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What a Difference an Election Makes ~ Open Thread *Updated*

I love this! I am looking at President Obama, Vice-President Biden and Speaker Pelosi. Have I died and gone to heaven?


What are you thinking? Are you happy with the speech? Why does President Obama wear a red tie so often?

I have included the entire speech posted by CSPAN. Thank you CSPAN.

I think Little Fog said it best,

Home run. (2.00 / 2)

Time will tell, but I’m fairly certain Obama just nudged the nation to the left.  That took what, like a half hour?

What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul. –Samuel Taylor Coleridge


by: fogiv @ Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 22:31:24 PM EST  


  1. Jjc2008

    Being entertained looking at the sour puss face of Mitch MCConnell.  He really looks the part of a lying fool…oh wait , he is one.

    Loved Hill and Barack’s hug and kiss….

    Loved Michelle’s smile and dress (ok it’s shallow but I do look at the dresses)

    Hoping American’s get excited and decide to be activists…

    that is what will really make change

  2. I like a government process that starts like this (below).  It would be worth enlisting a person or five to monitor and writeup results reported on the site.

    Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    1.2 What is the goal of this Guidance?

    The goal of this Guidance is to establish and clarify the required steps Federal agencies must take to meet the following crucial accountability objectives:

     – Funds are awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair, and reasonable manner;

     – The recipients and uses of all funds are transparent to the public, and the public benefits of these funds are reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner;

     – Funds are used for authorized purposes and instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse are mitigated;

     – Projects funded under this Act avoid unnecessary delays and cost overruns; and

     – Program goals are achieved, including specific program outcomes and improved results on broader economic indicators.

  3. Hollede

    Awesome. He hit just the right points and is just the right guy. I will post the speech as soon as it shows up.

    What are your thoughts?

  4. Hollede

    Bobby’s response. I am not sure I want to listen right away, as I am sure it will strike a different tone. Heh. Please refer to the tubes above as my prequel to the repug response.

  5. Hollede

    but Chris Matthews muttered “oh God” as Jindal walked up to the mike. I wonder if I can find it, as it was classic.

  6. Jjc2008

    Thinking about it this morning I would have to grade it like this:

    Overall A- right tone, right pace, sufficiently upbeat


    not enough detail

    Delivery A+

    Mostly I felt good. But as a lifetime teacher, I remain disappointed in his educational view.   Charter schools? Too much support for them in my view and not enough support for public schools.  One day I will write a diary on this.

    Also I am disappointed in his choice for Sec of ed.

    Off to sub now….

  7. creamer

     And it’s been a long time coming. As some writers have stated, he is hope. No one else in the country can or could speak to our fear as he did last night. Not McCain, not Rommney, not even Hillary. I was so impressed by not only his talent for public speaking but his obvious joy in doing it.

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