I am certain that over the course of America’s history there have been many visionaries, those who could look into the future of this great land and see the bustling growth of a nation and the opportunities and possibilities that it presented.
I am also most assured that many of those visionaries saw something deeper than the threads of industry and the stretching forth of infrastructure and commerce. Some surely saw a land that men and women could live free from the shackles of tyranny and the religious edicts of others. A land where anyone could set their own path and fulfill their own dreams, a land of hope for everyone, not just the few, this is what America could be, one undoubtedly envisioned. Read more
Continued from Part One
Then there is former governor and current Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney. Let’s start with all of the major positions he’s changed his core beliefs about since he first became known in politics while he was governor of Massachusetts. Governor Romney supported abortion rights, gay rights and mandated insurance health care during his term as governor in that liberal bastion called Massachusetts. Read more
The accusation of “liar” goes around a lot in politics these days. Barack Obama has been called a liar many times, along with several other names, such as communist, Nazi and socialist.
Rep Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelled “You liar” during President Obama’s speech to Congress about the health care law, in response from Obama saying that the Affordable Care Act would not provide free coverage to illegal immigrants. The health care law doesn’t cover illegal immigrants but Rep Joe Wilson obviously didn’t bother reading it to find that out, better just to embarrass the president instead. Read more
Welcome to the future Corporate America – an America that is no longer a People’s America but one that belongs to and is controlled by Big Money and big corporations. It really started trading hands once our United States Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United vs. FEC that money was free speech and couldn’t be limited.
The conservative majority of the court declared corporations as people and not only do they have the same rights as all of us but they have the right to use their money to speak louder than the rest of us by influencing our political leaders and by throwing unlimited cash into super pacs to defeat candidates that don’t kowtow to their agenda. Read more
Donald Trump continues to accuse Obama of not being born in America. President Obama produced his original birth certificate to quell the birthers who insisted on that document as proof he is an American-born citizen. Still, even after that proof, people like Donald Trump still refused to be convinced. That’s because he, like other birthers do not want to believe that Obama is just as American as they are. Obama is black with a strange name and that’s enough for those kinds of people to believe the worse about someone who is so different from they are. Read more
Mitt Romney recently was asked to grade our current president; Barack Obama by CBS News correspondent, Jan Crawford.
Romney replied to the question by saying “Oh, an ‘F,’ no question about that.”
Jan Crawford quizzed the Republican nominee further and he went on to criticize the president’s foreign policy:
“I’d look at the fact that he was looking to have a force of American troops staying in Iraq, securing what had been so hard-won there, and with the Status of Forces agreement. He failed to achieve it,”
He gives the president an “F” even in spite of Obama’s successful killing of Osama bin Laden. Read more
At last, Romney won the race
by being the last one in the race.
He did outlast the outcast cast
but did he come in first, or hang out last?
And which Romney who'd run has won?
This "severely conservative" last Romney
-- or the pro-choice posturer, pro-gay poser
that composed the poise of the last-last Romney?
Will this last Romney who's won still run?
How long can this last Romney last?
When will the real Romney join at last?
Or first with a burst, and fast with a blast,
will the next Romney be first, or come in last?
Alas, alack, ahem, avast,
whether first or next, passed or past,
suffice to say that Romney's last. Read more
Obama and his team confuse me – for the last three and a half years, it’s almost as if they’ve turned their noses up at the thought of having to play politics. It was as if Obama and/or his team believed that we’re living in a meritocracy; that their propositions would win simply because they make sense. They seem to have forgotten two slight issues: a) The brick wall called the Republicans, and b) The fact that no strong leader sits up in his ivory tower, decreeing his judgments for the good of his subjects without actually laying out a digestible vision of where he’s trying to take his people. Read more
We all have a good idea of what a second term for President Barack Obama would be like; Possibilities of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and a new look at the Dream Act that he attempted to get passed earlier in his term. I have faith that not only will those things get passed through his second term but before he leaves office in 2017 this country will be on the road to prosperity for decades to come. Read more
If you can’t win elections fairly, why not just steal them. This seems to be Republicans new strategy to try winning the White House and any other seat they can pick up for Congress and state houses across the nation. With Voter ID laws and even Republican controlled states trying to kick President Obama off of the ballot in November, Republicans are on the attack. They’re not just attacking women, gays, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims or any other minority that doesn’t fit into what they consider American, but they’re also attacking democracy. Read more
Though many of my gay brothers and sisters might disagree, Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi didn’t deserve ten years in prison for what he did. The judge in the trial, Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Ravi to thirty days in jail, a ten thousand dollar fine and three years’ probation. Judge Berman also didn’t recommend deportation for Ravi either.
The judge stated: Read more
While the mainstream media (MSM) obsessed on the death of popstars, Mary Kennedy, and superpac ads, today the House passed another bill pushing the date of an Iran attack even closer. With bi-partisan support, the House passed HRes568 which essentially ties the President’s hand in dealing with Iran. S. Res.380 is the Senate’s version. Read more
So it was last Sunday morning and the "news" shows and respected journalists were yammering about whether or not coming out for same sex marriage will help or hurt Obama’s re-election efforts.
"Sixty percent of those polled indicate his stance will have no effect on their vote; 16% said they are less likely to vote for him while yadayadayada." Read more
Reading an article from DeWayne Wickham in the Tuesday morning edition concerning a group called Log Cabin Republicans, which is a gay organization for Republican gay people, some things came to mind. For me as a gay Democrat of why gay people, no matter what their political affiliation is, would be angry because America’s first black president gave them his support to marry the one they love. Read more