The Supreme Court Justices' 6-3 decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature piece: the Universal Healthcare Act... a/k/a Obamacare has the potential to galvanize Americans in a way not seen since Roe v Wade.
In a nutshell, the Justices, led by Chief Justice John Roberts have rendered a modern day "Pontius Pilate" decision, by saying in essence: "If you voters want to crucify Obamacare, do it on your own... it's not my job"!
And when you think about it...and whether you like it or not... that decision is the correct one. In a true democracy, the Congress and
the President should be the only ones to repeal it, not the judiciary branch.
So... the Obamacare ball has been lobbed to the voter's court. And, in approximately 132 days, voters will have the chance to make the "will of the people" known by either voting to keep President Obama in office and let Obamacare stand... or voting to elect Gov. Mitt Romney, along with a majority GOP Congress and Senate, in hopes that Romney will keep his pledge to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office.
The countdown has officially begun.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
|America's Broken Banking System|
Downgrades generally mean higher borrowing costs for the riskier banks.
Of course not to be on the Chicken-little-sky-is-falling bandwagon... but let's not be naive either. This move may prove to be especially worrisome as it comes at a time when the U.S. economy teeter-totters on the verge of another possible recession.
The upside so far seems to be that the markets are shrugging off the announcement. According to George Strickland of the Thornburg Investment Management Inc.:
"...the worst-case scenario for downgrades was already reflected in securities prices. If anything, the market is reacting with relief,” said Strickland, who helps oversee $14 billion of fixed-income assets as a managing director at Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Thornburg. Morgan Stanley bonds likely will rally, said Strickland, whose firm owns the bank’s debt.
“The market is shrugging it off.”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-21/credit-suisse-cut-3-levels-as-moody-s-downgrades-biggest-banks.html
Okay... it sounds good that those big investors don't seem to be worried... but just how will this downgrade impact lending to many of the "mom-n-pop" companies, who are currently afraid to expand, hire or make any bold moves right now until they know the outcome of Obamacare and how it will impact their businesses?
So...before we shrug-off this news prematurely... I say we "Batten down the hatches", brothers and sisters, and see how long and bumpy this economic ride will be... and where we will end up when its over!!!
Friday, June 15, 2012
The GOP nominee––whose blunt statements on immigration during the contentious 2012 Republican primary helped earn him the label of being anti-immigration––can't afford to cede the Latino and Hispanic vote to Obama this Fall... if he plans to win the White House.
Romney, who earlier in the year gave a Tampa audience a peek into what his immigration stance would be during a GOP debate when he said:
“The answer is self-deportation, which is [where] people decide they can do better by going home because they can’t find work here, because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here. [But] we’re not going to round them up.”Contrasted to Obama's new immigration policy, which the President outlined during a surprise press conference, where he said that younger illegal immigrants who came to the country before they turned 16, but who are under 30 now, and have stayed out of trouble, have a high school education or served in the military can receive a two year work permit that can be renewed indefinitely.
The President's new amnesty-like executive order is strikingly resemblant to the one proposed by Senator Marco Rubio (who is reportedly on Romney's short-list for the Vice Presidential slot) and puts the GOP hopeful in quite a political pickle.
Appearing undaunted by the President's actions, Romney's campaign staff issued the following counter statement in an attempt to rebuff the President's new position:
“I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered and should be solved on a long-term basis, so they know what their future would be in this country. I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter – it can be reversed by subsequent presidents. I’d like to see legislation that deals with this issue, and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at this issue. He said that this is an important matter, that we have to find a long-term solution, but that the president’s action makes reaching a long-term solution more difficult. If I’m president, we’ll do our very best to have that kind of long-term solution that provides certainty and clarity for the people who come into this country through no fault of their own by virtue of the action of their parents.” Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-ignore-obama-new-immigration-policy-2012-6#ixzz1xthfW1CC
Pass the popcorn and the goji berries. It's about to get real hot around here....
Monday, June 11, 2012
If the old saying: "money is the mother's milk of politics" has any merit, then last week's Romney vs Obama money duel is a clear indication of how this 2012 presidential election will go down.
It was reported that GOP nominee, Gov. Romney and the GOP raised more than $76 million last month––compared to President Obama and the DNC's paltry $60 million. Read more:
"Republican Jewish Coalition pointed out that the 29 percent of Jewish voters who back Romney is the “highest level of Jewish support for a Republican presidential candidate in 24 years.” http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/jewish_descent_Tq5gaFbS13Pdbfwdx2UJkJ#ixzz1xV15fh7K
Wall Street residents are turning to Romney in record numbers, as many feel he will be more business-friendly and implement economically feasible growth-stimulating practices than the Obama administration.
Wall Street ditches Obama, backs Romney. Headline 5/29/2012 money.cnn.com/2012/05/29
Well now... that brings us to one of the largest voting blocs in the Democratic party: Black people and Brown people [African Americans and Hispanics].
Gone are the days of those $25 dollar-per-week donations in 2008 to the Obama campaign. With unemployment at close to 20% among Black people and around 11% for Hispanics... these two groups are in survival mode... just trying to keep gas in the cars and food on the table.
And... quiet as it's been kept... there won't be any more billions of dollars coming in from many of those leaders who *wink-wink*, nod-nodded their support for the black brother in 2008 (i.e. Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, Assad and others).
No... I can't envision those deposed leaders' supporters from the Middle East who––as it has been rumored and widely reported on–– funneled money to the Obama campaign using gift cards, credit cards and other such vehicles to assure his election. They won't be too eager to contribute again this year. Read:
So... I can see how it's quite possible that a 16 MILLION DOLLAR donation gap has occurred between the Romney and Obama camps.
From my vantage point, and substantiated by these documented calculations, this funding deficit for the President may be his new normal through out this election cycle.
Enquiring minds will be looking!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Black Preachers And Catholic Priests Are Up In Arms! UPDATE: OBAMA SAYS MICHELLE DOESN'T GO DOWN FAR ENUFF? WHAT THE WHAT???
What kind of man with any respect for his wife, his underage female daughters, his momma-n-law or deceased momma... would get in front of a group of "strangers" and publicly denigrate his wife and expose her private bedroom capers–– even in the cloak of a "joke"?
What The What??? should I expect from a man who chose rapper Jay-Z's song: "I got 99 problems but a b---- ain't one" as his signature campaign song in 2008?
N.O.W., Women's Advocacy Groups, National Women's Rights Organizations.... where is the outrage and condemnation of this behavior???
Whoever told President Obama to co-sign/promote two of the riskiest, re-election-killing-issues: Contraceptives and same-sex marriage ... were truly out-of-touch!
Months from now, when history is written and those 'wise' political Monday morning quarterbacks give their assessments regarding how and when the President's "Forward" election strategy took a turn for the worse, it will be noted that it was in the Spring of 2012, when clergy in both the Catholic Church and the Black Church declared Obama's over-reaching social positions had gone too far.
As if a recent lawsuit against the Obama administration was not bad enough, this ad, which was sponsored on behalf of the Catholic Church is B.R.U.T.A.L. on so many levels.
Whose job was it to tell the President that gay marriage remains a hot-button issue, and a major non-starter conversation in the Black community?
(scroll down to read excerpts from my opinion piece of 2011, here: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/vivian-berryhill)
It's no wonder that Gov. Mitt Romney, who six weeks ago, was trailing the President in national polls, is now running neck-and-neck with him, and Democrats are now saying out loud what they only dared to whisper last week: "Romney could very well be the 45th President of the United States".
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