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How to reelect President Obama…

David Horsey
Obama's new running mate
David Horsey Obama's new running mate

Good morning, Netizens...


We have reached Friday, and for the most of us, we have done so without trips to the hospital. Now that we've seen the events of the week confront us, then wither away into the inconsequential it is time once again to lower our eyebrows, if not our expectations, and begin examining the upcoming Presidential election. Granted, a number of Republican candidates have thrust their hands into the fray, announcing that they will indeed be available as candidates, and that is to be expected.


Cartoonist David Horsey has suggested a scenario for poor President Obama that, to some, might be closer to the gut-level truth than some might like. Few will contest my belief our economy, both in Spokane and far beyond, has just about hit the bottom of the barrel. There is hardly a day that goes by but what we hear more bad news about our collective financial affairs; some of us who would never have dreamed of such dire circumstances even have personal knowledge of how it feels to slide down that greasy rail to unemployment and points far beyond. People are crying in the streets.


Where is Joe Biden when President Obama really needs him?


That doesn't bother me as much as the endless state of war that has so boggled the collective minds of America during Obama's Presidency. Some writers have stooped far outside the truth of history by comparing the Wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East with that ugliest war of our generation in Viet Nam. I'll concede there is hardly a week goes by but what some nameless young man or woman comes home in a box, and is placed in a lonely hole in the ground, another victim of senseless war. On and on, these valiant soldiers march in a stilted silence that knows little end; on and on the tears of their loved ones reach upward to the sky, to what end?


When President Obama ran for office, he promised change. Not only has our national economy turned for the worse, instead of reducing our commitment to war, his policies have increased our level of warfare; we are now fighting on several fronts, and if you include Libya and the Middle East, aren't we taking on more combatants, more enemy soldiers, than at any time in American history? That is not the kind of change I hoped for.


I think if we stopped the wars, curtailed the shipping of our jobs and technology to foreign countries, our economy might improve. Perhaps thus might be the only improvement that President Obama needs to stand even a remote chance of being reelected. Of course, your beliefs and ideologies might differ a bit.



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