I hear you’re feeling very disillusioned with President Obama lately.
Allow me to remind you of a few notable accomplishments:
- Passed credit card reform.
- Passed Wall Street reform.
- Passed health care reform.
- Repealed DADT, and is dismantling DOMA.
- Ended the Iraq war.
- Restored the standing of the United States with allies Bush alienated.
- Passed a stimulus package which almost certainly prevented a second Great Depression.
- Got Osama bin Laden.
And all of this in the face of an ineffectual Senate majority (Dem) and obstructionist House majority (GOP), and laboring under an economy wrecked by eight years of Bushism.
Many of the Presidents in our history books would would have been lauded as heroes had they accomplished this much in eight years, and Obama has done so in three. And here you are saying it’s not enough.
There is still a lot of work to do, and a lot about the nation which could be improved. But for crying out loud, let the man do his job. You supposed “progressives” are whinier than John Boehner, and your inability to take the long view is becoming almost as obnoxious as Rush Limbaugh.
I still believe in Yes We Can… because we have.
I still believe in Yes We Can… because we still can.
I will be voting for Obama in 2012… because if I stay home the way many of you are talking about doing, I will not delude myself into thinking I am making a statement, and will richly deserve President Gingrich, President Santorum or President Romney.