Blessed are the Peacemakers

Barack does mean blessed.

Now I got to say this about the many things that I’m learning from watching President Obama operate as President is that I like his tactics, demeanor, intellect, style and substance. I’ve always regarding the peacemaker as the one with the most power, because he/she is liked by the parties at war or disagreement.

I’m sure those who want President Obama to fail are simply beside themselves as this bit of news broke during the G-20 Summit in London last week.

In typical peacemaker fashion President Obama personally intervened to help achieve consensus between the dispute between France President (President Nicolas Sarkozy) and China’s President (President Hu Jintao).

Obama proposed that the G-20 merely “take note” of the OECD list, thus opening the door to implicit but not direct endorsement of that list. So President Obama sent a message to the Chinese and then met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sarkozy in a corner of the summit meeting room, as the other world leaders waited.

Upon the trio’s reaching agreement, the G-20 summit then agreed to note the list of tax havens. President Sarkozy, who’d threatened days earlier to walk out of the summit if he didn’t get his way, said the final agreement represented “great progress.”

So I guess peace and diplomacy defeated conflict and dictatorship once again.

This leads me to ask a few questions of those who continue to hate on the President and the group of people who want President Obama to fail. What was that about not being up to the Commander-In-Chief test, he pals around with terrorist, he’s unfit to be President, He’s a socialist, He’s a fascist, He’s not ready?

(I can’t believe I’m about to use this quote) To quote the great urban philosopher Kool Moe Dee, “How Ya Like Me Now”.

I’m sorry I couldn’t resist it. Yes, I know humility. Forgive me. J

References & Inspirations
The Holy Bible (NIV) – “Matthew 5:9 – “Definition of Barack
The Miami Herald – 04/02/09 “Obama Brokers Crucial Compromise with China & France
*Now when you look at the banner you see the humor in it*

8 thoughts on “Blessed are the Peacemakers

  1. Hi Tim,

    Where I wouldn’t be proud to be part of any group (Republican or Democrat) who wishes for a sitting president to fail, because when all is said and done, we all our in this together, where every decision, right or wrong, still impacts our country. And where I agree totally with you about the attributes President Obama brings to the table, I must say that his strengths border closer to style over substance per se, especially where he had an opportunity to travel up to North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota recently and pitch in and help his fellow Americans, who were courageously battling the sheer force of Nature in their gallant efforts to save their homes and communities amid frigid, brr, brr, cold temperatures, but decided that paying them lip-service instead during his weekly radio address was suffice. Sometimes, and I know a sensible individual like yourself, Tim, will readily agree, that a leader sometimes has to lead by example. Yes, no one will ever claim that President Obama comes up short in style, presentation and delivery, but amid all the tragic, senseless shootings across our land, the escalating ranks of the unemployed, etc., there comes a time for the leader to roll up his sleeves and cares enough to say enough is enough, and make some keen, critical assessments and begin to appropriately address the challenging issues at hand.

    Enough about politics, Tim, have a great week ahead sir.

  2. Here’s another piece of Scripture for you: “Ye shall know them by their fruits …” Obama’s budget cuts production of the F-22, big cuts in missile defense. The military establishment is screaming, predictably: “What about the jobs!” Maybe instead of making tools for war we can transition our economy to peacetime.

    I liked what Cong. Jim Cooper had to say about it: “We no longer have the luxury of running the Defense Department as a hometown jobs program.”

    Bottom line, we’d never have seen this under warmonger Bush.

    1. 🙂 Jim Cooper’s congressional district is near my own district. I’ll have to give him props for that.

      Thanks for reading. Haven’t heard from you for awhile. Good to see you.

  3. Sister called me from CA and said I should look at video of the Obama Town Hall meeting in France (the one where he managed to mostly call on Americans in the French audience). She said he looked like he was stoned or high on something to her…she said he was meandering, forgetting what he was saying…and at one point the audience had to yell a word to him that he couldn’t the middle of his speech. I only could stand about 3 minutes of the video. Turns out that the real problem (I hope that was the main one) was that he had a teleprompter malfunction…and had lost his place. There had been numerous questions about his fits of the giggles recently on the 60 MINUTES program. Many posters on and UppityWoman wrote that he was stoned out of his mind. I really don’t know..but then, he was the one who wrote he used to smoke marijuana..and would use cocaine whenever he could afford it.


    1. WHAT?

      1. President Obama is not and was not stoned. You try to keep up with his schedule and see how you perform. The suggestion sounds like it’s straight from FOX News.

      2. What does that have to do with what I wrote? No comment on that? Hmmm.

      3. How is it the President’s fault that American students were in the audience in another country? There was no mention that when he was told by the student that she was a dual citizen of US & France he was trying to call on a French student. Why no mention or comment on that?

      Your comments sounds suspect to that found on Right-Wing Talk Radio & FOX News. You remind me of someone else who use to comment with off-based comments.

      Thanks for ‘reading’ the post, perhaps you can comment on the subject of the article next time.

    2. I would like to add one more thing that may help anyone reading this of President Obama’s position on a related subject to what BARB is talking about.

      You can hear it directly from the President himself by going to

      and 32:07 minutes into the video you can hear what the President is talking about.

  4. Tim … (sorry I’m late)

    No matter where one stands politically, how can they not agree with your adjectives about President Obama: demeanor, intellect, style and substance. Although I don’t agree with all of his budgets requests and approaches, I can’t deny those descriptions. I can root for him because who he is and how he handles himself while disagreeing with him on policies.

    On the other hand, we have the Barb’s of the world who view most (if not all) through a partisan lens.

    1. Thanks Frank.

      There’s some things that I disagree with the President on in policy or position taken on policy, especially with dealing with the Bush Officials, but that’s very minor in comparison to all the things I do agree with him on. He might not like my views on some issues either, so I guess we’re even. He’s the first President who’s politics aligns closest to mine. Not because of race, but how he views it. I only would probably have a little more of an iron fist with some Bush officials and take the hits politically, but that’s me.

      I’m not sure what BARB was thinking or reading. I was actually being a little silly at the end quoting Kool Moe Dee. 🙂

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