Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cheney: "Picking Palin For V. P. Was a Mistake"

I almost passed on this information, My thought was "we already know this, Mr. Cheney". But then I thought, write it down for the record and see what it says about Republicans selling a pig in a poke.

Former vice president Dick Cheney said in an interview with ABC News that Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was “a mistake.”

Cheney becomes one of the few high-profile Republicans to say publicly what some inside the party say privately — that Palin was a bad choice. Palin’s time as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee was marked by an awkward interview with CBS’s Katie Couric, and since then, she has seen her unfavorable rating rise significantly. Today, she is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country.

As my daughter Krystal would say "Thanks Dick, we got that. She seems to resent being told something that's quite obvious.

The former vice president, in his first interview since a successful heart transplant, suggested that Palin’s selection wasn’t well-handled.

“The test to get on that small list has to be, ‘Is this person capable of being president of the United States?’” he said.

The Republicans are once again trying to sell us a "pig in a poke", but this time it's trying to sell us Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

Idaho Billboard Compares President Obama to Mass Murder James Holmes

Well, I haven't seen it in person. I only read about the billboard that compares President Obama to mass murderer James Holmes on the Internet. Here's the story:

The Huffington Post reports:
An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho that compares President Obama to James Holmes, the 24-year-old man accused of killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20, has sparked outrage in the community, reports The Idaho Statesman.
The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault riffle, everyone freaks out,” written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize,” written below.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Contrast in Black and White: Romney and Michelle in London

Michelle Obama formally opened her stint as leader of the U.S. Olympics delegation on Friday, attending a breakfast with Olympians and saying she was “just in awe” of their company.
The U.S. first lady mingled with the U.S. athletes afterward, posing for photos, shaking hands and sharing hugs with dozens who had signed up to attend.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Let My People Vote

The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into Pennsylvania's new voter ID laws. Vivian Applewhite, a 93 years old great-grandmother, has voted in every election since 1960 when she voted for John F. Kennedy, but she will not be allowed to vote in the 2012 election if state legislators have their way. Applewhite never drove and had her purse stolen years ago. Despite paying a fee to obtain a birth certificate she has never received one from the Commonwealth, she said.

“I think it stinks,” she said on a video aired at a recent news conference.“They are taking our rights away.”

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

J. J. Walker Slams Obama

Kid Dynomite Jimmie  "J. J. Walker" is looking for Good Times, but says he hasn't found them with President Barack Obama.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Joe Walsh: Foot in Mouth Again

Republican Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh put his foot in his mouth again. He's running against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, a former Blackhawk pilot in Iraq who lost both her legs and the use of her arm when her helicopter crashed.

In his remarks, Walsh referenced Arizona Sen. John McCain — and his reluctance to talk about his imprisonment in Vietnam in his presidential campaigns — as an ideal to which Duckworth should aspire.
“Finally he talked a little about it, but it was very uncomfortable for him,” Walsh said. “That’s what’s so noble about our heroes. Now I’m running against a woman who — I mean, my God — that’s all she talks about.”

Walsh made headlines last month for saying Democrats “want the Hispanic vote, they want Hispanics to be dependent on government, just like they got African Americans dependent on government.”

During his first months in Congress, Walsh emerged as a sharp critic of President Barack Obama, accusing him of lying, siding with the Palestinians, bankrupting the United States, and burdening younger generations with debt. During his 2010 campaign as a fiscal conservative and following his election to Congress, several media outlets reported on Walsh's personal financial issues, such as past due child support, a recent condo foreclosure, and tax liens from the 1990s. Walsh explained that these issues have made him more attuned to the struggles of the average voter.

We'll see if Walsh's loud mouth and crash comments get him re-elected or sent home with his hat in his hand. He's already known as America's most offensive congressman. He'll probably write a book.

Modern Lynching for Atty Gen Eric Holder-Stop the Madness

ABC News reports a House committee voted Wednesday along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents to congressional investigators from the "Fast and Furious" gun walking operation. All 23 Republicans on the committee voted for finding Holder in contempt, and all 17 Democrats voted against the resolution.
The full House voted on the contempt charges last week.

The House voted to hold Holder in contempt,  while Democrats led by the Congressional Black Caucus walked out f the proceedings. It was only the fifth time since 1980 that the House had taken such a step against a current or former administration official, but never before had this action been taken against a cabinet member.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

"As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words."

A few hours after the United States Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama's signature health care law as constitutional, a photo of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) started making the rounds on Twitter."
Huffington Post.

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it was a victory, not only for President Obama, but also for the American people. Now the drama continues as Mitt Romney and Republicans use tactics to undermine implementation of the law while promising to try to repeal it, as President Obama and Democrats get about the business of rolling out the provisions of the law and making it a reality. Which side are you on?