Barack Obama is a bold, courageous president who has addressed the huge issues facing the American people. He came into the White House in January 2009 under the worst political and economic conditions since the Great Depression—two wars, the loss of 750,000 jobs a month, Wall Street on the verge of collapse, and an inherited trillion-dollar deficit.
In his first two years in office, President Obama secured major legislative victories, the likes of which have not been seen since President Lyndon Johnson. In his first two years, he successfully enacted the Recovery Act, which created more than 3 million jobs and saved two of the Big 3 automakers. He passed education reform with Race to the Top and invested in our infrastructure.
The President passed health care reform, overhauled the financial sector to help protect consumers, repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and secured a New START Treaty. The President ended the war in Iraq, helped allies overthrow a dictator in Libya, expanded SCHIP—the child's health insurance program—to include 4 million new kids, and he put two women on the Supreme Court who we can all be proud of.
The miracle is that he accomplished these legislative successes with either little or no help from the Republican Party, the party that put us on the brink in the first place. It's been difficult to move legislation throughout the Republican-led House, but his accomplishments in the first three years of his administration more than exceed the records of presidents who have served longer terms. What President Barack Obama has done in his first term deserves to be rewarded—with a second term.
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