Saturday, August 11, 2012

My 2012 Election Prediction 7-2-2012

O.K. Friends, I've been pretty accurate in my Election predictions over my Blogging time, which dates to before the 1999 Debacle of The Hanging Chads, one I predicted that Al Gore would win by a Squeaker,.. But, I hadn't taken in to account, the fact that Jeb Bush was the Governor of an Important state like Florida. Nor, had I even imagined in my wildest dreams, that an election would be decided by a Supreme Court full of G.H.W. Bush appointees of a Conservative bent

The only reason I even predicted that Election would be a squeaker, was Gore's poor decision to try to distance himself from the most successful Democratic Administration since FDR. His avoidance of the scandals, the attempted Impeachment, and all the stained dress jokes, was a very bad decision, because while it was an effort to bring in the "Family Values" Independents, it lost him a lot of the Party base, because most Democrats at that time, would have voted to set aside the 22nd Amendment, and elected Willie Jeff to a Third term. So, a strategy meant to attract swing voters, sent that targeted demographic straight to the Bush side, and prevented what could have been a Gore landslide, (even without the state of Florida), into an unprecedented Supreme Court appointment of what I still call "The Bush / Cheney Junta".

So, with my one admitted Failure at predicting these things behind us, here's my reasoning about this year's prediction. 

With 120 Days until Election Day 2012, polls are starting to turn in President Obama's favor. In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Important States all, Willard Romney's former leads are dissolving. Leads based on his Business acumen, and supposed ability to run the Economy based on his business successes have disappeared. Partially, this is because of his refusal to show his Tax records, and with his inflated claims of how he saved the Salt Lake Olympics, claiming he left the Olympic Committee with a huge surplus, without mentioning that most of that surplus, and any reported profits claimed, were only there because of nearly a Billion Dollars of Federal money, (Taxpayer Money), was injected to forestall failure of those Games.

Willard's Foreign Policy skills, (or lack thereof), is another factor in his declining Poll numbers. Not only did he insult our Mother Country with his put-down of their Olympics presentation, but he also offended both The Israeli's and The Palestinians, first with his Anti-Semitic remarks regarding Israel's "Cultural Superiority", then added to that insult, by comparing  the two Nation's striking economic differences, without any acknowledgement that The Palestinians live in an Occupied Territory, and have for the past 60 years ! About the Only people he didn't offend on his first attempt at International relations, were the Polish people, and , well, they're Polish ! That was a Joke People. The Poles now have the most dynamic economy is Europe, outside of the Germans, and theirs is expanding faster than their old nemesis.
So, this failed Foreign relations venture, which was really just a Fundraising trip, turned into a massive Fail. It started with his racist comments in Australia, where a Campaign staffer said they thought that the Aussie's could better relate to Willard than to Obama, because they and Willard shared a WASP background, or as he put it, "A sense of "Anglo-Saxon" Traditions", which is to say, "Obama's a dumb Negro", which went over like a lead balloon with that audience, who's ancestors were deported to Australia for their failure to comply with the Laws and Traditions of  their Anglo-Saxon "Mother Country".

Friday, May 25, 2012

Romney Republicans Piss Me Off,...(Again)

5-25-2012 Hello Blog Friends ! Here's what's on my mind today: I'm kinda upset at the Democrats who say that it isn't "proper" for The President to use Willard Romney's record at Bain Capitol as a part of his campaign rhetoric ? Why Not ? If Romney is making his business experience, and record of successes as part of his stump speech, I believe the President has every right to use that same material to demonstrate that Romney has No connection to the Average citizen, and with Romney's support of the radical Republican Budget proposal, the Public has every Right to see just where another Republican Administration would take us.
 Yes, It would be Nice to go back to the Eisenhower Era, when the Nation was still feeling the growth of the Post-war years, and we Baby Boomers were in our Infancy, But, that's no more possible than the trips Marty Mc Fly took in the "Back to The Future" movies.
 Where Romney want's to takes Us is back to the Bush/ Cheney years, when the Wealthy had all the advantages possible, and the Welfare System had to be reborn to take care of the disintegrating middle class.
The Republicans want the Voters to see the slow growth of the economy under President Obama, and ignore the fact that the Bush years created the financial disaster that Obama faced on his first day in Office. The Truth, is that it's an amazing fact that we have any growth at all, given the Worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression.
 What Really, Really pisses me off, is that Willard has even tried to claim credit for the Auto Industry's amazing comeback, saved by the very same Bail-Out that the Repub's have bitched about since day one ! These same Idiots have tried to sell the idea that Obama-care is a mess, and a huge burden on small business, which is keeping them from growing new jobs, when every fact points to lowering Health Care costs in a more competitive environment. Another Great thing that's happened, is that Families with children with Pre-existing conditions are now being covered in Health Care Policies for the first time ever, so there will never be another Family losing everything because of Medical costs of one of their loved ones. All this, and yet most of the Benefits of so-called Obama Care don't even go into effect until 2014 !

Friday, March 2, 2012

2012, Election Year Thoughts and Opinions(See Update Below )

DateLine: 1-25-2012
Hello Blog Mates ! It seems like only a few weeks since I last updated this Blog, when in reality, it's been way longer than that, (16 months ?).
Maybe that's because Nobody took my warnings seriously, which resulted in a severe ass-whoopin' in the Mid-Term elections.
This backlash reaction to President Obama's first 2 years in office has given us the Idiot Tea-baggers who have been behind the down-grading of our US Credit Rating,(for the First Time Ever), so they are also the kernel of the "Just Say No to Everything" gridlock in both Houses of Congress.

 This time around, we are faced with the choice of giving Our President more time to deal with the crock of shit he inherited from the Bush/Cheney junta, and maybe a chance to get some actual Progress accomplished, instead of facing a right-wing road block to even the most politically neutral legislation.

Last night's "State of The Union" address was one of President Obama's better speeches, and while it was well received by most people, it was predictably criticized as a "Partisan Campaign Speech" by the Republican Presidential Primary candidates. To Me, (and most moderate viewers), it seemed like a challenge to a House divided, one which was achieved the Lowest Approval rating ever garnered by a Congress of these United States!
Obama's comments on the teamwork and sacrifice of Our Military, and how the Government should feel the same call to Duty was a deft political move, as was his asking them, (Congress), to re-engage in solving the Deficit, bringing our Tax Code back into reality, and rewarding businesses which bring their Jobs back to America.
How Any of those goals are Partisan is beyond me ?

I also don't view  his call for better limits and rules regarding Campaign Finance laws as Partisan, or Liberal, since the best efforts to fix this mess have come from Republicans like John McCain, furthermore, these PAC's and Super-Pac's, along with the misguided judges who declared Corporations to be "People Too" has been opposed by Actual People across the political spectrum. That's pretty much what's on my mind Today, but this is An Election Year, and that gets me pumped-up and ready to Blog and Battle for what I know to be The Right Thing to Do.