First an apology to my readers. When I looked for President Obama’s video address last weekend, I could not find it. Sometime between then and now, it was issued so I provide it to you a week late along with his most current message.
Obama Video Address: May 23, 2009
In this week’s address, President Obama reminds us of the sacrifice made by countless men and women throughout our history who defended our freedom with their lives. Like him or dislike him, you cannot deny that he takes the job of our military very seriously and is committed to their welfare both in battle and as veterans.
Here was his address from last week:
Obama Video Address: May 30, 2009
In this week’s address, President Obama discusses the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice David Souter. To my delight, the President hits head on the foolish opposition that has already occurred from political extremists taking her comments out of context. The bottom line is President Obama has performed another master stroke here by in one fell swoop finding someone who can add diversity to the high court while at the same time being supremely qualified. In fact, Judge Sotomayor, if confirmed, will come to the bench with more judicial experience than any other Supreme Court judge of the last 100 years.
As far right Republicans decry her nomination, we can only sit back and smile at a party once again in self destruct mode. As their protests cross the line into blatant bigotry and misogyny, they further alienate the very voters that could put them back into power in 2010 and 2012.
Message to conservatives: this is not your granddaddy’s President and it’s not your granddaddy’s Supreme Court. Get used to it.
And now the President of the United States of America: