According to Webster: or·gan·i·za·tion, 1.a. The act or process of organizing. b. The state or manner of being organized: a high degree of organization. 2. Something that has been organized or made into an ordered whole. 3. Something made up of elements with varied functions that contribute to the whole and to collective functions; an organism. 4. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association: a benevolent organization. 5.a. A structure through which individuals cooperate systematically to conduct business. b. The administrative personnel of such a structure.
Statement of fact: The United States of America is an “organization.”
According to Webster: or·gan·ize, or, or·gan·izer, 1. To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole. 2.a. To arrange in a coherent form; systematize: b. To arrange in a desired pattern or structure: 3. To arrange systematically for harmonious or united action: 4.a. To establish as an organization: 1. b. To induce (employees) to form or join a labor union. c. To induce the employees of (a business or an industry) to form or join a union: 1. To develop into or assume an organic structure. 2. To form or join an activist group, especially a labor union.
Statement of fact: During his campaign for the office of President of the United States, Barack Obama claimed to be an “organizer.”
According to Webster: un·ion, 1.a. The act of uniting or the state of being united. b. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
Statement of fact: Barack Obama is a union “organizer.”
According to Webster: u·nit·ed, 1. Combined into a single entity. 2. Concerned with, produced by, or resulting from mutual action. 3. Being in harmony; agreed.
Statement of fact: Barack Obama has not “united”America.
According to Webster: A·mer·i·ca, 1. The United States.
Statement of fact: Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America.
According to Webster: pres·i·dent, 1. One appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of people, such as an assembly or a meeting. 2.a. Often, President. The chief executive of a republic. b. President. The chief executive of the United States.
Statement of fact: Barack Obama has failed to “unite” the people of the United States of America.
According to Webster: United States or “The United States of America,” A country of central and northwest North America with coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It includes the non contiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii and various island territories in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. The original Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from Great Britainin 1776 and formed a government under the Articles of Confederation in 1781. A new constitution, adopted in 1787 and in effect after 1789, provided for a strong central government, and the nation soon began to expand westward. The Civil War (1861-1865) was a brief but tragic disruption in the unity of the nation. Since that time the United States has evolved into a vast, diversified economic power. Washington, D.C., is the nations Capital with New York City currently being the largest city by Population, 249,632,692.
According to Webster: failed, fail, 1. To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately. 2. To be unsuccessful:
According to Webster: di·vid·ed, 1. Separated into parts or pieces. 2. Being in a state of disagreement or disunity: a divided nation. 3. Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities: divided loyalties.
According to Webster: loy·al·ty, 1. The state or quality of being loyal. 2. loyalties. Feelings of devoted attachment and affection: My loyalties lie with my family.
Editorial: Considering the possibility, that Barack Obama may through some medium come to read what I write, with his proclivity for pursuing life and his responsibilities in a manner opposite to anything that makes sense to me, i.e., Example: The White House declaration that he, Barack Obama, is a man “comfortable” with “leading from behind.” Accordingly, in consideration, I will begin with my opinion of Barack Obama’s loyalty to America, by working backwards.
As Webster’s last example in conveying the definition of loyalty being; “My loyalties lie with my family.” Which of course I believe in my personal, (glass half full) “what you see, is what you get,” outlook on life, Webster’s example fits Barack Obama to a tee.
Example: On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Barack Obama, the President of the United States was upbeat and displaying his signature grin on the links with VP Joe Biden and speaker of the house John Boehner, while 13.9 million Americans who are presently unemployed, (according to the Bureau of Labor statistics) spent the day concerned with surviving the economic implosion that he and his administration have provided for them and more than 100 million others, with ridiculously high prices at the pump, and at the grocery store, and everywhere else in America where money makes the difference between feeding and sheltering your family, or finding yourself and your family out in the street. Which of course, “at least in my opinion,” playing golf on the taxpayers dime is condescending enough when so many American’s are being forced to discover a new appreciation for a dime.
(W.A.M.) According to Webster: con·de·scend·ing, Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude. 2. To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner.
According to “Free Republic.com,” Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:29:27 AM by “Sub-Driver.”
‘Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone Tuesday, June 21, 2011 By James Zilenziger’
(CNSNews.com) – The White House isn’t saying how much of a tab the taxpayers will need to pick up for the week-long trip that First Lady Michelle Obama, her two children, her mother, a niece and a nephew are taking to South Africa and Botswana.
But according to Congressional Research Service estimates, the flights alone will cost taxpayers more than $171,000–almost as much as the $174,000 annual salaries paid to rank-and-file members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The first lady–joined by daughters Malia and Sasha, Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew Leslie and Avery Robinson–is going to Africa to “improve relations between the U.S. and Africa and promote youth engagement, education, health and wellness,” according to the White House.
When CNS News.com asked the first lady’s press office how much, on a daily basis, her trip to Africa will cost U.S. taxpayers her press secretary did not offer a response
The White House did tell the Associated Press that all costs regarding Mrs. Obama’s family members are to be paid privately. However, because Mrs. Obama’s trip will be considered official travel until her family heads off for “private time, including a safari and an overnight stay in the animal park” on Saturday, the taxpayers will be footing the bill for the first lady up to that point. (Source Free Republic.com)
Living under the pressure that an individual married to the President of the United Statesmust live under, I personally have no quarrel with Michelle Obama taking a vacation. With or without her mother, her children, her niece and nephew and Press Secretary, and whoever else she would deem fit to invite, ..as long as I don’t get stuck with the bill. I mean after all, America, is the “Land of the free, ..Home of the brave,” So what business is it of mine who goes where and when? Oh yeah, ..unless of course, I get stuck with the bill, ..or any part of the bill, ..even a dime.
Accordingly, I suppose subscribing to those parameters, I do take exception to the Obama family’s vacation. But then why not? Being a focused conservative who pretty much “has and do” take issue with pretty much everything that Michelle Obama’s husband pursues, why not bundle the Obama family into one package. After all, I myself totally subscribe to the belief that a family is a unit. Accordingly, whether evolved through nurture or by nature, with Barack Obama being an individual with a well honed and celebrated talent for reading a teleprompter, riding in public funded transportation, i.e., limousines, helicopters, and jumbo jets, (although I am not a college graduate) it is not beyond the scope of my intellect to understand the appetite that an idealistic human being, i.e., Homo sapiens, can engender over his or her lifetime, for depending on a free lunch.
Especially for an individual who spent their formative years, and pretty much their entire life, dependent on free lunches.
So of course, America is divided, America has always been divided and will always be divided. The Constitution of the United States more than the Constitution of any other nation on the planet Earth guarantees a citizen of the United States of America choices that allow us to be divided. “Divided is not a bad thing.” America was founded on division, the division between church and state, the right to believe as we choose.
Correct me if I am wrong, however from past research, it is my understanding that Barack Obama is not only a card-carrying Constitutional scholar, but he taught Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law school from 1992 to 2004.
“In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as a “Visiting Law and Government Fellow” at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book. He then served as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law.” (Source Wikipedia)
There you see? I wasn’t wrong, or more correctly, I wasn’t incorrect.
Accordingly, “at least in my humble opinion,” there should be no reason for Barack Obama not to understand that America is a country divided by design and at this point if I wanted to really stack on the issue, I could remind you and Barack that life itself is divided by design. Mother Nature has provided our magnificent blue planet with a variety of animal life, to include, (at least in my opinion) human beings, i.e., Homo sapiens, which of course I am sure that there are human beings, i.e., Homo sapiens that will object and dispute my opinion as to where human beings fit into the mix. A mix, that not only provides human beings in pretty much every size and shape imaginable, we have the capacity for individual thought, i.e., reason. Further, if I haven’t convinced you as yet that “division and difference” are “good,” and as “natural” as an artesian spring, Mother Nature provided for us to come in different colors as well. Viva la division, Viva la difference.
Continuing in my effort here, let’s move on to an arena, the only arena, (at least in my opinion,) in which Barack Obama has shown success. Which of course would be in the arena of failure.
According to Webster: suc·cess, 1. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted: 2.a. The gaining of fame or prosperity:
Ooops, ..looks like Webster has cut me off at the knees here, as the way I’m reading Webster on this one, I’m only half right.
Because Barack Obama, by anyone’s measure has indeed gained fame and prosperity. I mean go find someone on the planet who communicates with anything more advanced than a smoke signal, and they know who Barack Obama is. As for prosperity? You decide. As for my opinion, if I was a man making $400,000 a year, living in a rent free house with a staff that consisted of six levels, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators, a custom limousine, two helicopters, and a jumbo jet at my disposal night and day, even without a degree from Harvard, I would consider that I had achieved prosperity.
Thus, by the parameters that I myself set, I cannot describe Barack Obama as a complete failure. However with that said, I would like to take the liberty to ask you.
Question: What part of our New (secret) Healthcare Law, i.e., “Obamacare,” do “you” (using your personal knowledge of the law) truly believe will benefit you and the rank-and-file, taxpaying American citizen?
Question: What part of spending trillions of dollars to prosecute, (presently, either four or five military actions,) i.e. “wars,” in pursuit of establishing democratic governments around the world, do you believe will benefit you and the rank-and-file taxpaying American citizen, or his or her children?
Question: How does sacrificing 4466 Americans in Iraq since March 19, 2003 and sacrificing 1638 Americans in Afghanistan benefit you and the rank-and-file taxpaying American citizen?
Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow