Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

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GOP Governors Support, Legislators Resist Stimulus

February 16, 2009

G.O.P. Governors Support Obama – NYTimes.com

Interesting dichotomy between the two. The fire is fueled by angry DJ’s and bloggers who want America to fail in order to get re-elected in 2012…

But what would be nice is to get past politics for a while while the country recovers. That way, when it does, Republicans could say, “It wasn’t just Obama, we deserve the credit too…” which while Republican governors can say they supported the President, unfortunately, the Republican lawmakers are all about saving face with angry radio hosts.

Steven Colbert suggested that all who voted against the stimulus put their money where their mouths are and refuse the stimulus money on behalf of their constituents.

But hey, before I seem too partisan… most of the Democrats in the House stink too. The whole legislative branch has been the weakest link of our government for a long time. I’d love to see Pelosi removed from her post- having her as Speaker is going to only hinder Obama’s efforts to get bi-partisan cooperation.

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We Have a NEW PRESIDENT!!!!

January 20, 2009

I am overwhelmed to the point of tears. It was a wonderful speech. It hit hard against the darkness of the last 8 years. It offered hope, and while drawing differences between the present and the past, offered continuity with our most enduring values. 

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The White House’s website is up, with a new look and a new outlook on how to connect with the people of the United States and the world. 

White House Blog is featured prominently on the front page. 

Vasant and I are on the way to class, but go out the door with a sense of new hope and promise underneath each footstep.

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Obama Honors McCain at a Dinner the Night Before Inauguration

January 14, 2009

So this is incredibly classy:

Obama to host McCain at bipart. dinner – Jonathan Martin – Politico.com.

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Jacob Heilbrunn: Is Obama Selling Out to the Right?

January 13, 2009

Jacob Heilbrunn: Is Obama Selling Out to the Right?.

Good post, irritating subject. Either Pelosi and Reid positioned Obama because they felt he’d be an easy target to manipulate for their own agenda, or the left is really outraged that Obama was elected to lead a whole country, and not themselves alone. 

It’s like no one has been paying attention to him. His book talked about working with conservatives, about being Christian, about being past party politics and into the search for reconciliation in our country’s politics. 

Now that he’s uh, trying to do what he’s talked about for years, talking to Republicans, trying to be a centrist president, the left is royally freaking out! “whaddya mean he wants to invoke God in the inaugural prayers?!” “whaddya mean he’s having lunch with people from the other side of the aisle?!”

Ick. Well, I hope the neo-cons and Obama hold their ground and press forward on a post-partisan agenda. Our country CANNOT AFFORD more petty politics