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November 4, 2010

Beware of Career Politicians!

Washington seems to be irrevocably broken. We no longer have politicians who leave their communities from Alabama to Wisconsin and go to work in Washington on issues that will benefit their constituents. Once elected by their home town and state, politicians go to Washington armed with personal agendas and to do lists. That’s why D.C. is currently filled with Republicrats and the Class of 2010 will introduce Teapublicrats into Washington’s political structure. If a politician goes to Washington and dares to try to change the corrupt, crooked, fraudulent practices s/he will be labeled as ‘Public Enemy Number One’ and everything they try to work on — no matter how good for America — will be blocked. Saying that our government is a social order of elite cliques is an understatement.

Washington is FILLED with career politicians who are only interested in getting rich and re-elected. I am not being scornful nor am I mocking people who are civic minded. It is just difficult to explain why anyone would spend $150 MILLION dollars on a campaign to get a job that pays $180,000 a year. What could cause such a reckless financial decision? Could it be the personal benefits: the kickbacks, salary for life, unbelievable insurance and the ability to vote for a raise for yourself?

Washington is damaged and only American voters can change it. We have to put a stop to this madness that works against us. The only people who seem to benefit from the Washington political system are the corrupt Washington fat cats. We need term limits: two 2 year terms. Politicians should campaign the way they intend to govern and govern like they campaigned. Politicians should go to Washington, focus on what they campaigned to do to benefit their community and then leave D.C. when they’ve done their job. We need to stop politicians’ ‘special benefits’. Politicians should receive Social Security and Medicare just like everyone else. There should be a five dollar limit on campaign contributions and only from individual American citizens. We need our elected officials to be civic minded public servants instead of special interest directed career politicians.

We also need to be independent thinkers. That’s the only way Americans are going to benefit from our political system. Do not let either political party control your mind. Do not hate a candidate only because he is a Democrat. Do not hate a candidate only because she is a Republican. Do not trust a candidate just because she is a Democrat. Do not trust a candidate just because he is a Republican. If you do, you will forever be their puppet without benefits.

Yesterday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he will not work with President Obama on Programs that will benefit Democrats and Republicans alike. He said that his goal is to get a Republican in as President in 2012. Excuse me, but how does this help Americans get jobs, and loans, and homes and cars? He doesn’t care about how his decision will create consequences for you and me. Plotting the next election only benefits his personal agenda. McConnell is the Senate minority leader with an obligation to govern for Americans in a manner that transcends his own partisan goals.

It seems that given the choice of supporting something that was good for the country, but would also benefit Barack Obama politically, McConnell would screw over Americans. He is willing to do what’s beneficial for his personal political agenda; and not necessarily good for us Americans.

Our Teapublicrats MUST work together in the next two years so that America can get out of the ditch she’s in. If these politicians do not work together we will all suffer tremendously.

If the economy does not improve soon, more businesses will lay off more employees. Those of us with jobs could lose our jobs. If we lose our jobs we can’t buy anything or support our local businesses. If we don’t support our local businesses they will go out of business. If they go out of business there will be less taxes coming into our communities. If there are less taxes flowing into our community our Mayors will have to cut services in our communities and the downward spiral will continue until we are ALL affected. This can turn into a living nightmare for all of us. We have to work together as Americans and make it clear to individual politicians we elected that they must work for us, that getting America back on its financial feet is goal number one.

Our politicians are living THEIR American dream. We have to convince them to work for us: for you and me so that we can live our American dream.

We have to let them know that we will not tolerate 2 years of dysfunction that leads to more suffering for us while they sit on their behinds and get paid. We have to remind them that we the voters have the power to stop their dreams. We have to demand that they work together to create jobs and do what’s best for ALL of us.

Empower yourself. Force politicians to do the work you sent them to do in Washington. Contact your elected officials: tweet, email, call or write your Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor and Legislators and insist that they work together and do what’s right for America.

Contact your elected officials: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

August 4, 2009

Happy 48th Number 44!

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Barack

In honor of President Obama’s 48th (doesn’t he look GREAT!!!) Domino’s Pizza locations in Washington, DC are offering FREE CAKE!

Domino’s is launching a new dessert — the Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake and if you stop by any Domino’s location in Washington D.C. and say “Happy Birthday” to the President, you will get a free sample.

The promotion runs between 11 am and 9 pm today while supplies last.

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Grandpa Dunham

August 3, 2009

White House: “NO New Taxes For Middle Class”

President Obama is committed to making sure middle class families do not see a tax increase, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today. 

“The president’s clear commitment is not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year,” Gibbs said, repeating Obama’s pledge from the presidential campaign. 

On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner suggested that taxes increases are inevitable. 

“We will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained, unless we … can convince the American people that we’re going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established,” Geithner said on ABC’s “This Week.” 

Asked point blank whether it was right to suggest it is a matter of when, not if, taxes will be raised, Geithner responded, “It is absolutely right.” 

National Economic Council President Larry Summers also did not rule out future increases on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” 

Gibbs, though, dismissed the comments Monday as part of a “hypothetical back and forth” that Geithner and Summers allowed themselves to engage in. 

“Promising that everybody’s going to be on message may be a bar that’s too high for me to leap over,” Gibbs said.

Peppered with reporters’ questions on the topic, he repeatedly said that despite the Sunday comments the president has been “clear” that he intends to shield middle-class families from a tax hike. 

“I am reiterating the president’s clear commitment in the clearest terms possible that he’s not raising taxes on those who make less than $250,000 a year,” he said. 

The discussion over future tax increases comes as the deficit is expected to hit $1.8 trillion next year. With spending still planned for a $1 trillion, 10-year health care reform plan, officials say something will have to be done to keep the deficit and national debt from growing wider. 

Gibbs said that President Obama is committed to cutting wasteful spending to help achieve that goal. 

July 5, 2008

Barack Obama — Soccer Dad

Great Dad Barack Obama took a little break from his campaign to watch older daughter Malia’s soccer game with Michelle and younger daughter Sasha.

June 26, 2008

Meet The Women Behind Senator Barack Obama

  “Senator Obama was raised by a very competent and professional woman and he is married to a very competent and professional woman. He has included women in leadership roles at all levels of the campaign.”

Behind every great presumptive Presidential nominee is a great team. 

Meet the women behind Senator Obama. They’re smart, powerful and willing to work round the clock on their candidate’s campaign.

First and foremost is Barack’s devoted wife, Michelle, to whom he’s been married for 16 years.  His former Harvard Law School colleagues say that once he met Michelle in summer 1989 he curtailed dating anyone else even though he and Michelle didn’t start dating until that fall.

Michelle boosted her husband’s image last Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” when she won over the tough all-female round table as a guest host.

“I wear my heart on my sleeve, and when you put your heart out there, it’s a risk that you take,” said the Ivy League-educated lawyer when asked by her co-hosts about being scrutinized by the media.

“People are not used to strong women,” she added. “Hillary Clinton has created 18 million cracks on the ceiling, and we need to keep pushing it and pushing it.”

Linda Douglass – Travelling spokeswoman.  She left ABC News, where she covered Congress, to be a traveling spokeswoman for Obama. She says part of the draw was that the old-boys’-club notion of politics seemed to have disappeared. “Now it seems like the men like to talk about their kids, and the women often follow sports. We are all pretty much on the same plane in this campaign,” says Douglass.

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June 24, 2008

Barack Obama: Regular Guy All His Life

  Obama in 1990 when he led the Harvard Law Review

This is much longer than I intended, but I had to put the different pieces together to give a little different picture of who Barack Obama is.  He isn’t the elitist that some wants us to believe he is, how could he be? 

He might have a sense of pride about him (and he should!) but he isn’t arrogant or pompous.  His journey started a long time ago and it has been a long excursion in his short 46 years.

This story begins with Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich “D&G”.  D&G represents a huge variety of clients from No. 1 bestseller nonfiction authors like: Joy Bauer (Joy Bauer’s Food Cures) and Robin L Smith (Lies at the Altar) to best selling fiction authors like Jacqueline Carey and Anne Stuart.

Dystel & Goderich believe in the slush pile and read every submission that is sent to them, even if they chose not to represent that author. They are committed to finding the best talent and giving the authors the best representation. 

Jane did an interview with Jayne of ‘Dear Author’ about a year ago that I found interesting, particularly because Jane is the person who ‘found’ Barack Obama and his literary voice.  Here is a ‘little’ background about Jane from her own mouth and then a little bit about how she came to meet Barack Obama 18 years ago.

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June 23, 2008

Barack Obama: Regular Guy All His Life

 

This is much longer than I intended, but I had to put the different pieces together to give a little different picture of who Barack Obama is.  He isn’t the elitist that some wants us to believe he is, how could he be? 

He might have a sense of pride about him (and he should!) but he isn’t arrogant or pompous.  His journey started a long time ago and it has been a long excursion in his short 46 years.

This story begins with Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich “D&G”.  D&G represents a huge variety of clients from No. 1 bestseller nonfiction authors like: Joy Bauer (Joy Bauer’s Food Cures) and Robin L Smith (Lies at the Altar) to best selling fiction authors like Jacqueline Carey and Anne Stuart.

Dystel & Goderich believe in the slush pile and read every submission that is sent to them, even if they chose not to represent that author. They are committed to finding the best talent and giving the authors the best representation. 

Jane did an interview with Jayne of ‘Dear Author’ about a year ago that I found interesting, particularly because Jane is the person who ‘found’ Barack Obama and his literary voice.  Here is a ‘little’ background about Jane from her own mouth and then a little bit about how she came to meet Barack Obama 18 years ago.

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