Jun 16, 2010

Random thoughts on presidential address

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained -- who can say this is not greatness?

William M. Thackeray

Barack Obama is clearly a brilliant man. He is faced with a catastrophe that NOBODY can ameliorate, and is worse than we are being told.
He has limited options , and NOBODY has any answers.(That includes the GOP, and Big Oil)

For those who did not like his address to the Nation, (and it seems like NOBODY did) I ask you to think about what he knows to be true.

How do you tell the Nation that we are helpless in the face of years of staggering corruption, ineptitude and cronyism? 
How do you tell Americans that this spill is just the beginning? That it just the latest in the unending challenges we will face over the next decade or more, as a result of years of deregulation, greed and disdain for governments role in business, BY THOSE in government?.

You don't.

You look directly into the camera and ask people to be thankful that we live in a country that has historically overcome great tragedy.(Reminding them in the process that they are great) You ask them to look to a higher power.
And then you DO YOUR JOB as best you can.

So go ahead GOP keep ruining the country with your obstructionism. Those of us that do put "Country First" will remember you on election day.

I for one will continue to support this President, and this administration, I don't care what others say or think.

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