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CWAA: Can We All Agree™ – 8/26/17 edition

August 26, 2017

Can we all agree, Donald Trump has perfected the art of making unpopular announcements on Friday afternoon. This week it’s banning transgender soldiers  and pardoning former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Can we all agree the country is watching the administration’s response to Hurricane Harvey – worried that politics will get in the way?

Can we all agree, presidential advisor Gary Cohn will be out of a job soon, now that he has publicly criticized his boss?

Can we all agree, the Pentagon deserves some credit for allowing California National Guard troops to keep the bonus money they were given by the government?

Can we all agree, imposing more sanctions on the Venezuelan government, just allows President Nicolás Maduro to position himself as a patriotic leader battling an imperialistic northern neighbor?

Can we all agree, Mr. Trump has managed to give himself an excuse in case his Afghan policy fails, by saying his decision “was not his original” idea? But, you have to wonder, has he ever had an ‘original’ idea?

Can we all agree the Bay Area is breathing a long sigh of relief that right-wing rallies scheduled for today and tomorrow, were cancelled by organizers – leaving the stage to counter protestors?

Can we all agree, it is unbelieveable that the Navy has now lost 17 sailors in non-combat situations over the last two months and our Commander and Chief has not made one comment?

Can we all agree, if the Secret Service had run out of money in the first six months of any other administration there would be a Congressional outcry and investigation?

Can we all agree, Boston anti-racism protestors showed the world how to make a point and protect free-speech, by being peaceful and non-confrontational?

Can we all agree, now that Steve Bannon  and Sebastian Gorka, have left the White House, only one openly racist official remains?

Can we all agree, with all the craziness going on in the world it’s hard to get worked up about French President Emmanuel Macron’s $30,000 makeup scandal?

Can we all agree, Mr. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that attacking the senators you need to pass your agenda is really not the way to get anything done in Washington?

Can we all agree, threatening to shut down the government over a wall that no one wants, is just another empty rhetorical device to rally your supporters?

Can we all agree, watching Mr. Trump this week was like watching a sociopath with bipolar disorder? A truly dangerous combination?

Can we all agree, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has done a masterful job of issuing an energy report which simply ignores the facts, to promote an agenda?

Can we all agree,  the resignation of science envoy, and Cal professor, Daniel Kammen, was a work of art?

Can we all agree, the Girl Scouts have already won their battle with the Boy Scouts?

Can we all agree, the Interior Department’s decision to shrink some landmarks, instead of eliminating them, will not keep them out of court?

Can we all agree, the single winner of this week’s near-record Powerball drawing, will keep us all buying tickets for a very long time?

Can we all agree, even if the prices at the soon-to-be-Amazon-owned Whole Foods, are lowered even slightly next week, Jeff Bezos has already won the PR battle for new shoppers?

Can we all agree, Janet Yellen has apparently decided she does not want to head of the Federal Reserve Board any longer? Speaking the truth to Trump, is not the way to get re-appointed.?

Can we all agree, with the addition of interfaith religious leaders,  rabbis, and swing-state Republicans it’s tough to figure out who is left to support the President?

Can we all agree, anyone who was disappointed that they couldn’t hold an event at Mr. Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort can have their pick of dates now?

Can we all agree, it’s too bad the courts can’t impose a financial penalty on legislators who create discriminatory congressional districts?

Can we all agree, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s wife just doesn’t understand what it means to be married to a politician?

Can we all agree, newsroom editors at the Wall Street Journal showed their true pro-Trump colors this week?

Can we all agree, our President can’t even seem to watch an eclipse without creating controversy?

Can we all agree, its heartening to see that, despite Mr. Trump’d best efforts, Robert Mueller’s investigation, just keeps rolling along?

Can we all agree, the ‘Black Man for Trump’ looked like a sketch from Saturday Night Live?

Can we all agree, Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory had very different  styles but they were both defining figures of American comedy?

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What’s Wrong with Mr. Obama?

July 6, 2014

Filed under: Management,observations,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — admin @ 3:13 pm

Recently Peggy Noonan at the WSJ wondered how President Obama could have failed so badly, at least according to a recent poll.

I couldn’t help wondering what was so bad about our foreign and domestic policy.

Exactly what part of our foreign policy is a disaster?

That we did not bomb Russia for taking Crimea?
That we haven’t threatened nuclear war to support Ukraine?
That we did not send 10,000 troops back into Iraq, to fight a war that we could not win?
That we did not send another 5,000 young men and women to die in the sand so that oil companies can make more money?
That we did not solve all the problems created by British and French Imperialism over 100 years ago?
That we did not arm Al Quaeda in Syria?
That we could not convince The Palestinians not to form a united front?
That we could not force Israel to talk with people who want nothing more than their complete annihilation?
That there are few leaders in North Africa who understand how to govern?
That we did not invade Egypt to prevent a military takeover.
And the domestic mistakes include:
Refusing to negotiate with Republicans who see no problem with defaulting on our debt?
Refusing to negotiate over whether the government should be shut down?
Refusing to negotiate with Republicans who see no danger in climate change?
Refusing to negotiate with Republicans who think the earth is our garbage can and we can spoil it however we want?
Refusing to negotiate with Republicans who think it’s just fine that Walmart employees can work full time and still need food stamps?
Refusing to negotiate with Republicans who will not admit that 8 years of a GOP presidency takes at least 8 years to clean up?
Refusing to negotiate with a GOP that thinks 11 million people who now have health insurance would be better off living on the street when illness forces them to lose their home?
Refusing to negotiate with a GOP which believes the government had better not intrude into their lives by regulating guns, but that it’s OK for the government to tell a woman when she can have a baby?
No Mr. Obama is not perfect, and there are many things he has done wrong, or too slowly, but I’ll take hime any day over, Bush II, Bush I, Reagan, Ford, Nixon or Eisenhower. And by the way, if you have problems with Obama, I can’t wait to see what you do when Hillary takes over.

 

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