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Forum Post: This Bernie Sanders crowd shot should make Hillary Clinton a little jittery

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 10, 2015, 12:18 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ
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The photo above is what 19,000 people packed into a basketball arena to hear Vermont socialist/independent Sen. Bernie Sanders looks like. What you don't see are the 9,000 other people who couldn't get into the arena but listened on loudspeakers outside.

That was the crowd that gathered on Sunday in Portland, Ore., to hear Sanders speak -- the largest gathering of a presidential bid that has made its name on its big crowds.

"Portland, you have done it better than anyone else," Sanders said at the speech of his one-hour (!) speech, according to the Oregonian.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/10/this-bernie-sanders-crowd-shot-should-make-hillary-clinton-a-little-jittery/

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

28,000 in Portland - 20,000 in the stadium - 8,000 outside.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?sk=AS3&pq=bernie+sanders+in+portland&sc=8-26&sp=4&sid=0CACA5EC0D664B5CBEEBA30C2A39B068&q=bernie+sanders+in+portland+oregon&qft=+filterui:duration-long&form=R5VR3&first=1#view=detail&mid=C2933214552D053659DEC2933214552D053659DE

And yet when HRC draws 1,000s and 1,000s LESS - MSM and all of the squawking head pundits still refer to her as the democratic front runner.

UnF'n believable - Bernie's got the support but MSM won't recognize the truth.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

another huge crowd last night, I gave "turbo" a recap below you may have seen it before.....

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Presidential-Candidate-Bernie-Sanders-Attend-Los-Angeles-Rally-321293261.html

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

27,000 in LA and yet the squawking heads of MSM still call HRC the frontrunner - what crowds is she gathering?

The people don't want another elitist in office.

This is gonna be an interesting couple of years.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I hear the Hillary camp is releasing "opposition stuff" on Bernie, the media talks about trump all day, Bernie is polling just as high and drawing crowds four times as big as their biggest, I hear it mentioned once and a while but never his message and they never connect the two, I am hopeful but I have been through this before we could have elected Gore when the world approaching the climate crisis now I don't see any way we avoid disaster of course solar is coming on fast so it is a race.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Gotta get past the silence of MSM.

Did you see this? - http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-survey-will-help-occupy-activists-see-if-and-/

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

yes I voted, the MSM is so focused on horse race all they will say if anything about Bernie is the size of his crowds nothing about his message, but it will not matter if he starts winning races and after Iowa and New Hampshire things may change fast, we need debates soon,

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yeah - "it's ALL" - about HRC.

F'n dick-headed wealthy/corporate biased/scripted MSM -

Bernie Sanders Takes Indirect Route to Criticize Hillary Clinton The Wall Street Journal · 3 hours ago

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Roll with a corporate party and get corporate solutions.

Its not a hard paradigm to figure, you just have to remove your ingrained emotions and think.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

good luck with that top down structure

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

They were just talking about how Jeb! drawing 150 in New Hampshire would be pretty good ig Trump weren't down the street pulling in 1200, but they never talk about Bernie when he is pulling tens of thousands it is crap but it will not hold if the people maintain their pressure and insist that Bernie be listened to.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The employers of the scripted MSM squawking heads - are praying that Bernie will just go away - and are doing their best to belittle him.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

this morning, moningjoe did a promo piece for an upcoming Trump event that may draw 35,000 Bernie gets those sort of numbers all the time and they haven't said his name all morning

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Trump is the horrific bloody train wreck - everyone is drawn to look - they know it is ugly - but they just gotta look.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I think MSNBC is pushing Trump a bit butt I don't mind, it would be nice if they gave Bernie half as much attention though, Trump tries for 36,000 gets maybe 25,000 while Bernie plans for 10,000 and 27,000 show up....

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Sounds like trump's crowds are white supremacists. Yeah what a following - insane haters - there is a real claim to fame.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/01/white-supremacists-flock-to-donald-trump-after-he-reveals-himself-as-a-racist-image/

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

i heard trump had a crowd on the radio

candidates may have trouble stealing trumps spot light because he doesn't have one

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

like I always say not all the GOP are klansmen but all klansmen are in the GOP

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Something really stinks about ones party if it's haters they attract.

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[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

why? she has no platform

not that any other candidates do either

isn't the election about issues ?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Don't ask me - Ask the MSM !

and - BTW - Bernie has a very complete and strong platform. Apparently you are not aware.

[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

hint "feel the bern" has no context

why doesn't he promote any issues ?

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Why don't you try out that new thing called Google?

https://berniesanders.com/issues/

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Apparently - You - yes - YOU - need to get your hearing checked as well as your eye sight - so that you will be able to hear and see and understand what you may hear and or see - if you ever do an on-line search for coverage of what Bernie has been saying "quite extensively" for a very long time.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

what does he promote ? one line

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
  1. Demanding that the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share in taxes. As President, Sen. Sanders will stop corporations from shifting their profits and jobs overseas to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. He will create a progressive estate tax on the top 0.3 percent of Americans who inherit more than $3.5 million. He will also enact a tax on Wall Street speculators who caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and life savings.

There's a dozen more on wealth inequality at the link above and ten different topics.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

yes making adjustment to a broken money system

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

maybe someone should occupy the money system, where's it at? Wall Street? we could call it Occupy Wall Street....

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

maybe the money system should be handled by the public

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

nothing gets past you Matt.....you know the public is just a bunch of people, don't you? and most of those people vote for people who do airstrikes are you sure you want those people to control the money system?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

2014 turnout was 36.4 %

congress needs to call a special national election because it does not have a quorum

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

but will they be able to find that "no war" guy you keep talking about? most Americans like airstrikes you should spend a small amount of time explaining why airstrikes are bad, maybe given that we live in a democracy, flawed as it is, you might be able to reduce the number or even stop them, but to just say they occur without expressing an opinion or position is pretty much useless, unless that's what you were going for, useless....

of course if your numbers are correct the near 65% that don't bother to show up either agree with what's happening or care so little they can't be bothered to make a choice.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Stop being determinedly dumb - there are plenty of articles and videos that have been posted to this forum. Check em out - and see if you can get a little education for your self. Because currently - your position - is to say the LEAST - ignorant. And I have got to believe that it is intentional on your part!

[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

does he favor anything you favor ?

should not a leader project enough of a idea to lead

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Stop being a sad sack and check out Bernie for yourself = https://berniesanders.com/

Then tell me what you have a problem with - you will even have a reference that you can copy and paste from to express fully - that which you find problematical.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

learn to write

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

learn to read

[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Ended the Iraq War.

liar, US war acts continue

"we need to focus more heavily on diplomatic alternatives to war."

we need to stop making excuses and stop air strike

we need to stop the distribution of weapons from the US around the world

Al Qaeda

from what I can tell,

that's the name of the weapons distributors the US supplies

our armed forces returning home with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

sure , but you should seen what the other guy looked like

Iran hasn't been at war since the US funded Saddam Huisan Iraq to attack it

The war in Iraq, which I opposed,

really, were you a leader at that time ?

because I heard nothing about it when I had to quit my navy job

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Are you tripping mat? Is that why you "had" to leave the Navy? Did you receive permanent brain damage while you served in the Navy? Are you receiving adequate care through the VA?

I ask - because - seriously mat - many of your comments are floating way out there in the damaged ozone layer - and many float totally in outer space.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

I had to leave because I was obliviously a politically motivated war

that the US was blatantly ignoring what the UN had said

"Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction "

the war had nothing to do with national defense and in fact just created death and misery

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

i was naive when I was working for the DOD

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Do you know the last time we weren't at war or dropping bombs?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

18 airstrike by New World Terror Order today august 17

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

OK - well you should get those other issues of yours looked at by proper medical services.

[-] -1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

gotta doubt propaganda about people asking to be attacked

an english masked beheader once posed as ISIS to shock the public into accepting daily US air strikes

[-] -1 points by grapes (4989) 2 years ago

Both Hans Blix and Scott Ritter working for the U.N. pushed the case for no Iraq War hard. They knew better because they were doing the weapons inspections in Iraq.

However, there was bad blood between Saddam Hussein and the Bush family. For many years, Saddam mocked George H.W. Bush as a one-term loser President in spite of winning the First Gulf War in 1991 and even tried assassinating H.W. W. Bush took advantage of 9/11/2001 attack as a pretext for war.

Saddam did create the impression that he was creating WMDs by the cat-and-mouse game he was playing with the U.N. weapons inspectors so one could say that he was begging for an attack. He hanged around his power while mocking H.W. having been fired by the 1992 U.S. election so Saddam eventually realized his superiority to democracy by getting hanged on a noose by his own people.

[-] 0 points by grapes (4989) 2 years ago

Give Matt a break, will you? How can the U.S. stop the airstrikes (and still accomplish its objectives)?

I can imagine how the foreign populations must have viewed U.S. occupation forces, not to mention the drones flying above dropping bombs. I got more than enough of U.S. fools driving humongous black humvees blaring 110dB horns flying the U.S. flag. Baghdad's Green Zone convoys may very well have been spearheaded by fools like these.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[-] -2 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

You better believe they are getting jitters, look at all those people hording right back to the Democrats after 8 years of slobbering to Wall St, nonstop war and banker theft.

Basically 08 all over again.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

what's the matter turbo, too many facts?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

He Improved the Economy, Preventing a Bush Depression

  1. Pushed through and signed the Democratic-sponsored American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package.” The bill passed, even though only three Republicans voted for it. In a major departure from the previous administration, he launched recovery.gov, a website that allows taxpayers to track spending from the Act. http://1.usa.gov/... http://1.usa.gov/...

  2. The Bush-led Great Recession was costing the economy nearly 800,000 jobs per month by the time President Obama took office. But by the end of his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economyby 3.5%. http://reut.rs/...

  3. Not only did he completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, he also leaned on the banks and others, and recovered virtually all of the bail-out money. http://1.usa.gov/... http://bit.ly/...

  4. He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan. http://1.usa.gov/...

  5. Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. http://bit.ly/...

  6. Along with Democrats, and almost no Republicans, implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. http://bit.ly/... Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. http://bit.ly/... This resulted in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world. http://lat.ms/... Willard Romney, on the other hand, advocated for the entire industry to go belly-up. http://nyti.ms/...

  7. Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency. http://bit.ly/...

  8. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system, and create a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown. http://abcn.ws/...

  9. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices. http://1.usa.gov/...

  10. Increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect. http://bit.ly/...

  11. Signed the Democratic-sponsored and passed Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market. http://bit.ly/...

  12. Through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  13. Initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses. http://1.usa.gov/...

  14. Created business.gov, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with SBA.gov.) http://www.business.gov

  15. Played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. http://nyti.ms/...

  16. Took steps to improve minority access to capital. http://bit.ly/...

  17. Signed an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to review all federal regulations and remove any unnecessary and/or burdensome regulations from the books. http://1.usa.gov/...

  18. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost. http://1.usa.gov/...

  19. Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby cutting ties between energy companies and the government. http://nyti.ms/...

  20. Along with Congressional Democrats, provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession. http://bit.ly/...

  21. Used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. http://on.msnbc.com/...

  22. Crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. http://bit.ly/...

He Fostered Greater Transparency and Better Government, After the Excesses of the Bush Years

  1. Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years, and put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House. http://nyti.ms/...

  3. Held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Became the first to stream every White House event, live. http://1.usa.gov/...

  5. Established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities. http://www.serve.gov

  6. Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history. http://1.usa.gov/...

  7. Issued an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. Provides the public with greater access to historic White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them. http://1.usa.gov/...

  8. Improved aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent when processing FOIA requests. http://1.usa.gov/...

Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection

  1. Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money. http://huff.to/...

  2. Along with Congressional Democrats, pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  3. Through Dodd-Frank legislation, created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://1.usa.gov/...

  4. Through Dodd-Frank, the Executive Branch fashioned rules that reduce the influence of speculators in the oil market. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Fashioned rules so that banks can no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers' interests. http://bit.ly/...

  6. Supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation. http://bit.ly/...

  7. Endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  8. Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks that now permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Signed the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, which closed many of the loopholes that allowed companies to send jobs overseas, and avoid paying US taxes by moving money offshore. http://1.usa.gov/...

  10. Established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses. http://bit.ly/...

  11. Oversaw and then signed a Democratic bill constituting the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression. http://thedc.com/...

  12. Through the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extended the False Claims Act to combat fraud by companies and individuals usingmoney from the TARP and Stimulus programs. http://bit.ly/...

He Ushered Through Many Changes That Enhanced Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination

  1. Along with Congressional Democrats, advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie in order to be eligible to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  3. Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. http://1.usa.gov/...

  4. Appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Appointed first openly transgender Cabinet Official in History. http://bit.ly/...

  6. Changed HUD rules to prohibit gender and sexual orientation-based discrimination in housing bit.ly/9RxEnP

  7. Changed his mind and publicly expressed support for the right to enter into a same-sex marriage. http://bit.ly/...

  8. Issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other. http://1.usa.gov/...

  9. Wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families. http://bit.ly/... http://1.usa.gov/...

  10. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill. http://bit.ly/...

  11. Expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act. http://1.usa.gov/...

  12. Under his guidance, National Labor Relations Board issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees' rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including websites and intranets, beginning November 2011. http://1.usa.gov/...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
  1. Advocated that United Nations adopt a policy supporting gay rights worldwide. http://lat.ms/...

  2. Issued an order requiring hospitals to allow visitation by same-sex couples. reut.rs/llNJek

  3. Appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. http://1.usa.gov/...

  4. Helped Democrats in Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act. http://bit.ly/...

He Made Major Improvements in Foreign Relations and American Status Around the World

  1. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office. http://bit.ly/...

  2. As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration. http://nyti.ms/...

  3. Helped to restore America's reputation around the world as a global leader that does the "right thing" in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the world. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  4. Re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues. http://1.usa.gov/...

  5. Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/...

  6. Improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys. http://1.usa.gov/...

  7. Pushed for military to emphasize devlopment of foreign language skills. http://bit.ly/...

  8. Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program, and thus avoid another war that Republicans wanted. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Worked with Democratic Congress to make donations to Haiti tax deductible in 2009. http://huff.to/...

  11. Established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. http://1.usa.gov/...

  12. Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia. http://1.usa.gov/...

  13. Established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them. http://n.pr/... http://nyti.ms/...

  14. Ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and, unfortunately, progressive Democrats) who prevented follow through. http://bit.ly/...

  15. Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called "enhanced interrogation." He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual. http://bit.ly/...

  16. Ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed. http://bbc.in/...

  17. Released the Bush torture memos. http://bit.ly/...

  18. On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention. http://1.usa.gov/... http://nyti.ms/...

  19. In response to the emerging "Arab Spring," he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them. http://bit.ly/...

  20. Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program. http://1.usa.gov/...

  21. Ended the Iraq War. http://tgr.ph/...

  22. Authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates. http://bit.ly/...

He Took a More Realistic Approach to “Defense”

  1. Created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat. http://1.usa.gov/...

  2. Authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010. http://1.usa.gov/...

  3. Restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush. http://lat.ms/...

  4. Signed and pushed through ratification a new SALT Treaty. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021. http://1.usa.gov/...

  6. Through the Defense Authorization Act, reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq. http://bit.ly/...

  7. Developed first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan. http://wapo.st/...

  8. Returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops from the country. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Negotiated a deal with Afghan govenment, to withdraw troops and military support, while assisting in rebuilding and modernizing of the country. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world. http://yhoo.it/...

  11. Negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India. http://1.usa.gov/...

  12. Took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate. http://aje.me/...

His Administration Treated Soldiers and Veterans with Respect That Was Missing Previously

  1. Along with Congressional Democrats, not only reauthorized families of fallen soldiers to be able to visit when the body arrives at Dover AFB, but also provided funding for it. Ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers. http://nyti.ms/... http://bbc.in/...

  2. Funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services. http://1.usa.gov/...

  3. Provided active combat troops with better body armor. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Created Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care. http://1.usa.gov/...

  5. Put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one.) http://nyti.ms/...

  6. Along with Congressional Democrats, supported and signed Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans. http://1.usa.gov/...

  7. Along with Congressional Democrats, ushered through largest spending increase in 30 years for Department of Veterans Affairs, with money to go to improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities. http://1.usa.gov/...

  8. Created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Initiated and signed a recruitment and employment plan to get more veterans into government jobs. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals. http://bit.ly/...

  11. Signed the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, which ensures that spouses of military personnel who are forced to move because their spouse is posted for military duty will be able to avoid state taxes in their temporary residence. http://bit.ly/...

He Refocused the Federal Government on Education

  1. Repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  2. Reformed student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate. http://nyti.ms/...

  3. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. http://1.usa.gov/...

  4. Created the Race to the Top program, which encouraged states to come up with effective school reforms and rewards the best of them. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Oversaw major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide http://bit.ly/... ,

  6. Oversaw major expansion in school construction. http://bit.ly/...

  7. Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start. http://1.usa.gov/...

  8. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0 http://bit.ly/...

  9. Oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low income students to go to college. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Along with Democratic Congress, passed and signed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds. http://1.usa.gov/...

He Pushed Through Improvements in National Safety and Security

  1. Restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural disasters successfully. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast. http://nyti.ms/...

  3. Has repeatedly beefed up border security http://bit.ly/...

  4. Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/...

Science, Technology and Health Care

  1. Created a Presidential Memorandum to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making. http://1.usa.gov/...
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Ended the Iraq War.

liar, US war acts continue

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

war acts are happening in Ferguson too, you are the liar when you say voting doesn't matter, it matters a lot, your lies gave us the Iraq War and all that W Bush did

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

never said voting does not matter

one may interpolate that when

I'll say the choices are rigged by established parties

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

gravity riggs the world, it don't mean I don't get up and walk around

did you see this?

https://occupywallst.org/forum/sanders-make-election-day-a-holiday/

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
  1. Opened up process for fast-tracking patent approval for green energy projects. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Eliminated Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, and provided increased federal support for biomedical and stem cell research. http://bit.ly/... http://ti.me/...

  3. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, committed more federal funding, about $18 billion, to support non-defense science and research labs. http://nyti.ms/...

  4. Signed Democratic-sponsored Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first comprehensive attempt to improve the lives of Americans living with paralysis. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income expectant mothers and their families, to cover more first-time mothers. http://bit.ly/...

  6. Obama EPA reveresed research ethics standards which allowed humands to be used as "guinea pigs" in tests of the effects of chemicals, to comply with numerous codes of medical ethics. http://bit.ly/...

  7. Conducted a cyberspace policy review. http://1.usa.gov/...

  8. Provided financial support for private sector space programs. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Oversaw enhanced earth mapping, to provide valuable data for agricultural, educational, scientific, and government use. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Along with Democrats in Congress, ushered through and signed a bill authorizing FDA to regulate tobacco. http://on.msnbc.com/... As a result, the FDA has Ordered Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients and banned sale of cigarettes falsely labeled as “light.”

  11. Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs. http://bit.ly/...

  12. Increased funding for community-based prevention programs. http://bit.ly/...

  13. Oversaw a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors. http://bit.ly/... http://1.usa.gov/...

  14. Eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/...

  15. Two weeks after taking office, signed Democratic-sponsored Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which increased the number of children covered by health insurance by 4 million. http://bit.ly/...

  16. Urged Congress to investigate Anthem Blue Cross for raising premiums 39% without explanation. Democratic Rep. Waxman responded by launching a probe, and Anthem Blue Cross put increase on hold for two months. http://yhoo.it/...

  17. Ushered through and signed Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to at least 30 million more people, ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental to those with coverage. He also established healthcare.gov, so that taxpayers could keep up with developments. http://www.healthcare.gov/

  18. Through ACA, allowed children to be covered under their parents’ policy until they turned 26. http://nyti.ms/...

  19. Through the ACA, provided tax breaks to allow 3.5 million small business to provide health insurance to their employees, and 29 million people will receive tax breaks to help them afford health insurance. http://nyti.ms/...

  20. Through the ACA, expanded Medicaid to those making up to 133% of the federal poverty level. http://nyti.ms/...

  21. Through the ACA, health insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes to pay for patient care. http://nyti.ms/...

  22. Provisions in theACAhave already resulted in Medicare costs actually declining slightly this fiscal year, for the first time in many years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The increase in 2011 was 4%, which is very low compared to the average 12% annual inflation rate during previous 40 years. http://1.usa.gov/...

He Took Steps to Strengthen the Middle Class and Families, and to Fight Poverty

  1. Worked to provide affordable, high-quality child care to working families. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee classification of independent contractor. http://nyti.ms/...

  3. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , cut taxes for 95% of America's working families. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Tax rates for average working families are the lowest since 1950. http://bit.ly/...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
  1. Tax rates for average working families are the lowest since 1950. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years. http://bit.ly/...

  3. Extended discounted COBRA health coverage for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months, and he’s extended unemployment benefits several times. http://aol.it/... http://nyti.ms/... http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  4. Provided a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps). http://nyti.ms/...

  5. Signed an Executive Order that established the White House Office of Urban Affairs. http://wapo.st/...

He Took Concrete Steps to Improve Our Environment and Address Our Energy Needs

  1. Fast-tracked regulations to allow states to enact fuel efficiency standards that exceeded federal standards. http://nyti.ms/...

  2. Fast-tracked increased fuel economy standards for vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. It was the first time such standards had been increased in a decade. http://politi.co/...

  3. Oversaw establishment of an Energy Partnership for the Americas, to create more markets for American-made biofuels and green energy technologies. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Obama EPA reversed a Bush-era decision to allow the largest mountaintop removal project in US history. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Ordered the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances. http://1.usa.gov/...

  6. Ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/... (As you can see, Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)

  7. Oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers. http://bit.ly/...

  8. Bypassed Republican opposition in Congress and ordered EPA to begin regulating and measuring carbon emissions. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Obama EPA ruled that CO2 is a pollutant. http://bit.ly/...

  10. Oversaw doubling federal spending on clean energy research. http://bit.ly/...

  11. Pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars. http://bit.ly/...

  12. Created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. http://1.usa.gov/...

  13. Reengaged in the climate change and greenhouse gas emissions agreements talks, and proposed one himself. He also addressed the U.N. Climate Change Conference, officially reversing the Bush era stance that climate change was a “hoax.” http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/... http://nyti.ms/...

  14. Fully supported the initial phase of the creation of a legally-binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions worldwide. http://bit.ly/...

  15. Required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption. http://bit.ly/...

  16. Following the neglect of Bush’s eight year reign, he reengaged in a number of treaties and agreements designed to protect the Antarctic. http://bit.ly/...

  17. Created tax write-offs for purchases of hybrid automobiles, and later he and Democrats morphed that program into one that includes electric cars. http://bit.ly/...

  18. Mandated that federal government fleet purchases be for fuel-efficient American vehicles, and encouraged that federal agencies support experimental, fuel-efficient vehicles. http://bit.ly/... http://1.usa.gov/... http://1.usa.gov/...

  19. Oversaw and pushed through amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://1.usa.gov/...

  20. Actively tried to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to eliminate the liability limits for those companies responsible for large oil spills. http://nyti.ms/...

  21. Initiated Criminal and Civil inquiries into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://nyti.ms/...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
  1. Through his EPA, he asserted federal legal supremacy, and barred Texas from authorizing new refinery permits on its own. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Strengthened the Endangered Species Act. http://bit.ly/...

  3. Obama EPA improved boiler safety standards to improve air quality, and save 6500 lives per year. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Through the EPA, attemped to take steps to severely limit the use of antibiotics in livestock feed, to increase their efficacy in humans. http://bit.ly/...

  5. Increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10% http://bit.ly/...

  6. Announced greatly improved commercial fuel efficiency standards. http://1.usa.gov/...

  7. Announced a huge increase in average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg in 2010 to 35.5mpg starting in 2016 and 54.5 starting in 2025 http://1.usa.gov/...

But That's Not All...

  1. Expanded trade agreements to include stricter labor and environmental agreements such as NAFTA. http://bit.ly/...

  2. Oversaw funding of the design of a new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015. He protected the funding during the recent budget negotiations. http://on.fb.me/... http://bit.ly/...

  3. Oversaw and passed increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. http://bit.ly/...

  4. Nominated Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice in the court’s history, and the women represent only the third and fourth women to serve on the court, out of a total of 112 justices. http://huff.to/... http://bit.ly/...

  5. Appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president. http://bit.ly/...

  6. Eliminated federal funding for abstinence-only education, and rescinded the global gag rule. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  7. Loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference. http://huff.to/...

  8. Signed national service legislation, increasing funding for national service groups, including triple the size of the Americorps program. http://bit.ly/...

  9. Signed an Executive Order that will speed up deployment of a more comprehensive broadband infrastructure. http://1.usa.gov/...

  10. Signed an Executive Order creating jobs immediately by instructing them to reduce the time needed for review and permitting of infrastructure projects. http://1.usa.gov/...

  11. Signed a bill that provided $4.3 billion in additional assistance to 9/11 first reponders. http://bit.ly/...

And Did You Know?

  1. Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/...
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

If you're one of those people who thinks President Obama is a "disappointment," condolences for not getting your unicorn. And it's time to grow up, get over it. We have four months to go before an election that will feature more political ads than you have ever seen before in your life. We're not just having to beat Willard Romney; we also have to beat Citizens United. There will be TWO choices for president. You can either work for Obama and every other Democrat (yes, including Blue Dogs), or you can sit back and watch Willard Romney complete the job of taking apart the social fabric of the country that was begun by Ronald Reagan.
What makes the "disappointment" argument even more irritating is that it's simply not true. He's done nearly everything we elect a president to do, and he dd it all with little support from the left, and massive obstruction from the right. .

Is he perfect? No, he's human. Does he deserve some criticism? At this point, it really doesn't matter.

What does matter is that this president has compiled a STELLAR record. If you can look at this list of the president's accomplishments after three years, and not be excited, you have a serious problem with perspective.

Pass this list around to everyone you know. And don't be afraid; unlike many such lists, every item includes a link to a citation supporting it.

He Returned The Executive Branch To Fiscal Responsibility After the Bush Debacle

  1. Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/...

  2. Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/...

  3. On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/...

  4. He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov

  5. He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems. To that end, he also signed the Democratic-sponsored Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which attempted to put a stop to waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/... http://bit.ly/...

  6. Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/...

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse

contract should be publicly transparent

in fact, all government funding should be public

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

it is, but it is also very long, audits help to sort it out

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

we could stop dropping bombs today

making bombs is the reason bombs are dropped

violence would significantly dropped if the US stop producing and distributing weapons

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

we could all hold hands and sing "give the world a coke" too

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

a politician could question the action of the DOD

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

you should really check out this new thing called Google it's really cool,

http://gui.afsc.org/birddog/bernie-sanders-calls-out-defense-contractors-and-lobbyists

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

sanators allow 10 to 40 airstrikes happen daily

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

When did they make Sanders King?

Remember your part, you allow the airstrikes when you allowed W Bush to win which led to the Iraq war which led to the airstrikes, so remember you allow the airstrikes.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You could question the action of the DOD - instead you just sit here and piss and moan.