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September 4, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2012, Greta van Susteren, Gretawire, Sarah Palin | Leave a comment
Alright, so its “cheesy”!! But afterall, Greta is from Wisconsin!
April 19, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, FOX News, Greta van Susteren, Gretawire, narcissicism, sarcasm | 3 comments
In a town hall meeting a short time ago, President Obama was sarcastic about the wealthiest Americans and raising their taxes. He said sarcastically, something like, “what are we going to tell the rich? that you don’t have to do a thing?”
Sarcasm only fuels class warfare. Of course the rich are paying – and maybe they will be asked to pay more – but why does he have to be insulting and sarcastic? Is that his solution? Be rude? It is not leadership to create class warfare. It is petty and political. It is a vote getter, it is not leadership.
Perhaps the economic crisis in our country is not so much the rich, but rather his (and other politicians’) stewardship of the economy? President Obama has been in charge for more than 2 years and before that he was in the US Senate. I am not saying it is an easy problem but flinging insults has never solved any problem.
Instead of insulting, President Obama might want to ask himself if his stimulus bill has delivered — whether it is rev’ing up the economy so that people have jobs and are paying taxes to our Treasury? If you read GretaWire, and if you look at the continued foreclosures and unemployment rate in this country, you will see grave disappointment in his stimulus bill. It cost alot — but did it deliver? He might find it more fruitful to study the economy, look at what is and is not working, instead of insulting and blaming.
Let me repeat, I am not saying that any of these problems are easy — but creating class warfare by being sarcastic towards the rich is not leadership and not what a President should do. He should be strong and civil – not petty and divisive.
Am I wrong?
October 30, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2008, Greta van Susteren, Gretawire, Sen John McCain, Sen. Barack Obama, Veterans | 1 comment
While looking at the comments on GRETAWIRE, I came across this comment. Knowing several Vets, from each war and conflict from WWII to the Iraqi War, they all share the same sentiment:
Comment by Bob in PA
October 30th, 2008 at 8:58 pm
I am a 91 year old veteran of W.W. 2. On D Day I was with the 116th. infantry anti-tank company, 29th. division. Seeing men lay on the battlefield dying and calling out to their mothers, some only 18th. years old, I ask myself was this all in vain?????
Will the liberty that we all fought for in the war be thrown away in one day? Americans stop and think before you cast your vote.
Thank you Greta for this opportunity to express my opinion.
Thank you for your Service to our Great Country, please know we will never let what yourself and so many others gave so much be for not. United We Stand “GOD BLESS AMERICA”
October 27, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2008, Dreams of My Father, Frank Marshall Davis, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gretawire, Madelyn Dunham, Real Clear Politics, Sen John McCain, Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Joe Biden, Stanley Dunham | 9 comments
Sen. Barack Obama was raised with several male role models in minor roles in his life, with perhaps the only major male role model in his early life being his maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham. He writes that in his teen years, his grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis to provide him a male role model of the black race. But the two primary role models in his life in his early year were his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and even moreso, his grandmother, Madelyn “Toot” Dunham. Yet, his book is not about them or their influence on him, per se, but of a man he barely knew and who basically played no paternal role in his life whatsoever.
Barack Obama with his grandfather Stanley Dunham
I mention “Dreams of My Father”, first published in 1995 when Obama was first starting out in his political career, because in a brief citing, he mentions one item that has haunted him for months- his birth certificate.
On Page 26 of “Dreams of My Father”, Obama writes:
“I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school,”
While this brief quote does not state WHAT article it is that Obama found, it does mention that he found it WITH his BIRTH CERTIFICATE. This would have been in the mid 70′s, so this birth certificate would not have been a computer generated document.
This means absolutely nothing except in the context that the campaign has been dogged by questions about the birth certificate since last Spring, and while they have posted a birth certificate, it is not the original. This statement shows that Obama has seen the original, and that it was in the apartment where he lived, and where his grandmother still resides.
Barack with his Kenyan grandmother
I do not necessarily believe that Obama was born in Kenya, even if Grandma Obama says she was present for the birth, but I believe that Obama’s failure to address this concern over his birth certificate has created or added to the theories about his heritage. There is obviously a reason that the Senator does not want to show his original birth certificate. Yes, there is no requirement for Obama to do so, but would it not have been more prudent to have done so? I see this as just one more reason why Obama has not been said to have “closed the deal” yet— check tonight’s polls!!