Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Is For Art

Friday, President Obama went before the Republicans in Congress in Baltimore. He made a brief opening address and then stood there for over an hour fielding questions. All of this was on TV. No prompters, no notes, just right off the top of his head he answered questions about a wide range of topics of interest to most Americans. I, personally, applaud him for trying to work with the Republicans in Congress, but I think it is a long shot that he will be able to convince them that it is in their best interest to do so. The hell with what is in the best interest of the country. If that had ever meant anything to members of Congress, D or R, we would not be in the economic mess that we find ourselves in today. Rules and regulations would not have been done away with so a very few could rob from the rest of us. It IS just that simple. Markets, banks and securities regulations are necessary, and there is no way around it.

Stay tuned.

Obama: A Commemorative Stamp, acrylic on MDO plywood, 2009. By F.D. Zigler.


Julie Schuler said...

I saw most of that. Riveting. I wonder how independents felt about it. Since CNN told me that is group we are concerned about this election cycle.

Butch said...

Julie, I'm an independent and all and all I like his speech. I have become more frustrated with the Republicans since his speech. The mouthy, do nothing party. Dems are wishy washy with no real purpose. We can't have a dictator but Obama may need some leeway to get things through for the American citizen.

winslow said...

Hard to believe these Congressmen are grown-ups and leaders

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox said...

Really like your 'Stamp' Fred.

Apparently Obama is coming to Australia soon!