Friday, April 19, 2013

POTUS Tells Reporters "American People Will Not Be Terrorized"

President Barack Obama told reporters yesterday that the American people will refuse to be terrorized. The President is leading a massive national effort to find and bring to justice the people who were involved in a terrorist explosion in Boston a few days ago. I believe it is just a matter of time before FBI and local law enforcement in Boston make an arrest in this case.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

President Wants To Avoid Sequester In Budget Battle

President Barack Obama wants to avoid the deep spending cuts that will be forced on the federal budget, if Republicans and Democrats cannot reach agreement. POTUS wants to have equal spending cuts and tax increases, while most GOP Members of Congress want only spending cuts. Will the two sides compromise? Time will tell. However, if past results are any predictor of future success. There will be little to no compromise forthcoming.

Will Killing Americans Bring Down President Obama?

I know most people who support President Obama don't want to talk about his killing of American citizens around the world, who he believes are terrorist. We all know President Bush killed terrorist using military drones. However, President Obama is using them more than he and many of his targets are American citizens living abroad.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

President Supports Immigration Reform In Las Vegas Speech

POTUS Obama showed up in Las Vegas today to offer his support, in a speech, for a new law to create comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. The President put Democrats and Republicans on notice that if they do not act on this legislation, they will have to deal with his proposal.

President Proposes Additional US Aid For Syrian People

POTUS Obama announced today that his administration is prepared to start giving more aid to the Syrian people who have been decimated by more than a year of civil war. It's hard to watch the videos and pictures coming out of Syria, daily.

Civil Immigration Reform Debate Needed

Earlier today I listened to Senator's John McCain and Lindsay Graham talk on television about the compromise they worked out with democrats in the United States Senate to move comprehensive immigration reform forward. Like many of you, I've waited years for lawmakers in Washington, DC to step forward and do the right thing when it comes to this issue. However, time and time again extremists on both the far left and the far right find ways to turn certain victory into defeat. I certainly hope that does not happen again.

What too many people forget when debating this hot issue is that real people are on the other end of the decisions that are made and not made surrounding immigration. What I dislike the most is the tone of the conversation from some on the far right who seemed to take glee in their despicable descriptions of human beings who have come to America looking for a better life. If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousands times during debates about immigration reform. First, extreme conservatives claim to be ready to discuss immigration reform when total boarder control has been achieved. Does anyone think that total border control will ever really be achieved? I think not and I think that is what they are counting on.

I certainly hope there will be a civil discussion this time around when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform. However, I will not hold my breath.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Law Enforcement Leaders Visit The White House

Law enforcement heads from around the country visited the White House today. Their visit was mainly political to help President Obama and Vice-President Biden spread their message that more gun control is supported by police officers.

While some believe more gun control will easily pass in Congress, I do not agree with that assessment. Millions of Americans are not going to give up their firearms easily and I hope the President has not set himself up for failure on this issue.

Photo Of Miami Heat At Obama White House

President Barack Obama honored the NBA champion Miami Heat at the White House today. After some good will jabs from the President toward James, Wade and others - the team stood tall to take a group picture with the President.

Folks in Miami should be very proud of their team.

Gang Of 8 Senators Reach Deal On Immigration Reform

It would appear that comprehensive immigration reform is drawing near in the U.S. Senate. On Sunday, GOP Senator John McCain announce that a "gang of 8 Senators" had reached an agreement on the framework to finally pass meaningful immigration reform.

That said, everyone needs to stay focused on the U.S. House of Representatives - because their action or lack there of will decide whether an immigration deal is signed by President Obama. I believe the GOP is ready to deal on immigration, but I have learned the hard way not to take anything for granted in Washington.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Clinton Or Biden In 2016 Speculation Abounds?

People who love to talk about politics are already starting the 2016 presidential campaign even though POTUS Obama is only one week into his second term. There are big democratic supporters ready, willing, and able to step forward with money to help big named potential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.

If it were up to me, I would outlaw all talk of the next race for President until two years before the next election. I think we all need a break from presidential politics. That said, there is no law forbidding it - so I will keep writing about it too!

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