nope he hasn't done anything

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    in his first 9 months except:





    A Grade for Obama by Robert Watson






    I am repeatedly asked to grade the Obama presidency thus far. In place of a grade, here is a list of Obama's accomplishments as of August 2009.

    Robert Watson, Ph.D.

    Coordinator of American Studies

    Lynn University



    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending

    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices

    3. Instituted enforcements for equal pay for women

    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover A.F.B.

    6. Ended media "blackout" on war casualties; reporting full information

    7. Ended media "blackout" on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover A.F.B.; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family

    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act

    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible

    10. Limits on lobbyists' access to the White House

    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration

    12. Ended the previous "stop-loss" policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research

    16. New federal funding for science and research labs

    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants...) after years of neglect

    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

    20. New funds for school construction

    21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out

    22. US Auto industry rescue plan

    23. Housing rescue plan

    24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying

    26. US financial and banking rescue plan

    27. The "secret detention" facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

    30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010

    31. Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic

    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office

    35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

    38. "Cash for clunkers" program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales

    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government

    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

    41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return "home" to visit loved ones

    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

    44. Expanding vaccination programs

    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens

    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals

    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

    49. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices

    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

    51. Lower drug costs for seniors

    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

    54. Improved housing for military personnel

    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses

    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

    57. Increasing student loans

    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

    59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

    60. Established a new cyber security office

    61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force... this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.

    62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

    63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness

    64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient

    65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced

    66. Improving benefits for veterans

    67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration

    68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud

    69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco

    70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

    71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

    72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons

    73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive

    74. Making more loans available to small businesses

    75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare

    76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

    77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans

    78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000

    79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel

    80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan

    81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

    82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans

    83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
    84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters

    85. Paid for redecorations of White House living quarters out of his own pocket

    86. Held first Seder in White House

    87. Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more underinsured

    88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform

    89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform

    90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform



    Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office!

    Ok, go ahead Righties, rip into all of that and say its nothing
     
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    Right now, I'd take nothing over that laundry list of fascist central planning and ruling by decree.

    But that's just me.
     
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    He woke up every day.
    He put his shoes on and tied them all by himself.
    He managed to eat without spilling soup all over himself.

    C'mon. Half that stuff was set in motion by previous administrations. A bunch of it is simply pro forma.
    And the stuff that he actually did do is going to turn out to be harmful.
     
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    Ummm...yea...um....The good stuff he did was because of the republicans

    Um.....but....but....The rest of it will probably fail anyway
     
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    Oh, and it's also Communist. COMMUNIST I tell ya! Oh wait, maybe it's Socialist...or is it Marxist? Oh, where's Glenn Beck when you need him.....
     
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    That analysis from an indoctrinated University PhD.?? How shocking :rolleyes:
     
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    Robert Watson has been vocal about “the country’s leadership deficit,” dubbing the record deficits and debt a “birth tax” on the next generation.

    http://www.thinkactlead.org/issues_budget.html

    And yet Dr. Watson doesn't seem to have a problem with Obama's out-of-control government spending. :cuckoo:
     
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    About sums it up.
    I guess you're not the dope you might appear to be to some people.
     
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    He smoked some dope and snorted some coke!! Hooked up witha couple of gay boyfriends tried to make the good people of the usa kiss his commie mulatto azz!! Ain't working!!!! Barry hussein obama aka barry h soetoro aka barry dunham aka malcolm x jr aka not our prez!!!!! Wher's the fucking birth certificate??????????
     
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    You and the DD need to get together:eek:

    Just think how stupid your kids would be!

    They might end up top neo cons!
     

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