Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

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While I’m no fan of President Obama, and while I think his actions have at times pressed (and occasionally surpassed) the boundaries of his Constitutional authority – not to mention those of common sense and good governance – I’m not one to let dangerous, deceitful, and downright ludicrous allegations about this or any President go unchallenged.

It’s well past time that those of us with a non Liberal perspective stand up to say “enough” to conspiracy theorists and fear mongering when it comes to Obama. If folks present facts and a cogent argument against a President’s policies or his actions, I’m all there to hear them.

When accusations, smears and/or paranoia driven speculation are substituted for reason and a cogent argument, however, I want none of it.

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hypocriteFolks are right to be enraged by the events which have occurred (and are occurring) in Ferguson, Missouri. These events are a demonstration of the state of race relations in the country, and everyone should be concerned. However, despite the implicit claims of America’s race hustlers, moral cowards, and sundry other folks in self-indulgent denial, we do not live in Mississippi circa 1956. No one should deny the continued existence of racism or bias, nor the existence of police officers using excessive force. We should, however, not be so blinded by the sparkling rhetoric of the race baiters among us – rhetoric deliberately designed to give the impression that racism remains a pernicious problem in the U.S..

Racism is not the problem, race relations are. These are not the same.

The race baiting, racial tension, and acts of force against persons and property in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer are a symptom of that problem. Let’s get the facts straight before we proceed.

First, Michael Brown and Darren Wilson – the officer who fatally shot Brown – are responsible for their own actions, as are the “demonstrators” whose chosen form of protest is to attack police, loot stores, and destroy property in their community.
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Have decided to stop pretending and keeping mouth shut to avoid confrontation. Have decided that the Liberal ‘Obama criticism = racism” argument isn’t about honest Liberal folks opposing allegedly racist Conservative opponents nor is it a cynical game devised to boost the concerned, worried, and traditionally low black vote, as bewildered and/or angry Conservatives maintain.

It is a racism thang, folks, it is worrisome, and it is cynical – and it will succeed if folks don’t wake up and hear the dog whistle.

It’s not about distraction, folks. The dog whistle is tuned to one fever pitched group – the stupid.

Stupid people vote and they convince others who to vote for when they themselves are convinced they must. (more…)

Who said Presidential debates had to be boring?

Party animal Taylor Bigler, entertainment editor for the Daily Caller, offers to adventurous debate watchers a fantabulously political potent potable game. This drinking game is just the thing for folks who can’t sit through the Obama/Romney death-match sober.

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Bottoms up – ballots out – and….on to November!

“Ooh, that smell. Can’t you smell that smell? The smell that surrounds you” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

In practical terms Leno’s joke last night about unemployment and President Obama’s policies would be funny if it didn’t sniff so close to the, um, truth.

One little problem that confronts you
Got a monkey on your back
Just one more fix, Lord might do the trick

Just did round three of ‘print more money’ aka QE3. Keynes, the Fed, and President Obama needed their fix.

Neh, that won’t trash the economy more…

Got a monkey on your back, Barack.

Funny. Funny. Funny, Jay.

[Author’s note: 3 Doors Down cover of ‘That Smell’ – awesome!]