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Pat McMahon

Updated Sep 24, 2013 - 6:56 am


Remember those election nights?

Even if you didn't vote for Obama, wasn't it easy to get swept up in the history of the moment. In one election and a re-election, this nation, made up of so many colors and political philosophies and causes said twice -- "Yes, we can!" -- a positive vision for everyone, regardless of party.

"Yes, we can!"

But now, as we approach October 2013, there seems to be a lot of people who, at one time, shouted that passionately, now more quietly asking, "Yes, we can what?"

What should we be doing about immigration reform and gun control and the disbursement of our military? And when should we start doing it? Are you confused? I am, about so many things.

Now, that could be because the scope of these subjects is so far beyond my grasp or that a leadership wrapped in a cloak of communication skills, has all too often failed to communicate.

The first monumental piece of legislation passed to benefit America was affordable health care. But, as far as I can tell, nobody has explained to me why I should be looking forward to it. Opponents fail to tell me why to oppose it.

Can I honestly say I miss the leadership decisiveness of Clinton and Reagan?

Yes, I can!

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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