The LuLac Edition #2167, August 21st, 2012
HITTING OBAMA WITH OSAMA
The GOP interest groups as well as the national party have launched a really stupid ad that takes President Obama to task for using the Pronoun “I” in describing the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The new “Swift boat” generation ad says that President Obama had nothing to do with getting Bin Laden. Notwithstanding is the fact that during the ’08 campaign, Obama said that he would hunt down Bin Laden and kill him. But as usual, the GOP does not want to be confused with the facts. But if you take this ad seriously and apply them to some of the most significant events in the history of the nation, you’d have to change the narrative about our more than 230 year heritage. For example:
George Washington could never be credited for winning the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Jefferson never bought the land that now makes up the middle south.
Woodrow Wilson never won World War I.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt never won the war from two fronts during the 1940s.
Dwight Eisenhower never gets credit for the U.S Interstate Highway system.
Lyndon Johnson doesn’t get any credit for having the Civil Rights bill passed that gave blacks the opportunity to live where they want, eat in a restaurant with white people or vote.
Richard Nixon would never get any credit for recognizing China as a trading partner.
The GOP right’s Sainted Ronald Reagan would never get credit for ending Communism.
George H.W. Bush would never be recognized for negotiating a peaceful end to the Cold War. Stop the presses, change the history books if this ad can be taken to its logical conclusion.
Any person know that Presidents have visions. Good ones put that vision into action with good staffs. Lincoln went through a series of failed Generals before he came upon U.S. Grant. Normal thinking people know the President gives the order. That gives him the luxury of saying “I did” when it works and “I’m sorry” when it doesn’t. The Buck always stops at the White House Desk, not in some Navy Seal’s backpack! The latest ad is just another attempt to diminish the legitimacy of the Bin Laden killing (something the Bush/Cheney administration did not do) and to diminish the President (Obama) who had the stones to pull the trigger. More nonsense from a bunch of people constantly distorting the truth.
MARINO IN ISRAEL
Phil Scollo left Wall Street to start a small business in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He learned hard work and public service early from a New York City Fire Fighter, his father. His business, a management-consulting firm, has served all types of organizations from global corporations to small businesses and government agencies. Phil has lived in Dingman Township, Pennsylvania since 1998 with his wife, Karen. He is the proud father of three children. A summa cum laude graduate of St. John’s University, Phil holds a B.S. in Government and Politics.