--- "I had a tendency to make excuses for me not doing the right thing. But
one of the things that all of you have learned over the last four years is,
there's no longer any room for excuses." ---What a great
message for every President of the United States to take to heart. No more
excuses. No more dodging responsibility and accountability. Tell the truth, and
if necessary, take your medicine. Better yet, do the right thing to begin
with.As for inspiring those who look up to you, too many Presidents
in recent decades have disgraced the White House and disappointed or even
betrayed the people who trusted them. It has been an awfully long time since I
could honestly look up to or be inspired by anyone holding that office.
Sounds like it was a good speech. That is one of Obamas strengths, he gives
impressive speeches. That is why I voted for him the first time. Unfortunately,
he does not walk the talk. His speeches turn out to be more the "Do as I
say, not as I do" variety. When he did not follow through on the promises
that he made in his speeches, I could not vote for him a second time.Michelle Obama also gave a commencement speech recently. Her message was
"Do not be afraid to fail". she could have added, "Look at Barack,
he wasn't afraid to fail. He failed in many things as president and he is
still doing very nicely for himself."I can't fault the men
too much. There are forces in Washington that are probably beyond control now.
Eisenhower warned of the military industrial complex. Kennedy warned of the
secret societies. These forces are still influencing and likely controlling in
Washington. Until we elect men that want to serve for the good of the country,
and posses the courage to oppose these forces, things will not change.
Having lived in ATL I really wish Morehouse would have taken the appearance fee
paid to the President and used it to help the local neighborhoods. I've
driven past Morehouse and in the surrounding neighborhoods countless times and
it's just a shame that WestEnd is in the sad state that it is. There is so
much poverty and crime that it's amazing that anyone makes it out and into
a successful, contributing life.
Sounds like Johnny knows his way around the ares pretty well. BTW, which party
governs GA these days?
First republican Governor in 130 years elected 2002, Atlanta Mayor democrat,
last knows republican Mayor 1879. I am sure you were making a point about the
poverty and connecting party affiliation were you not?