Rathke: "It is show time and finally Obama is ready for action."
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the Senator from ACORN who became the President from ACORN, did not need to worry about reelection and ACORN founder Wade Rathke didn't have to worry about hurting Obama by praising him and gloating.
New Orleans I didn’t listen to President Obama’s 2nd inaugural speech. I’m just sick to death of hearing him talk, talk, talk all of the time talking. But, I read the speech, and I’m heartened. Finally, this is a President for me at least right now, this minute, who is saying he is sick of hearing himself talk, too, and is ready for action. From the very beginning when he says, “…we are made for this moment…” he seems to finally understand the full weight of the opportunity and burden.
We are fragile, time dated vessels of flesh and bone, heart and soul, moving every day closer to dirt and at greater distance from the sun. Finally, Barack Obama the man and the President may understand that this is also true for him, and if so, this is a relief that could offer resurgence for the country and our people. This is finally not about the dreams, but about the doing. Risks have to be taken. Deals have to be made. Chips have to fall. Waves have to be made. Lines have to be drawn and defended.
This clear call for action, and its grace notes of King’s “urgency of now” and of “Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall” are more than the sky high rhetoric just made for speeches, but are the very substance of struggle, and Obama saying this has to finally mean that he understands this. In this speech there finally seems to be an understanding not simply of the gift having been the opportunity to be there and to have the opportunity, but a recognition that the true blessing is in the opportunity not simply to stand for something and to be a symbol, but to have been enlisted as a warrior with a prominent place in the battles of our times.
The fights are many and there is comfort for people like me to hear that they finally include engaging poverty, immigration rights, love and marriage, women’s rights, comfort for the sick and elderly, security, and the environment. Where have you been, Barack Obama? Are we finally going to find out what truly moves you and engages your passion? Are we finally going to meet the real Barack Obama?
The Wall Street Journal got the picture, too, “…he sounded less like a man preparing for lofty flights, and a lot more like a man preparing for ground battle. His rhetoric was less about soaring above Washington’s political system and more about conquering it, one small and hard-fought step at a time if necessary.” Amen!
It is show time and finally Obama is ready for action.
Rathke knows "the real Obama" and "the real Obama" isn't running for reelection.
"The real Obama" is bad news for America and the fulfillment of Rathke's radical dream.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.