Another very interesting point in the poll is that the President picked up 50 percent of Arizona’s Independent voters against Romney, Cain and Terry, with their showing of 29 percent, 33 percent and 26 percent, respectively. If Independents in the most conservative state in the country have decided that Obama is the best choice in 2012, still over one year from the election, what can democrats expect from their stronghold states and those that are left-leaning? It depends entirely on just how hard we work for the votes.
It is time to re-think the philosophy of share-the-wealth, or those without will find another way to take it back.
It’s another one of those misinformed emails forwarded around the world designed to inflame the population over an issue that really isn’t an issue at all. The subject is the Danish built ship, the Emma Maersk, whose home port is Taarbaek, Denmark, and which is lauded as the largest container ship ever built. The non-issue is that Wal-Mart fills this behemoth with goods in China that are eventually delivered in the U.S., and the ship deadheads back to China empty.
The Internet created an uncalled-for monster when it developed email that allows misinformation like this to circulate freely. Our forefathers might just groan a little in considering something like this 1st Amendment worthy.
I have done several articles on this dysfunctional body of bunglers you can see by searching “Congress” above. The most recent illustrates the amount of confidence the public has in that branch of government. “The American public has basically dismissed the U.S. Congress according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll,” posted on Oct. 13, reveals that only 14 percent of the public support this Congress, lower than just before the 1994, 2006 and 2010 elections, when the majority party was on the verge of losing power in the House.
In a vote last Tuesday that was apparently meaningless except to prove that the GOP and a couple of Democrats still won’t pass any bill presented by the President. Now the Dems can use that against Republicans in 2012, but not without the latter claiming the Dems did it just for partisan spite. Pathetic, says John Avlon, an Independent and CNN political contributor. Avlon cites other divided governments that have worked together, which continues to give credence to the concept that the GOP just wants to get rid of Mr. Obama.
The jobs bill, opposed by the Republicans in its entirety, due primarily to the 5.6 percent millionaire tax, could pass in parts due to partisan agreement. Does that mean the President will take everything he can get, then, when the obstructionist-right pooh-poohs the tax raise, the Dems tell the American public in 2012 the GOP doesn’t love you like we do? There has to be a better way to convince the masses that the party of big business just doesn’t give a damn about them.
Avlon says the Republicans’ record of being the “party of no” has moved from just being a slogan to reality. They are voting against legislation simply because it came from the President. Political science professor, Gary Jacobson, at the University of California, San Diego, thinks the GOP ploy is “pretty transparent.” Why would the Republicans want to decrease unemployment before the 2012 election? Duh. This places everything mouthed by Speaker Boehner, Sen. McConnell and their henchmen in the category of pure crap.
Especially McConnell’s continuous bellowing about Obama’s American Jobs Act being just a re-run of the 2009 Recovery Act, which he claims didn’t work. Not so, according to the Congressional Budget Office, which claims it created or supported millions of jobs, keeping the unemployment rate from rising another 2 points. The Recovery Act was supporting up to 3.6 million jobs in 2010, 2.9 million in 2011. Moody’s Analytics says the American Jobs Act will add 2 points to GDP growth, add 1.9 million jobs, and cut unemployment 1 percentage point.
So why can’t Congress get along? Maybe it should take its lead from the animal world where opposites do attract…like the following slideshow suggests:
But in returning to the minus category, we go to Tennessee where the state rep. that recently sponsored a bill that passed which would allow guns in bars was arrested in his car, with a gun, drunk. This red neck hypocrite by the name of Curry Todd stood before the Tenn. Legislature and all but guaranteed “that permit holders and law-abiding citizens would not drink while carrying a gun.” Todd was driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone where police reported he “was very unsteady on his feet, almost falling down at times.” Pathetic.
The following video by the Brady Gun control campaign is a must watch.
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Dr. Alan Manevitz, New York clinical psychiatrist, says, “Psychologically speaking, these protests are mentally healthy — whether they accomplish anything or not.” They have already accomplished a great deal. The Occupy movement has gotten the attention of President Obama, and he would do well to pay more attention and provide more support. The GOP is furious over the fact that Occupy has gained more media attention in a month than the Tea Party has since its inception. And the Democrats, well, they are just standing around and praying the whole thing will last through 2012.
The President says his jobs act will create 1.9 million jobs which should be music to the ears of the jobless. That crescendo you hear building from the working class should resonate with the obstructionists in the GOP as a warning that, come 2012, they are the people who will most likely go to the polls. But this isn’t about an election or politics at all, this is about survival.