I love Obamacare

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Icon from Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We took our son out to dinner yesterday to a restaurant in Ancestor Square, the very heart of Saint George where Brigham Young used to winter with some of his wives. Here in Saint George we hear nothing but scorn for the Affordable Care Act and President Obama, and Utah refused to offer expanded health care to its citizens. To my surprise and delight, I saw a parked, upscale SUV with a sticker in its rear window, I love Obamacare. So even here in the reddest state in the union, there are some supporters of the President and his signature, at least so far, accomplishment


What’s in a name?

Barack Obama, Sr.

Barack Obama, Sr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

William Shakespeare

Ronald Reagan‘s middle name was Wilson, but no one ever criticized him for it because he was given his names when he was born and did not choose them himself. Some in the GOP strongly dislike President Woodrow Wilson since he was a liberal Democrat.

On the other hand, today President Obama is criticized for his middle name, Hussein. He was given that name by his parents, being named for his father of the same name. President Obama is correctly identified as Barack Hussein Obama II, just as John McCain is correctly identified as John Sidney McCain III and Mitt Romney as Willard Mitt Romney.

The only thing we learn when someone refers to President Obama as Barack Hussein Obama is that the speaker or writer wants to emphasize the President’s difference and is probably calling for unjustified impeachment.

Contest of wills

Tea Party supporters

Tea Party supporters (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

The “fiscal cliff” is just the latest episode in the contest of wills about who is running the country, Barack Obama who was just re-elected by a majority of the voters or the GOP dominated by a small number of TEA Party fanatics. The GOP decided on a program of obstruction on inaugural day 2009 and apparently plan to continue that obstruction until they win control of the White House again. The GOP could not implement their full program of voter suppression in this year’s election, so they will continue to try to have their way by means of gerrymandering voting districts.

Mitt is un-fit

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Mitt is un-fit
To be dog-catcher
Just ask Seamus
Riding on top
Of Mitt’s car
Mitt is un-fit
To be president
When he wasn’t a resident
Of Massachusetts
Yet he voted as if he were
Mitt is un-fit
To shine Barack‘s shoes
To press his shirts
To clean up after Bo
Mitt is un-fit
Mitt you’re fired.