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“The Summers of Our Discontent”

This article is the 98th posted on The Huffington Post.

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The President named a new Fed Chairman.

Janet Yellen, currently Vice Chairwoman under Ben Bernanke, was selected by President Obama to head the most important financial institution in the world. The best choice he could make.

He was poised to make a huge mistake. One we couldn’t live with; one that would have caused more damage than has already been done.

The name of Larry Summers was recycled by the Obama administration, this time as a candidate for Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

But was Summers the right man for the job?

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“Rubio’s Cube”

This article is now on The Huffington Post. It is the 84th article they’ve posted.

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The right-wing tries again to rebut the President!

Marco Rubio, chosen as the sacrificial lamb for the GOP, faced the cameras after the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night to deliver the Republican view of our current situation.

Like a jumbled Rubik’s Cube, Rubio and the GOP find themselves in a state of confusion.

Unfortunately, there was only one watershed moment for Senator Rubio in his vain attempt to discredit a President who has found a voice and is rising in popularity.

So who is right in this moment in time; this extraordinary moment in history?

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“It Was the Economy, Stupid”

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Obama won a second term with an impressive victory!

Apparently he was able to overcome a bad economy, high unemployment, an incredibly inept foreign policy, a declining stock market, high taxes, failing banks, and the exploitation of small business.

He also overcame being a socialist, commie, marxist, born in Kenya, a Muslim warring against christianity, who associates with terrorists and refuses to show his college transcripts.

So, how did Obama get 332 electoral votes with such a horrendous record?

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“Emasculating the Debates”

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Millions were focused on the Vice Presidential Debate.

The first two debates were emasculating, first to Obama in the Presidential debate, then for Ryan in last week’s Vice Presidential encounter.

The importance of this second, usually benign exercise, was heightened by the lackluster performance of President Obama in the first debate — a night I’m sure he wishes he could do over.

The contrast between the first two debates was obvious and so was the spin. But, for reasonable people, Vice President Biden was effective at pointing out the deficiencies of not only his opponent, but the Romney/Ryan ticket — something the President failed to accomplish in the previous battle.

Was there a winner in Thursday’s debate?

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“The Rest of the Debates Have Been Cancelled”

Over 67 million people watched the 1st Presidential Debate on Wednesday!

The debate last week surprised a lot of people, Democrats and Republicans. They’re still buzzing about it. And if you ask a 1,000 people you’d get 1,000 different answers about what they took from it.

Most are saying that Romney was the winner of this first debate and that President Obama appeared bored and at times unengaged. ABC News even went so far as to say Romney “delivered a commanding performance.”

But did anyone really win?

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“What If He Wasn’t Black?”

Are Americans’ opinion of the President influenced by race?

It’s a question that must be broached when assessing the job President Barack Obama has done and whether he’s deserving of another four year term.

When the people elected Obama they were hungry for change, tired of partisan politics, aware of failing banks and a financial crisis driving us into recession, weary of endless wars in the middle-east, and losing jobs at the highest rate in over 70 years.

Barack Obama, unlike John McCain, represented hope and change; a chance to restore America to its past glory.

So, how has he done?

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“Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like Ali”

Just posted on The Huffington Post, 8/5/11. Click on the link to read article on HuffPost.

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President Obama could learn a lot from The Greatest!

Thousands of people — liberals, independents, and now even some conservatives — are calling for this president to get tough. Americans who understand the problems in this country want him to take off the gloves and fulfill his promises.

The President is giving yet another speech on Thursday, this one about jobs and job creation. Without even hearing the speech, or knowing what the jobs program will be, many Republicans are already saying… Hell no!

With such intransegence how can the President get any responsible policies passed?

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“The President Caves and America Loses!”

As Democrats give-in to unreasonable Republican demands this country slides further downhill!

The agreement struck at the last hour on Friday, a vote to allow the government to pay its bills for one more week and not get shutdown, does little to reduce the deficit and more to destroy the middle-class.

A vibrant middle-class has been America’s strength and driver of growth for over 65 years. That is all about to end thanks to the insidious ideology of Reagan inspired Republicans and the insanity of the Tea Party.

In a last minute effort to prevent another government shutdown, President Obama, and, Majority Leader Harry Reid, gave up five-billion more in pain-inducing, economic-destroying spending cuts.

What about shared sacrifice?

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“Forgotten Promises”

All Politicians make empty promises on the campaign trail.

By this time in the 2008 election, potential candidates on both sides were cranking up their campaigns, working on slogans, talking points, hot button and third-rail issues.

They all work with teams—advisors, consultants, strategists—developing policies and formulating a variety of promises hoping to be elected or reelected.

The 2012 election cycle will be slightly shorter, but will cost in excess of a billion dollars and will be rife with promises; many that will never be kept.

They’ll promise change. They’ll promise fixes, both political and economic. They’ll promise transparency and honesty. And, they’ll promise prosperity—a chicken in every pot, a job for every American.

How many political promises are real and how many are outright lies?

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“Sanctimonious Commander-in-Brief”

This article has been posted at The Huffington Post and is available by clicking on the Huff Post link here.

The Tax Reform compromise may be President Obama’s Swan Song!

The release of the compromised tax bill, negotiated between the Administration and Republicans, has resulted in acrimony between Obama and the congressional members of his party.

His uncharacteristic display of anger over his tax deal was misdirected at Democrats who feel the agreement struck between the President and the GOP is bad on several levels. His anger should have been leveled at the Republicans who shamelessly held crucial parts of the tax bill hostage.

He insists that this compromise is “a good deal for the American people.”

Is it such a good deal; the only deal he could obtain?

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