Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thoughts about President Obama

I've heard the opinion that one can't support the President because he did X, Y or Z, a horrible mistake. It strikes me as funny how the tables have turned and those who complained now rejoice and those who rejoiced now complain. 

Do I think Obama is perfect? No, he's human. Do I agree with everything he does? No. Do I think he's in a tough spot, as is any US President? Absolutely. Do Presidents need to compromise? Yes. Are the choices sometimes bad or bad? Definitely. I wouldn't want to be responsible for some of the situations that happen. Is the President sometimes at the mercy of Congress (Congress actually writes and passes the laws!) Yep.

Every President does things that are good and things that are not so good. I think most have one thing in common: they want to make a difference and think they have good ideas to solve our problems. And some of those ideas sounds good but turn out bad in practice and vice versa.

I'm disappointed that some of Obama's goals have not been met. I think some are bigger than he imagined and will just take time. I think some are more complicated than they appeared. There are some that I wish he would follow through on. I never thought he was a Messiah, which seems to be the assumption of those who didn't support him about those who did.

I like the new Educate to Innovate initiative. Hey, the Mythbusters were invited to the White House for this! Having an intellectual, someone smarter than me, in the White House, is kind of nice. 'Cuz I sure don't know how to solve our problems.

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