Monday, April 20, 2009

A citizen's job may moral / issue / ideological purity; but that is NOT the job of the President.

It utterly blows my mind how the "Progressives,"  "Activists,"  "Liberals..." that worked to get President Obama elected now rip him apart.

The stupidity, the irresponsibility of ripping the President apart for not taking ideologically pure positions; for not always representing one constituency and not another BLOWS MY MIND.   Do we know anything about sailing?  What we are doing to President Obama is just as stupid, destructive and maybe even suicidal as ripping a Captain for not sailing directly into the wind to get to our desired destination.

The President's job is to work for the Country, ALL of HerHis Constituents, in the direction, and at the speed that is best for ALL; but that will not either rip apart the Country, Leave constituents behind, or result in a train wreck. 

What father, what mother that is any good is ideologically pure, steamrolling the individual wants, desires and beliefs of herhis family?  The bad parent does this.  The wacko.  So it is with the Leader of a Democracy.

We destroyed Jesus, then Gandhi, then King.  God is done with us if we do it a 4th time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Obama Connects With Young Europeans

President Obama, appearing on the eve of a NATO summit meeting here, told a cheering crowd of young people on Friday that "America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes."

Friday, April 3, 2009

Obama Takes Charm Offensive to Young People

President Obama, appearing on the eve of a NATO summit meeting here, told a cheering crowd of young people on Friday that "America is changing but it cannot be America alone that changes."

Obama's star shines bright in London

Just over two months into his presidency, Barack Obama commanded center stage at this high-wattage gathering of the world's industrialized nations, vacuuming up attention both inside the summit and throughout a sophisticated city not easily star-struck.

President Barack Obama arrives in France to thunderous cheers

Welcomed with thunderous cheers, President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to repair damaged relations with Europe, saying the world came together following the 2001 terrorist attacks but then "we got sidetracked by Iraq."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Slowing down on posting for a while. Double Shifts at the White House

Troy, who with Connie and me have been maintaining the Vigil is away for several weeks.   Hence my computer time is cut to nil.  I'm sure I'll sneak some time in, but not much.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obamanomics Isn't About Big Government

Twenty-eight years ago, Ronald Reagan used the severe economic downturn of 1980-82 to implement an economic philosophy that not only gave force and meaning to a wide range of initiatives but also offered a way back to sustained economic growth. Is there a similarly powerful animating idea behind Obamanomics?

"We the People" to "King of the World": "YOU'RE FIRED!" ...a letter from Michael Moore

Nothing like it has ever happened. The President of the United States, the elected representative of the people, has just told the head of General Motors -- a company that's spent more years at #1 on the Fortune 500 list than anyone else -- "You're fired!"

***Obama, Russia's Medvedev to reopen talks on nuclear arms

The U.S. and Russian presidents, in a sidebar meeting at the G-20 summit, agree to renew discussions on reducing the nations' warheads. Obama also spends time bonding with Britain's Gordon Brown.,0,1798275.story