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Obama will have 8 citizens at his inauguration (sm)

Posted: Jan 17, 2013

to highlight his accomplishments.  It's always about him - Narcissist in Chief.   Always.  No humility - another example of his lack of character. 


Sigh. It’s a WE thing, as in - those Americans who

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supported and promoted his policies, campaigned on his behalf, stood in line at the polls and cast our votes for him.  In the case of these 8 inauguration “co-chairs,” they are supporters who have personal stories to share of the positive impact administration policies have had in their lives. 

I can't think of anything more appropriate on the inauguration venue than to see the president show his appreciation to some of the people who helped him get re-elected for a second term.  I guess it just kills GOP opponents every time the dems put a human face out there to tell their success stories.  It’s apparent from these selections that these citizens are the President’s heroes, not the other way around.  Trying to diss their contributions and presence at the inauguration is just another example of more tiresome, low down and dirty scandal-mongering, evidently the only contribution some sore losers know how to make.  

Ida Edwards, Virginia.  Ida Edwards is a retired nurse and advocate of President Obama's healthcare reform. As someone who lived through the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia, she seeks to remind those around her about both how far we have come and the work we have left to do. Her and her husband, who both worked from high school through retirement, live in Petersburg, Virginia.  Might call her a Lean Forward mascot.

Erica Chain, California.  At 27 years old, Erica was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. She applied to every health insurance provider she could think of, but was denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition.  Thanks to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) under the Affordable Care Act, Erica was able to get access to treatment.  She was able to get the surgery she needed in order to stay alive and the rehab to reach a full recovery. Erica works at Rock Health and Silicon Valley Bank-Analytics to support the digital health and venture eco-system and resides in San Francisco, California.

Lily Griego, Colorado.  Lily is a single mother working two jobs. Thanks to Pell Grants, financial aid, and Lily's hard work, her son has been able to attend college.

Kenyetta Jones, Ohio.  Kenyetta is a 27-year veteran at the General Motors Powertrain Plant in Toledo, OH, and is a mother of two college-aged daughters. Kenyetta was laid off for 13 months during the economic downturn in 2009, but she never gave up hope that she would get back to work. After a year without full-time employment, Kenyetta was notified that she would be returning to work because of the President's intervention to rescue the auto industry.

Liz McCartney, Louisiana.  Liz McCartney is the co-founder of the St. Bernard Project (SBP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide disaster-impacted communities with a prompt, efficient and predictable path to recovery. Liz and her husband launched SBP, initially a post Katrina home rebuilding program, when they moved from Washington, DC to New Orleans in 2006. SPB has rebuilt hundreds of homes in New Orleans and in Joplin, Missouri through its affiliate Rebuild Joplin. SBP has recruited over 70,000 volunteers and AmeriCorps members since inception to support its efforts. SBP is also working closely with stakeholders in New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy. SBP's co-founders have received numerous awards and recognition for their work. In 2008, Liz was awarded the Hero of the Year award by CNN Heroes. In 2011, she was recognized as a White House Champion of Change.

Rob Hach, Iowa.  Rob and his wife Tara started Anemometry Specialists, a small business, 10 years ago in the renewable energy field in Alta, IA. Rob has been involved in the wind energy business since 1994, learning the ropes from some of the early pioneers of the wind energy industry. Rob has grown his business over this past decade and now has 31 employees. Anemometry Specialists was named the Iowa Small Business of the Year in 2010.

David Hall, Washington, DC.  Following in the footsteps of his father and stepfather, David joined the Air Force in March 1996. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant and graduated as a distinguished graduate from Airman Leadership School. After reenlisting for another four years, he applied for Air Force ROTC and was selected under the Professional Officer Course - Early Release Program. He was excited to receive a pilot slot but was dis-enrolled for "homosexual conduct" in August 2002 after a fellow cadet told his commanders that he is gay. Following the Air Force, David worked on the successful repeal of DADT through Out Serve - SLDN.

Petty Officer Second Class Taylor Morris, Iowa.  Petty Officer Second Class Taylor Morris of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is currently assigned to the Navy Safe Harbor Wounded Warrior Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 based out of Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, Morris was injured by an IED blast during his first deployment to Afghanistan. His injuries resulted in the amputation of both of his legs, his left arm and his right hand. Petty Officer Morris is the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.


A relative by marriage has volunteered with Liz McCartney's group - and thinks the world of her. She's

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definitely earned this honor.

It's perfectly reasonable if some see a presidential inauguration as all about the man being inaugurated president, but I'm among those who take a larger view. It's about us.

Yes, you're right. We're all going to get the screws put to us, - some of us just don't know it yet.

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Yes, you're right. We're fortunate--in spite of all efforts otherwise-- - to have a sensible, responsible President. :) nm
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Haters only end up putting the screws to themselves - and their party.
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We saw that play out in 2008 and again in 2012, but we can go the whole 10 rounds if that's what it takes for them to finally get the concept.

"We" is a synomom for low info voter, or even a high - info voter who was duped.

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Synomom?? LOL - can't spell today. - Synonym of course.

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Low info speller maybe? - neener
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Doesn't take much to get you excited, does it. - Sigh. How droll.
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Taunting - bullying
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Bull... look, if someone wants to come on here and throw around - neener
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around terms like "low info" and "duped" at groups of people at a time -which insinutaes gullibility or a general "duh" factor - from their high horse, they better be 100% on their game or else risk looking silly. There was no other reason for their "low info" post except to lob an insult. BTW... I'm pretty sure poster corrected their own spelling.

PS - I am not checking my posts for typos which tend to occur on this tablet, but I'm also not perched on a high horse spewing insults.
Tired of it and not putting up with it anymore. - Rubio fan.
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Grammar police not welcome on this board - deflecting from the topic
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Moderator's rules (unless there's been a change).
That was me (synomom) correcting my own error. - But thanks.
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