I follow posts and receive emails from many organizations and political news sites, and I like to share the intriguing ones with you. The challenge Josh Silver from United Republic poses to us: Can we collectively influence NBC to refrain from airing Political campaign ads during the broadcasts of the Olympic Games? Mightn’t we be allowed to enjoy the London Games in our homes without stressful attack ads? Will NBC listen to our pleas, or will the ocean of money win? Who can say, but, just the same, I signed the petition, and maybe you should to. Continue reading
Now that we are down to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in the GOP primary race, and the real sniping at President Barack Obama will begin, I want to point out some burning issues regarding health and business, that in my opinion, should be addressed during the current Presidential election cycle: Continue reading
Is the 2012 Republican presidential primary a race to the bottom? Let’s review. 2011′s Debt Ceiling fiasco, Muslim paranoia, birth-er movement nonsense, the fact that brainiacs like Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry were considered as real candidates for the Grand Old Party’s nomination…..yikes! Continue reading
They say we get the government we deserve, but this is ridiculous! Decision 2012 has been a polarizing year for politics, with the long battle for the Republican nomination dominating the American media. The Supreme Court has allowed those with enough money to run their own campaigns for the candidate of their choice, and you know that is going to have heinous repercussions. Continue reading
It occurs to me that if any corporation, group or foreign country can donate crazy cash to presidential campaigns, or their super PACs, the candidate should have to wear corresponding labels like race car drivers, or athletes. Newt Gingrich would shill for the Sands & Venetian casinos, Mitt Romney for the Marriott hotels, and President Barack Obama for Goldman Sachs. Politicians like to throw buzzwords like ‘transparency’ around, so lets see exactly who has financed the campaigns, and then when legislation that benefits that party appears we won’t be surprised. Fundraising is a necessary evil….Secret money is UN-American, we should demand full disclosure.
You may have noticed this past year, an unprecedented wave of legislation devoted to voting restrictions which appear aimed at keeping a whole demographic from voting. Oh, lord, save us from the scourge of voter fraud! For many Americans come upon hard times, the choice between paying for a photo ID so they can vote, or spending that $25 or more on a more immediate concern like food, would be no choice at all. Continue reading