After a few months of being absent on this blog, let us welcome back Zo. He has been gone too long.

Zo is as good as ever. I never had a 2nd thought about what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson said concerning homosexuality. He supported his comment by paraphrasing  I Corinthians 6:9-10. With those objecting to what he said, did you notice that there was not the slightest bit of indignation over the other sins mentioned in the paraphrased verses? Well in any case, I am glad Mr. Robertson came out on top in the end.

As far as his comments about the black people he knew as being happy during civil rights times, I would question Mr. Robertson a little on that, but I do not take his comments as racist like some folks do. I noticed the media reports left out that he also said that the blacks he worked with in the cotton fields were godly.

Dr. Melissa Harris Perry on her weekend MSNBC program made fun along with her panel guests of Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson. Later, she profusely apologized. Zo does not think the apology is authentic, but I will cut her a little slack.  Besides, Mitt Romney accepted her apology.

He Said He Could Pay a Little More, But Paid Less

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I know this is a little late, but it is still good. Last October, a woman told me she was voting for Barack Obama because he had integrity when it came to taxation. She felt that Mitt Romney with all his wealth paid less taxes than she did, and she is not financially wealthy. She liked Pres. Obama saying that wealthy folks, such as himself could afford to pay little more. I wonder what this woman is thinking now! Hey, Pres. Obama paid less and not even a little less in taxes.

Reasons for Voting Democratic

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This is good, but I heard other comments as to why people voted Democratic. One for example among black folks is, “If Romney won, he would put us back in slavery.” Now that comes across ridiculous to me, but lot of folks in my family/friend circle really believed that about Mitt Romney. Romney’s 47% comment really did him in. His campaign managers did not do enough damage control on that one.

As far as #7 goes, I use to be a part of the Christian crowd that votes the Democratic Party while ignoring their official stand on being nothing wrong with abortion i.e. destroying an unborn baby. Being spiritually convicted on abortion is a big part of the reason as to why I now have a hard time voting that political party. It shames me that I was even okay with abortion for a time. I wonder how Christian Democrats can vote for Barack Obama who supports the killing of a baby that survives a late-term abortion! I wonder why they do not mind their tax money going to financial support of abortion!

From my experiences through Facebook interactions, reading columns and listening to voters on radio, TV, some family and friends, #9 is a pretty popular reason why Barack Obama and Democrat candidates received their votes. How often did I hear that this country was center-right? Well, according to the Nov 6 election victories, that definitely is no longer true. Too many people really think they have a right to the money of someone who is more financially successful. Too many people feel entitled to services they can’t afford on their own and have no problem with increased taxpayer support. The left side has really grown. Those of us who know better, should be very concerned, because these people are helping socialism to take a much stronger hold of this country.

Post Election Thoughts on The Republicans and Democrats.

Well, starting with my Sunday Veterans Day post,  it has been about 2 months since my last post. I did not mean to take this long of a hiatus from blogging, but I did. I had a gut feeling that Mitt Romney was not going to win the presidential election, but did get my hopes up a little seeing such large enthusiastic crowds at the Romney rallies. The pundits on the right got it so wrong. For example, Glenn Beck predicted over 300 electoral vote victory for Romney.  How wrong was that? I knew not to get excited over Dick Morris’s landslide prediction for Mr. Romney. His wrong predictions extremely outweigh his correct ones.

People everywhere are saying that the Republican Party is in shambles and needs to change. Radio talker and libertarian minded, but Republican voter Neal Boortz does not like the social issues wing of the Republican Party. He along with so many others blame that wing for pushing the anti-abortion stand. Then there are those who point to the Republican Party being anti-gay and anti-immigration.

Please, Republicans Party do not change your platform on issues that will turn you into a democratic lite political party. It is fine with me that the Republican Party is anti-abortion, pro traditional family and anti-illegal immigration.

The Democrats are really not about personal responsibility. That phony “War on Women” proves it. The real “War on Women” is in the Islamic Middle East and it is showing up in countries of Islamic immigration.  Late last summer at the Democratic Presidential Convention, I found it awful that even the First Lady, Michelle Obama emphasized a woman’s right to free birth control and the right to choose which is really the right to abort/kill unborn babies, all at taxpayers’ expense. It saddens me to see that so many women in this country agree with the First Lady. God help us if the Republicans go that direction.

The Democrat Party is officially pro gay everything. They are behind the gay lifestyle being taught in public schools. I cannot go with that. Single as I am, I am pro traditional marriage and traditional family. The pro-illegal immigration does have some Republican backers. The latest to join that side is conservative radio talker and TV host, Sean Hannity. I do admit I think something should be done only for children brought here by their illegal immigrating parents. That does not include giving them  instate college tuition rates or types of privileges that put them ahead of citizens in this country.

I am seeing too many Republicans giving up. Some of my Facebook friends have gone to posting pictures of cutesy animals in place of hard-hitting pro Republican and conservative news links. Not me! As a former Democrat, I remember when the Democratic Party went through similar tough times. They did not give up. They did not become Republican lite. In fact, they went further left and now we have Barack Obama for a 2nd term. Yes, Republicans need to evaluate what went right and wrong and then positively move on to push conservative ideas for future victories.

Watching the Presidential Conventions

I started being a presidential convention watcher the summer I turned 17 in 1968. There was no cable back in those days. TV was pretty much the 3 major broadcast networks and they all showed the conventions. In Philly there was a minor exception of UHF channels for non convention viewing options. At that time in Philly, we had channels 17 and 48. Channel 17 gave the clearer picture with old movies. so that was the choice in my household against the Republican convention. I did watch much of the 68  Chicago  Democratic convention due to the televised violent protests. I paid more attention to the Democratic conventions until 1984. While still very much a Democrat, I did make a point to watch the 1984 Republican convention due to my curiosity at the time for black Republicans.

From then on I watched both Democrat and Republican conventions.  I still get a laugh when thinking back to the late Texas Governor, Ann Richards’ really funny speech against George Herbert Walker Bush at the 1988 Democrat Convention. I started work earlier that day at 7:30 a.m.. I never went home after work but killed time until the start of Vacation Bible School at my church (I was the assistant director). When I got home that evening a little after 9 p. m., I turned on the TV to watch the remainder of the convention. The late Governor Richards was hilarious. But the Democrat presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis eventually lost. In another little interesting tidbit, that was the first time seeing Bill Clinton and I automatically thought that he would be president within the decade.  It only took 4 years.

I really enjoyed this 2012 Republican convention. I even think if I was still a Democrat, I would be quietly liking it. A Democratic member in my household gave it a thumbs up. I responded in front of the TV  at home to the wonderful speeches like the delegates did in Tampa. I know some Republicans/conservatives did not like Gov. Chris Christie’s speech as I did. It was not red meat enough for some, but he made the right points. I also liked Gov. Scott Brown’s and Gov. Nikki Haley’s speech. The Wednesday night speeches of Gov. Susana Martinez, Condoleezza Rice who was absolutely fabulous, and Republican VP candidate, Rep Paul Ryan topped the convention for me. I love the budgeting, numbers crunching Ryan. I am so glad, Romney picked him to be his running mate. Pres. Obama and the Democrats do not have anyone in economic matters that comes even close to Rep. Ryan.

Mitt Romney’s speech was a good Republican energizer. Yes, I know he is conservative-light, but I go with him and Rep. Ryan over the already proven socialist directed, increased government controlling and economy depleting Obama/Biden ticket. We really do not need another four years of those two. I will be watching the Democratic Convention for a 2nd time as a Republican. I will be looking for the spin, condoning of illicit social behavior, going for the emotional (and racial) heart-strings and the ignoring of the hard cold economic facts.