Monday, August 27, 2012

A Zinger for MITT and the GOP



I wish all politcal ads were like this!





"Everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end."

14 comments:

J said...

A former Democratic congressman friend of mine once told me that elections are won and lost on phony issues. Regretably, this is true, although there are a few elections that yet manage to be won or lost on trivial issues. In this election, the most important of my life, there is only one issue: Who is going to put our fiscal house in order and start getting the government to live within its means? I have seen Obama try to keep us focused on what in these crippled times are trivial and phony issues: Whether or not government should pay for birth control; whether the Dream Act should be passed; whether gay marriage should be a constitutional right; whether Romney is too rich to be president; whether he caused a steel worker's wife to die of cancer; whether he will put black people back in chains, etc. All this is intended to divert the public's attention from the fact that America's economy, and the nation as a whole, is dying. The main streets of all the small towns in this country are dead..full of empty storefronts. Only when we embrace the reforms advocated by the Simpson-Bowles Commission will employers of America feel confident enough to start investing and hiring again. Obama is simply too sophomoric to change from his failed statist direction. If he was a leader he would have embraced Simpson-Bowles in his 2010 state of the union address. What we got was more high quality bullshit about high speed rails and green power. He is a dogmatic Nero who insists on fiddling while the world burns. But he is a gifted,tough,vicious street politician, and you may expect him through his surrogates to get more hysterical and nasty in the next two months. If this man gets another term, God help us. We will indeed become Greece.

Gary Kelly said...

J obviously means what he says. In this election, the most important of my life... and If this man gets another term, God help us.

I hope y'all like Moussaka with eggplant.

One thing that occurred to me as I read J's dissertation was that Obama beat the toughest lady in world politics to win the presidential nomination last time (even if only just). So from J's point of view, I can understand why he's worried. Romney is probably a puddy tat by comparison.

In Oz, we have a government in power that's more or less equivalent to the Dems in the US... leaning left of center but not too far left. And we're doing just fine, thank you very much. Low unemployment, low inflation, free medical and all that jazz.

Yes, different circumstances, different countries, I know, but it'll certainly be interesting to observe the battle for the white house during the next few months.

How will the outcome affect Oz? It probably won't to any great extent but I can tell you one thing. Oz depends on its military alliance with the US to maintain political stability in our region. If for any reason we lost our Big Bro, we could be in deep poo.

jimm said...

Umm.. j... Ryan didn't support Simpson-Bowles:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/paul-ryan-budget-simpson-bowles-john-spratt_n_1811917.html


Whenever the gop wants to rally their troops, what do the go to? Anti-gay issues! NRA! anti-NOW! Over and over again, EVERY freaking election!

The Main Streets of small towns? They have been dying since the 1970's. Why? Corporate greed. We need an airport. Paid for by the taxpayers. What? No airport? Adios, Main Street!

But I gotta hand it to ya j. Anybody who thinks to put the family dog up in the luggage carrier atop the family car, then has to pull over to wipe the sh*t off the windows... man! that guy is genuine Presidential material !!!

Sorry, can't sleep 2nite.

JustinO'Shea said...

I am awake early. . . having slept, for a while. Quiet here too, and I can't hear the surf. . . .

While I can appreciate and respect the passion in J's ratiocinatio. . . I am more 'comfortable' with JIMMM's line of thinking. Maybe the better word would be "resonate" rather than 'comfortable'.

The publicly decided and proclaimed aim/goal of the GOP, even before Mr Obama was sworn into office, -- to insure that he never serve a second term -- paved the way for a less than successful first term as president. The fixed and determined -- determined by whom? and contrary to the will of the American People -- GOP "Programme" -the total lack of any attempts at cooperation and working for the Common Good of the American People in their determined efforts to insure a failed administration has cost and caused the People of the United States to suffer perhaps irreparable damage and injustice these past four years. And under a GOP RULE [a word deliberately chosen] the worse is yet to come.
Yes, indeed, God help us!

Stew said...

Main street in my little world closed up when corporate America moved in, opened a mall like any mall in America on once fertile farmland just outside of town. It was devastating to the whole town. Since we are just 30 miles from a larger mall, no one goes to the mall and downtown is a ghost town. And this did not happen in the last 3 years.
And if the current government has not accomplished what it set out to, it's because others are standing in the way, if for no other reason than to make them look bad. It's a recipe for disaster no matter who wins as long as they can't work together. If I went against everything that my bosses said, I'd be fired.

Coop said...

Good morning to you, too, Justeen. *sheesh*

I feel like I've been hit by two Green line trains. One driven by the democrats, the other by the republicans. And I'm supposed to vote for them? Tell me why...










gp said...

Anyone who thinks the Simpson-Bowles austerity formula will improve the US economy should take a look at what's happened to the UK the past couple years.

The right-wing Cameron/Clegg government implemented exactly the sort of austerity "reforms" that Simpson-Bowles recommends. And surprise, surprise- not only has the UK gone into a double-dip recession, but its annual budget deficit has increased from 2 years ago.

The UK is now doing worse in terms of recovery from the '08 Great Recession than it did following the Great Depression in 1929.

Coop said...

I'm not watching the parody. I have a soft spot for Louis Tomlinson. He's a member of one direction, yaknow.

JustinO'Shea said...

Coopsta. . who is Louis Tomlinson? Is he running for something?

As for voting: it's your freedom. Don't vote, many other do not.It's free choice. . . . .but. . .oh well.

Justeen? Whoa dude, it is Justin.

Coop said...

Why do I have to pick either Romney or Obama? Why not Ron Paul or Jill Stein or...

People should vote! :-}

JustinO'Shea said...

Well, it is kinda the way it is done. . .but you can choose. . write in RON PAUL. . or TAYLOR LAUTNER. . .or Aflack DUCK. . . .just DO IT. . VOTE.
Duuuuh. ;-)

Gary Kelly said...

Nice to see a bit of humor, Jimm. Have you thought about offering your services as creative director of the Obama advertising campaign?

I was also rather impressed with JustinO's comments about GOP's determination to ensure a failed administration.

jimm said...

...or write in Justin OShea. yukyuk...

and uhh, Justin, get a waterbed. Hear the surf now???

Coop said...

Okay fine, I admit it, the lead singer in the parody is VERY cute. :-)
And Justin, I'll pronounce your name any way I want to. :b~~~~