Has Obama been perfect? Hardly. But let’s put to rest the fallacy that he hasn’t done anything in four years. A partial list of his first-time accomplishments, courtesy of Washington Monthly:

1. Passed health care reform
2. Ended the war in Iraq
3. Execution of Osama Bin Laden
4. Saved the U.S. Auto Industry
5. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
6. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
7. Ended Bush Era Tourure Policies
8. Expanded Pell Grant spending
9. Boosted CAFE standards (fuel efficiency)
10. Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
11. Nominated and obtained confirmations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen
12. Passed credit card reforms
13. Signed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform
14. Improved school nutrition
15. Expanded hate crimes protection to include sexual orientation
16. Obtained a shift in subsidies from land lines to broadband internet for lower income rural families
17. Expanded stem cell research
18. Passed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
19. Began drawdown of War in Afghanistan
20. Has stated his belief that LBGTQ people be afforded the same rights as all other american citizens and that we be allowed to marry.

Benoit D. Lewis, author (via hypervocal)

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