Happy Birthday, Mr. President…Obama, That Is

Written by on 4 August 2017

Happy birthday to a president who stole our hearts and changed the face of the presidency forever. Former President Obama turns 56 today and we wish him a happy birthday. We also should take a little time to shout out the monumental accomplishments that occurred over his presidency. Here are just a bit of the long list of notable history he made as the first black president in the White House:
  • Appointed two women to the Supreme Court, one of which was the first Hispanic
  • Nominated the first black Attorney General in U.S. history
  • Expanded LGBT rights, including repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Expanded federal hate crime laws
  • Supported Defense of Marriage Act
  • Created White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Signed $787 Economic Stimulus Package
  • Pulled the country out of the Great Recession and reduced the unemployment rate to record lows
  • Proposed new regulations to combat greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming
  • Signed Affordable Care Act which gave insurance to millions, many for the first time
  • Reduced unfair drug sentencing guidelines
  • And most importantly was cool, poised, professional and presidential every step of the way
Once again, happy birthday to the people’s president!

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