President Obama wasted no time in getting back to work after the election. Here are a few of the things that he has had to manage in the last 60 days…in addition to laying the foundation for his second term, running the country, planning his second inauguration, making cabinet appointments and adding gun control to his agenda.
Here is Politifact’s take, via The Daily Kos, on how Barack Obama has performed relative to the promises that he made for his first term (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/02/1166659/-Politifact-Obama-passes-200-promises-kept#). The Daily Kos article points out that Obama has kept over 200 promises, compromised on 101 and broken 109. He has kept or compromised on 3 out of 5. Not bad considering the obstruction that he has faced. Here is a summary of some of the most important actions that the President has taken.
Here are some of the funnier, more amusing, whimsical images of President Barack Obama. Kind of a Presidential blooper reel. Well, at least he has been able to keep his sense of humor.
Wow! Has there ever been another President who has been selected to be TIME’s Person of the Year twice during their reign? Barack Obama was TIME Person Of The Year in 2008 (http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2011/10/16/time-magazine-person-of-the-year/) and he has earned a repeat in 2012 (http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/). He’s a baaaad man!!!
Have you ever wondered how the whole blue state vs. red state thing really works in the Electorial College? Here is a cool set of maps that make it a little easier to understand.
The best part about four more years of President Obama is getting to witness for more years of Barack and Michelle! Just can’t ever get enough of The President and his amazing First Lady.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to exercise their right to vote. Many good people died so that everybody could vote. Many bad people are still trying to take away our right to vote…so if you don’t use it you will definitely lose it.
I am very proud that I was able to make a small donation to the Obama For America effort to help re-elect the President. To be clear, my donation was not even close to his largest, but he still send me a thank you note…me and the millions of other Americans that gave what they could to help keep our country moving forward. But still it is special to me, so I am sharing it with you.
It is official. Barack is still a rock star. He still gets all the cool celebs to support him. Here are the campaign songs that were created for Barack’s 2012 Presidential campaign.
Barack Obama recently made the following comment in a Rolling Stone interview about his Republican opponent in the 2012 Presidential Election, “You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”
Never doubted it, not for a minute. Did not melt down after the first debate. Never forgot how truly exceptional Barack Obama is and what he has accomplished for the American people under ridiculously racist circumstances. A true believer. Fired up and ready to go! Extremely proud of my President today and will continue to support him as he continues to take the high road and work to make this country better.
Here is a video that quickly summaries all of the accomplishments of President Barack Obama during his first term.
Barack Obama for Re-election
Published: October 27, 2012 713 Comments
The economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown, and the country could suffer another recession if the wrong policies take hold. The United States is embroiled in unstable regions that could easily explode into full-blown disaster. An ideological assault from the right has started to undermine the vital health reform law passed in 2010. Those forces are eroding women’s access to health care, and their right to control their lives. Nearly 50 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act, all Americans’ rights are cheapened by the right wing’s determination to deny marriage benefits to a selected group of us. Astonishingly, even the very right to vote is being challenged.
That is the context for the Nov. 6 election, and as stark as it is, the choice is just as clear.
In the epic battle that was the third presidential debate, focussed on foreign policy, President Barack Obama put an embarassing beat down on his opponent, 70’s playroom style!