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My Journals And Opinions On President Obama And Palin

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Journal 18

Sarah Palin has kicked off her string of tea party rallies across the United States. The first one was held in Harry Reid's, the Senate's majority leader, hometown. She is trying to rally up support and lead groups of aggravated American's to "take back our country" by ending the ""Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending spree." This was one of her latest appearances where she has endorsed "common sense conservative values." Close to the rally site, the State Democratic Party set up a hospitality tent, serving doughnut holes and tea in honor of the new health care reform. Also recently, Sarah Palin posted on her facebook page that conservatives needed to "reload" and not run away in the midst of the new health care debate. Many cite that the post encourages violent acts against many democrats that voted for the legislation however, Palin has come out and say that was not her goal.

Journal 3

This year, President Barak Obama plans on throwing his second ...view middle of the document...

He can act like an average American for a few hours out of the year. Also, I really appreciate how President Obama is attempting to extend communication lines between Democrats and Republicans in a non-formal setting to possibly foster better relationships in more formal setting.

Journal 5

Many members of the House of Representatives are planning to retire at the end of their serving term. There are about eight House democrats and six House republicans retiring. Also, many of the current members of the House are going to be pursuing other state office positions, creating more vacant seats. By the midterm elections, there will be about thirty-one open positions; eighteen belonging to the republicans and thirteen to the democrats. It is expected that more retirements are going to be announced in the months to come. As far as t the elections go, it is believed that the republican's will do well in the coming elections and gain anywhere between twenty-four to twenty-eight seats. Overall however, it is expected that those up for reelection will have a hard time. Recent polls have shown that many people are unsatisfied with their current representative.

Journal 8

This past Friday at a town hall meeting in Nevada, President Barak Obama asked Republicans to bring forth any ideas regarding Health Care to the summit meeting this coming Thursday regarding the Health Care legislation. President Barak Obama shares his feelings by stating, "The Republicans say that they've got a better way to do it. So I want them to put it on the table." At the summit, the President plans on having both sides voice their ideas regarding his goal of, "expanding coverage to tens of millions of Americans who currently lack health insurance, while at the same time controlling costs." Prior to the summit the Obama administration plans on posting a health measure on the internet this Monday.

Article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/health/policy/20obama.html

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/27/reid.tea.party/index.html?hpt=T1

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/05/president-obama-to-throw-bipartisan-super-bowl-party/?fbid=U_gKQCI9_aQ. [2010, February 6]

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/12/house.retirements/index.html

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