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“Emasculating the Debates”

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Millions were focused on the Vice Presidential Debate.

The first two debates were emasculating, first to Obama in the Presidential debate, then for Ryan in last week’s Vice Presidential encounter.

The importance of this second, usually benign exercise, was heightened by the lackluster performance of President Obama in the first debate — a night I’m sure he wishes he could do over.

The contrast between the first two debates was obvious and so was the spin. But, for reasonable people, Vice President Biden was effective at pointing out the deficiencies of not only his opponent, but the Romney/Ryan ticket — something the President failed to accomplish in the previous battle.

Was there a winner in Thursday’s debate?

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“Which War Is Next?”

Romney promises to unleash the wrath of the U.S. on Iran!

At a recent campaign stop, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference in Reno, Nevada, Romney told an enthusiastic crowd that he would wield America’s $760 billion military might around the world, including a military solution in Iran.

This drew elevated applause from the ex-military audience, long separated from the ravages of war. The perfect gathering for a draft-dodging, war-mongering, right-wingnut like Romney?

Another war? Are you serious?

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“Who’s Left, Santorum?”

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The GOP is running out of presidential candidates.

Santorum won all three caucuses in early February defeating Mitt Romney by double digits in two of the states. With wins in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado, Santorum had gained momentum going into Maine.

Maine returned momentum to Romney after he beat Ron Paul in the state caucuses, albeit, by a mere 194 votes. But that victory has become controversial with the exclusion of three counties from the final vote totals‚ counties that may favor Ron Paul.

Next, are Arizona and Michigan, two important primaries preceding the significance Super Tuesday will have on the race to the nomination.

Who will have the momentum after Michigan and Arizona?

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“It’s Not Envy, My Friend”

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The Republican candidate thinks we’re all envious of him.

Romney feels that envy of his financial success, the envy of income inequality, is the driver of the current uprising against wealth — the driver of ‘class warfare.’ He also believes that envy is the reason for the anti-Romney movement of those opposing his candidacy. But the class warfare he alludes to is not generated by envy.

It’s only a talking point emanating from Romney himself to deflect from his obvious deficiencies and to fire up the Republican base.

True, some individuals are probably envious, but, is it envy that causes so many to dislike him?

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The Republican Sanatorium!

The longer they campaign, the crazier things get.

Watching the Republicans battle for the top spot in the nation is, not only comical, but agonizing.

A different leader emerges each week only to be cut down by scrutiny the next.

It was Santorum’s week for a sudden surge, in time to garner a piece of the GOP crown in Iowa. Santorum’s message resonated with Evangelical voters in the Hawkeye state and a tie with Mitt Romney was a victory for Santorum.

But, will New Hampshire voters embrace him?

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“When Right Is Wrong”

The American way of life has changed dramatically, the result of three decades going in the wrong direction.

Economically we’re setting records; contradictory indicators of wealth and poverty, production and unemployment, and corporate growth offset by small business decline.

The economic picture is vividly uncertain and Congress added to the unpredictability with their obfuscation of the payroll tax — finally passed under pressure.

When, then, can we expect recovery?

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Quick Hit “Warren Runs For Senate”

Elizabeth Warren will oppose Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.

Scott Brown will face a formidable foe in the 2012 election after winning Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a heated special election just one year ago.

The Harvard Law Professor, whose last gig was setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the office established to protect consumers from the banksters — will soon represent ‘the people’ of Massachusetts. She announced her candidacy this morning after her exploratory committee determined she had the support to challenge Scott Brown.

Many of us believe Obama should have nominated Ms. Warren for the chairmanship of the new agency. But her confirmation was being blocked by the obstructionist Republicans in the Senate. They will not confirm anyone who will fight for ‘the people.’

The President should have fought for her appointment but caved under Republican pressure.

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“SuperCommittee? Or SuperFluous?”

Congressional leaders selected 12 members to the new Super Committee!

A committee of eleven men and one woman have been chosen to fix the deficit; a deficit that was set in motion 30 years ago.

They begin work this week, charged with the daunting task — given the current partisanship in Congress — of reversing the spiraling deficit. They already have many obstacles to overcome.

Others have introduced proposals to rein in congressional spending, but each has been rejected for varying reasons.

Can this group find success when others have failed?

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“Perry Fiddles While Paris Burns”

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Rick Perry denies climate change on the campaign stump.

As Paris, Texas burns this summer under a punishing and unrelenting solar onslaught, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, declares that climate change, or global warming as he still calls it, is a myth perpetuated by climate scientists who manipulate data to receive more money for their research.

Record temperatures and record drought in the northern third of Texas, combined with disastrous fires consuming the southern third, are costing the state billions of dollars but do nothing to dissuade the Governor from his far right-wing position on climate.

Perry, citing contrarian scientists, dismisses the fact that 98 of 100 scientists believe accelerating climate change is the product of man.

Or is this strictly the hand of God?

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“A Grass Root’s Win In Wisconsin”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Friday, 8/19. Read it on HuffPo by clicking on the link here.

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On Tuesday, Wisconsinites reclaimed democracy in a big way!

After four months the recall elections in six Senate Republican districts and three Democratic districts in Wisconsin have concluded. They were an important turning point for the nation.

In these historical recall elections, ‘the people’ took another big step on Tuesday reelecting the remaining two Senate Democrats after taking two of the seats the previous week in the six Republican recall elections. A big step in taking back our precious democracy which is under attack by right-wing factions, big corporations, big money, and ALEC.

With five victories in the recall elections Wisconsinites are one step closer to winning back the Senate from the Republicans.

Will this strong showing motivate other repressed people in other states?

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