I saw a link to this video on Twitter. It took me to a conservative website and I watched this innocent black boy say that he fears becoming a slave if Mitt Romney is elected. Let’s get real…not going to happen. the boy’s father is brought into the frame but he does not correct his son he only laughs which in fact is a form of affirmation. The headline of the article says this boy was attending a Michelle Obama rally. So is she responsible for this boy’s words? No. A couple of weeks ago a man attended a Mitt Romney rally with a tee shirt that said he wanted to put the “White back into the white House”. Was romney responsible for that? NO he was not. let’s get a grip and deal in the real world. Exploiting this child for political points is not good, and for his father to stand there and let it happen is even worse.
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After a long week you probably need a laugh.
It does not matter to me that Mitt Romney is rich. He earned his money and he has a right to enjoy all the benefits of the wealthy. I am really not interested in his tax returns. He’s rich and he has offshore accounts, tax shelters and every other kind of legal device to maximize his profits, but what does make me pause is his “retroactive retirement”. Now that phrase was uttered by Ed Gillespie on Meet the Press Sunday and that is ridiculous. If Romney left Bain in 1999 as he claims it is puzzling that his name appears on company documents two years later. To try to wipe it away by saying he retroactively retired is simply a crock. Americans might not understand the ends and outs of high finance, but Americans are not stupid and this line of defense is just that–stupid.
Yesterday I watched Mayor Cory Booker state his opposition to negative campaigning. He made the mistake of calling out both sides on this issue. Booker said he was “very uncomfortable” with an anti-Bain, anti-Romney ad campaign launched aggressively last week. He went on to say “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this, to me, I’m very uncomfortable with,” Booker said. Booker finally summed it up by saying “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop, because what it does is it undermines, to me, what this country should be focused on.” All of this was said Sunday morning but before the sun would set Booker released this clarification of his MTP statements. Why did he need to clarify? He did not stay true to the Democratic talking points and he probably received his clarification after the show went off the air. We live in a society that admires statesman from days gone by, but in 2012 we are not looking for statesmen we are looking for surrogates, and their job is to stick to the talking points.
I was sad to hear Rick Santorum say that effective today he was suspending his campaign. I enjoyed his time on the campaign trail and his attacks against Mitt Romney. He along with Newt Gingrich have helped the Democrats assemble their strategy for this election cycle. Santorum’s exit is the official start of the real campaign. So the Massachussetts Moderate will be the nominee and it will be interesting over the next few weeks to see Santorum swallow hard and pivot toward the nominee. All will be forgotten and all Republicans will target their attacks on their mutual enemy: President Barack Obama.
This Republican primary season has been fascinating. Who can forget Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty. Well the last two were somewhat forgettable, but the point is we had the opportunity to see 20 debates and they made for some must see tv. So now we are down to the Final Four and the talk is can Mitt Romney seal the deal before the convention? He has Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich standing in his way, but he is convinced that he will be the last man standing. Will there be a brokered convention? Will the Tea Party support Mitt the Mormon from Massachusetts? There might be a brokered convention and the Tea party will support Mitt. He might not win the Mississippi or the Alabama primary today, but so what. Whoever the Republicans select will start out with one big plus–he is not President Obama. There will be party unity and President Obama is the unifier-in-chief. The GOP field might not agree on much, but they do not want four more years for the current resident of Pennsylvania Avenue and that is why on November 6th they will be unified. So we can enjoy the infighting we are witnessing but the real fight starts after they finish fighting each other, and that is the fight that counts.
It’s March 2012 and all we hear is the lack of passion for the GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. The Republicans are just not in love with him, and some days it seems as if they are not even in like with him. The Republicans continually question his conservative credentials. He is a flip-flopper. He will say and do anything to get the nomination. The one thing he has said he would not do is set his hair on fire, but if push comes to shove he probably could be persuaded to even do that. So will the GOP turn out in full force for this guy? You bet they will because the GOP is passionate about one candidate and that is President Obama. They want him out of the White House and if Mitt Romney is the nominee they will come out in full force. They might not be in love with Romney, but they are passionate about the President.
Here are some young people committed to making a difference. Enjoy!
I saw this commercial and thought it was a good inspirational commercial. Nothing more and nothing less, but on Monday I learned this was actually a reelection commercial for President Obama. I mean people really. Karl Rove was leading the charge on this one he said “I was frankly offended by it. I’m a huge fan of Clint Eastwood. I thought it was an extremely well done ad. But it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics,” Rove said. “The President of the United States’ political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising and the best wishes of the management, which has benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they’ll never pay back.” Do you think this is a fair assessment or is this just a wee bit over the top. Tell me what you think.
Interesting read on the subject: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/its-halftime-in-america/?hp
Today during a Gingrich event a woman congratulated the candidate for putting Juan Williams in his place at the King day GOP debate. I thopught that phrase was a blast from the past, but obviously not in South Carolina. Hooray for Newt! He put that uppity black man in check and he did not hesitate to thank her for her kind words. I’m sure the Gingrich apologists will have another meaning from this very understandable phrase, but make no mistake Gingrich is speaking their language and his numbers are moving on up.