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  •  My grades (3+ / 0-)

    Have you restored banking and financial institution regulation, reversing the trend of the last 20 years to deregulate, and restore faith in the economic engine?
      Your grade so far:  D

    My grade:  C-
    6 months is not enough time for an economy to recover and I think it's too soon to judge.  Not a fan of the bailouts (never have been).

    Will you replace the malfunctioning health insurance system with a health care system [single payer].
      Your grade so far:  F

    My grade:  I
    We are smack in the middle of this debate, and I think he's wise not to play his entire hand early- that's a strategery decision, not a political one.  I will wait and see.

    Have you prosecuted war criminals and the war profiteers from the Bush administration?
      Your grade so far:  F

    My grade:  C-
    Yeah, I'd like to see have seen a little more action, but I don't think there is much to be gained from doing this aggressively- he has a choice, a domestic agenda or this- that's the media climate we live in.

    Will you get us out of foreign wars and curtail unnecessary military spending?  Still following Bush's plan in Iraq, expanding in Afghanistan.  Still not finding bin Laden.
      Your grade so far:  C

    My grade:  C+
    He's working on Iraq.  I'd like to see more movement on Afghanistan.  You do realize the political implications if he brings in Bin Laden?

    Have you stopped persecution and unnecessary job loss in the military due to homophobia?  DADT still in force.
      Your grade so far:  F

    My grade:  I
    I am sorry, but this is not a higher priority than health care.  8 years from now I am sure this will be fine.

    Will you restore the power of the EPA and carry out the full intent of environmental laws ignored and thwarted by the Bush administration?  Legislation watered down to reduce and delay compliance in response to global climate change needs.
      Your grade so far:  C

    My grade:  B
    This takes time.  There are a lot of former bushies burrowed in the federal govt.

    Will you stop the failed War on Drugs and concentrate on treatment programs and decriminalization that has proven of value in other countries?  Raiding the homes of medical marijuana users in California has occurred on your watch by your DEA.
      Your grade so far:  D

    My grade:  C-
    The juries out on this one.

    Will you stop the 'Pay for Play' politics habit and bring real campaign finance reform?  More lobbyists than ever have converged on Washington.
      Your grade so far:  F

    My grade:  D+

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