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We don't have a President.

  • Posted on: 28 February 2017
  • By: GreyHawk

We don’t have a President. We have a fraud wielding the powers of the Presidency, but he’s no President.

He never was.

When he took the Oath of Office, he was already in violation of it and he had no intention of rectifying that. He had every intention of furthering his misuse & abuse of office, heightening and deepening the corruption and conflicts of interest, and undermining the rule of law, the checks and balances against abuse of power, and anything that could impede his own selfish gain.

He is not a President. He never was.

Open Thread -- On 'Being' Versus 'Acting' President, Can't Always Get What You Want Edition

  • Posted on: 13 March 2009
  • By: Open Thread

From Talking Points Memo via YouTube, a reminder of what taking the role and responsibility of the Presidency seriously looks like:1

For contrast, his predecessor:

This, of course, is a good time to bring up an old Rolling Stones song from 1969: "You can't always get what you want."

The key lyrics here are:

You can't always get what you want
And if you try sometime you just might find
You get what you need.

This is an Open Thread.

Some Thoughts on Obama

  • Posted on: 7 November 2008
  • By: David Rovics

Promoted. -- GH

Friends around the world keep asking me questions.  Are you excited?  What do you think of Obama?  Others are simply congratulating me.  And I must say, it was a thrilling moment.

As a teenager, in 1984, I volunteered for the Mondale/Ferraro campaign, mostly pushing bumper stickers.  An anti-nuclear group was doing this, in the belief that Mondale would be less likely to cause Armageddon.  I grew up in an overwhelmingly white, Republican town.  I was a news junky from an early age, though, and politically active in one way or another.  Of the Democratic candidates my favorite was Jesse Jackson, but looking around me I reasoned he had a slim chance of getting elected.

As an adult, living in urban areas all over the US, I saw little to dispel this illusion.  There were more African-Americans getting elected to political office, but usually we were talking about mayors of majority-Black cities or Congresswomen from hotbeds of progressivism like Berkeley.  But here I was, hanging out with my toddler, listening to my favorite local band, the Pagan Jug Band, sitting in a pub in Portland, hearing that Barack Obama has been elected President.