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Can you give me a list of Obama's sucesses that come to mind-No Googling

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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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Do you guys remember the sign language interpreter? There were some good times lol




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Why do people keep giving Obama credit for "taking out" Bin Laden?


Because he and the Hilldog fast roped out of that stealth Blackhawk and popped ol' Slap Nuggets a couple in the coconut.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Some peple have a very myopic view..me, me, me..can't see beyond their own backyard.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Is droning a positive?



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Lysergic

Is droning a positive?


Guess it depends who you drone



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

People had no problem giving Bush credit for toppling Saddam. Last time I checked he wasn't out there with the troops searching caves.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Is MJ a state issue, he just kept the feds out of the states.
Isn't gay marriage a state issue? We voted here on a state level.
And you are right about the body cams, I forgot that one. I can't remember exactly what he did though. In my neck of the woods they have been wearing these for 6 years.
Can you elaborate on the prison reform? Please.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I think they are looking at labor participation, those who quit looking. This makes the unemployment numbers look good, but people have just dropped out, somehow.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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He made Cash for Clunkers and the ATF's Fast and Furious cocktail party jokes.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: ColaTesla

He has had some successes. All I want to have is a tangible list of his accomplishments that people remember.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

I want people to look back and remember what he has done, like the toppling of the Berlin wall, firing the air traffic controllers or freeing the Iranian hostages.What do you remember?



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: uncommitted

I hold him responsible because of the lies he told the American people. And if he didn't like the bill, he can veto it.


American healthcare will never be majorly different until the majority of Republicans understand that it isn't a morally corrupt version of socialism to establish a health service similar to those found in many European countries - why Americans on ATS hold Obama to blame for congress being so against the concept is always a puzzle to me.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Obama care is a dismal failure, and a very costly one. If obama didn't like it he should have vetoed it.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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Obama succeeded in giving Republicans the House, Senate, President-Elect, and 31 governors.




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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He ousted Bush off his reign and gave some hope to the masses who were distraught with the Bush era, even though this hope didn't last very long.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: uncommitted

I hold him responsible because of the lies he told the American people. And if he didn't like the bill, he can veto it.


American healthcare will never be majorly different until the majority of Republicans understand that it isn't a morally corrupt version of socialism to establish a health service similar to those found in many European countries - why Americans on ATS hold Obama to blame for congress being so against the concept is always a puzzle to me.


We are all entitled to an opinion. Now, tell me about all the good things done by either Bush?



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: uncommitted
a reply to: seasonal

partially at least caused by sub prime lending that was encouraged under his predecessor)



You mean started with his predecessors predecessor.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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I'll give him credit for doubling the national debt. I'd have to google to confirm, but I'm pretty sure that happened. Although I seem to recall a bunch of obama fans saying he was getting it paid off, too.

Double it- it's a good thing, that way it'll crash sooner.
It means we can hurry up and burn debt based currency to the ground.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Obama is a bit of a mixed bag. The real question is will he leave office with America in better shape than when Bush left office? Given that Bush went out on an economic catastrophe, it would be hard to argue that we're not better off on Jan 3, 2017 than we were on Jan 3, 2009.

- The consumer confidence index was in the low-20's when he took office, it was in the low 100's prior to the election. I bring this one up because Trump's election is being credited with a bump in the CCI of a few points post election.

- Unemployment is lower. Yes the BLS numbers are "massaged" as one user posted but they are "massaged" in the same way they were in 2008. It's bittersweet news though because the jobs that are being created are disproportionately in the service sector and it's hard to feel good about employment when you understand that we still have done absolutely nothing to address the reality of technological unemployment and that many of those low paying service sector jobs are doomed to being phased out.

- Same sex marriage represents one of the greatest expansions of personal liberty — if not the greatest — since the Civil Rights era.

- We've made a lot of ground toward the end of marijuana prohibition which is a first big step toward ending the War on Drugs which has ruined the lives of million and millions of Americans. In this case, it's the deliberate inaction of the administration that created an environment which fostered these developments (not challenging state laws, not enforcing federal law).

- Bin Laden is dead. Can't complain about that.

- Though net illegal immigration reached zero in his first term, that's arguably as much about the economic downturn as any policy changes. Where Obama's policies have really been an advance is that ICE has been working smarter and targeting dangerous criminals for removal. As with marijuana prohibition, the administration has used selective enforcement as a means of enacting policy. A big part of this selective enforcement comes by way of giving immigration enforcement agencies discretion through deferred action (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA). I can't see any good in deporting illegal immigrants who came to the US as children, have succeeded academically and haven't committed crimes since entering the US.

There's a few off the top of my head.

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- Making Home Affordable gave a lot of Americans an opportunity to avoid foreclosure. I know a number of people who were able to keep their homes and refinance their mortgages with better terms.
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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: uncommitted

Start a thread please. Your list on Obama, I am very disappointed with the results so far. Are you sure Obama was in office for 8 years?




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