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#SOTU Reax Open Thread

Have at it. “In his speech tonight, President Obama focused on what remains our nation’s top priority: bringing Republicans and Democrats together in a bipartisan fashion to help create jobs and economic opportunity for middle class families across the country. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster “Strengthening the economy in New Hampshire and the United States is […]

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2013 Inaugural Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm […]

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About Terie Norelli, David Campbell, and “Ledge Summitry”

I so much wanted to say something on BlueHampshire.com about the election of House Speaker, but since that's a decision by our new Democratic Caucus, I held back. But imagine, the choice was between former House Speaker Terie Norelli, and long-time Nashua Rep. David Campbell, who goes back to the 1970s with me. I favored […]

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Obama campaign turns a loser into a winner

In sports, it’s called stealing a victory. The team that was supposed to lose finds a way to win. Barack Obama stole a victory in the presidential election. The odds were stacked heavily against him at the start of the campaign. The economy was slowly struggling back from the Great Recession with unemployment tortuously declining […]

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Three Very Different Newspapers’ Presidential Endorsements

Let’s think about an endorsement for President with the help of three newspapers: the staunchly Republican Chicago Tribune, Mitt Romney’s “hometown” Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune, and a progressive newspaper, the New York Times. The Economy. The New York Times (10/27/12) notes, “Mr. Obama prevented another Great Depression. The economy was cratering when he took office […]

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THOUGHTS ABOUT ELECTION 2012: Some Projections, And The Cuban Missile Crisis Of 1962

Here is my Herald Sunday Column, offering thoughts and projections for the November 6th election, and remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis of 50 years ago.  Let's hope.  – Jim Sunday, October 28, 2012 All It Takes Is One Election An original White House photo signed by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. On this […]

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John Sununu: Shameful. You Need To Apologize

John Sununu, you need to apologize.  And you need to mean it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/john-sununu-colin-powell-endorsement_n_2020735.html That kind of rhetoric — whether you call it “political analysis” or “gut instinct” or anything else — has no place in our nation's dialogue today.   It's called racism.  Shameful. Let's not do this in the America of the 21st Century.  Let's […]

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“no other place to go….”

During his acceptance speech at the DNC convention just days ago, Obama quoted Lincoln, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go ”  (The rest of the quote: “…My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”) This […]

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