Monday, January 21, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2336, January 21st, 2013

President Obama on the way to history. (Photo:


Today Barack Obama began his second term in earnest by giving a speech that was filled with straight forward talk. If you didn’t know, understand or figured out where Mr. Obama stood before, you do now. Obama endorsed gay rights and same sex marriage. He also said that work would be done on climate change and that there would be cuts in the baloooing deficit but not at the expense of programs that help the less disadvantaged or the middle class. Obama said, "We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," Obama said. But "the commitments we make to each other — through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great." The takers comment was a shot across the bow to the GOP and those still believing in that 47% that can just do okay on their own. I might be biased here but if you listen to the speech, you can hear and see elements of Lincoln, (compassion and inclusion) Teddy Roosevelt (action on the environment) Franklin Roosevelt (reshaping but still protecting the Social safety net) and Ronald Reagan (an unbridled optimism that things can and will be better). It was a heck of a speech and he knocked it out of the park. (Quote: USA Today).
Congressman Matt Cartwright and family.  (Photo: Matt Cartwright Facebook page).


Congressman Matt Cartwright and his family attended one of the InauguraL Balls for this historic event. Cartwright will be one of those Democratic Congressman the administration will be reaching ouyt to shape its agendas and bridge the gap with members of the majority party in the House.


At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It turns out it is harder than one suspects to pivot away from an empty campaign entirely devoted to character assassination of the opposition. Once lost, it becomes difficult to regain the high ground and concoct a mandate for much of anything. (Obama sure didn’t run on gun bans.)

The President didn’t bother in his reelection campaign to lay out any sort of growth agenda to ignite the still lethargic economy nor on any specific entitlement reform approach. His solution to almost any issue is to spend more money and tax someone else.

He ran on nastiness and demonization; for once he is governing just as he campaigned.

If Republicans do their job (pass responsible budgets, oppose extreme and unqualified nominees, set forth a pro-jobs agenda that includes tax reform) and can force the Senate to act (and hence to be held accountable) they will avoid political disaster and set the scene for 2014.

Along the way they will discover that while they cannot pass their own agenda, they can protect the country from the worst nominees and the worst legislation.

The real action will be in the House and Senate as Democrats strain to avoid controversy and hard votes while Republicans show their policy wares to the American people.

At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hail to the Chief!
With a little cooperation who knows what he might accomplish.


At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His speech was more honest than any he has given. He is there for the "collective."

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Chief Hatuey said...

Was Lance Armstrong invited to the Inaugural Ball yesterday? I heard he had no Ball invitation !

At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so nice to see the communist party represented on LuLac

At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

Ooooh, commies! Grow up.


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