I listen to Hate Radio occasionally (Hannity, Rush, Mark Levine) just to see what they’re saying (hey conservatives, maybe you should try monitoring the other side occasionally). Hannity is dumber than a bag of hammers, but that’s another thread.
Anyway, I’ve been hearing this on the radio a lot: “Obama can’t run on his record!”
Which is weird, because I’m on the Obama mailing list, and they just sent me a poster specifically detailing Obama’s record. A POSTER. Which says to me that his record is going to be a big part of his campaign in November. I don’t know where Hate Radio comes up with these sound bites, but they are way off on this one.
Conservatives like to imagine that everybody hates Obamacare, but the more people know about it, the more they like it. The more the benefits kick in, the more people understand the positive side. Sorta like Medicare and Social Security… people absolutely LOVE those programs. You can expect Obama to run directly against the Ryan budget (the Granny Starver budget). I can guarantee that the Ryan plan is essentially DOA, and nobody mainstream is going to think it’s viable by the end of the year.
Anyway, Obama’s bragging on this, on his promo material. You guys can argue your opinion that these aren’t positive accomplishments, but he is most definitely running on his record. Anybody in the media who claims otherwise is either stupid, or lying.
1/29/09 - Equal Pay for Equal Work (Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act)
3/30/09 - Saving the U.S. Auto Industry
5/22/09 - Credit Card Reform
10/28/09 - Hate Crimes Prevention Act
3/23/10 - Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
3/30/10 - Student Loan Reform
7/21/10 - Wall Street Reform
12/17/10 - Middle Class Tax Cuts
12/22/10 - Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
7/29/11 - Raising Fuel Efficiency Standards
12/18/11 - Ending the War in Iraq
Hey, he forgot to put “Killing Osama Bin Laden”… maybe he’s saving that for later.