President Barack Obama is indeed well on his way to being the greatest president this nation has ever had. True, his erudite style is quite different from the phony cowboy bravado of his alcoholic and drug-addicted predecessor GW...and his "No Drama Obama" demeanor belies his rock-solid dedication to doing what is best for the American people and for this nation. If he had as effective a Public Relations firm as do the GOPers, his popularity ratings would be THROUGH THE ROOF instead of hovering around 50% or so (occasionally surging higher or lower depending upon the circumstances with which he is faced and the level of propaganda to which the mainstream media give play).
Look at several websites for your own answer: cnn.com/healthcare is one; whitehouse.gov; recovery.gov; politifact.com's Obameter; JibJab (the spoof that turned out to be an understatement); whitehouse.gov/Deepwater-BP-Oil-Spill; and so on.
Then go back to 2007 news reports on the collapse of our housing and credit markets (or back even farther to 2004 and 2005 when National Public Radio was trying to WARN about the collapses that could have been prevented if the GOP had not been in collusion with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). Then pull up PBS's special, "FRONTLINE: Inside The Meltdown" available online. This is what was occurring before President Obama even took office (as shown in JibJab's parody). Pull up the highly qualified names of President Obama's economic advisory team and study their backgrounds, then go over what Homeland Security leader Janet Napolitano has been able to achieve from March (after she was confirmed) of 2009 until now in terms of border security, national security, and changes to the failed policies of the previous administration. Look at the economics reports. The recovery.gov website shows how President Obama's "stimulus" (Recovery and Reinvestment Act) dollars have been used in each of the 50 states, with 40 of those states now having new alternative-energy manufacturing plants up and running, hiring American workers, after we had LOST our MANUFACTURING BASE under every Bush/Cheney to an ALARMING DEGREE (outsourcing to third-world nations). There has been a DEFICIT PAYDOWN of 8%, thanks to the Democrats and President Obama, who put LIMITS on the salaries of banksters from the Bush/Bernanke/Paulson BAILOUTS (the $700 BILLION in Troubled Asset Relief Program/TARP taxpayer funding...a.k.a., "corporate welfare"),, with the $500,000 salary limit to remain in place until each bank has fully repaid us WITH INTEREST---we received $181 BILLION almost immediately by last December 2009 from 14 of the 419 banks Bush bailed out! You would think that this one "mutt" of a man has twelve arms the way he has been able to juggle every single crisis thrown at him and find effective resolutions!
The foundations being laid are not "fly-by-night"---they are NOT the GOP's "quick-fix sugar snacks" that drop this nation down into a deeper depression than was in place from the start. These are slow, well-thought-out rock-solid changes that build a STRONG FOUNDATION upon which to build that will serve us well for years and years to come----that is, if the FISCALLY INSANE Republicans can be held at bay and kept out of power long enough.