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Back in 2008 I regularly wore two buttons to show my support for then-Sen. Obama.  The first was my Hebrew button, which I use here as my avatar and which I wore to help combat the meme that Jewish-Americans would not support Barack Obama.  The second button I wore was this one, to remind everyone that we needed to shift directions after the disastrous Bush years:

Vote for Change

That change was as much, if not more, about the personal qualities he brought to the job.  Back on January 19, I wrote:

When I voted for Barack Obama, I voted for him not only because of his political positions, but also because of the temperament and thought process he would bring to the job.  The biggest, and most important, change he brought was not the former, but, rather, the latter.
While I emphasized the importance of his temperament and thought process, the policy positions were, and remain, extremely important.  I believed change was necessary in both the approach of how the president handed the job and in the policies the president pursued.  The former has been self-evident.  The latter, however, has not always been so, especially in this era of sound-bite politics.  That is why I love sites like What the fuck has Obama done so far?

President Obama's campaign has now gotten into the act, releasing a t-shirt highlighting some of the most important changes his administration has brought.  Follow below the squiggly for the graphic.

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Change Is

From the back of the shirt:


Change Is
2009 - Present

1/29/2009
Equal Pay for Equal Work

3/30/2009
Saving the U.S. Auto Industry

5/22/2009
Credit Card Reform

10/28/2009
Hate Crimes Prevention Act

3/23/2010
Affordable Care Act

3/30/2010
Student Loan Reform

7/21/2010
Wall Street Reform

12/17/2010
Middle-Class Tax Cuts

12/22/2010
Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

7/29/2011
Raising Fuel Efficiency Standards

12/18/2011
Ending the War in Iraq

And, notice, all but the last two happened with a Democratic Congress, reminding us of not only the importance of re-electing President Obama, but also the importance of giving him a strengthened majority in the Senate and recaptured House of Representatives.  The legislation they pass is not going to be perfect, but we cannot let the perfect become the enemy of the good.
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Originally posted to Jews For President Obama on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 02:19 PM PST.

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