President Obama is greater than we thought

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I have watched very closely the policies of the Obama administration in the United States of America since his election and I have not until now been able to place my hands on any indices to indicate his famed greatness. I may not be the best of judges but Presdent Obama's decision to pursue what is right baring the political consequences must stand out as the stuff great men are made. I watched him declare during his Health care debate declare that political consequence would not deter him from moving for comprehensive Health care coverage for Americans. For that singular action, President Obama has justified all that was speculated about his greatness.

I have always known he faced serious opposition from the American establishment in his change America campaign but I can tell you so far he has not been swallowed by the waves in the sense that he has fought doggedly to keep to the tenets of his change slogan. Were he like others by now he would have been pandering to opinion polls .If the majority could see far into the future then there would have been no need for leadership. That takes care of opinion polls for you. The good leader will always be unpopular until his policies begin to bear fruits and one year plus may not turn out to be enough time to judge.

In political analysis there is always the pendulum swing in events. There is always a reaction to victory. Politicians try to use these swings to maximize their message. In Iraq it took so long to wear out the effect of Saddam Hussien demise from power. The politicians used their last money to sponsor suicide bombers to prevent elections but today we know that their resistance has worn thin with time and a great electoral fortune awaits Iraq with the current success. Even in Nigeria all the bloodletting could be the reaction to recent political changes and will test the resilience of the new government. There are numerous examples, and the United States cannot be an exception. In fact the American instance may be worse because Health care seeks to elevate the lower classes into those who can think for themselves instead of depending on their more healthy overlords. To this extent, health care sought to change the long standing master servant relationship in America. How do you think the present overlords will take it, I mean the insurance companies, the oil magnates and conglomerates with little or no exclusive allegiance to the American people? These are owners of the media power, those who know what the deficit is about. And what id it, you would ask me. The trillion deficits is a deficit to their power, a deficit to the status quo as it spells greater investment from the have not against the haves.

Now you know why America has not passed the health care nil for one century some people feel it negates the super structure of slavery and after the civil rights movement and Bills of the 60s, the recent election of a black man to the white house, that America may not be ready to make another big concession to its people. President Obama's opponents see the health bill as the best way to short circuit the Obama doctrine as well as his reelection to office. They nearly succeeded but now you know the whole truth they have failed. The Health care bill is the best thing to happen to America and will reverberate through the entire world as an example of a new high of natural balance in governance. The creator of the world cares foremost about welfare and good health of his created citizens. By his providence in incarnation He makes sure that each person is put where all he needs is obtainable AND He designed the human being with the hands, legs brain to get it. But with the emergence of mass society, with incessant migration away from natural habitats, He also gave us governments to ensure that man gets his basic needs from wherever he finds himself. He desired ma to be free from want, from oppression except he were to choose it out of his own indolence. So a government that fails to give health care is not supported by the creator. With the passage of the health care bill, the American government will become a true government as ordained from above. With that king of achievement who cares about opinion poll.

Mr. Nworisara aspired to be President of Nigeria in 1992

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