Saturday, June 30, 2012

The President Out-foxes Opposition Again!

The latest big win for the President helps college students with their loan debt and provides funds for higway construction jobs for Americans!The Bill is another effort by President Obama to help college students and put people to work across the states in highway construction jobs. 

Why then, is it so hard for people to support jobs and education Bills this President presents?  Some elected officials are angry about the plan to keep interest rates on education loans low on students while in school.  Others are mad the transportation part of the Bill didn't have more money set aside for infrastructure work - but it would mean raising gas-related taxes which no one wants to do.  But, many know it is necessary to raise taxes in some areas in order to put Americans back to work on projects the county needs.  And rest assured, if the Bill would not have passed, many would be complaining the President did too little and did not lead. 

Well, give the President credit for leading when he does get something passed with this grid-locked Congress.  Congratulations Mr. President on this Bill and The Affordable Health Care Act being sustained by the Supreme Court.  It was the President's knowledge of Constitutional Law that made sure the "Tax Clause" argument was the secondary rational cited in the government brief in defense of the Act.  He knew the opposition would only focus on the first defense stated in the brief - the Commerce Clause - and he was right.  He out-foxed the others AGAIN.  He knew the High Court would review the secondary defense if it found the first one to be insufficient and that's exactly what happened.  A true leader always has a fallback position!  You go Mr. President! 

Let's Do it Again - RE-Elect President Obama!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Are We In It To Win It?

Every day we read or hear how tides are turning in the fund-raising arena for President Obama.  Mitt Romney and the Republicans are positioned to out-raise andout-spend President Obama in the run-up to the Fall election. 

We Democrats must decide whether or not we are "in it to win it?" To win it - we must fund it and then vote accordingly!  Anything less and the President and other Democrats will loose!

The re-election of President Obama is so much more than re-electing a person.  It's about re-electing the 'most correct' and 'best' set of values, policies and practices needed for our country and our citizens. The 'hope' many Americans felt when the President was elected was magical.  But, it was just a feeling.  It was not a guaranteed formula to bright about the change we all sought. 

That 'hope' needed support.  Support form Congress.  Support from corporations.  Support from individual citizens. One man alone could not move the entrenced machinery of Washington DC politics...even with the best of intentions, commitment and focus.  Even the cobbled together 60 votes between Democratic and Independent Senators was rarely sufficient to pass legislation in the first two years of the Administration without 'support' from a few Republicans.  Thus, how could anyone have thought or think "the change" we all sought and seek could actually come to pass if left to one man alone without help?  Especially when the Republican leadership in both chambers of Congress are committed to "stopping" this President.

That very same 'hope' still needs support.  Our support....yours and mine.  Our money and our vote.  Are you in it to win it?  I'm in!

Let's Do It Again. Re-Elect President Obama.

Monday, June 11, 2012