Tag Archive for President Obama

Purity Has Its Place

President Obama surprised some and disappointed others with the tax deal he cut. Ideological purists are up in arms, saying he capitulated yet again. Pragmatists are impressed that he hoodwinked Republicans. One could argue that both perspectives are true.

Those Crazy Palins

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=felo1pMXAz8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I’m not sure what is the most outraegous thing the Palin family has done this week.  Bristol Palin is in the finals of “Dancing With The Stars” with low scores be damned.  Sarah Palin says she thinks she could beat Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012. Or is it Willow Palin’s derogatory slur…

Obama to Address Nation’s School Children on Sept 14; will OC Schools display political backbone this time?

I’m still considerably mad at IUSD for last year’s lack of political courage.  My daughter’s elementary school actually aired the recorded address to schoolchildren by the President three times.  My son’s high school didn’t.  Select teachers did show it but my son didn’t have the good fortune to see the President’s address at all. On…

Kagan is Confirmed to the Supreme Court

  Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate and will become the fourth woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. MSNBC is reporting that “The Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nominee Thursday. Kagan’s addition to the court marks the first time three female justices have served concurrently. Nearly all Democrats, the Senate’s two…

When the Free Market Rations Healthcare

Regular readers of the OC Register’s Orange Punch blog know how healthcare reform is described – government socialism that limits choice and will result in rationing of healthcare. But according to Sunday’s New York Times, it’s not the government’s healthcare reform package that’s limiting patient choice — it’s private insurers. Back to the boys in…

Hillary Clinton for the Supreme Court

There’s a lot of name dropping over who will be President Obama’s next Supreme Court Justice.  I think the perfect candidate is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  She’s been an effective Secretary of State, was a more than adequate presidential candidate, a great Senator and is a lawyer.  She’s progressive with enough moderation to…