President Obama will showcase eight citizens who have benefited from his awesomeness at his inauguration. The eight will be designated as “citizen co-chairs” of the event and what they all have in common is that they can attest to our president’s greatness.
One of the eight is a gay pilot who got kicked out of the Air Force before Obama fixed things, another is an autoworker who lost her job at General Motors but got it back.
Unless there is lingering doubt as the whether the president is any good at what he does, we know now we have at least eight people who are doing well. You have to think, why would there be any doubt?
Of these remarkable individuals, Obama claims:
The stories of these extraordinary men and women highlight both the progress we've made and how much we have left to do. They remind us that when we live up to the example set by the American people, there is no limit to how bright our future can be."
So if you have any aspirations to become a better American, ask what your country can do for you. Hey, you never know, it might get you a ride on a float.
In unrelated news that is negative and probably un-American, is this item from Pennsylvania:
WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.
The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology.
Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn't enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.
The hospital delivered about 200 babies each year since restarting its obstetrics program in 2005.
Officials aren't sure how many jobs will be lost.
Back to Obama greatness: Also one of the eight citizen co-chairs is a woman who had a brain tumor who may have or might have or already was denied insurance for a pre-existing condition. She has a place on the float too.