Friday, July 23, 2010

Is Obama a Success?

I have had forwarded to me an article entitled:
Obama Will Triumph, So Will America

Here is the opening of the article:
Before he could serve even one year, President Obama lost the support of the easily distracted left and engendered the white hot rage of the hate-filled right. But some of us, from all walks of life and ideological backgrounds - including this white, straight, 57-year-old, former religious right wing agitator, now progressive writer and (given my background as the son of a famous evangelical leader) this unlikely Obama supporter… are sticking with our President. Why… because he is succeeding?

We, the faithful Obama supporters, still trust our initial impression of him as a great, good, and uniquely qualified man to lead us.

You can read all of it here: CLICK

Since receiving this story, I have had a couple of comments from people about Obama. One of them from DASHMANN says this, in reference to the Shirley Sherrod smear: "The fear mongers were so skillful, even the President of the United States was fooled on this one. I'm very disappointed in Obama -- he makes it tough on us when we're trying to defend him to some of our mis-guided right-wing colleagues."

SPARTY said this, with reference to a claim in the article about Obama's education policy: "I don't necessarily disagree with the overall thrust of this essay, but "an education system in free fall" that Obama has dealt with by "standing up for education reform" is very simplistic. Obama's education policies are little more than warmed-over Bush policies, and no more successful. Those who are interested in a thoughtful analysis of the Bush and Obama education plans would benefit from reading recent comments by Diane Ravitch, a one-time education adviser to Bush I and II."


I have never been afflicted by Obamania. I voted for him and I support many of his policies. Here, I would like to welcome anyone else who comes to BIRCHES to read the article and make any comments you wish.

Again, you can read all of the article here: CLICK There is a long list of claims of Obama success in just his first year of office. Check it out.

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