After Sunday’s rally, what distressed me most was that there wasn’t a show of support for President Obama there to face those bigots. Perhaps the teabaggers chose a time when folks weren’t as numerous or when they wouldn’t have encountered too many President Obama’s supporters.
In recent years, organizers have realized that not everyone can attend a rally in person. So they have created “virtual rallies” so that everyone can protest in their own way.
Unable to go to Washington DC, I’ve decided to create a virtual rally.
Letter to The Leaf Chronicle: President Barack Obama has fulfilled several campaign promises in just his short time in office even though he inherited two wars, a bad economy, trillion dollar deficits, and a broken health care system.
Political critics, pundits and so-called experts, paid by lobbyist or corporations all have something to gain by knocking or putting down these accomplishments. Of course the Republican Party is trying to win back something they lost in 2008 so they are just plain mad.
Ultimately the president’s biggest victory has been Health Care Reform and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. They provide every American opportunity for affordable health insurance. This is federal law so do not be intimidated by state lawmakers and their rhetoric. Federal law will always overrule state law so go purchase your affordable health care insurance today.
As a veteran and married to a retired veteran, I am extremely proud of our president for keeping his promise in ending combat operations in Iraq and right now our troops have begun returning home.
Discrimination has no place in any society so the president’s signing of legislation that brought an end to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in our military as well as Fair Pay legislation for women, helps to protect against civil rights and work place discrimination.
President Obama also signed into law student loan reform that makes college more affordable for students and he adequately funded programs like Race to the Top and Educate to Innovate, which give our local schools the tools and resources they need to be successful. The new and improved GI Bill will make college affordable for returning service members.
Change does not happen overnight. The media and the other side would have you think otherwise. I stand by my president and the promises he has kept.