Friday, September 16, 2011

OP-ED: They'll Miss Him When He's Gone!!!

They'll Miss President Obama When He's Gone

If you're a progressive, and someone told you three years ago that after the nation elected its first black president, he'd enact universal health coverage, triple the number of women on the Supreme Court, do away with Bill Clinton's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, end major combat operations in Iraq, rescue the U.S. auto industry and declare an end to torture at Guantánamo Bay -- even if he couldn't shut the place down -- that's a deal you would have taken.
If you're a conservative, and someone told you three years ago that eight weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, Obama would be elected and then enact Mitt Romney's health coverage plan, make lemonade out of the hated TARP bailout, implement a payroll tax holiday, extend the Bush-era tax cuts and nurse the Dow Jones industrial average back from the 7,000s to the 12,000s -- all on the way to killing Osama bin Laden -- that's a deal that you would have taken.
If you're one of those wishy-washy, fence-straddling moderates (also known as everyone else in America), and you'd been told three years ago that at the apex of his presidency, Obama would stand still for a political kneecapping over raising the debt ceiling -- something Congress did for Ronald Reagan 18 times -- so that you could go out tomorrow and still find yourself a low-interest car, home or student loan if you needed one, that's a deal you would have taken, too.

From:  The Root.Com

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