Here we are, four days away from the conclusion of the Barack Obama Presidency, which is what motivated me to start this blog on August 11, 2008.
I felt compelled to start an historical record of the effects of Barack Obama on American history, and I believe the nearly 5,500 entries on this blog since August 2008, with the vast majority i some way related to developments under Obama, have, hopefully, added a great deal to the understanding of the past eight years of a Presidency I regard as one that will go down, ultimately, as being one of the top ten in all of American history.
I wish to thank the many contributors to this blog, who added a lot of their insight and knowledge and opinions to this blog in the past eight years.
But now, the goal is to hold Donald Trump’s feet to the fire, and continue to promote the progressive agenda, and I will continue to dedicate myself to this blog, and hope I will gain more followers, with the numbers having grown dramatically in the past eight years.
So let us celebrate Barack Obama, with a renewed dedication to his accomplishments and his vision for the future!
Hillary Clinton delivered a great acceptance speech yesterday, the culmination of a successful Democratic National Convention, making her officially the first woman ever nominated for President by a major political party.
She gave a speech which emphasized a progressive agenda, to continue the successes of Barack Obama, and to move to emphasize such issues as a $15 minimum wage; free tuition for public colleges for those whose families earn less than $125,00 income; working toward criminal justice reform; promoting a more aggressive climate change agenda; promotion of civil rights equality for groups that have been denied it under law; improvement of ObamaCare; investment in infrastructure; the belief in science; advocacy of strengthening our alliances with foreign nations including NATO; strong commitment to overcoming ISIL (ISIS) and other terrorist groups in the world, among other proposals.
Clinton came across as genuine, sincere, committed to taking on much of Bernie Sanders’s agenda, and while not the accomplished orator that her husband Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are, was extremely effective.
The speech of Marine General John Allen denouncing Donald Trump, and the Muslim father, Khizr Khan, speaking about the sacrifice of his son in Iraq in 2004 and asking if Trump knew what the Constitution says, were other standout moments of the last night of the convention, and a strong case against the stability and qualifications and ethics of Trump was emphasized by all speakers.
This is a terrifying time, but to imagine that Donald Trump could be elected President should motivate everyone to register to vote; lobby their friends, family members and work colleagues to get out there to vote; and work to get people to the polls at election time.
For Trump to win the Presidency would be the biggest disaster in American history since September 11, and cannot be allowed to occur.