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The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:31 am
by admin
Thought I would start a fresh thread for this, covering what Obama does for Chile, Latin America, and the World (right or wrong).

Just a few more hours.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:28 pm
by MikieO
Well it looks like more of the same. For a guy who got elected on the basis of how things will change, the usual suspects are back in the usual positions. I'll give him 6 months to show us for good or bad how he plans actual change. Of course he's got 4 yrs to pull it off.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:33 pm
by RWS
Gloria wrote:. . . .Let's give the man a chance.
I agree. We can divine some probabilities for action from the man's words, but a year or so should show the realities -- though reliable historians mightn't weigh in 'til after we're dead.
Gloria wrote:This will be the last time will see a man in charge of the WH.Next will be a WOMAN! :alien:
Seriously? Do you really think so? With Hilary Clinton co-opted into this administration, her fortunes rise or fall with it. And by 2016, most voters likely will think her too old to be president. (As for Diane Feinstein or Nancy Pelosi . . . .)

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:45 pm
by El Zorro
Let’s not forget Sarah Palin. The last eight years have shown that a democracy is as good as the people in it, and it is up to Obama to demonstrate that the members of this one have now redeemed themselves. Otherwise...

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Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:48 pm
by admin
As long as it is not a woman for woman's sake. I don't think we managed to put an African American in the white house just because he was African American. It took the right mix of background, otherwise Jessy Jackson would have been elected (thank God that one did not happen).

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:32 pm
by ak405
I'm anxious to see how he does. I just hope that he doesn't screw around and slaughter expats with taxes in the next couple years... :wink:

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:19 pm
by RWS
No, that'll come later.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:22 pm
by RWS
admin wrote:As long as it is not a woman for woman's sake. . . .
Hear, hear. It saddens me to hear celebrate the novelty as though it were substance. Certainly we want to observe that a person is a woman, or a black, or a girl, or a Moslem, and so on, so on, on, on, on, on. But to retain these incidents as badges of separation undermines the very acceptance we seek to foster.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:26 pm
by RWS
For me, the other sad note in today's air is the expectation that government -- and most particularly, the federal government -- will do all, including what we should do individually and in direct co-operation with others.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:08 pm
by Chuck J 3.0
RWS wrote:For me, the other sad note in today's air is the expectation that government -- and most particularly, the federal government -- will do all, including what we should do individually and in direct co-operation with others.
Exactly.

"Oh SAAAVE us Obama!!!" It's disgusting. Cult of personality. As if......


RWS I know you know what is what, but for the tender souls here, It's SOLD OUT. Has been for a long time. If you try to really change things, important things like JFK wished to do such as the USA issuing it's own currency in the form of USA notes and abolishing the for profit, foreign-owned private corporation erronously called the 'Federal Reserve' (it's neither). Well, if you try real change you get a bullet in the head like JFK. That's not negative. That's FACT.

Obama knows who is the boss and he will do whatever his handlers tell him to do.

"Jump?"

".....how high?"


Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:45 pm
by MikieO
I understand there's been another proposal by Congressman Jose Serrano to repeal the 22nd amendment.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
As it is popular to say today "give him a chance" ...........before you install our first emperor. :shock:

Re: The Obama Administration

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:09 am
by jalundberg
RWS wrote:For me, the other sad note in today's air is the expectation that government -- and most particularly, the federal government -- will do all, including what we should do individually and in direct co-operation with others.
The feeling of this expectation certainly could not have come from Obama's speech.

"In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom."

"For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate."