Romney’s Trickle Down Economics Plan Is Bound To Fail

As the Presidential election draws ever closer, talk concerning how to deal with the economy has intensified. Last week’s 2nd Presidential Debate gave voters the clearest distinction yet between President Obama’s pragmatic plan for economic growth and GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s preposterous ‘vision’ embracing Reagan’s failed trickle down economics.

Political observers on the left rightly point out that President Obama still has a great deal of work to do to remedy the mess the created by 8 years of George W.… [Read more]

Cue the Confetti – There is a Nation to be Won!

Even when you know the story by heart, where the villains are classic WWF-styled heels and the good guys are us, thank Christ, and not them, a political convention is compelling stuff. Talking heads babble and party flacks coo about how only their gang really ‘gets’ the American people. It is a riveting event, like a train wreck in slow motion, or a fat guy falling over the third base railing trying to snag a foul ball and keep his beer from spilling.… [Read more]

99% vs 1% – A New Name For An Old American Institution

When Mitt Romney said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich; they’re doing just fine,” I was outraged. Many other people were outraged too – poor and rich alike. There is quite obviously a gaping tear in the “safety net.”

When the politicians and talking heads began blaming President Obama for starting a “class war,” I was incensed.… [Read more]

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Can’t we all just get along? Sometimes Progressives disagree; that’s human nature.  But we need to learn to do so without being disagreeable.  We need not concern ourselves with the divisiveness the Republicans appear to be going through. It’s time we got OUR house in order!  Re-electing our President to a second term is the common goal that should unite us.… [Read more]

My Invitation to Rick Santorum

Dear Senator Santorum,

I have been doing my best to just ignore the Republican primaries.  I have.  Because really, listening to you all gab on and on makes my head want to explode.

But you were in my state..actually my TOWN…this week trying to bamboozle persuade all the die-hard conservatives around here to cast their vote in the primary next week for you.… [Read more]

American Politics: Political Myopia At Its Best

Turn on the television, read the Twitter stream, and listen to the firestorm erupting from political debates. Republican candidates are focused on topics such as birth control and the definition of marriage. Mud is being slung and fingers are figuratively being jabbed at each other’s chests. Each is claiming he will be the savior for this great nation.… [Read more]

It’s a Wrap – Week In Review, January 22, 2012

What a week! We started the week with a national holiday, the annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream reminds us that we have come so far as a nation but we still have a long way to go.  When we take time to look at how far we have to push forward in order to make that “more perfect Union”, we have to take a step back to see where we went wrong.… [Read more]

Another Reality Show?

Whatever happened to the days when a person could turn on the telly and find a good situation comedy, drama or variety show? Isn’t life full of enough to keep things interesting without having to be a voyeur into someone else’s self-created drama? And, for that matter, if we want to come face to face with drama isn’t there enough of it contained within the constant battle to reshape and redirect the nation without having to add more silliness to the mix?… [Read more]

Six Weeks of GOP Debates

Last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates was the fifth debate in six weeks.  My summary:

  • *Yawn*
  • Herman Cain still hasn’t walked away from the very idea that an electric fence to keep out undocumented immigrants may present significant problems — like electrocuting people.
  • *Yawn*
  • Rick Perry answered what he felt like answering, rather than the questions Anderson Cooper, the debate’s moderator, asked him.  
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Send In The Clowns…

Poor Charlie Rose…he’s known for his ability to skillfully conduct interviews and gather important information from public figures. I can’t begin to imagine what thoughts were swirling around his brain as he moderated the GOP presidential debate last night. Perhaps something like this?:

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Agreed to have a battle;

For Tweedledum said Tweedledee

Had spoiled his nice new rattle.[Read more]