It has taken at least six years but there are signs that Barack Obama has finally decided that being President of the United States requires standing up got ideas rather than being the man who seeks to avoid controversy. Yes, he did fight for the idea of national health insurance, but the Obama of 21014 might have fought for a law that was progressive. Perhaps, the Obama of 2014 in 2009 would simply have expanded Medicare to include all Americans rather than creating a complex law that took thousands of pages to describe how all Americans might be covered for their medical expenses. Today, he has ended the foolish ban on relations with Cuba even though his action has unleashed the forces of stupidity. For example:
1. Marco Rubio insists that having relations with Cuba makes the Castro boys even more powerful. I have yet to hear Marco insisting that we end relations with Communist China.
2. Fox News insists the Castro boys will make life terrible for the people of Cuba. I guess that is why thousands are marching in Havana in joy.
Barack, stand up for what is right, and explain it to Americans. That is what great American presidents Do!
We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comment.
Sweden, Local: “Elderly Man Fined For Walking Slow”
Please inform my 84 year old body to shuffle along a bit faster!
Norway, Norway Post: “Find Stolen Chocolate”
What a sweet story!
USA, aol: “Alleged Spying”
These days what other kind is around?
Turkey, Hurriyet: “Say Farewell To Dead Miner”
I will have to dig into this story.
Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Proud To Come To Work”
Words never uttered by any American Congressman
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