Obviously the Republicans are gloating over taking over the Senate and securing their dominance over Congress. They expect Obama to fall in line and bow down to them. A funny thing happened the Day after the Election, Obama showed no respect to the victors, in fact he acted rather unfazed toward the Republican victors.
In fact, he mentioned that the only reason the Republicans won was because half of America did not vote. We don't need a rocket scientist to figure this one out. President Obama was not on the ticket and no one with the political charisma like Obama was on the ticket. To add insult to misery and injury this will be the way things will play out until the 2016 Presidential election, then everyone will vote in full force.
Your guess is as good a mine as to why the Americans were led to vote for old tired Republicans who will surely try to set back political progress some 50 years. They have two years to do it. Those who voted for them, best of luck, lets hope you don't regret it.
It is becoming awfully hard not to go there, but I feel a need to go there. In regards to the government shutdown, I blame the Republicans. They are the culprits and if the economy takes a dive that reality is plain and simple. It is their fault ( make no mistake) it is the Republicans. Not only are they doing this because President Barack Obama is African American and they literally can't stand that. That is the reason, whether or not anyone wants to admit it or not.
Sane people don't care what race President Obama is, but the handwritings on the wall and apparently Republicans aren't the least bit sane. Their hatred results in thousands of government workers not being able to feed their families. Their hatred causes millions of American's not to have access to vital services that they need. Their hatred would rather have people die of cancer or any other lethal disease if it mean't that they had to pay as little as one cent for treatment. They don't care who dies, so long as they can horde their own money and take kickbacks from the thousands of special interest groups that are linning their pockets.
That is the reality. Anyone who would use race as a basis for their hatred is less than a Patriot. They are going around Hi Five-ing each other because they did a noble thing, stop President Obama and shut down the federal goverment. Sounds like in bred terrorist to me. This certainly is something they should not be proud of. They should be ashamed of themselves. They finally got Obama where it hurts they are probably thinking. In the long run they are hurting themselves and this country.
The George Zimmerman verdict is not the only eye opening ruling that has recently affected African Americans. The republican administrations now want to kill the Food stamp program for less fortunate people. The Supreme Court gave them an assist to sanction the Voter ID role to require everyone to identify themselves when voting and virtually eliminated the 1965 Civil Rights act. Now this will limit the number of African American who desire to vote.
The stand your Ground Act and the Zimmerman verdict now gives license to anyone to shoot and kill African Americans and virtually walk away “Not Guilty”. Republicans are putting up roadblocks to block any and everything President Obama tries to do. In effect making him an ineffective President in His second term. Republicans are working hard to impeach President Obama. All of this points toward bigotry and racism. The conversation is about race and equality. Until we all rise up to call if what it is, we are destined to destroy everyone liberties.
The fiscal cliff is really something that we need to really avoid. Republicans are acting as if they actually won the election and that they have a mandate. However no mandate was ever given to the Republicans and despite that they do not want to do what is right and what the American people asked them to do. This is the same tired story that we run into each in every year when we come to this point.
We need to come together as Americans. Democrats and Republicans alike, thinking in the same manner in a way that we work together to bring this country together. The question is do we have the talent and skills to make cooperation between party lines a reality?
By Igor Volsky on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:04 am
On Thursday, Romney campaign co-chair advanced the theory that Gen. Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because he’s black. But this isn’t the first time Sununu or even Mitt Romney’s campaign have introduced Obama’s race into the election. The former New Hampshire governor has repeatedly suggested that Obama or his policies are “foreign,” European, and something less than American. Here are some of his greatest hits:
– Obama is foreign. Obama doesn’t understand the “American system” because “he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure.” [Fox News, 7/17/2012]
– Obama doesn’t know how to be an American. During a conference call, Sununu claimed, “The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world. It is the American way. And I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” [Conference call, 7/17/2012]
– Obama is a lazy idiot. Sununu described Obama’s debate performance as “babbling,” “lazy,” and “disengaged,” and dismissed the possibility that he could do better in the future. “When you’re not that bright you can’t get better prepared.” [Fox News, 10/4/2012]
– Obama has no class, just wants to be cool. “That moment of using the B.S. word was kind of a self-defining moment for the president,” he told Sean Hannity. “No class, wants to be cool. Sacrifices the dignity of the presidency for appearing cool to a magazine that works for some of his base.” [Fox News, 10/25/2012]
Romney has never publicly rebuked Sununu’s racial remarks, though Sununu has previously issued retractions of some of his statements. With just 11 days before Election Day, he remains the campaign’s most prominent spokesperson and is even attacking Obama for dividing Americans along racial lines. During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday he complained that Obama has instituted “class warfare,” adding, “This guy has tried to create some racial divides.”
I can’t hold back any longer other than say this, the Republicans are the biggest liars and deceivers on earth. All the problems that we are facing today were caused by the Bush administration and the Republican do nothing congress led by Tea Party influences. It is sad for America that we accept lies and deceptions from Republican and call it truth.
I watched the republican convention and it struck me as unbelievable all the lies that the Republicans came up with in blaming nearly everything on President Barack Obama. As usual the Republican came up with zero solutions. Yes fellow Republicans you can do better than this.
The Republican primaries are turning into what I consider a circus. Somehow it seems that the candidates are not legitimate enough to defeat President Barack Obama.The political process is definitely in shambles. We will need to really think long and hard about the candidates that we support.
Somehow this situation will make us stronger as Americans. Our voices will still be heard and we will ultimately select the right candidate. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul are all candidates that in my opinion bring little or nothing to the table. This makes the political process a charade. This is actually the first time in American history when we have candidates on the Republican side that are less than qualified to lead the country. Where we go from here no one really knows. What we do know is that this is a desperate situation.
Republicans need to think long and hard about who they put up to face President Barack Obama. This is a legitimate question and is one that should not be taken lightly. Republicans have an obligation to the American people to put someone up with a legitimate chance to defeat President Barack Obama. Not put up a sacrificial lamb. And if anything this political primary process will be one to remember for many years to come. We’ll sit back and enjoy the ride.
The Republicans in a startling move finally came to their senses and approved a two month extension of the Payroll Tax and Medicare payments, as well as jobless unemployment payments. The move opened the gates to fund a good number of much needed programs to keep those who work and those who can’t afloat. The whole point of this Republican charade is well pointless.
I really can’t tell you why, and probably you don’t have an explanation either. So we are all speechless. Maybe all this drama is just an insane hatred of President Obama, which probably has underlying undertones. We will leave that discussion for another day. The good news is someone slapped some sense into the Republicans. Could it be Mitch McConnell? How about Newt, he seems to be the sanest Republican at the moment.
In any event let’s give the Republicans a round of applause, even though it is great that we did not hear the greatest lie of all come from the Mouth of Republicans, “The American People Have Spoken” no it seems like what really happened is Mitch McConnell spoke and Congress perhaps caved? Mitch McConnell?? Who would have thought?
I believe Newt Gingrich is a socially responsive conservative. Meaning he is attuned that there are issues that should be address with America’s poor, but that they should be held accountable to work for the improvement of their lives. The problem is how do you legislate that? Gingrich in my opinion is a little more than sound bites often drawing up the staunch conservative ideas and phases. Some of which are thinly disguised.
I believe you can have an intelligent opposing view with this man and if he is the nominee, it will be a fascinating debate between, two well learned, articulate candidates; President Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich. Neither lack for an abundance of intellect and both can articulate their viewpoint well.
Republicans traditionally put forward an intellectual lightweight, often not well versed on what it means to be an American and the issues that affect America’s rich and poor.
So it will be a great debate if Gingrich the current front runner is the nominee.