Having declared myself a Democratic Warrior, having put this commentary in it's proper partisan perspective, let me give you 10 of my favorite long term 2014 highlights of our President’s work ~
(Please note: This ^^^ is not news, nor is the article I am attaching here ~ but we need to remember that the nullification of President Obama was/is a GOP political strategy implemented at the expense of us.)
Also, please note, every accomplishment I've highlighted is labeled "A Foundation of and/or for ..." and that is because that is exactly what this President has been doing, primarily under the radar of those who do not follow him.
The GOP came a whisper away from completely destroying our economy AND our institutions AND our forward movement, leaving this President to, in his words, "Rescue, Rebuild and Reinvest." As a result much of his long term work has been in those three R's AND in positioning us for the 21st Century.
Let's do it...
One, A Foundation of Affordable Care re the Affordable Care Act
Two, A Foundation of Finance Reform re the Dodd-Frank Act
Three, A Foundation for the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Four, A Foundation for reforming the Student Loan System
Five, A Foundation for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Seven, A Foundation for reforming 20th Century thinking re policing
Eight, A Foundation for a pro-U.S. Government court system re federal judges confirmed
Nine, A small cog in the wheel of the Obama Doctrine foundation, which sees more peace and prosperity in strong national economies than in war: Ex-Im Bank
Ten, A small cog in the wheel of the Obama Doctrine foundation, which sees more peace and prosperity in strong national economies than in war II: U.S. Cuba Relationship
Of course, that only touches on the domestic work of this President and, frankly, it barely touches on the Obama Doctrine ~ being ably implemented by former SOS Hillary Clinton in the President's first term and current SOS John Kerry in his second term. More on that later…
( *** A shout out to the media outlets linked to my list: The Huffington Post, VOX, The New York Times and, of course to my primary source of information: The White House! )