I know it has been a while and much has gone down and I have only blogged once for the July 4th holiday since June 24th. I was going to post, but realized I needed a blog break and still do. I will be posting on ‘feel like it’ as oppose to posting on ‘work to do’ for the time being.
The Supreme Court decision on Obamacare being upheld as a tax was a shocker. I am reading so many columns and blog posts coming down on the entire Supreme enclave. Chief Justice Roberts deserves the criticism he is getting and it should have been no surprise that Justices, Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsberg would uphold this health care law, but Chief Justice Roberts came out of left field on this one.
Many thought Justice Kennedy would give a decision in favor of the law, but he was against it along with Justices Thomas, Alito and Scalia. These Justices who opposed Obamacare in any way are not to be put in the same category with pro law Justices in all the disdaining reactions.
Since the health care ruling, I have notice a decline of links and posts among my conservative Facebook friends (FB). I also play Farmville and now my home page has far more Farmville posts and links with a few conservative news links and post in between. It use to be the complete opposite. This is an indication to me that on the conservative side, some folks are going through a disheartening time. Please come out of it and get back into the battle. Vote Republican this November for president and then for congressional representatives and senators. At least if Pres. Obama wins (and yes he can still win), it will be interesting watching him deal with a Republican majority in both houses of Congress.
Of course, I do continue to get the news links and posts of anti-Romney, Republican and conservative photos and banners from a few of my liberal/lefty Democratic FB Friends. One leftist FB friend has been particularly rabid in her postings since the health care law was upheld. Chief Justice Roberts has really ignited many on the left.
Besides all the other stuff that has happen, such as Attorney General Holder being cited in contempt of Congress, the hoopla over Mitt Romney speaking at the NAACP is just pushing it. Well to start with, the organisation invited Mitt Romney. He did not just show up. He accepted the invitation and presented his position on the issues. He knew he would get an adverse reaction to parts of his speech.
The booing to what he would do with Obmacare was all over the media. The standing ovation Romney received over his pro traditional family comments is hard to find, except for Fox News. Although a few black conservatives felt he kind of blew it in enticing some black voters, I liked Romney’s speech. But then, he has my vote. I am not voting for Barack Obama.
In conclusion, I want to express some corrective and personal views on the NAACP. I spent a little time on a conservative FB friend’s page replying to a comment about the organization being all black. The NAACP has white and other non-black membership. Some are unaware that there are local offices of the organization headed by non-blacks, such as J. David Alcantara in New Jersey.
I feel the NAACP is still dealing with issues like it is 1942 when this civil rights organization was absolutely relevant. They are in 1942 heaven with the voter suppression controversy. As I stated in a previous post, I do feel there is a problem for some of the elderly in obtaining a voter ID in states that have new voter ID laws.
The problem primarily is obtaining a birth certificate as a requirement for the ID. Some of the older folks like my late father who were not born in hospitals and were able do things (with no need for a passport) in life during a time when a birth certificate was not required for much. The NAACP is making this racial which not really the case.