• Friday, December 01, 2023
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Obama: One term is not enough (2)



The simmering disen-chantment with Obama has become worrisome even though it was inevitable that his spectacular popularity could not be sustained. If he is being cautious, the Republicans are quick to accuse him of being too slow. If, on the other hand, he attempts to be bold and visionary, the same critics accuse him of fostering “big government”, “over-domineering profile of the White House”, and “Socialism”. He just cannot win.

The Chinese could not resist the temptation to throw a punch at the U.S. via Chinese State Council Information Council: “The United States not only has a terrible domestic human rights record, it is also the main source of many human rights disasters worldwide. Especially at a time when the world is suffering serious human rights disasters caused by the global financial crisis sparked by the U.S. sub-prime crisis, the U.S. government has ignored its own grave human rights problems and reveled in accusing other countries.”

From Chicago (South-Side), the Muslim brothers have rebuked Obama for paying too much attention to Catholics and Jews – and urged him to listen to the Muslim brothers. To drive the point home, they sent him the Wikipedia Report on Christianity/Muslim figures for 2007:

Islam 74,740,000
Christianity 71,336,000
Others 2,000,000 1.3%

Barak Obama has been an enthusiastic advocate of the “RESET BUTTON” but for the alumni of Harvard, the torrent of gripes, avalanche of grudges and outright hostility against him have triggered off the”PANIC BUTTON” – so much so they are truly horrified at the prospects of Obama as a “One Term President” (or lame duck President). To them, it would not only be an abomination, it would inflict severe damage on the “Harvard Brand” when compared with the “Yale Brand” (Yale University). Both Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush went to Yale and each of them served two terms as President. Hence, it would be an outrageous disgrace if Obama is forced to quit after only one term.

Eight of the 44 presidents that have governed the United States, studied in Harvard, beginning with John Adams (1797 – 1801) to the incumbent president, Barack Obama. Considering that Obama is perhaps the most famous alumnus of Harvard Law School and the first Black to be editor of Harvard Law Review, Harvard went into overdrive in a rescue mission. Word quickly went round that it was time for damage control or else the White House would self-implode under its first Black president.

The issue of Obama’s second term is beginning to look like a tribal war – between Yale University and Harvard [University] Law School. The first salvo has already been fired on the internet:

•William Jefferson Clinton – Education; Georgetown University (1968), attended Oxford University (1968-1970), Yale Law School (1973).

•Hillary Rodham Clinton -Secretary of State, She attended local public schools before graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, where she met Bill Clinton.

•George W. Bush – Graduated from Yale in 1968. After serving as a pilot in the Texas National Guard, he attended Harvard Business School and then worked in the oil and gas industries until 1986, when he got involved in his father’s successful 1988 presidential campaign.

•Barack Obama, a Senator from Illinois and 44th President of the United States; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif; received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City; worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Ill.; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1991.