Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After what was a divisive election by all estimates, the country now has to heal. It also needs to move forward. So what can be done to achieve this?
After billions of dollars and almost two years of constant campaigning, there's very little difference in Washington. The Presidency, the House and the Senate remain as they have been since 2010. Despite all the rhetoric, no one party was given any overwhelming mandate by the voters. They are still each blaming the other side for the gridlock and the gridlock remains. So where do we go from here? How do we come together? What do you think our elected officials need to do to unite the country? What do we as individuals need to do to learn tolerance of each others views?
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thousands of lawyers already deployed to battleground states.
The New York Times is reporting that thousands of lawyers from all around the country have already been deployed to battleground states. The reason - to be in place should there be a need Tuesday to contest each vote. According to the polls, the vote is so close at this point in the race that nobody is sure of the outcome. The NY Times reports that Democrats have 2,500 lawyers in Ohio alone, 600 of them just in Cuyahoga County. Each party is expressing fear of sabotage and is taking advanced steps to make sure nothing illegal prevents their guy from winning. Do you expect to know who the successful presidential candidate is by Wednesday morning or do you expect another 2000? Should that happen, how do you feel about dealing with any more …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Some people, even on the Democratic side, have suggested actress and co-chair of the Obama campaign, Eva Longoria, should step down after retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican candidates.
Everybody has been all a twitter recently about a couple of tweets, or to be exact, retweets, by actress Eva Longoria. Since she is co-chair of the president’s campaign, there are people who believe retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican presidential candidates was not a smart move. These were retweeted during the presidential debate on Tuesday and the vice presidential debate last week – the full text of which can be found on The Huffington Post. At first Longoria tried the Anthony Weiner defense. She insinuated that her twitter account was randomly retweeting on its own. However, she has since come out and apologized if her retweet about Gov. Mitt Romney was offensive to anyone. The tweet, in part, called minorities and women “…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Is this proof we're ready for the presidential election to just be over?
We're one debate short of the end, and these spoofs by radio and the Internet seemed to be proof that we're about ready for the whole thing to be over. So if you were stressed about the direction of the debate, take some time out to click on these links - they're good for more than a laugh or two. Lightened the whole election for me. I think I may make it through to November after all. Enjoy! A few minutes from Thursday's Debate courtesy of Badlipreading.com - hillarious! A few minutes from Thursday's Debate courtesy of the Bert Show And a few minutes from Thursday's Debate Songified courtesy of the Bert Show
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16, taking place at Long Island's Hofstra University.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. You can watch the debate live on Patch and comment with fellow Patch readers beginning at 8:45 p.m. tonight. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. This time, Long Island will play host at Hofstra University. Check below for more information on the Hofstra debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate, while Patch sites across Georgia will host a live blog for readers to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mother Jones released a video of Mitt Romney telling a private audience that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. Was this a ruinous gaffe, or has Romney told a hard political truth?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A secret video obtained by Mother Jones magazine has rocked the political world. In that video, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims, are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. He went further, saying he wasn't worried about them. The magazine released a portion of the video Monday. In a late night press conference Monday, Romney said the comments were not "elegantly stated," but were part of a larger conversation about the role of personal responsibility. Romney went on to say the comments were a reflection on "the political process of winning an election, and, of course, I want to help all Americans — all Americans — have a bright and prosperous future." …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Now that we are in the final stretch with two clear choices, what will be key in deciding how you cast your ballot in November?
We now know exactly what our choices are in November. On one hand, we have incumbent President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Challenging them, we have the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket as potential presidential and vice presidential alternatives. For the next almost three months, we are going to be bombarded with facts — some true, many slightly skewed and some outright lies. That's always been the case. But the one thing that can't be argued, is it is two clearly different choices. While many of the issues are going to be debated in a public forum, a vote is a very personal matter. It usually comes down to how things impact the voter directly and not necessarily a big issue that might get a lot of discussion. So what issue is …