Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Narcissist for President?

Narcissism is a personality trait of egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness.

Donald Trump fits the bill.

Trump is a great business man. He can build a golf course like nobody's business, and fly in private helicopters just cause he can.

What I don't get is Trump in politics. He's never held any public office and the only time we hear about his foray in to politics it's either super selfish (lower business taxes so I can make even more millions), or just plain stupid (birth certificate).

I doubt he would've won the Republican ticket to the dance. But he did consume too much media time so his bad hair could sit on our screens. He jus tlove the limelight, and that kind of attitude is underserving of public office, it's just plain damanging. While this man goes around the country demanding 'long form birth certificate', Obama is busy hunting down OBL. Just remember that.

Surely the right can get it right and find someone who at least provides some measure of sobering and contributing thought to politics and our nation. Any takers?

Monday, May 2, 2011

The game of inches

Sometimes you're defined by your life's work. Other times by a mere moment.

I wonder what will happen with Obama?

Life's work of hopefully implemented medicare? or the one thing.

Perhaps the 'guttsies' call by an American President, Obama signed off on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden moments before it was to take place. Patience of 10 years had come down to mere moments and to top decision makers. and in that moment they didn't flinch.

Obama just won the 2012 election.

We haven't won the war on terror.

Somewhere in between the excitement needs to come a depth of reality. Politically Obama will ride this wave to second term. But at the end of the day if our own people are dying in the streets and without jobs, well, the victories only look so good.