Thursday, November 29, 2012

Geithner’s fiscal cliff offer: Obama wish list - Steven Sloan and Joseph J. Schatz -

Geithner’s fiscal cliff offer: Obama wish list - Steven Sloan and Joseph J. Schatz -

After you read through this "list of demands" and you have to acknowledge how confident the President must feel in the economics department to propose such outlandish ideas to solve the so-called "Fiscal Cliff". In particular, the proposal to effective take away the ability of Congress to raise the debt ceiling and give it to the President is downright disturbing. Not that I don't understand the appeal: with the President is charge of raising the debt ceiling, the decision would relatively quick and not the painfully drawn process it has become today. Problem is, political convenience of this type almost always goes hand in hand with corruption and goes again the fundamental nature of our government: a balance of power.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When All Else Fails: Blame it on Race

Here we go again..

To some degree, I feel like I'm beating the issue of "Criticism towards Susan Rice = Racism/Sexism" to death but what is a fella to do when Pathetic Lefties keep giving me such great material? Give'em Hell that's what!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Problem With Susan Rice- RealClearPolitics

The Problem With Susan Rice

I'll keep my response to this piece short and sweet. This is probably the best article I've read in the last week about U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice: her role in the response to the Benghazi attack, and the disgusting and pathetic attempts by Democrats and equating any criticism of her about race or sex. A must read for those who do not fully understand the entire controversy surrounding Susan Rice. My kudos the author, Carl M. Cannon for this great piece.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WND: Wins the Oscar for Best Rag Impersonating a Newspaper! Congrats!

For those of you who don't know, there is a news website out there called World Net Daily that claims to be an independent news agency and is world-renowned for posting literally the most moronic and pathetic articles you will probably ever read on the net. To be honest, I feel a bit dumber every time I visit their site..

And they have added to that grand collection of crap with this piece today entitled, "How Obama can be stopped in Electoral College". Here is the brief point made in this point: Citing the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the author (Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation) claims that there is a section in the amendment that states that if for whatever reason, a quorum of the Electoral College electors (who actually do the voting after the general election) is not found than the results of the election are null and void. Phillips claims this is the "last chance" to stop President Obama from being elected President. (1) Interesting and provocative idea right? Here's the thing, I'm 99% sure he is completely and totally pulling this theory out of his proverbial ass.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clyburn: Susan Rice Criticism Is Race-Based -

Clyburn: Susan Rice Criticism Is Race-Based -

I'll keep my response to this article brief and to the point. This claim that the recent criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice is based not on her questionable handling of her job but on the fact that she is a woman and African-American is so pathetic it's just plain sad. Now to some of my readers this may seem harsh but there is a simple logic behind this.

If your first reaction to criticism of a prominent member of your party is that it must be based on race and/or sex and not offer a single intelligent challenge to said criticisms, then it's pretty likely these criticisms are dead-on now isn't it?

It is possible Susan Rice is being used as a scapegoat? Quite possibly, but there is no evidence or sense in adding accusations of racism and sexism to this issue. If you think she is a scapegoat, fine, that's a fair point but to inject these other accusations into it just makes the whole issue even murkier than it already is. Further, other than these "code words" Congressman Clyburn babbles on about, there is no evidence to support this claim in the first place.

So about we just stick to the issue at hand aye?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Status Quo Ante - Red State

This is arguably the best article I've read all right about the election's outcome and it comes from no other than Erick Erickson of the website kudos sir.

Status Quo Ante - RedState

2012 Election Observations

I just finished watching the election coverage with my friends and sadly I don't have anything very dramatic or stirring to say. What I do have are some observations that will likely have repercussions both short term and long term:

1. Status Quo- Clearly, this election has not been a repeat of 2008 in terms of "Red states" and "Blue states" and it's my observation that the Red State/Blue State equation has returned to the status quo of before the 2008 election in which many traditionally "red" states went "blue". North Carolina and Indiana are prime examples of this.

2. Too Close to Call- Many political "insiders", such as Karl Rove are disputing the news media calling of Ohio for President Obama with so small a gap between them. As of right now (10:24pm MT), President Obama has a lead of only ~10,000 votes over Mitt Romney with 82% counted. Florida is in a very similar situation with just ~50,000 votes separating the two candidates, which is quite close to the 0.5% margin for an automatic recount.

3. Blame Game- Before the night is up, prepare to see Conservatives blame the Romney campaign for either being too lazy in the final days before the election, for being too soft on the President, being too moderate or any combination of those.

4. Voter Fraud- Just as the blame game with start, so too will claims of voter fraud (especially in Ohio). There were already reports of this during the day before the polling stations closed on the East coast. How true any of these claims are is a mystery to me. Personally, it's likely as with most things, there is likely a grain of truth to these claims and then bloated to incredible proportions.

5. Speeches- I would be a little shocked if either candidate gives a speech tonight. At last check, the Romney campaign is not ready to concede Ohio and as such is not giving up just yet. So we might be in for an all-nighter or multi-day affair.

That's all for now. I want to thank all those who exercised their Right to Vote for this election. It may seem like a small thing but there are so many in America that don't exercise this right and just shrug it off for any number of reasons: their votes won't count, nothing will change, etc. The sad thing is, as long as so many Americans think that, the more likely it is that their attitudes will prove true. I've said it once and I'll say it again, the low voter turnout in America is THE greatest threat to our vital democracy..

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