Remember all of Romney’s ideas for college tuition difficulties? How about the vouchers for public school nonsense, that should ring bells. If you think politics is dirty business, look closer at the tactics of private colleges and the way they try to take advantage of veterans. If you have a child about to start college, or was considering continuing your own education, you may want to read this article.
I was thinking of all the actors on the stage of Decision 2012, including the wives of the presidential and vice presidential nominees in the aftermath of President Obama’s victory.
Ann Romney immediately springs to mind as one of the powerful tools in the Romney/Ryan tool box. She is attractive, well spoken, aristocratic, by all accounts an excellent mother. Her battle with Multiple Sclerosis, her dressage therapy, and unwavering support of her husband has made her a media darling.
I woke this morning to the good news. President Obama had one a hard fought, long battle to stay in the White House for four more years. I cannot stay up late, I have to man my post at work very early, so the news came as a pleasant start to my day.
As someone who believes in good sportsmanship, I refrained from crowing my pleasure, only giving in to one positive tweet:
ceceliamorgan Woke up to my preferred president! Color me optimistic!
After all the ups and downs, dog-whistles, and ridiculousness of the GOP Primary, and horribly divisive Romney campaign filled with fact averse statements, and the most pumped up media coverage of a presidential race to date, America chose to stay the course. Continue reading
November 6, 2012 is finally here.
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.
Only one Senate candidate has Mitt Romney starring in their TV ads: Richard Mourdock. This douche must be a member of the 700 Club, and we know how they feel about the ladies!
Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for Senate in Indiana, publicly said pregnancy from rape is a “gift from God.” Yeah. That’s the kind of stupid statements we can expect from Mitt Romney’s crazy religious friends, and indicates what they’ll be up to, should they get control of our government.
Whipsaw Willard, in a rare instance of not changing his position on any given issue, continues to stand behind Mourdock, refusing to withdraw support as many in the Republican party have called for. Continue reading
What did Mitt Romney really mean by his comments about helping during times of disaster during the Republican Primary? Future plans to foist the response to natural disasters to state governments, charity and the private sector, or just more red meat for the deficit fetishists in the Tea Party, just to get the GOP nomination? Continue reading
We don’t often talk about the Republican candidate for president’s Mexican roots, do we? Mitt Romney, potentially the next president of the United States, has family roots in Mexico. Well, here is a piece on the place where his father, George Romney was born. The reporter who wrote the article linked below, actually visited the Mormon colonies where the Romney family fled from so long ago, a rural frontier where thousands of Mormons still live, and balance loyalty between America and Mexico. Read more: The Romneys’ Mexican History | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine.
We are all excited for the second presidential debate and in the meantime, Jon Stewart explores the Romney Tax Plan, that mythical plan which will reduce the deficit, reduce taxes, and yet magically cost no one anything Continue reading