Sunday, October 28, 2012

New York Times Endorses Obama for Good Reason

President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Romney Rejected

If a major press medium in Mitt Romney's own Utah has rejected him, why should the American people vote for him? (Poll) http://mscyprah.newsvine.com/_news/2012/10/21/14593817-if-a-major-press-medium-in-mitt-romneys-own-utah-has-rejected-him-why-should-the-american-people-vote-for-him-poll

Pretty bad for Mitt. I'm not sure it's all that meaningful except that this is a major media player in Mormon territory and generally Mormons stick together and support each other (no I'm Catholic-- full disclosure).

I do agree with their reasoning. It's just hard to pin Mitt down, even if he IS a politician. I'd like to see both parties genuinely move toward the center, but I'm afraid there's a rich conservative in Mitt who just doesn't care about the 47% or 99% of us.

Early Voting

Early voting has one major disadvantage. After you go to the poles or mail in your ballot, as I just did, you still have to listen to the deluge of political ads until election day. I wish there were some way to turn them all off. California is not a battleground state, but there are scads of ballot measures that the special interests and big money are promoting. It makes you want to turn off the TV and read a book.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bain, Bain, Go Away . . .

Bain Capital is a product of the Great Deformation. It has garnered fabulous winnings through leveraged speculation in financial markets that have been perverted and deformed by decades of money printing and Wall Street coddling by the Fed. So Bain’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mainly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise.
[source] - David Stockman (Regan's Budget Advisor)

This has got to hurt, Mitt.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Do as I say (to get elected), not as I do

A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.
The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.
[source]

Abortion, bad, unless, of course, it involves your mistress (oops!). Hypocrisy at it's height. Say anything in public to get elected, but do the opposite in private to retain your image. Sheesh!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Republican Radicals

Republican state rep Jon Hubbarb calls slavery a "blessing" as Charlie Fuqua advocates deporting all Muslims in books http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214020/Republican-state-rep-Jon-Hubbarb-calls-slavery-blessing-Charlie-Fuqua-advocates-deporting-Muslims-books.html

What is wrong with these people?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wall Street OK, Sesame not so much

"I just want to make sure I got this straight. He'll [Romney] get rid of regulations on Wall Street, but he's going to crack down on Sesame Street" ~ Obama

Yeah, Romney thinks it a good thing to let Wall Street go unregulated while Sesame Street is torn down, presumably to make way for an investment bank and McMansions for his rich friends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Explaining the Romney/Ryan Tax Plan -- ummm NOPE

On “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace repeatedly asked Paul Ryan to explain how the math on his tax plan added up. Ryan pretended not to understand Wallace’s question, called the Tax Policy Center study “thoroughly debunked” when it’s not even been dented, and, finally, retreated behind a particularly sad excuse for a politician who built his reputation on explaining policy in understandable terms: “It would take me too long to go through all the math.”

[Source]

What a politician DOESN'T tell you can speak more than what he does.