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In defense of Obama




In reference to Raymond Gross'' letter to the editor, he says "Lots of people think that this President is taking this country in a wrong direction." Let me remind him that lots of people voted for Obama; it''s called the majority.  


He is only doing what he promised the people who elected him that he would do, trying to correct the mess he inherited.  


One thing he promised is being done while this article is being printed; the off-shore bank accounts are now coming home and the people who own them will have to pay the taxes to the government they have owed for years, or go to jail, or both. 




James E. Hodges 






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Article Comment Raymond Gross commented at 10/4/2009 12:35:00 PM:

You're right Mr. Hodges, BO was elected last Nov. with a promise of change. Well, now that those changes are taking shape , even a majority of the ones who elected him are saying , "this is not the change I voted for". Even the changes he promised and have already put into policy stink to high heaven and are turning people away from him. Sir, you need to search for more facts and fess up that you have been misinformed by the left stream media . Don't be ashamed to say you were led astray by his teleprompter speeches, many others are changing their minds. Come on and join the majority now, bless your heart, we'll take you back. The election you speak of was almost a year ago, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then and NOW good people have wised up. Sure , there are some who don't give a hoot about their rights and freedoms nor those of their children and are too proud to admit they were wrong in supporting this president, what a pity. It's time to make a stand for what is right, Mr. Hodges. There's another election coming up next year, come join the majority who are standing shoulder to shoulder fighting to keep our rights and freedoms intact! It doesn't matter who you supported in the past, let's stand together NOW for LIBERTY.


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 1:37:00 PM:

I am disappointed with President Obama... because he is NOT standing up to the extreme right who are doing everything they can to see that nothing gets done for this country under this administration! I would love to know where you want us to find the "FACTS!" It won't be on the Fox "news" network, with Limbaugh and Beck and the rest of the bunch spewing lies and hate. Freedom is under attack from the teabaggers, and those blindly following these hate mongers.


Article Comment KJ commented at 10/4/2009 2:21:00 PM:

I love--absolutely LOVE--how everyone on the amazing shrinking right is suddenly so very concerned with rights and freedoms. The Republicans won't enjoy a majority for years. Which is awesome for me: watching the shrieking death throws of the know-nothing, do-nothing Republican base as they race to the bottom of the ideological well they have jumped into, where only the purest fanatics can live, is very entertaining.

I'm with Bill. Obama's fault is that he's trying to engage a party that isn't interested in working with the other side of the aisle on any real compromise to solve any real problem. Forget those guys and focus on fixing the problems without them.


Article Comment Gogetum commented at 10/4/2009 2:23:00 PM:

You're right about one thing, Bro. Bill-- a jack rabbit could stare this president down.
It doesn't take much research to get the facts, Bro.

RCP direction of Country Poll:
Right Direction 38.8%
Wrong Track 53.6%
Don't you agree 54% is the majority? It's there in black and white, Mr. Bill. So Mr. Gross was right and I'll add to his statement. A MAJORITY of us say BO is going the wrong way and too darn fast. You probably haven't even heard of his latest boo boo and big waste of our money, the tour in two planes to Denmark. Give me a break, will you. Open your eyes , Mr. Cannon. Surely you're not related to the Mr. Cannon who was once in the MS Senate? It is obvious you are way out there on the left wing tip by the way you call people names and your spewing liberal hatred of the most watched news in the world and the most listened to talk show host in the world. Like Mr. Gross said, come on over to the majority. We'll forgive you for straying, just repent and come on back home. Turn our disappointment in you into pride, OK?
One more bit of INFO: The dems have been in the majority in both houses since 2006 so you are dead wrong saying the conservatives are holding everything up. It's been Harry and Nancy in charge for about 3 whole years , Mr. Cannon. Obviously you need to start watching more fox news and tune into the Kings of talk radio or something other than what you're being fed. Get the facts and it'll turn all that hatred into love for freedom. Then you can stand and fight for what is right for you and your children!


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 2:46:00 PM:

HaHaa... talk about the pot calling the kettle black! But, I have to confess, when Glenn Beck said McCain would have been worse for the country than Obama and he would very possibly voted for Hillery Clinton had she been the candidate, it gave me a glimmer of hope for him! Even though, I know that is a foolish thought. Try listening to Alen Colmes on Fox and you might hear an intelligent comment. ...Fox, the most watched and listened to "news" and talk in the WORLD? Give me a break!


Article Comment Melody commented at 10/4/2009 2:53:00 PM:

Like Mr. Gross said, there are a few who don't give a flip about rights and freedoms . I'd say there are no conservatives in that group but KJ and Bill were quick to show their colors right along with Mr. Hodges. Bless their hearts,right?
Some more quick info for you guys:
It was Republicans who gave FREEDOM to slaves in the U.S. After the civil war all blacks were Republican and there were more black Republicans elected to the State Governments than whites. The dems had to start the KKK to regain power and that's what they did. They started killing Republicans, black and white, to regain power. Something like 3000 blacks and 1400 whites. Naturally after regaining the majority in the Gov. they repealed all the civil rights for blacks that the Republicans had put in place. President Ike tried to pass them again but the dems stood in his way and voted it down. Then JFK got it started before his death so LBJ had to continue with it but then if it hadn't been for the republicans in the house and senate , the dems would have shot it down again. I think one of the last hold overs is the Dem. Senator from WV Mr. Byrd, I think is his name. He was once in the KKK. So, what freedoms you talking about, Mr. Cannon??


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 3:05:00 PM:

Congratulations! You must be a republican! Republicans are good at shifting the subject! How did this become about slavery, the KKK and race?


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 3:08:00 PM:

Congratulations! You must be a republican! Republicans are good at shifting the subject! How did this become about slavery, the KKK and race?


Article Comment JC commented at 10/4/2009 3:58:00 PM:

What I can't figure out is why Glenn Beck won't stand up and clear the record about the horrible thing he allegedly did to that young girl in 1990. His silence on the matter is deafening, and quite revealing.


Article Comment observer2 commented at 10/4/2009 4:40:00 PM:

I did check out the RCP and I agree that 54% is a pretty clear majority and shows the conservatives are joining forces, Repubs, Dems and Independents. Either Cannon don'n remember his math or is a pure trouble maker and should just be ignored, like the KJ's. In either case he doesn't make good sense. But then that would be impossible: A liberal to make sense on any subject.


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 5:15:00 PM:

Have I said anything about 54% not being a majority? Please point that out to me and I will gladly retract it. Talk about not making any sense.


Article Comment Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 5:19:00 PM:

Have I said anything about 54% not being a majority? Please point that out to me and I will gladly retract it. Talk about not making any sense.


Article Comment JC commented at 10/4/2009 5:35:00 PM:

To be clear, I don't believe Glenn Beck raped and murdered that girl. It's just curious that he doesn't step forward and clear up the matter when there's so much buzz about it among Americans.

I don't think anyone should be raped and murdered, whether Glenn Beck is the rapist/murderer or someone else is.


Article Comment observer2 commented at 10/4/2009 5:38:00 PM:

One last comment before leaving this thread, when someone inherits something it is freely given without payment. This guy tried every trick in the book and big bucks were paid from private rich folk to win this position. Lots of poor folk too were donating money that could have put food in their kids stomach. Even money from abroad given to get this guy in office. He wanted this job so badly he even turned against his spiritual leader for 20 years. No, he didn't inherit anything. The dems were already in majority and he asked to get into the mess they had prepared for him. Now, it's like the blind leading the blind.


Article Comment Gogetum commented at 10/5/2009 8:53:00 AM:

Hey Observer, just thought I'd show some of the tricks he pulled as he was sucking in the weaksters last year.
Terry Anderson is an African-American talk show host working in Los Angeles. While the rest of mainstream media is blasting McCain and Palin and leaving Barak Obama alone, Anderson investigated and found 39 for-ked toungue examples of BO.
"1.) Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father was a goat herder - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's father was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father was a proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's father was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4.) Obama's family has strong ties to African freedom - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Obama's half-brother, Abongo Oba ma, is Odinga's follower. Obama interrupted the New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process started. Google Obama and Odinga. No one wants to know the truth.

5.) Obama's Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) Obama's name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya , his father's family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro).

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, Obama practiced it daily at school, where he was registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until his wife made him change, so he could run for office. 4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in Islam"

8.) Obama's School in Indonesia was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, Obama was registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces. February 28, 2008.

9.) Obama's was fluent in Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says Obama could speak the language.

10.) Because Obama lived in Indonesia , he has more foreign experience - NOT EXACTLY, Obama was there from the ages 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language.

11.) Obama's stronger on foreign affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), Obama'se never been anywhere else on the planet.

12.) Obama blames early drug use on ethnic confusion - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's quite content in high school to be Barry Obama.

13.) An Ebony article moved Obama to run for office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article mentioned.

14.) A Life magazine article changed Obama's outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article mentioned.

15.) Obama's said he wouldn't run on a national ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here he is.

16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for Obama, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did Obama beg to change misvotes.

18.) Obama was A professor Of law - NOT EXACTLY, Obama was a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) Obama was a Constitutional lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, he was a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Obama, there would be no ethics bill - NOT EXACTLY, Obama didn't write it, introduce it, change it or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill was hard to pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) Obama wrote a tough nuclear bill - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's bill was rejected by his own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation.

23.) Obama released his state records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills sponsored or voted for have yet to be released.

24.) Obama took on the asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's was part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens.

25.) Obama's economics bill will help America - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0 that he voted against.

26.) Obama's has been a bold leader in Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on his part.

27.) Obama passed 26 of his own Bills in one year - NOT EXACTLY, they were handed to him after their creation by a fellow Senator.

28.) No One on Obama's campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation Obama's campaign had with them.

29.) Obama's tough on terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, Obama missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism andhis friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel

30.) Obama wants all votes to count - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's said let the delegates decide.

31.) Obama wants Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, Obama prefers caucuses that limit the vote.

32.) Obama passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's passed 26, most of which he didn't write yourself.

33.) Obama believes in fairness, not tactics - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against him.

34.) Obama doesn't take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, he takes loads of it.

35.) ObamaI doesn't have lobbysists - NOT EXACTLY,he has over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) Obama's campaign had nothing to do with The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) Obama's always been against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's wasn't in office to vote against it AND he has voted to fund it every single time.

38.) Obama's always supported Universal health care - NOT EXACTLY, Obama's plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 (That's 15 Million) who don't have to buy it.

39.) Obama's uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp - NOT EXACTLY, his mother had no brothers and the Russian army did the liberating."


Article Comment Gogotem commented at 10/5/2009 10:37:00 AM:

In reference to Gogetem's comments, Obama still beat McCain. That should tell you something. Come on over and join the party.


Article Comment 14/88 commented at 10/5/2009 1:59:00 PM:

Lay off the crack..that stuff will kill ya


Article Comment JC commented at 10/5/2009 2:06:00 PM:

Hey 14/88, why don't you tell us the significance of "14" and "88"? I know what they mean, but perhaps the other commenters would be interested to hear the type of person you are.


Article Comment GC commented at 10/5/2009 2:56:00 PM:

14 words: We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

14 can also mean "that the beauty of the white Aryan woman will not perish from the earth."

88 is the eighth letter in the alphabet (H), to represent Heil Hitler.

88 can also be the 88 words from Mein Kompf by Adolph Hitler about the supremacy of the white race


Article Comment Patty commented at 10/5/2009 5:11:00 PM:

All this finger pointing and blaming. This is getting us, the people of the US, where? Seems that is all that ever happens when a proposal is made by any President to improve lives. Does not matter how you voted, what you think, President Obama is our leader for the next 3+ years. We may just as well all get along and quit spinning our wheels!


Article Comment bear commented at 10/8/2009 2:25:00 PM:

Can any of you pinkos point to one thing that Barry has accomplished?
Barry's weak on foreign policy
Barry can't get any bills passed
Barry sold his soul to the Russians and got nothing in return, as well as turning his back on a loyal friend in Poland
Barry is spending money like he's a "Real Housewife of Chicago"
Barry couldn't seal the deal on the Olympics.
Barry bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia.
Barry thinks a good speech will fix anything.
Barry's Acorn buddies are involved in human trafficking and prostitution.
Barry's hasn't kept one promis he made to you pinkos - Gitmo, still open; Still in Iraq; Obamacare is a dead issue; No Olympics; Bush and Cheney aren't in Leavenworth.
Face it, you bought a con job.


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