reply to fivebyfive
Re: Nothing new here To be fair Obama has done a lot more than people give him credit for. Many don't know because one establishment party uses pundit media speakers and the internet to demonize everything.
When was the last time that Republicans challenged the status quo to give all Americans affordable health care? They never have because they are in the pay of the Insurance Industry.
When was the last time Republicans fought the crooks on Wall Street? They haven't because again many of their rich constituents are huge donors to the GOP.
The GOP won't give the guy credit for anything but instead will try to focus Americans attention on "Obamacare." What's sad is that many US citizens believe all that pundit talk cause they're too lazy to do any real research of their own.
Here is a small list:
Wall Street reform
Race to the Top education reform
Credit card reform
Stimulus aka recovery and reinvestment act (totally separate from the bank bailouts)
Lilly Ledbetter equal pay for equal work act
Appointed 2 women -- Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen -- to the Supreme Court
Hate crimes prevention act
Student loan reform (piggybacked on healthcare)
Cancelled the F-22
Funded energy and science research
Nuclear arms treaty with Russia
New rules on PTSD
Increasing veterans funding