Category Archives: Obama – Master Politician

The Rise of Unthinking Adolescent Petulance

Yes, 2009 is ancient history. Avatar was the big movie of the year – Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, as did John Updike and Andrew Wyeth, and Marilyn Chambers. And on January 20, Barack Obama became president. And everyone knew … Continue reading

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Simply Changing the Game

So, President Obama, backed into a corner by a sluggish economy and what many saw as a gaffe – saying that the private sector, compared to the public sector, was doing just fine – found himself delivering a major speech … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Unapologetic Pure Marketing

This is America and we market ourselves – we sell ourselves. After all, we did leave the class-bound ways of Europe long ago, where you were what you were born into, and as Pope said, you were to act well … Continue reading

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Inevitable Overreach

Obama may end up being a one-term president. The economy sucks and things are not getting better, as there is nothing Obama can do about the major European banks collapsing one by one, and Greece and Italy and maybe France … Continue reading

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The Master Politicians at Work

You may agree with Chris Christie, the rotund (or substantial, if you wish) governor of New Jersey, that teachers are the new Welfare Queens, living high off their fat salaries, with their big pensions, for what is not real work, … Continue reading

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The Peculiar and Pointless Race to the Bottom

The fiscal conservatives and Republicans and those on the right who call themselves the Values Voters – each alone or in various combinations – quickly realized this new president would pose a problem. President Obama seems to have an unusual … Continue reading

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