Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The President and the Price of Gas

In February 2012, Newt Gingrich pledged that if elected president he would reduce the gas price to $2.50 a gallon. Not to be outdone, his Republican colleague and intended presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had already promised in August 2011 that … Continue reading

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2010 advice to the President and structural problems

In my files I came across a piece of writing from January 2010 that I don’t seem to have ever posted. I’m going to paste it farther below, because it just shows how slowly things change in our country. Actually, … Continue reading

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Responsibility in the country, responsibility in the world

How is President Obama like the United States? Answer: both get blamed whatever they do. In the continuing antics of the US House of Representatives, the Boehner team wants President Obama to wait for their permission to do anything. After … Continue reading

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State of the Union, 2013, with focus on education

As I mentioned in “State of the Union, Act II” (1/27/11), the President’s 2010 SOTU address recognized that: …the devastation remains. One in 10 Americans still cannot find work. Many businesses have shuttered. Home values have declined. Small towns and … Continue reading

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My advice to Obama, 4 years ago

My advice to Obama, 4 years ago In the fall of 2008, websites including the successful Obama campaign’s were asking people for “advice for president-elect Obama.” Here was my 100-word version: Americans elected you to bring a new politics freed … Continue reading

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Primary 2012 and the plight of the Republican party

In an ongoing losing effort to keep my paper files in order, I looked into a folder entitled “Republicans,” hoping to be able to throw some stuff out. Instead, I encountered some gems! 1) Gingrich et al. v. Romney, 2011-12 … Continue reading

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Presidential debate #3

Writing this down in real time. Anything not attributed to a candidate is my own opinion. Romney sounds calm, confident, and collected–as a president should. Good opening statement including “We can’t kill our way out of this mess” (meaning ongoing … Continue reading

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