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17
Feb
12

medina elementary

…. greeting Beth Hamilton, principal of Medina Elementary School

President Obama greets school children from Medina Elementary School after attending a fundraiser

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14
Dec
10

huffpost publishes supportive pres obama article! seriously!

Obama and the Age of Unreason

Beth Broderick: …President Barack Obama has been under siege from every side for the entirety of his time in office. The poor guy just cannot do anything right. Passing health care legislation, wrestling 25 billion out of BP, turning around the auto industry and his many other accomplishments are simply ignored. The good is simply not good enough. In spite of his many courageous acts the common wisdom prevails that he is not tough…

Not tough enough? The guy is made of steel. Governing this wild kingdom of a nation is like a never ending episode of Survivor. Every week we send our leader into a shark tank with a bucket of bloody mackerel around his neck. Then when by some miracle he manages to come back alive with enough fish to feed the team we scream: “What? No tuna?” ….

The recent hand wringing over the temporary tax cut deal is a true case in point. The president does not preside over only like minded citizens. He must govern for us all…. I absolutely never want to see Mr. Obama acting like Mr. Bush

… Obama saved the bacon of the unemployed, assured tax credits for children and college students and prevented the middle class from receiving a bill for 3,000.00 on January 1. We seem to think that he has some kind of magic wand that he is refusing to wave….

… We need to surrender this idea that political purity is the highest value. Good governance should be the goal…

If we turn into the latte version of the Tea party threatening censure of all but the most purely progressive, this country will continue to be torn apart. Let’s leave the wringing and the rancor to the Republicans. We are not a party known for its unity, but we are united in our desire to work for the common good and to bend the will of history toward justice.

President Obama is not perfect nor is he a purist, but he is on our side. I for one intend to stand by his efforts on this mission near impossible…..

Full article here

(Actress and director Beth Broderick is the founding director of Momentum, one of the first organizations in New York established to assist people with AIDS)




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