why do conservaties constantly argue that obama is not a good president?

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 enforcement 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 AFB

6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information

7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; 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 lobbyist’s 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 Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan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 theGeneva 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 nonproliferation 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 bySomali 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; stimulated 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; expandednational 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


8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I didn't see any mention of 'shovel ready jobs' ,obamacare, Solyndra or deporting uncle Omar or 'recovery summer'. Mostly all i saw were lies and half truths

  • 9 years ago

    Because they also enjoy free speech and they can make up anything they want, like the birth certificate "issue" and make other non issues an issue to distract the American public from the real issue, which is their intransigence in dealing with unemployment and prosperity for all Americans, just to make President Obama look bad.

    But with Congress at a 83% disapproval rating, the lowest in history the American voters are not going to be fooled again by the ultra right despotism that is evident in that they're not embracing the American Jobs Act.

    Pass it now, and show us that you Republicans really care about the 9.1% and all the others that are suffering because of your little tea party that has gone on too long into the cold night of spiteful arrogance and has now acquired the a salty taste from too much blockading the American Harbor of the America dream.

    The rich are richer than ever and the poor are poorer than ever. Does that sound like we are fulfilling the American dream?

    Source(s): If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. JFK
  • 9 years ago

    I really, truly, honestly believe that this country is going under economically if President Obama is re-elected. President Obama believes that economic growth and prosperity is generated by the government. I am concerned about a depression.

  • 9 years ago

    You forgot to add: Created or saved 3.5 Million jobs by saving the auto, banks, and broker companies as well as others (AIG)

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  • 9 years ago

    That looks like a copy paste off Media Matters. No, your list is ambiguous. Wrought with misconceptions. Obama leads from the rear. Spreading the wealth around is Marxist and communist. he should nt be there.


  • John W
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    He spent too much and created no jobs

    Remember its the economy

    He still needs to add privacy showers in the military

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    im a liberal and i would argue that he isn't good. but i wouldnt call him necessarily bad

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because he sucks and if i had no life i could write a thousand page article about how in detail

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