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Entries for September, 2009 in Politcs Plus

  • Mike

    Selective outrage?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I could not believe that Mika Brzezinski co-host of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”, was stunned that freshman Democrat Representative from Florida, Alan Grayson said” Don't get sick. If you get sick in America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: die quickly." ...

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    President Obama considers a strategy shift in Afghanistan

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Despite an expected request for more troops in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is seeking alternatives, according to the New York Times. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post is holding onto a damaging report of our efforts in Afghanistan. It is ...

  • Mike

    What are your solutions?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    On any given day, you can find several letters- to -the editor, blogs, and other media outlets criticizing every single move that the administration makes. That's par for the course and there's nothing wrong with that but it seems more ...

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    Let's try a different approach

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I think a lot of us think that if anyone disagrees with our point of view, that they are being led by outside forces. I know I'm guilty of that. My old fiscal conservative friends have always been leery of ...

  • Mike

    Yesterday's News...Wow!

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I woke up this morning to a very feisty "Good Morning, Joe” because yesterday seemed to be a “gotcha day” for politics in the news. The feed for “Good Morning Joe” was coming from Carlsbad, California, so the early morning ...

  • Mike

    A divided nation

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The United States is on the path of civil unrest and a culture war not seen since the Civil War. It doesn't have to be because “facts are largely absent, or buried under mountains of fiction” as Trudy Rubin of ...

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    The speech...My thoughts

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    President Barack Obama's speech last night turned the tide in his favor with a CNN overnight snapshot of a 67% approval from those who watched the joint session of Congress speech on Health Care Reform. It brought the ire of ...

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    Afghanistan:Escalate,maintain or withdraw?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The day President Barack Obama approved sending 21,000 more troops to Afghanistan; he knew he would be the sole proprietor. We now have 68,000 troops in that rugged and mountainous wasteland, while our allies have only committed 42,000 troops. I ...

  • Mike

    An important week for President Obama

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I'm pretty sure that right-leaning parents will keep their children home today, as a precautionary move; just in case the president of the United States slips in a socialist phrase, they don't want their impressionable children to hear. As Tom ...

  • Mike

    Ashamed

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    When I came home and flipped on the TV, I could not believe what I heard. The Victoria Independent School District decided not to let the students listen to the president's speech next Tuesday because of the controversial nature. The ...

  • Mike

    A glimmer of hope

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Deborah Solomon, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, writes that the government stimulus program appears to be helping us climb out of the worst recession in decades. No one is sure which programs are having the biggest impact but ...