Tagged: election

Debates! And Poor Big Bird Got Shafted!

Well, I figured the media would give Romney the “win” for the first debate. But Obama really did lousy. I mean, as soon as Romney mentioned he would cut PBS, the President should have shot back saying millions of kids grow up watching and learning from Sesame Street.I don’t know about your kids Gov. Romney, but my kids grew up watching Sesame Street and learned alot from it.

How could you cut back on educational programs yet increase spending on the military? Especially when money for the military can be gained from the draw downs of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. And point out how Republicans want to keep building tanks that the Army doesn’t want?

When Gov. Romney apologized for calling the Affordable Care Act “ObamaCare”, the President should of retorted, “ObamaCare, RomneyCare, same thing! Call it what you want”.

The President should have explained more on how the Affordable Care Act has helped insure millions who did not have insurance or had trouble getting insurance. He should of associated that with it being a moral obligation to help those who are less fortunate.

Can’t wait for the Biden/Ryan debate! I think Biden will be more forceful and enthusiastic.

“A Black Muslim In The White House”

Madonna, on tour in D.C., apparently is trying to get people to vote for Obama:

“Y’all better vote for f–king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that’s some amazing s–t,”

Gee thanks Madonna. Way to help out the Democrats. Clint Eastwood has a chair for you to sit on.

Here’s a link to the video

Romney Video

Sooo, I see that the “Romney Video” released by MotherJones.com, in which he practically disowns 47% of the country, saying they are dependent on the government, is still making it’s rounds. I think the media is trying to keep the video in the news. The video itself is not newsworthy. The man is saying what he needs to say in front of the donors that he needs. This is politics folks. The politicians say what we want to hear, in order to get the money they want and need, to get power and/or keep the power that they have. This is not a Republican only phenomenon. It is also a Democratic phenomenon. It is also a dictatorship phenomenon.

Jason Biggs and His Asinine Tweets

Sooo unfortunate for Nickelodeon that some people are mindless, immature, stupid rejects. So the actor, who is voicing Leonardo on the channel’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, came out with some tweets during the RNC last week. The tweets were directed at the wives of the candidates [Janna Ryan and Ann Romney]. The tweets, which you can read here, were rude, lewd, and uncalled for. Though he has a right to say whatever he wants, since he’s employed by a children’s cable channel, Nickelodeon, he should have kept his trap shut.

Though Nickelodeon apparently apologized, I can’t see how they can keep him on. I’m sure there are more kid friendly voice actors out there who would gladly voice Leonardo. In fact, they should get Cam Clarke, the guy who voiced Leonardo in the 80’s cartoon, back!

ABCNews on Paul Ryan’s Jimmy Carter Comments

This is why, when politicians (Dems or Republicans) throw numbers at you, when you hear statistics in the political attack ads, take it all with a grain of salt. From ABCNews/Yahoo:

Let’s start at the beginning. In comparing President Obama to Jimmy Carter, Ryan said in July 1980 the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent and “for the past 42 months it’s been above 8 percent under Barack Obama’s failed leadership.”

Both parts of this sentence are true according to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, but in July 1983, when Ronald Reagan was president, unemployment was at 9.4 percent. In July 1982 it was higher at 9.8 percent.

In July 1992, when George H.W. Bush was president, unemployment was at 7.7 percent.

Is what Ryan said factually correct? Yes, but it leaves out some important data.

In essence, the numbers they dish out at you mean diddly squat. More shock and awe, more FUD. Question it all. Don’t accept it as fact!

Read more of it on Yahoo News.

2004: Realignment, Now More than Ever

An 2004 article by Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard, after the Republican victories in the House, Senate, and with Bush being reelected, exclaiming how the Republican majority was “expected to last for years, maybe decades”.

Listen to Walter Dean Burnham, professor emeritus at University of Texas at Austin, who is the nation’s leading theorist of realignment, the shift of political power from one party to another. The 2004 election, he says, “consolidates it all”–that is, it solidifies the trend that has favored Republicans over the past decade. To Burnham, it means there’s “a stable pattern” of Republican rule. “If Republicans keep playing the religious card along with the terrorism card, this could last a long time,” he says.

Democrats will have enormous difficulty overcoming “the huge weight of Republican strength,” he says.

Rove, leery of claiming too much for Republicans, said on Meet the Press on November 7 that “there are no permanent majorities in American politics.”

For Republicans to slip into minority status again, [Burnham] says, it would take a monumental party split like that in 1912 or “a colossal increase in the pain level” of Americans as happened with the Great Depression. Neither is likely.

The point of the article, IMHO, is that nothing is permanent and anything can change in an instant. Even for Democrats. So unless Obama can truely usher in an era of bipartisanship, we’re doomed to repeat history.