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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.

The Accidental Hero

It has been said that McCains prime motivation in seeking the Presidency is to surpass his predecessors achievements. He wouldn’t be the first man with such a goal. Possibly it is also McCain’s love of power which drives him. That’s not new either. The words “Commander in chief” would be music to his ears and the majestic strains of “Hail to the Chief” would lead his top forty chart any time.

It’s the Washington Way!

Yesterday on MSNBC national television, the former Republican Senator Bob Dole claimed that Barack Obama ‘s supporters appeared to be a cult led by some sort of a Pied Piper? What is going on here? First we saw Bill Clinton, a Democrat and disgraced former President, saying to the media in Iowa, “Now c’mon this is a fairytale” when dismissing Obama’s win.