Will President Barak Obama Use Super Committee Failure As An Excuse?

(BrightCitizen.com)  With the upcoming self-imposed deadline for the super committee coming up.  Whitehouse press secretary Jay Carney today has begun criticizing Republicans for the inability of both parties to come to agreement on deficit cuts before Congress’ self-imposed automatic budget cuts take effect indiscriminately hacking budgets of US government agencies and services.

Flamboyant talk show host, Rush Limbaugh says the purpose of the Super Committee for Obama and Democrats was to change the discussion for deficit reduction to tax increases.  Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated in debates early in 2011 that the Super Committee was a waste of time and destined for failure.

President Barak Obama started campaigning in 4 April 2011 for reelection to office.  This brings concern for those who want to have him focused on representing the people of the United States, not running for office.  As President Obama does not have a successful record to run on with high unemployment and business fearful of more indiscriminate laws unwilling to invest too much in the US, many are concerned that Obama’s only chance is to belittle the competition and talk about their inability to get things done.

Today’s apparent failure of the super committee could play right in to Obama’s plan to run a negative campaign to try to stay in office.  We hope not.  There is a possibility is that he may use the Supercommittee results as an excuse to continue his unilateral use of rule by Presidential executive order to push his political agenda.

We hope the next presidential election will focus on candidates promoting the merits of their work and why the candidate should be elected.

Some democrats have suggested that Obama should be revetted through a presidential primary as the republicans have been doing since the beginning of the GOP debates on 5 May 2011.

Making Friends And Influencing People Through Effective Email and Digital Communications

(BrightCitizen.com) Communicating well is very important.  It can mean the difference between peace and war (sometimes even at the office), and in some cases life and death.  In business, life, and politics, email, social media, and other forms of digital communication are essential to getting out your message.

A great post on the Decker blog entitled Refreshing Your Email Manners talks about communicating effectively via email.  A quick summary from Bright Citizen’s perspective would be-

-Put a descriptive subject in the subject line of an email that gets to the point

-Keep your email direct and to the point

-Avoid abusing punctuation such as multiple ???, !!!, and so forth

-Reply to the sender.  Only reply all as absolutely necessary.

There is a lot more we can say about this, however we hope this will get you thinking.


Is US President Barak Obama A Committed Christian?

Is Barak Obama a committed Christian?  First of all what is a Committed Christian?  A Committed Christian is a person who carefully and wholly follows the teachings of Jesus the Messiah and is a regular attender of a fellowship of believers working daily to follow Him.  Jesus said that we are not to judge others hypocritically but that His followers are supposed to follow His teachings.  Jesus said believers are supposed to have fruit (good positive results).

In a Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson broadcast last week, Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council made it what many committed Christians are thinking saying,

“I have no doubt, as you look back over the last two and a half of years of this administration, that the president has used his bully pulpit—he has done public policy but beyond the public policy that he’s pushed for—that it’s created an atmosphere that is hostile toward Christianity,” Perkins said.

Over the last 2.5 years of the Obama presidency, we have seen actions that go against the teachings of Jesus the Messiah.

-Bans on federal funding to be used for abortion were immediately lifted when he took office

-He said he was a member of a church were the pastor preached prejudice and only disassociated once the media reported on the church teachings of hate and division.

-Before and during president we do not know what church he actually attends as he does not meet regularly with any believers.

-He promotes homosexual marriage that is direct contradiction to Biblical teaching to both Jews and followers of Jesus.

-He cancelled the national day of prayer and has created an anti-Christian environment in government.

-In four separate instances has voted against bills that would protect aborted babies that were born alive.

There are many things that demonstrate that he does not have the fruit of a follower of Jesus.  If you want to see their fruit you can look at what they do.  Their ‘fruit’.  Actions speak louder than words, but in the case of Barak Obama regarding whether he truly follows Jesus or not; his words speak just as loud as his actions.

In a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani he said,

I believe that there are many paths to the same place.

All people of faith, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Animists- EVERYONE knows the same God.

In a meeting of evangelical leaders in 2008, when asked if Jesus was the only way to God he replied.

Jesus is the only way for me.

There is so much material out there that shows He is not a follower of Jesus.  Followers of Jesus believe and follow the Bible.  Followers of Jesus are not to hypocritically judge other believers, however looking at the fruit that Jesus told us to display in our lives is essential for protecting ourselves against false teachers, hypocrites and those who are anti-Christ.

In American politics, many career politicians say they are Christians so that they can appeal to the masses of Christians in the United States populace.  This is very clearly the case with Barak Obama… a true ‘political Christian’.

Barak Obama seems to speak enough of the Christian language to talk about being ‘saved’ but his actions and words speak louder than just saying he knew “Jesus as His Savior.”

US President Barak Obama Announces Deployment of US Marines To Australia

(BrightCitizen.com)  Good on ya mate!  (Australian for ‘Good for you’).  We never thought we would see the day when the Americans would dispatch military personal to Australia.  However US President Barak Obama in a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard  announced the dispatch of American Marines to Australia.  The BBC reports

Australia has agreed to host a full US Marine task force in the coming years, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced at a news conference with US President Barack Obama in Canberra.

She said about 250 US Marines would arrive next year, eventually being built up to 2,500 personnel.

The deployment is being seen as a move to counter China’s growing influence.

But Mr Obama said the US was “stepping up its commitment to the entire Asia-Pacific”, not excluding China.

The interesting thing to note is that although Barak Obama campaigned to get into office on a ‘peace not war’ theme. However, he like any other US president, had to get his reality check and after entering office had to make sure his nation is competitive.

However, the dispatch does make one wonder if it is really necessary.  Aren’t their enough US soldiers dispatched in Asia Pacific with numerous bases in Japan and Korea, not to mention Hawaii and Guam?

Staying Above The Fray- French President Nicolas Sarkozy And Keeping Positive

(Bright Citizen.com) One of the things you learn in business is that it is best to keep all your options open.  It is dangerous to voice your feelings of the moment.  The Guardian of the reported on the subject on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 as well as other news sources saying,

French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

The representative leaders of countries should be standing above the fray.  They should not be criticizing or calling names of other political leaders as that is a poor representation of their country.  Both Barak Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy are an examples of that.

The sad part is Sarkozy should be directing those comments at himself as he broke his marriage vows to marry another woman.  Divorce is tragic.

On the American side, the ‘hope and change’ honeymoon with Mr. Obama has come to an end as evidenced by his approval ratings with leaders in the United States, therefore these types of comments from Barak Obama are no surprise.  Many are still flabbergasted that the President of the United States ignorantly bowed to the Japanese emperor on 14 November 2009.  He evidently didn’t know how to deal with the world’s leaders and clearly that is overflowing with his dealing with American’s important ally Israel.

More importantly, Sarkozy should maybe consider the background of the Israeli situation as no one wants to have their land taken from them.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no liar but one of the most reliable leaders in the Middle East.  We wish people who have been selected to represent their nations will make an extra effort to stay above the fray of name calling and derogatory comments which should be limited to children on the playground.

Michael Moore Visits Occupy Wall Street But Is He One Of The 99%?


Michael Moore actually visited Occupy Denver to stir up the troups. However when a reporter asked him about if he qualified as being in the 99% and having a net worth of 50 million USD his response was interesting. Instead of saying no, I am not worth that much! He responded by calling the reporter a punk and calling him a liar.
With that type of you response you start to wonder. Check out the video here

It seems a bit like the rooster visiting the henhouse to make sure they keep laying those eggs

US President Barak Obama Judges American Businesses As Lazy

(Bright Citizen.com)  US President Barak Obama judges American businesses as being a ‘bit lazy’ over the last few decades with foreign and US dignitaries at APEC meeting one news site reports-

HONOLULU – President Obama said that the United States has gotten a “little bit lazy” when it comes to bringing in new businesses in to the states. He made the comments at a CEO summit as part of the APEC conference Saturday, when asked by Boeing CEO James McNerney about looking at the world from a Chinese perspective and what they might consider as impediments to investing.

Although unions are famous in the United States for making American companies less competitive, negative comments from the current American President about American businesses will not be taken lightly.  The American president should be the chief enthusiast promoting American business and bringing together the people of his nation.  Could the US president be looking to highlight a problem to solve for a second term?



A New Leader Rises From The Ranks of the Republican Presidential Candidates- Newt Gingrich

(Bright Citizen.com)  With little financing and many challenges the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich was less than an underdog.  However, with this year’s intensive debate schedule voters have had the opportunity to become very familiar with the candidates.  Fox News reports

The new polls continue to show Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the top. But Gingrich has carved out a space right alongside them.

A McClatchy-Marist poll showed Romney leading with 23 percent, and Gingrich close behind with 19 percent. Cain was trailing slightly with 17 percent.

A CBS News poll also released Friday showed Cain leading with 18 percent — Romney and Gingrich were close behind with 15 percent each.

Reuters reports a similar story saying.

Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has a new challenge to contend with as presidential candidates brace for another debate on Saturday — the rise of Newt Gingrich.

The former speaker of the House of Representatives is gaining in the polls and may represent conservatives’ last best hope in 2012 in their search for an alternative to the more moderate Romney, now that Herman Cain and Rick Perry are struggling.

Clearly, people are not comfortable with Mitt Romney as many view him as condescending and haughty in the debates as well as being a flip-flopper on the issues that matter.

At BrightCitizen.com, we are excited to see a candidate arise of substance.  We want to see a president in the United States who is seasoned, honorable, and able to make decisions based on a solid understanding of history.  Now 68 years old, the former Speaker of the House, Mr. Gingrich admits he is less than perfect as he confessed that he asked and received God’s forgiveness for how he divorced his ailing wife years ago.  His debate performances and personal efforts to focus candidates of dethroning Barak Obama over attacking each other have shown what seems to be proving to be a perfect strategy.