RE-POST FROM JULY 18, 2012
Nelson Mandela’s Life Story
It should be abundantly clear to all of us how dangerous a Romney presidency would be. Mitt Romney wants to cede federal power back to the states, many of whom were bankrupt recently and had to quietly seek stimulus funds which they subverted to balance their state budgets. Who really thinks the states would properly administer sole control of Medicaid? I don’t understand why the polls have the election so close. I guess many people are befuddled by lying political ads on TV. They can’t imagine that Mitt Romney would really turn Medicare into a voucher program where the elderly would have to seek healthcare insurance at a time in their lives when their bodies and faculties are waning. Romney supporters cannot see the dead stacked up in emergency rooms when after too late seniors are forced to take public transportation to get to a hospital and seek medical attention to stay alive.
Mitt Romney is some kind of Svengali who gives stump speeches promising “big things” with no ideas on how to financially make them real. The Paul Budget is real. Once installed in the Whitehouse, Team Romney-Ryan would use their good offices to influence Congress to extend tax cuts for the TOP 1% and increase taxes on the poor and middle-class to pay for them. For 30 years the middle-class has seen no appreciable increase in wages and salaries while those at the top of the ladder have flourished. President Romney would show us a new meaning for the word misery. When President Romney repeals Obamacare, we, the elderly, will have to go back to eating cat food and choosing whether to buy medicines or food. (I am not exaggerating!)
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CAMPS ROMNEY AND OBAMA INVITED
THE FIRST FAMILY
Today’s holiday is for celebrating all of the US Presidents, but, I dedicate this post to President Barack Obama, the 44th President and the first African-American President of the United States. When we first met Barack Obama, he was delivering a memorable speech at the Democratic Convention. It was a great speech that was delivered quite effectively. We knew that this attractive Democrat would/could have a significant place in the Party. Little did we know that Barack would quickly seek the highest office in the land. His campaign blazed new trails and showed us how, the “little people” can use a grassroots inspired to get a win for their champion who later anointed himself, “The Warrior of the Middle-Class.” The issues of the poor and “very poor” are always on his mind unlike the Republican Party!
It has been hard for our president. I think for the first time in his life, Barack Obama personally experienced the ugliness of racism in America. Heretofore, this smart bi-racial man had lived a life without overt racism, as far as I know. Barack’s very birth was attacked in a campaign whose most ardent attacker was a so-called “birther” and real estate mogul from New York who failed in his bid to run for the nomination as a Republican for the office Barack Obama now enjoys. The 112th Congress had began with an announcement that Republicans in The Congress would wage a campaign to make Barack a one-term President. Those marching orders came from sour, Republican and “Poor-Johnny-One-Note,” Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate:
President Obama tried in vain to negotiate with the Republican leaders in The Congress as previous white presidents had done. They departed from history and blocked his every step, bringing the government twice to the brink of shutdown. The people did not approve of this entrenched gridlock. [Today that Congress has the distinction of having the lowest approval-rating of any Congress in history: "10". This Congress has been dubbed a "do-nothing Congress."] Slow to overreach, President Obama could not let Congress’ inaction leave us without governance. He decided to use all of the Executive Powers given to him by The US Constitution to advance his agenda and to keep the country running for all the people. In small measure, this blog has spoken of the accomplishments of President Obama. The economy is steadily improving and the so-called “job creators” are beginning to hire. The Republican primary has shown us that their candidates have no answers to our problems. We witness them resorting—as they always do—to the political footballs of social division: abortion, race, religion, gays, etc. I think that Barack Obama deserves a second term to finish cleaning up the mess, (e.g., 2 wars) of the previous president, to see the success of his own agenda and to secure a distinguished and exemplary place in history. This November 6, 2012 is the day all fair-minded Americans will get a chance to say, “Yes, President Obama. I vote for your re-election because it is the right and American thing to do. ‘Changing horses in midstream is not a good idea.’ Be our president for another 4 years!” —GoodOleWoody