HOUSTON, May 25, 2012 — If the average person were to just watch Fox News or read the far right publications, he or she would probably be convinced of the evil labels and false accusations bestowed upon President Obama.
But if you were to actually look at his history and policies, you would see that Obama is truly a president for the people.
Under President Obama’s leadership 3.7 million new private-sector jobs have been created, the Iraq War has ended, economists from both sides of the aisle agree we avoided another Great Depression, Osama Bin Laden has been eliminated, the US auto industry has been turned around, and we have seen the repeal of “Don’t ask don’t tell.”
He has increased support of veterans by signing a new GI bill, offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans, has invested $90 billion in renewable technology, has assisted in the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, has slated the combat mission in Afghanistan to end in a year, and the list still goes on.
Yet despite his accomplishments, the far right has labeled him a Nazi, the antichrist, a socialist, and let’s not forget the racist antics of the birthers movement. No other president has had to deal with the scrutiny that Obama has been under.
Although he has proven he is a natural born US citizen, many extremists still want more proof.
Many Americans are still struggling, but there has been improvement: 4.25 million private sector jobs have been added over the last 26 months, 489,000 manufacturing jobs have been added since 2010, and over one million jobs were saved thanks to the auto rescue program.
President Obama promised us change, which doesn’t happen overnight, but change he has delivered and will continue to do so.
Some people are afraid of change, yet anything great that has ever happened only occurred because of change. African Americans gained their civil rights because of change; women achieved their full civil rights because of change; the Iraq war ended because of change. Change is necessary unless we want to become a dinosaur and go extinct.
We are the only industrialized country without universal health care, but so many people are still afraid of that change. We are supposed to be a country free from religious oppression, yet the religious right wants to take away women’s rights and prevent homosexual and lesbians from having them.
We live in a modern society, yet many citizens don’t feel that way since the Right wants to intrude on their rights. Obama not only repealed “Don’t ask, don’t tell” but recently, perhaps due to a Vice President Joe Biden’s gaff, the President has come out in support of gay marriage. The Obama administration has protected birth control access for women and expanded health care coverage for children.
President Obama has accomplished all of these remarkable changes, even with a Republican House of Representatives, which rarely tries to work with him, if at all, even though Obama has reached across the aisle many times, even to the annoyance of his own party.
During this election cycle there is only one candidate who can continue to give us the change we need to grow as a country in a modern time. There is only one candidate who has openly declared his stance on supporting gay marriage. There is only one candidate who can continue to lead this country back to greatness. That candidate is the people’s president, President Barack Obama.
Carter Lee is the author of, When Jonathan Cried for Me, President of Innovative Social Dynamics LLC., is a professional speaker, and is the co-host of Really Genius Radio. To learn more about his media appearances, radio show, book, or to schedule an appearance or speaking engagement visit www.innovativesocialdynamics.com
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