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Author Archives: Mr. Universe
The South Has Risen Again (and it’s Just as Ugly as the First Time Around)
Yes, the new Confederacy has returned with Donald Trump leading the charge. Its not just the southern states this time. In 1850 much of the west was unincorporated territories. As rural states they appear to be on the Trump wagon … Continue reading
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You Had Your Fling With the Black Guy, Now Grow Up
Remember this ad from the Republican National Committee? ‘It’s Okay to Make a Change’. There is an underlying racist message within this ad that somewhat insidious. It basically says, “He tried (the President), you tried. It’s okay to make a change”. The implication … Continue reading
Vice President Joe Biden finally said it, albeit politely, when he called out Paul Ryan on his less than accurate statements. “We Irish call it malarkey.” Interestingly, the etymology of the word malarkey is unknown. It’s thought to be someone’s … Continue reading
Go Ahead and Get Wonky. We’ll Wait
It’s been a week since the first presidential debate and President Obama’s somewhat lackluster performance. Now it’s time for the clash of the number twos. Tomorrow night in Dannville, Kentucky Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Paul Ryan square … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Auto bailout, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Obamacare, Paul Ryan, Ryan budget Leave a comment
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Deficit Street?
Of course one of the most memorable lines to come out of the Presidential debate was Mitt Romney’s assertion that one of the ways (in fact the only one he has actually articulated) in which he would offset the costs … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Mitt Romney, PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, Romney budget, Sesame Street 1 Comment
Romney / Ryan 2012…Really?
The president was half joking when he compared Mitt Romney to the reverse Robin Hood but truthfully Romney has selected his Sheriff of Nottingham. It should come as no surprise that Mitt Romney chose the Representative from Wisconsin Paul Ryan as his running … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Marco Rubio, MittRomney, Paul Ryan, Rob Portman, Romney, Vice president 2 Comments
Yachtboating; the New Swiftboating?
In the 2004 Presidential campaign the political gloves came off, so to speak, when a group of Vietnam War veterans was enlisted by a Republican special interest group (known as a 527 or the equivalent of today’s SuperPac) released negative … Continue reading
The Tipping Point in the Presidential Election is…Omaha?
It’s a tight race. President Obama has maintained the lead but surprisingly, for an incumbent, not by very much. Conservatives have wistfully hoped that there would be some watermark that would propel Mitt Romney into the lead but it has never materialized. … Continue reading