Monday, September 03, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2183, September 3rd, 20122

President Obama and the Family. 


I saw an interview with Barack Obama tonight on CNN regarding his tenure as President. It was a pretty well balanced report and really outlined the accomplishments of Obama since taking office. I’m fairly certain I’ll be voting for the President this fall because of the following reasons: 
1. His stimulus plan did work. It created or saved millions of jobs that would have went away without it. 
2. That same bill made health care affordable for millions of people that were laid off in 2009. I was a recipient of that health care COBRA supplement. It helped. 
3. In terms of job growth, it should be noted by someone that at the start of his term, we were losing jobs. I remember times under the Bush administration when no new jobs were created. Under this administration there are 29 months of consecutive job growth. 
4. Even though it was not the Health Care Bill I wanted, (the Public Option) it was a historic landmark achievement that will help millions. And despite Republican protestations make the insurance industry bigger and richer.
5. The President took the unpopular step of bailing out the auto industry. Again, he saved millions of jobs. 
6. His administration has undertaken a successful program via the Drone technology to kill our enemies who are affiliated with terrorists. The biggest target was Bin Laden. His opponents can bitch and argue that he never pulled the trigger but unlike former Presidents Clinton (yes the sainted Bill) and George Bush, Obama gave the order. 
I will gladly go into reasons some other time why I shouldn’t vote for him but that’s for another time. 
Getting back to my original statement, Mr. Obama told CNN that he is not a back slapper and wants to make sure he is home every night at 6:30PM having dinner with the family and going over school lessons with his daughters. His answer was in response to a question by the reporter that he might be too aloof with the Washington insiders. It is admirable that the President wants to be a good parent. But his first responsibility is to the American people. His first responsibility is to those parents who miss dinner with their own kids because they are forced to have seconds jobs to afford the food for the dinner in the first place. Great Presidents are rarely great fathers. Look to Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan for proof. Sometimes these moments of personal candor don’t cut it. What was the need for Obama to try and impress the reporter with the fact that he was a good parent and wanted to spend time with the kids? This falls into the category of “what was he thinking?’ Maybe I’m overreacting but you can bet the GOP right is going to have a field day with this one. In the meantime, the Democratic convention starts this week and we’ll hopefully see a road map to what the President intends to do if he gets a second term.
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Our next LuLac poll will be conducted September 10th. I know I said we would be doing it every two weeks but I want to see if this week’s convention improve or solidify the last poll result which showed Governor Romney ahead of President Obama. That poll was undertaken before the GOP convention. I’d like a post two party convention poll to see where LuLac readers think this race might be headed.


At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so misguided!

At 11:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to be a good parent and was around most evenings to be with my kids. I was always available. My wife was a great parent, still is, and we worked very well together. However I was not President of the United States. If being with your kids is that important, why go after a job that will keep you away? I am supporting President Obama all the way, but I agree with you, Dave. He whiffed on this one big time and yes the GOP will have a field day, but they've got to be careful how they approach it or it could backfire. I'll be anxious to see Paul Ryans efforts because my bet is Mitt wont touch it and I dont blame him.


At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many reasons we provide our president with a residence, household staff, transportation etc... one of the reasons is so he or she can focus on matters of state. The presidency is not a 9 to 5 job. And, what kind of a man hides behind his children as an excuse. Worse yet, how can any person respect that kind of cowardice.

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Personally, I would not categorize Reagan as a 'great' President. Probably one of the most overrated ones.
To paraphrase Richard Nixon, let's look at the Reagan record.
-Inherited a 60 billion dollar deficit which he more than quadrupled.
-Lied to the people about his administrations selling of arms to the terrorist state of Iran.
-Increased the Defense budget by billions on shoddy weaponry.
-Fell asleep at cabinet meetings.
I can go on and on. ANd I don't want to hear any rambling about his ending of the cold war. It ended on his watch, but every President since Truman had helped pave the way for that day.
As a footnote: Reagan made it a point to close shop at the oval office after five o clock.

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cowardice? Thats a stretch, heyna?
And as stated Pres Reagan was out of the office at 5PM after his afternoon nap. Parenthood was another of his many weak points.
Cowardice was Romney dodging the draft for 5 long years driving around France and converting zero French folks to Mormonism. As with all cowards, Cheney, Bush II etc he is a hawk and a saber rattler who avoided service himself.

The Old Sarge


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