Wednesday, December 19, 2012
"Person of the Year"
Time has named President Barack Obama as the "Person of the Year" in the magazine's yearly selection.
Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States. The networks called Ohio earlier than predicted, so his aides had to hightail it down the hall to join his family and friends. They encountered a room of high fives and fist pumps, hugs and relief....
I agree. The country is changing. The old white men of the Republican Party are still trying to figure out how they lost the support of women, young people, the middle class, and various ethnic groups. I think it is best that we don't tell the GOP why so that their party can just wither away.
Time also has some photos of the President taken by Pete Souza: Here.
**** Anyone that suggests that teachers should be armed with weapons in the classroom obviously has never been in a classroom. Teachers are paid to teach, and provide the tools for learning. Carrying a gun in school will not help stop these shootings. Laws, and restricting access to assault weapons, increased funding for PTSD and mental health treatment, will end this bloodshed.