Sunday, January 20, 2013

To Tell the Truth

I just listened to CNN giving statistics as to how many think the president is not doing a good job economically and how many think the national division is worse. The results of those statistics were weak for the president.

I thought CNN did not do justice to the statistics they reported. It is at this time I have trouble turning the other cheek and loving those who spew interpositional and obstructionist hatred at the president. 

What CNN SHOULD have reported is a Republican Party who will NOT show up for the dance even when the president invites them, whose ugly insulting animus is in rare form and whose moral compass and love of country first has been eradicated.

To the extent that this country is divided, and I think it is, the fault lay NOT with Barack Obama who thought he would be dealing with and tried to create a unified nation but with Republican charlatans -- hateful and extreme -- dedicated to making him, by their own admission, a one term president. 

If Republicans had admitted they lost multiple elections and did not try to subvert the president at EVERY turn we would most probably be significantly out of the Great Recession. BUT the president was handed a can of worms in both policy and the people who made policy in the previous Republican administration. The Republican Party is now SO racist and SO extreme they cannot bear to call the president correct even when it is blatantly obvious that he is.


MENTION THAT, CNN and tell the truth!!

WHY THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPERATIVE THEN BOOTING REPUBLICANS OUT OF THE HOUSE IN 2014, INCREASING DEMOCRATIC LEAD IN THE SENATE AND OF COURSE IN 2016 RETAINING A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT -- YES, I WANT IT ALL SO WE CAN GET SOMETHING DONE WITHOUT PULLING TEETH AND THEREBY SAVE A NATION!

National Day of Service Honoring MLK - Thoughts on the Second Inauguration of Barack Obama


Every day that I awaken I thank God or fate that Barack Obama won not only one but two presidencies.  I will be, for the eternity of my life, amazed and grateful that this is so.
 
This doubting Thomas still prays every day that our president is kept safe especially now with the Newtown gun issue prompting massive amounts of gun sales and virulent opposition to any form of gun control.  Imagine, 300 million guns exist in this nation; one for nearly every American who calls this land home.
 
Despite all of it I truly believe that most, at least a majority in this nation, are basically good as Anne Frank, even through her Nazi terror, believed about mankind in her age.  How can we believe less?  The services performed during this National Day of Service, I think, prove that.  There are countless more who are not visible doing as much as they can do to improve the lives of many.
 
One additional gift we can give to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, who sacrificed his life for all of us, is to show support to the nation's first African American  president and counter the forces of hate aligned against him every day in order to thwart him at every turn.  
 
Never give up, never falter and never fail so that those who are still oppressed in this nation can sing along too and believe in the forever famous words of the beloved Dr. King in his 1963 March on Washington "I Have a Dream" speech:
 
... we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
 
                Free at last! Free at last!
                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last
 
Be true to his memory by doing good and in the words of the Christian teacher, as difficult as those words may be to follow, and no matter what your belief is:
 
...  love your enemies and bless the ones who curse you, and do what is beautiful to the ones who hate you ... 
 
These are my watch words as I too try to calm my own anger and think that those spewers of hate and division aligned against our president truly know not what they do.
 
Happy MLK day and inauguration day to all.
 
Best,
Natalie Rosen