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More precisely, "color blind racism created a paradox for presidential candidate arack Obama. While he could not escape "race" his candidacy strategically figured "race" through color blind rhetoric that contained the threat of a black presidency. In spite of his campaign's efforts to avoid his racialization, "Obama" was alternately racialised and deracialized through his affective ties
The tactics used by Obama through the application of the deracialization theory may have its shortcomings. Some, as presented above include the lack of cohesion between being neutral in its gender and not being able to be perceived other than as an African-American. Another shortcoming of deciding to adopt a new stand, as an African-American, on politics is the fact that most advocates of African-American politics may consider a sign of betrayal for the way in which black politics is conducted for decades. More precisely, an interesting point was raised by Georgia Anne Persons…… [Read More]
teele's warning however appears to be negated by the fact of Obama's success. While there are indeed lapses in his discipline, these can be said to serve only as an indicator of Mr. Obama's humanity, connecting him more closely rather than alienating him from his followers.
Other authors also point out some potentially problematic factors in Obama's campaign and policy issues. According to Gerring and Yesnowitz, for example, Obama has used his biracial background as a mask behind which to avoid taking a stance on any matters of importance, including the Katrina aftermath and the Iraq issue. While supporters believe that he is, as mentioned above, representative of new social and political paradigms in the United tates, others feel that he is not only youthful and inexperienced, but also fundamentally hypocritical in his policy that claims an all-inclusive stance but that in truth takes no position at all. Be this…… [Read More]
The second would be his candid portrayal of his own faults, including the use of cocaine -- not something a politician would want to admit.
The last would be the title of this book. The fact that Obama found inspiration from a father who was a drunk, a Ph.D., and who abandoned him and bothered to see him only once as a child, is a statement, I believe, of a man who thinks in broad terms about the humanity of people rather than harboring bitterness.
Some bemoan the fact that Obama wrote relatively little about the white mother who stuck by him and raised him, and I agree with that. However, he often praises her verbally, so we know the love for his mother is deep.
Perhaps it is the combination of these things that gives an indication of future greatness or at least an impression of a man with…… [Read More]
..we've got to make sure the economic stimulus plan is large enough to get the economy moving.... we need to be rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels" along with building "fuel-efficient cars and alternative energy technologies that can free America from dependence on foreign oil..." (District Chronicles, 2008).
Autos) the multi-billion dollar line of credit that Congress is expected to pass to help the auto industry survive has Obama's support, but he insisted the bailout be "tied to a reinvention and streamlining...and hold the industry's feet to the fire." In other words, the day of the gas-guzzling SUV may be on the way out, and hybrids will be in.
Banks) Obama said that his administration will launch a "strong set of new financial regulations, in which banks, ratings agencies, mortgage brokers...will start having to be more…… [Read More]
Instead, the Web site is user-centered. Just as the catchy campaign slogan at the top reads, "I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington...I'm asking you to believe in yours." The interactive content of the Barack Obama Web site and the links to activist sites reflect the central theme of the Obama campaign. Visitors to the site are placed in control of their Web viewing experience. Users can choose whether or not to register for newsletters, enter in zip codes for local campaign information, and read about local Barack Obama supporters.
Therefore, the Web site is an effective use of new media in communicating the central messages of the presidential campaign. For example, the Barack Obama campaign media strategy stays in line with the central themes of the overall Barack Obama campaign for president. Key words like "hope" and "change" are…… [Read More]
Unemployment stands at a respectable 4.6%. Well, fine. But the other side of the ledger groans with distress: a tax code that has become hideously biased in favor of the rich; a national debt that will probably have grown 70% by the time this president leaves Washington; a swelling cascade of mortgage defaults; a record near-$850 billion trade deficit; oil prices that are higher than they have ever been; and a dollar so weak that for an American to buy a cup of coffee in London or Paris -- or even the Yukon -- becomes a venture in high finance.
And it gets worse. After almost seven years of this president, the United States is less prepared than ever to face the future. We have not been educating enough engineers and scientists, people with the skills we will need to compete with China and India. We have not been investing…… [Read More]
He notes that the Iraq war has been a "tragic mistake" (Barack Obama, cited in CNN.com), and vows to take American troops out of Iraq. Further, Obama notes his desire to have universal health care in America. He also notes his desire to lessen the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups (CNN.com).
Perhaps one of Obama's most important reasons for running for presidency is his belief that there has been a serious failure of leadership in the government of the United States. In his candidacy announcement Obama notes that America is being help back. He notes, "what's stopped us is the failure of leadership, the smallness of our politics -- the ease with which we're distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to tackle the big…… [Read More]
The truth is that the American public has overall matured in their view and has gotten over the petty human differences that exist because the cognition that rests with this group is one that understands that today's world has much larger and looming problems that a simple difference in religion, country-of-origin, or differences based on race or ethnicity. While this may be too much to grasp yet as truth, perhaps the support being rallied for Senator arack Obama as the next U.S. President is telling in the shifting paradigm that locked older generations into tight and suffocating societal structures and may just be the rustling of the crusty old shells imposed so long and miserably by society which are finally falling off the backs of today's Americans.
Cesca, ob (2007) arack Obama for President 19 Dec 2007. The Huffington Post. 3 Oct 2008. Online available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/barack-obama-for-presiden_b_77564.html
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Team Skills Barack Obama Speech Analysis
Team Skills: Barack Obama Speech Analysis
Team Building, Team ecognition and Obama's Speech
In viewing then-Senator Barack Obama's speech to his campaign workers in summer of 2008, certain facets of team building can be seen in viewing the context and delivery of the speech at hand. Obama begins with the assertion that in order for a true team to function in order to achieve a common goal, personal egos and motivations must be pushed aside and the goal of the group must be placed at the forefront of everything that team and its respective members do. He notes that in sticking with a goal and remaining invested in order to achieve a common goal, anything is possible, which is a part of team-building that has the capacity to drive people over long periods of time.
He notes that this "sticking to a goal" despite…… [Read More]
9, compared to 8.4 for whites" (Statistics and Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2005). Moreover, the paper will examine other harbingers of economic robustness in addition to income, including net worth, income ranges, and unemployment rates. If America is post-racial, then blacks should be proportionately represented in the top 5% of wealthiest people and have median economic assets equal to those of whites, not simply have equal salaries. In the past, there has been a tremendous disparity, not only in income, but in asset ownership between the races. Moreover, in 2001, the median household income for White non-Hispanic households was $46,305, but only $29,470 for black households. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009). Obviously, in 2001, America was not a post-racial society when it came to income. Comparing official census results from the census immediately prior to Obama's election and the census immediately following Obama's election will give a good…… [Read More]
Presidential elections in the U.S.A.
The United States Presidential election that was held on 6th November, 2012 was the 57th in the United States history. Such elections are held after every four years. The Democratic Party nominee was President Barack Obama while his running mate was Vice-President Joseph Biden. Both were re-elected for a second term in office. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt omney and his running mate Paul yan were President Obama fiercest challengers. Both were nominated by the epublican Party. Jill Stein contested the presidency on the Green Party ticket where as Gary Johnson was a Libertian (Leighton, 2012). They both ran third party campaigns.
epublican Party presidential nomination attracted several candidates. These included Congressman on Paul, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Governor Mitt omney, Senator ick Santorum, and the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate were held in the last weeks of campaign. Issues…… [Read More]
President Barack Obama has proven himself to be a leader, as he has led the United States of America as Commander in Chief for the past four years. His leadership style would not typically be viewed as "Machiavellian," and yet a close reading of The Prince does reveal that Obama does have some "princely" features. For example, Chapter 23 of The Prince advises the leader to avoid flatterers. Flatterers are those who give false praise, or only praise and no constructive criticism. A flatterer is a "yes-man" who can be a destructive member of a team. Obama has had a difficult time in office, given that the congress is peopled with a majority of Republicans. Lawmakers in Washington certainly are not lavishing praise for the president. Obama's team of advisers offers constructive criticism. The Vice President, Joe Biden, says what is on his mind. For this reason, Obama has…… [Read More]
U.S. President Barack Obama made an announcement to the nation that the Al Qaeda top leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by the U.S. special forces. He said that earlier that day, he had ordered a an elite military team to go deep into Pakistan and kill the mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks; attacks that shocked the nation and the world alike. In the course of his speech, the president indicated that he had told his CIA director, Leon Penetta that capturing or killing of Osama bin Laden was United State's counterterrorism strategy's main strategy for crippling Al Qaeda.Upon receiving this news, most Americans broke out into a spontaneous celebration. This sent pundits into speculating about the operational and symbolic importance of the mission. The main question that came into the mind of many is what the death of Osama bin Laden meant ad if it meant…… [Read More]
Psychodynamic Case Study: President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama was the first African-American to be elected to the presidency. Obama was born in Hawaii to a Caucasian mother and a Kenyan father. Before Obama's birth, both were students at the University of Hawaii. Obama called the autobiography he penned before the presidency Dreams From My Father (Barak Obama, 2012, Biography). This suggests that his life has been a quest in search of his father, a man who left him when he was two years old. However, it is equally possible to see Obama's life as a man defined by women: his idealistic, 'hippy' mother whom he describes as an idealistic child of the 1960s, that took the young Barry to Indonesia where she briefly had another marriage, and also his grandmother, who raised him when his mother laws finishing her anthropological fieldwork (Barak Obama, 2012, Biography).
The psychodynamic view of…… [Read More]
S. To become legal, U.S. citizens (Alba, online at (http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_10241460).That pathway was created in 2001, under Section 245 of the Life Act Amnesty of 2000 (Porter, 16). If it fails, Obama can pass the buck to the Bush Administration for implementing the plan. It also leaves the door open for Obama to do a new amnesty program at some point during his administration, to make good on his campaign promise of providing a legal pathway for illegal immigrants, who will surely continue to enter the U.S. By the thousands every day.
Gay marriage is not found on Obama's web site as of this date, August 25, 2008.
This is an issue that could bode ill for Obama, because the moral majority that is perhaps disgruntled with the conservatives, or to whom John McCain does not appeal, will be considering turning their vote in favor of Obama. As has…… [Read More]
A More Perfect Union: Race and Unity
Issues of race are so sensitive because of the history of race in America. As Obama points out, race was an issue that “divided the colonies”—it was the “original sin of slavery” for America (1411). Some of the people who settled America had among them a racist ideology that allowed them to view blacks as inferior. They wanted to protect their power structure and way of life and that meant allowing slavery to continue. Race served as the pretext for this power grab. They pointed to racial superiority as their reason for being able to hold slaves. Even today people hold this racial view, which is why it is still such a sensitive issue: the nation is still divided.
Obama’s speech is a message of unity because throughout, he notes that he has brothers and sisters of all races—“of every race and…… [Read More]
With the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s swearing-in as President of the United States, comparisons between his first year and office and his predecessor’s first year in office are bound to be made. Therefore, it is a useful exercise to re-examine the first year in office of Barack Obama following his swearing-in as President of the United States in 2009. This paper will examine Obama’s inaugural year in order to answer the question: Did Obama have a successful first year in office? As the evidence shows, Obama’s first year in the White House was indeed very successful.
The methodology used for this study consisted primarily of Internet searches, using Google and Google Scholar. The primary key words used to drive the searches were: “Obama’s first year in office,” “Obama 2009,” “Obama first year success,” “Obama 2009 accomplishments,” and “Obama first year successful or not.” These searches led to…… [Read More]
Both people and organizations want leaders. People want leaders to assist them in accomplishing their goals. Organizations want leaders to not only motivate, but to provide organizational direction for employees to follow. According to Kouzes and Posner (1994), five key behaviors for what is wanted of leaders from both people and organizations are: "(a) challenge the process, (b) inspire a shared vision, (c) enable others to act, (d) model the way, and (e) encourage the heart" (Kouzes and Posner, 1994, 960). his is the basic rubric we will use to evaluate the efficacy of Obama and Hayward in their overall approach to the oil spill issue.
ony Haywood Background and Response -- ony Hayward is a British businessman and joined British petroleum as a rig geologist in 1982, quickly rising through the ranks in a number of increasingly complex roles, finally becoming the CEO of the company in May 2007.…… [Read More]
Kant was no exception to the paradigmatic priorities (i.e. objectivity as knowledge) of the era, and brief reference to the episteme is serves accuracy in discursive analysis of this heritage within American politics and policy thought. For instance, Kant's Critique of Judgment is enormously influential in establishing a connection between judgment and political and moral precepts to conduct in communities. Intellectual lineage to Kant's model of Enlightenment 'reason" combines ritish Empiricism with Continental Rationalism; and partly explains why his philosophical proposition that the existence of persistent war against non-liberal states is a requirement to perpetual peace is reiterated in scholarly expiation since the Enlightenment period, making Perpetual Theory of War as lasting as seminal reference (ehnke, 2009, Caranti, 2006 and Murray, 2003). Discourse Analysis toward the study's cause-and-effect analysis is derived from speeches and interviews taken from the ush administration in Table 1.
President ush -- Speeches and…… [Read More]
Subsequent to his homosexual life, McClurkin had chosen to follow the path of the church, which, he claims, had cleansed him of his "unnatural" behavior. During a recent speech, McClurkin had declared that he does not agree with homosexuality and that the act is a very perverted. (Keith Boykin)
Apart from hiring anti-gay people to run his campaigns, Obama has stated during an interview that he did not directly agree to a marriage between two persons of the same sex. Despite that, he also stated that he does not wish to interfere with people's preferences, as that would mean that he would also interfere with the concept of an American life.
1. Boykin, Keith. (2007). Barack Obama and the Gay Issue. Retrieved January 21, 2008 from Keith Boykin eb site: http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2007/10/23/barack_obama_an
2. (2008). Obama Says He Is Against Same-Sex Marriage but Also Against Ending Its Practice in Calif.…… [Read More]
Indeed, arguably he is playing a little loose with the terms here, for persuasion, while it may be based on logic, is rarely simply logic. Rather it is logic combined with at least a coating of emotion.
In the following passage toward the end of his speech Obama uses language that I believe to be persuasive in a way in which Aristotle would approve, for Obama is using facts to build a case for his point-of-view rather than simply trading in emotion that he has called up for the occasion: This is not sophistry.
And that's why this award must be shared with everyone who strives for justice and dignity -- for the young woman who marches silently in the streets on behalf of her right to be heard even in the face of beatings and bullets; for the leader imprisoned in her own home because she refuses to abandon…… [Read More]
Under such conditions, a withdrawal could be completed by 2010.
It is my belief that neither candidate is in a position to manage the economic crisis. For instance, both have made energy independence a strong component of their policies, yet energy independence is a decade or two away. This is a noble long-term goal but will not address today's economic issues. McCain's economic ideologies are rooted in 20th century economic logic. His reliance on the trickle-down approach fails to recognize that capital is fungible. Therefore, applying more capital to the top of the economic food chain will not necessarily increase wealth at the bottom. It may merely be investing outside the country if opportunities overseas are better, which at present they often are. Holding the line of taxes will not spur growth, nor will it reduce consumer debt. Moreover, he cannot balance the budget in light of his lack of…… [Read More]
If he is opposed to the law, why speak of upholding it? Obama consistently pursues a cautious, bipartisan policy regarding most major social issues -- despite the substantial lack of bipartisanship on the part of conservatives in the U.S. Congress. He has been willing to sacrifice the once-sacrosanct public option for health care, and does not seem to wish to raise divisive topics such as gay marriage before a legislature whom he is desperately trying to placate.
This is also true regarding the 'don't ask, don't tell policy' regarding gays in the military. Obama's language has been slightly stronger on this issue, perhaps because gay men and women have come out who have served with distinction in Iraq: He has said: "I believe 'don't ask, don't tell' doesn't contribute to our national security. In fact, I believe preventing patriotic Americans from serving their country weakens our national security" (Obcamb 2009).…… [Read More]
The bottom line for many - in terms of moral obligation - is the fact that Americans rely on their government to: a) protect them from attacks from terrorists (which the government did not to prior to the attacks on 9/11); b) spend their tax money responsibly without corruption (which neither the Congress or the hite House has done in recent years); c) only wage war when the nation is under direct threat of hostility (which it didn't vis-a-vis the Iraq ar); d) be honest with citizens (which the government has not been - to wit, the executive branch has on numerous occasions over the past few years censored empirical science in the name of political ideology); and e) protect the Constitution (which the executive branch has not done in all cases, i.e., recent memos released by the Justice Department show the executive branch believed it could assume broad and…… [Read More]
An example of a powerful group that supports abortion is the National Organization of omen. They do not see a fetus as a life and do not define it as such. Conservatives have many supporters that respect life and believe that it begins at conception. Many religious organizations support those that are pro-life. Pro-life supporters often come to this conclusion because of their moral convictions. They cannot justify taking a life and many believe that life begins at conception. Many would only believe that abortion is acceptable only if the mother's life is in danger or in severe cases of rape.
The issue of choice could be radically changed if McCain wins the presidency and is successful in overturning Roe v. ade. Both sides of the political fence can look into the future and see something very good happening or something very bad happening. This is why the presidential candidate…… [Read More]
Although the issues addressed on Obama's website are indeed important and critical, their perspective is in my view too general. omney on the other hand tries to narrow down to the specifics. It is therefore unlikely that any user would feel left out in having his or her issue addressed. Basically, both websites are easy to navigate with the link to the homepage being consistent. Further, in both cases, functionality is enhanced with the clear labeling of each item of functionality. This makes both websites rather user friendly. However, it is much easier in my opinion to contact omney's campaign team than it is to contact Obama's campaign team. In Obama's website, the user has to scroll all the way to the bottom of the lengthy pages so as to access the contact details. The leaner pages in omney's website allow the user to easily contact the campaign team with…… [Read More]
The administration's disregard for international norms led to the excesses at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, and attempts to circumvent congressional oversight over the activities of the Administration backfired. Faced with increasing criticism at home and the inability to stabilize Iraq, the Bush Administration began to temper its approach with realism. The Administration agreed to a bipartisan Iraq Study Group, led by former Secretary of State James Baker and Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton (Baker & Hamilton, 2006). The report prepared by the group was quite critical of the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq, and though many of those criticisms were rejected, the Administrated still took the criticism seriously, and a year later began to pursue a new approach, which eventually helped to decrease the level of violence in Iraq.
The Obama Administration's approach to Iraq War reflects the liberal views of Obama who warned in 2002 that "a U.S. occupation…… [Read More]
However, his sense of self-respect is rendered incomplete because of his father. The struggle he experienced demonstrated this and though it did not define his whole being as he is now, it was the primary component in his life that made it a challenge to meet his need for esteem.
2. As the current president of the United States, Obama can be said as a successful person. However, it cannot be said that he is fulfilled and has achieved self-actualization. The absence of a father figure in Obama's life remains a struggle in his life that could determine his successful realization for self-actualization.
3. Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs demonstrates how individual needs are categorized by levels and are comprised of different factors that may or may not apply to the individual. Using the Hierarchy of Needs alone, the theory cannot explain fully Obama's psyche, personality and behavior. Maslow's theory…… [Read More]
While it is true that the study included a very large population, on the basis of which the authors are perhaps justified in claiming validity and reliability, the variables included concentrate solely on academic results. The underlying causes of these results, beyond the classroom, are not considered. tudent motivation and academic preparation, for example, can have a significant effect upon student performance. Parental education could also have an important impact upon the performance of these students. Parents with a higher education level, for example, might be more likely to enrol their children in the AP program. At the same time, the influence of such parents could have an impact upon student motivation and the perception of academic performance as important. In general, therefore, the study is too focused on homogeneous influencing factors to truly provide an accurate account of the reasons for better academic performance. While the AP program may…… [Read More]
Comorbidity and Continuity of Psychiatric Disorders in Youth After Detention." The criminal justice issue selected is: juvenile detention reform. The article presents information of CCJTDC or the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Some things to highlight is the comparison to nationwide statistics stating 90% of detainees are male. Of the detainees in juvenile detention centers, the majority are racial/ethnic minority. Because the majority are non-white, the researchers looked for potential participants that fit within the strata. The range is ages 10-14, Hispanic males and females, African-American males and females, and non-Hispanic white males and females, however greater focused was placed on Hispanic and African-American youth.
One aspect of reform lies in changing the growth rate of transfers from juvenile court to adult criminal court. These kinds of transfers typically result from "judicial waiver on a case-by-case basis, automatic transfers based on the type of offense, criminal history, and age…… [Read More]
Obama's speech is a good example of Aristotle's rhetoric in practice.
The object of Obama's speech is to win the presidential nomination. His speech is persuasive. He is appealing to the populace of South Carolina (and to that end, he praises them and calls them "the good people of South Carolina").
Analyzing Obama's speech is interesting not so much because of the beauty of the speech -- it is indeed a work of art, poetic -- but also because it teaches us much about rhetoric. We see Aristotle's lesson through the subject and form -- through the craft -- of the speech.
Look at the patterns, for instance, of his speech -- the point so f contrast: The people voting for him, for instance, span a diversity of differences: "They are young and old; rich and poor. They are black and white; Latino and Asian and Native American." Nonetheless, this…… [Read More]
What is Obama's race?
Barrack Obama's biography and upbringing are spiced up by interaction with different races as perceived by the modern world. He was born of a white mother from Hawaii in American and a black African father from Kenya. Moreover, Obama was raised, for a better period of his young life, in Jakarta, Indonesia together with his stepsisters. Therefore, to answer the question of Obama's race is a daunting task. He is neither fully white nor fully black due to the parental racial difference. Obama himself, in his book "Dreams from my father" strengthens this aspect of his life. He says that he was segregated by both the white fellow students and the black ones as well while at high school.
Thinking race globally
Racism is a social aspect of human life more than anything else is. It involves the segregation of a particular group of…… [Read More]
Second Inaugural Address: President Obama
Giving an inaugural address is a massive endeavor, and requires an extensive amount of preparation for the speaker. Public speaking requires more structure and detail than ordinary conversation: even a short speech given by a student to the classroom requires research, audience analysis, and above all practice. As a U.S. president entering his second term, it was incumbent upon President Obama to give a speech that would address the needs of a very diverse audience on January 21, 2013 and to satisfy a wide range of often-competing audience needs and concerns.
President Obama had to tread a delicate balance in his speech in terms of the issues he covered. On one hand, he was speaking to many people who had fought long and hard to elect him. They wanted him to celebrate his past, present, and future accomplishments. But President Obama was also speaking to…… [Read More]
President Obama's "Second Inaugural Address:" Rhetorical analysis
Knowing one's audience is a critical component of giving a good speech. hen President Obama gave his second inaugural address, although he had been reelected by a significant majority, he knew he was still facing a divided country. To show his respect for patriotic values, he began his speech invoking both God and country yet in a manner that stressed the need for concrete government actions to deal with the nation and the world's problems. "For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they've never been self-executing. That while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on earth."
Obama addressed his speech to the American public at large, but he also had a clear eye upon his Republican critics, in his use of specific phrases and themes. His first term began with a…… [Read More]
Memory, Identity, And Body
In a hypothetical situation, Barack Obama and Miley Cyrus are both involved in a horrific accident. As a result they are both horribly injured and only one can live. They undergo an operation wherein the parts of the brain that support specific episodic memories, but only those specific parts, are transferred. The body of Miley is given the brain pieces of Obama and the body of Barack Obama is given the brain pieces of Miley. The person who is now in Miley Cyrus's body awakens and the doctor states that Miley has survived. hile the body is now that of Miley Cyrus as well some would say is the soul, the memories she has, memories which shape personality; are those of Barack Obama. The doctor makes this supposition only because of how Miley looks, but does not consider the impact of the inclusion of a brain…… [Read More]
Affordable Care Act signed law President Barack Obama March 2010. Many provisions law directly affect
Several different important elements exist as part of the Affordable Care Act, specifically as it pertains to community and public health. One of the most salient of these is the commitment that the act makes towards preventative care -- which directly impacts public health. A large part of the goal of this act is to improve the general wellness of the community by helping people to maintain their health. A healthy community, quite frankly, will have less need for more expensive medical care if it can maintain its health in the first place. In this respect, the fact that individuals can now get a free checkup from their doctors helps to reinforce this preemptive approach to enforcing wellness. Also, the act has made many diagnostic procedures related to a general examination free or available to…… [Read More]
Meanwhile in the journal Du Bois Review (Parker, et al., 2009, p. 194) the authors point to racism and patriotism as key themes for the 2008 Democratic primary election. "Race was a consistent narrative" used by those opposed to Obama, Parker explains (p. 194). Both Clinton and the Republicans "used racial references" to attack Obama, including the attacks on Obama "for his perceived inability to connect to 'real working Americans'" (p. 194).
The Republican sideshow called "Joe the plumber" attacked Obama with the charge that Obama was "seeking to take money from hardworking 'real Americans' to give it to 'those people'" (p. 194). Clinton questioned Obama's patriotism suggesting that he was not a "real" American. Parker notes that when Governor Dukakis ran for president as a Democrat, he was attacked but no one questioned whether he was "a real American as they did with Obama" (p. 195).
The authors present…… [Read More]
United States President Barack Obama had made a promise during the 2008 presidential elections that he would state the actions that Turkey committed in 1915 were an act of genocide against the Armenian people. However, every year since that promise, President Obama has broken it, always avoiding offending Turkey in order to keep their NATO ally happy and fighting alongside the United States. This is because not only is Turkey the only Muslim majority nation in NATO, making it a more important ally than Armenia, but it the country also has the second-biggest military in NATO (the first being the United States). As the battle in Syria wages on, and ISIS continues to grow along with problems arising in other parts of the Middle East like Iran, the United States is looking to do anything to keep Turkey on their side.
What is left is then a broken promise to…… [Read More]
56th President of the United States which has represents an unprecedented race in the American Democratic Party between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. he relationship of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's leadership styles from the perspective of four distinct variables: gender, culture, trust and likelihood of voting. he author believes that the perception of fairness is the single most essential leadership trait which leaders should acquire in order to garner trust and commitment among voters. Consequently, the author also believes that this also applies to leadership in the business world.
he article conducts a literature review that focuses on different aspects of leadership. here is some controversy in the study of leadership as the author alludes to. here are several research studies that show that there is empirical evidence to suggest that leaders play a critical part in an organization working toward organizational goals. However, some of works have…… [Read More]
American Foreign Policy Theories
It has been said that all politics are local, meaning that whatever the issue, an individual always views it from the perspective of their own personal life. And since their personal life exists in a local environment, a person's view of a political issue is always clouded by local circumstances. oarke and Boyer, in International Politics on the World Stage assert that a nation's international policy can often be guided by their internal circumstances. In other words, a nation's foreign policy is often the result of domestic politics. This type of thinking has often been associated with what has been termed "realism," a theory that asserts international politics is shaped by conflicts between different nations caused by their domestic political circumstances. A newer type of realism, called "neorealism," actively attempts to shape world politics according a nation's internal needs, and has been enacted in many nations.…… [Read More]
Advertising and public relations serve to communicate ideas and convince the audience of something. Politicians are among the most prolific advertising spenders during election campaigns and can have enormous public relations machines. This is especially true of Presidential candidates, who must first run for their party's nomination and then must run for President. We know that Hillary Clinton went from frontrunner to loser in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2008. There are lessons to be learned about the different factors that contribute to selling an idea, in this case Clinton as President, to different audiences. This case study will evaluate Clinton's campaign leading up to the Democratic primary using the OSTE model. The OSTE model focuses on research, objectives, strategies, tactics and evaluation.
The Hillary Clinton campaign at the time of the case was a large organization. It featured both extensive advertising and public relations, backed…… [Read More]
hite racist people have since regarded any non-white person residing in the U.S. As a potential criminal.
Several attempts have been made in order to change people's opinions and to make all the people in the U.S. And in the whole world feel and act equal. Such attempts have been made so that people would no longer differentiate their fellow humans because of morally wrong reasons.
Barack Obama is the 44th U.S. president and the first Afro-American person to have ever been in charge of the U.S. office. His career previous to his designation as U.S. president is filled with achievements which have made him a feasible nominee for the office.
During his campaign, Obama has been put to test when he had been reported to have attended a church that had reverend expressing extremist racist thoughts. During his speech from the 18th of March, 2008, he chose to relate…… [Read More]
Social Marketing Dragonfly Effect
Social Marketing and the Dragonfly Effect: The Case of Barack Obama
"All of this happened because of you. Thanks, Barack," that was the message Barack Obama sent to all of his many online supporters on the night he won the historic presidential election (Chang & Aaker 2010 p 20). Part of Obama's success was his ability to capitalize on the emerging trends of social media. In his teams' efforts, the dragonfly model was implemented seamlessly, allowing him to gather a specific focus, grab attention, engage and finally empower his audience.
In his first run for president, Barak Obama implemented new and innovative strategies utilizing tenants of social media to help spread the message of his campaign. Not only did Obama utilize existing social networking platforms, but he also hired a team to create his own that was featured on his campaign website. Here, the research states…… [Read More]
S. such as providing affordable healthcare for all, paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy; making a sincere effort for energy independence, and generating more jobs while investing in renewable energy and conservation (Borosage and Heuvel).
America, after decades of its love relationship with Conservatism, topped by eight years of the disastrous Bush presidency that has left the country on the brink of financial collapse and almost universal dislike, was indeed ready for change. it, therefore, decisively rejected the candidate -- McCain -- who promised more of the same and chose the candidate for change.
as the U.S. In Need for Change?
That there was a need for change in the U.S. is a no-brainer. On the domestic front, the U.S. is facing perhaps the most formidable economic meltdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In eight short years, the Bush administration has managed to turn a huge…… [Read More]
Vermont's Junior Senator, Bernard Sanders introduced to the Senate the Stop Outsourcing Security Act S. 2398. The Stop Outsourcing Security Act will help solve the lack of oversight of contractors in Iraq by requiring that by June 2008, "the President shall submit to each specified congressional committee a report on the status of planning for the transition away from the use of private contractors for mission critical or emergency essential functions by January 1, 2009, in all conflict zones in which Congress has authorized the use of force" (s 2398). This bill will examine contractor activities and ensure that renewals will only happen if the president certifies that contractors have undergone background checks and are clear of any crimes that could lead to additional problems with their work in the future. It will also allow congress to have access to information of private military companies including, the number of persons…… [Read More]
" All African-Americans straddle the line represented by their double consciousness, often walking back and forth between multiple identities. The double consciousness may be especially apparent for African-Americans from Caribbean descent who also address the issues related to the immigrant experience.
African-Americans have a unique history among Americans. The slavery experience has defined the black identity, and has created a legacy of racism that persists even with an African-American president proving that most social barriers have been broken down. hile the election of Barack Obama can be viewed as a major breakthrough in race relations, the al-Mart incident also shows that the country has a long way to go before identifying, acknowledging, and healing its own double-consciousness. After all, Americans believe they are the heralds of freedom, justice, and equality. The al-Mart incidence proves otherwise.
American Experience. "Marcus Garvey: Special Features." Retrieved May 4, 2010 from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/garvey/sfeature/sf_words_text.html
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Rick Santorum's official campaign put out the next ad, entitled Obama Ville. It was released on March 23, 2012. It creates the image of empty American towns in 2 years, and uses very dark imagery and almost horror-genre like angst. The images of the residents of these towns are cast in dark shadows, and with depressing old infrastructure. This advertisement is painting the picture that in the next 2 years President Obama will destroy the American way of life. The second half of the ad shows the face of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, as that country defies America and seeks Nuclear Power. The end of the advertisement has the image of "Obama Ville, coming to a town near you," in a pseudo 1950s Hitchcock style, and plugs the official website of Rick Santorum.com for more content on this subject (Santorum, Obama Ville, 2012). Despite airing so recently, Mitt Romney…… [Read More]
Presidential Election Poll Data 2012
National Poll Data: 2012 Presidential Election
We are waist deep into election season. Now is the time for frantic fundraising, polling, and campaigning. ecent polls show a lot about the political beliefs and behavior of upcoming American voters. Analyzing poll results can help forecast the next president of the United States. After examining three polls in particular, a strong prediction can be made showing now President Barack Obama as the next likely president of the United States.
One ongoing poll helps paint a very detailed picture of how the two candidates are fairing within the American presidential race of 2012. This was a detailed poll that is continuously producing numbers base don interviewing registered voters. It is being conducted by Gallup Politics. Beginning in April 2012, representatives from Gallup Politics have asked registered voters "Suppose the presidential election were held today, if Barack Obama were…… [Read More]
Strategic Use and Impact of Social Media in the 2012 Elections
The goal of the research is to find evidence of the use and impact of social media in U.S.'s 2012 presidential elections. This is because it was reported that President Obama won the elections because of the ground operation presented by volunteers of his elections' campaigns (CNN ire 1). I chose this topic since reports in state media indicated that the Republican Party was heading in the pre-election polls, but in the end, the Democratic Party won due to the use of technological innovation (Edsall 1). An in depth analysis of the research problem intends to reveal that the presidential contest favored President Obama, for using social media. Social media is increasingly an easy, fast, and effective way for people to have personal contact through technology. The intention is to prove the political premise that the most effective means…… [Read More]
S. The societal system practiced in France serves as a model towards which the U.S. aspire.
President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan is considered by many as being a socialist experiment that will significantly hurt the economy (CBS, 2009). In opposition, the President has stated that he does not intend to implement a healthcare system that depends on the government. Instead, he would prefer a system in which the government competes with private insurance companies for selling coverage.
The Invisible Hand Principle
The invisible hand principle was developed as an opposition to the protectionist system. This principle is actually a metaphor describing the self-regulating characteristic of the market. In other words, such a system can be implemented due to a combination of factors, like self-interest, competition, supply and demand. Adam Smith, who developed this theory, considered that the action of these forces and their effects are able to allocate resources…… [Read More]
"The incompetence was color-blind," he said, adding, "the real stumbling block was indifference to the problems of the poor," Scott continues.
In his speech announcing his official candidacy, Obama stated, "...Beneath all the difference of race and region, faith and station, we are one people." The Rev. Al Sharpton has said that Obama "doesn't want to look like he's only a black candidate." The Scott article notes that Obama's advisors are saying he is "entirely comfortable with his identity...proud to be an African-American but not limited by that." And moreover, Obama carries a "peculiar burden as a presidential candidate," Scott asserts, and that burden relates to whether or not he calibrates his words, "blacks as well as whites are likely to parse them for anything they might signal about racial issues." That said, it is also true that Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, a long way from black…… [Read More]
Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech "I Have a Dream" in relation to some of the reactionary racism fuelled by Barack Obama's ascendancy to the White House. Many people believe that Obama's election to President of the United States was a fulfillment of King's infamous speech and it is not difficult to see that Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union" can easily be compared to King's speech as well. The two have quite a bit in common for important figures from different eras, and one of the things that they have in common is that racism is still alive and well in the United States. While King was faced by rampant public racism of his time, Obama has faced a new kind of racism that King was never subjected to -- Internet racism. In the months leading up to his being elected to President, the amount of threatening remarks on…… [Read More]
Rahm Emmanuel, the son of an Israeli immigrant, fits the elite 'profile' less well but was highly prominent in the Clinton Administration, thus reflecting a 'hold over' of power rather than a radical break with the previous Republican administration. Emmanuel also has an MA from Northwestern University. Obama senior advisor David Axelrod was a prominent member of the Chicago media and has a degree from the University of Chicago. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is a career civil servant. Geithner is also the former President of the Fed of New York State, where the financial industry of the nation is based (Pijanowski 2010).
hile members of the current Democratic-lead cabinet may have more public policy and legal expertise than corporate experience, overall Domhoff's thesis seems to receive at least some support, given their biographies. Additionally, while recent Latina Supreme Court appointee Sonya Sotomayor might seem to be a deviation from an…… [Read More]
Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations and their support from Congress. With Barack Obama the first Democratic president since Bill Clinton, there are bound to be comparisons between the two administrations. They have some commonalities, such as a desire for health care reform, that are difficult to ignore. What the Obama administration manages to accomplish remains to be seen, but comparisons to their first year in office can now be analyzed for similarities and differences.
The Clinton administration ran on a platform of being "outsiders" in Washington D.C., and they believed they could clean up Washington and give the government back to the people. Unfortunately, that did not happen. The Clinton administration was extremely controversial, especially because of the sex scandals and the Whitewater Scandal that turned up during the first year of Clinton's presidency. He may be most remembered for the Monica Lewinsky affair, but he did accomplish many things…… [Read More]
Bloodshed in Libya
March 19, 2011 is marked as a yet another day of bloodshed and violent atrocities by the French and the U.S. armed forces within the boundary of Libya. his day ensures a more intensive and fierce unconstitutional war imposed by the United States of America. he war was announced by the American forces with the launching of the deadly omahawk cruise missiles at the sovereign state of Libya (Middle East) in order to shatter the air forces of Kaddafi. he irony of the prevailing tension in the Middle east countries -- Libya and America is that congress does not permits the volition of the official boundary of Libya and the situation advocates the fact that it is not congress that has announced a war against Libya but it is rather the mischief maker of the planet the U.S.A. that has poked the nose in the tension existing…… [Read More]
President Obama's remarkable ability to combine his liberal inclinations on humanitarian issues with expertly wielded applications of America's economic and military superiority was presaged in an article published by Harvard Magazine before ballots had been cast in the 2008 election. When professor of international relations Joseph S. Nye Jr. boldly declared that "the old distinction between realists and liberals needs to give way to a new synthesis that you might choose to call 'liberal realism'"4, (2008, pg. 36), he
3 Douthat, oss. "Obama the ealist." The New York Times, February 07, 2011.
4 Nye, Joseph S. "Toward a Liberal ealist Foreign Policy: A memo for the next president." Harvard Magazine 110 (2008): 36-38.
provided a startlingly accurate prediction of President Obama's methodically effective strategy of relying on liberalist motivations to enact firmly realist foreign policy directives in relation to Iran.
Other commentaries on American public opinion towards Iran have focused…… [Read More]
Having grown up in an era where sex-based discrimination was legal, they understand how easy it would be to return to that era. This has led to a characterization of second-wave feminists as somehow militant, a label that even third-wave feminists might apply to them.
Looking at the 2008 Democrat presidential primaries, the conflict between second and third wave feminists became apparent. Many second-wave feminists felt that it was a woman's duty to vote for the female candidate because having a woman run as a serious contender in a presidential primary could be an isolated event. In contrast, many third-wave feminists, though thrilled that Clinton was taken seriously as a candidate, simply did not think that her candidacy would be an isolated event; instead, they believed that women would continue to make credible candidates in presidential elections. Moreover, many third-wave feminists, like the author, seemed to find racial barriers more…… [Read More]
Uncle Tom characters were common in both white and black productions of the time, yet no director before Micheaux had so much as dared to shine a light on the psychology that ravages such characters. By essentially bowing to the two white men, Micheaux implied that Old Ned was less than a man; an individual whittled down to nothing more than yes-man and wholly deprived of self-worth. At this point in the history of black films, with some of the most flagrant sufferings of blacks exposed to the American public, the only logical path forward that African-Americans could take was to begin making cogent demands to improve their collective social situation.
Slowly, black characters in film took on greater and more significant roles in film. Sidney Poitier was one of the most powerful film stars of the mid twentieth century. In roles like the 1950 film by…… [Read More]
Stem Cell Research / Parkinson's
Since Barack Obama has become president, the field of stem cell research has been given new life. One of Obama's campaign pledges
was to allow deeper research -- including the use of federal research funds -- into the use of pluripotent stem cells in order to find solutions for some of the terrible diseases Americans suffer from. Among those medical problems is Parkinson Disease (PD). This paper reviews and delves into the literature in terms of the potential of stem cell interventions into Parkinson Disease (also called "Parkinson's Disease").
ho is the leading authority on stem cell research?
There is no one "leading authority" reflected in the literature; however there are renowned scientists that are considered pathfinders in this field. Dr. Diane S. Krause, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Associate Director of Stem Processing at Yale University is "…one of the discoverers of previously…… [Read More]
Affordable Care Act
A current law that impacts the delivery of human services is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. The legislation (most commonly known as the Affordable Care Act but also referred to as "Obamacare") basically overhauls the existing healthcare statutes and is aimed specifically at reducing the number of Americans who are not covered by health insurance.
Reliable Sources Available to Cover the Law's Implications
There are multiple reliable sources from which to gather information about this major change in the way the healthcare services are available in the United States. The law's implications are spelled out very clearly by the federal website www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (National Center for Biotechnology Information / National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health) (Rosenbaum, 2011).
The Act "…establishes the basic legal protections" that up until now have not be available to…… [Read More]