Still Think Barack Obama Deserves Reelection?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Then, please consider the following:

· Continued to defend the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” from legal challenges – CNN

· Opposed marriage equality by appealing challenges to DOMA, the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” – CBS News

· Reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage – Daily Caller

· Used a signing statement to ignore labor and environmental standards for the IMF and World Bank – Huffington Post

· Supports the coup government in Honduras –

· Reversed his position on drug reimportation to appease the pharmaceutical industry – The Hill

· Dropped charges against the CIA for destroying videotapes documenting torture of detainees – New York Times

· Violated his own ban on lobbyists working for the administration – Politifact

· Appointed Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff – Wall Street Journal

· Appointed Timothy Geithner to run the Treasury – The Daily Beast

· Appointed Lawrence Summers as his top economic adviser – Washington Post

· Appointed Monsanto executive Michael Smith to the FDA – CounterPunch

· Deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants – Christian Science Monitor

· Continued renditions of alleged terrorists to countries where they could be tortured – New York Times

· Blocked the release of photos documenting the torture and abuse of detainees by the US military – ABC News

· Pushed for mandatory DNA testing of those arrested for crimes, regardless of whether they have been convicted – Politico

· Dramatically increased government secrecy, blocking more FOIA requests in 2009 than Bush did in 2008 – Huffington Post

· Cut a secret deal to kill the public option, while campaigning on its behalf – Huffington Post

· Announced a $60 billion sale of arms to the Saudi Arabian dictatorship, the largest arms deal in history – CBS News

· Successfully protected Bush officials from prosecution for torture – Washington Independent

· Failed to disclose visits by industry executives while crafting health care reform legislation – LA Times

· Authorized the assassination of US citizens abroad, an unprecedented declaration of executive power – New York Times

· Censored reporters covering military tribunals at Guantanamo – McClatchy News

· Won the right to keep identities of prisoners at Bagram “black site” a secret – Public

· Cracked down on government whistleblowers more than any President in history – New York Times

· Continued Bush policy of blocking use of the Endangered Species Act to prevent climate change – TIME, Inc.

· Sent 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan – BBC News

· Gave permits to BP and other oil companies, exempting them from environmental protection laws – New York Times

· Backed off on his promise to close the prison at Guantanamo – New York Times

· Promised $30 billion in military aid to Israel over the next decade – Truthout

· Eased restrictions on the use of child soldiers in Africa – The Cable

The 2012 presidential election is less than 2 years away. We were duped in 2008 by a junior U.S. senator from Illinois who ran as a Democrat but once elected president, governed like a rightwing Republican.

In 2012, we can’t reward Barack Obama with a second term.


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20 Responses to Still Think Barack Obama Deserves Reelection?

  1. Woodcliffe says:

    These items in a series pretty much eviscerates Obama and leaves nothing to the imagination.

    Our “Democratic” president is merely a continuation of his predecessor. No wonder Bush said he would have gladly endorsed Obama had he been asked. Are the Obamas spending Thanksgiving with the Bush clan in Kennebunkport this year?

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    No one except perhaps FDR was born to be president. I think it’s a learning process. Some learn quickly like Bill Clinton and some never quite get the hang of it like George W. Bush. But, wisdom is what I think is lacking with Barack Obama. He’s a smart, educated man but he’s devoid of wisdom, as this excellent list proves.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    He wasn’t my favorite in 2008, but I really hoped I got it wrong. It gives me no satisfaction to see that I wasn’t as pessimistic as I should have been.

  4. Rachel says:

    This list is chilling. You could replace Obama’s name with Bush and all would be an apt description of his administration. You have to wonder, what’s the point of the 22nd Amendment when nothing changes? I wish we could reelect Bill Clinton. At least he created jobs. This clown can’t get a trade agreement with Asia.

  5. Craig says:

    So, list away. I am disappointed. Small steps taken but sure the shit better than the Repugs. Obama is going so slowly and not bringing in the change I want. Yet, we need to be careful to not cut off our noses to spite our face. I do not want a Repug in the oval office and controlling the congress, appointing judges.

  6. Thai Noodles says:

    Pushed for mandatory DNA testing of those arrested for crimes, regardless of whether they have been convicted – Politico

    What did the administration do with the DNA?

    Is it stored in a database somewhere in Homeland Security? This is very alarming. If we don’t own and control our DNA, what do we own? Our credit card debt?

  7. Idaho Librul says:

    Speaking of the Obamas. I thought it was admirable of Cindy McCain to speak out in favor of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and lend her name and face to the NOH8 campaign.

    But seeing Cindy McCain go so public caused me to wonder where is Michelle Obama? Why is she so timid on the issue of gays serving their country and bullying?

    I would like to see her more vocal. In fact, all I ever see from Michelle Obama is comments about the importance of eating vegetables and fighting child obesity.

    She could help her hapless husband if she spoke out more on the issues of concern from the base.

  8. Brigadoon says:

    Both the Obamas will become more gay-friendly in the summer of 2012. Just like the summer of 2008, when Barry said he is our “fiercest advocate.” Fool me once, shame on you but fool me twice and I’ll vote you out of office. Great list, BTW.

  9. fran says:

    Damn that’s hard to look at so early in the morning.
    The list does not even include the latest budget proposals…

    • Social Security cuts
    • Higher payments for Medicare patients
    • Raising the retirement age to 69
    • Continued tax breaks for the most wealthy
    • Increased gas tax
    • Eliminate mortgage-interest tax deduction

    Clearly, there is no hope for change here, unless that literally means what might be left in your pocket.

    This administration has Failure written all over it.

  10. R.J. Lawson says:

    If I had known ahead of time I was going to vote for a Republican two years ago, I would have voted for McCain/Palin. I feel like I was hoodwinked.

  11. Pechanga says:

    He needs to go!

    The left must find a viable primary challenger to go up against Obama in 2012. As I see it, we have less than 2 years to get busy and get active or, it’s Obama/Biden in 2012 and the GOP will take control of the White House.

    Any thoughts? Time is of the essence.

  12. Brigadoon says:

    I had great hope Obama would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA. It’s clear Obama has no intention of delivering on his campaign promises to the LGBT community who helped elect him president. Well, fine. I have no intention of reelecting him. How’s that working out now for you, Barry?

  13. Chad Lebanon says:

    That’s quite a depressing list you’ve assembled.

    I can’t believe how I was duped by Obama. He totally fooled me along with about 50 million U.S. voters who bought into the promise of “change.”

  14. Walk on Socks says:

    “Continued Bush policy of blocking use of the Endangered Species Act to prevent climate change – TIME, Inc.”

    Obama is Bush with a tan.

    I always thought is was highly suspicious how Obama refused to criticize Bush and Bush refused to criticize Obama.

    They have a mutual respect club and the reason has nothing to do with the office of president. It has everything to do with the fact that Obama’s policies vary little from his predecessor.

  15. Jim says:

    A monumental disappointment. Can’t wait to get him out of office.

  16. Jamie Erhardt says:

    This list caused quite a brouhaha on Twitter. Obama’s few remaining supporters said you were being too hard on him. But his former supporters said it best: maintaining the status quo isn’t leadership and it isn’t change. We (my husband and I are former supporters) didn’t vote for Obama to have a third Bush administration and sadly, this is precisely what we’ve got in Obama. He governs like someone afraid of making big picture changes and prefers the safety and comfort of just nibbling around the edges of problems. He’s not who this nation needs to address the complicated and hobbling problems we’re faced with.

  17. feminazi says:

    Obama should be ashamed of himself for signing off on the brutal exploitation of child-soldiers in nations like Sudan, Chad, and Yemen. I find it interesting that all of these nations are Muslim. He claims we’re not at war with Islam and never will be but, is perfectly fine with sacrificing children? This is monstrous.

  18. Mets Fan says:

    I never thought I would say it but Barack Obama is a douchebag.

    I don’t like being lied to and I don’t like the president.

  19. karmanot says:

    NO! That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

  20. Seabec says:

    “I will end don’t ask-don’t tell.” — President Barack Obama.

    Mr. Obama, you’ve had two years to do it and you’ve failed miserably.

    You have 48 days left to do it in the lame duck session of Congress.

    If you fail us, I promise you will be voted out of office in 2012.

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