Monday, November 17, 2008


There are some people who do not know the difference between right and wrong.

They adjust their belief(s) according to the circumstances.

That is called, "situational ethics."

What is true in this situation is not true in that. What is right in this circumstance is wrong in that.

I watched the 60 Minutes interview of President-elect, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle (my belle).

He actually said some good things.

However, the "good" things he said contradicted the statements he made during his run for the White House.

That begs the question, "Which is the real BO?"

What is he really going to do when he ascends his throne?

I say that it depends on which way the wind is blowing at any given moment.

He wants to bail out the auto industry, but does not want to hurt the tax payer in doing so.

Where does he thing the money to bail out the auto industry would come from, the Money Fairy?

Of course, Washington has its own money tree.

That tree has two branches: The printing press and the tax payer.

In the interview, BO went on to list a few other things he wants to accomplish, but in the end, he was non-committal on most.

I have to give him this, though: he looked very intense and sincere.

It is my opinion that this is a time when we have to be very vigilent.

Since BO must go through Congress to get his agenda done, we need to be in constant touch with our law makers, letting them know what we think of his bills and pending legislation.

Here is a link that will help you know what is coming up legislatively: What's Happening in Congress .

Here is a link that will lead you to your law makers: Contact Your Congressperson .

Don't restrict your contact with just your own legislator.

The others may not directly represent you, but what they decide affects your life. Include as many as you can in your contacts, especially Nancy Pelosi; Barney Frank; Chris Dodd and others.

Keeping in touch with them will let them know where YOU stand on issues and DOES influence them, especially when contacts on a given subject are many.


Xavier Onassis said...

"Since BO must go through Congress to get his agenda done, we need to be in constant touch with our law makers, letting them know what we think of his bills and pending legislation."

The President doesn't put forth bills or legislation.

Congress does that. The President just signs into law or vetos.

Joe said...

xavier: As usual, you are only half-right. The President can recomend legislation to Congress which then can act on it or not.

More often than not, Congress then drafts a bill based on his recommendations.

They are less likely to do so when the President is of the opposite Party from the majority in Congress.

Even so, the Party in the minority may still introduce bills which they must then get out of committee to the floor, a difficult task at best.

As I said, it is important that we (you included) stay in touch with our law makers and let them know what we think about pending issues.

shoprat said...

I regularly right my representative and frequently hear back from him. The fact that he is conservative helps.

Joe said...

shoprat: That is a GOOD thing. I think the more they hear from we, the people, the more they respond.

mainstream-ee said...

Shoprat lol keep righting your elected representatives regularly.

Joey? Sounds like you were a little bit more impressed with our new President than you would like to admit, weren't you?


Admit it.

You're impressed with that Islamic feller...

Joe said...

anonymous: I WAS impressed. I was impressed with the way he changed what he ran on into what he sees as a political reality.

The President of Change will change some more as time goes by.

I hope he changes for the better, but based on his cabinet selections and leanings I doubt it.