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I was in disbelief… Really, was it  the AP?  It was almost an “Et tu, Brute” moment….

Of course, by now everyone knows the American media is bought out… Of course, duh… Afterall, who is it all run by? Billionaires? Duh… We know that.. Amazon owns the Washington Post, for heavens sakes… Murdoch owns the Wall Street Journal and the National Geographic, for heaven’s sakes… Anyone with a brain noticed changes immediately occurring after each change in ownership….

But until now the AP has always stood on its credibility.  It allegedly is owned by the sources it reports to and gathers information from. They never say anything speculative. They never say anything purposefully untrue. They never say anything to influence results… When they call a race on election day, they are the ones the rest of us use to confirm the same suspicions we gathered from viewing all the same evidence.

If fact, with the modern age, and the ability to see results turned in precinct by precinct, one can now see how they actually call races and are able to predict that exact moment when a candidate crosses the line which precludes no other possible outcome.

Today, June 7th, our most populous state (among others) goes to vote. To announce the overall winner the night before invites speculation of foul play… Upon hearing this newsbit from someone more glued to their phone than I, the immediate question that popped in my mind over all others, was… hmmm why couldn’t they wait one more day?

I wondered in this progression…..

A) Are they trying to persuade people NOT TO VOTE…

B) Are they trying to make sure no one else calls it before them , thereby getting to be considered the “new” expert and steal their place in all future contests as the final arbiter?

C) Are they showing off how they don’t have any morals? (“We’re bad; we’re bad”) Hounding superdelegates months on end reminds one of the ambulance chasing lawyers of the late 70’s?

D) Or are they jumping on the current news mantra of trying to create news, instead of report on it?… And therefore by pre-calling for Hillary to be the winner, minimize any Sander’s future claim on the superdelegates?

If you look at numbers, it seems funny for what you don’t hear….. Minus the superdelegates, here is where all stand.

2383 Delegates are required to win.

  • So far Hillary has won 1812.
  • So far Sanders has won 1521.

Ok, granted, so looks like Hillary’s ahead…

OH, but WAIT…..

694 Delegates are being decided today…. And most are in areas where Sander’s does really well…

As a baseline let us see what do we get if there is a 50-50 split of these potential delegates?

  • Hillary will have 2159
  • Sanders will have 1868

In this case, Hillary will be the winner.

So continuing the speculation, what if it goes 60-40 towards Sanders?

  • Hillary drops to 2089
  • Bernie rises to 1937

Hillary is still the winner.

But what if it squeaks to 63-37 split towards Sanders?

  • Hillary has 2068
  • Bernie has 1958

Same result.

Ah, ha. So what if it becomes 65-35 towards Sanders?

  • Hillary has 2054
  • Bernie has 1972

Again, same winner.  This race for pledged delegates was lost in PA, DE, and MD on April 26.

After fiddling around for a magic number where the delegates gain parity, we find the breaking point at….71-29 in Sanders’s favor….

  • Hillary at 2013 pledged delegates
  • Bernie at 2013 pledged delegates

 

Obviously neither candidate will have enough “pledged” delegates to clinch the nomination by the end of today.. So regardless of today’s outcome, the ultimate nominee will depend on their split of Super Delegate votes entirely to settle the outcome.  This is a solid nod to the effectiveness of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for being able to mount a significant challenge against whom all assumed would be the ultimate nominee as far back as 2008….

Therefore regardless of delegate outcome, it will be a contested convention in which deals get made to secure support and whoever makes the best deals to the most superdelegates, wins the race.  This is not necessarily bad for America.  Many of our finest presidents were elected in conventions by using this method… Of the many, both Roosevelts immediately come to mind.

So for the AP to already announce the winner based on super delegates alone is preemptive… It is like calling a playoff game over, before all time is gone.. Many of us not in a official capacity, have done that…saying:

This game sucks, season’s over; we know the winner, let’s get out of the stadium and beat the 3 hours of traffic that first three miles…

But at no time in my recollection have I ever seen a televised playoff game “officially called” before the final ticker to show another close game deemed more exciting in a different venue… But that basically is what the AP just did…

This playoff game is over.  We will move on to the next one.

Although there may be a 90% chance that their prediction is correct, things are never over until they are over….

Some of you former Viking fans may be old enough to remember one playoff game when with less than thirty nine seconds left, it seemed assured to fans on both sides that the Vikings would go on to their 3 straight Super Bowl appearance, their fourth overall that decade, and for the first time, win it against a Steelers team who at best was mediocre ….After all with less then 40 seconds on the clock, it was fourth down and 16….there were still 75 yards between the ball and goal line. This was the year; it WAS going to happen. This Minnesota win was assured…..

Only it wasn’t. It was the Cowboys who lost to the Steelers in the Superbowl X that year 21-17. The Vikings never made it past that playoff game against the Cowboys, having lost to them on a score of 17-14 due to one “Hail Mary” pass..

The point is this distinction.

When one has specific times that delineate the beginning and ending of competition, to officially announce the winner before it is over, is always the wrong thing to do… One is confusing probability with inevitability.  Reporting should not be in the business to be an odds maker; instead one reports on final results, and the results reported though absolutely probable, are not yet final because while time is still on the clock, there is still potential that things could change.

And that is what is different in this call.  It was made WHILE there is still potential for alternative outcomes, instead of being determined after the line had been crossed where no other outcome is possible.

Hopefully the AP’s mistake in judgment should give every potential Bernie voter that little extra kick to  get out to prove the naysayers  wrong…  As for all Hillary voters out there, since the AP says she won anyway, seriously, for you, duh, what’s the point of voting? Why put yourself through it?  Stand in lines in the hot sun? Oh please…Plastered in sweat? Really? You all might as well stay home. Your vote doesn’t matter anyway. She’s already won.

 

 

 

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I’m sure there is a lot of hand-wringing by progressives after today. Like the air going out of a team when the opposing one puts 7 points on the board..

But that happens every game.  Now it is their turn to take the ball.

But there is a lot which can be learned from March 1st.

The exit polls of the predominantly Southern states show that Democrats really didn’t want to rock the boat.  They wanted to continue Obama’s policies for the most part and not try anything brand new.  They were looking more towards experience in a candidate, than honesty, integrity, or empathy.  They tended to view race relations as having a higher priority over economic problems. And to their credit, with all the Trumpism being flouted daily across our media-world (both commercial and social), worrying about ones future rights does have authentication now, as would doing the same have in 1935 Germany….

And they voted like they felt.

And there is really nothing Bernie can do about that… For if he starts trying to appease the black vote that is solidly behind Hillary by competing for it, he loses his focus on his strength and loses his base.

But candidates should not try to mold themselves into what pollsters tell them they ought to be… America is better served with candidates who speak their mind, tell the truth, and are honest about themselves to a fault. When so, the American people can pick and choose which candidate will run the nation they way they want it run, for the next four years..

Unfortunately that is not what happens.  When faced with a dilemma, advisors craft polices to justify their high consulting fees and urge the candidate to go after a target… But in the real world, there is no way to measure the residual losses that target acquisition costs the candidate… As Americans we get treated to a grand spectacle which doesn’t move our nation forward at all.

Americans are smart and can make up their own mind…

The reason Bernie has his large support is because only he is addressing the big problem facing America.  Which is the accumulation of power (both political and economic) in the hands of a few, and the exclusion of the majority of Americans from having any influence on policy whatsoever. .

Very early on, when Bernie first ran and everyone thought he was far too liberal for the political arena and had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning anything, Bernie said his primary reason for tunning was to educate America… Due to the four-network blackout of all progressive discussion, by running Bernie knew they could no longer ignore progressives good ideas and would have to broadcast them.

That is what Bernie needs to do.

Instead of sending out  “I love Bernie” signs, a better idea would be to send information on how our nation has been corrupted (ironically during this Democratic president’s term) by a Republican Congress.

For nothing is going to get better in America until their is a super majority of Democrats in Congress which can override all filibuster attempts and put all legislation out on the floor for up or down votes.

Expressly… Instead of trying to get Bernie to conform to what these group of citizens want, he needs to try to get them to conform to what America really needs.

It is about education.. It is about training the electorate.  Bernie gets far more nods in his favor with every chart he sends out showing what’s REALLY wrong with this country, than he does shaking people’s hands or meeting with bigwigs behind closed doors.

Bernie’s strength is the New Dealism he is offering the American People.  It makes America stronger in the future.  If he can change the discussion to that topic, then voters will follow.

Voters vote according to their needs.  We readily see that. If Bernie wants to succeed, Super Tuesday makes it quite clear, his national path to victory comes from making people who don’t follow economic and politics very closely, come around to have the same needs he is promoting, which Hillary cannot provide.

And that is taking on Big Money.

He needs to make people first see that Big Money IS the number one problem for America’s decline and then secondly, that only Bernie (who is not bought out by Big Money), can do something about it…..

But that second point is lost… if people don’t understand the first…

To paraphrase Hillary’s husband…”It’s the Big Money, stupid..”.

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There is a reason blacks support Hillary over Bernie. There is a reason Bernie is almost even with Hillary among whites…

It makes perfect sense if you know blacks and whites.

For whites, who have never been a minority or who never had to bite their tongue in conversations with a majority different from them, know that a return back to policies of the New Deal is needed. Higher taxes on the one percent, stronger union protection laws, better voting rights enforcement and tougher regulations on very large businesses, each help tip the balance back toward those not of the 1%, who frankly, are not doing so well these days.

But for Blacks, the New Deal really didn’t do much for them. They were still segregated and ignored under Roosevelt, who didn’t want to upset his Southern backers or create a division of the country during WWII. For Blacks, nothing strategic happened until Martin Luther King began stirring trouble while the Civil Rights Act got passed.

So economic talk of returning to the policies that made America great in the 20th Century, mean little to them. They are more concerned with finding someone who WON’T throw them under the bus whenever they as a group, get in the way.

The only way to get Blacks to go against their loyalty to both Clintons is to somehow persuade them that Wall Street is their larger enemy, not white racists.

The only way to get Blacks to support Bernie is to convince them that Wall Street’s freedom to do what they want with impunity, is why the Black people are suffering so much today…

White people are suffering too. But Whites can’t blame white people for their problem, so they blame Wall Street, whether its in the form of their local banks, they boss, their bosses boss. But they know that unless change comes this election year, America’s middle class will die off when they could have just as easily been splurging, had the better candidate won.

But black people for very good reason, will first blame whites, and that is why having Hillary who has been supportive and outspoken in defense of their leaders remains their preferred candidate. They feel she can be trusted.

Of course Donald Trump is taking the opposite approach to capturing white people.. He is blaming Blacks, Muslims, Mexicans for our problems… “It is THEIR fault you are suffering” he dictates…

His is a diversion. For really America’s demise comes from the sad fact that as a nation we are collectively pursuing higher profits without considering the cost that chase is levying upon us.

When we stop chasing profits, and taxing sort of rains on that parade, then investing in ones physical capital and ones personnel become how we will measure worth.

Under Republican Congresses and past White Houses, we came to consider profit as our measuring stick to judge our national worth. It was a random choice. We could have chosen standard of living, superior health of our citizens, our comprehensive retirement packages, or a clean environmentally as our token of measurement of our skills. Had we done so, then profits would not have mattered any more in the future, than today with some companies, paying their employees properly. Who cares?

But we chose this… WE, the People. listened to arguments and chose for our country, to pursue profit as our primary measure of our own success as a nation. So when we discovered more profitable to farm jobs overseas, we felt sorry for those losing jobs, but if that was getting more profit then that by our measuring stick, was better for America.

Now that looks like a mistake.

And so it is time to change our priority. And if you are Black you may still decide to support those who were loyal in your past… We all do this and there is nothing to be ashamed if that is how you feel.

But here is something additional to think over. If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got. So if your friend was helping you so much in the past… why are you in such bad shape now?

Ask yourself that.

And the answer you might find, is that they were also friends of those who put profits over your welfare, and by serving two masters, whenever they had to chose one, it wasn’t you…

So again, why ARE you in such bad shape now, if she has always been there for you? Maybe it is time to look at something else…

Just sayin’.

In 2011, 46.2 million people in the US were living in poverty and the nation’s official poverty rate was 15 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009, according to the US Census Bureau. That figure appears to be the highest number seen in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been recorded…

The predominant face of the poor is white.

Economic insecurity among whites is said to be more common than is shown in the government’s poverty data, engulfing over 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60..

Economic  insecurity approaching 76%….. How does this end the middle class designation?

Let us review what is the middle class.  It is the class in the middle… Start and stop points and change depending on who want to show what, but for the most part, the middle class would have a center point around the 50% margin… Hence: middle class….

10%     20%     30%     40%     50%     60%     70%     80%     90%      

                            XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Sort of what you’d expect… the area above the poverty line and just below the rich……But based on current data now released from the Census Bureau, (and this is no secret to people in public schools) over 80% of America has been at or below poverty levels in its lifetime… It really doesn’t matter when.  You could be financially stable through your whole life and then get termed at age 60.  The effect is the same. You could face 50% age group unemployment right out of college and use odd jobs and part time jobs to stay alive. The effect is the same.  The mark today is that 80% face economic insecurity.  Can we just call that poor?  Isn’t that the definition of poor?  Someone who doesn’t have enough to be secure in today’s society?

Therefore if we take the middle of those from where the poor end at 80%, then we get a middle class graphic looking like this:

10%     20%     30%     40%     50%     60%     70%     80%     90%                                                                                                            XXX

This is the official version of today’s America rendered by the US Census bureau…. Times have changed…

Compare that to where it was under Bill Clinton in 1999 before Republicans took over….

10%     20%     30%     40%     50%     60%     70%     80%     90%     

                             XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

No offense to my Republican friends but this (which sad to say is exactly what I predicted in 2000), is what you get when you don’t tax progressively. We now have only 2 classes; The 1%  and the 99%.

The fix? Is to tax the top 1% who can well afford even a purely theoretical 100% taxation without hardship, and use that money for jobs…. Just jobs. More government contracts.  This is America’s quick answer… and it must be decided in this election 2014 that we will take it.  Against all odds, we need both chambers in Democrats’ hands., not for Democrats, but for America. It’s the only way is to defeat Republicanism… We are not talking individual candidates.  We are talking about a philosophy that stresses the lazy poor 80% must continue to suffer even more to pay for the one percent’s excesses, and not as it should be, … the other way around…

 

 

 

First Connecticut and New York raised their heat allowance from $1 dollar to $20 dollars in order to qualify millions for SNAP food stamps, who would otherwise get cut off.

Today, in a very surprising move, PA, did the same…

Where is Delaware?  Every dollar spent puts $4-7 thousand back into our economy!  It’s the fastest way to grow our economy!

In the House, 78 percent of Republicans voted against emergency aid for Hurricane Sandy. In the Senate, those 36 voting against Hurricane Sandy aid, represent 80 percent of Republicans.

Some had districts repaired by Federal Aid after Katrina. Some, had the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flood their front yards… One, Roy Blunt of Missouri, even angrily insisted that 100% of the Joplin tornado repair be done with Federal Money.  Whereas 75% was already approved and covered …. Roy put it bluntly: “I think they have to come to a better number than that, and the right number, I think, would be 100 percent.”

This caused me to think.

Over the history of man, has there ever been a more hypocritical group than this? Ones who simply deny reality and make so many statements so absolutely contrary to truth?

yes.. there have been.

Kim Jong-Ill
Baghdad Bob
Tokyo Rose
Lord HaHa
Emperor Nero
King Herod

Calling a conservative “hypocrite” is like calling a progressive “liberal”: It stings, but they don’t actually understand why it’s supposed to be offensive.  Using the word “hypocrite” should really be stopped altogether. It’s become a meaningless insult like “Nazi,” “bias,” or “environmentalist.” It actually has some spray back onto its user anyway. Basically pointing out someone is a hypocrite makes you sound like an angsty emo tween. It’s a word we learn in junior high to apply to grownups.

Instead of “hypocrite” I recommend the word “fraud.” It sounds bad. Fraud is illegal. Fraud is immoral. And it’s an accurate way of describing hypocrisy without sounding like an irate Justin Bieber fan. 

At first such a headline sounds trite and unthoughtful. Oh, it’s the simple linking of two words to forge a relationship. The proper name for that inside the English Language, is zeugma, a term borrowed from the Greeks.

But there appears to be something there. From a woman’s point of view, rape has been in the news a lot lately. And I don’t mean the physical reporting of actual rapes, they seem to be less than in the past. But the philosophical discussion about rape, has almost dominated the political discussions across this political season.

We have offensive laws proposed requiring wands inserted by strangers up into ones vagina.
We have the Akins physical slip of legitimizing rape in some circumstances.
We have the Bodenweiser situation here in Delaware. As if by being extremely religious, he was beyond reproach.
We have the Murdoch debate from last night. Rape is protected by God.

They show a crack in the Republican armor.

When confronted, the wiggle and try to hide what they meant, which was that rape is a “so what” type of crime.

Here are some of the responses Republicans bring up when confronted by this acceptance of rape as a normal human attribute.

Rapes happen.
She asked for it.
She should have kept herself locked up.
It’s just sex.
She’s lying. She wanted it too.

And if she gets pregnant.

It’s god’s child, not hers.
It’s life; we have to preserve life; the mother is unimportant.
It’s ok to rape if a man wants sex and a woman doesn’t.
The woman is required to be submissive to the man.
She must keep the child, because God is punishing her, and the child is her cross to bear.

I don’t know how many of you sit in cross examinations. But most of you have seen fake ones on television dramas. They are not alike, trust me, but there is one things that reigns true over both. If someone is trying to hide something from you, they don’t come right out and tell you.

Instead you have to look at the peripheral, and use questioning tactics to force them to explain anomalies from their story. What is buried internally, invariably slips out. Then, forcing them to explain those things eventually uncovers that which they are working so hard to hide.

It is safe to say, that the Republican Party has no concern for women. They will use women, but they do not have any concern. It is a man’s world in the Republican Party. And as long as a woman supports the notion that woman must be submissive to man, and she wins votes, she can be a part of that party…..

Is it ok to rape?

Look at the bigger picture.

Rape of the Budget Surplus put in place by Clinton.
Rape of people’s property rights under eminent domain.
Rape of animals rights encouraging wanton killing.
Rape of the earth’s resources, putting profits ahead of cleaning up after themselves.
Rape of Earth’s Climate; encouraging Global Warning.

There is a tendency for Republicans to rape everything they get their hands on.
Look at the rape of Republican Chris Christie’s New Jersey Budget.
Look at the rape of Tea Party’s Rick Scott of Florida’s budget.
Look at the rape of Koch’s Scott Walker, of Wisconsin’s ones prosperous financial health.
Look at the rape of Ronald Reagan’s use of borrowed money to fund his bounce back economic times.

And then contrast that, to the healthy building of mutual sustaining policies that benefit everyone whenever Democrats have full power…..

If Republicans = Rape, then Democrats = Long, lasting, happy marriages…….

Don’t take my word for it. Skim any newspaper.

I remember choosing between Bill Clinton and George Herbert Walker Bush.   It was tough.  I like competence and usually support it when I find it.  George HW Bush, was one of the best when it came to the Foreign Service.   His four year reign will be mostly remembered as being one where nothing really happened here, even though cataclysmic changes were erupting all across the world stage.   (The real hero of these four years should be Brent Scowcroft.)

But the Soviet Union collapsed, and threw Europe in a turmoil.  Nuclear warheads had no one watching them. Tienanmen Square changed China forever as it abandoned the Maoism of old and opened itself to Western Development.  Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.   Noreiga thumbed the USA.

But at home, it was all like in a newspaper story, far away.   Most people didn’t even notice.   That is competence.  Of course he  is probably the most experienced president we’d ever put into the Oval Office.  He intimately knew the halls of the House of Representatives from the inside.  The knew all the quiet meeting places in the Senate; he knew what being Senator was like.  He knew the ins and outs as the head of the nations entire party apparatus.  He had the skills on how to deal with China, having been America’s envoy there before.  He knew the accumulated intelligence required and the requirements necessary to obtain it.  He knew the Oval Office from the inside, having been second in command for 8 years straight.  There never was anyone more prepared to run America.

He was stabbed in the back by his own party.  The very one that is running against America now.  For you see,  Bush had inherited  Ronald Reagan’s nemisis:  his deficit, which is something todays Republicans conveniently forget when they glowingly praise Ronald Reagan for growing wealth and prosperity.  He put it all on the nations credit card.

This Bush was determined to use his bipartisanship and people skills to steer Congress to pay down the debt.  But, as it always happens.  Republicans back then, wanted no new taxes and to cut out necessary programs.  Democrats wanted to raise taxes and keep necessary programs.  There was an impasse.

George Bush decided to take the exact middle.  He would cut, and raise taxes too.  If you are really old, you may remember he had run for the Republican Nomination, on “read my lips; no new taxes..”  He was going back on his Norquist pledge.  Democrats then in the majority,  forced the tax rates to rise.   The Republicans then said “Fuck you President,” and Republicans tanked the President’s proposal that did both, and would have reduced the deficit by half a trillion dollars!

This petty Republican move, forced Bush to scramble and the only option without Republicans, was to accept the Democratic plan of increased taxes and increased spending.   The deficit didn’t shrink.  And Republicans, once again ran this nation into the ground, to try to get another Republican elected.

Clinton won instead.  He passed a tax increase that Bush didn’t.  And unbelievably, the deficit began to shrink, and shrink, and shrink.   No one had ever expected to see that in their lifetime, but there is was.  Smaller, smaller, and smaller….  The secret is raising taxes.  Oh, and by the way, the very day after the tax bill was passed by Congress, with Al Gore casting the tie breaking vote, the stock market took off and never looked back, rising over 300% until it began to appear possible that a Republican, George W  Bush might actually beat Al Gore and at that exact point,  the market collapsed, only coming out of its decline  as America began borrowing to fund the munitions making required after the Iraqi War.

It was just like what Republicans did with the Debt Crises last  August.  Every time they act irresponsibly, the US begins its slide towards a recession.

The parallelism of these two event in history, teaches us that we can’t have hope and change until we have zero Republicans.

Don’t believe me?  Look at the stock market.  When Romney looks like he could win, or at least the threat of him winning even appears it could be possible, America takes it’s money out of the stock market.  Bain Capital does too,  Stocks fall in price as  the selling goes off the charts.   But just this summer, during that period where  Romney seemed to do nothing right, and everything forward hinged on the first debate,  and it was obvious that we were going to have a Great Democratic Spring, the money poured into the market and prices gained.

Then the debate.  Since Romney won, and Obama lost that debate,  that very morning, everyone tried to get out again; the price slid 300 points.  All because it was apparent that Romney did so well that he might actually pull it off.

You see, no one trusts Republicans with their money.  Certainly not the America people.

Look at the campaigns of Obama versus Romney.  Obama has 4 million people who said this race is life or death, and have contributed to his campaign.  That is a record number btw.   Romney counts  $100 million coming in from just 5 people.  That’s 40% of all the money he’d risen as of  September 1st.  As an aside, if elected, who do you think Romney is going to listen to?   You?   Ha, ha, ha… 🙂

So, the real problem we have, is that anyone will say or promise anything until after the wedding.  Then, once the deed is done,  the truth comes out.  It’s that way with elections.   You cannot take gifts from somebody and then totally ignore them.   I’ve seen it done by girls in high school, but that is about it.  Later in years, they pay the price for their heartlessness of their late teen years.  But mature people know that quid pro quo is a requirement of adulthood.  It just is.  Whether from your mother, your spouse, you children, your friends, your boss, your subordinates, your buddies, if they give you something, you are supposed to give them something back….

That said, one must look at who Obama, supported by 4 million middle class people,  and Romney, supported by 5 upper class billionaires, are owing this presidential run….

If you are a billionaire, then Romney will be good for you.  If you aren’t and policies that benefit billionaires stick You with the bill, than a Romney victory is something you had better fight against.

Same with Obama.  If you are middle class, and policies that benefit the Middle Class also benefit you, then Obama is the only choice you can make.  Sorry,  the other candidates all copped out.

Most experts agree that if the Republicans had been a non player these past four years, the economy would now be roaring.  But when you have one team tearing apart the motor of economic recovery, and the other team trying to build it, progress is going to be slow.

If you just take a second to look over these charts, you can see that as soon as it appears that a Republican might win, the stock market slides downward for three years, until a massive spending program is created off of borrowed money.  Pay attention to Reagan’s impact his first year, and George W. Bush’s.  As soon as each  Republican became the front runner, both killed investment.   Only one Republican bucked the trend.  George HW. Bush.  And the Republican Party ground him up and threw him out as a result.

If you want a better life, you cannot get it from Republicans.  It never has happened.  It always gets better under a Democrat.  If you want a surprise, check out Jimmy Carter? 

And money always trumps people, doesn’t it?  If someone pisses you off, but they are your money, money usually decides the outcome.  When we have to choose between people and money, money always wins. …  Simply because we are human.

There is so much money just waiting for the green light that says… Republicans are gone forever….  Once that moment even appears to be imminent,  watch out!  This economy is roaring back…..   Because, it always does under Democrats.  Always.  It always fails under Republicans …. well not always.  George HW Bush, well, I guess it is still true.  He was sunk by the same Republican Party that is currently intent upon sinking the Obama administration, and you too, if you let them.

If you love America.  Wipe them out.  If you have service men and women in your family.  Support them and what they were fighting for;  wipe out Republicans.  If you have a grandfather or grandmother who fought in World War II.  Honor them.  Wipe out Republicans.  If you truly love America, you will not only vote Democratic, but you will make it your life mission these next twenty four days, to persuade every Republican to do the same.   Otherwise your expressions of  love,… are just hollow words……

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.
O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life.

“For more than self their country loved”…….  It is time our generation answers the call.   Releasing the locked up economic power is the most important thing we can do right now for our country.    We have to make Republicans go away…  As long as they hang around, gumming up the works, at it’s best… America can and will only reach mediocre levels.

Make them go away.   Tell your friends, you neighbors, your countrymen.  America is a great nation.  It can be that way again, if we only do one single thing…

You already know what that is.

Issa’s hearing just got the lowdown on what happen that night Stevens died.

It is a very gripping tale of what went down. They were attacked. There was no warning. It was a 9/11 surprise that took everyone by surprise.

From the account of the attack, everything went according to plan. There were no glitches. There were no acts of cowardice. There were no mistakes made. Adequate and proper procedures were in place especially knowing the anniversary of 9/11 was intact. I was most impressed how the counsel of Turkey was walked out to the front gate by Stevens and they noticed the calmness of the city in the desert night. One hour later, Stevens would be dead.

Blaming the State Department for this incident is similar to blaming Rudy Giuliani for the 9/11 attack on New York, his city. It is stupid, arrogant, idiotic, and could only come from a Republican thug like Issa. He deserves to be deported.

There is something horribly sick in this Republican’s brain. Imagine blaming Giuliani for the loss of the twin towers. This Republican thug Issa deserves punched in the face, a thousand times. This Republican thug deserves to be outcast from the country he stole all his money from. America is too good for this thug Issa.

These guys who died were heroes. Stevens is a hero. Not some scum like Issa implies, who deserved to die for his cowardice. Just like if Giuliani had been a Democrat, this same thug Issa would have probably said it is a damn shame Rudy Giuliani didn’t die to rid ourselves of his disgusting caricature.

If someone had brought up that Giuliani was a hero, thug Issa would have dismissed that as poppycock. “He’s only acting that way to disguise his role in the tower’s collapse. He’s the mayor, he needs to die.”

Issa represents the soul of the Republican party at its darkest. That soul in hell would have no shame standing next to souls from parties such as the Nazis. Brown Shirts, or Red Communists, or the Spanish Inquisition. They would all be compatriots. Issa is simply in it for Issa. He is replaying Joe McCarthy’s role,… not of cleaning out communists from America, but making Joe McCarthy famous and important, and a household word. Issa is disgusting.

This attack and the real drama that ensued makes the State Department’s actions commendable. In offense and defense, truth is not a player. Obfuscation and distraction and fooling the other side, are as rightfully at home here, as they are on a football field. If the State department had announced the truth of the matter on the day Romney stepped forth and castigated in an embarrassing example of how he would lead in foreign affairs, then every Arab would see that every Embassy, every consulate was undermanned and an easy target.

All it took was forty men. You think you can’t find 40 disgruntled men in every country in which we have diplomatic relations? Hell, you can find 40 disgruntled men in Issa’s own district. Is he suggesting he now needs a bodyguard of 100 soldiers to now protect him?

The level of security to prevent this kind of surprise attack is unprecedented. In all honesty, we probably had sufficient security to repel such an attack in Baghdad. Other than that, every embassy, every consulate across the world was vulnerable to similar attacks.

It makes obvious sense that to protect American lives across this planet, especially those in areas where 40 disgruntled men having access to RPG’s can easily be found, one would not give out details that showed how easily every embassy, every consulate could now be attacked.

Obama should be commended. His state department acted very professionally in this crises. One can assume now that this has become public knowledge, sufficient security at a very large expense, including A10’s are now stationed to be at any hotspot within 5 minutes.

If you are going to castigate the Commander in Chief for Libya, you had better throw Rudy Giuliani in jail right now too. This Republican sham is easily seen. Republicans are the true enemy of Mohamed. Not the America Public.

Issa should be zip stripped and gagged, and kicked out of a car in Freedom Square in Cairo, with a sign, Ugly American, pinned to his back.

I’m joking, but they are not. It is time all Republican scum be humiliated, and exposed for the ugly frauds they are in public. Romney, Ryan, Issa, Boulton, Dan Senor, Cofer Black, Christopher Burnham, Michael Chertoff, Eliot Cohen, Norm Coleman, John Danilovich, Paula J. Dobriansky, Eric Edelman, Michael Hayden, Kerry Healey, Kim Holmes, Robert Joseph, Robert Kagan, John Lehman, Andrew Natsios, Meghan O’Sullivan, Walid Phares, Pierre Prosper, Mitchell Reiss, Jim Talent, Vin Weber, Richard Williamson, Dov Zakheim.

Romney/Ryan excluded, these people are the ones responsible for $1.5 trillion dollars of the national debt categorized under Iraq and Afghanistan. $1.5 trillion that future generations of American children will have to pay, out of which we simply got nothing, nothing at all. Not respect, not financial gain, not even a simple “thank you.” We’ve have exited Iraq, (Romney says we need to go back in) We are exiting Afghanistan in 2014 (Romney says we need to stay there indefinitely)

This new truth that came to light, really shows that President Obama was willing to take political heat just before an election which he could still lose, in order that American lives could be protected and made safe, before the truth came out. An America that can still elect a thug like Republican Issa, really doesn’t deserve as great of a self-sacrificing man as we currently have as Commander in Chief of the United States of America, a man who would put American lives above his own career. This nation is truly blessed to count such a man among its citizens.

Reading a recent critique of the debates, it focused on a fact. Millions of Americans are not enjoying the benefits of this economy. Romney had the lucky position to point out all that was wrong, without the responsibility of finding any solution to fix it.

His line, “bring down the rates, broaden the base.” simply has not worked. It didn’t work in Reagan’s time. It didn’t work for Bush HW. It didn’t work for Bush W. It is called: “trickle down”.

Clinton, who practiced kavipsian Economics, raised the rates, causing profits to revert back into the economy stimulating even more growth; that growth grew people’s incomes. That is the key. People will take lower wages if they know they will grow out of them. But ever since Republican Tax Rates went into effect, wage growth immediately stopped. 99% of Americans are earning exactly what they did in 2000. It’s been twelve years since wages for the 99%, increased. Higher taxes takes away all incentive for any employer to pay his people more.

Here is the funny part. To actually do something about the economy, President Obama has to eradicate the Republicans. Get rid of them. Make them a non player. Republicans and republicans alone, are the reason the economy is in such a slump.

Let’s review.

Republicans fought the stimulus.
Republicans fought the car buying incentive.
Republicans fought infrastructure development.
Republicans fought giving Veterans jobs upon returning to USA after fighting for years.
Republicans fought lowering insurance rates.
Republicans fought lowering gas price legislation.
Republicans fought regulating big banks from literally stealing your money.
Republicans fought against balancing the budget.
Republicans fought against payroll increases for all Americans.
Republicans fought against lowering medical costs.
Republicans fought against a better economy.
Republicans fought against hiring more policemen.
Republicans fought against hiring more fireman.
Republicans fought against hiring more school teachers.
Republicans fought against building roads and bridges that were sorely needed.
Republicans fought against not defaulting on the US Dollar.
Republicans fought against strengthening America Abroad.
Republicans fought against stopping corporate corruption.
Republicans fought against fighting wealthy tax cheats.
Republicans fought against closing the loopholes Romney used to get rich.
Republicans fought against raising wages for all Americans.
Republicans fought against legislation that allowed workers to ask for more money without being fired.

yeah. There is a reason the economy is bad. It is called the Republican Party.

Having “No Republicans” equals massive investment back into our economy. The formula for a successful America is…..

NO REPUBLICANS EVER ELECTED AGAIN = MASSIVE AMERICA ECONOMIC GROWTH

So Obama, you are at fault according to Mitt Romney and the Conservative Cheer-leading squad… Because you didn’t get rid of Republicans… Shame on you!!!!

I guess it is up to us, to do so if we EVER want our economy back.

If not… I guess every vote for a Republican is a vote in support of Communist China…..