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October 2012

President Obama Doesn't Understand the Economy?

Barack Obama at Harvard
President Barack Obama during his days at Harvard Law School.

President Obama is a Harvard educated lawyer and former senator but he doesn’t understand the economy? You’ve got to be kidding me. That's what some Republican business leaders want us to believe. The only people that espouse that are: (1) the American corporate elite who continue to make millions of dollars while millions of American jobs are sent oversees and (2) Americans who just don't want to see the truth.

Observe the presidential campaign ads and follow the campaign donations. Business moguls who started or currently own some of America’s largest businesses are lock step with the infamous Koch brothers in their intent to make Obama a one term President. They need to get President Obama out of that seat because he has not allowed big business leaders to dictate the direction of this nation during his administration and they are mad. Boiling mad. Plain and simple. Although they didn't initially support Mitt Romney, they will because he's one of them.

This presidential campaign is all about the benjamins. As a matter of fact, many of them have been about the benjamins but his time it’s different. In the words of Nino Brown in the movie New Jack City, “The rich get richer and the poor don’t get a @#$% thing.”





Presidential Debate 2012 Part 2: The President Barack Obama South Side Smack Down


Your Vote Counts
President Barack Obama was the clear winner of last night's debate.

The highly anticipated second Presidential Debate of this election cycle was the comeback of President Barack Obama in style and substance. Almost immediately he came out swinging with a demeanor that was cool, calm and in control. Gov. Mitt Romney’s demeanor was much the same as in the first debate but he wasn’t as cocky this time since the President would not be bullied. 


Unlike the first debate, President Obama put Gov. Romney in check a few times. Gov. Romney was vague, no, let me use a more appropriate word --- sketchy. Anyone that really follows politics and is objective could see through the desperate acts of Mitt Romney. I’m sure Romney expected a different Pres. Obama than from the first debate but he couldn’t control the President or Candy Crowley although it seemed he gave it his best shot.  

During the first debate, the big takeaway was not policy positions on any issues, it was Big Bird and Gov. Romney’s promise to defund PBS if he’s elected. This time, Gov. Romney’s gaffe was ‘binders full of women.’ That was an immediate Twitter trending topic; a domain name was purchased and several Facebook pages were established. Gov. Romney used the phrase while answering a question from an audience member in an attempt to endear himself to women voters. Can you say EPIC FAIL? 

At first the verbal jousting between the two men was exciting then kind of boring. President Obama was on such fire that the debate was basically over and there still about 30 minutes remaining.  

The Republican spin machine has already tried to make Romney the winner. Many mainstream media personalities and journalists have said that the President’s performance was not strong enough to overcome the Mitt Romney momentum. What? Are you kidding me?  

Then I thought about the fact that mainstream media is big business and the GOP is definitely pro-big business. Take whatever you read, see or hear in the mainstream media with a grain of salt. Heck, you should do that with media period. Whatever you do, think. 

I’m looking forward to the final debate on Monday, October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. 

Here’s my take on the debate record thus far. What say you? 

2012 Debate Record

Style:  Obama/Biden - 2   Romney/Ryan - 1

Substance:  Obama/Biden - 3  Romney/Ryan - 0



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Samuel L. Jackson says WAKE UP!!! [VIDEO]

I heard about the Samuel L. Jackson video in support of President Obama's re-election but I had not seen the full video until today when I surfed over to Wayne Hicks' blog, The Electronic Village

This video is hilarious and on point. I will send it to a few friends and some folks I don't know that well. Now, anyone who knows of Samuel L. Jackson, knows there will likely be some profanity involved in his work. In this video there is an attempt to censor the profanity but it is obvious what is being said. 


Folks shouldn't have to be cajoled, entertained, fed or cussed at to vote but if that's what's effective, so be it. Wake up, get up and vote or shut up!

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Note to self: (1) AT&T labeled me a data hog. (2) Unlimited data is unlimited but not necessarily high-speed. (3) Call AT&T for specifics.

Presidential Debate 2012: Part 1 - Disaster and Deception

An estimated 40 million people watched last night's Presidential Debate, the first of three to be held during this election cycle. If you are in the Romney camp, more than likely you were sipping champagne, bumping chests and doing whatever men do when they realize a major victory. On the other hand, the Obama camp is likely experiencing a WTH moment.

As much as I admire and support the President, I must admit he was not at his best last night. He didn't seem to be in the moment and it was no where near his best performance. On the other hand, Gov. Romney came out the gate with guns blazing. It seemed as though he dominated the time during the debate but reporters say President Obama actually used more than Gov. Romney. Doing what he had to do to get his campaign back on track, Romney remained in attack mode throughout the evening. If viewers were really watching and listening, Gov. Romney wasn't just aggressive, he was a bully. He had his way with moderator Jim Lehrer; it was unbelievable. Romney also made statements that were categorically untrue. President Obama checked him a few times but it was obvious from the comments on Twitter and Facebook that the President's answers did not connect with the masses. I do believe he connected with people who follow politics but that's not most people.

President Obama is a smart guy so I'm still trying to wrap my head around his strategy of "not" taking advantage of opportunities to exploit Romney's flip-flopping; illogical logic; fuzzy math; erroneous claims; jobs outsourcing; disdain for the 47% and lack of transparency regardng his taxes just to name a few issues. Some of my fellow political junkies assert last night was a part of Obama's master plan, that he was somehow baiting Romney so he can use his responses against him later. Yeah, right.

Meanwhile it spite of what was likely Gov. Romney's best debate showing, the main objective for he and President Obama was to appeal to uncommitted voters. It's uncertain which was the more successful candidate.

What has proven to be the most memorable comment of the evening was Romney's attack on Big Bird. That was not a smart move on his part. He will find out just how many voters were raised on Big Bird or their children were. The Muppets backlash has already begun. Romney will try to clean up that statement. Too late.

I was going to mention the pathetic moderating job of Jim Lehrer but I won't. He has been skewered enough. Last night was an anomaly based on previous debates he's moderated. A number of important issues were not mentioned at all. Lehrer appeared to moderate Pres. Obama and allow Gov. Romney to do whatever he wanted. Sad. Just sad.

The next Presidential Debate is schedule for October 16 and the vice presidential candidates square off next week on October 11. Pay attention, America. Save Big Bird!

Big Bird
Not so sunny day on Sesame Street. Big Bird fired by Mitt Romney.