Tuesday, December 6, 2011
When it was announced that President Obama would be visiting Osawatomie, Kansas on Tuesday December 6th, 2011, the most common reaction was "why is he going to Osawatomie of all places?". The reason Obama's Speech took place in Osawatomie, Kansas this afternoon was because Osawatomie was the location that Theodore Roosevelt made a speech about the American economy and the President's idea for a "New Nationalism". Obama was also accompanied by local former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington. Tickets were sold, people camped out to get them, and the town of Osawatomie was given a quick makeover in preparation for President Obama. President Obama landed Air Force One at MCI Kansas City International Airport, and then made the one hour drive south on 69 Highway to Osawatomie, Kansas to deliver a speech at the gym at Osawatomie High School.
Obama "channeled" Teddy Roosevelt in his speech on economy and the middle class, and Roosevelt's idea of a New Nationalism today as he garnered many swells of coffee-fueled applause from the all white, all middle / lower class citizens of Osawatomie. Obama's speech was primarily about the redistribution of wealth, taxing the upper 1 percent class appropriately and fairly and giving the large companies in America incentive to keep jobs in the US instead of outsourcing to other countries. Obama suggests that if we invest our budget dollars into science and engineering, the big companies will start to focus on making products that are ingenuitive and can be sold throughout the world with the stamp "made in America". Obama pointed out that many jobs have been taken by computers, the internet, and ATM machines. He did not mention that about 10 percent of the jobs in America have been taken by illegal Mexicans.
Obama doesn't need to worry, however, as he will be re-elected no matter what he says between now and November 2012. The Republicans can't find anyone worth running against Obama and it is almost a certainty that Obama will be elected for a second term. We are just going to have to brace ourselves for an onslaught of name calling, smearing, and finger pointing in the next year as the politicians via for position in the 2012 election. None of what you see will matter, however, as Obama will be elected again and will continue with his vetoes and watchdog instituting. We're not saying that Obama isn't doing a good job, we're just saying that the next 12 months of political blah blah are not going to affect the outcome of the 2012 election - at all. Obama wins second term, that's the story.
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