So you admit that Team Blue blamed Bush for Obama's mediocre record. Good.
#25 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-06-12 09:16 PM | REPLY
Obama had a record that was far from mediocre.
1 Rescued the country from the Great Recession, cutting the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7% over six years
2 Signed the Affordable Care Act which provided health insurance to over 20 million uninsured Americans
3 Ended the war in Iraq
4 Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden
5 Passed the $787 billion America Recovery and Reinvestment Act to spur economic growth during the Great Recession
6 Supported the LGBT community's fight for marriage equality
7 Commuted the sentences of nearly 1200 drug offenders to reverse "unjust and outdated prison sentences"
8 Saved the U.S. auto industry
9 Helped put the U.S. ontrack for energy independence by 2020
10 Began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan
11 Signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowing as many as 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation and receive work permits
12 Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to re-regulate the financial sector
13 Dropped the veteran homeless rate by 50 percent
14 Reversed Bush-era torture policies
15 Began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba
16 Increased Department of Veteran Affairs funding
17 Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act
18 Boosted fuel efficiency standards for cars
19 Improved school nutrition with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
20 Repealed the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy
21 Signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, making it a federal crime to assault anyone based on sexual or gender identification
22 Helped negotiate the landmark Iran Nuclear Deal
23 He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to combat pay discrimination against women
24 Nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic ever to serve as a justice
25 Supported veterans through a $78 billion tuition assistance GI bill
26 Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
27 Launched My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative designed to help young minorities achieve their full potential
28 Expanded embryonic stem cell research leading to groundbreaking work in areas including spinal injury treatment and cancer