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Left And Right Politics

…plus the cream in the center.

Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right

Posted by Billy On May - 17 - 2009

Wouldn’t that line from “Stuck In The Middle With You” make a great slogan for the Libertarian party? LOL

Speaking of the left, seems a growing number of them are dissatisfied with Obama. Josh Gerstein from Politico writes;

Barely four months into his presidency, Obama is confronting growing dissatisfaction among members of his liberal base, who feel spurned by a series of his early decisions on issues ranging from guns to torture to immigration to gay rights. A few, like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, have even hurled the left’s ultimate epithet – suggesting that Obama’s turning into George W. Bush. For liberals who viewed Obama as something of a savior after eight years of Bush, the discontents are piling up.

A growing number of organizations, bloggers and pundits, many of whom kept quiet about slights in Obama’s first few months, are now going public with their disillusionment.

Michael Meyers of the New York Civil Rights Coalition said many Obama supporters (with support from voices on the right) built him up to be more of a liberal icon than his public speeches and writings ever justified.

“They invested in Obama everything they wanted the next president to be. They thought, ‘He’s black, liberal, anti-Iraq War… urban, young.’ He was all of that and smart and he went to a radical church. They just knew,” Meyers said. “They exaggerated him. They saw him as a messiah. No president is a messiah.”

He’s not the person that people thought he was,” Meyers said. “The left is finding that out and the right is finding that out.”

Also from Politico, Andy Barr writes about Republican leaders who are backing Cheney’s criticism of Obama;

Republican leaders on Sunday backed Dick Cheney’s attacks on President Barack Obama, calling the former vice president
a strong asset for the party.

“It doesn’t hurt us, it helps us,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” calling Cheney a “big member in our party.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said ” We know Obama changed his mind in Iraq and decided to follow the advice of the military generals, and we also know that he’s now ordered a surge in Afghanistan just like the one that was successful in Iraq. So I think the administration has responded to the critique of the vice president” that the country is moving in the “wrong direction on national security issues.”

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United States Bankruptcy

Posted by Billy On April - 17 - 2009

The credit crisis and the housing market crash has caused this great country to once again be in need to borrow money from foreign countries to bail out the United States from bankruptcy. It’s to the point that foreign countries own 40% of the US debt that our politicians have given to the citizens of this great nation.

There was a time that the rest of the world would come to us for assistance and aid, now they just come to us for our military aid and to buy more our debt. Over the last five months, our Presidents (Bush and Obama) have passed bills to try to stimulate the economy. It will cost the United States citizens trillions of dollars to pay back the debt that has been added to our already high debt.

China has bought most of the contracts to our debt, which is a treat on our security of this country. What will happen in seven years when we are expected to pay back the Chinese for the money they let us? Will we be able to pay them back or do we just give them the rights to some of our major components of our economy as collateral.

In the last three decades, the United States have been sending many (if not most) of our factory and manufacturing jobs oversea to China. In the process, we’ve lost our edge on being the leader of the industrial age. As we enter the technology age, we’ve already started sending quite a few of those jobs to India. India is also another country that hold a lot of America’s debt. So not only are they advancing their own country’s economy, but they’re also buying our county without us even being aware of it.

Our politicians have been spending way too much money on things they can’t afford. Yes, this country needs to be put back together economically, but they are going about it all wrong. When your family is in a financial bind, do you spend more money to get a hold of the issue or do you spend less to make ends meet?

The United States is in a bad position (between a Barack and a hard place). Our government is spending money that they don’t have, China is a good position to taking over parts of our economy and India is not too far behind them doing the same thing. Add on top of all of it, the fact that we have North Korea shooting long-range missiles and our President isn’t even doing anything about it.

Write your elect official to tell them that they need to secure the safety of this country by not selling our debt to other countries that don’t really care about us. If you’re like me and prefer to talk to them on the phone, then call the U.S. Senate @ 1-202-224-3121

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Send Letters To U.S. Troops

Posted by Joanne On November - 28 - 2008

Operation Gratitude is a terrific organization that was started by one woman who wanted to help the troops after September 11, 2001. To date, they have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages to U.S. troops overseas. They collect items at certain times of the year, but letters are welcomed year round.

My husband, myself and two of our children (my two daughters) decided to get involved and we wrote five letters. Here my two daughters (ages 10 & 13) writing their letters. If you have a few minutes to spare, check out their website for more details and write a letter today. :)

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The Detroit News Endorses McCain

Posted by Joanne On October - 30 - 2008

From The Detroit News:

During these perilous times, the nation needs an experienced, proven leader in the White House. Sen. John McCain is best equipped for the job. The Republican presidential candidate has the character, pragmatism and independence necessary to lead a united America past our poisonous partisan divisions and into a more civil and productive future.

He is both tested and tempered by his extensive political and military experience. But more than anything else, McCain stands out for being his own man, driven by principle and not afraid to challenge the status quo.

He has been among the Senate’s most independent members, repeatedly eschewing ideology to work across the aisle for bipartisan agreements. He has been willing to buck his own party, as he did in leading the push for campaign finance reform, and to rise above political gamesmanship, as he did in negotiating a compromise that broke the judicial nominee logjam. He is nearly alone in the Senate in refusing to thrust his hands into the earmark pork barrel.

And he has been right on the most pressing issues of the day, from climate change to immigration.

Had Congress listened to McCain’s warning in 2005 about the dangers of the exploding sub-prime mortgage market, the financial crisis choking the nation today might be less severe. Had the Bush administration heeded McCain’s plea for a troop surge earlier in the Iraq War, more of America’s soldiers might now be home.

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