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Jindal and Obama: Parallel Universes

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:15

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by Lamar White Jr., Publisher of Cenlamar.com

(Initially published on Cenlamar under title Barry and Bobby)

 

From two different worlds away, their fathers had always believed in the promise of America, and when they finally got the opportunity to study and work at an American university, they didn’t think twice. They packed up everything they had, and they flew across oceans to be here. They were both idealistic, young, brilliant, and full of ideas and ambition.

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capitol-dcIraq is imploding as Republicans and Democrats alike are scratching the heads as to what went wrong. Meanwhile, party gridlock in Washington has brought any sense of responsible governing to a standstill. The President faces what may well turn out to be his single biggest crisis during his time in office, and he spent most of last week vacationing on California golf courses. Are we observing a freak show or what?

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king-obamaOn November 6, President Barack Obama won re-election by a relatively slim margin in the popular vote.  He was re-elected despite his stewardship of a horrible economy and with the help of a clueless opponent who played political prevent defense during the last few weeks of the campaign.

 

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clinton-convention Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward has a new book out this week, (The Price of Politics) where he focuses on the first term missteps of the current president. He concludes that to be successful, presidents need to “work their will -- or should work their will -- on the important matters of national business.” Woodward concludes that one of the best examples of a president who can “work his will” is the guy who overshadowed all the other speakers at both recent political conventions. Bill Clinton.

 

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laurel-hardyIn this troubled economy, Americans are hurting, especially the middle class. A new Pew Research Center report indicated that the middle class is shrinking and becoming poorer.

Median household income and net worth are down sharply as 85% report that it is more difficult than a decade ago to maintain their standard of living. These statistics just confirm how tough of an economic climate America faces today.

 

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