Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 12, 2019, 05:56:35 am
News: 2019 Gubernatorial Endorsements Close today at noon

  Atlas Forum
  General Discussion
  History (Moderator: True Federalist)
  What's the one thing you wish Obama would have done?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: What's the one thing you wish Obama would have done?  (Read 401 times)
EJ24
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 57
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:12:58 pm »

Is there one specific action or policy that you wish Barack Obama would've accomplished while in office, but he never did? If so, what would that be?
Logged
brucejoel99
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4,096
United States


Political Matrix
E: -3.48, S: -3.30

P
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 08:27:39 pm »

Recess appointed Merrick Garland while the Senate was in recess when Scalia passed away.
Logged
Blue3
Starwatcher
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,711
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 10:01:48 pm »

Probably one of the following happening before the election of Scott Brown:

*Healthcare Public Option included in the ACA

*Climate Change legislation

*Immigration Reform legislation, that included a pathway to citizenship
Logged
Orser67
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3,871
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 11:44:19 pm »

Imo, as much as I would have loved to have one, there was never much of a chance at passing a public option. Even if Democrats had kept Kennedy's seat, the votes just weren't there to either pass a public option or dismantle the filibuster, and there's nothing Obama could have done to change either of those facts. In terms of healthcare, Obama/Pelosi/Reid should really get more credit for passing what they did given how much they had to rely on conservadems like Ben Nelson and Bart Stupak.

I do, however, think it's possible that Obama and Democrats could have passed one more big bill during the 111th Congress. The three semi-plausible possibilities were EFCA (which would make it easier to unionize), the Dream Act, and the Waxman-Markey climate bill, the latter two of which passed the House. I'd vote for all three, but Waxman-Markey is the one that I really wish had passed. It probably wasn't a perfect bill but I think the country and the world would be a lot better off if we had enacted cap and trade, renewable energy standards, and some of the other provisions of the bill.
Logged
Cory Booker
olawakandi
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 29,601
United States


Political Matrix
E: -6.84, S: -0.17

P P P
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 10:41:14 am »

If he pushed for immigration reform and  making tax cuts Middle class permanent, the 2010 wave by Boehner may not have happened. This would of had to be done with elimination of filibuster,  the GOP was not going to give them this issue
Logged
TDAS04
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 15,383
Nepal


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 01:51:06 pm »

Campaigned harder for Hillary Clinton.
Logged
darklordoftech
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5,642
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 03:40:16 pm »

(With Henry Waxman) Figured out how to regulate vapes.
Logged
Cory Booker
olawakandi
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 29,601
United States


Political Matrix
E: -6.84, S: -0.17

P P P
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 06:20:30 am »

Named Sotomayor and a black or another Latino as SCOTUS, Wood was the logical pick, to replace Souter.

Made changes to the tax code before the 2010 GOP takeover of the House.

Hopefully,  Biden picks a Latino to replace Ginsberg
Logged
Sir Mohamed
MohamedChalid
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,228
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 09:59:02 am »

Immigration reform. It should have been done early into his term but wasn't that much of a priority after he was sworn in.
Logged
LBJer
Full Member
***
Posts: 239
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 01:12:55 pm »

Recognized the Armenian Genocide.  Year after year, he broke his promise to do so.  I don't care how many people around him conjured up nightmare scenarios that would supposedly have happened if the U.S. made Turkey angry.  He was the president.  He could have overruled them--just like JFK overruled his advisors and didn't invade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  His failure to do so was cowardice, pure and simple.  And it made the U.S. look weak.  
Logged
Storr
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 784


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 01:49:13 pm »

Immigration Reform.
Logged
Does the title even matter?
tara gilesbie
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4,692
United States
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2019, 01:55:47 am »

1. Closing Guantanamo Bay and rolling back Bush-era police and intelligence agency powers.

2. Prohibit preexisting conditions and expand Medicaid and CHIP without a individual mandate.

3. No drone wars, withdraw all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

4. Create a major federal agency similar to the Civilian Conservation Corps that would give millions of people environmental cleanup jobs.

5. Invest in nuclear power.

6. Pass card check and a ban on permanent striker replacements

7. Criminal justice reform, mandate independent boards oversee police discipline.
Logged
L.D. Smith
MormDem
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 20,777
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2019, 09:43:24 am »

Recess appointed Merrick Garland the actual liberal from Iowa while the Senate was in recess when Scalia passed away. Garland was a pointless compromise anyway
Logged
Sir Mohamed
MohamedChalid
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,228
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 10:14:58 am »

Recess appointed Merrick Garland while the Senate was in recess when Scalia passed away.

And then? He would have been on the court for some months before Mr. Trump would have appointed Gorsuch anyway. Recess appointments for SCOTUS are pointless unless the nominee has a real shot at senate confirmation.
Logged
MarkD
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,036
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2019, 07:13:23 pm »

Recess appointed Merrick Garland Sri Srinivasan while the Senate was in recess when Scalia passed away.

Judge Srinivasan would have had even more bipartisan appeal.
Logged
Cory Booker
olawakandi
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 29,601
United States


Political Matrix
E: -6.84, S: -0.17

P P P
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 07:06:23 pm »

Everything Biden wants to is what Obama was blocked. Campaign Finance Reform is the number 1 problem to dispose of. 2 student loan forgiveness for undergraduate students. College should be affordable
Logged
Kingpoleon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 19,494
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2019, 08:05:56 pm »

Sign a law nationally legalizing SSM instead of forcing it through the courts.
Logged
John Henry Eden
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 68
Uganda


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #17 on: Today at 01:54:52 am »

Not run for office
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

© Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections, LLC