This blog is to express my appreciation for President Obama's actions so far in his first term. In addition to acknowledging the achievements, i would also submit some requests to the President for the next term. Am sure in search of swing votes, he is perusing these boards frequently.
As this is intended for me to express my views, I will be deleting most of the criticisms posted on the blog, when i feel like it, so it may be better for you to post them in those other blogs that are out there.
When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. All of us are destined to live our lives between those two extremes.
Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way. They think government is the enemy, and compromise is weakness.
One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation. He appointed Republican Secretaries of Defense, the Army and Transportation. He appointed a Vice President who ran against him in 2008, and trusted him to oversee the successful end of the war in Iraq and the implementation of the recovery act. And Joe Biden did a great job with both. He appointed Cabinet members who supported Hillary in the primaries. Heck, he even appointed Hillary!Bill Clinton, Sep 5th 2012, DNC
1. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor2. Detroit3. Osama bin Laden4. Defense of Marriage Act5. America First Foreign PolicyThank you President Obama for putting American interests foremost in taking decisions on foreign policy. In the past, we have fought wars such as the Iraq war on behalf of other countries, misusing American Tax payer funds in an unconstitutional manner. Your opponent Romney is being funded by (10 million public announcement as well as a committment for unlimited amount) Sheldon Adelson who has publicly stated that he regrets having had to wear the US military uniform rather than another country's. Thank you for standing up for American interests in determining foreign policy.
Folks, once again, please take the specific debates and name calling to another blog. I see many legitimate points as well as ones that i disagree with. As i stated in the first blog post, i intended this as a blog supporting President Obama (still fair and balanced in the Fox News sense) and articulating reasons as to why i see his Presidency as the best since LBJ's. Now, it looks like i have to go through umpteen number of posts that are off topic and delete them. Regret if you feel slighted - not my intent.
1. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor2. Detroit3. Osama bin Laden4. Defense of Marriage ActThank you for "evolving" on this issue. I wish you had evolved much earlier, but your realizing that DOMA is unconstitutional and deciding not to defend it in courts is commendable. Admire your chutzpah in taking on the Republicans who won a Presidential election by manipulating the gay rights issue. The demonization of a group based on their sexual preference is close to my heart, as we are also engaged in a set of sexual activities that the general population considers anathema. Thank you for standing up for a minority against the Republicans.