Category Archives: Democratic Convention

Republicans Are Holding Up Progress

Republicans continue to be Republicans. You know, same old story, no taxes, less spending. They never care about people who are struggling, who have been laid off, no job. Perhaps Republican don’t know what it means to be laid off. They don’t   know what it means to be in danger of losing their house. They don’t know what it means to be targeted to lose their jobs, because they can always go to somewhere else and get another job.

The America people have spoken. They want the stimulus plan. Republicans as usual stand in the way of progress.  Republicans got us into this mess, now they are holding up progress.

Obama Did The Right Thing To Put a Cap On Salaries of $550,000- It’s Enough

It a new day and a new climate for Wall Street firms. If you are going to accept tax payer money, there will be strings attached. It is corporate welfare.  You take our money, then you have to be responsible how you spend the money. There will  consequences.   If you take bail out money, you will need to be accountable.  The cap is at $550,000 per year, the pundits are saying this is not a lot of money for an executive to  make.  Sounds like a lot to me. What about the rest of us who are making  maybe a tenth of that?

Come on, give me a break.  It’s our money, you don’t like it, then leave.  It is accoutability.  There is no credibility and there is no confidence in Wall Street. Banks are taking junkets, spending year end bonus on some far away location.  Many are saying that the talent may leave because they can’t make the money.  I guess they need to make the free enterprise system work for itself…. Find a new job.

President Elect Barack Obama Faces Opposition On Stimulus Package

President Elect Barack Obama, faces opposition from his own political party. The problem is differences in approaches regarding content to be included in the stimulus package.

Obama wants to add tax cuts for businesses that hire each new worker, both republicans and democrats seem to disagree with this. Obama is willing to compromise to get the stimulus plan passed. The next few weeks will prove to be interesting as the congress, senate,  along with President Elect Obama,  negotiate the content of the stimulus package. In his weekly radio address President Obama called for urgency, something that all law makers should be in favor of.

Facts About The Inauguration

The presidential inauguration is an historic affair that dates back to our first President, George Washington. Barack Obama will be the 44th President and the first African American President to be sworn in. “A New Birth of Freedom is the theme for Barack Obama’s inauguration and commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The words come from the Gettysburg address, and express Lincoln’s hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the nation shall lead to “a new birth of freedom” for our nation. Washington, DC is marking the Lincoln Bicentennial with a 4-month promotion featuring more than 80 events celebrating the life and legacy of President Lincoln.

Inaugural balls and parties take place at venues throughout the city, beginning approximately January 15 and ending the evening of January 20. The official balls are planned by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which is established shortly after the election. Other balls are planned by the state societies. There will be many other balls and ceremonies held during the week.

An Obama Presidency May Look like This

We are looking at a crossroads in the country. With the Election of Barack Obama, thing will change. Rapidly. The stagnation we have faced over the last eight years has been an Albatross over the necks of Americans. Now we don’t need partisan politics, but cooperation on both sides of the aisle in Washington. Barack Obama will bring more faces and thoughts to the table to create policies and decision that will be better crafted than at any time in the last eight years.

An intellectual deficit took place with an a country led by George W. Bush. America is stagnated, dead in the water both at home economically and diplomatically abroad. The prescription for this is the change we need. Obama’s, world view and the ability to at least engage foreign leaders around the world speaks volumes about where we will go and how our standing around the world will improve. Of course this is a mute issue for many Republicans, who could care less about how the world feels about America. But this head in the sand mentality our country can Ill afford to accept.

At home in America, we place little value on the lives of our elders and have not made provisions for them in regard to our aging populace. Health care is a national disaster, that is not considered a right or a privilege in this country. But in reality it is both. Provisions should be made to insure all American. To ensure that employers will not take away hard earned benefits that worker have earned throughout their lives.

Barack Obama will change all of this and we can expect more of a prosperous, pro-active and aggressive America. A country that truly cares about it’s people.

Is Powell’s Endorsement Of Obama The Last Piece Of The Victory Puzzle?

We’ve had time for the dust to settle since the announcement by Colin Powell of his support of Barack Obama for President. Although there are no clear cut polls substantiating this, but the Powell endorsement preceded the commanding 10 point lead that Barack Obama now enjoys in a number of Polls. It may be a little pre-mature to say this, but Colin Powell, sealed the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s run for the White House.

Say what you will about him, Powell is still a respected and revered American. He is an American Hero and he put his stamp of approval on Barack Obama on Sunday. Not only this, but the fact that he is hailed as a respected Republican says volumes about this endorsement. The timing of the endorsement was brilliant. Powell was out of sight and out of mind. Right wing Republicans had not denounced him, so he still held significant status within the party. Although many speculated that he would endorse Obama, it certainly was not established that he would.

But Powell endorsement, was something that he had contemplated for a long time. His legacy in Republican party, serving in many Republican administration, has given Powell many future frontiers to explore. Powell now has an obvious chance to exonerate himself in Government. Obama has said that Powell would certainly be a key adviser in an Obama administration.

With the election less that 14 days away, the Powell endorsement will no less go down in history as on of the most important events within the last three weeks of the election to propel Obama over the top.

Television’s Split Screen Gives Obama the Victory in The Third Debate

In 1960 John Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in a series of debates to determine who would become the next president of the United States. This was the gold standard of debates. It was not the most influential debate. That remains the Lincoln-Douglas debate in the 1860 presidential elections. No the Kennedy-Nixon debates highlighted the power of television and how the relatively new phenomenon of television in 1960 helped millions of Americans make up there minds and decide to vote for the nation’s first Roman Catholic president, John F. Kennedy.

The televised debates showed both candidates live. It also showed them for the first time, with on camera flaws. Many of us history buffs and those who witnessed the debates, know that Richard Nixon, appeared sweaty and flustered on television. Causing him to appear less presidential. While his opponent John Kennedy, appeared cool, calm, and more importantly; presidential. As a result the American public decided on Kennedy and it had the power of television to thank

It has been forty-eight years since the now infamous, Kennedy-Nixon debates and we have learned that one thing remains constant, the power of television. Flash -forward to the McCain- Obama debates. And the fourth and final debates of the 2008 presidential election. Again television has played a very important role in this 2008 election. With the simultaneous wonder of television’s split screen where two candidates can be seen side by side. McCain lost the third and final debates and could very well lose the election because of the way the split screen, McCain’s portion of the split, portrayed him to the American people.

McCain appeared mad, steely eyes, his eyes moved about erratically, his facial profile was not becoming, and he constantly appeared mean spirited while reaching for his pen to take notes, but not without removing the scowl from his face while doing so. Not surprisingly, poll after poll gave Obama the victory by a decisive margin and again television has made the difference. Perhaps television helped determine the winner of this years presidential debate.

McCain and Palin Lose Character

I am concern about the direction of the campaigning in the latter days of the election. The hate inciting, aggressive comments from the crowd, are not helpful in a Presidential debate. In fact the idea of tying Obama to William Ayers is not only ridiculous; but it is hugely irresponsible, reprehensible, shows a clear lack of Judgment, and no regard for possible consequences of this action.

We do not need Sarah Palin out on the campaign trail inciting hate toward Obama. If it does not stop, then we must go beyond the usual response that this is politics. It is much more than that. It is hate and and it is bigotry. If that is what Sarah Palin and the Republicans are about; we Americans can do without both.

This despicable behavior has not done anything to help McCain/Palin. There are now about 27 days left. Obama is up 264 electorials votes to McCain’s 164. In the projection game, Obama only needs a mere 7 votes to go over the top. McCain would literally have to run the table in order to defeat Obama.

There is certainly no love lost between Obama and McCain. During the Presidential debates at Belmont College in Nashville, McCain referred to Obama during his response to a question by gesturing at Obama and then saying…….”That One”. Which shows a disdain and dislike toward Obama.

This behavior leads to questions of McCain’s character and Palin’s character is also in question

McCain Has Always Been Reckless and A “Mavarick”- Read The Article on His Flying Skills

Here’s a performance review on John McCain, you need to read. No one is questioning his courage and his service to his country, he is an American hero, but his judgment is questionable. It is good insight in how McCain would lead this country in the office of the President. It also questions lesson learned by McCain. It appears that McCain has not learned many of them since he was twenty-three. Read the article and judge for yourself.

Click link Below-Article on McCain Naval Flying Record

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-aviator6-2008oct06,0,5745552.story

CNN, CBS- Joe Biden Wins Debate

Last nights debate was not a game changer. Barack Obama and Sarah Palin did ok. But it did not change the polls. Sarah Palin would not answer any of the questions which were put to her in last nights debate. Joe Biden maintained a presidential presence. In a CNN Poll 54% thought Biden won the debate and 36% thought Palin lost the debate. Joe Biden had more of a demand of the substance of the debates. There no accusations of Gender biased in this debate.

Sarah Palin did not answer any question posed to her, she merely sprouted off Republican sound bites. She did not stick to the questions, which were the rules. CBS Polls among uncommitted voters Biden won 46% to 21% for Palin.