Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The President's 100th Day Hoopla Is Over Now

It's finally over. The over-sensationalized news media fixation also known as the "First 100 Days of the Obama Presidency" is now a wrap.
Jon Stewart did a fantastic piece on The Daily Show last night on the topic. I had to wait 24 hours for it leave my mind before I attempted to take a look at this.

Firstly, I think the 100 days timeframe goes back to the Kennedy Administration to when JFK said the President Of The United States' job should not be measured by one hundred days, but by one thousand days. But he got merked, so what did he know. 100 days it is, the media purports.
And holy Shi'ite Muslim Sectarian Party did the television news media have a field day, fuck - a field month with this 100 day nonsense.
But the BBC put together a very substantive, comprehensive analysis of the developments of the new administration

Also an interactive map that sees how the world views Barack Obama
Here's my $0.02 [soon to be adjusted for inflation]
It's 100 days! 100 days following 2920 days of damage. I'm no mathematician, but I think the task of a new Presidential administration to accomplish some meaningful new policies and restore and sustain prosperity and betterment for its nation needs to be more than 14 weeks.
This is just like people to put so much pressure on a brother.
Off the top of my head, the new Administration has rolled out new bailouts for more banks and now automakers. Guantanamo Bay's closure is in full effect.
Accountability on the interrogative torture methods are out in the open - the Neo-Cons have had their vacations abruptly interrupted.
The doors to new healthcare reform have been reopened. Alternative energies are being explored, cultivated. Those Green jobs the President promised in his campaign, I've heard from a couple of people who now have them.

Much of the campaign promises have been realized already. The only thorn I see in Obama's side is the War in Afghanistan. But most of all, like many will find in the above links, people are finding the President to be the antithesis to Governor Bush and his 8 years in stolen office.

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At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice write-up Jay! Barack atleast seems like he's breaking a sweat in the oval office, unlike Bush 43... And I'm pretty sure we haven't been attacked yet on our home soil, so that's easy math ta do. All of the attention on his crossing the 100 day threshold is ridiculously overblown and unnecessary. It almost like Obama morphed into an uber-multitasker just to satisfy all the 100 day dick riders. I think he deserves a vacation:D

At 8:35 PM, Blogger You Don't Have to Love Me said...

another insightful article...

How you been man? Long time no speak.


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