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Convention Bumps and Bruises

The Seeds of Discontent

“Republicans who want Mitt Romnay to win – who desperately want Barack Obama out of the race, had  better hope that people like Karl Rove and others that have influence in this campaign start going to the candidate and getting in his face and saying ‘we’re investing a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money in you buddy and you better get your stuff together, and the next time you go on a national Sunday show, you’d better have some answers.  You’re not going to be able to coast into victory; you will coast into a 52 – 48 loss.'” – Joe Scarborough (Morning Joe).  Even devoted partisan,  Republican defender Mark Halperin stated, “The President has a meaningful lead and it’s not tied or within the margin of error.”

It seems reality has set in.  Republican party members are publicly (and Mitt Romney’s team privately), acknowledging the “bump” the DNC received from their convention and the lack of one for the Republicans.  Polls show Pres. Obama with 49% of the vote, and Mitt Romney with 44%.  Even the Republican skewing Rasmussen Poll shows:  Obama: 50%  Romney: 45%.

Uh-oh, better ramp up the voter suppression guys!

– lm

 

 

 

Exxon Effoff

  Republicans Full of Gas

     By now we all know that the United States consumes approx. 20% of the world’s oil while our domestic production capacity sits at 2%.  We could not drill enough oil here in America to supply our own addicted demand, much less influence world oil prices.  Yet Republican presidential hopefuls continue to blame President Obama for the spike in prices at the tank.  Newt Gingrich even goes so far as to say,  if he’s elected President, gas prices will be $2.50/gallon.  Remember when John McCain said he knew where Osama Bin Laden was?  All we had to do was elect him President and he would tell us.  Well we all know where Osama is now don’t we?

     Interesting interview yesterday.  Matt Lauer of the Today Show asked about the increase in gasoline prices.  Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon (the world’s largest oil company) stated: “What drove these prices up is entirely the crude oil price.  Supply and demand is fine.  So what’s led to this most recent run-up?  Obviously concerns about the rhetoric over the closing of the Strait of Hormuz and the conflicts with Iran.”  What?  Did he just say that?  Yes, yes he did.  The 1%er confirmed that Wall  St. speculators are responsible for the drastic and sudden increases in gas prices.  Not President Obama.  So sorry Republicans, I guess it’s back to the drawing board!

p.s.  – Drill baby drill!

– L. Morales

Big Deal

Pres. Obama Unhooks Banks

   President Obama announced a historic settlement today.  A $25 billion settlement was reached with Bank (not for) America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial over their blatantly fraudulent,  selfish, heartless, economy and middle class destroying activities in the housing market.  But is it enough?  Hard to know when the actual size of the fraud is yet to be determined.  Investigations are still ongoing.

    The settlement promises those who have already lost their home up to $2,000 in compensation (2 little too late), principle reduction for those still in their home and are underwater (to market value?), as well as new regulatory guidelines for the mortgage servicing industry (depends entirely upon enforcement).  Up to 40 states have signed on to the agreement (New York and California included) which brings into question the adequacy of the amount of the settlement.  Historic settlement?  Historic fraud (bank perpetrated).  Did the Pres. let them off the hook?  When we finally find out how much carnage the banks actually caused, will they be laughing all the way to themselves?

– L. Morales

The Disrespect Continues…

                                     Leatherface to Face

          Arizona Governor Jan Brewer continued the Republican theme of disrespecting the office of the President of the United States.  She was photographed yesterday wagging her tail finger at President Obama on the airport tarmac where she came to “welcome him”.  When questioned about the photo -op incident she said, “I wasn’t angry at all, I felt a little bit threatened* if you will – in the attitude that he had.  He wanted to talk about my book and I thought he was pretty thin skinned.”  Thin skinned.  Thin skinned…

On “Now With Alex Wagner” they discussed the incident.  Apparently Pres.  Obama was not pleased with her misrepresentation of a meeting they once had.  After the meeting, she stated that things went well, but in her book Scorpions for Breakfast (that explains it), she said he “spoke down” to her.  Alex said, “…particularly around President Obama, there’s this feeling of license that I think a lot on the Right feel they have to attack him personally, and to get really up close with their attack.  Whether its Rick Santorum (Google it) not defending the fact that President Obama is a Christian and American born citizen that deserves to legally hold the office of President; whether its Jan Brewer accosting him on the tarmac – I think its something about  Obama that sort of engenders this personal ire.”  Something about Obama… something about Obama?  So close, so close and yet so far away.  Let me help you Alex, he’s BLACK.

* code word often used to demonize the Black male; to insinuate that the Black man is violent and one’s safety (virtue in the case of the White woman) is to be feared for.
– L. Morales

 

Health care law held constitutional in latest appeals court ruling

Senate Votes No on Infrastructure

We’re Republicans! No We Don’t!


Republicans in the Senate voted down consideration of the infrastructure bill today.  The President asked for $60 billion to put people back to work by repairing the crumbling, dilapidated, sub-par, outdated, unsafe, and for a “superpower”, embarrassing system of bridges, road and railways.  Republicans said no.

70% of the American people agree with the President.  Power to the people!

– L. Morales
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