Category Archives: voting

Iowa Decides on the Decider

  In Iowa its Willie Geist

     Still way too early to call, Iowa Republicans are currently voting on who is to represent them in the 2012 Presidential election.  Each uniquely flawed, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum (google it), seem to be the favorites – with Newt Gingrich hanging on.

       Whoever wins this contest may be a hard pill to swallow for the Republican Party.  Kool-aide anyone?

– L. Morales
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Grim Weeper Reaps…

What Tea Party Sowed

      With the help of the Tea Party Republicans, Speaker of the House John Boehner suffered a humiliating and embarrassing defeat today; one that calls into question his competence as Speaker.  He was forced to allow a vote on the middle class Payroll Tax Cut, which Republicans in the House, after days of  rhetoric and vitriol, begrudgingly passed.    Imagine that… having to be pressured to help 160 million Americans save an average of $40.00/paycheck.  A government “by the people, for the people”?  Let’s not forget this come election time shall we?

After signing the extension this morning, President Obama is well on his way to his Christmas in Hawaii – Aloha Mr. President.

– L. Morales

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Eric Cantor Delays Key Legislation

Some people say Eric Cantor wants to hold onto the keys to the treasure chest just a little longer – if not indefinitely.  By not allowing a vote on the Stock Act, introduced by Democrats Louise Slaughter and Tim Walz, he is allowing the congress to continue their self-legalized insider trading.  This bill is an effort to deal with the obvious conflict of interest issue by increasing disclosure, in an effort to ensure legislators cannot benefit from inside information.   As it stands, congress members and their staff can legally benefit from non- public information learned while doing their jobs.  Cha-Ching!  This explains why many go to congress members of the 99%, and leave members of the 1.

– L. Morales

The Face

                       … of Arizona?

     Not for much longer if the voters have anything to say about it!  From illegally firing her Redistricting Chairman because she did not like the newly proposed maps, to signing into law the unconstitutional SB1070 immigration bill, Governor Jan Brewer has become the next target of a recall effort in Arizona.  Too late to save face Jan … way, way too late.

– L. Morales

Politics = Kryptonite

Super Committee: Fails

Once again, when it comes to the classic battle between politics and morality,  politics wins.  Apparently, negotiations within the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have once again reached an impasse.  It seems that pesky pledge to that “random person” (per John Bohner), Grover Norquist, is once again the wet paper bag the Republicans can’t fight their way out of.  The Democrats, on the other hand, were perhaps lucky not to have come to an agreement.  This would have meant agreeing to major cuts in social programs (something the Democrats seem to think 70% of the American people want – not).

– L. Morales

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Are the Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

    Stand Together or Fall Apart   

  Super Tuesday Update:

Last night in Ohio, voters defeated SB5; the Government Union Law.  Apparently people don’t like to have their rights taken away from them.  So goes Ohio, so goes the country.  All we have to do is participate.  Power to the people.

In Arizona, Senator Russell Pearce, architect of the discriminatory  anti-immigration law SB1070 (affectionately known as the “papers please” law) was recalled last night.  He was defeated by Jerry Lewis (R).  HEY LADY!

Apparently still upset by the recent Supreme Court decision (1973 Roe vs. Wade), anti-abortion zealots in Mississippi introduced a ballot initiative that wanted to redefine life as “beginning at fertilization”.   If made  law, it would have made birth control and abortion illegal.  Mississippi voters weren’t having it.  They defeated the “person-hood initiative” soundly. 99% to 1%, in a democracy, those are some damn good odds.

– L. Morales
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