Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Model of a Modern U.S. President

Steve Greenberg - Freelance, Los Angeles - Shellacking - English - shellacking,GOP,GOP,Republicans,Republican,Congress,Dont Ask,START,tax cuts,wealthy,DREAM Act,9/11 first responders,arms,treaty,benefits

It has been two years since President Obama won the election and became the 44th President of the United States of America. The Republicans have taken an opposing view to every position Obama has put forth. The Tea Party and the Libertarians have claimed that government is too big. The progressives are dissapointed with the direction or lack of direction of Obama's focus on issues. Given all the friction that Obama has faced, below is a comical and musical assessment of a modern U.S. President.

In the last two years including the last weeks of the lame duck session of 2010, Congress and President Obama have a few historic accomplishments including the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell; the passage of START, the reduction agreement with Russia; a health bill for 9/11 first responders; a food safety bill; middle class tax cuts and the extension of jobless benefits.

Of course, some say that the passage of the health bill for 9/11 first responders had help from Jon Stewart the host of the Daily Show. Will Bunch at Attyood calls Stewart the 44th-and-a half President of the United States. Apparently Robert Gibbs was looking forward to Stewart's persuasion on this issue.
Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk.

“If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think that's good. I hope he can convince two Republicans to support taking care of those that took care of so many on that awful day in our history.”
Will Bunch even gives his year-end prediction: "Our new leader, Jon Stewart, wins the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for his successful work on behalf of 9/11 responders.

It just goes to show that common sense can prevail.

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