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  • dannyboystories 10:32 AM on January 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , deficit, entitlements, inaugural, , plans, special interests, speech,   

    Campaign Language 

    Today, I returned to the books and re-read the inaugural addresses of Truman, Eisenhower, Carter, Reagan, Bush (2), Clinton, and Obama (1). Suffice it to say it took some time. Conclusion: President Barack Obama’s second address (January 21, 2013) was disappointing campaign rhetoric with no specifics, no plans, no ideas, no proposals, no substance.

    [As a matter of full disclosure, I am a conservative, did not vote for Obama, but I honor the office of the presidency as an American citizen. Obama won the election, get over it.]

    At a time when this nation needs intelligent, fully involved, leadership, the President’s second inaugural address provided nothing on which to hang your hat. Like his previous speeches over the past four years, he made lofty promises to all those special interest groups he favors, knowing he has no need to run again for re-election. Why was there no substance? Can you name one new concept or solution he presented in his second inaugural address?

    The President is secure for the next four years, why did he not put forward new ideas? Why did he not, at least, put forward plans to meet with the opposition political party leaders on a regular, perhaps weekly, basis? Why did he not broach ways in which to overhaul the crippling costs of entitlements? Why did he not propose ways to end the massive deficit [much of which he caused by his policies], or to reduce spending, cut federal payroll, re-design benefit packages for federal workers and bureaucrats more appropriately in line with the private sector? Why did he ignore the need to establish a concrete foreign policy?

    Every president since, and including Harry Truman, has outlined specifics in inaugural addresses. All presented ideas to improve America and solve problems. President Obama again delivered a wide-ranging list of campaign promises with no specific ideas or resolutions. It would have been welcome had he outlined a simple action plan time frame for the next four years. Alas, there was nothing of the kind.

    I’m trying to give the man the benefit of the doubt, but can only presume by his words and deeds he has no ideas or solutions. He will simply occupy the Oval Office for four years, presiding over politics as usual, while he manages by Executive Order in a continued attempt to socialize the United States. I fear we may be in a worse national condition after four more years of indecision and indecisiveness.

    America deserves better. …but, it’s only my opinion.


  • dannyboystories 12:56 PM on November 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: citizens, deficit, film, frightening, Halloween, Obama's America, ,   

    Halloween Fright 

    Halloween is now over, but, apparently, the most frightening and important motion picture of 2012 has yet to be seen by a large majority of Americans. What is even worse, this well researched documentary provides an honest insight into the least vetted American President in history.

     “2016: Obama’s America” is a 2012 documentary by conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza. It has been in theaters since July, but, we believe, has been primarily viewed only by conservatives or Republicans already in the throws of learning about the current President of the United States. That is not satisfactory regardless your political party. The film examines the question, “If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?”. Certainly, that is an important question for everyone, Democrat or Republican, as we come to the all-important Presidential elections November 6th.

    While the film traces Obama’s personal history and background, it also looks at probabilities for the next four years, given the turmoil in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. Looking at the huge national debt, the current financial path of the United States is called disastrous with an impending fall of the nation into a league with current third world countries within the next three to six years unless dramatic changes in fiscal policy are mounted.

    Regardless of your political point of view, no citizen should ignore this film. Further, no citizen should go to the polls on November 6th without watching “2016: Obama’s America”. Voting without this information is tantamount to attempting to ride a bicycle without wheels.

    It is still showing in theaters and is available for purchase at Amazon.com.


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