Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let Newt Speak! Gingrich Needs Speaking Slot At GOP Confab

Say what you will about former Speaker of the House, and 2012 Presidential contender Newt Gingrich, he is one of the most brilliant minds of our times. 

His ability to frame the national political debate and articulate his key points in a simple, in-'yo-face conversation that even a political 'dummy' can understand, makes him a stand-out!  

It's true... Gingrich has been castigated by the main stream media for his brutal and frank attacks on President Obama's record and his policies. And, some have even gone so far as to call him a 'racist' for his shrewd double entendre label which continues to stick to President Barack Obama as America's first "food stamp President"

That's all a part of the rough-n-tumble of American politics. But all-in-all... Speaker Gingrich has the spine to call-out dumb stuff for what it is... and he is not afraid to take on those tough issues that many politicians––for fear of being perceived as not being politically correct––shy away from dealing with.

Case in point. His recent public support of Sarah Palin as a  prime time speaker at the upcoming National Republican Convention, surely didn't gain him any brownie-points with the GOP old guard, who wishes she would go away. But he said it anyway. Good for him!

And to top that off... being the no-holds-barred 'Newt' that he is... he didn't stop there!  Gingrich went a bit further and has ticked off the Democrats big-time by declaring that choosing President Bill Clinton as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Democratic Convention would just further remind Americans: 

"that Obama really is a failed left-wing president with high unemployment, high deficits, huge regulatory policies and a very, very bad foreign policy."  Newt Gingrich 7/30/2012

Who else on the GOP landscape has the nerve to say something like that but a Newt Gingrich???

It is the hope of many Americans that old Newt will get a prime-time speaking role at the upcoming GOP convention in Tampa.  Like it or not, people listen to him because in spite of all his faults, warts, and shortcomings, one thing is for sure... he won't bite his tongue and he will tell the American people just like it 'TIS!

Let Newt speak!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Will Presidential Politics Hijack The 2012 Olympics?


Every four years… hundreds of youth from around the globe converge in a designated city  to showcase their talents and years of hard work in hopes of capturing a gold, silver or bronze medal. 
Ah yes! The Olympics.  This 16-day competition has the potential to bring fame, and possibly a spot on the coveted Wheaties cereal box, to some unknown athlete, while it also brings honor and prestige to their representative country.

With that being said, it is my sincere hope that this year’s Olympic spotlight will not be hijacked by Presidential politics.  

Of course we applaud the efforts of the wives of the U.S. 2012 Presidential contenders: Michelle Obama and Ann Romney in their once-in-a-lifetime chance to make their Olympic dreams come true.

For instance, Mrs. Romney's prize horse, Rafalca, has qualified for the Olympics in the sport of dressage... and Mrs. Obama will promote her anti-childhood obesity campaign, Let's Move, with a staged event at the U.S. ambassador's house in London, involving 1,000 American and British children, according to the Los Angeles Times.

But, because of who they are, their personas are larger-than life. Consequently they must be mindful not to allow the media to center too much attention around them––unintentionally stealing the national and international news and media coverage from the unsung heroes/Olympic participant.

Without a doubt, the publicity Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Obama will garner from their participation at the 2012 London Olympics will reflect on their husband's campaigns, both negatively and positively.  

Hopefully, their handlers and campaign staffers will encourage them to remain humble, keep the focus on the real purpose of the Olympics...  and then to get off the international stage and into the background as soon as possible!  

It's nothing personal... but we Americans want to take a break from politics and enjoy the wholesome competition of the Olympics without being reminded of the 2012 November election... at least for a few days!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nobody Gives A Flying Flip About Bain

Is it me... or what?  But the 2012 campaign season is in full bloom... yet all we voters are being bombarded with is stuff that has NOTHING to do with how we are going to survive and save America.  

In all due respect Mr. President, the majority of Americans, Black, white, Hispanic and other.... want you to know this:

Nobody gives a flying flip when, what day, year or month... or under what circumstances Mitt exited Bain Capital! Give that argument a rest, as it will not change the stature one iota for the countless citizens who are trying to go to work... or who are currently looking for jobs, and can't find one TODAY! 

Neither do the masses in this country care if Mitt releases his tax returns for 1 year or 25 years.  We all know he is a Kazillionaire––and guess what? Most folks in America (especially those who play the State lotteries everyday, or who go to the casinos with their last lucky dollar, or the ones who gamble it all by starting small businesses in hopes of being the next Mr. Buffett) would give their eye teeth just to be a mere millionaire like you and Michelle... and Mitt and Ann.  

No. As long as Romney didn't get his money from raping our national tax coffers... so what! Big deal. That's his money... that's his business.  Ain't nobody mad at him!

And, another thing. No one cares if Mitt parks his wealth in Swiss accounts, German banks or in a Timbuktu hole-in-the ground.  What inquiring minds want to know is what he will do to assure that U.S. banks will remain solvent and that loans and other capital will be made available for our kids and grandkids' future.

And finally... Mr. President. Tell your campaign staff:  So what if Mitt Romney, during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts signed a State law allowing its citizens healthcare coverage that their State lawmakers and taxpayers agreed would be best for their State.  That was that "State's" prerogative.  The operative word here is STATE!

But for you, Mr. President, and the Congress to mandate a national tax–– under the title of Affordable Care Act... a/k/a Obamacare––that now forces all Americans to purchase healthcare... and this new tax will be enforced by the Federal government... encroaches on State's rights. The American people are up in arms about it, as they don't want to be told what they have to buy in a free democracy  

So... when you combine all the above––along with the fact that your campaign team fails to tell us how you deserve four more years as CEO––that is what will more than likely cost you the White House come November.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Romney Speaks To NAACP? OK Obama, Show Your Stuff. Go On Hannity!

President Barack Obama and GOP Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney

You have to give it to presumptive GOP Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, he doesn't appear to be taking any voting bloc––in this upcoming election––for granted.  His appearance at the Annual National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
attests to that very fact.

He's got to have some cajones to accept, and then proceed to attend one of the oldest and largest U.S. assemblies of Black people. Especially when one considers what Romney will be up against.  

First off. It's no secret that African Americans by and large, aren't head-over-heels in love with the Republican party.  And, (tongue in cheek) many feel the Tea Party movement members are first cousins to the KKK and the Aryan nation.

Next... Governor Mitt and Ann Romney are dead-ringers for what too many Blacks view as the "typical white American prototype": Mitt = the Ken doll (financially rich, dark hair, blue eyes, muscular/fit/trim, powerful, possesses all of trappings of success).   And his wife, Ann = the quintessential Barbie doll (blond, beautiful, constant display of proper etiquette––both in dress and demeanor, and... not to forget... RICH)

And lastly... he is knowingly walking into an Obama-lovefest to address a crowd of people who worship and adore President Obama.  AND few––if any–– will vote for a Republican come November, no matter what he promises or says at the NAACP convention.

But I have to admit... I really didn't think Romney would attend.  So I confess and stand corrected!  And, I'm even willing to go one step further and take my hat off to him for having the courage to go courting the Black vote in this non-typical forum.  

With that said... let me put this challenge out there to President Obama.   Mr. President... you could really impress lots of Independent voters if you would follow Romney's bold lead.   Between now, and the election, you should show your cajones by agreeing to go on Sean Hannity's Fox News television show to demonstrate that you, too, can hold your own and aren't afraid of speaking in a non-typical forum.

If Romney can do it... You can do it. What say you Mr. President??? The challenge is on!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Obama Care Ain't Going Nowhere!

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Americans may as well begin wrapping their minds around this reality: the Affordable Care Act––which has been defined by the Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as a "tax"... and a/k/a Obamacare––is here to stay!!

Although many voters are angry at the recent Court ruling, and are revved up and vowing to show their discontent with this law via the voting booth this Fall.  The general mood in breadbasket America which is motivating Independents, Tea Party members and thousands in the Republican party by the droves is:
If Obama wins a second term, ObamaCare will go into effect, and it will be nearly impossible to reverse it in 2016 or later.  Ed Morrissey, HotAir.com July 2

Indeed, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal it on day one of his administration. Speaking on the day of the historic ruling, Romney made it clear:   
"What the Court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States."   Presidential nominee Mitt Romney
But, as reality sets in... the fact is that repealing Obamacare at this juncture looks slim-to-none .    

According to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,  "the odds are against repealing the health care law that was championed by President Barack Obama".  Read: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/McConnell-says-he-will-work-to-repeal-Obamacare-161089795.html

Let's face it... as various popular parts of Obamacare is implemented, i.e. folks with pre-existing conditions could qualify for catastrophic health insurance coverage; parents being able to carry adult children on their insurance through age 26... will make for a tough fight to repeal or reverse it.

Not holding my breath on this one.  Nope. I think Obamacare or some form of 'Romneycare', (as both these healthcare laws are kissing cousins) is the new normal in America. And the sooner we get use to it... the better! 

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I'm an unashamed conservative: GOP since '72. Born again Christian. Married to Rev. Chester Berryhill, Jr. This blog affords me an opportunity to share my political and social views with those who are broad thinkers, open-minded and aren't afraid to think out-of-the-box.