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Barack Obama, a man of change

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Well last night (24FEB09) our new President, Barack Obama, addressed Congress publicly for the first time. I could tell almost immediately that he was more addressing the American people than he was Congress, and he had some good things to say. I think last night's address was one of the best I have seen in my lifetime, and I have lived through a few Presidents. For the first time in quite some time I actually trust our Commander in Chief, and feel that he is being very genuine when he speaks of what we're in and how we're going to get out of it.

I never, at any time, felt this kind of confidence in George W. Bush, at no time during his stay in the White House did I ever feel he was being genuine, or that he even believed most of what was coming out of his mouth. I don't recall the last Administration, at any time, taking any responsibility for the situation our country is currently in, but last night Obama made it clear that all of us, including our Government, is responsible for our current situation. He understands that the regulatory system is in bad need of reform, and that it is this antiquated regulatory system that is in part to blame for the economic situation our country currently faces.

He firmly believes that education is one of the keys to long term success of our economy, and our country, and seems to be taking the proper steps to improve the state of our education system, which in my opinion is one of the worst in the world. There was a time, even as recent as when Clinton was in office, that our country was respected by the vast majority of the world, our economy was strong, and our children had something to look forward to. The job market was flourishing and all was well within our borders, well those times have definitely changed. Our country is despised by a large part of the world, in fact we are a laughing stock in many places. Our economy is floundering and we are on the verge of the worst depression in our countries history, and jobs are being shipped overseas at an alarming rate, in large part because of the cost to employers for providing health care to their employees, and I believe Obama has some great ideas to lead us back to where we once were.

I'm not saying that I think Obama is some sort of Saint, all people have their flaws, but I think Obama laid out a great plan for taking us back to the America we once were. Unlike the last Administration we have a President who genuinely believes in what America stands for, and understands the historic shoes he is trying to fill. When you address Congress and can have a large part of the Republican Congress giving you a standing ovation for your ideas and plans, you have accomplished something. Now I know there are some extremist out there who are not going to like this post, but if they stop and think about it there are some very valid points being discussed in it, and a lot of truth. I'm not saying these things as a Democrat, I'm saying them as an American. I believe we finally have a President in office that truly cares about the average American, not just those who make up 80% of the wealth in this country.

I believe we have a President that is supremely confident in his ability to bring us out of this economic crisis were in and make us even stronger than we once were. I believe we have a President that can, and will, re-build the infrastructure in this country and once again make us competitive in all areas of technology and industry. I believe we finally have a President who is going to take the health care industry on and rein them back, we truly cant prosper in the long term without that. I believe we have a President in office who will do everything in his power to repair the education system in this country, and prepare our children for what lies ahead. and finally I believe that we have a President in office who has out best interest at heart, who will not fold to special interest groups, who will not give in to lobbyist to further his own agenda, and who will do everything in his power to bring this economy back.

Watching Obama last night I seen a man with the utmost confidence in himself, he never wavered or seemed awestruck by the challenges his Administration faces. I seen a man who will stand tall, even when some may attack of doubt him, and I seen a man that I believe can lead us back to prosperity.

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25 February 2009 - 03:14 PM
For the first time in my life (I was 10/11 years of age when a man that wasn't Bush was in office) I might actually have a stronger sense of patriotism now. I really hope my slowly growing loyalty is not misplaced.


25 February 2009 - 04:45 PM
Bashing the wealthy is getting old. Eventually there will be no scapegoat for the Left to blame.

sidenote: How many presidents used teleprompters for their state of the union addresses?


26 February 2009 - 10:25 AM
I am pretty sure a few did I know Clinton used a teleprompter. But to be honest I completely and respectfully disagree with you. I feel Obama is not the way to go. I am a huge Capitalist and his plans scare the life out of me.


26 February 2009 - 10:59 AM
Right wing capitalist are the reason this country is in the shape it's in right now. The banks and Wall-Street going unregulated and look at the results


26 February 2009 - 11:16 AM
Sadly I will have to concede that a lot of these people are indeed the cause for a lot of the problems we face. But another is all these people who didn't watch their money. Those people that bought houses way above their incomes.


26 February 2009 - 12:55 PM
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation… You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005


27 February 2009 - 05:19 PM
I think it's kind of comical since people say we should be spending money to help the economy, but it seems the spending(debt) and not saving got us into this mess in the first place.
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