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On this blog, I have argued with presidents (Republican and Democratic), the Senate, the House, pundits, and many others. This is political discourse. It isn’t perfect, but it is much better than the nothing that many countries have. I thank Veterans for Freedom that I have to blog, speak, write, and work.

Thanks to all of the American Veterans.

By |2023-11-12T14:20:30-04:00November 11th, 2023|General, Military|0 Comments

News Roundup: Obama, O’Reilly, Greece bailout

President Obama spoke in front of the Democratic National Committee. He rallied the troops and with good reason. The country appears to be headed in the right direction.

It appears that Bill O’Reilly is in a little bit of hot water, again. It seems as if it’s not only Brian Williams who can exaggerate, but also Bill O’Reilly. Bill O’Reilly stated on multiple occasions that he was under fire in the Falkland war.

Hey, Greece gets a four-month extension on their bailout. Nothing seems to have been resolved. Nice summation here.

The former first lady of Virginia Maureen McDowell is sentenced to some prison time.

Teens are watching drunk videos. This isn’t good.

This is a terrible time in the political calendar. Most candidates are only “quasi-running” for president. Several candidates that we “know” are running for president haven’t even announced yet. Yet, the media seems to be fixated on giving us stories about the people who are almost getting ready to run for president. It is crazy. Did you know that Jeb Bush’s wife supports him running for president? Did you care? I just can’t imagine how that is relevant to anything.

Fighting in Iraqi City is testing Obama’s ISIS strategy.

By |2015-02-22T19:54:31-04:00February 21st, 2015|Iraq, Obama administration, Party Politics|Comments Off on News Roundup: Obama, O’Reilly, Greece bailout

Government Shutdown – Day 11

President Obama Makes Statement On The SequestrationThere is nothing going on with the government shutdown. As long as the GOP insists on holding the government and the American people hostage – there really isn’t anything to talk about.

From NYT:

Budget negotiations broke down on Saturday — just days before the nation reaches its borrowing limit — as angry Republicans said that President Obama had rejected their latest offer.

“It’s now up to the Senate Republicans to stand up,” said Representative Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho after House Republicans left a closed-door meeting in the Capitol.

The message from Speaker John A. Boehner had been grim, Republicans said. Representative John Carter of Texas described Mr. Obama as “acting like a royal president.”

“He’s still ‘my way or the highway,’ ” Mr. Carter said.

With House Republicans insisting that they have all but run out of options, and the House not scheduled to meet again until Monday, attention turned to the Senate, where Republicans have spent the past several days trying to gin up Democratic support for a proposal they hope could reopen the government and extend the debt-ceiling through the end of January.

This is very important in my opinion. The republicans are trying to change the way that Washington works. They are added another way to get what they want in spite of losing elections and losing in the Supreme Court. They are hoping that they can get Obama to give them something – a pound of flesh. I just don’t think that Obama can give them anything.

Let’s think about this for a second. If Obama and the Senate Democrats cave then every piece of legislation that the GOP can’t get over turned thru the normal legislative process will be on the chopping block – Medicare and Medicaid can be overturned or defunded. Social Security cut or dissolved. All progressive programs are at risk.

This fight may have started over the Affordable Care Act but now it is much bigger. This fight is about how our government is going to function or not function for the next 10 – 20 years. 

By |2013-10-13T14:36:15-04:00October 12th, 2013|Congress, Obama administration, Party Politics|1 Comment
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