What Has Dear Leader Done During His First 6 Months?

Let’s take a look from the DUmmy perspective

  • Signed executive orders to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, ban torture and end the CIA’s secret overseas prisons and define treatment of Detainees. (but, they are nowhere close to actually closing Gitmo and are still holding all those folks)
  • Reversed restrictions on stem cell research. (typical Lib talking point. It was only in allowing federal money to be used for embryonic stem cell research. All other stem cell research was going on, and providing cures, something ESCs have yet to offer)
  • Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Reducing discrimination based on gender, age, religion, or race. (which will create more lawsuits, so, a sop to the lawyers)
  • Signed an executive order reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions. Gag rule revoked (Mexico City policy). (so, using American taxpayer money to fund abortions in other countries)
  • Creates the White House Council on Women and Girls “to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families.” (It says something about a liberal controlled government, which tends to employ more liberal leaning people, that they have to protect females from their policies, eh?)
  • Signed a Presidental Memorandum extending federal benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers and announced support for the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009. (Which could raise insurance rates. I should say, I personally have no problem with extending benefits, though)
  • Reverses U.S. position on LGBT Issues at the UN: At the “Durban Review Conference,” U.S. supports language condemning “all forms of discrimination and all other human rights violations based on sexual orientation.” (The same UN conference which has voted to make criticism of Islam criminal)
  • Signed executive order requiring federal contractors to offer jobs to current workers when contracts change. (no big deal)
  • Reversed a Bush order requiring federal contractors to post notice that workers can limit financial support of unions serving as their exclusive bargaining representatives. (another sop to the unions Dems are beholden too)
  • Signed executive order preventing federal contractors from being reimbursed for expenses meant to influence workers deciding whether to form a union and engage in collective bargaining.
  • Created a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners. (more union sops)
  • Expanded eligibility for the refinancing portion of the Making Home Affordable plan to help Americans struggling with distressed mortgages refinance at lower interest rates, even if they owe up to 25 percent more than their homes are now worth. (most of those people should live in apartments)
  • Established a credit card “bill of rights”. (which will make it harder to get a credit card)
  • Expanded loan programs for small businesses. (but, it is damned near impossible for small businesses to actually get them)
  • Extended and index the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch. (can’t comment, know nothing about this one)
  • Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP). (because every family making up to $85k needs someone else to pay for their health insurance for kids up to 25)
  • Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners. (but, will reduce their medicare/medicaid payments, and make it so doctors become more specialized)
  • Created a new White House task force on the problems of middle-class Americans, and installed Vice President Joe Biden as its chairman. (Sheriff Joe has been doing a hell of a job, eh? Has anyone even heard of this task force?)
  • Appoints Vice President Joe Biden to Oversee Stimulus Plan Payouts. (How’s that going?)
  • Granted a reprieve to Liberian immigrants facing imminent expulsion. (This one is a good thing)
  • Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq. (and holding to the exact same plan Bush had)
  • Allowing Caskets to be photographed when the return from Iraq with family approval. (interesting that, now that Obama is President, the media is now ignoring soldiers who come home in caskets, eh?)
  • Released nine previously secret internal Justice Department memos and opinions defining the legal limits of government power in combating terrorism. (which only told one side of the story, and he has blocked releasing the memo’s that support the other side)
  • On Arab TV Network, Obama Urges Dialogue. (and apologized for America)
  • Gave a speech in Cairo engaging the Muslim and Arab world. (and apologized for America)
  • Bars independent contractors from conducting interrogations of terror suspects. (but, didn’t ban all interrogations)
  • Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba. (Great. Sending more money out of our economy)
  • Ordered the release of nearly a quarter of a million pages of records from the Reagan White House that were kept from the public during a lengthy review by President George W. Bush. (hey, where are Carter’s and Clinton’s papers?)
  • Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program. (and guess where the funding is coming from? If you guessed Porkulus, have a cigar)
  • Released presidential records. (but not his own. I’m still trying to get the records of who was on the flight that scared the bejesus out of Manhattan. Keeps getting shuffled to different divisions)
  • Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions. (more frigging paperwork for business)
  • Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors. (gives yet another group more rights over others)
  • Invites gay families to the Easter Egg Roll as part of the Obama administration’s outreach to diverse communities. (and blew off those who weren’t gay)
  • Created a White House Office on Urban Policy. (how to create more grasshoppers in the hood)
  • Increased funding for the NEA. (because we all need more crosses in jars filled with urine and paintings made of elephant poop)
  • Appointed an assistant to the president for science and technology policy. (John Holdren thinks that population should be held in check, through forced abortions and other means)
  • Funded a major expansion of AmeriCorps. (creating more Obamazombies)
  • Banned lobbyist gifts to executive employees. (then he went and hire a bunch of lobbyists. I should point out, I do not think that most lobbyists are the problem. The politicians are the problem)
  • Investment in all types of alternative energy. (none of which are even within decades of being viable and deployable)
  • Enacted tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars. (meaning more problems with the energy grid)
  • Support for high-speed rail. (in the middle of the New Mexico desert, as a sop to Harry Reid)
  • Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes. (I hope he has encouraged Al Gore, John Edwards, and John Kerry to make their homes more energy efficient)
  • Extended unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits. (apparently, he knew his Porkulus plan would never really create jobs)
  • Created the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers to help auto industry workers transition to new manufacturing opportunities, including jobs in alternative energy. (in other words, how to put the UAW in charge of GM and do away with the profitable car lines)
  • Stopped raids on medical marijuana dispensers. (eh. On this, I could care less. If smoking pot makes a terminally ill person feel OK, fine. However, if ObamaCare passes, pot may be all those folks have left to ease their pain)
  • Nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic to ever serve on the Supreme Court. (interesting how when it was Bush nominating and appointing minorities and women to first time ever positions, it was “yawn” from the left)
  • Appointed more than 60 openly LGBT persons to positions in the executive branch. (but is still against gay marriage)
  • Issues Presidential Proclamation for Pride, proclaiming June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. (Obama’s still against gay marriage)
  • Signed a mercury reduction pact with 140 other nations. (mercury reduction is a good thing. However, funny how he pushes the use of CFLs, which contain, yup, mercury!)
  • Signed the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act to curb wasteful spending by the Pentagon. Intended to price contracts and budgets lower; may potentially save billions of dollars in defense. (getting rid of waste is a good thing, but, notice this is only done for the military, and not agencies and programs Democrats actually like?)
  • Signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, which serves to protect two million acres of land and creates a new system of land conservation for the Bureau of Land Management. (but, is allowing logging in the Tongass National Forest)
  • Phase out government payments to crop producers making more than $500,000 a year and eliminates subsidies for cotton storage to help trim the U.S. budget deficit. (I guess we are all supposed to wear hemp)
  • Cut funding for a proposed U.S. nuclear storage facility at Yucca Mountain. (where are we supposed to store nuclear waste? Oh, I forgot, he wants to do away with nuclear plants, too)
  • Restored Endangered Species Act Provision requiring U.S. agencies consult with independent federal experts to determine if their actions might harm threatened and endangered species. (This was done with an anthropogenic global warming bent)
  • Orders The Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration “to protect and restore the health, heritage, natural resources, and social and economic value of the Nation’s largest estuarine ecosystem and the natural sustainability of its watershed.” (I like this one)
  • Signed the 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act designating two million additional acres of public wilderness areas the highest level of government protection from logging and other forms of commercial use and development. (back to that Tongass National Forest logging issue)
  • Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act which will expedite the search for cures and treatments for millions of Americans living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and many other diseases and disorders. (a sop to those embryonic stem cell researchers who couldn’t get by without federal funds)
  • Established The Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record, a new system for updating medical records of servicemen and women both during and after their military careers. (On the surface, I would say this is good)
  • Established the White House Office of Health Reform (how to hose the nations health care system in 3 easy steps)
  • Created new and stronger safety standards to safeguard the country’s food supply. (increases the cost of food)and
  • Got his daughters a new puppy! (which gave the MSM a month long orgasm)

What is the author, who probably stole it without citation, missing? I notice he or she forgets to mention that fabulous Porkulus. Oh, and the capture of Osama Bin Laden. Didn’t Obama say he would make it a priority to capture him? And, oh, hey, nothing about jobs actually being created, the economy being stimulated, and New Orleans being rebuilt, all as he promised.

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