Thanks, Mr. Prez?

Some are saying a day late, a dollar short

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Why do I feel like that kid after Christmas whose dad shows up on the 26th with the new Hot Wheels car after my mom's new boyfriend already beat me with a couple of lengths of the racetrack under the tree the day before?

Yes, it's historic. Yes, it's appreciated, but …

It sure would have been nice to hear you say this before North Carolina's idiotic vote, Mr. President. See, prez, it's about the dog wagging the tail and not the other way around. Your agency can prevent so much crappery; your example can inspire millions. Your words, today …?

Well, let's just hear those words, shall we? video platform video management video solutions video player

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