By Carole on Nov 7, 2012
President Barack Obama won a second term last night and must now begin the hard work of cleaning up the mess left by the man who held the office for the last four years.
By Carole on Aug 13, 2011
Note to President Barack Obama: Telling the American people how to feel is not leadership. In his weekly radio address today, the president claimed it is "partisanship and gridlock" that have "hindered our efforts to grow the economy," that we have a right to be frustrated and we should let members of Congress know that we are. In short, the weak economy his policies have made so much worse is the fault of his political opposition so please join him in blaming them for his failure.
By Carole on Aug 1, 2011
Ordinarily when both sides in a negotiation are unhappy with the outcome, it means a compromise has been achieved. But the 11th hour debt deal reached between Congressional leaders is far from a compromise. It is a resounding defeat for President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats and it is proof that Republicans cannot achieve significant victory until after November of 2012.
By Carole on Jul 30, 2011
It's obvious from the concessions made by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats that they cannot make a reasonable case for their various positions on raising the debt ceiling. Mr. Obama keeps scolding his political opposition, demonizing Americans who already pay the lion's share of federal taxes and threatening our most vulnerable citizens with starvation and homelessness; but he and his Congressional accomplices can not explain why higher taxes, more borrowing and more government spending would improve the economic health of the country.
By Carole on Jul 24, 2011
As the national conversation over our debt reaches an almost screeching crescendo, we here at TalkingSides.com are taking a break to offer a brief respite from the chaos with these snippets of lyrical verse:
Congressional leaders are dealing
To raise the borrowing ceiling
The left wants more debt
The right says not yet
First get the economy healing.