Dear Media: Get Mitt Romney Off My Television NOW!

This is the final time I should have seen Mitt Romney on my television screen….

But noooo! Election Day is over, the polls are closed, the pundits have moved on to the fiscal cliff. And Mitt Romney is coping with his loss by eating take-out turkey. Why do I know this? Because when it comes to Romney’s post-election life, mainstream media clearly drank the Kool-Aid.… [Read more]

Vote!

Enough said.… [Read more]

Weekly Wrap: Broadway Cares Enough to Say “One Term More”

Broadway Cares…and so do we. Tuesday’s presidential election is critical; it will determine if the citizens of this nation want to move backwards to a time of greater economic inequality, a perpetual ‘War on Women‘ and a renewed era of deregulation.

This election will chart a course. Americans must decide if they’re willing to move backwards to the ‘good old days‘ that weren’t good for everyone — or if they want to embrace the change that will help this nation grow and provide for its people.… [Read more]

Avenue of the Plutocrats

In case you didn’t know, Plutocracy is a word coined in the seventeenth century to describe oligarchic rule by the wealthy and is a combination of the Greek words “ploutos” (πλοῦτος), meaning “wealth” and “kratos” (κράτος), meaning “domination”.… [Read more]

Tagg Romney — Bloodthirsty.

We’ve all read that Taggart Romney, whilst being interviewed on the radio, quipped that he’d like to take a swing at President Obama for claiming that his father, Mitt, lied when he, um, lied.

And we all know that Tagg will probably never get the chance, what with the Secret Service and all. But there is something he can do to throw a figurative punch — he could simply buy an electronic voting machine company and rig the vote in his father’s favor.… [Read more]

Joe Biden — Dazzling!

Hey, Joe!  Your smile is so dazzling that the right wing is picking on you for it.

But we think it’s great. There are many, many ways to react outwardly to intentional lying. You could have rolled your eyes, looked to the sky or frowned with anger. But you smiled, which looks a whole lot better, and unless the person you’re smiling at is feeling terribly guilty, it shouldn’t be read as an insult.… [Read more]

Time to Hang it Up.

The great and venerable Jim Lehrer has already declared that he’s hanging-up his gloves and will moderate no more Presidential debates after this year. Of course, some blame for the unruly fiasco that was this year’s first Presidential debate can be shared with President Obama. 

We all saw Mitt Romney ride roughshod over not only the well-specified rules of this particular debate, but over the truth as well.… [Read more]

I’m Melting!

We’ve all heard that Mitt Romney pronounced at a closed fundraiser that he’s not interested in campaigning to the supposed 47% of Americans who don’t pay income tax and/or are to some extent dependent upon government.  Never mind that he was quoting the number for 2010. Of course, these families still pay taxes a-plenty, including state income tax and various local and sales taxes –generally the largest portion of their tax burden and among the most regressive of all taxes.… [Read more]

Prove You’re Not a Unicorn, Mitt.

We don’t know how it started, or why, but millions, if not gazillions, of people daily are using Google, Bing, Webcrawler, AltaVista and Ask to search for “Mitt Romney is a Unicorn.”… [Read more]

A Friendly But Honest Reminder

I know, I know – I hate to bust everyone’s groove during Democratic National Committee week, but it’s time to get serious and, as the old adage goes, there is no better time than the present.

With CNN reporting a deadlock between President Obama and Mitt Romney the same week of the DNC convention, the presidential election has evolved from a struggle between good and evil to the grateful versus the forgotten. … [Read more]

What the Ralph Nader is wrong with you?

I loved this picture! It gave me hope that not all of the Republican Party has departed on a one way trip to Teabaggistan! It was posted on a friend’s Facebook page. (One of my real friends whom I have known for years, not the Facebook non-equivalent.) Why did I have to go and read a comment someone wrote about it?… [Read more]

What do Obama and the Japanese Mafia Have in Common? Not Much.

Americans love a good crime drama. Whether from books, movies, or the news, we always find ourselves enthralled with the details, on the edge of our seats. I’m guilty of this, too, I admit. We like this genre so much that it’s even begun to colour our presidential election coverage.

Me? A gangster? Fuggetaboutit!

The Japanese mafia, commonly referred to as the Yakuza, is a popular feature in our movies, recognizable for their gun-toting bravado, body covering tattoos, and severed fingers.… [Read more]

Great Society

After watching President Obama’s Ohio Speech on the Economy last week, I structured my Black Politics lecture around the contributions and obstructions of federalism – the union of state and federal power – to the “African-American quest for universal freedom.” In that context, we discussed four episodes in our nation’s history which speak to the expansion of federal power, and the utility of “Big Government.” They are: Reconstruction, The Great Depression and the Great Recession, and the Civil Rights Era.… [Read more]