I listened, with sadness and pride, to President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address. Presidents, off and on, since George Washington have delivered this address. I was beaming with pride because I am overall happy with President Obama’s accomplishments in…amazingly getting stuff done despite a Congress controlled by a political party that is dead-set against him.
This week: John Boehner goes off about President Obama over immigration reform that Boehner refuses to vote on this year and cries some angry yet delicious Boehner tears. So, exactly how can President Obama fix anything if you’re not going to make the laws, Boehner?
Republicans are being pretty stupid right now. If they were acting intransigent for a good reason that they could actually articulate, I would listen to their side of the story. Right now, though? It’s just a bunch of whining and I’m sick of it. Dwight D. Eisenhower would fire on you with tanks if he could see what you’ve done to his party, GOP.
…it’s part of a Senate proposal (Manchin-Heitkamp Resolution) that the White House apparently is not even trying to consider, because they’re all about a strike and going to war, while saying that they don’t want to go to war, but want a limited strike, and that this whole thing is so complicated that they’re willing to hear options for how to manage it. Yet, they’re rejecting this proposal. But…but…for why, tho?
Bradley Manning, a gay, atheist, and innocent bright-eyed young man with a bright future ahead of him, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for blowing the whistle on the sins and outright egregiously bad behavior of the Obama Administration. This man was sentenced to prison after being abused like a prisoner in Abu Ghraib and made to go through an excruciating trial where he was embarrassed in front of the entire Pentagon War Department Citizen Tribunal and world.