Monday, January 12, 2015

Are we not men?

No, not being a "misogynist,"...when I use the term "men," I mean it in the generic in grown human know? Now that's cleared up, let's continue...when I spoke of helping you (us) find better ways to navigate through the Obama, I mean, recovery, I began thinking about something my then teenage son once told me when I asked why he couldn't or wouldn't do something...he said, "it's not going to be good enough for you, so why should I even try?" I always thought that was kind of a lame excuse, but I see this same mindset among many of us today.

Yes, the media embraces and enhances much of this mindset...but it starts with leadership. The narrative could easily be contradicted by offering clear, concise AND documented alternatives or improvements to the present administration's policies. Many say we have, but it is usually reported only on Fox News and no where, if they or any of us want to be seen as something more than my teenage son, we need to sound off...trumpet clear concise alternatives from the highest EVERY policy introduced by the president...AND most of all, stop simply saying no...because doing that, we leave definition of the narrative up to the media, who are after all, only a wing of the Democrat Party.

Let's start with the "free community college for all" announcement by the president. The response right away was, "how are we going to pay for it," and "it's just another liberal entitlement program that does nothing to help the middle class." In other words, to our media, it's anti-Obama or just plain racist. Here's a better response..."what a great idea! We are rewarding Dreamers with free college so let's also help the struggling middle class." Then, use the president's own words to "fine tune" this proposal so it's not just another giveaway program...we agree that "everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same set of rules." what needs to happen...whether we're talking about free community college...or creating jobs for the middle class...or even fighting global what if he refuses to call it Islamic extremism. Wouldn't you rather do SOMETHING to answer the terrorists...than complain about the president's symbolic reaction to terror? Do you want to "be a man," and work hard(er)...or a boy who won't even try because the media says it won't be enough?

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