He may be a nice guy in many ways, and a smart guy, but he is definitely not presidential material. So good bye Herman and good bye "9-9-9".
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Well, after all, I'm 62. I don't really feel that old other than my knees. The surgeon will tell me tomorrow what will happen to them. I think he might suggest chopping my legs off above the knees and gluing titanium joints in their place. I must admit that I am not looking forward to that.
But thanks for the birthday wishes. Next year at this time I will be 63 and my knees will be 1. We will both have about the same life expectancy.
Well, this is my message from Starbucks this morning.
By the way, I like my coffee black.....very black.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Newt Gingrich is the leader in the Iowa Republican primary for a good reason. He has shown that he is a superior debater, has experience in government, is level headed in not attacking his opponents, and offers a plan of action for the U.S. debt and for immigration.
On the subject of immigration, all the other candidates want to expel all the illegals and close the borders to illegal immigrants. Closing the borders to them is a no brainer. But sending them all back might not be the right thing to do. Gingrich maintains that many of these immigrants have been in the United States for twenty-five years. They have married American Citizens, had children, worked jobs, and paid taxes. He says that to sent them back would break up their families and that is morally wrong. I tend to agree with him. Let's remember, we are a melting pot and a country of immigrants.
There is a way to do both. First, provide a legal path to citizenship for those who meet certain criteria. Expel those who don't. Tighten the borders against other illegals coming in. Criteria that should be met is that the immigrant should be married to an American Citizen, have a job, pay taxes, have health insurance, and stay out of trouble. That includes cleaning up their own kid's graffiti.
Yes, I know there is much more to it than that. But breaking up families and leaving children fatherless and possibly homeless is not the right thing to do.
So, at this point I am leaning towards Newt. I just wish I could like him better.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Well, I call him stupid! Stupid, stupid, stupid. I am wondering how a guy who has never held a real job in his life can call the rest of us lazy. Does he live in the same world (nix that) universe as the rest of us.
For years I've been up at 5:00 am each morning, I drove out to my jobs, I climbed up and down ladders, lifted heavy shingles, sheetrock, lumber and concrete. I've worked long hours on bad knees and come home dead tired. Then that yahoo in the White House accuses me of being lazy while he is out on some Hawaiian golf course spending my hard earned dollars.
This president does not have the ability to think rationally. He doesn't even understand that you can't be in Hawaii playing golf while calling Americans lazy. He just doesn't get it. Can't the Democrats come up with somebody better than him to run for president......like maybe Mitt Romney. Oh, I forgot Mitt is a Republican.... or so he says.
Anyway, I am greatly offended by this president who discounts the value of anyone who has an opposing view. Somehow he thinks he has helped our country, but in reality he has taken away from our country. He's not the savior he was elected to be. But he has further injured our economy, he has alienated our most important allies, he has bowed down to the Arabs, he has made us more energy dependent, he has..... well he has..... screwed up.
Now he has committed the cardinal sin. He told the whole world that I am lazy. Is that because I don't play golf with him?
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Newt Gingrich is rising from the dead. It seemed that at one time his political career was over because of his personal life and indiscretions that turned Americans away.... even those Republicans who strongly supported him. Most of us know the details of his personal life, and those I do not care to recount here. During this election campaign season Gingrich has slowly edged his way to third place and is currently gaining momentum.
I have not been listening to the debates, but the word is that Gingrich is consistent and is by far the most knowledgeable and is the best spoken of all the candidates. I have heard several interviews with Gingrich and I must say that I do like what he is saying. And when I take a look at his record while Speaker of the House I have to think that he is most able to get things done. The "things done," of course is restoring our economy and reversing some very liberal pieces of legislation that have been passed over the past three years.... and longer.
One thing for sure is that Gingrich's character will e scrutinized. If he is, indeed, the Republican nominee the democrats and the liberal press will take aim at his past life and will pound away at it in the same manner they have been attacking Herman Cain.
When Gingrich was asked about how he would handle this he gave this answer, (not verbatim) He said that he was sure that his past life would be scrutinized. But he also said that he had asked God's forgiveness. Then he added that it would be up to the people to decide. And he said these things with no panic or fear.
I like his response. He made no effort to downplay his past or to cover it up. He just seemed to indicate that God had forgiven him and now it is up to the people.
Is Gingrich's past flawed? Yes. Will it affect his election chances? Yes. But would he make a good president? I believe that once again the answer is yes? Will he be elected as president? Probably not. But I am glad he is there making sense of the Republican debates.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Where there is smoke there is usually fire.... but I am not sure in this case. Yet, having said that.... I'm still not sure in this case.
Herman Cain is a guy I would like to support because he has all the right philosophies, ones which he has proven in his business world. I think he would make a good president, if not a great president. The allegations against him do cast a cloud over him. Nothing is provable and like I said, where there is smoke there is usually fire. However, in this case we also need to take into consideration the character of those making the allegations.
I find it truly amazing that all the women coming forward are Democrats. I also find it interesting that some of them work for the democrat political machine and that these stories are breaking through Politico, which is an organization that truly hates Republicans and shows strong support for liberals and democrats alike (same thing). I wouldn't be surprised if money was changing hands in order to get these women to tell a story (like a book deal). They wanted money to not tell a story and I am betting that they want money to tell a story. Sorry, but that makes them pretty incredible.
I think the Obama Regime sees Herman Cain as their primary opponent. After all, a black Republican introduces a whole new concept to black voters. The democrats no longer have a monopoly on the blacks and that could spell trouble at election time. I know that the Obama camp is pretty thrilled over this breaking news. What is troubling is that there are also some Republican candidates that are equally as thrilled. But at this point Herman is holding his own.
I believe that Americans regardless of race or political party are fed up with the smear campaigns that have been prevalent over the last several elections, and I think they see what is happening to Herman is a smear campaign.
I think that Herman Cain's Candidacy will falter in time as a result of what is happening now. These allegations will continue to dog him. The only people who know the truth are those making the allegations and Mr.s Cain, himself. And we don't know, and may never know who is really telling the truth. But, hey, to this point he may be more forthright than Mr. Clinton ever was, and Mr. Clinton's lies never seemed to bother the left. Why all the to do now?
If Mr. Cain goes away, Newt Gingrich will be the benefactor. Think about that!