Sunday, February 21, 2010

Is Obama doing a good job?

A question was asked: Is Obama doing a good job? Before I answer that one, let me share a favorite quote from Thomas Jefferson.

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson to Maryland Republicans, 1809.
If that be true, then that is the yardstick that one has to use to evaluate the current Administration. This administration has attempted to alleviate the employment anxiety of 30,000,000 Americans. It has attempted to shore up the crumbling infrastructure of the nation. It has attempted to bring sanity, honesty, and integrity to the Financial District. It has attempted to work out a bipartisan approach to Health Insurance Reform. It has sought to bring in all factions in the U.S. to the negotiation table to add to the solutions of the national issues. It has not started any new wars, and is seeking to bring the two separate wars started under George W. Bush to a successful conclusion. It has brought diplomacy back to the primary means of resolving political differences with others.

I would say, while not perfect by a long shot, the Obama Administration is doing a pretty good job. I am not going to fault them if Obama can't walk on water. The last man who could was executed by the conservative factions of his era, by the way. Just though you might want to consider that, too.

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