Pres. Obama Going Down

Ken Catalino Cartoon

If the Presidential election were held in November of this year, we would be looking at a Republican being sworn in as the next President in January. His top adviser, David Axelrod admits that the Pres. faces a titanic struggle for re-election. Right now it looks like he could suffer a loss worse than one-termers, Jimmy Carter or George Herbert Walker Bush.

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The Morgan Freeman Controversy

There is so much controversy over Morgan Freeman’s comments on the TEA Party being racist! It should be no surprise to you when I say that many folks share his beliefs. When I hear many others beside Mr. Freeman going off against those who are not liberal, left and/or Democrat on making the Pres a one-termer, it is like, “duh!” Of course those who did not vote for him in 2008 and do not like his polices want to make the Pres a one-termer! Mr. Morgan and those who think like him most likely wanted to make the late Ronald Reagan and former Pres. George W. Bush  one-termers. It is a good guess that they were not too upset when that happened to former Pres. George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton became the next President. There is nothing wrong with the Republicans wanting to make Pres. Obama a one-term President. If John McCain had won, Democrats would now be working on making him a one-term President.

The emotional is drowning out the rational. If the  first black President does not get 2 terms, the emotional will say it will be because of racism. The rational will say it will be because of bad administration polices which keeps the economy in the toilet. Disagreeing and going against Pres. Obama translates to racists attitudes to those that agree with Mr. Freeman.

Because of a few individuals within the various TEA Party organizations are getting caught with their racially insensitive remarks, the entire TEA Party movement gets branded racist. Racial insensitivity is not exclusive to Republicans, conservatives and TEA Partiers. Some anti-TEA Party, anti-conservative and anti-Republican folk like Jeremiah Wright said in relation to not being able to speak to Pres. Obama, “Them Jews won’t let him talk to me.” The head of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz said the wife should leave the n@##er (Pres. Obama) and more. He eventually gave an apology to folks who did not like what he said. He did not apologize for what he actually said. Black New York City councilman, Charles Barron said, “I want to smack a white person for my mental health.”

Sen. Harry Reid remarked that then candidate Barack Obama did not have a negro dialect (he later apologized). Left-wing radio host Neil Rogers for his parody, “Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey’s cars?” Former 60 Minutes host, Mike Wallace remarked that blacks and Hispanics were “too busy eating watermelons and tacos” to learn how to read and write.” Off course, there are many more examples! Racial insensitivity is not the monopoly of one ethnicity or race.

I receive increasingly foul, insulting charged up rhetoric from the Democratic liberal/leftists who I spar with on various online venues. They were somewhat respectful the first year of Pres. Obama’s administration. I am seeing a totally different side now that Pres. Obama has lost support. Unfortunately, as we get closer and go into 2012, the racism charges are going to go into the stratosphere.

I leave you with Deneen Borelli discussing Morgan Freeman’s comments with Martha MacCallum on the TEA Party and more.

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Saying Goodbye…God Bless You

Soldier, Amber Simpkins is having her farewell moment with her daughter Elezia Simpkins, before she goes off to protect and serve our country. She is one of 140 Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers in the 1108th mobilized for one year to Kuwait in support of military action in Afghanistan. Some will detach to Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Horn of Africa. My prayers are with this mother, her family and all those (and their families) who serve and protect us through military service.

God Keep You Safe and Bless You and Your Families Abundantly

I Do Not Like Closed Primaries.

Oh to be an Independent! One could do that in my state of PA, but for persons going that political affiliation root, they pretty much forfeits their voting privileges in the PA primaries. PA does have such people like Philly’s nationally syndicated radio talker and MSNBC contributor, Michael Smerconish, but it has to get to these folks during primary voting, that they do not have a say. They must rely on registered Republican and Democratic voters to decide who the 2 major party candidates will be for the general elections.

The Media makes such a big deal about the Independent vote; after all, it was that vote that was key to electing Barack Obama as President. And for 2012, there are indications that they are leaving him. I am always reading comments on various political issues from folks who proudly state that they are Independents.  From  the Media reports, you would think that all states gave Independents full voting privileges at the primary level when that is not so in 28 states.

I get questioned from non Pennsylvanians as to why I did not go Independent when I left the Democrat Party, since I describe myself as an Independent Conservative. I did consider that. but simply, it is because at my state’s primary level, you are either Republican or Democrat. There is no cross party voting. Republicans can only vote for Republican candidates and Democrats for Democrats. If there are any Independent candidates, which is happens every now and then, that is when an Independent can vote.

I take voting at the primary level very seriously. Unlike Michael Smerconish and other PA Independents, I cannot dismiss primary voting. PA primary is held for the political parties on the same day. I envy that in some states the Republican and Democratic primaries are held on different dates. People can vote in both political party primaries regardless of political party registration! I do not like being in a system that curbs my voting choices.

There is great bi-partisan support from the PA state legislators not to let anything like that happen in PA. Keeping the PA Primary closed, is the one thing that bonds Republican and Democratic state leaders. Although I am a Republican, I believe PA should allow complete freedom for people to vote for whomever they desires at any level in the voting process.