust to eliminate therisks of too big to fail? And why has Obama refused to reign in commodity speculation????????

    Oh, well....

  • JMS on March 09, 2012 12:29 PM:

    If we are compiling lists about Obama’s first three years as president, we have to acknowledge how a former constitutional scholar has supported or extended all of the Bush/Cheney assaults on civil liberties further undermining the rule of law in the United States. Please consider Obama’s “top 11” failures as complied by Jonathan Turley and others:

    Reneging on closure of Gitmo

    Assassination of U.S. citizens

    Indefinite detention of U.S. citizens

    Arbitrary justice (military commissions for U.S. citizens)

    Warrantless searches

    Secret evidence (based on secret legal arguments to support secret proceedings)

    War crimes (no prosecutions of those responsible for waterboarding terrorism suspects in the Bush administration

    Secret court (FISA expansion)

    Immunity from judicial review (immunity for companies that assist in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens)

    Continual monitoring of citizens (without securing any court order or review)

    Extraordinary renditions (for non-citizens and U.S. citizens)

    As salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald has noted, “one of the most consequential aspects of the Obama legacy [will be his transformation of] what was once known as ‘right-wing shredding of the Constitution’ into bipartisan consensus” that will last for generations.

  • tcinaz on March 09, 2012 12:29 PM:

    Social Security, Civil Rights legislation and Medicare are excellent examples, Giaus, of programs enacted to about their political extreme at the time of their enactment, but which over time grew into their much mere progressive and in my view improved versions. It is not a defense, but a practical observation, that Obama has acted within the constraint of the possible, with a far more openly obstructionist opposition than I have ever seen in my lifetime. A second term may bring those reforms you desire, but to suggest any failure is entirely unfair. Picking battles you can win (with allies who understand the battlefield) is the path to winning the war.

  • Brantl on March 09, 2012 2:33 PM:

    "2. Assassinated an American citizen (and his children) without a hint of due process.

    >

    3. Legitimized and extended the Bush Doctrine of preventative attacks.

    >

    4. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of trying civilians in Military kangaroo courts.
    >

    5. Drone bombed thousands of people to death around the world in countries where we are not at war.
    >

    6. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of indefinite detention, including of American citizens (NDAA). >

    Shall I go on?"
    Sure, go on. You're full of crap, but thanks for playing!

  • Brantl on March 09, 2012 2:36 PM:

    "2. Assassinated an American citizen (and his children) without a hint of due process.

    On foreign soil, with him working with terrorists, in the presence of terrorists.

    3. Legitimized and extended the Bush Doctrine of preventative attacks.

    Only on Bin Ladin, someone we had vowed to get, as a terrorist, through 2 administrations.

    4. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of trying civilians in Military kangaroo courts.

    Nope, passed by Congress, didn't have the President's push behind it, in any way.

    5. Drone bombed thousands of people to death around the world in countries where we are not at war.

    Nope, in Afghanistan, where we are at war, haven't heard a damn word about it anywhere else except Iraq, where we were also at war.

    6. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of indefinite detention, including of American citizens (NDAA). Nope, again, that was the choice of Congress, not Obama.

    Shall I go on?"
    Sure, go on. You're full of crap, but thanks for playing!

  • Anonymous on March 09, 2012 3:23 PM:

    JMS's assessment of obama's failure/mistakes are fair. indefinite detention and gitmo are obama's biggest dark compromise, i bet. like FDR's japanese camp.

    the reason he can't put them into civilian trails is because they don't have any legal useful evidence as tortured confession and secret intelligence evidence cannot be used in court.
    there were 700 inmates in Gitmo and now it's 170.
    Some of the inmates because of "lack of evidence" (even though we know they were guilty) who had released went onto killing more civilians and that's why the rest is held there without due process for now.

    i wonder if we release the 9/11 operators there because that's unjust and then they surely would go back to join al qeada and kill more civilians, we would feel better about it... or do we only care about US citizens in America?

    though Drones had killed about 700 civilians in pakistan, not thousands as their state TV claims. still tragedy.
    but remember killing the original taliban ad al qeada leaders as well as somali pirates by drones have saved lives. Remember drones can be used for rescue missions.

    Hopefully Obama can put more Gitmo inmates in military tribunal at least and give them sentences. He tried the terrorists that got captured under his time in a civilian court, like time sq bomber and underwear bomber.

    Things are not so black and white. and saying Obama is just the same as Bush is over simplification that his critics on both sides love to use but it obscures the facts. we need to keep working on the persecution on the terrorists slowly into courts.

    Hey, by the way, you guys didn't put Obama's UN nuclear security summit. it has been great success.

  • Anonymous on March 09, 2012 3:32 PM:

    by the way, drones are used with private permission from the pakistan government, so it is technically illegal because it's not officialize, but Pakistan government is allowing it because they also don't want terrorists. they kill more pakistanis than Americans. but they can't be seen as pro-America so they blame drones in public.

    again, drones kill 95% of the terrorists and 5% civilian victims. still is horrible but think about the alternative. leaving terrorists alone to kill more civilians or doing it conventional bombing which killed a lot more civilians among the terrorists.

    counter-terror tactics are just natural adjustment to the modern warfare. we don't fight with clear redlines or trenches any more. but modern warfare create a lot less civilian stand-by victims. Obama recognizes that as a commander-in-chief.

  • James on March 09, 2012 3:32 PM:

    How can all of you continue to overlook how Obama has continued to ignore the constitution? The record is clear and public. So many are so infatuated with the man that they are seemingly unwilling to even consider the obvious. Obama's tactics and policies are contrary to the concepts of the constitution. I hope that even you staunch liberals will eventually see the wholesale loss of personal liberty perpetrated by this president. Hopefully, before it's too late.

    "First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me."

    Wake up people.

  • Anonymous on March 09, 2012 3:44 PM:

    i am awake and i don't believe justice above innocent peoples' lives. we compromise on justice every day in order to achieve bigger things.

    we always give criminals free pass in exchange of information for bigger criminals.

    obama is no exception. he lied about it. yeah. so what? i'd rather have more civilians alive and saved than rigid pure justice system where minor crimes are respected while big criminals are getting away because of it.

    sorry. every president breaks constitution on some way as there are million ways to interpret the document. Lincoln's civil war was unconstitutional. every war after truman was unconstitutional.

  • Nash on March 09, 2012 4:15 PM:

    I love this guy Anon who posted at 3:44. "every president breaks the constitution on some way as there are million ways to interpret the document." First off, it'd be wonderful if you learned how to compose a sentence, and used capitalization, because those will be useful for you in life, I assure you. Secondly, while it's obvious you're exaggerating, it's absolutely pathetic and complacent of you to just accept when a President does something unconstitutional. There's really not that many ways to interpret the constitution - in most cases, people are just not versed in it and nobody holds them accountable.

    "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Ben Franklin

  • Mike Public on March 09, 2012 5:03 PM:

    @suibne:
    There is no 'mosque at ground zero'. There is a Muslim cultural center several blocks from ground zero. You prove once again that Fox rots minds.

  • Ron on March 09, 2012 8:07 PM:

    @suibne: "a mosque at ground zero"
    Even if there was a mosque NEAR ground zero I don't understand why people would be offended. Sure, EXTREMIST Muslims were responsible for the 9/11 attacks but does it mean all Muslims should be prosecuted for it? Freedom is something that the US prides itself in-and that includes religious freedom. It's sickening for people to judge Muslims as terrorists all the time. This comes from an atheist.

  • BJW2 on March 10, 2012 12:53 AM:

    The administration is also kicking tail going after fraud waste and abuse in the medicare system.

  • Simangaliso on March 10, 2012 2:14 AM:

    I'm a South African living in South Africa.

    Would wanna know if all of you that are anti-Obama are really objective or just pure racists?

  • SWFLGal on March 10, 2012 5:23 AM:

    People talk about Carter and how bad he was, but he created more jobs in one term than old Ronnie did in his entire presidency. By the way, what did old Ronnie Reagan accomplish?

  • Independent1000 on March 10, 2012 9:53 AM:

    Whoever wrote this article has a tremendous sense of humor, and quite an imagination. But of course their Messiah could run over a dog in the street, and his followers would find a way to spin it is some kind of humane incident. You people are funny.

  • Nubian Sistah on March 10, 2012 10:00 AM:

    Please can't you see that the President is not GOD. Only GOD has the power to changed the climate. Be for real, with this recession and seeing people sleeping in tent's in the woods especially here in North Carolina and sleeping in their car's with their belonings piled high to the roof, I would say that the most important thing right now is JOB'S. You may have one but there are alot of others that are suffering out here without a job.

  • Jayne on March 10, 2012 11:30 AM:

    Please go to The Rational Majority on Facebook or sign up on therationalmajority.org - there will be 366 accomplishments in all!

  • Forrest Leeson on March 10, 2012 11:44 AM:

    Congress never declared war on Iraq.
    Congress never declared war on Afghanistan.
    War is a special and specific legal state inapplicable to either case, now or in the past 10 years.

  • Glenda on March 10, 2012 12:07 PM:

    Hey, Grimreefer, making comments like your will probably prompt a visit from the FBI and Secret Service, or didn't you know that? What a dufus.

  • Below the Beltway on March 11, 2012 11:08 AM:

    My post - "2. Assassinated an American citizen (and his children) without a hint of due process.

    Brandi response -- On foreign soil, with him working with terrorists, in the presence of terrorists.

    My response -- Due process is designed to find out if the American we're about to kill is actually guilty of a crime, say, terrorism. Are we presuming guilt instead of innocence these days?
    -----

    My post -- 3. Legitimized and extended the Bush Doctrine of preventative attacks.

    Brandi response -- Only on Bin Ladin, someone we had vowed to get, as a terrorist, through 2 administrations.

    My response -- Khadaffi would beg to differ. The rhetoric on an upcoming attack on Iran uses identical justifications as Bush used for Iraq, preventative war against a non-imminent threat.
    ----------

    My post -- 4. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of trying civilians in Military kangaroo courts.

    Brandi response -- Nope, passed by Congress, didn't have the President's push behind it, in any way.

    My response -- The executive branch controls the disposition of prisoners, and decides where to try them via either the Justice Dept. or the military. Under Obama it has decided some should be tried in civilian courts, some in unfair military commissions, and some should just be held indefinitely without any kind of trial. This approach extends and legitimizes Bush practices candidate Obama ran against.
    ------------

    My post -- 5. Drone bombed thousands of people to death around the world in countries where we are not at war.

    Brandi response -- Nope, in Afghanistan, where we are at war, haven't heard a damn word about it anywhere else except Iraq, where we were also at war.

    My response -- Then you are not paying attention. We have drone bombed Pakistan an estimated 290 times, causing a crisis for their government, and killing thousands. We drone bombed US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son in two separate incidents in Yemen, among many others. Do not take my word for this, Google away.
    -------
    My post -- 6. Legitimized and extended the Bush practice of indefinite detention, including of American citizens (NDAA).

    Brandi response -- Nope, again, that was the choice of Congress, not Obama.

    My response -- Congress did not sign the bill. Congress will not be the entity enforcing the law. Further, Obama has also supported, and engaged in, indefinite detention outside of, and before, the NDAA.

  • Ando on March 11, 2012 4:31 PM:

    The top 3 are all huge reasons to vote against Obama this fall. I can't believe this list actually tries to promote Obama as a leader.

  • Henry Miller on March 11, 2012 4:37 PM:

    1 and 2 are budget-busting disasters

    3 has had no noticeable effect

    4 he was a couple years later than he'd promised

    5 he never should have allowed to "draw up"

    6 he's trying to take the credit for GWB's policies, and he was in the White House watching on TV as the US military did its job.

    7 he cheated GM shareholders to payy off the auto unions

    10 he "led from behind" while NATO took the initiative using US resources

    etc, etc.

    Obama has been an insanely expensive disaster from Day One, and any good he's actually done is far outweighed by the near-ruin he's made of the American economy and the state of near-armed class warfare he's started.

  • rottweiler on March 11, 2012 4:37 PM:

    Most of these read as a list of why NOT to vote for him. He was president when seal team six got OBL.. and he... bankrupted the country... dramatically expanded governments role in our society.

  • Terry on March 11, 2012 4:46 PM:

    Don't forget Fast and Furious, Solyndra and Media Mattersgate (soon to be Obama's Watergate). First president to bow to Saudi King, first to remove "In God We Trust" from new $1 coin, first to criticize vets for not wanting to pay additional for health insurance, first to promise shovel ready projects and then admit to the lie on national television as if it was a joke.

  • Jim Stagg on March 11, 2012 4:50 PM:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahah! Is that 50 times, yet?

  • hermit on March 11, 2012 5:11 PM:

    This is hilarious!!!

    Obama killed Osama ....

    Dude, .... and he killed Camp David, too.....

    What a whack job of a news story.

    Let's call it for what it is:

    Marxism Rule #1:

    The Central Planner is never wrong...

  • sagegaspare on March 11, 2012 5:11 PM:

    Was going through the list thinking it was satire until it became apparent that the author believes all this nonsense. This illegal president deviantly became elected then push his unconstitutional agenda down everyone's throat except Nancy and Harry. Why is this man so secretive about the documentation of his history? Must be a reason. The country is suffering beyond belief and history will prove many things that the MSM and ignorant population. He is spending much to conceal much. Oh yea, spending our money too!

  • Thoughtful on March 11, 2012 5:19 PM:

    I'm stunned that people think he ended torture. Read the executive order; all it says is that interrogations are limited to techniques in the Army Field Manual, unless the Attorney General authorizes other techniques. Arguably he's lowered the threshold for enhanced techniques. Of course none of that matters when you're willing to drone strike Amercan citizens without due process.

  • GortRules on March 11, 2012 5:24 PM:

    After reading this article, I have but one question:

    How did the authors write this article when their lips are obviously still in direct contact with Obama's hind quarters...or some other part of his body? Did they do some kind of tag team effort?

  • tdehoff on March 11, 2012 5:36 PM:

    Re #46

    Now that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant we can finally find a legal reason to eliminate all carbon dixoide production from any source whereever it may be found. IE all liberal spouting invididuals will be killed via drones since the president obivously has the ability to kill an American citizen without due process if he/she is deemed to be a threat. what could be a bigger threat than some carbon dioxiding spouting fool destroying our planted. The stupidity of the liberal/progressives is amazing. Oh by the way #1 is unconstituitional too.

  • Michael Redbourn on March 11, 2012 5:42 PM:

    Maybe take a look at 80 reasons why Obama mustn't be reelected.

    http://tinyurl.com/73yvmgg

    BTW - the capture device needs to be reset because it's far to hard to read right now.

  • Chicago720 on March 11, 2012 5:49 PM:

    41. Avoided Scandal: As of November 2011, served longer than any president in decades without a scandal, as measured by the appearance of the word “scandal” (or lack thereof) on the front page of the Washington Post.

    Yeah, that's probably the same measure everyone would use - the headline, using a single specific word, in one publication - very objective reporting. This list is a joke. How many of these "accomplishments" cost taxpayers more than $1 billion? Reading the list - several.

  • HypnoToad on March 11, 2012 5:49 PM:

    Hilarious. You hardly need to read past #1. Passed health care THAT EVERYONE HATES! Every objective poll shows that 2/3 of the population is against Obamacare. Why not start counting Kim Jong Il's "accomplishments"? With a complete disregard for the desires or freedom of the people the list of accomplishments can be miles long. Just ask Castro and the hordes of people dying to get into his democratic paradise.

  • eugene bonaroti on March 11, 2012 5:57 PM:

    Can't stomach this propaganda beyond first 5!
    Healthcare was not passed - it was rammed down our throats and is despised by a majority of Americans.
    George Bush and the American military ended and WON the war in Iraq.
    The SEALS eliminated Bin Laden.

    It takes nerve for Obama to claim credit for anything good that happens, and blame Bush for anything bad - it also requires compliant sycophant journalists like the authors of this article.

  • Chicago720 on March 11, 2012 6:05 PM:

    "45. Expanded Health Coverage for Children: Signed 2009 Children�s Health Insurance Authorization Act, which allows the Children�s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover health care for 4 million more children, paid for by a tax increase on tobacco products."

    You know - children - 26 year olds living in mom's basement. Many of the "new 4,000,000" recipients of the SCHIP coverage are legally adults, but are being called children. More nanny state for all of us since helping ourselves isn't allowed anymore. The government helps us now.

  • MDABE80 on March 11, 2012 6:14 PM:

    The biggest point: NONE of them worked.

  • poet756 on March 11, 2012 6:47 PM:

    You could have written a much shorter article if you on ly listed good accomplishments.

    #1Healthcare.. American people have consistantly said "No way"
    #2 Even liberal economists admit it was a dud and the CBO said it didn't have the desired effect and would now be a drag on the economy for decades
    #3 Finance Reform...Did nothing to stop banks from making big gambles. It does hurt small banks and farmers.
    #4 Bush signed the treaty to end the war. Funny, when it ended Bush didn't get the credit.........Not!!!
    #6 The intelligence corp got Bin Laden with info from harsh interrogations. Under Obama's Miranda Rights plan, Bin Laden would still be alive

    #7 The author of this article is truly pathetic.

  • Dan on March 11, 2012 8:30 PM:

    #41 is my favorite. Behind every "ugly baby" is an overly protective mother. BO has the media.

  • Fool on March 12, 2012 5:19 AM:

    I hate you all, and love you all. I hope we could all burn together some day. Scum.

  • jason on March 12, 2012 5:38 PM:

    this site also has a nice list of acomplishments. not sure as of this moment how many are repeated in the 'top 50 list.' i like how it also shows the source for the claim.

    http://whattheheckhasobamadonesofar.com/

  • B. Stearns on March 12, 2012 5:59 PM:

    To the Grimreefer: You had better get some help before you do something scarey.

  • Winghove on March 13, 2012 6:51 AM:

    It is patently obvious that the Republican party and it's supports are rabid anti-Obama pit bulls who ignore facts and reality and support their arguments with unsupported facts and broad generalizations. Clearly they are living in an alternative reality that I am unfamiliar with.

  • Winghove on March 13, 2012 7:16 AM:

    Some of the comments made here are not only false but should be considered treason. Some of the criticisms of President Obama cross the line and the comments should be traced to the originators and the commentator should be indicted, tried and convicted as would any other traitor to this country. Hell, if you don't like it here and the way things are then you have two options: 1. Vote and 2. Move to another country which would welcome your comments. I suggest you consider Afghanistan or Iran two countries that would welcome you and your views on the state of this country. I realize that there is a First Amendment but the comments posted clearly impugn the integrity of our country and should not be tolerated.

  • Christopher-Michael:Saraceni on March 13, 2012 12:45 PM:

    I want to see a showdown between Obama and Paul. As far as I'm concerned that's the way it should be. The others would be huge mistakes for America. I wouldn't mind having Obama four more years, but would prefer Ron Paul. I say that I wouldn't mind Obama in a second term, because there are enough Paul supporters getting involved that together we can make a good dent in the problems we are facing as a nation. I will vote for Dr. Paul and No One Else. Stand with me and refuse to vote for Satanorum, Rongney, Grinch!

  • Christopher-Michael:Saraceni on March 13, 2012 12:48 PM:

    You can't put down the President for doing what "the people" asked for! If you don't like it make your voice heard!

  • Anonymous on March 13, 2012 10:33 PM:

    obama did not introduce sharia law into american courts, ya damn dumbbell. you've had no healthcare rammed down your damn throat,either. you want to buy your own insurance, go ahead and buy it. and pay more, idiot.
    ok, the rest of you racist boneheads, you give us the list of what he didnt do. He's done a fantastic job, in spite of an obstructionist, treasonous republicon-bullied congress, which hates America,doesnt give a shit whether you're working or not, and who's ONLY agenda has been all along, to unseat Obama. You people ought to have your heads banged together.

  • Jenn on March 14, 2012 12:13 AM:

    @hypnotoad
    What polls are you reading?
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_and_democrats_health_care_plan-1130.html

    Another great example of how much conservative love to make things up.

    The rest of you... SMH... I won't even bother. You fox news sheeple will never change your spoon-fed beliefs anyway.

  • harold henderson on March 15, 2012 12:21 AM:

    I love your radio show.

  • bjobotts on March 17, 2012 12:33 AM:

    Don't forget...IMPROVED AMERICA'S STANDING AND IMAGE IN THE WORLD.

    Brought professionalism back to the WH (no more attempted neck massages to foreign leaders, drunken behavior or juvenile rhetoric).

  • bjobotts on March 17, 2012 12:41 AM:

    What a bunch of mindless trolls filled with misinformation. Compare your stupid list with the Bush/Cheney disaster and Obama seems like a saint. Sujin is so full of sh#t. Obama's worst trumps Bush's Best by a long shot. Go back to babbling for the goobers idiot

  • pronuclear on March 20, 2012 6:47 AM:

    "Winghove on March 13, 2012 7:16 AM:

    Some of the comments made here are not only false but should be considered treason. Some of the criticisms of President Obama cross the line and the comments should be traced to the originators and the commentator should be indicted, tried and convicted as would any other traitor to this country. Hell, if you don't like it here and the way things are then you have two options: 1. Vote and 2. Move to another country which would welcome your comments. I suggest you consider Afghanistan or Iran two countries that would welcome you and your views on the state of this country. I realize that there is a First Amendment but the comments posted clearly impugn the integrity of our country and should not be tolerated."

    WOW - that's pretty good. Just a couple of years ago, when people spoke out against the LAST President, they were considered "Patriots". Now, Obama supporters want to silence someone speaking out against the current President. Huh, funny how that works, eh?

  • Martha on March 20, 2012 3:48 PM:

    Boy, have these people been slugging down that Obama kool-aid!! Brains are now just about completely fried. I guess though, they are making sure they are not shipped off to a FEMA camp after obama declares Marshall Law to avoid losing in the next election. Frankly, I would rather be shipped to a FEMA camp than for it to be known I kissed that illegal Muslim immigrant's a$$.

  • Martha on March 20, 2012 3:56 PM:

    @Winghove...I suggest YOU move to Afghanistan or Iran and take your Muslim leader Obama with you. He signed a bill last week taking away our First Amendment, and I guess you are enforcing it? Well, he make THINK he took it away, but he is wrong. I still have my freedom of speech and will exercise that right until the day I die. You keep your head up your a$$ and you won't ever see the truth because you're so full of Obama's $hit. You want a dictator? Then YOU move to a country that already has one. I am praying somehow America will escape the dictatorship of Obama.

  • San Francisco Conservative on March 22, 2012 12:09 AM:

  • PLB on March 28, 2012 10:30 PM:

    It's so hard to choose from all the wonderful accomplishments! Personally, I'd have to say assassinating American citizens should be in the top ten...and what about using stimulus funds to funnel weapons to Mexican drug cartels? Surely that's more impressive than recognizing that carbon dioxide is dangerous? And yes, passing the stimulus is one thing, but convincing people that trillions of dollars to bail out overly greedy wall street operators is a good economic stimulus for the average citizen--that's genius! The only thing I'm not sure about...did President Obama really end the war in Iraq? I heard the Iraqis basically told us to leave...but it's all good, although there are still plenty of our military advisers in Iraq, now there are more good jobs for the mercenary private security firms operating over there! That's change we can all believe in!

  • db on April 01, 2012 12:18 AM:

    Wow! No shortage of idiots today - with Martha at the top of the list. I would be all for those imaginary FEMA camps if they would lock her away!

  • jhan hocan on April 07, 2012 6:14 PM:

    Your article was a revelation. Now, how about 50 failures? Perhaps after the election would be a better time.

  • Taylor on April 12, 2012 6:34 PM:

    All I read was spent money, spent money, and spent money. I voted for him but I will be changing this November. Maybe the next guy can actually stop spending my money.

  • Cray-merica on April 16, 2012 12:42 PM:

    Wake up sheeple!!!*
    None of this back and forth, argumentative sputtering does anyone any good! We all have our views. I like this doesn't mean anyone else likes it, that's why we are the greatest strongest proudest nation on the planet! We have the proudest populous, the most honorable military, and a government that truly does care about its people!
    We are great because we discuss instead of fight when we disagree
    We are great because we all have a voice at the ballot box.
    That is where our views shape our society.

    Have fun and research voting percentages, state and federal.
    Rick Perry of Texas won his seat with approximately %16
    of the eligible voting population. Dont argue, be proud. Go vote

  • steve on April 16, 2012 2:15 PM:

    I'm 62 I've never seen the people in this country so divided. this is what they want,remember united we stand ,This sounds like civil war begining,remember its us against them not dems.against reps.

  • Lungs_of_Steel on April 26, 2012 6:06 PM:

    Raised fuel economy standards?

    Clearly the writers didn't do their homework. Not something to brag about.

  • Barb on April 28, 2012 8:14 PM:

    You forgot spent more money in 4yrs than Bush did in 8. Passed Obamacare that nobody wanted and may be ruled unconstitutional. Michelle spent 1 million tax payer dollars on vacations. Put us in so much debt we are headed for a Greecelike economy. You liberals are delusional, you think he can just keep spending money , who do you think is going to pay it back, it will all be on your kids and grandkids backs. I didn't see anything about creating jobs, or improving our economy on your list. Gas prices are over 4.00 a gallon, so I guess he didn't do so well there either.

  • Eddie on May 05, 2012 8:07 AM:

    "4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011."

    The "war" has been over for YEARS. Just because we're occupying a country, doesn't mean we're at war. If that was the case, I guess WWII is still going on, because we still occupy Germany, Italy, and Japan.

  • LaraP on May 15, 2012 5:31 PM:

    More more more:

    http://www.ranker.com/list/rank-president-obama_s-enacted-policies/keaton

    (And this is voted on, too, with interesting results IMO)

  • Gretish on May 28, 2012 3:39 AM:

    He's the man US needs. He passed Universal Healthcare
    psd to joomla

  • chrispaul3 willian on May 28, 2012 3:56 AM:

    Drones kill 95% of the terrorists and 5% civilian victims. still is horrible but think about the alternative. leaving terrorists alone to kill more civilians or doing it conventional bombing which killed a lot more civilians among the terrorists.counter-terror tactics are just natural adjustment to the modern warfare.
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  • Duh on May 29, 2012 3:10 PM:

    35. Privatization. What a concept! Space exploration is privatized, saving billions. Do the same with all other government programs, and save trillions or more!

    I do not give to charities that are not at least 90% efficient in the money to services ratio.

    Our federal government is only about 35% efficient, so why would I trust it with my money? Oh yeah, it just takes it from me by threats of jail, and I give in, under duress. Wait...don't we own the government?

    Let's CHANGE it. NObama.

  • billy on May 29, 2012 6:24 PM:

    i'm beginning to believe that conservatism is a birth defect

  • john smith on June 01, 2012 3:51 AM:

    Ummm..... It seems like both parties on this blog just go by what the media is saying. Alot of you said a whole lot of general statements I would here on bill maher all the way to fox news. Do you know polotics or just whats been thrown in the air by both sides??

  • Ellen on June 04, 2012 5:27 AM:

    President Obama's accomplishments are real ... supported by facts! They have had and will continue to have a positive impact for the United States and the world. To those that disagree, why not just try "Living in the Real World"! For those of us that choose to "Live in the Real World", have decided to become as knowledgeable as possible through reading many news sources, observing factual outcomes, and reaching logical/factual conclusions,

    The substantiated facts clearly show that the Obama Administration has had many successes , despite the many obstacles it has had overcome! Excellent job, President Obama!!!

  • dee on June 04, 2012 10:25 AM:

    You have to be kidding , Obama has always been to busy campaigning & fund raising when has he had time to govern? Did you read the recent CBO numbers on Obamacare,my god has everyone gone crazy. Our unemployment is so bad , so many people out of work,all you hear are people killing each other what has happened to our country? Why did he cut the military? what about the housing bubble if you people would take the time to check your information it would help us all. When Bush came into office he felt that their was a problem with housing & wanted it looked into but Barney FRANK & Dodd said that everything was fine so he took them at their word (bad bad) especially with these two.What happened to paying for using Air Force One for campaigning he hasn't paid anything, anyone else would be in trouble.

  • linda eckhardt on June 12, 2012 5:21 PM:

    I'm sending this to every person on my list and I'm going to print it and post it by the "water cooler". Thanks so much

  • Perry Logan on June 13, 2012 4:18 PM:

    All those accomplishments...and yet everything is worse.

    Poverty is going up at record levels. Ditto income disparity. Unemployment in African American communities is at record levels. The banks are bigger than ever. No systemic change has occurred. The assault on human rights continues apace. Obama's environmental policy is alarmingly Cheneyesque.

    The Wall Street brigands and the Bush-Cheney traitors walk free. The Right are on the rise.

    Obama's standing in the world community has dropped precipitously--eve with all his wonderful accomplishments.

    People have been leaving the Democratic Party ever since Obama came on the scene. Democratic registrations are at an all-time low. Obama has systematically removed every single reason for ever voting Democratic again.

  • Joel on June 14, 2012 3:04 AM:

    Don't forget doing a great job addressing and mobilizing for the H1N1 panic. That was handled swiftly and efficiently considering the suddenness of it.

  • Thinker on June 15, 2012 3:15 PM:

    @Anonymous on March 13, 2012 10:33 PM:

    I THINK I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    obama did not introduce sharia law into american courts, ya damn dumbbell. you've had no healthcare rammed down your damn throat,either. you want to buy your own insurance, go ahead and buy it. and pay more, idiot.
    ok, the rest of you racist boneheads, you give us the list of what he didnt do. He's done a fantastic job, in spite of an obstructionist, treasonous republicon-bullied congress, which hates America,doesnt give a shit whether you're working or not, and who's ONLY agenda has been all along, to unseat Obama. You people ought to have your heads banged together.

  • Thinker on June 15, 2012 3:19 PM:

    @ Measure for Measure:
    You think, therefore you are. Thanks for the rational thought.

  • Prism88 on June 18, 2012 3:21 PM:

    President Obama could have achieved much more if teabag and other Repugs had not sworn to defeat everything Obama tried. Repugs destroyed our economy while Obama tried to fix it. Shame on Repug congress and tea baggers.

  • #TeamObama on June 21, 2012 3:06 AM:

    Hate to pull the race card but here is the truth, if Obama was a white man all opinions would be different. The Arizona stuff that was brought up is all false. I'm a native to Arizona. The worst mistake America made was electing Bush...

  • steve on June 23, 2012 8:09 AM:

    Most of this stuff is b.s.He has done nothing to help America,but embarrass us and make us a weaker nation.The guy has no balls,an whiner and wants to blame everyone but himself...grow up..

  • krystal on June 23, 2012 7:54 PM:

    @Anonymous BRAVO!!!!! you nail it down. How can we be so blind -corporate/banking sociopathic thugs have us at each other's throats to deflect attention on them. We rant and rave at each other while Special interest groups with the 1% thugs continue to increasingly rape the citizens freely and without the burden of responsibility nor facing any prosecution. Meanwhile the gap widens between American workers and the wealthiest and they don't care about anyone but their greedy fortunes as we fight for crumbs.
    And @#TeamObama You are so correct to pull the race card- it is SO True- if Obama were white racist people would be crooning another tune. And he's half white at that! Anyone think racism isn't an issue in America anymore? Give me a break.

  • Krystal on June 24, 2012 4:09 AM:

    That being said, to quote Lynne McTaggert, "Kindness and generosity create a cascade of cooperative behavior, even in the most hardened of hearts." Are kindness and generosity the antidotes to the greed and selfishness that plague and divide us in America?

  • Kris on June 26, 2012 8:33 PM:

    This is a joke.
    #1 -- The government is FORCING you to buy PRIVATE insurance and fining you if you don't. This is improvement? Regardless, this has not been passed the SCOTUS, so this assessment is a fail from the start. Not to mention most people don't actually like the individual mandate.
    #2 -- You fail to see the long term consequences of relentlessly printing money and inflating the currency. This is like shooting up heroin and saying the buzz is great so heroin is great. But what happens when that buzz wears off? Stagflation and many, many years of high unemployment and debt are at our doorstep. Our debt and deficit both grow, forcing our children and their children to bear the debt of this spending binge.
    #4 -- This is bogus. A banner, tv cameras, and slogans don't mean it's over. There will be troops there for a long time to come, especially special forces and private companies like blackwater. Shame on you for perpetuating the lie, there are still troops there, directly contradicting your assessment.
    #7 -- It is far, far too soon to know whether the auto industry will be viable for the foreseeable future. They have had so many bailouts in the past, whats to say they aren't going to need another one? They've become very uncompetitive and have left taxpayers holding the bag for their failures as companies.
    #8 -- Zero cost to the GOVERNMENT, HUGE cost to the taxpayers. The banks royally screw up ("we knew it was a sh*tty, sh*tty deal" - Goldman Sachs, yet they screwed people anyways) and we give them MONEY because they burned the entire economy. How many trillions in debt do the TAXPAYERS now owe because of such moral hazard? Oh, and guess who largely funds Obama's (and Romney's) campaigns? Banks. You are essentially praising the president for generously rewarding those who bend the taxpayers and global economy over with taxpayers money and nearly insurmountable debt. Nice work.
    #10 -- He only HELPED do this, this was a multinational effort and certainly not the hand of the US military, executive branch, or the president himself.
    #12 -- Yet Gitmo is still open, contrary to his promise.

    I could go on, but it's just hilarious how biased and uncritical this article is. Anyone with a GED can figure out that this is junk and pro-Dem cheerleader analysis.

  • Neb Nosidda on June 28, 2012 8:45 PM:

    Accounts hidding in Costa Rica, Switzerland and other tax havens were repatriated and taxed.

  • Ed on June 30, 2012 4:13 AM:

    Idiots claiming socialism are exactly that, idiots!

    Let the government help you is socialism - let's look how stupid that is. First off the people need to be part owners but let's forget that. We pay taxes and the government hands it out as subsidies (corporate welfare) to billion dollar corporations.. Idiots love that but hate getting a piece of the pie.

    Republicans are dimwits that are controlled by the simple lie of Faux News.

  • pjki on July 02, 2012 4:49 PM:

    >>>12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies

    Replaced with Obama KILL Policy! eeny-meeny miney moe, which one of you this time will go!

    Wow! don't torture'em with water boarding with a doctor standing by! Goodness! just kill'em!

  • ME on July 06, 2012 2:41 PM:

    I thought Congress did most all of that.... when did the president start writing and passing legislation?

  • Tom on July 13, 2012 2:45 PM:

    I work inside the Federal Government and what most people don't see is how important it is to have a President who believes in government. The Agency Heads that have been appointed for the most part encourage the employees in that agency to enforce the laws. During the Bush Presidency, he hired industry insiders to run agencies, and they did their best to undermine the mission of the agency while opening loopholes for corporations to take advantage of American Citizens. Case in point, Bush hired the owner of the Mining Company with an abhorent safety record to run MSHA, the Mine Safety Health Organization. I'm proud to work for this President.

  • chris on July 16, 2012 5:39 PM:

    Watching the Fox-news fed Obama haters do all sorts of mental gymnastics to "prove" what a failure Obama MUST BE is absolutely a riot.

    We get it, guys. you HATE Obama. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin, but you just hate him. And everything he's done MUST be WRONG.

    Even if he cuts taxes (like you want) - he's still wrong.
    Even if he adopts a hawkish international policy (like you wanted) - he's WRONG!
    Even if he implements the conservative Romneycare health plan that the GOP proposed just a few short years ago - he's wrong
    Even if he reduces the deficit - he's wrong.

    No matter what, you guys are going to argue until you're blue in the face that HE'S WRONG. It's an anti-cult-of-personality like nothing I've ever seen. You just flat out hate this man... and when he takes actions that would normally align with your principles, you change your principles so that HE's WRONG.

    It's sad to see how weak your principles must have been in the first place.

  • Anthony on July 17, 2012 10:55 PM:

    35. Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission: Allowed the expensive ($1 billion per launch), badly designed, dangerous shuttle program to make its final launch on July 8, 2011. Cut off funding for even more bloated and problem-plagued Bush-era Constellation program to build moon base in favor of support for private-sector low-earth orbit ventures, research on new rocket technologies for long-distance manned flight missions, and unmanned space exploration, including the largest interplanetary rover ever launched, which will investigate Mars’s potential to support life.

    The title should read, "35. Safely Ended the Space Shuttle Program, Extended the ISS, and Refocused Exploration Efforts." Now I'm hoping for Obama to get another term, but I was initially upset with his FY 2011 NASA Budget proposal. I have come to agree with the path Congress and the White House have put NASA on. The NASA Act of 2010 was essentially a retooling of Constellation, research in to technologies as stated above, and continued investments in commercial cargo and crew. The Space Shuttle did need to be retired, but there have been numerous benefits (as is the case with NASA investments in general). NASA's return on investment when they advance a frontier (such was the case during Apollo) is many times what is spent. So the cost of exploring shouldn't be an issue, especially when considering that NASA's budget 4/10 of 1% of the tax dollar.

  • DMag on July 18, 2012 1:15 PM:

    One poster here said Obama's programs will benefit us all despite how we feel about "The Man." I don't really care about Obama "The Man". I care about the continual growth and power of the federal government. A government that has bankrupted EVERY program they have taken on. Name one thing the federal government has managed that is successful. You can't. With their track record it is disheartening to watch people think the federal government is going to "fix" a health care system that is the best in the world. No it isn't perfect but newsflash people: It never will be! There is so much wrong with much of this list of accomplishments I could write an article on the failure of each accomplishment. Is there some good strewn in the rubble. Yes. Overall though this guy is an abject failure.

    Obama care is just a the largest tax ever imposed on a society and will do nothing to better healthcare. Anybody with a brain and can read could figure that out. Start with reading the congressional budget office reports if you aren't too lazy.

    The stimulus was simply a payoff to the unions and did nothing to help the economy. I know for a fact many of the jobs created were short term and part time jobs that fizzled after a couple years. We were promised the unemployment rate wouldn't go above 8% if we passed the stimulus. It did even after they changed how they calculated it. Real unemployment is approaching 15%. They brag about new jobs created in the 150K range per month. To keep up with population it has to be over 200K and to come out of this "Great Recession" it needs to be over 600K a month. I am so glad we spent almost a trillion dollars for not a dang thing. Of course if you count the jobs overseas that the stimulus created maybe the numbers look better.

    Start reading reports people and not the BS the liberals and conservatives alike like to interpret.

  • los on July 19, 2012 7:48 AM:

    You know reading all these post make me realize most of you are just running your mouth. Obama has been steady with getting things right in America, dealing with hate for being black and in charge from day one. People stop the bs. The problems Obama is fixing takes time and unity of americans. It's long over due for our country to put aside differences. I'm not Democrat but I will be voting for Obama just for the fact the he puts human life first. Americas money problems didn't start with Obama may I remind you all, and fixing it while facing those who I like to call Good O'l Boys. Ahhhhhhhhh time to go to work but I will be back.

  • Bob on July 19, 2012 12:14 PM:

    This is the biggest bunch of BS i have ever seen. The only accomplishment he has is starting the downward spiral of killing America and he is using our own tax money to do it.

  • Truth Be Told on July 22, 2012 9:22 AM:

    Well, one thing is clear...He didn't work harder than anyone else, he isn't smarter than anyone else and there must have been someone that helped him accomplish all this..he didn't build that! Oh wait, that must be okay to say because those are his words. His problem is he has it backwards...It is the hard workers, the smart ones, etc who accomplish enough to pay their taxes and aid their communities and they are the ones who built those roads and bridges that brought people to their businesses.
    Yes, this may belong on another post...it belongs on every thread because it shows he has NO RESPECT for the workers, the achievers, the business owners....that is very telling and I don't want him around for four more years.

  • Amos on July 24, 2012 10:20 PM:

    A few TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATE SHILLS here like to attack the President or Government. They obviously don't realize that they ARE the Government. We're SELF GOVERNED. Remember?

    Almost 40 years of Transnational Corporate News and Advertising, the fruits of this global institution are having an effect. Of course Government being to big, too ineffective and to costly has been drummed year after year is pure propaganda. The mindless repetition has been successfully imprinted onto the fragile minds of over two generations. The diversion has been successful because the propaganda has moved our attention away from the TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATE global move to prey on cheap labor pools off shore and import cheap goods into Western Countries for a very handsome profit. At the same time living wage jobs in Western countries were terminated, causing Western country wealth to be siphoned off, until debt began to rise. And now the U.S. and many European countries are suffering under a shrewd plan of austerity in the pretense of "CUTTING SPENDING". The TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATE plan is working famously. Our living wage jobs have been gutted, the Middle Class marginalized, and revenue drained. All that is left is to elect Romney to make way for TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATE POWER to completely foreclose on all that remains of any foolish notions about SELF GOVERNMENT. Will we surrender without a whimper?

  • Ronald Sheck on July 26, 2012 6:27 PM:

    You missed some key transportation accomplishments including establishment of the TIGER grant program which has enabled dozens of signifcant highway, rail and public transit projects that have enhanced mobility and improved our ability to move freight. A start on high speed rail is another important contribution of President Obama's administration and includes both incremental improvements of existing rail services and a start on new dedicated high speed lines. Students, young professionals and senior citizens especially, as well as the public in general will benefit from improved transporation options.

  • pogipinoy68 on July 29, 2012 6:43 AM:

    This is such a joke of his so-called accomplishments. He didn't accomplish more than 80% of whats listed. What also the common American citizen does not know is that Obama's presidential campaign along with other black democrats illegally altered Pennsylvania and Ohio election votes to win those states back in '08. He/democrats also bribed Jesse Jackson a "six-figure" donation to keep his mouth shut our policies regarding our unwanted alliance with Israel in these recent events with Israel/Iran. President Obama also manipulated Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian government to loan the U.S. 60billion dollars in efforts with helping our auto industry to get back on our feet. Not only is was the tax payers money, its dirty Russian money too. As of now, Obama expects us taxpayers to pay that back to Russia. Not to mention our 14trillion dollar deficit, Obama has drivin this country into an economic and financial abyss since his election into office. He is a fraud, lying, dirty socialist scum. Every reason not to re-elect him again.

  • pogipinoy68 on July 29, 2012 7:13 AM:

    Oh I forgot to mention my sources.

    1. Stratfor Global Intelligence Firm.
    2. Stanley Reid and Company.
    3. Anonymous.

  • Gary Bruner on August 01, 2012 9:09 PM:

    I just wish the whiners would take a break from worrying about their tax money long enough to realize that the country has been in serious debt since the Reagan era. You people don't seem to realize that tax CUT after tax CUT for the wealthiest, coupled with lobbyist money buying politicians into loophole after loophole for profitable corporations has led to a huge DECREASE in the government's income. Cut after CUT is being made to many services....and where is all that money GOING? Not into creating jobs, unless you count Communist China. Who's winning? The very few at the top who are doing very well, thank you, while the middle class disappears. WAKE UP, and realize that it's not the POOR, nor the UNIONS that are stealing what used to be a great country's wealth, but a very FEW who are making bank, and putting it in the Cayman Islands or Switzerland so they don't have to pay any taxes. By the way....the largest percentage of those taxes goes to "support the TROOPS" if you get my meaning.....

    Good grief! Your country is being STOLEN and you don't even recognize the thieves.....
    BTW: My fed tax last year was 12.9%; Romney paid a whopping 13.9%. Hell, I tip a decent waiter or waitress better than that! Think about it.....

  • Greg on August 04, 2012 1:07 AM:

    All of these so called "accomplishments" are really a moot point while the economy is flushing down the toilet.

  • Mike on August 04, 2012 3:28 PM:

    Some of these are true accomplishments by Obama, but some are falsely credited. He has done some great things and he has failed at others. I won't pick nits but I absolutely MUST comment on this "4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011."

    Simply put, no he didn't. I am a vet from that conflict and I can tell you with certainty I still have friends and family deployed over there. The only difference is now they are classified as "Advisors" which is how he got around it. He can now classify them not as military troops but makes them sound more like consultants. This is completely false. They are doing the EXACT same things they have been doing for years including combat missions.

  • Phil on August 11, 2012 12:18 AM:

    You guys are either very dishonest or insane (or both).
    I will address the first 10 or so of these so called ACCOMPLISHEMENTS but the only thing oBAMA has done is spend us closer to oblivion.

    1. Passed Health Care Reform: This fiasco Violates the constitution & will result in a system in which only the wealthy will have good healthcare. The rest of us will have less than those 30Million uninsured peopple had BEFORE Obama care was passed. Gov't control ALWAYS drives the price of goods & services UP. Obama care will wreck the economy & those of us in the middle class will be in the lower class. If it’s not overturned the US will be the next 3rd rate socialist failure

    2. Passed the Stimulus: He got it passed but that is the only truth you've told about this. The Stim spent $787 billion in TAX PAYER'S MONEY WE DID NOT HAVE TO SPEND and to date it has NOT created 3.7 million new jobs. If it created 3700 I'd be surprised. This is utter BS.

    3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Yeah and Dodd, Frank and hundreds of other Dem cronies got rich(er) in the process. Some Republicans too I am sure. There's not much difference any more...

    4. Ended the War in Iraq: This one is a wash. No matter who followed Bush the US was turning things over to the Iraqis anyway.

    5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: Yeah and we’re not finished yet. Let’s just pour billions into another backward third world terrorist haven and hope it works out better this time…

    6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: Yeah and if Bill Clinton was a leader and had any guts HE would have taken one of the THREE opportunities to do this. At least Obama had the guts and brains to get this one right.

    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: NO he did not. He spent another $62 billion in TAX PAYER’S MONEY to bail out corrupt business owners and Labor Leaders to BUY THEIR VOTES. He should have allowed them to go into bankruptcy just like any other business. Why is it liberals NEVER want those who create these problems PAY for their misdeeds?

    8. Recapitalized Banks: This is laughable. The liberals & moderates FORCED banks at the threat of federal prosecution to make loans to people incapable of paying off the loans BASED ON THEIR ETHNICITY. People could not afford to pay back the loans so the banks, naturally, failed. In rides Barak on the white horse to save the day. Democrat and Republican leadership KNOWS this failed but they are going to do it again. If they succeed, this, along with all of Obama’s record spending WILL KILL our economy & will turn the USA into the next Greece. Only difference is if our economy fails there will be a global depression. Some accomplishment.

    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: big deal

    10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: Come on, next you'll tell us that that idiot Al GOre created the internet. BARAK DID NOT TOPPLE Gaddafi. Gaddafi's own people toppled Gaddafi.

    11. Told Mubarak to Go. Great, let’s just tell everyone in Israel to drink the grape kool aid. They have ONE ally in the Middle East whom we’ve propped up for 40 years. Instead of telling him a decade ago to get his act together or kiss US money goodbye we let him go off the reservation and screw up the whole region.

    12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: He and the democrats are also pushing at every turn to give every terrorist and illegal alien the rights the constitution guarantees US CITIZENS. Those enhanced techniques WORKED. According to US Intelligence, WATER BOARDING TOOK AN AVERAGED OF 3 SECONDS TO GAIN COMPLIANCE FROM THE COMBATANTS IT WAS USED ON.

    13. Improved America’s Image Abroad: This is stupid. When our image is “improved” in nations run by thugs (Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, etc.) that is NOT a good thing. The very fact that OUR ENEMIES (like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) prefered Barak Obama over John McCain tells you that we should've elected McCa

  • Bluefin995 on August 13, 2012 4:16 PM:

    While we're at it, let's also list his "firsts".

    First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States.

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.

    First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (Az, WI, OH, IN)

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.

    First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.

    First President to go on multiple global apology tours.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.

    First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Qur'an tells us, and openly admit the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali.

    Mr. Hope and Change wants to create a nation humbled; hum

  • George Sabat on August 17, 2012 2:09 PM:

    Finally, a list of accomplishments, like the one I have asked President Obama to publish and distribute to the citizens of the United States, on several occasions some fourteen months ago.Naturalyy no one bothered to reply to my numerous requests. In particular I wanted to know how many of the 25 resolutions about EDUCATION that President Obama pledgedto execute in his book "The Audacity of Hope", some two years before he acceeded to the Presidency, were in fact implemented. I looked at the list that you have published and I saw only one reference to Education: the one about the school loan facilities, though inn "Audacity of Hope" Senator Obama had stated that the entire future of America resided in the improvement in the country's Education standards. What do you say to this?

    I would like to vote for President Obama, but first, answer my enquiry and let me know what is President Obama's Education Program for the next four years.

    By the way, is it true what I read about President Obama regretting not having conducted a regular dialogue more often with the people of the United States during the past three and a half years?

  • Joyful on August 19, 2012 7:32 PM:

    eugene bonaroti- you do realize that Obamacare is basically Romneycare, but was just renamed. It is the healthcare Romney forced upon the state of massachusetts while he was Governor.

  • JoSe on August 21, 2012 10:47 AM:

    He sent this country back to the ice age, when he invited all illegals that came to our country as children to stay forever and our country will now become another cesspool like their country.

  • Alan Beasley on August 28, 2012 2:21 AM:

    By dropping the work requirement to welfare – checks will go out with out “certifying”.

    This will also distort the rate lower.

    Obama’s answer to shockingly high unemployment – get people to stop looking.

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    Mitt needs to do this:

    Moderator: bla bla bla on your 1974 tax returns?

    Mitt: I will lower the Corporate tax rate to help U.S.business be competitive

    Moderator: Romney have you caused cancer to many people … or just a few?

    Mitt: If fact, in 44 states unemployment went up last month

    Moderator: …you mormons are weird – do you bla bla bla

    Mitt: Actually – the National Debt was less than 1/2 four years ago – meaning what took 43 presidents to accumulate over 200 years – Obama did in 3.5 years.

    Moderator: Is rape a weekend thing, or do you bla bla bla

    Mitt: 51 million American have no Medical Insurance – up from 37 million.
    It’s gone up 12 million since Obamacare kicked in….

    Obama is a Cry Baby:

    http://legacyofsuccessbook.com/images/Obama%20-%20the%20Cry%20Baby.jpg

    THAT image blows away the claim that republicans are blocking anything…

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  • Anonymous on August 28, 2012 8:14 PM:

    All I can say is please leave race out of this. Many, many people are voting for Obama simply because he is black. That is the wrong reason to vote for someone (ie it is racism).

  • cindy on August 30, 2012 10:41 AM:

    Accomplishments? lol! Lots of lies!
    Go see 2016 if you believe these to be accomplishments!!

  • cindy on August 30, 2012 10:51 AM:

    Accomplishments? Lol! Not for America, mostly lies. Go see the movie 2016 if you believe this stuff!

  • juandos on August 31, 2012 1:00 PM:

    Thank you for listing the 50 of the most massive flaws of the Kenyan Kommie Klown...

    Thank you for further distilling and refining the 'untethered to reality' psyche that makes up the liberal-progressive of today...

  • jillscherb7 on September 02, 2012 1:54 AM:

    Another way to look at Obama's accomplishments, backed up with sources below:

    30 consecutive months of private sector job growth totalling 4.5 million at last count? When during his whole 8 years in office, in a booming economy, Bush's policies only saw the creation of 123,000 private sector jobs here in the USA, and the export of 2.9 million overseas.

    Of course, GM is still here and Bin Laden's not. Now, when we buy a car it must get 29 mpg rather than 20, and by 2030, that will be 54 mpg.

    Domestic oil production has risen steeply since 2008, and exports have gone down from a high of 62% in 2005 to 48% now. Yeah, we still have a ways to go, but that's the right direction.

    We're out of Iraq. That's good. Iran is set back a decade in its nuclear program because Obama quietly ordered massive cyber attacks.

    And in spite of Rush and the rest saying the guy is spending 'like a drunken sailor,' government spending is growing at the slowest rate since Ike (1.4%) and government employment is down 551,000 jobs.

    Obama got BP to give $20 billion for gulf cleanup so taxpayers didn't have to foot the bill. By the way, the oil companies still can't fix the structural problems in those deep water wells. Did you know? I'd say Obama's done a great job for an Eisenhower Republican. He's certainly not the horrible, awful, terrible socialist the GOP needs him to be.

    Sources:
    If you need to cite the jobs numbers, they are from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Historical B Tables from the Employment Situation Summary. The government spending number has been on Rachel Maddow and the Ed Show. Oil production numbers are from the US Dept. of Energy - I got them year over year when I did a study for some officials in my area. The 2.9 million jobs figure for jobs cut by Fortune 500 companies during last decade comes from the US Dept. of Commerce but has been cited many times in press. Good luck! We've got to win this one!”

    Oh, and if you wanted to verify the US government spending rate, figures can be obtained year over year clear back to 1934 from the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Google 'Fiscal Year 2012, Historical Tables, Budget of the US Government, and it will take you right to a giant PDF document. It's even certified by the Superintendent of Documents. Some very interesting stuff in there.

    For instance, did you know that in 1944, individual taxpayers like you and I paid in 53% of the government's tax revenue and corporations 35%, while now we pay in over 83% while corporations foot less than 9% of the bill. It's all about policy, and policies do have long term effect. via PatrickforO

  • Claire Caragher on September 03, 2012 3:22 PM:

    Pretty impressive list.

  • FreudianSlip on September 03, 2012 5:53 PM:

    Just because it is printed in here does not make the statements factual or true.

    Thanks for clearly showing the media is nothing but spin and propaganda to protect those in power.

  • May All RepubliKKKans Rot in Hell on September 03, 2012 8:53 PM:

    Its so pathetic watching all these dumb, uneducated, gullible, hypocritical, trailer park, white trash rednecks living in America esp. in that dump known as the South continue to believe in all these GOP lies and distortions of our President. Mitt Romney you're so called savior is first of all not even Christian....the guy is a damn Mormon which happens to be a freaking cult. All these right wing idiots who question Obama's faith should go research the religious beliefs of their own candidate because Mormonism is absolutely crazy. Plus, if Obama was really a secret Muslim like all these delusional morons claim than why would he approve the killing of Bin Laden and other top Al-Qaeda figures. The dude was raised in Indonesia for a few years and his dad was a Kenyan Muslim but the guy himself is a Christian so get over it. Mitt Romney on the other hand is not....FACT!! Another thing that pisses me off is all these birther retards who claim Obama isn't American and his birth certificate isn't authentic. The guy was born in Hawaii and his mother was an American which automatically gives him American citizenship. How come none of these GOP bastards say anything about Romney's father being born in a polygamy camp in Mexico? That's right because Obama is black that's why. If you fools really think electing a massive flip flopper like Romney whose cabinet is gonna be filled with advisors from W. the man whose administration is responsible for screwing up America in the first place is really going to create 12 million jobs, balance the budget, fix the deficit and national debt all at once than you losers are more hopeless than I thought. Obama 2012!!


  • Political Hostage on September 03, 2012 10:34 PM:

    Accomplishments?!?! I had to stop at the end of the first page, I was laughing so hard. It's unfortunate the author didn't actually dig into any of these "accomplishments". Topping the list is the 30% hike (according to the CBO) in our medical care thanks to federal bureaucrats now in between us and our doctors, at the point of a gun, and run by the IRS to the tune of $2.4 trillion dollars (projected by the CBO).

  • NewsFreeSociety on September 04, 2012 6:11 AM:

    All of media lies, you have to weed through them and find what you believe. Dont believe Fox and Glenn Beck, because they are backed by the Reps. Whether or not this list is completely accurate doesnt matter, you will find something to dispute if you are a Republican. You have no concern for people and America, you hide behind a Constitution that was created a long time ago. That time has changed, we are digging out of deep hole that was left by so many presidents and their blunders and there will continue to be blunders, but I can honestly say Romney will not be the answer. And you will say, but its not Obama, and I will say well who is the best candidate for you, and you will say, well the news tells me this and I have to believe it. How does this benefit you? Get your own mind? How does being "unconstitutional" hurt you or your family? Is America still here? You people completely suck, you are just hateful bigoted people that just want to dislike a person because the party he is affiliated with. Get serious people... Look at your own 401k, is it better now than it was 4 yrs ago? Your health care sucks, big deal, will Romney make it better? NOPE, we have to forgo somethings in order to get the country back on track. I read both what Reps had to say and what Dems have to say and you both just hate the other with out even understanding anything. We are all Americans, and arent we all reaping the same benefits over the last 4 yrs? If not, vote Republican and Mitt Romney.... IF you are doing better, if you can afford to sail your yacht on a lake in New Hampshire on labor day, then Please keep the growth of America going and dont ruin it... oh wait, maybe Mitt should vote for Obama. Oh you mean its not enough? He now needs to be a president, and give kickbacks to corporations so they can make sure when he stops being president he will be way better off than he is right now.... seriously people, they dont care about you, you are a pawn.

  • Tony M. on September 04, 2012 7:40 AM:

    10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
    ...with support from NATO where WH took a back seat so he certainly can't take credit for this.

    11. Told Mubarak to Go
    Mubarak was a U.S. ally against the ware on terror. Now what do we have? The Muslim Brotherhood?

    14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending
    As a parent who had to take out Parent Plus student loans I can tell you that once the Feds took over it became a nightmare of paper work and bureaucracy. What a mess. These loans are now serviced by three different entities and the interest rates went UP! It was much more simple and less expensive when Citi serviced all the loans. This "accomplishment" did no favors to anyone.

  • Xverzez on September 05, 2012 2:33 PM:

    @Below the Beltway - maybe try including some factual examples to support your comments??

    @suibne - u are completely ignorant to everything u "listed" - plus again no factual examples to support your theories:

    five wars - Really? So he has had 5 wars (more than 1 a year) since taking office? Ridiculous - let's not forget the ONE WAR US has been involved in was started by previous parties.

    assault on Arizona - what r u even talking about?

    Mexican insurgents on American soil - I believe they dug an underground tunnel that was found by our govermnet and shut down before anything bad happened.

    American agents murdered in America ????

    The socialist communist r^pe of the middle class - WAIT...middleclass??? His work is helping build Middle Class as well as trying to give something to the lower/poor class that no one ever cares about....IF YOU MAKE MORE THAN $100,000/yr u deserve to pay more taxes and let us that don't make as much not pay as much...its called checks and balances and it just makes sense.

    Government motors?? He actually helped rebuild the auto industry in America - thanks

    Oil in gulf fiasco - how did BP's eff up become Obamas?

    Obama care fiasco - some like it some dont

    Shadow government by czars - Czars is a Russian thing...
    Union thugs in the steeets ??

    Children molested lawfully in airports - sorry but children are molested everyday but all kinds of people in all kinds of places...He's not GOD he cant make people stop being bad people.

    TSA BIGOTS selecting victims for pat downs - BEEN DOING THAT FOR YEARS

    Real estate fanny mae Freddie mac fiasco - STARTED PRIOR TO HIM IN OFFICE - he actually corrected it.

    Housing catastrophe - SAME AS ABOVE

    Teacher lying on camera what does that have to do with him?

    Doctors lying on camera - same as above

    Paying for insurgents to go to college - what r u talking about??

    Congressmen espousing socialism - what is your definition of Socialism? CHINA is a socialist country and we arent anything like them.

    Ignoring constitutional law blatantly???? Its Called Contitution Reform (which is how many Amendments have been created)

    Class warfare ????

    Generational warfare ????? What the EFF is Generational Warfare

    Racial warfare - RACIAL WARFARE HASNT ENDED SINCE THE CIVIL RIGHT MOVEMENT - get it together

    Insulting the supreme court justices publicly -somebody has to do it. Nobody else is going to speak out against them

    Insulting opposing opinion publicly - That's called a debate and standing your ground

    Paying socialist news outlets from tax coffers?????

    Universities as socialist factories of propaganda?????

    Paying pigford frauds for fictional victimization????

    Using every available form of media for political propaganda - They all do that - He's just smart about it

    Stealing elections - He was only in ONE ELECTION SO FAR AND WON IT FAIR AND SQUARE - let me guess you're a white man with a little bit of money in his pocket

    Housing price depression - u already tried to mention that once and again that was prior to him taking office.

    Un employment at 10% - First of all Unemployment is ONE WORD. The national average was over 11% when he started and now its only a little above 8%

    five dollar gas going up

    15 trillion in debt going up

    betrayal of israel?????

    ows goons on the street - R U SERIOUS??? Goons? Get off it now that stupid..PS OWES with an E

    union goons on the street - STUPID

    assault on the catholic church -how did he ASSAULT the Catholic Church?? Try figuring out what the word ASSAULT means first

    panetta's betrayal of american sovereignty...

    teenage thugs on the streets OMG theres teenage thugs out there now?? I never saw th

  • nmillz on September 05, 2012 9:34 PM:

    And Im sure most of you idiots commenting got all of Obama's wrong doing from the Romney supporter sites!! Most of the stuff yall are writing has nothing to do with Obama and the decisions he's made. because bush did better right?... or Romney is going to do better? NOT!!! Please... its all politics, just a bunch of bullshit!!!

  • nmillz on September 05, 2012 9:38 PM:

    And Im sure most of you idiots commenting got all of Obama's wrong doing from the Romney supporter sites!! Most of the stuff yall are writing has nothing to do with Obama and the decisions he's made. because bush did better right?... or Romney is going to do better? NOT!!! Please... its all politics, just a bunch of bullshit!!!

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  • Oliver on September 10, 2012 12:08 AM:

    God people are stupid, how can people be saying he spends money like crazy, he has only spent about a quarter of what bush did in his first term, he's made millions of jobs, and he's been talking back from the rich that have been taking for years. Maybe if people just read unbiased news articles they could learn more....

  • JR Long on September 10, 2012 11:23 AM:

    All these accomplishments just to name 50! We should all be voting for him......oh, wait.....he's black.

    Obama 2012!

  • American on September 12, 2012 5:01 AM:

    the first point on this list should be the fact that obama has reinstated the glass steagall act that a former president repealed... no not bush, clinton. that act is almost solely responsible for the economy. but the killing of bin laden should not be in this list, obama didnt do it. stimulus package is such a great accomplishment? or would you rather him send you a check for 10k? health care reform number 1? lol must states wont even use it, and it was passed without a single republican vote. who owns the tri-fecta? dems have senate and congress too, he can do whatever he wants and still nothing gets accomplished.
    global warming... lol such a big topic... the earth is in a warming phase of an ice age. look it up, study it. the north pole, yeah that big block of ice, in earth's normal life, that big block of ice is not there, normal temperatures are much much hotter than todays average temp.
    yeah hes done so well with the war overseas, there are still troops over there, and theyre still being sent in, people are still dying. but only a little over 2000 people have died in afghanistan since 2001, thats less than the number of murders, yes murders, not deaths, in the state of florida.
    okay who is ready for more FACTS?
    unemployment has been above 8% during his entire presidency, potus promised he would have it below that. Actual unemployment has only risen, there are over 23 million unemployed people. potus said if the economy wasnt fixed in four years he wouldnt run again.
    what was bush's best unemployment figure compared to obamas?
    4.1%, the lowest since world war 2.
    obama single handed spent more money than all of the other presidents combined.
    potus said he would terminate gitmo and had live coverage of him signing the paper, but gitmo is still in operation.
    obama and all democrats said the bush tax cuts were bad, but obama is letting them run and then he will extend them, but he campaigns saying tax cuts are bad.
    romney wants to cut taxes, now for all of you democrats out there, is this a good idea or a bad one? well, if you work, you have to pay taxes, but if the government takes less of your taxes, you have more money, and who doesnt want more money; that is what all of this is about on the bottom line pretty much isnt it. you want to be more successful and you feel your best chances are in a successful economy.
    when you want democrat news, watch the news, any channel will do, they are all in favor of the democrats, but when you want news that you wont see on those channels, you have to go to FOX. that doesnt mean its fake, its just a different side to the story.

  • Luis on September 12, 2012 5:03 AM:

    A lot of people here are retarding hard, and would easily qualify in a ''retarded comments'' Olympics.

    Some gems:

    ''betrayal of Israel'': i.e. not bombing Iran. Anything less than unflinching and unquestioning devotion to Israel and its illegalities is ''betrayal''. Pathetic. It's because of people like you that the US has no credibility in the Middle East.

    ''class warfare'': a term used by those who routinely engage in and champion class warfare and are effectively sock-puppets for the super rich. Stupidly (or disingenuously; it's impossible to tell anymore) you assume that class warfare is something invented by liberals. Actually, it's a time-honoured tradition of conservatives, but since in that case it's the RIGHT type of class warfare (i.e. against the working class) it's not even noticed, let alone acknowledged for what it is. For the record, liberals are for class amelioration; conservatives are for class warfare. Socialists (and Obama isn't close to being one) are for the elimination of classes via a different type of class warfare.

    ''nuclear weapons in Iran'': Iran doesn't have nuclear weapons. You're just falling for the Hitlerian tactic of repeating a lie a thousand times until it becomes Truth.

    ''filth from hollywood'': hang on, so now you want the government to dictate what Hollywood produces? But then you'd be spluttering about 'soshulizum'. Wouldn't you? Yes, of course you would.

    ''First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies. '': you mean Israel, right? Your argument needs work.

    '' First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.'': ummmmm.....okay.

    ''First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.'': he's already publicly done that. I can see that your grasp on reality is severely wanting.

    I would say that a lot of people commenting here are just butt-hurt attack monkeys for the super rich, and rather miserable wretches to boot. Your craven and sad desire to be among the richest 0.001 percent of the population (and let's be honest: this is what motivates you in life, who you vote for, how you see the world and how you define 'class warfare') means that you will become foot soldiers for the real owners of the country, so that you may suckle at their collective teat. You're primed and programmed to automatically see any intrusion into untrammeled private power as an outrageous assault upon ''American values'' and ''prosperity''. Another apt word for you would be ''slaves''.

  • hardball on September 12, 2012 5:20 AM:

    you democrats all claim the same thing, that what you here in the media is the truth than say its a republican thing.
    have you ever been to all 57 states? have you ever seen dead people at a memorial day ceremony? how about saying 10,000 people died in a tornado in kansas that only killed 12 people. but no one bats an eye lash because hes a democrat and hes the holy savior of the planet. have you ever forgotten what religion you were? how about your birthday? no, only idiots do that. obama has done that. americans are too stupid to understand economics. thats an encouraging president. you didnt start that business that you... started. No i did that. romney is not being transparent with his tax papers, that is ridiculous. oh wait, i havent released any schooling information. im the least qualified president america has ever had. does your wife not know your home country? obamas birth certificate clearly has problems, it is layered in, download it onto your computer and touch the layers, they are different.
    but you people wouldnt know anything because it is you people who are in fact sucking the sack. you eat up what CNN or NBC tells you and anyone else that is a democrat and you believe it to be true.
    and bombing the constitution. if you dont like it, leave. if you think america isnt the best, leave. china would be happy to take you. take your president with you.
    look in an economics book and actually read it instead of pretending to read it. Americas GDP is a testament to our power. even though we struggle, we are still the best. even with this idiot in office. we are still the best.
    you democrats dont like the constitution, you shouldnt have free speech, vote, or have freedom than right. and at the same time you want to bash a great accomplishment, that piece of paper was worth fighting for, and still is and you want to throw it away. and the democrats will bring up stuff like slavery and say how valid a point that is but the constitution isnt valid. yes slavery was bad, but it is not the only bad thing to ever happen in the world, america wasnt the only slave owner. and how about that thing in europe in the 30s and 40s. they killed 2/3 of the population and all you think is bad is slavery. have some humility and respect.

  • The American Party on September 12, 2012 12:10 PM:

    OK, first off Obama has done nothing for this country except becoming the first black president. Second the country is in a worse state then ever ask any economist or graduate history professor the crisis at hand was not a crisis that needed to be fixed with government spending. i.e Obama's 5.9 trillion plus debt that he has managed to accumulate during his presidency. What should have been done is tax cuts across the board and a corporate tax rate at 25%,also there should have been government spending cuts 4 years ago in 2008 instead of 4 years later saying that now we need to cut government spending. Now i know what everyone is going to say...Lets cut the military budget!...Okay i get it,this seems like a wonderful idea right? Well for all of you idiots its a horrible idea,the military/defense budget is a major contributor to AMERICAN jobs... no I don't just mean military personnel, I mean real civilian jobs: engineers, machinists, metal workers,different textile manufacturers, electricians, the list goes on forever. You may say but how!? well its simple when the military or DOD contracts AMERICAN companies on AMERICAN soil to build and design things like planes, tanks, trucks, equipment, weapons,etc.
    Recently multiple companies released statements to their workers and the press that if the proposed military budget cuts go into effect they will loose their major contracts and have to layoff 10,000-15,000 jobs here in America! Doesn't that sound great? Thank you Obama you have just raised the unemployment! Oh and by the way his unemployment rate went from 8.3% to 8.1% this month is because people left the workforce!

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  • James V.B. on September 18, 2012 3:02 AM:

    The Washington Monthly, has no problem selling out America for a buck!! as well as the New York Times, LA Times, CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS....... You have to think to yourself, how much are the libral parties paying the media for all the propaganda,I have no need to explain to every one all the lie out of Obama's mouth and the Media. If you don't get it now , you never will. just tell every one, Welcome to the USSA

  • James V.B. on September 18, 2012 3:04 AM:

    The Washington Monthly, has no problem selling out America for a buck!! as well as the New York Times, LA Times, CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS....... You have to think to yourself, how much are the libral parties paying the media for all the propaganda,I have no need to explain to every one all the lie out of Obama's mouth and the Media. If you don't get it now , you never will. just tell every one, Welcome to the USSA

  • StupidConservadork on September 19, 2012 3:32 PM:

    First I was going to respond to a specious post in this thread, however not that I've skimmed the entire thing, your all just rhetoric -hounds. Who has cited anything (save crazy talk-radio sources) at all. If one is trying to DEBUNK something, one lists the sources of information, and builds a hypothesis, then attempts (themselves) to disprove their own hypothesis, and if said hypothesis stands up to this scrutiny, one offers findings to entire community for testing, and authentication. You all listen to daft radio jocks, and read anonymous bloggers, seeking only to support your small-world view, dismissing anything that contradicts them AT ALL. You, my friends, are inheritors of ignorance, and may (someday) evolve to something akin to thinking beings.

  • Chris on September 21, 2012 1:04 PM:

    There was almost as much failure in this propaganda list, as in the obama administration itself.

  • Marcia Yaeger on September 22, 2012 8:19 AM:

    He has caused a great deal of trouble. For instance, the health care is not needed and it is much worse than what we have already. It is a means of the government controlling the people. People would be forced to buy insurance if they didn't want it. He's trying to turn this place into a police state. The Obamacare also forces doctors to perform abortions whether they want to or not, and many other insane things.

    As for Iraq, the troops were taken oout too soon in spite of all the demonstrations to stop the war. Iraq has been a hell hole ever since for all the good citizens and Christians have been forced to flee and no where to go and having to leave their houses behind to the Muslims who threatened them. The Muslims even kidnap Christian girls and cut one up and dumped her body parts into the street. The reason: The parents refused to give up one of their daughters to the Muslims, and the daughter refused to co-operate with them, no doubt, so they cut her up and dumped her in the street.

    Obama has been favoring the Muslims incredibly all the time in every way. He's encouraging the terrorists to take over the US. He has control over the media so that is why they can't report what is going on (if they knew).

    See web site:
    http://savingreligiousfreedom.org/

  • Jay on September 22, 2012 1:58 PM:

    The Republicans are addicted to lying when it comes to promoting their foreign policies so I never vote for them.

    Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq
    Mushroom clouds, duct tape, Judy Miller, Curveball. Recalling how Americans were sold a bogus case for invasion.
    —By Jonathan Stein and Tim Dickinson | September/October 2006 Issue

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/leadup-iraq-war-timeline

  • George on September 22, 2012 9:54 PM:

    I simply dont see how he could be popular in any state when his environmental policies will only hurt our nation with higher electric rates to getting rid of coal as well as increase gas prices to not drilling for oil here in our own nation as well as putting up the prices of food and other goods due to higher gas prices and hurting our buisnesses that higher people with excessive regulations on them through the E.P.A. that he used to destroy coal plants in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia as well as hurting it in other states. He is also not for our freedoms under our Constitution and Bill of Rights but for communistic policies like redistribution to nations like Egypt and the palestinian authority instead of our ally Israel. He is not good for our nation at all. Sincerely ;

  • Nok Tate on September 24, 2012 3:29 AM:

    President Obama, do you want to deliver the knock out punch to Guv Romney? Do what we least expect you to do? Link the US dollar to the Gold Standard. Congressman Ron Paul had said in his campaign that Gold would reach $10000/oz. Glen Beck has been very bullish about Gold. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts now say the precious metal could soar to $3,000 or even $5,000 over the longer-term. “We will be focusing in on gold. Ultimately we think gold can trade between $3,000 and $5,000 an ounce going forward,” MacNeil Curry, head of foreign-exchange and rates technical strategy at BAML, told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.” The reason why I have changed my earlier forecast is because of the many developments I see around the world. Gold will touch $22100/oz!! In India, the largest Gold buyer in the world, Gold prices have risen by 13.24% in the last 6 months alone. In the last 5 years in India, gold prices have jumped 224.71%. In 1974, gold was just $65.30 an ounce. By March 2012, it had reached $1657.90 an ounce, a PHENOMENAL GROWTH OF 2438.90 PERCENT. On August 3, 2012, Gold was fetching $1690 an ounce. Today it is $1772 an ounce. It will now spike by 1300% to over $22100 an ounce. The Fed is pumping in $40 billion every month from now. The Bank of Japan is also putting in $127 billion into the economy. So is the European Central Bank and China. Gold will only zoom up.

  • Nok Tate on September 24, 2012 3:32 AM:

    Prez Obama can win the US Pres elections right now itself. All he has to do is link the US dollar to the Gold Standard. Millions of charities, institutes, youth, elderly, veterans, pension funds, organizations across the US have bought Gold to protect their assets after 2008. And in a time of economic crisis and severe unemployment, Gold is the saviour. In US dollar terms, Gold has risen 142.83 percent in the last 5 years and 8.38% in just the last 30 days, thanks largely to Ben Bernanke, the US Federal Reserve Chairman, the European Central Bank & the Bank of Japan. For a change, Congressman Ron Paul supporters are quietly applauding Ben Bernanke after lambasting him for much of the time. The same suggestion is true for Governor Mitt Romney but with his tendency to flip flop, one doubts if one can believe him. Mitt Romney's 47 % comments have put off many of his supporters among veterans and seniors. What hypocrisy when his own father was receiving State benefits as a refugee from Mexico. Maybe we need to wait for Chris Christy or Jeb Bush to run. In the meantime, President Obama with just one executive order can link the US dollar to the Gold Standard today itself and in one stroke win about 10 percent of the US electorate who are mostly either with Ron Paul, Guv Romney (v reluctantly) or with Glen Beck & would happily vote him back. Are you listening President Barack Obama?

  • Michael Gallagher on September 24, 2012 11:52 AM:

    "Washington Monthly"? Read: "Obama Re-Election Campaign". Obamacare - 2,000+ page monstrosity filled with pork that will ultimately bankrupt our country, which is already 16 TRILLION dollars in debt. US bankruptcy seems to be one of Mr. O's goals.
    Stimulus was a complete failure even by Obama's standards and was supposed to create jobs and bring employment below 6%...today 12.8 million Americans are unemployed, 8.2 million cannot find enough work, and 1.1 million have given up looking for work altogether. Unemployment still remains above 8 percent. Look at net jobs created! Don't believe the administration's lies!
    Anyone who has eyes to see knows that Obama's foreign policy does not exist. He has no policy! He did not raise a finger to help democratic insurgents in 2009 in Iran. Muburek is gone and replaced with what? The Muslim Brotherhood, a group with a goal to destroy western civilization. Seven years after 9-11 we elect a president who is sympathetic to extreme muslim parties. The man is not a leader and knows nothing about managing an economy or how to create jobs. Why are you voting for him????
    Why are the democratic party and the media out to help Obama destroy this country??? Why??

  • Tom on September 25, 2012 5:00 PM:

    This is obama's foreign policy...he stated it in his book....I will side with my muslim brothers. obama has sided with the radical islamic group, Muslim Brotherhood, who funds terrorist groups in the Middle East, kills all non believers, including gays.
    1 - Fast and Furious - Operation Gun Runner
    2 - G.E's Jeffery Immelt gave $530,000 to Obama's campaign, and sent 36000 Jobs Overseas,(Obama handpicked G.E. CEO to head his Jobs Committee) and GE paid no taxes in 2010, under Obama/Pelsoi and Reid.
    3 - Solyndra
    4 - Lightsquared
    5 - Increased our deficit over 40% in 2/12 years
    6 - The harassment of Gibson Guitars
    7 - The Drilling Moratoriums
    8 - Soaring FOOD and Gas Prices The US Dollar is in the tank, and Ethanol cost.
    9 - NO Shovel Ready Jobs
    10 - The Downgrade of America's credit rating ( First time in American history)
    11 - First time in American history over 42 MILLION Americans are living in poverty
    12 - Hasn't passed a BUDGET in 1,150 days ( First time in 34 YEARS)
    13 - America drops to 5th place in GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
    14 - Over 400,000 small businesses closing every year under Obama
    15 - Our Debt has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days! . (That's the fastest increase under any president ever!)
    16 - No Summer Recovery
    17 - Fed Suing States and States suing Feds
    18 - Pressured Retired General Shelton to ALTER his testimony
    19 - Enable the LARGEST number of HOME FORECLOSURES
    20 - Turn America into the LARGEST FOOD STAMP NATION
    21 - Start another War WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL
    22 - Force a Trillion dollar disaster down our throats called Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL
    23 - Create OVER 25 million UNEMPLOYED
    24 - Appoint a TAX CHEAT for Sec. of the TREASURY!
    25 - Appoint over 34 UN-ELECTED CZARS
    26 - Rebuffs subpoena on failed solar firm
    27 - Eric Holder turns a blind eye to voter intimidation by the Black Panthers then justifies with racial comments
    28 - First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect
    29 - First President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space
    30 - First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
    31 - First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
    32 - First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
    33 - First time in American history a President with a Socialist radical anti American past gets elected, with the help of ACORN and the Black Panthers and gets away with it!
    34 - First President in history to create more PROTESTERS then JOBS
    35 - First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
    36 - First time a President to enact OVER 4200 NEW anti Business regulations!
    37 - First time a President needed to make a website called attackwatch , a site that wopuld make Karl marx Proud!
    38 - First time a President Attempted to fill my cabinet with avowed Communist like Van Jones
    39 - First time a President supported Anti-Capitalists, Union Thug, Marxists and Anarchists Protesting Mobs bankrupting major cities
    40 - The National Debt Has Increased 4.2 TRILLION Dollars
    41 - National Debt now 16 TRILLION!!
    42 - The USA Spends 4.2 BILLION Dollars More than it takes in
    43 - 25 MILLION Jobs LOST But he has added 140,000.00 to the Government payroll
    44 - Added 3 MILLION More Americans living in POVERTY
    45 - 4 MILLION More Bankruptcies
    46 - 2 .4 MILLION Home FORECLOSED
    47 - Gas Prices Have RISEN MORE THAN 80%
    48 - Health Insurance Premiums UP 13%
    49 - First President in history to have ALL his records SEALED
    50 - Takes RECORD amount o

  • truth seeker on September 26, 2012 10:33 PM:

    Tom please check and thoroughly review your facts so you can see which president is truely responsible for the state of the economy. Just review the country situation where we were headed the two months before Obama took office. I wish you take time to look at what actually happened ad what i different now. Some people really need to seek the truth and be honest with themselves

  • Kevin on September 26, 2012 11:37 PM:

    He still hasn't lowered those damn oceans yet. What a bunch of BS...lol

  • jan on September 27, 2012 7:00 PM:

    Am an independent and cannot believe you are trying to push this crap on Americans...I would rather give money to the 32 million people uninsured in the US than have the rest of the 300,000,000 Americans who mostly, do not want the FEDERAL GOVT to decide when, where and who will treat our medical needs! I BELIEVE IN the free market system...reduce price by allowing competition...If the Fed. Govt is the GREAT MASTER and has control of our medical care, I am outa here...wOULD RATHER DEAL WITH A COUNTRY, LIKE NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA WHO ARE NOT DOMINATED BY THE Pro Muslim Govt....as is here in the USA...Never, ever heard anything about such a small part of our country's population, DOMINATNG US!! Not sitting still for this...If Obama is not a Black Muslim Radical, I'm Mother Theresa! WAKE UP FOLKS...I'M GOING ROMNEY, THE VETTED AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE!

  • CubanJames on September 28, 2012 3:05 AM:

    We will see the true American Voter's on November 6, 2012...!!!

    American's have had more than enough of Obama, the media is simply trying to dis-encourage the American Voter's because their livelihood depends on Obama being re-elected.

    I personally believe they should all be trailled for Capital Treason;

    1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.

    2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.

    Starting with Obama First...!!!

  • CuriousCat on September 28, 2012 2:15 PM:

    Don't even try to pull the race card. Yes, Obama is Black. This fact is clearly seen. Now why don't you read the comments where people are criticizing Obama. Never once did I see any comments regarding his race. If he was white and he was making the same foolish mistakes, we would still criticize him for doing a poor job running our country. As long as you are accusing people of being racist, why don't we look at it from a different point of view? You realize that racism goes the other way. Basically what you are saying is that people are picking on Obama because hes black. When people were criticizing Bush, you never once heard it was because he was white.

    Next time, come up with a reasonable argument instead of running your mouth.

  • Rik the Obama Supporter on September 29, 2012 8:24 AM:

    Such a refreshing article to nicely see some of the Great Obama's accomplishments listed. He is indeed a great man that ALL americans love and embrace. I imagine that the President could even turn water into wine if he tried. He will be remembered as the greatest president that the entire world has ever seen. The constitution should be changed to make him our President for life. We worship you oh great one.

  • Byte on September 29, 2012 2:24 PM:

    This list reads like an indictment list at Obama's treason trial.

  • Freedoms Patriot on September 29, 2012 7:28 PM:

    Quit trashing President Obama’s accomplishments.

    He has done more than any other President before him.

    He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
    First President to be sponsored for Harvard by a Rrich Saudi to promote Islam.
    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
    First President to violate the War Powers Act. .
    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
    First President to give Foreign Co. $2 Billion to drill offshore while shutting dome domestic drilling.
    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
    First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.
    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.
    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    First President to go on multiple global “apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.
    First President to have Presidential engrail catered with $100 an ounce Wagyu Steak for all guests.
    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    First President to spend over $1 Trillion dollars every year in office.
    First President to EVER spend a $1 Trillion dollars for any year in office.
    First President to pay off debts. Of his primary opponent for post of Secretary of State.
    First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    First Preside

  • Freedoms Patriot on September 29, 2012 7:34 PM:

    First President to lie about a obvious Terrorist Attack to cover his lack of foreign policy.
    First President to allow liberal activists to write tax policy.
    First President to deny the standard Embassy minimum protection.
    First President not to order extra security to all foreign & domestic Government offices on 911 anniversary.
    First President to us tax payers money to pay MSNBC to air self promoting propaganda.
    First President to give interviews with “off limits on subjects and enjoy total editing privileges for final production.
    First President to leak TOP SECRETS endangering SEALS & CIA operatives for self promotion.
    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences”.
    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.
    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
    THERE'S AN ELECTION COMING UP... . . . . . . REMEMBER THIS LIST WHEN YOU VOTE!

    Also on YouTube as "Obama's Accomplishments & Presidential Firsts in History"
    by GEORGE WASHINGTON

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  • janieliza on October 02, 2012 5:11 PM:

    this magazine printed by Pravda Press? Fifty lies in fifty seconds. This is reprehensible. Here's the list from his first two years morons:
    five wars – Two were Bush wars that Obama has shut down or is ready to in 2013. Three more are internal wars that do not have Americans on the ground, but we did give them drone attacks from another location.
    assault on Arizona- Not at all. Arizona has always been somewhat reactionary about having people cross the border to work. Strange that they don’t seem to have a problem with the Americans who live here crossing the border to murder people in gang style. But it is a federal position that must abide by the constitution and Arizona is NOT. Check out what the courts have to say about bad laws in Arizona.
    Mexican insurgents on American soil- Do you think Obama sent for them? What about your extremely expensive fence? Did that make a difference? What makes you think insurgents are here to come for you in your bed? Lots of foreigners on American soil.
    American agents murdered in America- Yes, and with the guns they were supposed to be watching to trace the movement of guns to the gangs in Mexico. They lost control of them. What makes you think that those decisions were by Obama? DOHS.
    The socialist communist r^pe of the middle class- This was done by corporate folks, we have no socialist/communists. We do have programs to provide a safety net… are you someone who can claim to have never needed one? I don’t and could have used one when I was a child, but the healthcare you think is communal is actually paid for by our Payroll taxes to a small degree but by our people being required to have insurance… in some states that have let this go forward rather than risk ending it. We have needed healthcare for years. We need to contain the Medicaid costs by putting those people into programs to receive insurance and then send them to clinics where the cost is lower than ER.
    Government motors- We still own 35% of GM and Maybe Chrysler, but that stock will have to be sold eventually to the public. Would you rather have had all GM and Chrysler manufacturing out of business with no hope of employing those people? You are just beating your gums.
    Oil in gulf fiasco- This is a matter where oversight relaxation by GWBUSH allowed BP to think they could relax on safety procedures and then later Bush policies were still in evidence and they tried to run away from their responsibilities… and started to do so but were contained and shown the light by Obama.
    Obama care fiasco- This is not a fiasco, it is a failed containment by the Republicans who put out numerous lies to scare the people about death panels and increased costs based on the need to have everyone… including the not so healthy… in the same healthcare group by state. So if you are from a smoker’s state, you probably have really bad insurance costs. The fed does not pay for Obamacare, but we have always paid to have hospitals who would take in the uninsured and provide care for them. Obamacare has been the best means to move the indigent to clinics and doctors where the cost should go DOWN. This is a cost savings if the funding is applied correctly… and Republicans are trying everything they can to increase the cost by urging states to not require insurance… trying to trick states into thinking that they will pay increased Medicaid costs when the program should in a few years leave those people in better health than they have right now.
    Shadow government by czars- So you think it is wrong to people the cabinet positions and give people responsibility for performance within their area? You deliberately use a Russian term to equate the same cabinet strength BUSH had with the socialist republic. As for it being a shadow government, not so. It is actually a functioning government though… which is more than you could say about BUSH’s cronys.
    Union thugs i

  • janieliza on October 02, 2012 5:16 PM:

    this magazine printed by Pravda Press? Fifty lies in fifty seconds. This is reprehensible. Here's the list from his first two years morons:
    five wars � Two were Bush wars that Obama has shut down or is ready to in 2013. Three more are internal wars that do not have Americans on the ground, but we did give them drone attacks from another location.
    assault on Arizona- Not at all. Arizona has always been somewhat reactionary about having people cross the border to work. Strange that they don�t seem to have a problem with the Americans who live here crossing the border to murder people in gang style. But it is a federal position that must abide by the constitution and Arizona is NOT. Check out what the courts have to say about bad laws in Arizona.
    Mexican insurgents on American soil- Do you think Obama sent for them? What about your extremely expensive fence? Did that make a difference? What makes you think insurgents are here to come for you in your bed? Lots of foreigners on American soil.
    American agents murdered in America- Yes, and with the guns they were supposed to be watching to trace the movement of guns to the gangs in Mexico. They lost control of them. What makes you think that those decisions were by Obama? DOHS.
    The socialist communist r^pe of the middle class- This was done by corporate folks, we have no socialist/communists. We do have programs to provide a safety net� are you someone who can claim to have never needed one? I don�t and could have used one when I was a child, but the healthcare you think is communal is actually paid for by our Payroll taxes to a small degree but by our people being required to have insurance� in some states that have let this go forward rather than risk ending it. We have needed healthcare for years. We need to contain the Medicaid costs by putting those people into programs to receive insurance and then send them to clinics where the cost is lower than ER.
    Government motors- We still own 35% of GM and Maybe Chrysler, but that stock will have to be sold eventually to the public. Would you rather have had all GM and Chrysler manufacturing out of business with no hope of employing those people? You are just beating your gums.
    Oil in gulf fiasco- This is a matter where oversight relaxation by GWBUSH allowed BP to think they could relax on safety procedures and then later Bush policies were still in evidence and they tried to run away from their responsibilities� and started to do so but were contained and shown the light by Obama.
    Obama care fiasco- This is not a fiasco, it is a failed containment by the Republicans who put out numerous lies to scare the people about death panels and increased costs based on the need to have everyone� including the not so healthy� in the same healthcare group by state. So if you are from a smoker�s state, you probably have really bad insurance costs. The fed does not pay for Obamacare, but we have always paid to have hospitals who would take in the uninsured and provide care for them. Obamacare has been the best means to move the indigent to clinics and doctors where the cost should go DOWN. This is a cost savings if the funding is applied correctly� and Republicans are trying everything they can to increase the cost by urging states to not require insurance� trying to trick states into thinking that they will pay increased Medicaid costs when the program should in a few years leave those people in better health than they have right now.
    Shadow government by czars- So you think it is wrong to people the cabinet positions and give people responsibility for performance within their area? You deliberately use a Russian term to equate the same cabinet strength BUSH had with the socialist republic. As for it being a shadow government, not so. It is actually a functioning government though� which is more than you could say about BUSH�s cronys.
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  • janieliza on October 02, 2012 5:33 PM:

    Responding to Koolaid brain... a FAUX News afficionado.
    this magazine printed by Pravda Press? Fifty lies in fifty seconds. This is reprehensible. Here's the list from his first two years morons:
    five wars � Two were Bush wars that Obama has shut down or is ready to in 2013. Three more are internal wars that do not have Americans on the ground, but we did give them drone attacks from another location.
    assault on Arizona- Not at all. Arizona has always been somewhat reactionary about having people cross the border to work. Strange that they don�t seem to have a problem with the Americans who live here crossing the border to murder people in gang style. But it is a federal position that must abide by the constitution and Arizona is NOT. Check out what the courts have to say about bad laws in Arizona.
    Mexican insurgents on American soil- Do you think Obama sent for them? What about your extremely expensive fence? Did that make a difference? What makes you think insurgents are here to come for you in your bed? Lots of foreigners on American soil.
    American agents murdered in America- Yes, and with the guns they were supposed to be watching to trace the movement of guns to the gangs in Mexico. They lost control of them. What makes you think that those decisions were by Obama? DOHS.
    The socialist communist r^pe of the middle class- This was done by corporate folks, we have no socialist/communists. We do have programs to provide a safety net� are you someone who can claim to have never needed one? I don�t and could have used one when I was a child, but the healthcare you think is communal is actually paid for by our Payroll taxes to a small degree but by our people being required to have insurance� in some states that have let this go forward rather than risk ending it. We have needed healthcare for years. We need to contain the Medicaid costs by putting those people into programs to receive insurance and then send them to clinics where the cost is lower than ER.
    Government motors- We still own 35% of GM and Maybe Chrysler, but that stock will have to be sold eventually to the public. Would you rather have had all GM and Chrysler manufacturing out of business with no hope of employing those people? You are just beating your gums.
    Oil in gulf fiasco- This is a matter where oversight relaxation by GWBUSH allowed BP to think they could relax on safety procedures and then later Bush policies were still in evidence and they tried to run away from their responsibilities� and started to do so but were contained and shown the light by Obama.
    Obama care fiasco- This is not a fiasco, it is a failed containment by the Republicans who put out numerous lies to scare the people about death panels and increased costs based on the need to have everyone� including the not so healthy� in the same healthcare group by state. So if you are from a smoker�s state, you probably have really bad insurance costs. The fed does not pay for Obamacare, but we have always paid to have hospitals who would take in the uninsured and provide care for them. Obamacare has been the best means to move the indigent to clinics and doctors where the cost should go DOWN. This is a cost savings if the funding is applied correctly� and Republicans are trying everything they can to increase the cost by urging states to not require insurance� trying to trick states into thinking that they will pay increased Medicaid costs when the program should in a few years leave those people in better health than they have right now.
    Shadow government by czars- So you think it is wrong to people the cabinet positions and give people responsibility for performance within their area? You deliberately use a Russian term to equate the same cabinet strength BUSH had with the socialist republic. As for it being a shadow government, not so. It is actually a functioning government though� which is mor

  • Garromond Fonte on October 03, 2012 1:41 PM:

    Sorry, I couldn't read the blog very well. Kool Aid started running down my monitor and everything went blurry.

  • Jan on October 04, 2012 11:51 AM:

    Obama has done NOTHING to help me out NOTHING. NOW, he wants to take away my health benefits for Obamacare? No Thanks! He has spent more money than any other president. He has done NOTHING and has blamed Republicans for his shortcomings. What happened to all he promised? He has split this country even more! Racism is more an issue since he has been in office, he has caused this. "Obama Money" and "Obama Phone" for all you welfare cases who feel instead of working hard for opportunity, you would rather live off my dime. The Welfare President Must Go!

  • G on October 05, 2012 12:35 AM:

    I have to believe that all who blame Obama for the economy are deliberately misinterpreting the events of the Bush era. The economy was on the verge of collapse, as we all know, when Obama took over. As far as righting the ship, do you know who Mitch McConnel is? If you don't, he is the Senate minority leader who proclaimed that they will insure Obama is a one-term President, and effectively ran a campaign of obstruction against the President. ( This is verifiable )
    Obama may not be perfect , but the disingenuous arguments that he has done nothing are hard to take. If you are a millionaire by all means Romney is your guy. If not, his ideas whether real or imagined will not help you. Peace.

  • D. on October 08, 2012 5:44 PM:

    Could any of you have done better walking into the White House? Before you respond with a smart quip....really think about everything that needed to be done and all the parties that were involved. I say this with the utmost respect to everyone. I've thought about it and I really don't know. I don't speak about things without providing evidence either.....so just let me know. This is a conversations starter.

  • Carl Berrymen on October 09, 2012 2:54 PM:

    BLAH BLAH BLAH is all Americans do any more, and while we are so preoccupied doing this saber rattling, the "real" problems like drugs, alcohol, laziness, entitlement, astounding corporate greed, dummied-down education, and an infra structure that is beyond archaic, are all about to come to head. It’a so much easier to just point fingers and yell “my team is better than your team, na na na boo boo”. What a damn joke we have become.

  • Mel Haun Sr on October 09, 2012 8:09 PM:

  • Mel Haun Sr on October 09, 2012 8:15 PM:

    I like this list even more because of the detail, and most have been fact checked. A few are not finished yet
    http://3chicspolitico.com/president-obamas-accomplishments/

  • sciencevsreligion on October 10, 2012 9:27 AM:

    After reading all the comments. As President Obama puts it, He says the sky is blue and they say no it's not. He says there are fish in the sea and they say no their is not. Despite the facts the ignorant group will only see what they want to see. Your dear wanabe Romney is baiting and trapping you and doing it very well. He prays on your ignorance.His own party on the right doesn't even know what he stands for anymore because he has completely changed his position on every issue. Just face it you don't want Obama because in your own small narrow minds you're just racist or possibly just %#$& stupid.

  • Nathan Battey on October 10, 2012 2:20 PM:

    I voted for Obama for a change from Bush. The change I got is repeal of don't ask don't tell, like that is an accomplishment. Support for gay marriage. Forced health care. A weakened military. Iran flexing it's muscle and we do nothing. Americans being killed by muslims (lybia) and we do nothing, but arrest the person who made a anti muslim video. High unemployment until he got his but kicked in the debate and all of a sudden unemployment goes below 8%. This guy is either clueless or is intentionly trying to destroy america from within. We all need to wake up and get this guy out of office.

    P.S He did not qualify for president in the first place. His father was not a US Citizen therefor he is not natural born. Supreme court was not suppose to let this happen. They should be impeached.

  • Nathan Battey on October 10, 2012 2:22 PM:

    I voted for Obama for a change from Bush. The change I got is repeal of don't ask don't tell, like that is an accomplishment. Support for gay marriage. Forced health care. A weakened military. Iran flexing it's muscle and we do nothing. Americans being killed by muslims (lybia) and we do nothing, but arrest the person who made a anti muslim video. High unemployment until he got his but kicked in the debate and all of a sudden unemployment goes below 8%. This guy is either clueless or is intentionly trying to destroy america from within. We all need to wake up and get this guy out of office.

    P.S He did not qualify for president in the first place. His father was not a US Citizen therefor he is not natural born. Supreme court was not suppose to let this happen. They should be impeached.

  • NLBattey on October 10, 2012 2:24 PM:

    I voted for Obama for a change from Bush. The change I got is repeal of don't ask don't tell, like that is an accomplishment. Support for gay marriage. Forced health care. A weakened military. Iran flexing it's muscle and we do nothing. Americans being killed by muslims (lybia) and we do nothing, but arrest the person who made a anti muslim video. High unemployment until he got his but kicked in the debate and all of a sudden unemployment goes below 8%. This guy is either clueless or is intentionly trying to destroy america from within. We all need to wake up and get this guy out of office.
    He did not qualify for president in the first place. His father was not a US Citizen therefor he is not natural born. Supreme court was not suppose to let this happen. They should be impeached.

  • Nathan Battey on October 10, 2012 2:48 PM:

    I voted for Obama for a change from Bush. The change I got is repeal of don't ask don't tell, like that is an accomplishment. Support for gay marriage. Forced health care. A weakened military. Iran flexing it's muscle and we do nothing. Americans being killed by muslims (lybia) and we do nothing, but arrest the person who made a anti muslim video. High unemployment until he got his but kicked in the debate and all of a sudden unemployment goes below 8%. This guy is either clueless or is intentionally trying to destroy america from within. We all need to wake up and get this guy out of office.

    P.S He did not qualify for president in the first place. His father was not a US Citizen therefor he is not natural born. Supreme court was not suppose to let this happen. They should be impeached.

  • Nathan Battey on October 10, 2012 2:50 PM:

    I voted for Obama for a change from Bush. The change I got is repeal of don't ask don't tell, like that is an accomplishment. Support for gay marriage. Forced health care. A weakened military. Iran flexing it's muscle and we do nothing. Americans being killed by muslims (lybia) and we do nothing, but arrest the person who made a anti muslim video. High unemployment until he got his but kicked in the debate and all of a sudden unemployment goes below 8%. This guy is either clueless or is intentionally trying to destroy america from within. We all need to wake up and get this guy out of office.

    P.S He did not qualify for president in the first place. His father was not a US Citizen therefor he is not natural born. Supreme court was not suppose to let this happen. They should be impeached.

  • villages on October 10, 2012 9:34 PM:

    A lot of you people call yourself very smart, yet someone call be right in front telling you something and then turning around and saying the opposite within a few minutes.I believe it in my heart that OBAMA has done his very best to his ability while president. You guys seriously think that this clown Romney is qualified, he is a freaking moron, first he says one thing and then another. If elected I know a bunch of you miserable middle class fools and lazy asses will regret ever putting him in office. You are going to tell me that you guys all belong to the rich class,you wouldn't be blogging if you were you would be donating your money to Romney. I see everyday Romney changes his views, I can't believe that you guys are seriously considering putting a person in oval office that his own party and americans call him stupid over television broadcast. Imagine what other countries will call him, retarded, imbessile, worthless. I will vote to keep obama because he is the right man for the job!!!!!!! You will regret other wise you fools!!!!

  • Glenn A. Taylor on October 12, 2012 1:13 AM:

    It's kind of funny that the top ten things that this "whatever it is" consider his top accomplishments I consider this nations greatest failures. 56% of people don't want Obamacare, yet it is listed as his top accomplishment, just makes your wonder if the election was valid and why, why do Democrats fight so hard to have voter ID laws abolished? Do you think it's because they don't want people to be left out? Really, really people, does any true American want other peoples votes to the blotted out? Or.......do they want the black panthers to vote times using Animals and dead people ID's????? Shit why stop where we are, let's get 80% of the people on food stamps and we can flush every wealth person out of the country and collapse like Greece and Spain, let's go people we are already 80% of the way there. And yet, people still support and defend this man, it's incredible to me, unbelievable. God we are soo stupid, God help us.

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  • Hur on October 15, 2012 12:17 PM:

    I read half of the comments. The majority here seems to be conservative republicans with closed minded views mouthing things straight out from the FOX news channel. Don't get me wrong, I'm moderate and I have both Democrat and Republican blood in me. First of all the majority claims he has broken constitutional rights without supporting your claims. No president is perfect there are plenty of presidents in the past who went off in the unconstitutional path. The president does not make the law, he mentions it as it is apart of his agenda and Congress makes the laws, the president compromises on his proposal with Congress to get it approved. Congress makes and passes the law, not the president. All of you guys are a bunch of hypocrites, Obamacare was passed because the people wanted it in the first place and now are complaining because they have no idea what it does. Go educate yourself and read about it and what it does to the full extent. I wish the Obama campaign actually explained to the American people what the law was so ignorance will be stopped. The law has some good points and in the end is beneficial to America's health. Other countries have a mandated health care. Why can't we? At the moment the law mostly regulates the insurance agencies/food chains from doing shady things to the american people. Personally, I think mandating health care is a good thing. The number one reason insurance costs a lot is because instead of preventing the problem ahead of time and receiving daily checkups. People wait until the last second until they are actually sick to get insurance or think about it. If everyone got insurance received daily checkups we would be a much healthier America and in the end it WOULD be cheaper to receive a 25 dollar doctor appointment versus a 2k dollar or more hospital visit.

    Another reason insurance is high is because whenever someone in America needs intensive medical care at the ER we provide it, it is required by law regardless of who it is (this includes illegal immigrants). Basically America is paying for their healthcare for free because the ER cannot deny them. This needs to be addressed or it could be ignored. I personally do not like illegal immigrants. They take away and take advantage of benefits meant for the american people. America is made of immigrants, but I believe if you want to come here, earn it through lawful ways and not by crossing the border.

    Here's a fun history lesson on why we are in a recession and deficit in the first place. America goes to war in Iraq. War costs a ridiculous amount of money. Bush was like hey lets pay for the war using the excess social security benefits from the baby booming years AND give money back to the people by not raising taxes when we are at war. Logically this makes no sense. Two negatives makes debt. Bush could have easily raised funds since the war was justified, and boosted the economy post-war. The war lost direction because terror is not a country and in the end we went to several countries in the middle east lost lives of our troops, a suffering economy, and lost money. Now we have social security problems and the economy is suffering for it and Obama is blamed for all of the aftermath when in reality everything originated with Bush's policies and snowballed into Obama's presidency. So utterly blaming Obama is unjustified because he did not cause the Great Recession to happen in the first place. He received the Effect not the Cause and is doing an okay job stopping it from us rolling into a depression. Yes we are in deficit.

    Y'all need to stop being ignorant, good example, 'Freedoms Patriot'. You sir are the most ignorant post I have skimmed through as I could not continue reading because I was disgusted at your stupidity. I did find it amusing. Thanks.

    In my opinion, he did an okay job for all the crazy going on. I am too lazy to list all the wrongs going on in the comments, but the majority of y'all are

  • Hur on October 15, 2012 12:21 PM:

    ignorant of history, policies, and basic economics.

    To Nathan and everyone saying he was not qualified because of whatever stupid reason. He is and was born as an american. My parents were not american citizens at some point but now they are and I was born in America does that not make me american? He has a freaking birth certificate. Anyone who says he was not qualified for his birth reasons are the idiots of America and should not be given the right to vote. How is the military weakened if he took down the leader of 9/11? That operation was in secret and he is the Commander in Chief of the military. He initiated the operation and it was a success with zero casualties. Compare that to Carter's failure operation. Iran has no muscles, I believe people are just blowing that out of proportions for no reason. I really dislike how you directly point towards Muslims. This is the number one reason why the world hates America because a good majority of us are racist and immediately assume the world should speak English and spoon feed and cater to our needs.

    To everyone that says we owe China a lot of money, well we invested plenty in their economy and its about time they helped us out. Also, the number one borrower of America is not China, it's the American people.

    Food for thought.

    I agree with the majority of the people in comments about Romney he seriously is lying and flipping on his policies when in reality he does not believe in that. Definitely prying on peoples ignorance. It's much easier to blame someone rather then man-up and say the solution. Romney has not said the solution to the problem and continues his vague policies that include double negatives and double positives in number with no surplus in the economic output of things.

    If only people knew basic arithmetic.

    Ignorance in America. Too real.

  • Heather on October 16, 2012 2:40 PM:

    Kenneth's rebuttals make me like Obama even more. Warped logic and obvious personal hangups.

  • Heather on October 16, 2012 2:43 PM:

    @DaveR Obama has passed huge alternative energy initiatives. Go to the White House Website or even Obama's website and read about it there.

  • Heather on October 16, 2012 2:51 PM:

    @suibne In defense of the attack on Arizona. I am born and raised in Arizona and am also a current resident. There are so many racist rednecks here. I've never seen so many uneducated bigoted human beings that get their news from the TV or whatever lies their neighbors boast each morning. The assault on our 30% legal Latino population is disgusting. By the way, for the record, I am white.

  • Cavanaugh on October 16, 2012 8:21 PM:

    In the face of Republican party efforts to make President Obama a "one term" president, I'd call the House of Representatives a home for "tea party treason."

  • Brandon Johns on October 17, 2012 10:05 AM:

    I voted for Obama in 2008, but he has failed as a president. The Obamacare bill is a joke, he has raised the defecit faster than any president in history, gas prices are at record highs, unemployment is still high, he has allowed million of illegal aliens into our workforce and has further jeopardized our national security. I am also sick of the radical leftists he appeals to. Obama also did not get Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed by our military under orders set by president Bush in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. That is why they were over there to begin with. His recent blunder with Libya also spoils any "success" he did have with Libya. Plus it was the Libyan military who toppled Ghadaffi. Obama is a world class narcissist who thrives on people who worship him, like the left wing media. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!

  • Brandon Johns on October 17, 2012 10:07 AM:

    I voted for Obama in 2008, but he has failed as a president. The Obamacare bill is a joke, he has raised the defecit faster than any president in history, gas prices are at record highs, unemployment is still high, he has allowed million of illegal aliens into our workforce and has further jeopardized our national security. I am also sick of the radical leftists he appeals to. Obama also did not get Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed by our military under orders set by president Bush in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. That is why they were over there to begin with. His recent blunder with Libya also spoils any "success" he did have with Libya. Plus it was the Libyan military who toppled Ghadaffi. Obama is a world class narcissist who thrives on people who worship him, like the left wing media. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!

  • Kenyana on October 17, 2012 4:27 PM:

    WOW if you still dislike him your an idiot i mean really your so stupid he is one of the best presidents we've ever had. Bush was the rotten one, but no one seems to care about that. The people might not say directly it's about race, but we aren't that civilized yet to not care about hings like that sometimes it comes down to race,and this is one of the times. Cause he is amazing and puts effort into the American People so if you don't like him hmmmm i wonder why?

  • Oliver on October 17, 2012 6:40 PM:

    You just be high, what a crock of a list! One of the worst presidents of all time. The guy has no clue how not to stick his head in everything and mess it up. Congrats to the CIA on Osama Bin Laden, people act like Obama went in and killed him himself.

  • Bob on October 18, 2012 4:19 PM:

    Hey Kenyana, I'll bet you are of the same ethnicity as obama and probably one of his kenyan born muslim brothers. Tell me how come it is always just the people of african descent cry about being tread on and racism? Ever wonder about that? Probably not because you are a cry baby. Do you see Hispanics and Asians crying? Just keep on with your poor me race bullshit. If you think he is so great, why don't you live in China or Russia, or maybe even Canada where socialism is much more advanced than what obama is trying to do to the US. He is trying hard to destroy the fundamental principals of this country and with no doubt has set us back, but you can be proud to know you are a part of the problem, not the solution. Read up on the 20/80 rule and you will find yourself ranking at the bottom of the 80%, which is not in your favor by the way. You need to apologize to Oliver... because Oliver dislikes him because he sucks, not because he is black. To think otherwise is to say that people who are black can't suck because that would be racist. You are just as much a racist if you think Bush sucks with that thinking.

  • Jerry Edwards on October 18, 2012 7:55 PM:

    Some of you people... Socialist State cause there's health care. Is auto insurance Socialism??? Why don't you all cancel your auto insurance cause it is socailism.. Shoot that stain in office??? Really?? Aside from your threat being on the verge of illegal, it is idiotic. More like an angry teenager comment with 0 surrounding content.. Get some facts and bring them to the conversation. Attacking people with adjectives and abusive, threatening language is 100% useless. It serves no function but to cover up the persons absence of any facts.. Funny how there is 50 things and some complain or disagree with 1 or 2 of them and all 50 are discounted now in their eyes.. Sorry to tell you folks, but Obama is a black guy.. I know some of you older white guys feel threatened by a black guy running the country but this is the 21st century, this A'INT 1950 . Just because someone looks different than you does not mean they do not care, just cause they look different than you does not mean they are not smart, just because Obama is black does not mean he cannot run this country just as well as a white guy, just as well as woman.. Wake up people, we have serious problems and talking crap about 1 another is not the way to get to the final goal.. We must all work together and figure it out of your kids kids may be in for a future that all of us do not want to see..

    Jerry
    100% White Guy

  • Jerry Edwards on October 18, 2012 8:08 PM:

    Too much to respond to all of the comments but... Any proof for the Kenyan Muslim Brother thing Bob?? Would like to see it.. I am suspecting there will be none.. Gas prices have NOTHING to do with the president and anyone that quotes that is watching FOX NEWS.. Show me 1 article that the president, Not OPEC, sets prices or influences prices in any way.. Obama failed... are we in a depression... Well we were headed that way people.. NO we are not.. Additionally with RECORD filibusters in congress Obama and democrats have had a hell of a time getting ANYTHING to pass.. Even though dems have a majority.. They Need 60 senators to pass things, not 51.. Without 60 any individual senator can filibuster the bill and table it till next year.. So Failed.. It is with PLENTY of help of the republicans but hey it is easier to just drop it all in Obamas lap right??? Yahh go ahead and credit Bush for getting Bin Laden.. Bush spent 1.5 Trillion in cash in the 2 wars he got us into so he needs something to show for all the wasted money, wasted lives, etc.. If the raid went sound, you guarantee republicans would drop that all right in Obamas lap.. If all of seal team 6 died in the raid would they have blamed that on Bush because the orders were "orders set by president Bush in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks" So Bush would have gotten the flack for all of them dying??? NOOOOOT... Obama was not 100% responsible for killing Bin Laden but if Bush made the call he would be praised.. I know 1 thing though.. Ryan and Romney are ZERO percent responsible for killing Bin Laden..

    Its a 1 way game.. Anything that is good it is someone else that caused it, anything that goes bad, hell its Obama's fault.. I got it.. Lets stick a bunch of lairs , personhood amendment, cayman island banking , offshore all our jobs to China , richy rich profiteers in office.. This country is a business right so lets just run it like WALMART... Facts talk people, BS walks...

  • LaTyra Ashley on October 19, 2012 10:29 AM:

    I think Barack Obama has did more than anyone that has been president. I mean he can't do everything, but he has done a great job on what he did. EVERYBODY VOTE 4 BARACK OBAMA !

  • Haza Haqu on October 19, 2012 12:48 PM:

    Hey Washington monthly...better wipe your chin. I think you have a little Odumbo jizz on it still. Your knees are a little dirty too. Talk about media Demo-who*es. Did he promise you'd be the newspaper czar if hell freezes over and he's re-elected?

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  • Gary Free on October 21, 2012 10:29 AM:

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  • shell517nj on October 21, 2012 3:38 PM:

    I would also like to see a list of all the bills that were blocked by the republicans. Remember they did say they would make Obama a one term president. There should be a law on obstruction in congress. Anyway, Romney's bragging about his job creation record as governor. Fact, Mitt was 47th out of 50th in job creation as governor, the 3rd worst in the nation.

  • Anonymous on October 21, 2012 9:17 PM:

    Republicans hate Obama. Democrats love Obama. Democrats hate Romney. Republicans love Romney. That's it.

  • ROBERT WAYNE STAHR on October 23, 2012 1:41 PM:

    What a load of horse shit. I am not anonymous. I will tell you who I am . I am Robert Stahr of Denton, Texas. and with the exception of a few, I would not call these accomplishments. The SO-Called affordable healthcare bill drove my private insurance up 50% in cost you dumb asses. I do not hate President Obama, but I disagree with his policies. He in no way helped get rid of the dictators in Lybia or Egypt. He weakened this nation and did not make it stronger. You left wing communist in Washington need to go back to communist Russia and live there if you love communism and socialism so much.
    As far as Iraq is concerned, WE WILL HAVE TO GO BACK and finish the job that Obama the great blunder left undone. The same will happen in Afghanastan if this village idiot from Chicago, or Kenya or the Moon or where ever he claims to be from is left in office

    Best Regards
    Robert Wayne Stahr
    Denton, Texas

  • robert on October 23, 2012 4:25 PM:

    obama is nothing but lies and cheats he,s just screwing the country over bad. obama is just a dam TERRORIST's loveing ass hole that don,t give a dam about any thing but him self and the money he take from the people

  • glenn monson on October 25, 2012 2:06 PM:

    As im reading your list of 50, i cant help but laugh, as you unbearably tout things that only a liberal could attribute as an accomplishment, and others that nothing to do with obama or any of his policies.
    1. still calling it healthcare reform is denial, it was and is a tax increase, and caused costs to increase and is an obamination (pun intended)overall a complete failure and destructive.
    2. the stimulus bill was and is a disaster, since you cant spend your way out of debt, think about!!! (another liberal misconception, being proved wrong for decades now)and the private sector job growth was done in states run by republican governor's using the very policies obama was against. and no where near the numbers you claim, but perhaps you can point me to something obama used stimulus for that could point to private sector growth hahaha
    3. wall street reform? really? i know as all the democrats have said the community reinvestment act of 1997 had nothing to do with the subprime mortgage crisis, and that fannie mae and freddie mac only held a small percentage of the toxic assets, the problem with their analysis is it was a small percentage at the time of the bubble, they had bundled and sold of the 50 percent they once held, and the 2 regulatory changes made by bill clinton changed its nature, along with competing government agencies private lenders were forced by regulation and market share to increase these lending practices, this is exactly what happens everytime government tries to legislate its version of fairness, and meddles with the market place.
    4. obama had nothing to do with ending the iraq war it was already a done deal and he simply followed the timeline already in place
    5. dragdown of war in afghanistan, well that certainly is an appropriate phrase now that he told our enemy when we would be leaving, (really smart move) things are worse than they ever were.
    6. waterboarding and the game plan already in place from bush is the only reason the availability to get bin laden existed, and lets not forget the doctor who provided the whereabouts info is now sitting in prison in pakistan to rot as a thanks from obama.
    7. turned around the auto industry? with creative arithmetic, and financial trickery, obama has successfully fooled americans into thinking so, "The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases." isnt that profit? ohhhh evil greedy capatalists, hoping for an increase in stock to lesson their deficit spending, not to mention the stockholders he denied their rights as shareholders to accomplish all this, the failure of the VOLT, and the oh 45 billion or so of taxbreaks forgivness on the loan, and that GM actually used stimulus money to payback part of the loan lol, 100 billion investment for a company only worth 34 billion now? what a joke.
    8. recapatlize banks? this is another bailout of toxic assets at taxpayers expense, a complete an utter failure of debt created by government regulations and interference in the market place
    9. Elaine Donnelly, founder and president of the Center for Military Preparedness, estimates that active-duty manpower losses of between 141,000 and 323,000 will result from this change of policy. Based on the Military Times poll, the loss could conceivably go as high as 527,000, and quality new recruits could be difficult to attract. the problem is this isnt about equality, its about special recognition and entitlements, sexual preference is and should remain personal not something you need to shout out loud and get special treatment for
    Your list continues with more and more inaccuracies as well as flat out disinformation about who did what when, giving obama credit for many things republicans did like increasing veterans benefits spending.
    the worst thing about liberal dialogue, and talking points, and that is what this post is about, you alway

  • Susan A. Condon on October 30, 2012 8:22 PM:

    I think these are great accomplishments in the face of the Republican House opposition. By the way, it is predicted by Fareed Zakaria (CNN, Sunday afternoons), that the GDP will have a growth of 3% in 2013. President Obama has begun to "turn the economy around" which is to grow even more in 2013. However, if Governor Romney is elected, he will be seen as growing the GDP, when the economy already has begun to grow under the Obama Administration. President Obama would never get the credit for this increase in growth if Romney is elected. Romney will take all the credit. And 2%, increasing to 3% by 2013 is a lot better than European economies, which has a negative GDP (2012). America's economy is doing a lot better than European countries.
    Also, I pray for the victims and their families of the "Superstorm". There is so much devastation in the Northeast----30 lives lost as of today, October 30, 2012.

  • Danial A. Herron on October 30, 2012 9:29 PM:

    You forgot number 51. He also killed four Americans in Benghazi, and went on numerous television shows and told everyone it was a video. You can not forget that one!

  • Cameron Wallace on October 31, 2012 11:26 PM:

    These accomplishments are great for the president. The president has worked hard to keep us out of a depression & kept us from getting into any other wars. Its as if people have conveniently the previous 8 years that caused all of this mess. And now, this country has a chance to actually go back to the previous 8 years' way of thinking with a few new ideas included. Like: getting rid of healthcare for tens of millions of people; getting rid of many social programs designed to save those most vulnerable; taking away free will & a woman's personal choice about her own healthcare; killing education as we know it (the little we have); the good name Obama has worked very hard to restore after Bush killed it...I could go on & on & on & on. He has no loyalty to anyone but the wealthy. If you are not sure if you are wealthy or not, ask yourself, if your name is not on the check you get for the work that you do (as the owner) or as the owner of your company, then you are not wealthy. If you work at all, you are not wealthy. We are all in the same boat. He says he will create 12 million jobs, but doesn't tell you why & you are ok with it. Why? What makes you think things will get ANY better with Romney? No one has answered that question to date. If you have an answer, all I have to ask you is "how will he do that?" or "what is his plan?" THAT will be a question never answered...until its too late and with our fate in the wings.

  • bob on November 02, 2012 3:50 AM:

    hmm lets see

    1. the health care system wasn't broken. He spent
    over a trillion dollars we could have used to create
    jobs on something we already had. Oh ya and obamacare
    will cost more per person than private health care and
    won't be as good. 75% of americans don't want it but
    he forced it on us. Ya horrible decision.

    2. The stimulas failed. I don't know what libtard site
    you get your numbers from but 4 years later as in today
    there are more people being unemployed than jobs being created each month. And oh yeah half the companies he bailed out went bankrupt and kept the money. Another waste of money by the libtard demorats.

    4. The troops are still in iraq. Fail

    5. The troops are still in afghanistan. Fail

    6. obama stopped 2 attempts to kill bin laden. Finally
    some generals and secrataries ordered him to be killed behind obamas back. obama found out that the seals were killing him while he was playing golf. He
    had nothing whatsover to do with bin ladens death. he didn't
    even know it was happening and is probably sad that his fellow
    muslim is dead.

    7. The auto industry is in crisis try again.

    9. Dont ask dont tell is there for a reason. 90% of soldiers
    feel uncomfortable with gays in the military. Now the minority
    get to harass the majority.

    10. gadaffi was topped by his own people not obama try again.

    13. He has offended all of our allies and made an ass of himself.
    he has apologized to everyone making america look week. try again

    14. He actually increased student loans after doing this so students
    are paying more now. try again.

    I could go on and refute most of your points but I won't bother. The
    bottom line is in 4 years everything has gotten worse and he has spent
    more money then every other president combined. Even an idiot could
    give everyone a job with 5 trillion dollars. He hasn't improved 1 thing.
    People who give this failure another 4 years wil lbe destroying america.

    Clinton destroyed the economy with his housing bubble and instead of fixing
    it obama has destroyed it more. He is a muslim who is destroying the country
    from within according to his plan.

  • dondi on November 02, 2012 1:46 PM:

    So many posters have Romnesia. They forgot who ran us to the edge of an economic precipice and fail to acknowledge that spending was necessary to save us from tumbling into the abyss. Obviously, these Romnesiacs have been fed the FAUX News propaganda and are drinking it down with big gulps of GOP kool aid. Isn't it obvious that people who need to lie about wide spread voter fraud and write bogus ID laws meant to disenfranchise the poor, seniors, young people and minorities have nothing good in store for the American people? Is it not insulting to have your candidate for the presidency and vice presidency lie to your face over and over again and tell you that you're not entitled to details about their plans? Not to mention that 47% remark, which was not a gaffe. No, that is what they believe. The remarks about rape by their lawmakers, not gaffes, beliefs. Very frightening ones, at that. But no, Romnesiacs keep swallowing this poison whole and then want to call Democrats socialists and Nazis. I don't get it. I really don't. I only pray that Romney is not able to steal this election with his son owning voter machines in Ohio and his plans to intimidate people at the polls and spread misinformation. These people are FASCISTS and we vote them in at our utter peril.

  • dondi on November 02, 2012 2:11 PM:

    The Current Republican Party is a Fascist party. Vote for them at your peril!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 POINTS OF FASCISM

    1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism (After 9/11 you caught hell for saying anything against america or the president, Jeremiah Wright dust up)

    From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia.

    2. Disdain for the importance of human rights

    The regimes themselves viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda, the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation.

    3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause (Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, poor people are lazy the 47%)

    The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people’s attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice—relentless propaganda and disinformation—were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite “spontaneous” acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and “terrorists.” Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly.

    4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism (I will make absolutely no cuts to the military, said Romney)

    Ruling elites always identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations, and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite.

    5. Rampant sexism (How many abortion laws did they introduce? Rape is something God means to happen...)

    Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses.

    6. A controlled mass media (FOX News)

    Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in keeping the general public unaware of the regimes’ excesses.

    7. Obsession with national security (9/11, patriot act, border patrol)

    Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting “national security,” and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriot

  • dondi on November 02, 2012 2:18 PM:

    8. Religion and ruling elite tied together

    Unlike communist regimes, the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the ruling elite’s behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and opponents of the “godless.” A perception was manufactured that opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion.

    9. Power of corporations protected

    Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.

    10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

    Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

    11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts

    Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed. To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national interest or they had no right to exist.

    12. Obsession with crime and punishment

    Most of these regimes maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked power, leading to rampant abuse. “Normal” and political crime were often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of criminals or “traitors” was often promoted among the population as an excuse for more police power.

    13. Rampant cronyism and corruption

    Those in business circles and close to the power elite often used their position to enrich themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the general population.

    14. Fraudulent elections

    Elections in the form of plebiscites or public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite.

  • ish on November 02, 2012 6:18 PM:

    funny how quickly you can tell who racist are by the answers they give. I watch Mitt on TV outright lying. then i thought of all the people who believe every lie and then I wonder how ameba can live so long outside a petri dish. In the movie "the sixth sense "i think what he really meant is 'I see stupid people everywhere"

  • Concerned Citizen on November 04, 2012 11:50 PM:

    Most of these claims are complete bull. Why does the media persist in trying to make this guy look good? He's a liar he's done nothing for this country and hopefully this is his one and only term.

  • Milos on November 05, 2012 1:05 AM:

    The fact that more than 10% of this country is willing to vote for Obama proves America is over. You duped fools, he is no Democrat, he is an America hating, Constitution hating, arrogant, lying Socio-Marxist punk. Nothing else need be said, yes, he will "fundamentally change" America...into a toilet!

  • Miriam Rachels on November 05, 2012 9:02 AM:

    I'd like to print the article but I don't want the junky comments. I'm old and have the memory of a gnat and am technological illiterate. What to do?

  • Miriam Rachels on November 05, 2012 9:10 AM:

    I forgot to mention that in answer to Milos the idiot on Nov 5, President Obama is NOT a socialist - how do I know? Because I am a socialist; not a national socialist as in Nazi Germany, but a Eugene Debs Socialist masquerading as a democrat. What's wrong with my comment except that I left the y off technologically? PS In case he doesn't know, Eugene Debs was a socialist presidential candidate in this country for several elections up until 1928, about which time I think he died.

  • TR on November 06, 2012 8:47 PM:

    I'm sitting here on election day hoping that the president gets afforded an opportunity to finish what he started. The only reason he was given a chance is because the previous leader screwed up so bad it was obvious that we needed to use a different approach. Here are 50 solid accomplishments achieved despite all of the resistance he has endured over the past 4 years and the people who view him as a incompetent president who has left the country in financial ruin. Were these same people paying attention from 2000 through 2008? When did it become so horrible to want our nation's future generations to have a good education, a stable economy and health care for all citizens? It should not matter what his skin color is, give credit where it is due and this man deserves his regardless of all the political rhetoric that certain special interests use to dispute the facts.

  • Anonymous on November 07, 2012 12:55 AM:

    Agreed TR. OUR President (it was a landslide election 4 yrs ago, remember?)not only needs the support of the people he governs, but he simply MUST abolish the division in the House and Senate! Yes, he has the power to veto, but with all the childish bickering with those whom he's TRYING to work with how can he accomplish what the people want!? He inherited tremendous problems and he's getting some experience under his belt now. As I type this, Mr. Romney is preparing to concede, it was a good run and I applaud him for that, just NOT good enough. 4 more years President Obama...show us what you've got left.

  • MPC on November 08, 2012 10:36 PM:

    Know whats sad, the majority of the repbs and tea baggers on this topic thread just will not tell the truth. It is what I call the limbo Rush-ing syndrome. They suck down all the s**t swallow it, and call themselves repubs and tea party'ers, spew out the s**t as truth, say it smells like a rose, and think the majority believes just because they say so!!!
    Thanks to all of you who can read, tell the FACTS and have the ability to reason.I wish we could put all the repub want-a-be's on an island with the rushes, romneys, santelli's and trumps of this country, for just a year or two and maybe they would come back and help us save our country from their Idea of what America "should not ever be". IMHO

  • Anonymous on November 10, 2012 2:02 AM:

    Ref:"6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered."

    Wake up! Obama never got Osama! Two words for ANYONE (including Obama) that does not believe this statement, "Prove it!" Even Obama cannot prove it. He destroyed all the evidence. Osama bin Laden was murdered by Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. The Osama look-a-like was fed to the sharks before any DNA or photographic evidence could be obtained!

  • Justin on November 10, 2012 3:04 AM:

    Obama has FAILED with the economy. Our annual GDP numbers prove it:

    2009: -3.1%
    2010: 2.4%
    2011: 1.8%
    2012: Currently around 1.8%

    The annual GDP of -3.1% means we are in a recession and this GDP was caused by the recession Obama inherited from Bush. In 2010 our annual GDP was 2.4% which indicates we are in a recovery. Now in 2011 our annual GDP should have been at least equal to the previous year of 2.4% but it was not it was lower at 1.8% which is not good so our economic growth went backwards. And currently in 2012 our annual GDP is again around 1.8%. So we our stuck at very slow economic growth. Ask any economists and they will tell you we need at least a 3% GDP to have good growth. And also according to historical data the more worse a recession is the better the recovery will be. Our recovery should be much better Romney was right when he said this is not a real recovery.

  • Justin on November 10, 2012 3:52 AM:

    @TR You said: "Were these same people paying attention from 2000 through 2008?"

    Yeah I was and except for Bush's mistake of taking us to war in Iraq his first 7 years in office were actually not too bad. When Bush took office in 2001 a recession had recently started due to the DOT com bubble bust. He got us out of that and from 2003 up till the financial crisis in late 2007 our economy was growing fine. The financial crisis is not a lot of Bush's fault. There are over a few people too blame for it one of the main people is Bill Clinton. Bush actually saw the risks in Fannie and Freddie and wanted more regulations put on them and in 2005 McCain and several other Republicans could not get regulation legislation passed and guess who one of the Democrat Senators was who blocked them: BARACK OBAMA!

  • Justin on November 10, 2012 4:22 AM:

    @ish I could say the same thing back to you. Obama lies and you guys believe it! There politicians they lie. They tell the people what they want to hear. That's all Obama has done especially in 2008 he made all those huge promises to Americans but could not come through on a lot of the important ones. He said all the things people wanted to hear to get votes. If you believe he told the truth then you should not even be talking about people believing lies.

  • Anonymous on November 11, 2012 9:53 PM:

    Wow, some of these comments are extremely hate filled and ignorant. There will never be any real change in America unless we start to recognize and fix how corrupt and poisonous our ENTIRE politcal system has become. Both the left and right wing have both become, in essence, wholly owned subsidiaries of the extremely wealthy. They are playing Americans against each other to keep us from recognizing the true threat to all of us, and it's working perfectly as far as I can tell. Ever hear of divide and conquer? One of the oldest tactics in the book and also a very effective one. But by all means keep spewing out bile at each other because in the end it won't be us that have to suffer the real consequences it will be the generations yet to come.

  • Concerned Citizen on November 13, 2012 10:16 AM:

    Okay all you obama voters. What do you think would happen if all the people who voted for romney decided to leave the country? There would be nobody to cook your meals, teach your kids, put out fires, uphold the law and most importantly PAY TAXES. This country would be in complete disarray. You ignorant morons have succeeded in sealing our fate. You are all truly dumbasses by the masses and have probably never made an informed decision in your lives. The whole world is laughing at us but the problem is that it's not funny at all.

  • Anonymous on November 13, 2012 11:16 AM:

    Interesting...so basically what you are saying is there are no cooks, teachers, firemen, police officers or tax payers who voted democrat. I'm sorry but that is so outlandish of a claim I can hardly believe anyone would actually think that.

  • Concerned Citizen on November 14, 2012 8:40 AM:

    Believe it! If you don't work, don't pay taxes and never have any intention of doing what's right you should have no say so. I wish you good luck in the next four years.

  • Wake up America on November 14, 2012 8:53 AM:

    Very true. These guys don't want to work. All they want is the government to take care of them. It's obvious. I cannot believe what the world is coming to. The government is supposed to oversea what goes on not completely control everything! Pretty soon nobody is going to want to work because no one wants to bust their ass for people who could care less what goes on in the world. They just want their handouts.

  • Wajiha Khan on November 14, 2012 8:22 PM:

    Rather see on the brighter side not on the dull one. or you will miss it. :( :)

  • Chan1212 on November 15, 2012 6:50 PM:

    Every one saying Obama try's to take credit for stuff he didn't do. He never has done that. Actually he says I take full responsibility for any thing bad that happens.
    And he never says "I" did anything. He says "we" did this. We as in this country together.
    Hate the man but for y'all that think your "American", to question your leader is unpatriotic.

  • An informed American on November 25, 2012 10:22 PM:

    These are not accomplishments. The war in Iraq is not over. Forced healthcare called a tax is NOT good. Obama uses drones killing hundreds of women and children in Pakistan, Yemen to name a couple. He has signed bill like the NDAA, extended Patriot Act, spent more than all presidents. He did not label GMO food but made the head of Monsanto a GMO company now the head of the FDA. The stimulus took 40% of American families wealth and gave to rich people that looted the. 70% of GM cars are made in another country, which means the auto bailout failed American tax payers that funded losing their jobs. Obama has spent more than all presidents combined in 3 1/2 years. The bailout could have given every American an estimated $30,000 but instead charged the debt to our children. Wake up Americans, do some, any kind of research. Gaddafi took care of his people they had 14 cents a gallon gas, free water, free healthcare, educations paid for all from the nations oil profits.

  • jose on November 26, 2012 9:47 AM:

    Obama put an uneccesary tax on peanuts and peanut products, im pissed!! GOLF WANG OFWGKTA FLOGGGG NAWW, viva mexico!

  • Really on December 05, 2012 1:08 PM:

    Is this a joke?

  • Given Up Hope on December 12, 2012 1:57 PM:

    agree with informed American. It's funny how liberal maniacs bring race and racism into every conversation that challenges Hussein Obama. He has actually put America back several decades in my belief to back into the 70s with his socialist acts - the forced health care is ridiculous we are a capitalism country but this was allowed wow.. ok so this is my concern he has ended fed unemployment extensions completely effective December 29th 2012 so I will be homeless, jobless still (though he claims there is so many jobs to obtain), and foodless for me and my children. They say well hey take a job that has lower standards LOL they won't hire because they scream over qualified--- what Obama wants is everyone on a socialist standard of living everyone on the same page owning 1 car, 1 home (barely or renting) and collecting some type of government aid wether it be food stamps, cash aid, mortgage assistance programs, something government based assistance but not unemployment because that isn't considered assistance its insurance. This is a sign of socialism anyone who states it's not is clearly uneducated. They say unemployment rate is lower and the economy is amazing on TV because no one will be on unemployment they will be fucking HOMELESS they only care about how the numbers look. I been working since I was 13 years old averaging 70 thousand per year or more since I was 20 years old and I am getting a low blow from the government I have no trust and no love for the system that has evolved the way it is. When you call unemployment here in california they hang up on you it says we have too many callers we are assisting this has been like this for too long are own government that we fund screwing and bending us over. They are public servants however they treat us like peasants. I'm done laying down and taking it with no lube.

  • Michele on December 20, 2012 5:52 PM:

    This is B.S.! There are still troops in Iraq and the bank bailout cost billions! How can you say all this nonsense?!

  • Informed1 on December 25, 2012 7:47 AM:

    Obviously the majority of the negative comments are coming from viewers of fox news/faux news. The show that has programmed its viewers! I Bushy and Robmey had it right? What a joke....

  • ken dalton on January 02, 2013 6:23 PM:

    why does everyone think this idiot is so great? He has spent more in 3 years than bush in 8. Now i answer my own question.They all believe the liberal media and the last thing reported.EXAMPLE Sandy Hook the first reports and videos said and showed that he only carried handguns into the school and the rifle was found in the trunk of the car. His mother was a teacher there(never a teacher)but if you want gun control laws you have to change the story like the media did. The next day story was all killed by the rifle(which was found in his car and video of police removing it from trunk)and he killed himself with a pistol. Go on believe as you wish but Govt changed all this and will continue as long as we let them.Criticize Fox or whoever you want i just say open eyes and look at all news not just cnn run by die hard liberals!!

  • Jagdaxel on March 19, 2013 10:35 AM:

    Look people it doesn't matter if your democratic or republican everyone can honestly say that nobody is voting for who they actually want to get into office. Most of the time it comes down to should you vote for the lesser of two evils and that shouldn't be true. We should actually be voting for people that would do something worth while in office and not who gets the most money and support because those are usually the worst candidates because they have to get all that money from somewhere then they have to pay it back somehow. Also, most of the time instead of actually saying what there going to do for the country they just talk about what the other guy is doing wrong. Personally i voted for Romney in the last election because i thought it would be the more economical choice, and yes i am a republican, but when i go to vote i don't just automatically vote for the republican I look at both candidates and try to decide which one would make a better president. The reason i was not a fan of President Obama was because i think he had plenty of time to start economic recovery which i believe is the first step to helping our nation. Sorry but it think you should vote on which side of gay rights or who's going to increase rights for a certain race after we get our country back on track to being in control and not owned by China. One of the first things the President should have done is declare a budget, but to be honest he's been acting like a kid with a credit card by just throwing money at every problem that emerges. Don't get me wrong i don't think Romney would have done a perfect job, but i think it would be better. A lot of people like to bash Romney because he rich but why should that be an issue? He earned his money from the ground up its not like he inherited it, and he's a business man so he should know how to run things well. Also, Obamas budget plan is to increase taxes on the rich which sounds all well and good, but when you get down to it is that really fair? They had to earn there money too. Honestly tho i wasn't a big fan of Romney either or any of the candidates because they seemed to come with more negatives than positives. I think we need to let someone get that far into politics without becoming as far corrupt as most of these people have. Well, thats my opinion anyway and everyones entitled to their own.

  • Mariah Lee ~ Just Meh on March 21, 2013 11:41 AM:

    I think Obama is the FIRST BLACK president and you guys aren't doing shit with your lives so you should really f*ck off. You can ALL hate on Obama and say he's not doing shit but he actually BECAME the freaking president! How about you guys try....I thought so.

  • Tom in San Diego on April 08, 2013 1:15 PM:

    50 Shades of Grey personified} He has set the country back 50 years...

    He has, in 5 years made America no different than any other country on the planet. Just mediocre and mired in regulation.

    Amazing..

  • jerry allen on April 09, 2013 8:22 AM:

    Getting bin laden fell in Obama's lap just as easy as 911 fell in George bushes lap.Obama did not plan the operation or shoulder the rifle,all he had to say once he found out were laden was hiding was give permission to go.
    p.s if the mission was a failure you can be pretty much guaranteed obama supporters would be finding some way to blame bush for it.

  • bob on April 10, 2013 7:44 PM:

    Lol at this list. Most of these things will hurt the country in the long run i.e. obamacare. And the few that are actually good like getting osama obama had nothing to do with. They had to go over his head without his knowledge to get osama as the last 2 times they found him obama refused to take him out. The rest of the few good things taht will help this country on this list were done by republicans. Liberals need to educate themselves.

  • Ha on April 24, 2013 11:07 PM:

    "Accomplishment" is subjective. All He has done is sent the country into a faster downward spiral.

  • Steve Savage on April 25, 2013 6:01 PM:

    Climate change is called normal weather patterns and you can make a case for it being normal if you go back and look at weather history, I mean how do you explain Ice Ages before man had his 'INFLUENCE'? You all are in fantasy land.

  • Andrew b-01 on May 01, 2013 10:38 PM:

    I can't believe we voted him back in! All he did is destroy our economy and then demonize Romney to keep in office.

  • Johnny Smits on May 15, 2013 1:17 PM:

    This is the funniest damn site/ article Ive visited in a long time... my goodness.. seriously I didnt know Comedy central had a spoof magazine as well!!

  • Concerned Citizen on June 12, 2013 8:53 PM:

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

    First President to violate the War Powers Act. .

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America˜s ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences."

    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

    How is this hope and change working out for you?

  • Kookie on July 04, 2013 2:13 PM:

    The only so called accomplishments he has done are the tradgedys to America.

  • obamaisagoodpresident on July 07, 2013 11:24 AM:

    For the people who are talking about Obama killing an American citizen: This American citizen was on foreign ground plotting to kill Americans, and it was impossible to detain him before he carried out his plan. Therefore, he was killed by a drone strike ordered by Barack Obama. If Obama hadn't done this, there would be similar complaints from similar people saying that he should have taken action. American citizenship is a privilege, not a given, and it sure as hell isn't a protective barrier against terrorism.

  • Paul Jorgensen on July 08, 2013 7:39 PM:

    At least have the b_lls to post your REAL name if you're bit_hing! Then again, you have NO reason to b_tch as he's cleaning up the crap the last two presidents f_cked up! He's doing ONE thing they didn't...at least he's trying and...it's working!!