Happy Presidents Day, Barack Obama!


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THE FIRST FAMILY

Today’s holiday is for celebrating all of the US Presidents, but, I dedicate this post to President Barack Obama, the 44th President and the first African-American President of the United States.  When we first met Barack Obama, he was delivering a memorable speech at the Democratic Convention.  It was a great speech that was delivered quite effectively.  We knew that this attractive Democrat would/could have a significant place in the Party. Little did we know that Barack would quickly seek the highest office in the land. His campaign blazed new trails and showed us how, the “little people” can use a grassroots inspired to get a win for their champion who later anointed himself, “The Warrior of the Middle-Class.” The issues of the poor and “very poor” are always on his mind unlike the Republican Party!

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It has been hard for our president. I think for the first time in his life, Barack Obama personally experienced the ugliness of racism in America.  Heretofore, this smart bi-racial man had lived a life without overt racism, as far as I know. Barack’s very birth was attacked in a campaign whose most ardent attacker was a so-called “birther” and real estate mogul from New York who failed in his bid to run for the nomination as a Republican for the office Barack Obama now enjoys.  The 112th Congress had began with an announcement that Republicans in The Congress would wage a campaign to make Barack a one-term President.  Those marching orders came from sour, Republican and “Poor-Johnny-One-Note,” Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate:

President Obama tried in vain to negotiate with the Republican leaders in The Congress as previous white presidents had done.  They departed from history and  blocked his every step, bringing the government twice to the brink of shutdown.  The people did not approve of this entrenched gridlock. [Today that Congress has the distinction of having the lowest approval-rating of any Congress in history: "10".  This Congress has been dubbed a "do-nothing Congress."]  Slow to overreach, President Obama could not let Congress’ inaction leave us without governance.  He decided to use all of the Executive Powers given to him by The US Constitution to advance his agenda and to keep the country running for all the people.  In small measure, this blog has spoken of the accomplishments of President Obama.  The economy is steadily improving and the so-called “job creators” are beginning to hire. The Republican primary has shown us that their candidates have no answers to our problems.  We witness them resorting—as they always do—to the political footballs of social division: abortion, race, religion, gays, etc. I think that Barack Obama deserves a second term to finish cleaning up the mess, (e.g., 2 wars) of the previous president, to see the success of his own agenda and to secure a distinguished and exemplary place in history.  This November 6, 2012 is the day all fair-minded Americans will get a chance to say, “Yes, President Obama. I vote for your re-election because it is the right and American thing to do. ‘Changing horses in midstream is not a good idea.’ Be our president for another 4 years!”    —GoodOleWoody

With his family by his side, Barack Obama is s...

Swearing in of President Barack H. Obama with Mrs. Obama at his side.

MAJORITY LEADER, HARRY REID: FINGER ON THE TRIGGER!


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THE SENATE VOTES AT 10:00 AM

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY 2013!


CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION

JULY 4, 2013

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GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT WE LOVE!

GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT WE LOVE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! We are 237 years old!  We look back on a history fighting for “government of the people and by the people.” Thirteen colonies of England defied King George 3 and formed a new nation, a confederacy of 13 states. [Thank you France for your role.]  Soon the confederacy was abandoned and we became a republic with a federal government which continues to evolve in power and reach. Although the black splotch of slavery is a part of our history, black Americans have reached all levels of society and the military.  We now have a US President who is half black and half white. More and more civil rights are being recognized for oppressed minorities. Just days ago, the US Supreme Court extended the civil rights of LGBT Americans who want the joy and benefits of marriage.  Although we experience a sluggish economy, we enjoy the largest economy in the world.  We remain the only super power in the world.  Our President is revered as “The Leader of the Free World.”

So, enjoy your BBQs and cookouts. Sing along to patriotic songs at the town square.  Be amazed by the splendiferous fireworks in person and on PBS TV.   In all ways,  enjoy being an A M E R I C A N !

“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: First Black President of South Africa”


RE-POST FROM JULY 18, 2012

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first black president of the
Republic of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999

 

BIO

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Nelson Mandela I am prepared to die

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Nelson Mandela’s Life Story

Nelson Mandela Received the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Manela’s Acceptance Speech and Lecture

NELSON MANDELA DAY

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Watch Ed Schultz Interview the Man Behind Romney’s Secret Video (47%)


WATCH THE ED SHOW TONIGHT FOR INTERVIEW

MSNBC

8:00 PM EST

The American people are grateful that Mitt Romney‘s secret feelings about “47 Percent” of us were exposed.  Yesterday, I heard Mitt Romney say that the video of him speaking (about the middle and lower classes), does not contain his true feelings. No. Mitt, in the video you speak without pause or hesitation, but with sincere conviction.  I believe you were telling rich, white people who the racist or elite feelings you were expressing made you one of them: People who believed the things that you were saying about themselves.  Your plan was to identify with these rich donors and get them to write big checks for your doomed campaign.

If you missed seeing and hearing the “secret video” of Mitt Romney, here it is again, and thanks to Mother Jones Magazine:

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Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” Comments

Mitt Romney, the people believe you were speaking how you truly felt.  You said yesterday, “I wish I’d used different words…”  Mitt different words would still have presented how you really feel or they would be lies.  “We, the People” voted accordingly last November.  It is pathetic that your running partner, Paul Ryan, was so affected by losing that, months later, he continues to act like the election did not happen. Yesterday he present the Ryan Budget, Version 3.0, which is almost like his preceding budgets.  In Paul’s mind they are new.  Analysts do not share his delusion. Mitt, did your losing scar this poor boy for life? So, it is true:  ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!   —GoodOleWoody

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EDSHOW: “NUNS ON THE TRAIL” – NEXT OHIO


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CAMPS ROMNEY AND OBAMA INVITED

Stephen Colbert – Obama’s Big Day and Paul Ryan’s Fixation on Ayn Rand


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When do they start revealing the skeletons in Paul Ryan‘s Closet?