Tag Archives: Barack Obama

HOPE

Pandora shut the box in time.  I still have hope and faith in our President.  The alternative to Barack Obama is not acceptable and would be dangerous to our health, wealth and safety.

Democracy Is Coming To The USA.  Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the GOPers need to come back to reality.  Barack Obama is our democratically elected President.

It’s Been One Amazing Year

Pennsylvania for Change is now 1 year young.  This blog started with three writers.  There was “jer” who always did a great job with his election prediction analysis.  Minchy’s writing were always filled with great passion.  And then there’s “Cats” who remains writing at this blog even though she threatened to end this blog several times.

There are so many great people that visit this blog and that is why I keep coming back.

This blog originated at the beginning of the Pennsylvania primary season and the purpose was to show support for then candidate, Barack Obama.  As politics goes, there were the attacks against Hillary Clinton.  Those posts have been moved to a “private view” because that is the past and there is no need to go there.  Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is doing a fabulous job in her new role.

During the primary season, there were some rough times here as the blog owner of another local blog attacked individual members of this blog for no apparent reason.  This blog owner even went as far as to accuse Obama supporters of vandalism and stalking without any proof to back up his accusations.  Then again, that is all in the past.

Our new President, Barack Obama, is keeping to his campaign promises and the Republicans in Congress are doing their best to obstruct progress.  Representative McHenry of North Carolina even admitted that the role of Republicans in Congress is to obstruct and vote “no” on bills that originated with the Democrats.

President Obama needs to know that we support him.  My suggestion is to place our Obama signs back up on our lawns and/or in our windows and don’t remove our Obama bumper stickers.

This blog started with a song and in celebration, this blog will play this song again as a reminder that “Yes, We Can”.  If we work together and provide support to each other, we will make it through this current financial crisis.

Obama’s Letter to His Daughters

This letter from President Obama appeared in Parade Magazine

Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you’ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn’t have let you have. But I also know that it hasn’t always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn’t make up for all the time we’ve been apart. I know how much I’ve missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I’d make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn’t seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that’s why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential-schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college-even if their parents aren’t rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.

I want us to push the boundaries of discovery so that you’ll live to see new technologies and inventions that improve our lives and make our planet cleaner and safer. And I want us to push our own human boundaries to reach beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other.

Sometimes we have to send our young men and women into war and other dangerous situations to protect our country-but when we do, I want to make sure that it is only for a very good reason, that we try our best to settle our differences with others peacefully, and that we do everything possible to keep our servicemen and women safe. And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free-that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

That was the lesson your grandmother tried to teach me when I was your age, reading me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and telling me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something.

She helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It’s a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you’ve had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That’s why I’ve taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.

Love, Dad

What a great parent and leader. Our nation is so very lucky to have Barack Obama as our next President. It is always about “we” and “us” and “responsibility” and “accountability” with Barack. George W Bush could learn something from Barack Obama. With Bush, it is always about him and he never accepts responsibility for his bad decisions. There is something that I noticed since November and that is people that I meet on the street are much friendlier and less angry.

HOPE remains and we can make change happen.

The First Family – Number 44

President Elect Barack Obama and the First Family
President Elect Barack Obama and the First Family

Thank you to everyone that visited Pennsylvania for Change. This blog has achieved its goal, that of supporting “Change”.

I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and by connecting to their blogs. The past 7 1/2 months have been an amazing journey.

Our work is not finished. If we have learned anything from the last 8 years of the Bush/Cheney regime, it is that we must forever remain vigilant to protect our democracy. Never again can we allow our freedoms to be taken from us nor can we allow those in power to trash our sacred Constitution.

Now, let’s all dance like no one is watching 🙂

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