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Friday, August 31, 2012

Honoring Sikh Community in Dallas

One of the communities we are appreciating at this Unity Day USA is the Sikh Community, for setting an example that forgiveness, patience, forbearance, and kindness are the right values, and the right thing to do when tragedy befalls a community.


PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 31, 2012 -
We are pleased to invite you and your organization to be a part of this all American event;

One of the communities we are appreciating at this Unity Day USA is the Sikh Community, for setting an example  that forgiveness, patience, forbearance,  and kindness are the right values, and the right thing to do when tragedy befalls a community. Their response to the Wisconsin Gurudwara massacre was exemplary and reflects the teachings of Guru Nanak the founder of the faith and every one of the spiritual masters from Zarathustra, Confucius, Moses, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Baha'ullah, and other great spiritual masters.

If you also wish to list your organization as a " Participating organization " in supporting this  event, please share the name of your organization, contact name and number and the web address to UnityDayUSA@gmail.com.

Event: 8th Annual Unity Day
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:30 am
Where: Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230
Details: www.UnitydayUSA.com

It is our duty to " honor and cherish individuals " who have dedicated their lives to building bridges among Americans. Their pioneering spirit in facilitating communities to know each other and to respect each other is appreciated by the people of Dallas/ Fort Worth. On this day, we appreciate and celebrate their contributions towards building a cohesive America, where no one has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.

On this Unity Day USA, we, the people of the United States of America of every faith, race and ethnicity, will gather to express our commitment to co-existence, safety, prosperity and the well being of our nation.

As Americans we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. All our faiths reinforce the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all”.

Your presence is a valuable expression of unity. Along with our elected officials, civic, religious and business leaders, you help fulfill our common values and aspirations. Your presence fortifies our commitment to a pluralistic America. Please confirm to confirmattendance@gmail.com.

Kindly consider financially supporting to defray the cost of the event, and click the following link and do the needful - http://americatogetherfoundation.com/donate/

For further information, please feel free to contact me.
God Bless America.

Mike Ghouse

Chair, Unity Day USA
(214) 325-1916/ Talk or Text
email: MikeGhouse@aol.com
website: www.UnitydayUSA.com
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206, Dallas, Texas 75234 (972) 243-7040

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Severe Questions for Romney

Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney did deliver a good speech; indeed I remained connected with him throughout the speech. It sounded great, but not sure if it is merely a talk like Obama’s good talk four years ago.
Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney - Republican nominess

I have some sever questions for Mr. Romney, his answers might change the minds of many like me, I am a Moderate Republican who has reluctantly chosen to vote for Obama, not because he is any better, but because he will do least harm to the nation between the two of them. I wish I had more choices.

I shudder with the thought of America, had McCain become the president, I know Mr. McCain’s proclivities and itching for war,  and eagerness to show them boys who we are, he would have gone to war with Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and Syria. No doubt Libya would have been carpet bombed and burned to the ground, but it would have ruined America, more than the Iraq war has done to us. At least I have an America now that did not run aground with Obama's foreign policy.

Do you know what the useless wars have done to us?  Not you Mr. Romney, you are secure in your safe havens, but a majority of Americans are not - 43 Million of us.  McCain would have destroyed all of Libya and Egypt, but more than that he would have destroyed us Americans in order to get just one idiot Gaddafi or save one dictator Mubarak. Thank God, we have a president who got the looney Bin Laden without the collateral damage to anyone. Can you outperform Obama in Syria and Iran?

Mr. Romney, you are itching for a war with Iran, and to gain momentary support from a few, you will destroy everyone in the process including our allies. We have a history of setting up that precedent ten years ago. When was the last time CIA or Mossad had provided absolutely reliable information to justify a damned war?

War will do more harm to us than the ones we intend to afflict, unless they are just wars like preventing Nazis from annihilating Jews, preventing Serbs from cleansing Muslims and preventing Saddam form usurping Kuwait.  Spend that damned money in friendships instead of aggravating hostilities and keeping everyone in tension. When we are friends, we are less likely to harm the other, but when we are enemies, both of us will have the will to be evil. 
Your success is inspiring, and I hope it will be replicated around America.  However, I have a few severe questions for you.
  • Mitt, will you truly run America as a business?
  • Mitt, do you know when to fold and when to run?
  • Mitt, would you go to a war if it means deaths of thousands of fellow Americans?
  • Mitt, would you let a war run up our debt and deficits and ruin the nation?
  • Mitt, would you cut our allies off, if they become a burden on us?
  • Mitt, would you honor the inalienable rights of individual whom they marry?
  • Mitt, would you preserve the in-alienable rights of women, should they decide not to carry the baby out of incest or rape?
  • Mitt, would you stand up for every American’s freedom of Religion?
  • Mitt, do you have the balls to change the Republican platform?  
  • Mitt, would you let an American die because he or she cannot afford to pay?
  • Mitt, are you another politician in the guise of a business man?
  • Mitt, how do I know you will do all this?
Mitt, I am not sure if I can trust you with people’s lives, because life is not a business.

MikeGhouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairs, Islam, India, Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blog www.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily.

Best and Worst of Republican Convention Speeches

I will give an A to Paul Ryan, if he can lean towards the Moderate majority, I will give him an A+.  It was stunning speech.

He offered one of the best explanations on the faith differential between Romney and him. 
This is advancement in Republican thinking and I am glad to see them catch up with the idea of Pluralism, maybe it is just Ryan, and I hope he means it for the whole nation and not just a convention talk.

Ryan delivered the best lines about small business people working 7 days a week to make it happen, it seemed credible.  Acknowledging his mother as a role model was wonderful.

One of the best lines on Republicanism was, “We chose to limit the government rather than the economy.”  Indeed, it was a powerful statement and rekindled the dying Republican flame in me; it was a strong Republican principle, but has become a rhetoric with the Republican leadership now.

Ryan nearly lied when he said; Obama wants them to give credit to government for their success, Obama did not say that, neither has Obama said a few other things that Ryan was trying to ascribe to him. Ryan did not have to risk his credibility by resorting to half truths.
My suggestion to Ryan is to keep the Radical Republicans like Huckabee, Santorum, Gingrich, Rove, Cheney and Cain miles away. And don’t attack Obama, it will be a losing proposition, build it on your own, you have the ideas to build upon.

Had it been for McCain,  he would have screwed it up by going to war in Egypt, Libya, Iran, Syria and elsewhere, it is a guaranteed way of weakening America. He was humping and itching to go to war, and had we listened to him, we would have seen more body bags of fellow Americans, increased debt crisis, alienation from the world and a weak America at the end. Thank God for Obama's reluctance, it has prevented a major disaster from happening to America.
Ryan said a few good things, he may have meant it, but he has to prove it.  A civilized nation is where the “strong protects the weak”. If you ask that question to women, gays, lesbians, Muslims, and immigrants - they will call him a hypocrite. He may not be, but the company he keeps are.

Despite his destructive foreign policy approach, McCain is good for America if his policy is contained to our borders, I expected McCain to deliver a good speech, and he did. At times I felt he was not himself, and was atttempting to give what the conditioned Republican crowd wanted; drums of war and machoism.  
Huckabee's bigotry comes right through, and I did not want to listen to his whole speech. He called himself a loser and rightly so. Tim Pawlenty was never strong, Chris Christie was a major disappointment as I was expecting him to deliver a powerful speech, he dampened the Republican flame in me, it was an opportunity for him to straighten the Republicans.
Ann Romney was graceful and her brief message communicated a whole lot about her leanings for a family life, she is a very likable woman, someone you can call a sister.
Condi Rice gave a good outline of history and made me almost cry. When she said that during the tense times in Alabama, her mother had said, you can be anything you want to be including the president of the United States, that girl went on to become the Secretary of the United States. Great speech, however her hawkish approach to foreign policy did harm our standing in the community of nations. They may have feared us, but did not respect us.
Susana Martinez's story was powerful! The Republican in her greeted the Republican in me.

The speakers did bring diversity to the podium, but it was not there in the audience and does not reflect in their platform. I see a brighter future for Republicans when the old guard fades away.
Nikki Haley was poised, her speech was well punctuated, thought out, and delivered with style and great applause lines, and she wore a non-stop graceful smile. Although I do not agree with her subtle political Obama bashing, which is what the convention crowd wants to hear;  and she gave it to them. Hers was the best introduction of Mitt Romney so far, and she can make Romney look like a man with a heart. If Ryan does not make it, she ought to consider running for President in 2016; she has got great communication skills like Reagan and Obama. She just needs to move to the center, and bring Americans Together. We are sick of Republicans who speak from two parts of the body.
Regardless of the good speeches, Romney and Ryan need to be fair and equitable to fellow Americans. Women must have the freedom to choose and not let their Republican Government tell them what they can do with their bodies, Freedom to practice one’s religion is lip service by the Republican leadership and we need an immigration reform.

They (mind you, not the Republicans, but the right wingers) need to quit being racist. I lost Romney when he said, they don’t ask my birth certificate because they know I am from here. If I look Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Arab or African, then I am not born here and they can ask for my birth certificate, right?  Mr. Romney get over that crap and apologize to Obama, me and all non-white Americans, we are Americans, you may not know it, but that was a damned racist statement.
If the Republicans are betting on going it alone and counting on their “base”, as they have pointed out that Obama has a base, that is baloney, Obama’s base is every American  just as yours. Don’t make an attempt to fool Americans, we are far more advanced than the fringe group among Republicans.
I do hope the moderate Republicans put their foot down for the good of the nation, and I am doing my part. If Ryan can reign in on extremists among Republicans, like the example set by McCain and Powell, I may change my mind, but right now, Obama is the least bad choice than these two.  
Mike Ghouse is a Moderate Republican, who hopes that the Moderate Republicans start speaking up bring some sense to the ruling minority of right wingers.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Romney articles

A log of  Romeny Articles I have written:

I have written good many articles about Romney and mentioning about him. He was my hope until August 25, 2012, but I have lost him. He is too much business, people don't mean much to him.  I was surprised that I have written nearly 30 pieces

It started in June 2011 and runs thru, the latest one is at the bottom

  1. Texas Faith: How should Huntsman and Romney handle http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-faith-how-should-huntsman-and.html
  2. Presidential debate on Fox News http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/08/presidential-debate-on-fox.html
  3. Perry will be the nominee if he keeps uphttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/09/perry-will-be-nominee-if-he-keeps-up.html
  4. Embarassing Presidential debate on  11.12.11http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/11/embarassing-presidential-debate-on.html
  5. Mitt Romney, you can do this, others don't have ... http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/mitt-romney-you-can-do-this-others-dont.html
  6. Iowa Republican caucus notes  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/iowa-republican-caucus-notes.html
  7. Romney wins New Hampshirehttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/romney-wins-new-hampshire.html
  8. Evangelicals ganging up on Romney http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/texas-faith-evangelicals-ganging-up-on.html
  9. The Ghouse Diary: South Carolina Republican  Debate http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/south-carolina-republican-debate.html
  10. Romney and 'America Together' on Sean http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/02/romney-and-america-together-on-sean.html
  11. How do we create a common good today?http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/02/texas-faith-how-do-we-create-common.html
  12. Obama victory is certain if Santorum is the guyhttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-victory-is-certain-if-santorum-is.html
  13. The Ghouse Diary.com: Texas Faith - Mormon  Momenthttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/04/texas-faith-mormon-moment.html
  14. Bad news for Romneyhttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/07/bad-news-for-romney.html
  15. Is Romney the cat with NAACP or the mouse with NRA http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/07/is-romney-cat-with-naacp-or-mouse-with.html
  16. Texas Faith - God and religion have gone  
  17. Romney digs his own gravehttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/romney-digs-his-own-grave.html
  18. Does Romney give a flip about  Israel?http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/does-romney-give-flip-about-israel.html
  19. Romney Ryan are not worth standing up for.http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/gov-christie-back-off-on-womens.html
  20. Republicans and Mike Ghouse http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/republicans-and-mike-ghouse.html
  21. Do republicans have an Ayn Rand problem?
    The problem Republicans have is “a policy coup by some hardnosed people,” in the words of Gen. Wesley Clark. The right among Republicans is attempting to take over the direction of this country and pushing for policies that will break the cohesive fabric of America. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/texas-faith-do-republicans-have-ayn.html
  22. Best and Worst of Republican Convention speeches I will give an A to Paul Ryan, if he can lean towards the Moderate majority, I will give him an A+. It was stunning speech. He offered one of the best explanations on the faith differential between Romney and him. This is advancement in Republican thinking and I am glad to see them catch up with the idea of Pluralism, maybe it is just Ryan, and I hope he means it for the whole nation and not just a convention talk. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/best-and-worst-of-republican-convention.html
  23. Severe Questions for Romney
    Your success is inspiring, and I hope it will be replicated around America. However, I have a dozen severe questions for you
  24. Are we better off now than four years ago?
    I shudder at the thought of America, had McCain become the president. I know Mr. McCain’s proclivities, itching for war, and eagerness to show “them boys” who we are. He would have gone to war with Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Syria and Iran and no doubt we would have carpet bombed and burned those nations to the ground, but it would have ruined America, even more than the Iraq war had done. We would have been devastated. At least I have an America now that did not run aground, thanks to President Obama's foreign policy. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/are-we-better-off-now-than-four-years.html
  25. Republicans for Obama
    I have been a Republican in every sense of the party. However, the party has been taken over by radical men and women who are bent on destroying the cohesive fabric of America. I will not run from it: instead I will stick with them and hope to raise hell and bring sanity.
  26. Romney, there you go again Romney:
     Hey Carl, did you watch the DNC convention? They had every American representation speak out there, boy, if Americans watched that they will not vote for me? 
  27. Do I want Romney to be my President? Hell No! I am usually tempered; I'll come loose now with the new Romney video. He does not even want to ask nearly half of the Americans to vote for him?  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/do-i-want-romney-to-be-my-president.html
  28. Shouldn't Bush Support Romney as Clinton does for Bush
    Most moderate Republicans were banking on Romney’s moderation, including me, but Romney slipped, he assumed the only way to get elected was to turn to the right, who did have a good record of turning around in 2010, gaining a majority in the house. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/shouldnt-bush-support-romney-as-clinton.html
  29. Obama Leads Romney by 10%
  30. SMU-DMN Election forum on common good http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/smu-dmn-election-forum-on-common-good.html
  31. First Presidential Debate watch with predominantly... http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/first-presidential-debate-watch-with.html 
  32. Obama's last but one chance to gain over Romney http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/obamas-last-but-one-chance-to-gain-over.html

Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndiaIsrael, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest onSean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly atHuffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blogwww.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily. 

Texas Faith; What would you like to hear Obama and Romney say in their convention speeches?

From January 2008 through March 2009, I have followed Obama’s speeches, indeed, I wrote about him in advance and he spoke similar words. He is a pluralist, an inclusivist who respects the given space of every human being that God has placed on the earth.  More about him and 40 articles I have written about him are linked below. 

He is going to speak at the convention and I am going to write a mock speech and hoping his speech would have many elements from my speech. I will write a full speech hoping it would be similar to his real speech, as it has been in the past. Here is a sample at Dallas Morning News in today’s Texas faith column.

Texas Faith: What would you like to hear Obama and Romney say in their convention speeches?

MIKE GHOUSE, President, Foundation for Pluralism, Dallas

I hope President Obama delivers this speech to the nation.

Every day, I think about you, the 43 Million of my fellow Americans, who are patiently enduring the pain of placing food on your tables, and the sacrifices you are making daily to take care of your families.

As a society we have failed you in your pursuit of happiness, we have failed to create an aggressive environment where you can find means of earning a livelihood, and the fulfillment of a sense of responsibility to your family.

I am deeply troubled by it, like millions of you, I was not born with a silver spoon, and I understand your feelings. I am also thankful to the almighty for giving you the humility, forbearance and courage to believe in America. There is always the light at the end of the tunnel, that is indeed the commonality of our faiths, and that is what gets us going forward.

As a nation, we have two priorities; your job and the well being of you and your family.  
We have a severe budget deficit, and we need funds to provide temporary relief to fellow Americans to take care of their families until there is a source of income for them. I will not let you down, and let you suffer more than what you already have. I will fight with the congress not to cut benefits to you.

By the way, Republicans are not wrong at all in reigning on spending, let me correct this notion, it is  just not the Republicans, but every Democrat and every American believes in that, and you as an individual and a family lives within your means. Shouldn’t we?

We are all in this mess together, and as Americans we have a moral responsibility to take care of each other with our basic needs, everyone has to survive, not just the fittest ones with safe havens.

We have to raise funds or borrow it to survive until things get better.  The short term solution is to ask every able American to continue to contribute in creating jobs, but also pay the same percent of taxes as every American does, whether your income is moderate or beyond imagination.  

This paragraph is an add on, and not in the Morning News; If you are making $48,000 a year, more than likely you will end up paying $9,600.00 with 20% net tax rate, what if you pay $6,720 at 14% rate, would the additional $2,880 help you pay the bills? Forget the luxury, will it help you “survive” and take care of your family? You pay your taxes generously. If you make $23 Million a year, and if you pay like everyone else, you will contribute a fair share to the economy and we can pull it through equitably with the shared pain.

We need to be a healthy nation to sustain productivity, investing in your health through the health care reforms is the right thing to do, so you can focus on productivity rather than spend time worrying about how to take care of your loved ones.

We can stabilize our economy without repealing the good things working for your future, and as your president, I want to leave you prosperous, just like President Clinton did. Here are my specific plans and hurdles I face for the next four years and I need your vote of confidence for four more years.

Texas faith is a weekly column, where panelists from different traditions respond to the issues of the day - for all the responses, please visit Dallas Morning News at  

Please join us for Unity day on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Unity Church of Dallas - details at www.UnitydayUSA.com


At 10:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2008, history was made. Democratic candidate Barak Obama, an African American was declared winner of the Iowa caucus for the Democratic Party.  January 3, 2008 will be written as a golden day in the civic History of America. 97% of the nearly 3 Million Iowans are rural conservative white folks. On this day, they have fulfilled a larger dream for the world by choosing Obama in Iowa caucuses; it was a major leap in the annals of human civilization, where color of the Person or ethnicity did not matter. What he can do for the country mattered.

Since then I have written nearly 40 articles about him, have cheered for him, criticized him and held two rallies and voted for him in 2008. He has disappointed us, and to be fair, it could have been worse with McCain going to another war in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere to show off our might, but destroy America from within. What good is the war, when it weakens the average American family with a loss of job, home and his or her savings?  Obama had his domestic priorities screwed up. I did not want to vote for him this term, even though I liked him.

I was looking for a candidate among fellow Republicans; I was banking on Romney, the only non-extremist candidates among the few left, he looked good amidst them, but when he added Paul Ryan to his ticket, I waited with disappointment for some good statements and held out till Saturday, August 25, 2012 in vain. But when I saw the disgusting dishonest film about Obama on Saturday, I realized between two evils, my country is better off with lesser evil; Obama. 

  1. Disgusting Dishonest film about Obama - http://smirkingchimp.com/thread/mike-ghouse/45147/2016-obama-s-america-a-disgustingly-dishonest-film
  2. Romney-Ryan are not worth standing up for - http://smirkingchimp.com/thread/mike-ghouse/45195/gov-christie-back-off-on-womens-condescending-issues-romney-ryan-are-not-worth-standing-up-for
  3. Forty Articles I wrote about Obama - http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/president-obama-articles-since-2008.html

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Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairs, Islam, India, Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blog www.TheGhousediary.comis updated daily. 

Gov. Christie back off on women's condescending issues, Romney-Ryan are not worth standing up for.

Loudmouth Christie needs to back off on women’s issue, unless the radical Republicans un-Talibanize themselves, if not he is doomed for embarrassment.

Christie is a rare Republican I agree with frequently, however, he is twisting the message and is being condescending to women.

What women want is for men to mind their own damned business, and not mess with their vagina’s, choice to abort the babies in dire necessity, marry a female if they want to, get paid equitably, not get legitimately raped, and be the clergy of any church, President of the United States or anything they want without anyone having a second thought that she is a woman.

Christie is right about not condescending to women, and I am with him, but we are lone voices in the madness of the right wingers among us Republicans. Women should seriously consider voting for the Republicans unless they back off in usurping women’s rights.

The Republican Party can discount looney Huckabee for backing another looney Akin, but what happens to the hens that will be guarded by Fox Ryan?

Does Ryan have any moral moorings to stand by his beliefs? He was against abortion in any case incest or rape, he co-sponsored that bill with Todd Akin, and now he is trying to wiggle out of it. God forbid, should something happen to Romney he will be the President and he wants to pass the buck to Romney? Congressman Ryan, have the audacity to be a Reaganite, the buck stops with you.

Governor Christie before you open your big mouth, please fix the loose mouth Republicans among us who are on a different drum beat. You don’t need to stick your neck, and be embarrassed with the Party’s stand. The leadership in Republican Party does not get it; they are driven by radicals faking in the guise of conservatism, they want to “impose” their will on America, like the Talibans in Afghanistan. Thanks to the moderate Republicans, who dumped some of them like Santorum, Gingrich, Cain and Bachman, more dumping is warranted.

Republican platform on women is not acceptable and shamefully we will lose the majority in the house if we don’t get our act together. Save the majority, and save the nation by keeping checks and balances intact, let go of Romney-Ryan, they are not worth standing up for.

MikeGhouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndiaIsrael, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blog www.TheGhousediary.comis updated daily. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

President Obama Articles since 2008

JAN 2008 - NOV 5, 2012
A new folder will be opened
President Obama - II Term


I have been on a roller coaster with him, finally have chosen to go with him for 2012, after giving ample time and deliberations on Romney. 
Cheers for Obama:
He is inclusive and has a pluralistic vision for America, indeed, I could write speeches for him, as I have monitored his speeches and my writings in 2008-2009, he nearly spoke the same thoughts and words that I had written earlier. I relate with him, we both are inclusive and have a view of a cohesive world and a cohesive America where no one has to fear the other. Hell, I was even considered to be one of  his special envoys to the OIC, I wish it had gone through even as a deputy, I would have initiated a positive change in Middle East with recognition of Israel, security to Israel, justice to Palestinians and saving our dollars with peace. This is a must and I am committed to do my share of work as an individual.

Obama is my mentor in Pluralism, yet, I would have dumped him for Romney, if he were good for America, after due deliberations, I decided to go with Obama on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The catalyst was the false propaganda movie 2016 Obama's America, and I have written about it. 

Jeers for Obama:

1. He should have listened to Bill Clinton when the budget battle went on, he was too consultative and did not bully it out causing credit downgrade, of course, it was the Republicans, but he could have pushed it instead of pussy footing it.

2. He blew an opportunity to bring eternal security to Israel by recognizing Palestinian statehood, he messed it up badly with 2012 on his mind, I will not forgive him on that, and all the sane Jews and sane Palestinians would not either. Read the whole story.

3. His priorities were goofed up, he should have focused on the Job creation first and then on health reforms, I am supportive of health reforms, there is a full article about it. But he screwed up a successful system, not to worry about it; the health reform is here to stay.  We need a healthy America; it is as much a priority of nation as a secure America.  The tall and deceptive claim by Romney that he will repeal Obama care on day one is ludicrous, who is he bullshitting? Would an average American let that go? That is not how systems work.

4. When Republicans messed with Payroll tax deduct extension and the budget battle in 2011, he should have gone to the public, like Reagan had done, Republicans were wrong, but he did not pressurize them, they did come around, after going through shenanigans.
5. Obama Blew the first presidential debate, indeed, I was angry for such a blunder. Item # 45 below

The latest piece is at the very bottom # 60
  1. Jan 2008  http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/01/america-bragging.html
  2. Feb 2008 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama-shepherd.html
  3. Feb 2008 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama-event-in-carrollton.html
  4. Aug 2008 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/08/obama-religious-advisor.html
  5. Aug 2008 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/08/michelle-obama-speaks-to-nation.html
  6. Nov 2008  http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/11/obamas-fascinating-interview-on-faith.html
  7. Nov 2008 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2008/11/president-obama-choked-me-with-tears.html
  8. Jan 2009  http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-and-ghouse.html
  9. Feb 2009 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/search/label/Obama-Blunders
  10. Feb 2009 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/02/obamas-initiatives-hurdles.html
  11. Feb 2009 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/02/neocon-campaign-to-crush-obama.html
  12. Feb 2009 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-macho-man.html
  13. Jun 2009 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/06/analyzing-obama-speech-csid.html
  14. Sep 2010 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2010/09/obama-will-triumph-so-will-america.html
  15. Jan 2011 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2011/01/president-obamas-tucson-memorial-speech.html
  16. Jan 2011 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-or-sundry-who.html
  17. Feb 2011 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2011/02/advise-to-obama-on-egypt.html
  18. Feb 2011 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/02/obama-throws-me-off-compeletely.html
  19. MaY 2011 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/05/hate-mail-on-obama-speech.html
  20. May 2011 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/05/obama-will-deliver-security-to-israel.html
  21. May 2011 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2011/05/obama-will-deliver-security-to-israel.html
  22. July 2011  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/07/texas-faith-are-perry-and-obama.html
  23. Sep 2011 http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2011/09/palestinian-statehood-must-be-approved.html
  24. Sep 2011  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/09/president-obama-you-must-vote-for.html
  25. Dec 2011 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamas-blunder-on-war.html
  26. Dec 2011 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/12/tony-powerz-and-mike-ghouse-on-fox.html
  27. Jan 2012 http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-or-sundry-who.html
  28. Feb 2012 Obama's victory is certain if Santorum gets the nomination http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-victory-is-certain-if-santorum-is.html
  29. Feb 2012Obama's contraceptive goof up.http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-contraceptive-goof-up.html
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  31. Mar 2012 Obama, get the hell out Afghanitsan http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/03/get-hell-out-of-afghanistan.html

  32. May 2012 Obama on same sex marriage  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/05/texas-faith-same-sex-marriages-and.html
  33. May 2012 Obama deserves full credit, its his to keep  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/05/obama-deserves-full-credit-he-has-right.html
  34. Jul 2012 Obama sparks conversation about individualism   http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/07/texas-faith-obama-sparked-conversation.html
  35. Aug 2012 Michelle Obama makes history  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/michelle-obama-makes-history.html
  36. Aug 2012 Obama's America, a disgustingly dishonest film  http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/2016-obamas-america-disgustingly.html
  37. Aug 2012 Obama's Convention draft Speechhttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/08/texas-faith-what-would-you-like-to-hear.html
  38. Sep 2012 - Are we better off now, or will be better off?http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/are-we-better-off-now-than-four-years.html
  39. Sep 2012 - Michelle Obama's rightful pridehttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/michelle-obamas-rightful-pride.html
  40. Sep 2012 - Republicans for Obama http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/republicans-for-obama.html
  41. Democratic National Convention, Charlotte NC http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/democratic-national-convention.html
  42. Forum on Elections at SMU - Open to Publichttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/forum-on-elections-at-smu-open-to-public.html
  43. Obama's one liners to Romneyhttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/obamas-one-liners-to-romeny.html
  44. First Presidential Debate watch with predominantly Democratic friendshttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/first-presidential-debate-watch-with.html
  45. Obama's last but one chance to gain over Romneyhttp://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/obamas-last-but-one-chance-to-gain-over.html
  46. Texas Faith : Does President Obama need to “own God?”
    What happened in the first debate was an aberration; it was neither Romney nor Obama we knew. Indeed, God is part of their daily lives, and both of them will invoke God in the next debate as a part of their routine and not as a monkey see monkey do thing.http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/texas-faith-does-president-obama-need.html
  47. America First - Go Obama, and not Romney for stability
    Obama is a sure thing, he will keep everything intact; he will not turn things upside down. Unemployment is steadily going down; Women can continue to feel secure, he will not repeal the Equal Pay Act, not repel equal insurance premiums for men and women, and will not repeal Roe v. Wade, will not do a flip on "Don't ask, don't tell", and he will keep the veterans' benefits intact… and a whole lot more.
    Continued: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/america-first-tensions-conflicts_b_1959567.html
  48. 2nd Presidential debate between Obama and Romney
    Obama is a sure thing; he will keep everything intact; he will not turn things upside down. Unemployment is steadily going down; Women can continue to feel secure, he will not repeal the Equal Pay Act, not repel equal insurance premiums for men and women, and will not repeal Roe v. Wade, will not do a flip on "Don't ask, don't tell", and he will keep the veterans' benefits intact… and a whole lot more http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/2nd-presidential-debate-between-obama.html
  49. Barack Obama Humor at Catholic Church
    I have not missed the Al Smith Dinner talk at Catholic Church in New York for three election cycles. Friends, this is America, where the President and his challenge poke fun at each other in good humor. Then there is another dinner where President invites the Media, that is a roaring dinner as well. This is American Humor at its best, watch the guys sitting behind Romney, explaining the jokes.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/49471715#49471715
  50. Chaotic Romney versus Stablizing Obama
     If we look at these two men running for office on the issues of Security, women, freedom economy, health care and foreign policy, it makes it easy to consider voting for one of them. Romney's actions (listed below) will push America into Chaos and Regress it back to Bush's 2008 America, while Obama's efforts will continue to bring stability to America. URL - http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/chaotic-romney-versus-stabilizing-obama.html
  51. Domestic policy and the Presidential candidates I have never been alarmed about the future of America as Iam now. We have gone through bad times, losing jobs, foreclosure of homes, living on food stamps, budget deficit, sacrifice of thousands of Americans in wars and devastation of other nations and deaths of millions of civilians, and finally we have a grip on the situation and don't like to see a reversal of this. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/domestic-policy-and-presidential.html
  52. Final Presidential debate in Boca Raton
    Romney did not lose the debate, but Obama gained the points with independent voters. I watched the debate at Angelica Theater in Dallas and it was hilarious, as the public was making comments while booing cheering and jeering, it was a lively debate. The first big laugh came when Romney said he believed in gender equality, rights for women overseas... http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-presidential-debate-in-boca-raton.html
  53. Presidential candidates pledge to the flag of Israel (Cartoon)
    The Israelis must be laughing at these guys racing to prove who is loyal to Israel. Jews need sincerity and not duplicity to feel secure. There was another cartoon, where the candidates were in a competition, "who licks the most" while Netanyahu was enjoying the service.
  54. Defending Obama on Sean Hannity
    The President had no reason to lie,” countered Ghouse, “Somebody didn’t communicate with the President, the President has promised to go get the bad guys and he’ll do that.” “The President is the source of the lies,” disagreed Horowitz, “Part of his re-election narrative is that he’s defeated Al Qaeda and yet here they’re killing our embassy and killing our Ambassador.”
  55. Protect yourselves from Politics
    Congratulations to those who have voted for Obama or Romney and urge you to go vote. Don't let your friend's support for the other candidate make you angry... Let our attitudes be, “I'm fine with your choice and I hope you are fine with my choice.”
  56. Frustrations with Obama
    We the Republicans for Obama, are pissed off at our President Obama for not bragging on his record of turning around a free falling economy, delivering stability, standing up for the average American.. continued at:http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/frustrations-with-obama.html

  57. Muslims back Obama, but by smaller margin than in 2008
    President Obama is not bragging on his record of turning around a free falling economy, delivering stability for America, protecting women's rights, recognition of every American on an equal footing and securing America’s health, diplomacy that is producing results, and restoring respect for America in the community of nations by treating them on an equal basis instead of pursuing a bullying foreign policy that will build resentment towards us, and endanger our freedom. http://www.religionnews.com/politics/election/muslims-back-obama-but-by-smaller-margin-than-2008
  58. Resolute Obama v. Wishy-washy Romney (Image only)
  59. Texas Faith: Do we thirst too much for political leaders? 
    We can deal with the resolute Obama rather than a wishy-washy Romney with no convictions of being a moderate, liberal or conservative. As a moderate Republican, I was hoping for Mitt Romney to be our next president, but I am afraid he will repeal everything on his first day in the office; derail the stabilizing economy and job situation, mess with health security, control women’s freedom, be unkind towards gays and lesbians, and ignore the ones in ditches. I would rather have Barack Obama’s stability than Romney’s chaos -Mike Ghouse http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/10/texas-faith-do-we-thirst-too-much-for.html 

  60. Today, I voted for Barack Obama
    Don’t let your civility be ruined by politics. Congratulations if you have voted for either of candidate, passion is good, hate is not. Even though it is a private matter, a few of us share whom we voted for and I will share my list. 

  63. Romney Obama Song
    Although my enthusiasm for the election has remained high, I am also tense, frightened at times about the prospects of getting the worse or worst guy elected as President. This is the first time I am deeply concerned and apprehensive about our nation’s next four years. What I did not do; 4 TV spots and a
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Obama won the 2nd Term presidency and we conclude this thread of 64 pieces and start a new one. 

MikeGhouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndiaIsrael, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blog www.TheGhousediary.comis updated daily.