Tagged: Obama

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.

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Debates!

Can’t wait for the debates come Wednesday. Unless Romney royally screws up, look for the media to declare the debate a win for Romney. They don’t want a one sided blowout victory. That won’t sell. They need Romney to do well and they will spin the debate story Thursday morning to make it seem like he did even if he doesn’t.

“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.

WTF of the Day! New Yorker – Romney’s Wife to Stand Next to Him at Debates

Funny if  true (it’s not):

In a move that some political observers are calling unprecedented, the Romney campaign today officially requested that Ann Romney be permitted to stand next to her husband during his three scheduled debates with President Obama.

While the request drew immediate howls of protest from the Obama campaign, Mrs. Romney issued an official statement claiming that she was not trying to give her husband an unfair advantage.

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.

Healthcare Debate

Just read an article in The Week which describes the universal healthcare program in Massachusetts which sounds strongly similar to the program the Feds want to pass now. One of the main points of the article is that Massachusetts, when originally drafting and passing the plan, never took into account the rising costs of healthcare. Thus, when the recession hit, more people were out of work, more people applied for the state subsidies for insurance, and tapped out the insurance fund. The rising healthcare costs fueled a $9 Billion gap, which took away money from education, public safety, and other services.

Similarly, the government plan fails to address the rising costs of healthcare. No way are they going to discuss putting caps or limits on payouts if they want the healthcare industry on board with the plan.