This is a list of achievements of President Obama that a friend emailed to me last December. (And of course there have been more in the past several months.) I have decided to share it with Democracy in Action in the interest of having a balanced blog.
We are all well aware of the President's shortcomings. We are disappointed that he has not stood up much more forcefully to the Republicans (although my personal view is that this may prove to be a shrewd political strategy). But we need to remind ourselves of the positives as well as the negatives.
I have had it! My liberal friends accuse me of being a turncoat. I am passionately warned that if I continue to criticize this President, I could put his re-election in jeopardy. Hell, I might even be responsible for causing our country to elect a Rick Perry, or a Michelle Bachmann, people who don't believe evolution occured (in their case, this actually may be true) . Rick and Michelle proudly reject climate change as an intellectual anti-business hoax. Wouldn't if be fun to set them adrift on a shrinking ice flow?