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Addressing the SOTU address

Watching the president speak on yesterday I was overwhelmed with multiple feelings. The common emotion was pride, in spite of the bickering displayed by each side (the red being the most outspoken). The speech surrounded a need to work as a unit. Finger pointing and snide remarks were non existent. The members of Congress sat attentively in a mixed crowd (Republicans and Democrats sitting together) and while it was, in theory, a good illustration of civility by sitting together, the need to WORK together was more important. The president extended a leaflet of compromise by stating, “What I’m not willing to do — what I’m not willing to do is go back to the days when insurance companies could deny someone coverage because of a preexisting condition…So I say to this chamber tonight, instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let’s fix what needs fixing and let’s move forward.”

State of the Union Speech

How can we make this healthcare law appeasing to both sides? First it is important to address the FACT Republicans do not support the law… at all. President Obama certainly displayed characteristics only found in great presidents by extending olive branch after olive branch, Republicans (as in their official response yesterday by Congressman Paul Ryan) offer only stoned-faced “no.” Running television ads dissuading the public and using the ever popular fear mongering are the key tactics used.

Republican response

… and for entertainment purposes…

There is a solution to the dilemma the president and democrats alike are facing. Compromise has been extended, but the course should be taken to the American people. With a recent rise in the polls, the president has begun to gain more popularity and with this he should take to the trails. Introduce the bill once more and show the American people the many advantages of healthcare for ALL people. Charts should be introduced to give a wider scope of the bill and how it is saving the lives of countless people. The people have not spoken until all Americans have access to affordable healthcare.

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January 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Steele no more.

Michael Steele has dropped out of the RNC chairman bid. This is not TECHNICALLY news due to Steele being an embarrassment for the GOP since being placed head of the party 2 years ago.

To say the entertainment Steele offered will be missed is an understatement. Not only did he provide a countless supply of jokes for every entertainers delight, he also gave the Republican’s much needed “credibility” within the minority arena. Let’s be honest, his election was as transparent as John McCain rapping at a Black Caucus conference.

The GOP has a long way to go if they are to be a force within the 2012 elections. With the Palin train derailing and the total lack of support within every key demographic, the RNC is the laughing stock of every household… okay, mainly mine.

Next up for GOP? The scare tactics that have proven to best utilized by former radio dj, Glenn Beck.

January 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Why?

To say it has been a “few” months is definitely an understatement. There are excuses as to my extended absence, however they only offer a short reprieve. Instead I will offer a sincere, “you were missed” and jump right back into the fray.

The nation was moved by the tragic events on Saturday, January 8, in Tucson, AZ. I was glued to my phone as I scattered for details and explanations. Why? While there is much to be said concerning the horrific turn of events, I have learned from our commander-in-chief that pointing the finger offers no solution. There was a gunman, he pulled the trigger, to over analyze this would prove futile and irresponsible.

In stating this, there is much to be done in regards to the political divisiveness within our nation. The hope of change began in 2008 and has not ceased to exist due to the rhetoric of the few. Granted, the words in which many GOP incite have led to the creation of the tea party and its “movement.” Their purpose is dedicated to another post.

The goal of last night’s speech was to begin the healing of a nation that is yet grappling with the “why?” In order to better understand we must first know that we are ALL American. This country belongs to not a single entity; immigrants are what we all derive from. To quote our president, “There is no red America or blue America… there is only the United States of America.”

January 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment