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I only have time for a quick post today, so let us take note of the happy fact that Obama has now come out squarely in support of gay marriage. In an interview today he said: Read more
George W. Bush was arrogant. He loved to brag and brag big – flying to an aircraft carrier to deliver a speech under a banner declaring “Mission Accomplished” a few months after the beginning of the war in Iraq, claiming victory for a war that would take several years to complete, and then by another president.
President Obama ordered and oversaw the attack on Osama bin Laden that ended in his death, even though some in his cabinet, including Vice President Biden advised against it. It was a huge success. Read more
I know many of us really get tired of listening to the constant barrage of personal attacks on President Obama. The attacks on his policies are fair game but the personal attacks and now threats, just go too far.
I do remember back in 2008, talking to others like myself about Obama. Many liked him then and still like him now because he’s never done anything to make any of us dislike him, at least as a person. But there was so much fear that something would happen to him. The reason why we felt that way was because we knew the level of hate out there against black people. Read more
With Santorum out, the presumptive GOP nominee
pledges to bring Bain's vulture capitalism to DC,
while more Americans would just like to see
offshore corporate accounts brought back to the US.
Paul Ryan's ranks line up behind a radical plan
to slash investment in a stronger American system,
while President Obama backs an equally radical notion
that the wealthiest 1% should pay their fair share.
And as deficit hawks shout, "Cut, cut, cut,"
Americans agree: cut corporate tax loopholes,
cut excessive bonuses & cut the bull.
Conservatives want to wage a war on the budget.
Obama just wants to wager on Warren Buffett.
When the going gets tough, O gets Buff… Read more
Conservatives go to the High Court with the low goal
of making it harder for Americans to get healthcare,
yet while they threaten to undo Obama's achievement,
the President's own national poll numbers rise.
Republicans realize that Romney's the one
& start to close ranks if not exactly rally --
yet amid talk of car elevators & jokes about lay-offs,
his own approval ratings continue to sink.
The Tea Party Congress does what it promised:
attack benefits, defend the rich, obstruct progress
-- yet as they succeed in stalling all legislation,
those who elected them are having buyer's remorse. Read more
Obama says U.S. and S. Korea united, warns North Korea against missile test launch
As I write this, the lead headline over at HuffPo is, “Shock Poll: 52% of Mississippi GOP Voters Say Obama is a Muslim,” leading to this story. The shock, I would think, is that the number is so low.
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Here is a fascinating insight into President Obama as a young law student at Harvard, in 1991.
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2/12/12 The Catholic Health Association, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and Catholic Charities USA all support President Obama’s compromise on requiring contraception coverage. Yet Republicans appear hell-bent on opposing Obama’s plan to ensure that women receive health care coverage for contraception. Buoyed by the U.S. Read more