For The Record: Here’s What Obama Has Done


2016: Obama’s America is a conservative glimpse at the alleged horror of the Obama Presidency, looking ahead to what shambles America will supposedly be in if he’s reelected.

And people are lining up to see it!

The film made over six million last week–practically the same amount as the Joseph Gordon-Levitt bicycling movie, which was on twice as many screens!

Clearly, the film is tapping into the “Obama hasn’t done anything good” mentality, which is paving the way for complete lose-oids to step in and muck things up much worse.

But fortunately, a counter-argument is brewing.

Said one commenter on the gay gossip site

“He ended DADT, caught Bin Laden, ended a war, and voiced his support for my marriage. Best. President. Ever.”

Offered another:

“He saved this country from a depression, saved the US Auto Industry, got DADT repealed, passed the Lilly Ledbetter fair-pay act, got tens of millions of people covered by health insurance, got rid of pre-existing conditions, and got Bin Laden.

“He got the middle-man banks out of the Student Loan process saving billions, and prevented student loan interest rates from doubling.

“He’s overseen a dramatic increase in domestic energy production and a lowering of our dependence on foreign oil, and has raised fuel efficiency standards.

“He’s invested in infrastructure projects all acrossed the country (badly needed work, most of it) and in research and development of sustainable fuels.

“He got a Consumer Protection Agency up and running over some of the stiffest opposition ever, and appointed two very good Supreme Court Justices.

“Where the fuck does this ‘Obama hasn’t done anything crap come from?!?”

I don’t know, but let’s do our own documentary.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 28, 2012

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