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Sat Jun 27, 2015, 11:22 PM

16. It's been a brilliant week, Aristus.. Mahalo! "Ten Days in June"

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What a series of days in American life, full of savage mayhem, uncommon forgiveness, resistance to forgiveness, furious debate, mourning, and, finally, justice and grace. As President Obama led thousands of mourners in Charleston, South Carolina, in “Amazing Grace,” I thought about late 2013 and early 2014. Obama’s Presidency was surely dwindling, if not finished. His mood was sombre, philosophical—which is good if you are a philosopher; if not, not.

Obama described himself to me then in terms of his limits—as “a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history.” More than a few columnists believed that Obama was now resigned to small victories, at best. But pause to think of what has happened, the scale of recent events.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court (despite an apocalyptic dissent about “pure applesauce” and “interpretive jiggery-pokery” by Justice Scalia) put an end to years of court cases and congressional attacks against the Affordable Care Act, which means that millions of Americans will no longer live in a state of perpetual anxiety about health costs.

On Friday, the Supreme Court (despite a curiously ill-informed dissent about Kalahari, Aztec, and Han mating rites by Chief Justice Roberts) legalized same-sex marriage nationally—a colossal (and joyous) landmark moment in the liberation of gay men and lesbians.

MOre..http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/ten-days-in-june


petesouza
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Read my post on when the President heard about yesterday's scotus decision on ACA: http://go.wh.gov/SPVhe2
11:08 AM - 26 Jun 2015
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http://theobamadiary.com/2015/06/26/tweets-of-the-day-30/



Obama reinventing the Lame Duck..



Rex http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6910730

Btw, I never thought he was "over" because of the disastrous midterms.. I knew there was a lot more to good things to come ..knowing this President history.

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