Trump Endorses Romney…. Whoop-De-Damn-Do!!

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump

Before it was his “honor, real honor and privilege to endorse Mitt Romney” Donald Trump was not the biggest fan of Mitt…

“I wasn’t in love with the job he did in Massachusetts”

“He’d buy companies. He’d close companies. He’d get rid of jobs”

“He walked away with some money from a very good company that he didn’t create”

“He wasn’t popular. He was a one-term governor…[and] the Romneycare was obviously not a good situation.”

So why the change of heart by Trump concerning Romney??

It’s simple, Trump sees that Romney is riding high right now after Florida and that Romney will more than likely win the next couple of primaries and caucuses (Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan and Washington State).  The Donald sees a perfect opportunity for him to endorse Romney and then spin it that HIS endorsement put Romney over the top.

Trump doesn’t REALLY care about endorsing Romney or anyone, all he cares about is himself and how he can make himself important.

Sorry Donald….

Nobody cares about your endorsement, you’re a joke…

A similar headline was featured online for the NY Daily News; “Trump to endorse Romney; in equally big news, a guy in Queens shaved today.”

It was almost a week ago that the Romney’s staff were giving each other high fives after he destroyed Newt in the Florida debate.  Singing their own praises about how THEY turned around Mitt’s campaign strategy and shut Newt down.  So they follow that up by letting Trump make a show out of his silly endorsement??

If I was Newt I would take this opportunity to slam Romney and talk about how these uber rich guys don’t really care about the poor!

“I’m in this race cause I care about Americans, I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there if it needs repair we’ll fix it…”

“You can focus on the very poor, that’s not my focus…”

SMH, Come on Mitt!!!

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!!

Militant Mondays – Textbook Wars…

For years Conservatives have complained that schools of Higher Learning were dominated by Liberal professors who poisoned the young minds of Americans with thoughts of America being bad and how Capitalism was a terrible economic and social system. Maybe I missed something but college was not a breeding ground for Liberal development. College provided an opportunity of “Higher Thought” and helped developed various views of intellectual thinking. On 2nd thought; intellectual though…. That sounds like something a Democrat would embrace while Conservatives like Sarah Palin dislike. At the Tea Party Nation Convention Sarah Palin made that perfectly clear when she stated, “We (United States) needed a Commander-In-Chief NOT a Professor of Law…” I guess that makes all the sense in the world, because intellects think too much; hmmmm….

So now we have our current political environment where Republicans feel as if they must save the country from Liberals aka Socialist and their terrible thoughts and ideas. The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) which consists of a 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats have proposed what they (Republicans) would deem as minor changes to the type of language used in textbooks purchased by the state of Texas. The changes proposed and approved on March 12th are as follows:

Additions by SBOE include:

– The conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract With America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.

– Replacing the word “capitalism” with the term “free-enterprise system” because of concerns that “capitalism” had become more of a negative connotation

– The study of American Exceptionalism

– The inclusion of the study or increased focus on leaders from the Confederacy, including a side by side comparison of Jefferson Davis’s inaugural speech with Abraham Lincoln’s speech

The following SBOE chose to remove, not include or not make mandatory several other provisions such as:

– Removing Thomas Jefferson from a list of writers who inspired the revolutions of the
late 18th and 19th Century and replacing him with St. Thomas of Aquinas, John Calvin, and William Blackstone

– Not mandating that students are taught that Hispanics fought in the Battle of the Alamo against Santa Anna

– Not including that the founding fathers protected religious freedom in America by barring the government from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion above all others

– Removing any reference to the United States as “democratic” and mandating that it be referred to as a “constitutional republic”

More than 100 amendments to the 120-page course curriculum for history, sociology and economics.

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I know what many of you are thinking; So What? That’s Texas, they are ass backwards country folks that will be stuck in the good old boys days. Except this is bigger than the Texas State Board of Education, Texas is the 2nd largest buyer of textbooks in the United States. California being the largest, but with Cali in such a bad economic state they will not be the #1 buyer this year and possible for the next several years. Again you all are probably still saying, SO WHAT?

Here is why we ALL need to be concerned; I never realized that the language in textbooks (used by most schools) that we used to study in school are influenced by the largest purchaser. I always thought there was a standard that every state followed, should have known better. Like everything else in this world the almight dollar drives production. The textbook industry cannot afford to ignore a market like Texas. When California held the title of #1 buyer looks like intellect was more of a focus instead of agenda. For example I read some where that there was one proposal to replace any mention of hip-hop with country music. Why can’t we have both genre of music mentioned? Bye Jay-Z and HELLO Kenny Chesney!!

Well now Republicans have seized the moment. They figured if we can’t change colleges from being so Liberal lets influence the minds of the young starting in middle school. Why not have more minds like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney etc… What kills me is that these were the same Republicans that were opposed to President Obama addressing kids on the first day of school fearing that he was going to use that address to influence kids. How is this any different? It’s not, except their influence will last more than a 5-10 minute video address!!

Trust that these changes have the full support of the Republican Party; it was the Republicans led by Newt Gingrich in the 90s that led the “Republican Revolution”. When Former President Clinton was elected and Democrats won control of the Congress; Republicans decided to focus on elections at every level. They wanted a Republican in every official office possible and that included Board of Education positions, and shaping the future of our kids was exactly what they wanted. The new Young Republicans that will grow up to become Mayors, Governors, Senators and even Presidents.

I feel as if we are at a cross-road in life; this country is so polarized right now. You’re either Rich or Poor; the middle-class is a dying breed.

You look at the points the Texas SBOE want to add/remove from the textbooks and it’s a dangerous curriculum they are trying to push. Every so often Texas talks about succeeding from the Union aka the United States; it was just last year that Gov Rick Perry (Texas) talked about succeeding from the Union. So of course they would want to put MORE focus on the inauguration speech of Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederate States).

As if there isn’t enough partisanship in politics today, let’s just preach more separation instead of focusing on coming together as One Nation.

These kats even want to take away using the term Democratic when referring to the United States, WTF! According to Texas the United States should be referred to as a “Constitutional Republic”. I wonder why????

Could it be that the Texas SBOE (Republicans) doesn’t believe that this nation is built on the principle of political or social equality for all??? It has to be that, I mean Republicans don’t believe most Americans should be covered by Healthcare.

Republicans hiding behind the Texas SBOE continue to show that they do not believe in social equality. While we’re at it why don’t we just replace old Stars and Stripes with the Confederate Flag!

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As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!