Cumberland Times-News


September 15, 2010

If you look, President Obama has accomplished good things

— Still laughing, now harder and louder! Our president inherited one of the worst economies in our country’s history, I don’t believe there is much argument there. Our president inherited two wars that finally now, after seven or eight years even Republicans are admitting was a terrible idea.

So let’s see what he has done. While President Obama did state unemployment would not rise above 8 percent and it has risen to beyond 10 percent, it has also begun to drop, now to 9.5 percent and is expected to continue slowly dropping.

OK, he’s made a mistake and was wrong, yep, terrible man I tell you, no other president has ever said something and not followed through, right! Next, President Obama was able to pass universal health care, not Obamacare.

If you are upset about it, that’s fine. I’m sure I could wrangle up a couple of thousand children who are now covered and may seek medical attention, that previously received the bare minimum. Terrible I know, helping the poor and needy especially children. What is this country coming to?

Moving along, Federal regulations on Wall Street, something Republicans deregulated and fought to continue deregulating, but now Republicans say the regulations are not stiff enough! I’m confused, Which way did they go, George, which way did they go?

Next please, because I’m clearly not proving a point, President Obama as he said he would has removed combat troops from Iraq, many of which are coming home, many of which are be reallocated to Afghanistan, where the war should have been the entire time.

If that’s not enough, I revert to recent rebuttals to my opinions, referring to President Obama not taking his vacation in the Gulf after encouraging Americans to vacation in the Gulf in order to speed up recovery, true he did not vacation in the Gulf.

Then again how many times has the president, stopped and dropped what he was doing, in order to visit the gulf and listen to the people? Don’t worry I’ll wait ... about as long as the people of New Orleans had to wait for water, or for the President to even acknowledge their existence. After all our obviously great President Bush couldn’t manage to make time to land in New Orleans. Why would he, it’s not like a real natural disaster occurred.

More major pieces of legislation have been passed since President Obama took office than in the previous eight years. Then again, obviously getting things accomplished and having the respect of the world means nothing. No wonder we are so well loved around the world!

 Travis Callis



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