Let’s do a tally, shall we?
- ended the war in Iraq
- drawing down the war in Afghanistan
- initiated one of the largest economic stimulus programs in American history
- created more than 500,000 private-sector jobs in the last two months alone
- lowered the unemployment rate from a high of 10% to 8.3%
- universal health-care reform
- the turnover and recovery of the domestic car industry
- increased regulation of Wall Street in light of the banking collapse of 2008
- new consumer protections in the credit card industry
- preservation of net neutrality
- the greatest increase in wildlife resources in 15 years
- major reform to college student aid
- a new START treaty with Russia
- the end of the military “don’t ask, don’t tell” program
- implementation of a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan
- brought the end of Osama bin Laden
- assisted in the end of Mohamar Qaddafi’s regime
- promoted the Arab Spring revolutions without getting the U.S. military involved
This looks like a pretty good record for a man who was facing the worst depression since the 1929 crash.
And yet over 50% of Americans polled early in 2012 think that Obama has done “little or nothing” during his term.
Who said that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision (partially decided by SCOTUS justices who had vested interests) has no bearing on the perceptions of Americans?