In the interest of fairness:
Obama fought hard AGAINST repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Obama fought TO KEEP Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. When the courts ended it, Obama asked that it be kept in place while he fought the decision (while he fought the decision to end it) in a higher court.
Obama administration aggressively defends DADT
It wasn’t just Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, either. Obama fought to keep DOMA — the Defense of Marriage Act — in place. DOMA is the federal law that bans the recognition of gay couples, even if they are legally married in states where it’s allowed. Obama promised to repeal it, but instead fought hard in court to maintain it.
Obama defends DOMA
And instead of tax cuts for working families, Obama rammed through some $1.1 trillion worth of deficit-ballooning tax cuts, most of them for the rich and corporations. Even worse: What tax cuts did specifically target ordinary people (the payroll tax cut, which people like Romney are exempt from) expired after only a single year, while the tax cuts which primary effected the rich didn’t expire until after two years. It was the Republican congress which extended the payroll tax cut on working families.
(Republican controlled) House passes payroll tax extension
Obama was the greatest voice AGAINST equality for gay people. He preached Separate-but-equal for gay people for many years. Back in 2008 he was instrumental in the passage of California’s Prop-8, an amendment to ban gay marriages. Although Obama quietly claimed to be against Prop-8, he allowed his words, his image and even audio recording of himself proclaiming that “Marriage is between a man and a woman” to be used be the anti equality campaign. Voters were robo-called with the recording of Obama denouncing gay marriage. As a result, Prop-8 was passed with 70% of the black vote.
One of the many times Obama publicly spoke out against gay marriage
Let’s face the facts: Obama just plain hasn’t been a good President. If you’re voting for him it’s because you believe Romney will be worse, not because Obama was any good.