Thursday, August 27, 2015

SUPER OBAMA? 14 FUN FACTS TO HELP CONVINCE YOUR CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS OBAMA DESERVES A CAPE



It was 2009. The economy was in free fall and headed for Depression-like conditions. It didn't matter that the GOP's policies caused the economic mess in the first place. The Republicans gathered and pledged to block or say no to every initiative proposed by President Obama. 

It would be generous (and a lie) to say President Obama was opposed by the GOP because of a principled strategy. The reality is he was confronted by a political conspiracy. The even darker reality is that congressional Republicans engaged in a form of political obstructionism that borders on treason. A smiling face of deceit has camouflaged this reality. 

Six years later, with the GOP having made good on their promise to put up roadblocks at every corner, the United States economy has reversed course. And this has happened primarily because of the Superman like efforts of President Obama ...



From Jeff61b we get 14 facts about President Obama's successes, which conservatives conveniently blow off because they disrupt the narrative that guides their miserable political lives.



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1. WE HAVE 65 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF ECONOMIC EXPANSION.
2. LONGEST PERIOD OF PRIVATE SECTOR JOB CREATION (in American history). 
Source: Obama’s Claim That Businesses Are in the "Longest Uninterrupted Stretch of Job Creation": The Washington Post.

3. UNEMPLOYMENT HAS DROPPED FROM 10.1% TO 5.4% IN 2015.

Source: Democratic Presidents Bring It: Obama Shatters Clinton’s Record For Private Sector Job Growth: PoliticusUsa.


It is also worth noting that during the 2012 presidential election, Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney, promised to lower the unemployment rate to 6% by the end of 2016. President Obama succeeded at lowering unemployment to under 6% two full years earlier than Romney had promised.


4. THE STOCK MARKET HAS SET RECORD HIGHS.
5. THE SHRINKING FEDERAL BUDGET (reduced by 2/3 since 2009).
\Source: What is the Deficit?: USGovernmentSpending.com.
6. GOVERNMENT SPENDING'S INCREASED 3.3% ANNUALLY (lowest since 1950s).
7. INCOME TAXES ARE AT LOWEST RATE IN ALMOST 50 YEARS FOR 95% OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.
Source: Federal Income Taxes on Middle-Income Families Remain Near Historic Lows, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
8. DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL HAS SHRUNK DUE TO RECORD DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION & IMPROVED FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
Source: IndexMundi.


9. AT LEAST 10 MILLION MORE AMERICANS NOW HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE
10. OBAMACARE HAS ADDED YEARS TO THE LIFE OF MEDICARE
11. HEALTH CARE COSTS HAVE INCREASED AT SLOWEST RATE SINCE 1960.
12. FEWER MILITARY PERSONNEL IN WAR ZONES SINCE 2002.
Source: Common sense.

13. ZERO SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS BY AL QAEDA ON U.S. SOIL UNDER OBAMA.
Source: Timeline of Al Qaeda Attacks

14. WE CATCH AND DEPORT MORE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.
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For your conservative friends who want to switch topics and discuss Benghazi, have them take a look at this list of congressional committee investigations - led by Republicans - that came up with nothing on Benghazi.


Then you might want to ask them about this ...





For those of you who are still confused, and want to believe that President Obama is a failure, I'm going to help you.


If you want to know what's really behind the GOP's distrust and constant denigration of President Obama - and what's helping to push Donald Trump to the front of the line within the Republican presidential pack - you can probably start here ...




And, yeah, when you consider what he started with, and has had to fight through, President Obama deserves a cape.


- Mark

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