This post is for all of the fun video about and by Obama. No other President ever seemed so media-saavy, or was so telegenic and fun.
So here’s to a President who made democracy fun.
What is it like to be a retired President? While many retired people struggle with purpose and even finances, most don’t have to struggle to find meaning and also the sense of having no more mountains to climb. What’s bigger than U.S. President these days? Pope? And of course, there are only a few people • Read More »
One of the things that Obama did-for at least for me-was a greater interest in politics. Sure, I grew up in the turbulent sixties and understood the importance of politics, but being an African-American it was always with a sense of not really belonging. Obama has cured that for me. The ACA, signed into law • Read More »
While there was the killing of Bin Laden, we had other cares back in 2011 One of the many things I like about Obama was his inclusiveness, even towards people who were probably raised to dislike people like him. He would go to places for funerals where the people never even liked him. One time • Read More »
To me, the reopening of Cuba was the real beginning of the end of the Cold War. The embargo made Cubans poor, perhaps in an unstated revenge for the audacity of having a revolution in the first place. Instead of dealing with why they thought Castro was a better bet than the Exiles, there was • Read More »
Obama-the Reelection Year. He won and gave us another good four years of peace and prosperity. One thing I just remembered: No one will ever regret giving him another four years. Things went smoothly for the most part, and governance was sane-if not as liberal as some people wanted. Presidents who have been re-elected usually • Read More »
The Democrats lose the Senate in November 2014 , and Obama begins to look forward to life outside the White House. Immigration becomes a flashpoint-and people start looking ahead to the next term. There was a flood of unaccompanied children and teens who were crossing the border-a premonition of what would happen three years later • Read More »
The year of 2013 was a 50th Anniversary of so many momentous events: the March on Washington, the Assassination of John F Kennedy. So many things came out of the latter: LBJ and the passage of the Civil Rights Acts, the Great Society, and the beginning of the social changes that have transformed America. Also • Read More »
He came in at a time that was pretty devastating-700,000 jobs were lost in a month, bank credit was locked up, GM and the Auto Companies were teetering. People were terrified, suicidal (I remember hearing stories of people pushed to the wall by the recession and killing themselves. There were record foreclosures, and for more • Read More »