Talking Points Tuesdays – “Learn how to be an American…”

John H Sununu

So Romney surrogate John H Sununu decided he would give President Barack Obama a little advice today,

“Learn how to be an American…”

Of course Sununu tried to cleanup his remark about the President later on in the day,

“What I thought I said, but I guess I didn’t say, is that the President has to learn the American formula for creating business. “If I didn’t give all that detail I apologize.” 

Ok Mr Sununu, “If I didn’t give all that detail I apologize…”?  Ummm, Sununu made the comments but he doesn’t recall if he gave details.  That’s hilarious, but it is also typical of Republicans when it comes to Barack Obama.  From Glenn Beck to Donald Trump, Sununu has joined the exclusive club of NUTBAGS!!!

The funny thing is, you could say President Obama is more American than the man saying he needs to “Learn how to be an American”.

Fun Fact For Ya…. John H Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba!  Would it be wrong for the Obama Campaign to say Sununu is secretly a Communist since he was born in Cuba?

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – You Just Can’t take Santorum seriously….

Rick Santorum

“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor to try to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image.”  – Rick Santorum

In the immortal words of Arnold Jackson (Gary Coleman), “What you talking bout Willis”.

Seriously, what is Santorum talking about?  Is he so desperate to find something to stick to Pres Obama and to gain ground in the polls that he would really try to portray the president as a “Snob”?  Unfortunately the answer is yes!

Santorum who is a graduate of Penn State and has a Masters in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Dickson School of Law, looks like a disconnected fool!  Study after study have shown that in this economy it is becoming nearly impossible to find a decent job without higher education; I guess Santorum missed that economic data.  Also Santorum either completely missed the point of Pres Obama when he said he wants to make college affordable for every American…. Or Rick decided to ignore what the president was saying in order to create some kind of fear with the middle class.

I tend to believe that Rick Santorum is all about the latter!

This is the Republican party, the party that will find a way to simply disagree with ANYTHING President Obama supports; even if it means making a fool out of themselves.

In 2006 Rick Santorum boasted about his support for higher education on his campaign website during his 2006 Senate campaign:

Commitment to Higher Education
In addition to Rick’s support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring the every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education. Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable.  – via Talking Points Memo

So what’s the difference now in 2012?

Michael Jordan Shrug Game!

 

SMH, come on Rick….

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – WTH is Happy Friendship Day?

You know something is not right when there is controversy around Valentine’s Day???  I thought we hit the peak with the whole Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays nonsense, but apparently I was wrong.

I was talking to one of my colleagues in Houston and they mentioned how their son’s school (son is in the 1st grade) doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day….

Wait… What Happened???

I never even heard of such a thing before, what’s wrong with Valentine’s Day?

According to my co-worker his son’s school doesn’t celebrate V-Day because they don’t want to focus on love as they feel it should be more of a focus on friendship.  So the school celebrates Friendship Day.

WTH….

Man… listen, this is Valentine’s Day and I don’t care how old you are.  This is the day you give your lil crush a cut out heart you made out of red construction paper.  What the hell do you give someone for Friendship Day?

Seriously, why would we as a society be scared to allow our young children to know that there is a difference between a friend and someone you may like more than just as a friend?  Are we fearful of the influences of this sexually charged world we live in?  If that’s the case it’s too late, the cat is out the bag.  As a society I believe we complicate things…

1st kids sports started the policy of every child getting a trophy, because EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!

Nooooo, some times there are winners and loser.  The sooner you learn that the better off you will be, a little healthy competition in life is good for you.  It build character, occasionally there will be poor sportsmanship but that is LIFE!!!!  Stop sugar-coating it, in real life people lose.

Then there was the ban of sports like dodge ball in school, smh.  I don’t know about y’all but dodge ball taught me that in life there are surprises, and if you don’t keep your head on a swivel you can get smacked right in the back of head.  Man… dodge ball was fun as hell!!

I miss the good old days….

Let’s just relax and leave Valentine’s Day alone, besides you get rid of V-Day and your killing a big pay-day for the retail industry.  The National Retail Federation said the average person will spend $126.03 on gifts, up 8.5 percent from last year’s $116.21.  Total sales nationwide is expected to reach something like $18 billion…

GTFOH!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – After Florida GOP Primary, Then What?

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich

With Mitt Romney expecting a big victory in Florida tonight, what will happen to Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum presidential aspirations?

Well…

I don’t see any reason for Rick Santorum to continue after Florida… Besides the political reasons there is also his family.  Say what you want about Rick Santorum, but one thing you can’t deny is his devotion to family.  With his daughter recently becoming ill (they say she is getting better) I see reality settling in for Rick and I fully expect that he suspend his campaign in the next couple of days.  Santorum can walk away from the campaign trail with pride as he has done better than most expected, and at this point he can still be an influence in this primary season for the GOP.  With Santorum capturing the evangelical endorsement I am sure Newt and Mitt would like to have some of that support thrown their way.  Santorum may not be a “King Maker” but he can still play a role all the way to the convention.

As for Newt, well the grandiose one will definitely keep trucking on. I can’t see the blowhard calling it quits, especially if he gets a beat down tonight in Florida… He ain’t going out like that!  Plus Joe Scarborough recently made a good point about Newt continuing after Florida.

“And let me tell you something, a 20-point loss in Florida — that’s not a nuclear holocaust,” Scarborough said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC.

“February is a down month. That gives the strategist three or four weeks to plan and then look at the calendar. You look at Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas soon after that. If I have to bet on Newt’s strongest state, I list all of those. That’s exactly what he needs.” – The Daily Caller

With that being said I have to agree with Joe (it happens), with Mitt struggling to consistently win over Conservatives there is a chance for Newt to gain some ground and recover from Florida with the next set of southern states.  Keep in mind as Scarborough stated, Newts strategists will have some time to regroup with no primaries in the month of February.

PLUS, Newt picked up the endorsement of Herman Cain! Wait… WHO????

On the flip-side Romney strategist can’t be thrilled with the upcoming downtime in February; the last debate was probably Mitt’s best performance as he finally seemed comfortable attacking Newt… It’s all about momentum and after Florida Mitt will be losing some of that.

And no I did not forget about Ron Paul but the guy didn’t even campaign in Florida; word is with Florida being an older crowd Paul’s campaign decided it wasn’t a good fit for him.  It’s the best thing for Paul when you think about, Mitt Romney and his super PAC spent $15 million dollars attacking Newt all over Florida compared to the $4 million Newt spent.  No way Paul can hang with that much money being spent so it’s best he just do a walk-by in Florida.  Besides, skipping Florida is a good thing for him as more reports came out from former staffers claiming Paul knew about the racist content in those newsletter he claims he knew nothing about.

tsk tsk tsk Ron Paul…..

Ron Paul

Oh well, these debates have been some what entertaining so why not a couple more!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – POTUS celebrates Boston Bruins minus their MVP Tim Thomas

Pres Obama honoring the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions

On Monday President Obama honored 2011 Stanley Cup Champions the Boston Bruins, this is a tradition that has gone on for years where the president will honor the champions in sports.  There is nothing political about this event, but that didn’t stop one particular Bruin from excluding himself from the celebration.

Tim Thomas the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy (Hockey MVP) winner decided that he would use the non-political event to show his protest of the direction government is going in with President Obama as Commander-in-Chief…

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

“This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

“Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.

“This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT”

Without a doubt Tim Thomas has the right as a “Free Citizen” to protest gov’t; this is why The United States of America is great.

BUT….  And you knew there will be one from me

As I give a slow unenthusiastic clap for Thomas and his right to protest, my only thought is that this is was a waste of time.  This is not a Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1968 Olympics protest moment;

1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos

in that case the world was watching.  Here Tim Thomas swung and missed, or should I say he let one go right through the five hole… Especially when he states, “This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic.”  Sorry Tim but if you want to make a real impact you should step up and face the media and explain your protest.  Let us hear your voice instead of reading a statement, IT’S YOUR RIGHT!!!

The way I look at it Tim Thomas is not disrespecting President Obama, it’s his choice.  At the end of day the goalie short-changed himself, when will he get another chance to face the President of the United States and state his opinions?  Oh well Mr Thomas, carry on….

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – Do you STILL think Herman Cain is serious??

So after watching Herman Cain over the past couple of weeks I am convinces this kat is a little off, in his own way I still think this he is serious about running for President.  I refuse someone would put themselves in the position of being a fool for no reason, and I don’t believe it’s all about selling books.  Although the money he is making off book sales doesn’t hurt, and at the end of the day you’re not going to try to stop making money.

But…..

Herm got some issues and I don’t mean sexual harassment charges or possible campaign finance issues, Cain’s problem is that he has no one to tell him that he should quit!!!

I mean just look at his gaffes:

  1. 9-9-9 Tax Plan, nice catch phrase but get into the details and there is a lot to complain about. Both sides of the aisle have their issues with this plan.
  2. 1st he said he told Wolf Blitzer before Vegas debate he would negotiate with terrorist, then during the debate back tracked and said he wouldn’t
  3. Claim to be joking and then not joking about creating an electrified fence to protect United States border and fry some illegals, SMH….
  4. His handling of sexual harassment scandals from the past; 1st he could not recall and then he could recall but mis-stated the payouts.  Now up to 4 women who have had encounters with the Hermanator!
But wait there’s more……
Here is a clip from The Rachel Maddow Show last week where Rachel has FINALLY figured out Cain’s campaign; this is a great job by Maddow’s staff for the research they put in for this….
Ummmmm, so this guy really took a phrase from Pokemon????
WHO DOES THAT?????
And with all this silliness he has not lost anything with GOP voters, in fact he has gained as he has been raising money playing the victim.  WTF, wake up folks, I know Mitt Romney is not perfect but there has to be someone better than Herm????
As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Talking Points Tuesdays – Ronald Reagan on Raising Debt Ceiling

It is now becoming a daily occurrence for President Obama to make a statement of the dangerous game Republicans are playing with our economy if they do not vote to raise the debt ceiling.  At this point I think we have heard ALL of the different ways to describe what will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised and the most commonly used word….. Catastrophic, might be the most over-used word in the English language right now.

But….

As the August 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernake, Moody’s and S&P have all stated the blow a failure of raising the debt ceiling will cause to our growing but still fragile economy.

Standard & Poor’s has warned lawmakers privately that it would downgrade the country’s debt if the Treasury Department is forced to prioritize payments because Congress does not raise the debt limit  – S&P

“A default on Treasury debt could lead to concerns about the solvency of the investment funds and financial institutions that hold Treasury securities in their portfolios, which could cause a run on money market mutual funds and the broader financial system — similar to what happened in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. As the recent financial crisis demonstrated, a severe and sudden blow to confidence in the financial markets can spark a panic that threatens the health of our entire global economy and the jobs of millions of Americans.”   – Sec. of Treasury Tim Geithner

“Would likely push us into a double dip recession.”– Sec. of Treasury Tim Geithner

“It’s not something you want to play around with — the United States would be forced into a position of defaulting on its debt…  And the implications of that for our financial system, for our fiscal policy, for our economy would be catastrophic.”– Fed Chairman Ben Bernake

And even with all the warnings House and Senate Republicans continue to talk about NOT raising the debt ceiling.  Stop me if you have this before, NUTBAGS like Michele Bachmann and Sara Palin continue to tweet and go on talk shows talking about Geithner has it all wrong and that Republicans should “Reload” and not “Retreat” when it comes to voting against raising the debt ceiling.

So if Republicans and their nutbag friends refuse to listen to the Tim Geithner’s of the world, who could possibly convince them of the dangers of not raising the debt ceiling????

How about Ronald Reagan aka Mr. Conservative…..

Here is the text of what Reagan was saying in this address about the debt ceiling:

Congress consistently brings the Government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. Interest rates would skyrocket, instability would occur in financial markets, and the Federal deficit would soar. The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations. It means we have a well-earned reputation for reliability and credibility – two things that set us apart from much of the world.

This was a speech Reagan gave back in 1987, but the message still resonates 24 years later!

What Pres Obama has been saying all along about the debt ceiling mirrors what Reagan said back then; if Republicans don’t want to believe a Liberal like Obama maybe they will listen to their Conservative hero Ronald Regan

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!