Sunday, December 26, 2010

The "Professional Left" Is Pissed At Obama. Seek To Have Him To Prove He Is A Leftist:

Protest Obama dot ORG

Don't worry people.
This is not an ABSOLUTE attack upon Obama.
This is criticism in RELATIVE terms.

The key point that most people fail to make is that these are the "Unattached Radical Left". 
They wanted Obama to make an INDICTMENT against the system called "America" more than they wanted him to be elected as a figurehead upon the existing institutions.

Obama was to be their "inside man".

Having watched 3 Howard Zinn documentaries in the past week and purchased his book about American history - the "voice of resistance against the establishment order" is what rings through from the "Professional Left".

Fear not people - this is a "double down" from them.  They have enough time before the 2012 to (appear to) go against Obama, obtain a few more leftist victories and then strongly support his reelection in 2012.

Until someone puts their theories on trial in ABSOLUTE terms we will continue to be treated to these occasional dust ups.

Obama is the "blank canvas" that many can paint their dreams upon.   I can make you a long list of Black media outlets that still see him as the "First Black president" that needs not be protected.

Others on MSNBC and HuffPo see him as the "best most leftist option they have".  Why attack him to the point of damage and set up a Republican to take his place in 2013?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Obama's Broken Plate - Former Illinois Campaign Chair Compares Obama's Policies To Reagan's

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. likens Obama to Reagan

A co-chairman of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign compared the president's economic agenda to that of Republican President Ronald Reagan on Friday.

"If we cut taxes for the wealthy, while maintaining massive military spending in support of two wars, then the new Republican Congress will be empowered to cut social programs in order to reduce the deficit," Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a longtime friend and sometimes critic of the president, said in a statement. "So it will be a choice between cutting programs for the poor, children, the unemployed, the uninsured and veterans or allowing deficits to pile up. That was President Reagan's strategy: A 'starve the beast' plan of lowered taxes and increased military spending that would force Congress to make deep cuts in program for the most vulnerable."

Read more:

Homeless Man Comforted and Warmed By The Obama Hat

Monday, December 6, 2010

Turn Back The Clock - Protest The War Again!!

I time when it was patriotic to speak out against the "Commander In Chief" without fearing being called a "racist" in your motivation.

From the "Left Notes" web site.

Friday, November 26, 2010

President Assaulted In A Game Of Pickup Basketball - Requires 12 Stitches

I am glad the President did not get hurt too bad in the basketball game.

Obama needs 12 stitches after being hit on lip during basketball game

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pick up basketball game, the White House said on Friday.
"After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the president received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, according to NBC News.
Gibbs did not release the names of the people playing with the president.
Obama received the stitches under local anesthesia in the doctor's office on the ground floor White House after he returned home.

When I heard this news the first thing I thought of was "Former VP Dick Cheney's Hunting Accident".
Is there any chance that the jokes made at Obama's expense in the next few weeks WON'T be called "racist"?

Hey wait a minute.  I wonder if THIS picture was registered as a tacit threat against the President Of The United States?  Or did this type of thing start being counted as such after January 2009?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back In The Day Billions For "Supplemental War Spending" Was Attacked

FOX News has produced a web based factoid which allows you to figure out your costs associated with the new $33 billion dollar Supplemental War Spending request from President Obama'

Gone are the days in which a call for "billions for wars" is met with angry protests by those who demand these funds for domestic relief.

President Obama requested $33 billion in FY2010 supplemental funding for the missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Most of the additional funds will go to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Obama has ordered a surge of an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, which will bring the total number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to almost 100,000 by 2011. Congress has already provided almost $139 billion for FY2010 overseas contingency operations. If approved, the supplemental funds would make the FY2010 funding level greater than the FY2009 funding level.

The Republicans are hypocritical as well. They voted against the previous supplemental spending because the Democrats added spending that had little to do with war. Gone are the days that we should "do it for the troops".

I struggle to understand why anyone would tie their personal fate to either party let alone the American Political process.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Elenore Clift Suggests That There Is "Too Much Hero Worship" Around Obama


“Part of Obama‘s problem is that there’s too much hero worship around him,” Clift writes in Newsweek, “and that translates into a reluctance to fault him for anything, except maybe that he didn‘t make a good enough case for all the wonderful things he’s done.”
Ms Clift - this is not just inside of the White House.  The talking point that "Obama did not market his own good works" enough is abundant in several other newspapers and blogs that I can point you to.

'Exhausted' Obama Defender Loses Her Job

Woman who told Obama she was 'exhausted' loses job

I am saddened that this woman who appears to have a lot of sense and balance to her disposition lost her job.

For me the people who's entire rationale is that "Bush created this recession and Obama needs time to fix it" as they provide blanket cover to Obama are the one's that need to be brought into reality with such a life changing event.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Colin Powell - The Monday Morning Field Commander

Colin Powell would not have provided any correction to President Obama DURING the time of his "overreach". If Powell's advice would have demanded that Obama reverse course in any way - Powell would not have stood up to challenge the President.

Powell takes up the talking point about how Obama "failed to communicate his ACCOMPLISHMENTS". This does nothing more than transfer the blame to the "fickle American populace".

There is no mention of the constant taunting of his ideological adversaries. Obama told a group of Hispanics that they should vote against their ENEMIES. Contrast this against his disposition with the global Islamic community and how careful he is to not make such over-generalizations as to who America's enemies are.

President Barack Obama is an ideologue and has shown his lack of depth in his ability to caricature those who don't agree with him.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Negro Please Hush!!!!

Cornell West fails to make note that:

  • West wants to have LEFTIST attacks on Obama to draw him further to the left.  At the same time he vows to protect Obama from right-wing criticism.  Thus this is not absolute criticism of Obama based on the results.
  • The banks and the car companies have largely PAID THE MONEY BACK
  • The "Too Big To Fail" has already made its course locally where progressive theory has taken over and those who once were "workers" are now merely "the Least Of These"

Monday, November 15, 2010

When A Public Figure Gets His Own Chia Pet - He Has Become Open Sourced

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I am still waiting for the day by which the image of President Obama is made "open sourced" and will not trigger angry cries of discrimination or disrespect by those who started enforcing the standard upon the Office of the President on January 20th, 2009 at 12 noon.

The sight of an "Obama Chia Pet" and no protests along with it gives me faith that one day the enforcers will allow him to fully enter the "open source" space.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Obama Defenders Need To Return To Watching International News

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Viewers of American news were not treated to the entire set of details related to Obama's recent Asian trip.

We heard about Mrs Obama's dancing skills and a "conservative" Muslim slipping up and touching her hand.

The thing that I like about "Democracy Now" is that they are "unattached leftists". Having a Democrat in office does not cause them to lose their focus (for the most part).
With Al Jazeera English they serve as a left-of-center but not a "Pro-American" bias.

Both offer film footage in Jakarta where President Obama was protested.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This Man Is Not A Hater And Is Not A "Bigot" Against The President

His words are justified because they come from a real sense of "righteous indignation" :-)

NEW RULE: When one is "righteous" then disrespect of the president is allowed

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Woman Sells Hand-Written Note From Obama For $7,000 To Pay Her Bills

Mom sells handwritten Obama letter for $7,000

A note from Obama is worth more than paper money.

Let's see - the Fed just announced that they would purchase $600 billion in US Treasuries in order to stimulate the economy.  Unfortunately this is new debt money.

All we need to do is to obtain 85,714 photo copies of a form letter from President Obama and send it out through the "Organizing For America" sales channel.  (Strange house "Organizing For America's URL is "".  Kinda tells you who they are REALLY "organizing for".  But hey I am not mad at them.  If it gets people to expend their money and their emotion - so be it).

Any way with 85,714 Obama letters drawing $7,000 each - the US economy would be saved and by 2012 we can have:

  • Obama with a second term
  • The Democrats strengthened with 61 votes in the Senate
  • The Republicans pushed out of power in the House
  • "Real" Universal health care - with a provision that covers paper cuts

Friday, October 29, 2010

Obama Administration And War Policies That Would Ordinarily Trigger Progressive Criticism

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  • The Obama Administration works to convince the Afghan Government to delay its decision to boot out private security companies from the nation (Example: Blackwater / Xe is an example of a private security company)
  • The Obama Administration provides a waiver to several nations that have been found to make use of child soldiers, approving additional military aid despite this violation of United Nations' standards

Note: I am NOT claiming that I agree or disagree with the Obama Administration polices.  THIS BLOG AIN'T about ME or President Obama.  It is about how certain people have CHANGED "After Obama" has taken office.

They are no more committed to Anti-War Activism now, than were the Tea Parties driven to protest deficit spending under Bush.  (You see how this works.  Right?)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

I would personally prefer that they retain their Obama bumper stickers yet remove the PEACE stickers from their cars and lawn signs.

Unlike Dr King we all see that people prefer to stick with their "permanent friend" rather than retain their commitment to their dogged pursuit of peace. Today they rationalize that if they push on Obama too hard for escalating the war in Afghanistan and bombing in Pakistan this will weaken him, allowing a Republican to retain the seat of power and thus later invade France. They prefer to respectfully lean on Obama but make sure that they are not mistaken as "racists" or should I say right-wing opponents of Obama.

How Do You Instult The President And Get Away Without Being Called A Hate-Filled Bigot?

RI Dem. Candidate for Governor: Obama Can Take His Endorsement and ‘Shove It’

Democrat Frank Carprio tells President Obama to "Shove it" with regards to the endorsement for governor that he withheld in support of his friend (former Republican) Independent Lincoln Chafee.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Survey: Top 5 "Obama Cheerleader" Blogs

Here is a starter list.

  1. The ProObama Blog - (Since our name is also our sentiments about the man don't expect him to ever fail us no matter what he does)
  2. 3 Chic Politicos -Michelle Obama had better watch her man
  3. Jack And Jill Politics
  5. The

If their scrutiny of Obama were a "limbo contest" Obama would not be able to jump high enough to touch the bar that they have set for him to scoot under.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

3 Chics Who Would Be Excellent Obama Press Agents But Terrible In Holding Out For Our Community's Interests

With a stacked deck and one's desire for a particular political official to succeed it is easy to see that a person will lower the standards and enumerate even his successful capture of a fly with his bare hands in order to extend the list.

From the 3ChicsPolitico Web Site:


3 Chics Politico gives mad props to President Obama on his accomplishments since being in office. It’s pretty impressive!

Hat-tip: Political Carnival

1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
16. New federal funding for science and research labs
17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
20. New funds for school construction
21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
22. US Auto industry rescue plan
23. Housing rescue plan
24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
26. US financial and banking rescue plan
27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job  (Bloggers Note:  3 SOMALI "PIRATES" WERE SHOT IN THE HEAD TO FREE 1 WHITE MAN!!!!  African-Americans CHEERED for Obama.  They would have PROTESTED had White Cops In America Did The Same Thing)
36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
44. Expanding vaccination programs
45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
51. Lower drug costs for seniors
52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
54. Improved housing for military personnel
55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
57 Increasing student loans
58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
60. Established a new cyber security office
61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
66. Improving benefits for veterans
67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
74. Making more loans available to small businesses
75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
86. Held first Seder in White House
87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office.

Did I mention he passed health care reform ?

There are policies that many of us disagree with or wish he would improve or facilitate more quickly, but come on, this is a pretty sweet list.

Updated: H/T Newmericans

Here is the updated list of what I judge to be Obama’s most significant accomplishments in the less than 2 years since he was elected as President of the United States: As you read through this list, I ask you to weigh the totality of these achievements listed below against those accomplishments of Obama’s presidential predecessors, Democrats and Republicans, and then, after considering this, make your determination of whether you think he has done a good job.

1. Appointing two Supreme Court Justices: When people consider their presidential voting decision, most don’t consider that amongst the most important and enduring presidential responsibilities is the president’s ability to appoint supreme court justices. This is arguably a president’s biggest opportunity to influence his country, because Supreme Court justices sit until they retire or pass away, so the impact of his decision generally will last many decades beyond his years as president. Obama has been fortunate enough to have two Supreme Court Justices retire in his first few years in office and he has managed to secure both of his nominations through wise selection and political skill. He has added two Democrats, replacing two moderate Democrats in the process. If a Republican has won the presidency instead, we would now be looking at an unbalanced Supreme Court with six conservatives and only three liberal judges – a balance that would have been in place for many many decades. In the appointment process, Obama also introduced needed diversity to the bench with two more women on the court, bringing the count to a record three women sitting, while also introducing the nation’s first Hispanic to the Supreme Court with his choice of Sotomayor.

2. Passing Universal Healthcare: Obama accomplished what no prior Democrat could in expanding coverage to 32 million more Americans while simultaneously reducing the deficit by an estimated $1.3 trillion over the next 20 years. It delivers on every provision of the Patient Bill of Rights that Bill Clinton unsuccessfully tried to get passed, including making it illegal to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and capping out of pocket expenses when people get sick (so people don’t go in to bankruptcy after getting ill). It helps shift our medical system’s focus to preventative care by covering the cost of early warning tests so our doctors find diseases before they are too advanced - avoiding larger medical expenses down the road and requires the largest and richest American companies to provides insurance for all their employees. It attempts to lower health care costs by forcing all Americans to have medical insurance and pay their fair share so the system is more efficient – similar to how all Americans need to have car insurance – while providing tax credits to help the poor and small businesses afford this coverage. It increases competition by creating marketplace exchanges to make it easier for small businesses and those without insurance to shop and compare plans. It funds co-ops who can offer competitive insurance plans and provide further competition for insurance companies. It allows insurance companies to offer plans across state borders further increasing the supply of competitive plans. It provides funding, infrastructure, and support to automate, digitize, and unify the country’s outdated medical information system reducing system-wide costs, improving care, and increasing productivity. Perhaps most importantly, it sets up an independent commission of doctors and medical experts to identify and root out medical system waste, fraud, and abuse and includes many pieces of reform that will reduce the most wasteful medical system practices.

3. Financial industry reform: The most sweeping financial industry reform legislation since the Great Depression, this legislation tries to correct those industry issues that helped create the current recession we are still digging outselves out of. It provides a system to allow the government to break apart large financial institutions that threaten the economy, creates a council of federal regulators to coordinate the detection of risks to the financial system, subjects a wider range of financial companies to government oversight, creates a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to help protect citizens from unscrupulous practices, and reins in banks’ ability to trade in risky financial instruments such as credit derivatives.

4. Preventing a 2nd Great Depression: While preventing a depression is not sexy and certainly is reactive, history may say that this is still one of his most important accomplishment to date. The vast majority of economists and experts say that the nation had a high chance of slipping in to a Depression had this stimulus not passed along with the innovative actions of the Fed. Obama has worked with Bernanke and the Fed, put a team of some of the best economic minds around him, helped save America’s 3 major car manufacturers from going out of business, passed the largest economic Stimulus Bill in the nation’s history, and executed other legislative changes to keep liquidity flowing in our economy, save jobs that would have otherwise been lost, and fund areas of our economy that are strategic and important for our long term economic competitiveness including health care, education, green energy, science, and infrastructure.

Of course, critics will say that the economy today is still sputtering, holds some risk of sliding back in to a recession, and that a real recovery will take many years. These are all true statements and Obama has not moved us from a possible Depression to a fast growing economy – but this is a completely unrealistic, almost childish, expectation given the severity of the financial crisis, our current debt, and other economic realities that we have to deal with. Could he have done more or done it differently? Certainly. I would have loved to see Obama do more, faster to invest in small businesses, help them get loans, and help them become more competitive with the large corporations that increasingly dominate our economy. But today we are not in a horrible depression and things are stable and this alone is a tremendous accomplishment.

5. Bringing the war in Iraq to an end: Obama has reduced troops from a peak of 170,000 down to 50,000, with the remaining troops focused on training and recruiting Iraqi forces, rather than participating in combat. With this news, Obama delivered on a campaign promise he made while bringing to an end a misguided, expensive, and costly war which served no clear purpose. He also ensured that, in the process of wrapping up efforts in the region, he did so responsibly. Iraq is not in utter chaos as it once was at the peak of the insurgency and it stands a chance of having a reasonable future and being a reasonably stable Democratic state in the Middle East.

6. Passed legislation to curb greenhouse gases and improve the environment: Obama implemented new regulations on power plants, factories, and oil refineries to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, required energy producing plants to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources, allowed states to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards, increased, for the first time in more than a decade, the fuel economy standards for Model Year 2011 for cars and trucks, funded investment in clean energy technologies through a combination of spending and tax breaks, signed an omnibus public lands bill, which allows for 2 million more acres to be declared wilderness, and issued a Presidential Memorandum to the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances, like dishwashers and refrigerators, which, over the next three decades, will save twice the amount of energy produced by all the coal-fired power plants in America in any given year.

7. Nuclear non-proliferation agreement: Obama met with 47 presidents in a 3 day nuclear summit to lower the nuclear weapons count with a treaty signed between US and Russia, putting the world back on a path to reducing nuclear warheads.

8. Repairing Our Image Abroad: After 8 years of damage to our country’s image, Obama has helped repair badly damaged relationships with foreign powers across the world from Russia to Europe and reached out to the Arab world. This is necessary and critical in order for the most influential countries to work together to fight challenges such as Global Warming and Nuclear expansion. It also helps to fight terrorist recruiting by helping change America’s negative image. It is increasingly important for the US to engage with other countries as fast-growing nations like Brazil, China, and India join the traditional powerhouses and as America adjusts to a world with more diverse and influential players in the political equation.

9. Lifted Bush restrictions on embryonic stem cell research: Obama provided federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research, helping make it easier for scientists to find cures for our most dangerous diseases.

10. Reversed George W. Bush’s ban on federal funding to foreign organizations that allow abortions.

11. Implemented education reforms: Made higher college more accessible and affordable through significant increases in scholarships and funding, funded early learning programs, and, most importantly, through an innovative program called Race to the Top, spurred reforms in state and local district K-12 education by providing states with incentives to make positive changes to their education systems. Race to the Top prompted 48 states to adopt common standards for K-12. Some notable changes prompted by the program include Illinois lifting a cap on the number of charter schools it allows, Massachusetts making it easier for students in low-performing schools to switch to charters, and West Virginia proposing a merit pay system that includes student achievement in its compensation calculations.

12. Tobacco regulation. On June 22, 2009, Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which, for the first time, gave the U.S. Food & Drug Administration the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco.

Whereas my last assessment, made 8 months ago, on what Obama had done in office was subdued (”has not blown anyone over by his administrative record to date. His most significant accomplishment, while a job well done, was primarily a reaction to the economic environment handed to him while his other accomplishments are relatively tactical.”), my conclusion today is completely different. The list of his accomplishments are staggering for any US president – particularly when you compare him against our more recent US presidents. Try to come up with a list of positive accomplishments by Clinton or both Bush presidents over their entire tenures and you won’t be able to count them on one hand. Meanwhile, in less than 2 years, Obama has done what most had said was politically impossible and absolutely essential for us to maintain a competitive economy in the future (Universal health care), tackled highly challenging and comprehensive economic reforms (Financial industry reform), and stabilized a very troubling economy.

After all of these achievements, it will be interesting to see what else Obama can get done over the next few years of his first term. Even if he did not achieve anymore legislative accomplishments during the remainder of his tenure, Obama will have had one of the most productive terms of any president in the history of our country.

Obama - Still "Speaking Truth To Power" Though He Is The Power That Needs Some Talking To

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The most effective way for a progressive to retain his favor among other progressives is to continue the ritual that got them into power: Rendering indictments against the power.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

As "Racism Grows" - Obama Losing More Voters That Supported Him In 2008 To The GOP

AJC: Poll: Many Obama 2008 supporters defecting to GOP

The Obama Defender's Attack Strategy For The Past 2 Years

George W Bush Did All Of This Damage.  We Need To Do Deficit Spending To Reverse Bush's Deficit

The Opposition is Racist There Is No Logical Reason Why Anyone Can Disagree With Our Policies

The Tea Parties Never Joined Us In Protests Against Bush While We Were Marching Against The Wars

The Opposition is Stupid There Is No Logical Reason Why Anyone Can Disagree With Our Policies

Stand With Obama!!  He Can Produce A Puff Of Light From His Hands

Obama & Me - You Can Be Close To Obama

All of you that have an "Obama Commemorative Plate" on their mantle can now augment it with a portrait of President Obama and themselves.

Darn.  Why didn't I think of this?   I could have charged $1 per image and become a multi-millionaire.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Slate: Obama's Dependence On The Flaky Youth Vote Now Imperils Him

The Slate: Rookie Mistake - Will the Democratic focus on first-time voters cost them control of Congress?

In vacillating from charing that the "voters are stupid" as they work to explain their present funk to now going after first time and youthful voters - it appears that few journalists of a given ideology are willing to do some introspection as to why there was a rise in the rates of these voters in 2008 and what underlying economic conditions which proved to deflate their enthusiasm is responsible for their present lull.

Obama The Opera

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Obama's Election Has Indeed Brought CHANGE To Signs At Anti-War Marches

Today: signs look like this
In The Past "" used to have signs looking like this:

I am just happy that none of these signs show
  1. Hatred
  2. Disrespect for the president because of his race
  3. Death threats to the president
  4. Calling the president a "monkey"
Indeed CHANGE has come to this nation after Obama.
He got the Left Wing Hate Groups to clean up their acts now that he is the Commander In Chief during war time.