I am watching the repeat of “Meet the Press.” Marco Rubio and Rob Portman criticize the President for not talking about his vision for the future. By what right do Republicans think that they are the honest brokers of the truth? The arbiters of right and wrong. They go on TV – mostly Fox – and speak with superiority, talk loudly and talk over other guests and sometimes the moderator. This ugly behavior starts from the top: Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman. For four years the Republican Party has waged a war against the success of our first black president and the media has let them get away with it. I guess they did not want their access to influential Republicans cut. I don’t know much about Fox News, but, it seems that only Chris Wallace refuses to ‘drink the Republican Kool-Aid.’ He will confront Republicans when they lie, even Ed Gillespie! This is refreshing in a season of GOP political lies, filibusters, gridlock in Congress resulting in historical low poll ratings and public confidence. If we were a parliamentary government, votes of non-confidence would have changed things years ago. One is reminded that though not perfect, the system our Forefathers gave us is the best democracy in the world. If only we could get Republicans to play the game honestly. If only Republicans would stop fighting negotiation as the only way forward for the United States. There is no guarantee that a Republican in the Whitehouse would mean smooth-sailing for legislation that would erase the harm done by the Tea Party, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor.
Tonight is the last presidential debate. The subject is foreign policy and it promises to be quite “spicy,” or should I say dicey. The debate score is Romney: “1” and Obama: “1”. The winner of this last debate so close to voting might take the election. Of course, I am rooting for Barack Obama to abandon being so polite and let the people see his true passion and fire. Whatever happens, the American people will not see her president resort to lies, bullying and bad behavior. God bless Barack Obama!
- Daniel Ellsberg: Progressives: In Swing States, Vote for Obama (huffingtonpost.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg Urges Activists in Swing States to Vote For Obama (truthdig.com)
- Ellsberg Warns of a Romney Victory (consortiumnews.com)
- The New Yorker’s endorsement of Barack Obama. (newyorker.com)
- Thompson’s son apologizes for ‘back to Kenya’ remark about Obama (jsonline.com)
- Binders full of lies (susiemadrak.com)
- In campaign of memorable debates, Obama and Romney face off again – Reuters (reuters.com)