from ‘homophobe’ to the repeal of dadt…..plus all the other kept promises

“I don’t think there’s a single Democrat out there, who if they looked at where we started when I came into office and look at where we are now, would say that somehow we have not moved in the direction that I promised. Take a tally. Look at what I promised during the campaign. There’s not a single thing that I’ve said that I would do that I have not either done or tried to do. And if I haven’t gotten it done yet, I’m still trying to do it.

President Barack Obama, December 7, 2010

Some day, maybe, people will take him at his word.

18 Responses to “from ‘homophobe’ to the repeal of dadt…..plus all the other kept promises”

  1. 1 Tally
    December 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    OMG. The POTUS said my NAME!!!!


  2. December 18, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just cracked me up!!!!!

  3. December 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Here is a great back story from someone on President Obama’s staff, I loved it and wanted to share.

    Today, I had one of those “once in a lifetime” moments. As I sat in the Senate Gallery with my bosses, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Tina Tchen, I saw history being made as the US Senate voted 65 to 31 to pass the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. I am proud of the many leaders in Congress and all those who have worked to put an end to DADT. And I’m proud of the President for his leadership on this issue. It has been a long time getting here and it has been a struggle – but as the President has said many times, “Change isn’t easy.” But today we took a huge step forward to set right a wrong……

    The rest of the story is at whitehouse.gov

    • 5 theo67
      December 19, 2010 at 4:04 am

      Thanks for sharing this – I need to check out the blog on whitehouse.gov more often. Lots of good info there! It’s nice to know that the people in the middle of all the action get goosebumps over these great accomplishments, too.

  4. 6 sduncan
    December 18, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I had a moment during the campaign when the Rev. Wright boohaha occured and I listen to what the then Sen. Obama said. I realized that I had to trust him and believe that he knew what to do. I put all of my faith in knowing he was the one who could lead this country back to health. Every issue since then has been a battle but he has always found a calm and thoughtful solution to the crisis. I know he is not going to be able to do everything he wants to achieve but he has already done much more than I expected. He is my President and I will stand behind him and I will continue to do everything possible to deliver my state to him in 2012 one voter at a time.

    • 7 DreamChaser57
      December 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      I wholeheartedly agree with you! I knew Obama was different as a candidate because I felt drawn to support his campaign. I genuinely felt that he needed my help and welcomed it. Too many times in this country candidates win elections with corporate money, and allow them to shape their agenda. Obama has engaged the people in what may be an unprecedented way. He has reminded everyone that the people are the true stakeholders in the elections.

  5. 8 CR
    December 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Sadly I think that some “LiberalTeaBaggers” who will never acknowledge POTUS in a good light just like the RightWingTeaBaggers wont.

    But WE know what a good, hard working, dedicated, sincere, fair and intelligent man he is.

  6. 9 Chi
    December 19, 2010 at 8:08 am

    An absolutely phenomenal President…
    May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard and defend President Obama…

  7. 12 CR
    December 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Thank goodness that DADT is dead! One step closer for equality for our LGBT brothers and sisters!

    The Senate is expected to hold additional votes today on the START Treaty beginning at 12p.m. EST

  8. 13 ber6964
    December 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    He continues to lead, not in the way that may progressives would have him lead but he leads with all the people in mind even those that appose him! I as a mere human applaud his tenaciousness!

  9. 14 S. Holland
    December 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Far too many on the professional left……..as they call themselves……will never ever be happy with anything that he does…….worse than 2 year old children because their demands can never be met..simply because they will always find a reason to do nothing but complain.about the time it took, didn’t do enough they feel, it’s endless with them…if every demand was answered at their speed, it would never be enough……..like children, they feel they are the only people here who’s demands must be met…………….soooooo tiring…..

  10. 15 CR
    December 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    START did not pass this time (only had 33 yeas)

    Sen Reid just said that the Senate will hold a closed session tomorrow to further discuss the START treaty, the 9/11 First Responders, etc starting at 10am

  11. 16 makesense4tulips
    December 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    The 33 yeas was not enough for the ammendment. the nahs is what we needed to stop the Gop from adding amendment that will make us have to renegotiate with Russia. So the yeas was republicans trying to obstruct. The nays was the democrats and some republicans not letting the ammendment move so we don’t have to re negotiate.

  12. 17 Anonymous
    December 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I absolutely take him at his word.

  13. 18 Kat 4 Obama
    December 20, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I absolutely take him at his word.

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