Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

“Sequestration or Secession?”

Is sequestration a fête accompli?

It’s looking more like it everyday.

We’re facing yet another incomprehensible battle in Congress, another unnecessary deadline which could have grave consequences for the nation and the global economy.

Despite being firmly established in a previous economic battle, sequestration — automatic cuts to the budget, half military and half discretionary — has become a political hot potato with both sides pointing fingers fearful of holding the proverbial spud when the music ends on March One!

So, what’s to fear from sequestration?

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“A Political Deficit”

The fiscal situation is not the only deficit infecting this country.

Congress’s approval rating is a shocking ten percent. It’s lowest approval rating since they began keeping track in 1974 and, given the current political climate, there doesn’t appear to be any chance for improvement in the near future.

The reason for this low approval can be traced to the very sources of the problem and in order to fix it we must first expose what and who caused it to fall below the approval of Communism and Used Car Salesmen.

On issue after issue, as Yogi Berra so aptly put it, “It’s déja vu all over again.”

Is this low approval rating deserved?

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“Twisting In the Wind”

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Congress avoided going over the proverbial ‘Fiscal Cliff.’

Republicans, universally incapable of compromise, caved in the wee hours of the morning to prevent us from potential economic damage to the economy and the recovery.

As a result, taxes were raised on income over $400 thousand, unemployment insurance was extended, and the Alternative Minimum Tax was put to rest forever. These moves all help continue the slow growth and keeps us on a path to possible recovery.

Significant? Yes! But is it sufficient?

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“The Silent Minority”

It’s what the Republicans don’t say that’s disturbing.

As we move toward a ‘fiscal cliff,’ Republicans continue their rhetoric; rhetoric that makes no sense given the existing situation, recent election, and prevailing consensus.

Republicans are loquacious when using talking points — most of them lies or misinformation — but are evasive when asked specifics or their ‘real’ positions. They’re equally tight-lipped about the damage they caused while in a position of leadership.

Haven’t Democrats caused all the problems?

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“The Fiscal Rift”

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We’re back on the edge of a fiscal cliff and the battle rages on!

The two parties are again pressed to address fiscal compromise, facing a deadline to prevent several potentially damaging things from happening in an already fragile economy — and the rhetoric is flying.

Though many pols give the impression, in their cautiously worded statements, they believe the parties can come together to avoid the financial impasse that would cause damage to the economy and recovery. They’re reluctant to play their hands for fear of exposing an irretrievable vulnerability.

Who’s going to win this fiscal battle?

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“No Longer Debatable”

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A President showed up for the last two Debates and won an election.

The two candidates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, faced each other in a Town Hall format and the results were much different than the previous encounter. They clashed again over Foreign Policy a week later with similar results.

In each they battled for 90 minutes, the first over questions posed by audience members, still undecided about who they would vote for. In the next debate Bob Schieffer took them through a series of questions on foreign policies.

What was the difference between these debates and the first?

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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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“The Rest of the Debates Have Been Cancelled”

Over 67 million people watched the 1st Presidential Debate on Wednesday!

The debate last week surprised a lot of people, Democrats and Republicans. They’re still buzzing about it. And if you ask a 1,000 people you’d get 1,000 different answers about what they took from it.

Most are saying that Romney was the winner of this first debate and that President Obama appeared bored and at times unengaged. ABC News even went so far as to say Romney “delivered a commanding performance.”

But did anyone really win?

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“A Colorless Convention”

Republicans try to paint a more colorful self-portrait!

Last week in Tampa, a pretentious Republican party officially nominated their candidate for the office of President. They hoped to arouse their base and make the ticket more pleasing to the American voters.

Trailing by large margins in key voting groups — women, African Americans, Hispanics, gays — Republicans marched out token minority speakers to present themselves as a party of diversity; a party of color.

But is this the real Republican Party?

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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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