Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Vote from Sea to Shining Sea

I do not think I can express myself strongly or even clearly enough to tell all of us who will be on the front lines in November how important it will be to get the vote out for the president.  Romney is not John McCain, tired and out of touch. He is, I think, more charismatic than McCain and more able to convert strong decibels into electoral results.   Romney is smart even IF he is a bully and I think he was and is.  A man that is smart but has NO scruples is dangerous.  Etch-A-Sketch was the perfect metaphor for this empty suit Romney who will say anything and do anything to get people of little questioning intellect often racist-in-the-extreme to vote for for him. 

This is the most important election of my life and I have seen a few elections.  It is so on many levels some of which are self-evident. Romney today spoke at Liberty "University" -- an uncredited school of academic nincompoops who would love nothing more than to merge Christian religious belief with the state PRECISELY what our Founders NEVER wanted.  He took that opportunity to gay bash again affirming state's rights to kill a civil right for one minority an action only a bully could take.  Funny in 1994 when he ran for the Senate in Massachusetts against Kennedy some gay rights activists seem to remember pink flyers Romney's campaign passed out in the Boston gay pride parade saying
that "he would be a better and a stronger advocate than Ted Kennedy."  A Supreme Court most especially containing even one single more conservative justice like Alito, Roberts or Thomas could kill our weak democracy and its weak economy in an instant.  These are serious times needing a serious commitment to our Democratic ideals and to our democracy which has been eroded in so many states.

I am hoping ALL of us will stand with the president, who has taken great risks in his presidency for us even if some of us may have a policy disagreement or two with him.  It does NOT matter now.  It will take us being united from Maine to Hawaii from sea to shining sea to work tirelessly and feverishly for the democratic and Democratic country we know it has the potential to be.

Obama, the banks, the 2 BILLION JP Morgan BUCK loss and the imminent 2nd collapse

This Huffington Post Peter Goodman article entitled "Jamie Dimon Derivatives Fiasco Highlights Obama Failure" explains it all here

The Goodman article is a bulls eye and what I said in so many of my opinions earlier.  BUT and it is a BIG BUT Romney would be worse times 1000 and the Supreme. Ct. would be rightwingnut to the enth degree.  The Citizens United flood gates would stay wide open and then some.  The  Republicans have bought power in every nook and cranny of this nation.  They have bought your government and taken over everything -- state, local and of course federal big time with their BIG bucks.  They are ruling in monarchy style in Michigan with Republican managers disposing of Democratic towns replacing them with a Republican manager(s) by a Republican governor, state legislatures and even the courts.  They are doing this all over the country and not just in Michigan.  Corrupt Republican Walker of Wisconsin said exactly that.  He wants to "divide and conquer" and he has by getting rid of middle class government and union jobs -- its on tape listen to it here.  Democracy is gone bought out by billionaires with whom the little guy could not compete.

This wonderfully written article by Goodman is linked above and below.  It is well worth reading and right on point.  I have NO mind for math and that is an understatement.  But, not to pat myself on the back which I think I will, I believe I was 100% right about the economy and what the president did wrong. HOWEVER and it is a big HOWEVER, I still value the good things the president HAS done and they are many.  If he does not get re-elected the bad will be played out in stereo by the uber corporatist bully Romney.  If Romney is elected you can thank the fact that this country is so racist salivating to ditch the black guy for the white and will elect a man, white Romney, who is NOT about most of you, certainly not about me and step on their own toes to do it.  All of it is being played out right now with the 2 billion buck loss by JP Morgan Chase and CEO Jamie Dimon, a man that has NO soul and does not want one.  This article by Goodman says it all in Matt Taibbi fashion. 

George Carlin said it all too as I have posted in earlier opinions.  His political comedy is stinging truth in "The American Dream."  It's salty language so beware if that offends you but it is the most prescient piece this genius Carlin ever said and he said it in 2009. He is gone now but his words live on. It is amazing and it is posted again here to refresh your memory!