Sunday, January 25, 2015

End of the Month Fav Democratic Party Highlights ~ Some Top POTUS Staff

Chief Justice Roberts swears in President Obama on January 20, 2013

Sometimes, generally speaking, I don’t think we take a minute of our time to think about and to reflect on the public servants who work every single day on our behalf from the bottom up, nationwide.

And sometimes, more specifically thinking, I don’t think we take a minute to think about and to reflect on the public servants who work every single day on our behalf in the Obama Administration. When it comes to our politics, most of our energy is focused on complaining about demanding of and not being grateful for very often.

So this week, let’s take a very brief look at the top public servants in the Obama Administration, a snapshot in fact and perhaps when an opportunity presents itself we can take a few minutes of our time to just drop a thank you on Facebook Post, Google + Post or Twitter!

We may not be of the Party of crude, rude, anti-government haters who, it seems, were raised with no manners at all but ~ we can do better.

So, in the name of good manners, let’s pause for a minute and give a shout out to a few members of our Party who just happen to take their direction from the White House. Links are provided below if you’d like to explore the work of those who are currently serving us in President Obama’s Administration.

And, I highly recommend it. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you learn.

L to R mayors' conference in D.C, Afghanistan visit & National Security meeting in the situation room, also in D.C. 

 President Obama

 Since his inauguration in January of 2009 to January of 2015, President Obama has made approximately 39 international trips to 48 different countries (in addition to visiting Vatican City and the West Bank) in addition to trips made within the United States of which he has visited 47, with South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah being the three states he has yet to get to … but he has time.
I’m going to make a wild guess here and say that unless he is in Hawaii, Massachusetts, or taking a brief respite at Camp David in Maryland he is working on our behalf and that does not even count the White House schedule.

(I’ve provided a link below if you’d like to Google his overall schedule for more detail.)

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.
Secretary Kerry joined the State Department after 28 years in the United States Senate, the last four as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Just for the record!:

Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan E. Rice is the President’s National Security Advisor. She oversees the National Security Council Staff, chairs the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provides the President’s daily national security briefing, and is responsible for the coordination and integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts.
From January 2009 until assuming the role of National Security Advisor in July 2013, Ambassador Rice served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama's Cabinet. At the United Nations, she worked to advance U.S. interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world’s common security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights.

Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.  At the United Nations, Ambassador Power works to advance U.S. interests, promote and defend universal values, and address pressing global challenges to global peace, security, and prosperity.

Prior to serving as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Power served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Staff at the White House.  In this role she focused on issues including UN reform; LGBT and women’s rights; the promotion of religious freedom and the protection of religious minorities; human trafficking; and democracy and human rights.

Josh Earnest

Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Assistant to the President, Press Secretary Josh Earnest is Assistant to the President and Press Secretary in the White House Office of Communications. Mr. Earnest attended Rice University, where he majored in political science and policy studies. He joined then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign in March 2007 as his Iowa Communications Director. The president went onto win the Iowa caucus in January 2008, his first victory on his eventual road to the Democratic nomination. He is a native of Kansas City, Missouri.

G., aka Partisan Democrat 

(*** Resources for accrediting and/or further reading:

^^^ Trips by President Obama

^^^ More trips by President Obama

^^^ A Google start on President Obama’s overall schedule

^^^ Secretary of State John Kerry’s work

^^^ Ambassador Rice

^^^ Ambassador Samantha Power

^^^ Press Secretary Josh Earnest

^^^ For almost all you could want to know )