Tag Archives: Obama

Who Do You Trust? — 18 June 2013

It is a fragile thing, trust.  It can take years to build up and yet it can be lost in a breathtakingly short time.  When it comes to government, loss of trust can harm the functioning of our democracy for … Continue reading

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Too Vast — 20 May 2013

I remember Candidate Obama saying in 2008, “it’s not whether government is too big or too little, it’s whether it works!”   This, of course, assumes a manager is in charge.  Unfortunately, President Obama is no manager, and his government … Continue reading

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All Politics All the Time — 13 May 2013

There are two disconcerting threads that connect the two hot stories in the news this week, the renewed (I would say, disgracefully belated) interest in the Benghazi terrorist attacks of last September 11, and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups … Continue reading

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“Sustainable” Debt — 18 March 2013

I am not terribly optimistic about the President’s recent conversion to bipartisan effort.  Not when, only a week beforehand, the White House strategy was leaked to a friendly press: they are playing for 2014.  President Obama is planning on getting … Continue reading

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The GOP: Party of Governance — 4 March 2013

I have been thinking quite a bit since the election on how the Republican Party can reposition, or re-brand, or re-something itself to return to electoral success.   Within the last week I realized that the answer has been on … Continue reading

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Sequester Follies — February 25, 2013

The posturing and demagoguery of our President surrounding the Great Sequester Debate is infuriating.  More than ever, he gives evidence that he has little interest in governing, and is much more engaged in politicking and campaigning. Virtually every day in … Continue reading

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Power Play — 28 January 2013

It appeared evident in President Obama’s inauguration speech that he has little apparent intention of working with Republicans for the next couple of years.  While the traditional inaugural address is a unifying ode to the principles that make us all … Continue reading

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