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Pat McMahon

Let down

I have a confession to make.

As someone who has more independent political thoughts -- a few Libertarian and rarely hardcore Democrat or Republican views -- I'm disappointed in President Barack Obama.

Overall, the lack of leadership in this administration is not what I hoped for.

Please understand: I can be very critical of his handling of specific issues without considering him Rosemary's other baby.

I wanted good things from George W. Bush, too, and wound up disappointed. Most of the time, I felt pretty confident when Reagan was in the White House -- Bill Clinton, too. But as I recall, they both talked to us.

Maybe it's me, but I always feel as if I'm being talked down to by this president. Perhaps it comes from a lack of experience. I mean, he spent about an hour and a half in Congress, and then he was president of the United States.

Why is the Middle East a bigger disaster than ever? Why couldn't the president have made at least a token visit to those kids on the border? Why do I feel he's just not paying attention, and the only transparency I observe is Obama's accomplishments?

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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