Published: January 12, 2013
Is US Weary of Obama?
By Claudia Strasbaugh
Presidential Fatigue, or U.S. Weary Of Obama?
When America's 'first black president' was elected on the promise of "Hope and Change,"
most citizens had at least some hope for much change.
So here the President is, two weeks from yet another inauguration. An older, graying, weary Obama seems as tired of enjoying his election successes as the nation is of government in general.
Inaugural ceremonies have been cut back to less than half of what they were in 2009.
Less people have been invited. There will be no choir on the National Mall.
Definite Signs of Fatigue
People in Washington are showing definite signs of fatigue with government, those outside the beltway ever more so with U.S. government.
With the economy in the doldrums, the President elected by a very slim margin, unemployment over 22% among young black men, realistically above 11% in general given that the 3 million without jobs, the federal government has labeled the "hopelessly unemployable," and those who have stopped looking, no longer even counted in national unemployment reports.
"Fatigue" should probably be the subject of the next Obama acceptance speech.
Claudia Strasbaugh is a NewsBlaze and freelance writer who founded Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa Writer's Guild. See more of Claudia's work at Dinner on a Dollar Read more stories by Claudia Strasbaugh.
Please leave a comment here If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page
Kimberly Jones investigates the extreme terrorist group ISIS, which is generating jihadi enemies with its ruthless self-serving actions.
Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo has his wallet returned by a Good Samaritan thanks to the communications abilities of social media.
A London-based charity, led by Dahir Ali Kulmie and his secretary General Abdisalam Maoumin, distributed cash aid to patients at Mogadishu Hospital
The name Mayura is derived from Sanskrit, which means Peacock in India. The philosophy of the country's cuisine is a Celebration of life through the aromatic foods, especially vegetarian dishes.
So said Helen Ayles. She was quoted by Dr Diane Havlir who was speaking in the plenary of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Diane Havlir who is a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco,
Just released today by NASA we learned that just before the last Summer Olympics a solar event nearly destroyed all communications and power grids.