On January 20, 2009 America inaugurated its first African American president ever, Barrack Obama. Obama is the 44th president of the United States. He was formerly a senator for Illinois and is a democrat. Some people dislike Obama which is acceptable. However, Obama- haters must acknowledge his proficiency regardless of their opinions because ofhis success in the economy, positive response to opposition, accomplishments off-shore, reforms in education, and his support of the disadvantaged.
First of all, those who oppose Obama need to realize that, contrary to popular opinion, Barrack Obama’s actions as president benefited the state of the economy. It is true that America’s debt is in the trillions, but Obama is not responsible for this. In fact, he actually significantly lowered the deficit in his first year. A press release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury reveals, “Year-end data from the September 2010 Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government show that the deficit for FY 2010 was $1.294 trillion, $122 billion or nine percent less than in FY 2009” (U.S. Department of the Treasury). Simply put, Obama lowered the deficit by 9% in his first year. Obama’s opposition should accept that he has made notable advancements in America’s current economy.
In the same way people who dislike Obama need to recognize that he has maintained a positive and productive demeanor despite the opposing party’s disagreements with him throughout his presidency. Obama delivered a speech at the House Republican retreat in Baltimore in 2010. While addressing the republicans, he said, “1 want you to stand up for your beliefs. Knowing this caucus, 1 have no doubt that you will. 1 want us to have a constructive debate” (CSPAN). He actually welcomes debate and opposition from the GOP. Since this speech, the GOP has blocked many of Obama’s bills, yet his attitude towards them hasn’t changed. Everyone should note Obama’s good demeanor whether they support him or not.
Also, Obama’s critics should merit his competency because ofhis progress in the middle east. Obama has accomplished feats here that his predecessor did not. He has played a major role in the assassination of a famous terrorist as well as effectively ended the war in Iraq. On May 2, 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces with Obama’s approval. According to special operations news, “The operation was authorized by President Barack Obama and carried out by members of the United States Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), informally referred to by its former name, SEAL Team Six, under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command, in conjunction with U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives” (ShadowSpear). Osama’s execution was handled by Obama’s administration and ultimately decided by Obama, himself. He addressed the nation on August 31st, 2011 to declare the end of the combat mission in Iraq. He stated, “So tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended” (Whitehouse). After many years of desperate fighting and casualties, Barrack Obama finally put an end to it all. He also claimed to have every U.S. soldier in Iraq back home by Christmas. People who do not support him should at least appreciate these tremendous international achievements.
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- Kevin Caravaggio (Author), 2011, Rediscover Obama, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/183844