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Yes, he is.

  Obama has done much better than the last 4 Republican Presidents combined, so YES, he is doing a Decent Job. FAUX "News" lies and talking points aside, Obama has: 1. Passed Health Care Reform. 2. Passed the Stimulus which has produced nearly 7 MILLION Private-Sector Jobs. 3: Passed the Wall Street Reform after its practices caused the 'Great Recession.' 4: Ended the War in Iraq, last troops pulled out December 18th, 2011. 5: Killed Osama. (In before "HE only gave the Command, he didn't PERSONALLY do ANYTHING!1") 6: Prevented the Collapse of our Auto Industry. ($16B from Bush and $62B from Obama) Created 200,000+ jobs, and the 3 biggest of the Automakers have ALL gained Market Share for the first time in 2 decades. 7: Repealed 'Dont Ask, Don't Tell'. 8: Reversed Bush Torture Policies. 9: Separated Banks from the Student Federal Loan and expanded Student Pell Grant funding. 10: Helped Veterans (Of which I am one) by offering Tax Credits to any Business who hires any Veteran, thus increasing chances of Vets getting Jobs. 11. Tightened Sanctions on Iran. In an effort to deter Iran’s nuclear program, signed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (2010) to punish firms and individuals who aid Iran’s petroleum sector. 12: Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which gives Women the right to sue their Employers if they find out their being paid less because of Discrimination. 13: 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. 14: Expanded Health Coverage for Children. Using ONLY the Tax Increase on Tobacco Products, the Children's Health Insurance Authorization Act will provide Insurance for 4 Million more Children. 15: Expanded Stem Cell Research. In 2009, eliminated the Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, which shows promise in treating spinal injuries, among many other areas. I could go on and on, but the point is- The only possible way you can say Obama has done nothing, or is a shitty President, is if you're one of the following: Racist, Republican, Rich, Misogynist, Homophobic, Illogical, Selfish, Don't care about Child Health/Educational standards, the Financial Stability of the US or if you're just ignorant to all the FACTS in general. (REAL Facts, not 'Fox Facts' which are entirely different than what we in the Normal World would refer to as 'Truthful and Honest') Rant over, let the Ad Hominem and Straw Man Fallacy Tactics commence.
Jo2599 says2013-07-20T07:16:49.793
His healthcare reform leaves millions uninsured.
RonPaul-Truth says2013-08-08T06:54:23.850
Omg i gotta go step by step
1. He forced its not a choice you have to get health care or get fine which is against the Constitution.
2.Lmao i did not create that many jobs look it up!!
3. He put us in the Recession bush spent 3tril in two term with a war going on thats 8years Obama spent 4tril in one term 1<==
4. The troop have not pull out in fact we sent an additional 30,000 troops!
6.This is not true the would not have collapse the would have gone to bankruptcy not the same instead we use your tax paying dollar to bail the out
8. He enhanced the torture this is known because of a whistle blower in gonetonimal bay which was label a traitor!!
OK this is what gonna make us go into world war 3 to much info to explain but putting sanctions on iran is going to be the biggest mistake we ever make Russia and china have iran back if we go to war look at this video you moron and god help us all

Anonymous says2013-08-09T14:02:54.233
His healthcare reform is losing full time jobs, raising taxes, and putting us more in debt. Don't be ignorant to the facts.
Tazwhite says2013-08-26T19:52:23.623
All I'm hearing is BS..@Ronpaul-Truth: 1: It was deemed Constitutional by Congress. Several times. The GOP have tried over 40 times to kill it, and it won't happen, because it's 100% constitutional. If you disagree, you're WRONG. That has nothing to do with opinion, it has to do with whether or not you're logical or not. And hate to break it to you, but 85% of Super-Duper-Far-Right "News" outlets LIE. And I know they would be happy to see some people are dumb enough to believe them.

2: Yes, he did. "Look it up."

3: LMAO..I hope you're joking..Honestly. Bush put us in the Recession..How can Obama be the cause of a Recession, if it started before he took Office? Use your Brain Cells. Bush Polices put us in the Recession, and the debt increased CUMULATIVELY by over $7 Trillion Dollars under Bush. And by "Under Bush" I don't mean only when he was in office..When he was in office he raised the debt by exactly $4.9 Tril. BUT, BUSH POLICIES costed us an additional $3 TRIL under Obama.

Bush Policies include: Iraq + Afghanistan Wars. Paid for under Obama. Defense Spending. Bush Tax Cuts. Non-defense Discretionary Spending, TARP, Bailouts, Stimulus, and others. Don't even attempt to blame Obama for all of the problems we're in, because 90% of it was Bush.
Anonymous says2013-09-09T23:01:00.003
By the way he did not kill Osama, a team of Navy Seals did.
XXXXX says2013-12-01T17:14:16.793
Good job allowing your arguments to, yet again, turn into a name-calling session. Typical.
XXXXX says2013-12-01T17:17:07.570
What's wrong with working hard and being rich?
VanessaMae says2014-02-05T01:29:50.680
Nothing, unless you're rich, and someone who looks down on the lower classes and believes nothing should be done to help those in need.
Conservative207 says2014-02-17T19:11:30.357
Not to mention he's violated his oath of office the defend and preserve the United States Constitution, acting like a dictator "I got a pen and a phone" he should be impeach already.
theJackster says2014-03-26T02:55:45.077
Saying the only way I can disagree with you is because I'm racist is in itself a racist comment. How about, I disagree with you because just about everything on your list is an abject failure that hurts the middle class and the poor, our economy and our private sector. The private sector is where the American exceptional-ism comes from and it has been destroyed, single handedly, by this guy who don't get it and doesn't believe in it. YOU are the private, sector by the way.
nstasi says2014-04-08T03:01:39.787
I feel bad for all liberals........ They're all so ignorant
audrey9497 says2014-05-03T16:54:30.517
I don't feel bad for liberals, just their children. Can't imagine growing up around people like that.
chrisanthony254 says2014-06-03T08:24:36.037
Don't get me wrong. Your list compiles a nice range of reforms and "accomplishments" on paper. But passing bills doesn't mean s*#t if the bills that were passed were ineffective or detrimental in terms of practical application... Which if you actually analyzed many of the so-called "victories" for the Obama administration you listed above, many of them were pretty much pointless ruses to please the uniformed masses, making it appear as if he has actually accomplished something

... And its clearly fooled you too.

1. "Passed Health Care Reform" ... So he got a piece of paper signed. Big whoop. The implementation of the new system was so poorly executed that the functionality of the website/process is still flawed and had to be pushed back multiple times. Many of the "promises" he made regarding the new health care system failed to hold true, such as that the average houshold will see a reduction in annual healthcare payments by 2200 dollars, when in reality about 80 percent of households saw significant INCREASES in annual payments. The usage of the new healthcare system is significantly impacting the small business sector very negatively, which is why he allowed small business to delay signing up for a year because the simple mathematics behind the increase in employee coverage will force significant cuts of employee hours or the firing of employees all together. AND FINALLY alot of the 20 million or so ppl he claimed to have gotten coverage were actually ppl who had coverage before BUT were forced to cancel their previous clans due to significant billing increases, loss of primary/preferred physician, etc... They were not all people who had recieved coverage for the first time.

So sorry about it, your arguement fails there

3. "Passed Wall Street Reforms..." yea, he passed a bill which effectively did nothing and allowed the big investment firms to skirt by the law and the shady business practices they used, which caused the market to crash. Instead, he put our country into significant debt by bailing out the banks and investors who, in reality, should've gone to jail... Not been given a handout (on a side note, obama has been the biggest hand out supporter of any president, with more ppl on welfare and food stamps of any president... Yea, some leader... Promoting the laziness of the American ppl)

8. "Reduced bush torture policies" ... What evidence do you have of this? Were you in Guantanamo Bay? Doubt it. If anything, he has only shown proof that he's abusing the power of the Patriot Act more than ever... With incidences such as the NSA keeping record of every message we've ever sent. If he's allowing such abuse of constitutional freedom on his own citizens, why would you think he's done anything to uphold the constitutional right of terrorists? Makes no sense. Sorry.

3. "Ended war in Iraq. Pulled out all troops..." ...There are still troops in Iraq. What are you smoking? Please hook me up with some of it

I could keep tearing thru this but you see my point. Essentially, your list doesn't really show anything except that he's put a pen to a document and signed it. If it had no practical application or had adverse effects (which is true in many of these cases), then who cares whether he signed it or not... Obama is about as useful as used toilet paper. Get his penis out of your mouth and maybe you'll be able to think a little more clearly
NinjaD0lphin says2014-06-11T04:04:29.030
Tazwhite, I agree with you 100%. I realize this is a debate site but some people (not you, others) are extremely immature and argue with name calling. For example, chrisanthony254 commented an opposing argument which was fine until his last sentence. He said, " Get his penis out of your mouth and maybe you'll be able to think a little more clearly." Comments like this aren't beneficial to the argument. Sorry for the hate. Support. -Nick
Per says2014-07-04T14:46:12.550
Yes yes yes obama is doing good. These white people are immigrants, where did they really come from, they are not from this continent ..... Illegals
astrohuasa says2014-07-26T05:10:57.720
I am curious to hear how health care reform is working for you. I am a middle class income earner, and I am surrounded by other people making similar wages. Health care was expensive already for all of us. I have not met a single person (and I am very active in my community as a volunteer organizer) who has seen a decrease in their healthcare spending or an improvement in their care. In fact, all of us have seen large increases to our (now mandated) policies and the quality of care has decreased significantly as we have fewer choices of doctors available to us and those doctors are taking on so many patients that they barely have time to talk to us, let alone diagnose or treat anything. Has your experience been better?
Patch990 says2015-03-22T03:40:27.783
So, now make a list of cons. I'm sure it will be 500 times as longer than what you wrote. So no, you can't go on and on about what he's done for this country other than nearly wipe us out with Ebola and feeding our enemies information. What a liberal!
THIANSKy says2015-05-11T13:10:20.653
Obama is doing a good job?
A letter to Obama regarding not backing France! (Too bad I didn't write it!)
Just Sharing Some Historical Facts.
To President Obama:
It was you who told an Islamic dinner - "I am one of you."
It was you who on ABC News referenced - "My Muslim faith."
It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -"I will stand with the Muslims."
It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - "I am a Muslim."
It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
It was you who purposefully omitted - "endowed by our Creator" - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ's Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the 'HOLY' Quran.
It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH.
It was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ. And Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor.
THIANSKy says2015-05-11T13:10:49.670
It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
It was you who said that NASA's "foremost mission" was an outreach to Muslim communities.
It was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous IAslamic terrorists assaults.
It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help "empower" the British Muslim community.
It was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.
It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
THIANSKy says2015-05-11T13:19:52.803
So what do you think of your great leader now? He's a terrorist, socialist, communist, lier, and Muslim in disguise
Richmar1 says2015-08-07T23:09:27.087
65% of American completely disagree with your "Facts". That must mean that all 65% of people watch fox news lol. Whether Obama has done a bad job is highly subjective. It all depends on what you care about. For some (35%) they like what he did because they value the same things as him. For most (65%) they don't like what he did because they don't value the same things. You can't call people who think Obama is doing a bad job a fringe group because well, 65% of Americans think that. Obama IS doing a horrible job as president and will likely go down as one of the worst presidents to have taken office. I respect your view and position, but i, and most Americans think differently and you should respect that view as well, instead of calling 65% of Americans that horrible vile list of names you threw at us. Doing that highlights why a lot of Americans hate the left....Because they simply name call and launch horrible attacks if you have a different view then them. The left likes to claim they are for fairness and acceptance.....Except when you don't agree with them, then they become one of those horrible names from the offensive list you made up. We have a right to disagree about things without making us bigots, racists etc. people are different and see things differently, that's what makes us unique. The left is turning into the movie 1984. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Richmar1 says2015-08-07T23:16:11.647
@THIANSKy, based on your very informative reply, i'm left to assume that Obama is a radical Muslim.....Would definitely explain a lot.
ohreal says2016-02-09T23:47:08.210
Imposed or kept sanctions on Iran. Hmm your a little outdated. He has lifted all sanction and released their money to pursue nuclear technology. That one item is enough to wonder who's side is he on
BigBlackPeter says2016-05-18T00:51:35.287
You must be on the take (free stuff).
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