The massive mid-term election of 2010 is now over. My phone won’t ring 25 times today with some computer imploring me to vote for one candidate over another. The signs that are all along the streets in my town can come down (hopefully the candidates come out and clean up their mess). Life can now go back to some sort of normal.
The Republicans evidently picked up approximately 60 seats in the House of Representatives. They also made major increases in the Senate and that house appears to be split nearly 50/50 (the exact count probably won’t be known for a couple days as Alaska will probably take a while to count due to the write-in candidate).
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First, let me be clear, I think that Rep. Wilson of South Carolina should be censured for his outburst while President Barack Hussein Obama was speaking in a joint session of Congress. He reminds of irresponsible brats such as Kanye West. Public outbursts while the President is speaking are simply unacceptable in any format and definitely not allowed in a joint session of Congress.
I do think that it is interesting that the rude outburst occurred due to a statement from BHO regarding healthcare for illegal aliens. There is a reasonable argument that BHO, while perhaps not lying, was not telling the complete truth. Check out this interesting video below and then read the rest of my comments.
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We are all familiar with the famous quote by Senator Kerry: “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” Now it seems that Mr. Kerry has had another opportunity to change his mind. He is now in favor of Governors of States to appoint an individual to fill an open Senate seat.
Four or five years ago, Senator Kerry was concerned that his seat would be open if the USA would have been foolish enough to vote this weak-spine individual to the office of the President of the United States. At that time, he supported Senator Kennedy’s successful efforts to change Massachusetts state law regarding the filling of Senate seats.
I do not live in Massachusetts. I have no vote there and my opinion on their local politics should have little weight. However, aren’t the good residents of Massachusetts tired of flip-flop Kerry? Please remove him from our national agony and get him out of office. Surely, there is another good Democrat that your beautiful and important state can find.
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Senator Specter just announced that he is switching parties from Republican to Democrat? Does this mean anything? Should it mean anything?
If the Democrat Party is so similar in its intent and stature to the Republican party that a politician can easily switch then it is likely that there is no reason to have either party. What values does a party have if they are so obscure that you can join one and then the other without looking like a fool?
Sen. Specter says in his declaration “I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.” This begs the question: doesn’t every politician do that? I have a deep feeling that they don’t but they should.
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I have had enough with being politically correct! I just don’t get it. When 96 percent of African-Americans obviously chose to vote for a man because of his color, the rest of the world has the right to comment on his color. I do not begrudge the man appealing to the minority group that he belongs to. That is exactly what happens in a representative government. It is why in some voting districts a person that was a Jew or a Catholic or woman cannot win. Frankly, it is why in some districts a Republican or a Democrat can’t win.
Stories that Walgreens is putting the spike on “Chia Obama” get my gander up. After all, a chia pet is almost always a gag gift. Why can’t it be a gag gift about a particular person?
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There seems to be a general trend lately that Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) is not really running things in the current administration. Let’s point out a few examples:
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- Former Senate Majority Tim Daschle, according to the NY Times, appeared to know that he owed backtaxes back in June but didn’t bother to tell the vetting team for his nomination to Secretary. Why would he do that? Simple, he didn’t feel the need to tell them because he already had it pre-wired that he would get confirmed even with that blemish on his record.
- Earlier, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was nominated to his job even though he owed taxes (remember this is the guy that is running the IRS). He sailed through confirmations.
- And, of course, even though BHO went to the Republicans to get their help on the stimulus package and the Republicans came up with some ideas and issues, Madame Pelosi rammed the bill through the House without the aid or consideration of BHO or the other party.