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America’s Call To Arms / The Arms Of Government

In President Obama’s inaugural address he appealed to America to “pick itself up and dust itself off”. Republicans in the meantime appear determined to demonstrate that nothing has changed. Basking in what appears to be a self deluded state occasioned by voting 100% against the Democrats’ stimulus proposals in the house and close to that in the Senate, they believe they have Mr Obama’s measure. Regardless of the state of the economy, foreclosures, education, health care and the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Republican’s clear objective is to make life as difficult as possible for the President.

Ohio’s Marcy Roars at $ Avarice $

Unnecessary speed sank the Titanic. The words from the findings of the 1912 enquiry into the tragedy need to resonate powerfully with America’s politicans. Speed is the enemy of good judgement. Unjustifiable speed in approving President Bush’s rushed and flawed republican bail out proposal as a salve to Wall Street in the current crisis, will most assuredly wreck and dash the hopes of the American people, long into the future. The collapse of the country’s financial system is nothing short of a national emergency.

Obama for white working class

Obama says he will fine-tune his campaign Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:50pm BST By Jeff Mason INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama said on Friday he would fine-tune his presidential campaign pitch and remind voters of his humble roots after a defeat in Pennsylvania fuelled in part by his failure to win working-class voters. Obama, […]

Fair Trade Vs Free Trade

I speak of states like Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio to name a few. Commonly known in political speak as the ” rust belt states,” these used to be prosperous regions, but no longer. They have become places where many people as victims of political ineptitude and neglect continue to suffer the consequences of long term unemployment, and the remorseless socio-economic destruction this bequeaths. Such is their plight .

Breaking News

David Plouffe the Obama campaign manager has released the following statement about final results in Iowa.  “Iowans went to the county conventions today to make clear that they want a Democratic nominee who will bring real change to this country and who will be the strongest candidate against John McCain. With all of the results in, […]

Judge approves Obama request

Breaking News:  Ohio officials closed the polls early at 15 polling centres in critical Cleveland districts today. A Judge ordered these reopened until 9.15 pm following a legal appeal by Barack Obama.

California Dreaming!

There was absolutely no doubt in Hillary’s mind either. From the beginning she always felt the nomination was hers for the taking. Who could stand in her way? Certainly not the naive smooth talking Barack Obama, with his silly campaign slogans and a first up lucky win in Iowa.

Breaking News:

MSNBC Ohio Democratic debate poll. Online sample 91,609 –After 6hrs voting — Barack Obama won 65% – Hillary Clinton  won 22% – No winner 13%.  Most news organisations praised Obama’s performance and many were not impressed with Senator Clinton’s attitude.

The Ohio Debate + Video

I won’t take up the individual issues which Obama clearly won. It suffices to say that he also won the debate in all other departments. Including:  Ease under pressure, clarity of positions and policy, humour, courtesy and the overall presentation of his case. Remember Hillary Clinton saying on many occasions that words don’t matter, its what […]

The Texas Gambler!

Obama has demonstrated by temperament and sound judgement, he knows when to hold ’em   The Kenny Rogers country and western classic ” The Gambler”, reflects the rationale behind Barack Obama’s brilliant campaign for the White House. Launching his bid for the Presidency in Springfield, Illinois, in February 2007, he readily admitted he was gambling that the […]