Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Why do Cons ignore all the good that Obama has done?

They focus on all the bad, but what did Bush do that was good? EXACTLY.


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. End

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 Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan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

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6. 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

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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

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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 Wal

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ter 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

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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

19 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    They focus on LIES - they blame Obama for debt from (R) policies the president didn't vote for or sign into law.

    THINK about it - they blame him for 7 trillion in debt, when Obama's policies combined are less than 1.5 (and that blames him for the extension of the bush tax cuts, which is NOT obama's policy).

    As far as the good, fox fake news doesn't tell them anything good.

    For instance, when Obama and Gates cut the F-22 fox fake news tried to pretend it would hurt us militarily, despite the plane having ZERO impact on today's battles.

    They completely ignored the BILLIONS SAVED.

    That's just one example.

    Fox isn't news.

  • Zach
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    First of all, some of the things in your list aren't even good. And second, they aren't specific at all.

    "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"

    Are you serious? He ordered them? Well forget that, do you actually think that the government doesn't waste and is making cuts? You've listed a ton of things that you claim are "good" things that Obama has done, but if you take a step back and think about if they are actually working or happening at all, you will find (maybe not you) that almost none of the things you've listed are actually happening in the real world. Yes, in Obamas world of course its all working. But if you take a look around at our country and ignore all these talking points that you have brought up, any sensible person will know that almost none of these things are taking place.

    Here are some REAL and SPECIFIC things that Obama has done (or not done) that are bad.

    -Debt is increasing around 6 trillion per year.

    -The number of people on government assistance has more than doubled (you might think this is good).

    -Gas prices are very high and still climbing

    -food and grocery prices are rising in most cases

    -healthcare is actually getting more expensive for a lot of people including seniors (contrary to what you said, and I work in healthcare and see it everyday)

    -INCREASED SPENDING. (I know this was on your list but not all of us think this is good)

    -Oh and I might add, yes, he is withdrawing troops and ending 2 wars so why is our spending higher than it was with bush?

    -jobs are very hard to find (contrary to what Obama has been saying that unemployment is getting low)

    And there are a few more things but im not in the mood to put together a huge list like you did. And as you can see, these things are things that an average person can actually notice happening. I didn't hear this from a tv news channel or anything else like I know you did.

    And trust me, F-22's are still being used today they weren't "phased out".

    Source(s): @ Baby spit... THINK about it. You say Obamas policies only add up to 1.5 trillion. But somehow we ended up with 7 trillion dollars spent... I think your putting your trust into the wrong sources.
  • Ditka
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    If there was anything good I would...

    My God, have you seen the economy?, have you noticed unemployment?, have you seen the debt?, have you noticed the increase in welfare?, have you noticed the amount of people on food stamps? have you noticed the increase in racism?, have you noticed all his vacations while the rest of the country suffers?, did you hear about Benghazi?, have you noticed the gas prices?, have you even noticed the increase in the cost of food at the grocery since he has been in office?, have you seen his budget?, COME ON.... I repeat.... WHAT GOOD IS THERE TO SEE??? This man is a disaster! He has made the USA the JOKE around the world.

    BTW.. YOUR list is a complete JOKE.. Where did you ever come up with that list?? cmon.. making loans to small business?? Ended no bid contracts? please.. how? by giving to his campaign donors? Lowered cost of drug for seniors.. by robbing their medicare to fund his obama care? 789 billion stimulus program that was a COMPLETE FAILURE? Limited Lobbyist? increased them but met away from white house. CMON.. everything mentioned is a joke, and anything he actually did were ALL FAILURES!

  • 8 years ago

    "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

    Ordering studying and reviewing is not doing anything.

    "3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women"

    Except inside his own administration.

    Women paid significantly less in Obama White House than their male counterparts

    "4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq"

    Under Bush's timeline. Set by Bush.

    "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"

    Obama broke this promise.

    "14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research"

    No, he didnt remove restrictions. There was no restrictions. What he did was reinstate federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Which is a waste of federal funds because the only thing embryonic stem-cell research has produced, is cancerous tumors.

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

    That was already going on before he was elected.

    "24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan"

    A massive failure of epic proportions. They promised we would see a 5 percent unemployment rate by now thanks to the stimulus. Even the white house has admitted that things would have gotten better on its own if we hadnt had the stimulus.

    Its not enough to list his "accomplishments". You have to post the end results, the consequences of those accomplishments.

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  • daisy
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Our media has been censored since 9/11. I have to get our news outside of this country. It's appalling the info that never gets reported here. We are entertained with one court case after another on the news channels. They are back to back. If not that, it's accusations, and exaggerations of the other political party. I received more news when we had one channel during the Vietnam war. We had one hour of news. Pres Obama is like Pres Bush in ways. They keep killing innocent families in many countries without any real explanation. Many vast improvements have been made in areas. Yet, Congress has done nothing and act like they have been on strike. Pres Obama's adminstration has been just as secretive. It's time to ask, "What has been going on that our troups are committing suicide more than fatalities. Why? What happened?

  • 8 years ago

    What did Obama do that was good? EXACTLY.


    Glad you found a list online. Cool. Saves you from actually doing the work yourself. I have them all answered, but Yahoo won't let me post all of them. Too bad. Some of my responses are real gems.

    1. And when they presented it to him, he ignored it.

    2. Again, ignored.

    3. Thought that was already a law.

    4. Leaving Iraq to the tender mercies of our enemies.

    5. Yeah, that wasn't done before, was it? Oh, wait! It was. Never mind.

    6 And those casualties went up under Mr. Obama. But I'm sure the dead appreciate the thought.

    7. Same thing as number 6.

    8. Except where those meetings by the "most open administration in history" are concerned. They don't even want you to see who visited the White House.

    9. Which must have missed Eric Holder's inbox. And the White House itself.

    10. Except those ones in Solyndra, Dupont, Dow...

    11. Why do that, when they can go back to Chicago, become mayor, and still deal with lobbyists. More money that way.

    12. That's easy to do when you pull all the soldiers out, bringing them back into the civilian economy, which can't handle the input. Oh, and cutting their benefits.

    13. Happens all the time. Not the first president to cut specific, bloated Pentagon projects. But hey, it's Obama, so that makes it different and unique.

    14. And this is good HOW?

    15. The aborted babies thank you.

    16. Yeah, cause we have so much money to throw around.

    17. Like that was a no-no before? Ever heard of California?

    18. How exactly did he do that? Executive order? Congress funds such projects, not the president.

    19. Again, kind of a Congress thing, isn't it?

    20. Damn, he sure spends a lot, doesn't he? How's he doing this without the ability to allocate funding?

    21 Wasn't that supposed to be the first thing he was going to do? Of course, we DID find Osama Bin Laden through Gitmo. So I'm sure he appreciates Bush setting it up for him.

    22. Yeah, Gotta love Government Motors.

    23. Lost my house two years ago, girl. I wonder who was president then...

    24. Yeah, lost my job about that time, too. I feel soooo stimulated.

    25. Mine laughed.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Why don't historians focus in the good Hitler did for Germany? All they focus on is the bad stuff he did. It's because good things don't erase bad things. And Bush may have been a mediocre president, but at least he didn't launch an assault on the constitution like Obama is

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's political survival. You don't say "look how nice everything is" when you don't own the white house. If you convince people things are bad, then the President will be blamed. Dems didn't talk nice of Bush either. (Bush's response to the economic collapse was very well played thanks to the team of Paulson and Bernanke).

  • 8 years ago

    the good hes done veiled as his accomplishments which were done by others as well are nothing in comparison with his bad raking up the nation debt more than any other president , his executive orders by psssing congress , him an his cronies getting another term due to full fledge voter fraud .

  • JJ
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    It's easy to ignore zero.

  • 8 years ago

    0dingus has yet to do something good, just like his predecessor. Two losers. Actually worse than that, two horrible people that stripped away rights of Americans and spent the nation into oblivian.

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