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Could Obama be thinking of one-term and done?

A couple of days ago, a political consultant was talking to me over drinks and I heard him muse that maybe President Obama might be thinking a “one-term and done” strategy. Instead of trying to focus on the next election, as the next part of his Presidency will be, maybe the idea would be to announce – in the coming weeks – that he is not going to run for re-election.
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WTF has Obama Done for Us So Far?

Should we keep the Bush tax cuts or drop them? You tell me how our country moves forward? Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bipartisan Healthcare, Filibusters and Reconciliation

I was watching the Sunday morning political chatfests and it reminded me why I worry about the future of our republic.

When I got heavily involved in the political process, I was so upset at how the Bush Administration had destroyed American credibility abroad with the folly of the attack of Iraq, the snub of our responsibilities on the world stage with regard to our place as a world citizen and the general “holier than thou” attitude when dealing with issues that could seriously impact the entire world, not just within our borders (e.g. climate change). Continue reading

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Scandalous! Obama’s speech to children is about the R word!

we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. Continue reading

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Another thought on Obama and the vision of Hope

What has me thinking is – where is the direct impacting investments? Why did the Cash for Clunkers not actually be directed for better gas-mileage, lower polluting cars versus just any car? Why has the TARP investment now not focused … Continue reading

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My favorite parts of Obama’s Inaugural Speech

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the … Continue reading

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Future Forward to late January 2009

Sent by my brother on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day. And wishing all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving. One sunny day in late January 2009, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting … Continue reading

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The Difference between Change and Control

On the latest Yi-Tan Tech Conference Call, Jerry Michalski sent us a link to a terrific visual that literally says it all (from Gong Szeto’s blog):

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A moment when time(s square) stood still.

President-elect Obama – you have the weight of a Nation on your shoulders. Bear it well and with the courage you spoke of. This is your time to show America – and the world – what it truly means to be a leader.

Thank you for that moment sir. I think I know now what my family spoke of when Jack Kennedy became President. It has been an honor being part of this moment of history. Continue reading

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