Showing posts with label President Awesome. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Awesome. Show all posts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chris Rock has a special message for you

 Between him and Samuel L. Jackson you people had better get it together!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Obama's "sugar rush" Romney's rout and it's only September

I'm no longer working in politics, but, here's a non-emotional numbers/ground game wrap up for you. 

Having worked in several losing campaigns I can tell you Obama has Romney on the ropes, no candidate swings wildly at another candidates clear strength (Obama leads on foreign policy) Jack Conway did the same thing going after Rand Paul in 2010 with that goofy Aqua Buddha ad, Romney's campaign is sweating and their position is only getting worse.

First of all, if you live in Kentucky view this race as something entirely out of your control (maybe except for donating money to the candidates). Kentucky is solidly red and will be one of the first states called for Romney come November. 

Kentuckians the swing states are all that count. Your vote in the presidential race is inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

Romney is in panic mode at this point as should be expected. No Republican has won a Presidential race in 88 years without winning Ohio and even after saturating the state with ads and (until last month) retaining a good lead in fundraising, Romney can't even match even in the polls (and this was prior DNC).

Romney's abandoned Michigan as well as Pennsylvania because Obama's number there are solid as well. Both campaigns are diving into Wisconsin. This leaves a wider birth for Obama and a smaller one for Romney to hit the magic 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

You're seeing the mood sour in the Republican circle with the talking heads 2 months before the election (and that's a very bad sign).

Unless something on par with another financial crisis hits, or Obama is caught eating a baby 2012 is over and Obama will get a second term.

That being said, Kentuckians.  You need to vote your progressive candidates in on the local level.  They're going to matter just as much, if not more than your President and Congress.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Obama takes on corporate power, by himself

Although I certainly have problems and differences with President Obama, I applaud some great things he's done:

"On Wednesday it was reported that President Obama was drafting an executive order that would require companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose political contributions that have been secret under the Citizen’s United ruling. A senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Hans A. von Spakovsky, lambasted the proposed executive order saying that, “The draft order tries to interfere with the First Amendment rights of contractors.” Mr. von Spakovsky dutifully made all the right-wing, neo-con arguments including bringing Planned Parenthood and unions into the discussion. The draft order did not exempt any entity from disclosure rules and presents a reasonable requirement on contractors seeking government contracts. Several states have similar “pay to play” laws to prevent businesses from using unlimited donations to buy lucrative state contracts from slimy legislators. Thus far the only legislator who has railed against the proposed order was Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell called the proposal an “outrageous and anti-Democratic abuse of executive branch authority,” and went on to say, “Just last year, the Senate rejected a cynical effort to muzzle critics of this administration and its allies in Congress.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What does a volcanic eruption in Europe, snow storms in Europe, and snow storms in the United States all have in common?

They are natural events that ground airplanes and paralyze transportation.

What does every Western nation have besides the United States that allows them to get around this?

Highspeed Rail.

Good thing Obama and the Democratic congress has an big expansion of highspeed rail. Volcanoes can erupt, snow can fall but the trains still move.

With the shrinking supply of oil The United States has no choice but to look into alternatives in energy and transportation. And while I love an airplane flight we'd better not put all of our eggs into one basket.

It's a true shame that Lexington isn't on this grid... yet.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The numbers are in, Obamacare is succeding

From Forbes via the Los Angeles Times:

"How significant is the impact? While we won’t have full national numbers until small businesses file their 2010 tax returns this April, the anecdotal evidence is as meaningful as it is unexpected.

United Health Group, Inc., the nation’s largest health insurer, added 75,000 new customers working in businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

Coventry Health Care, Inc., a large provider of health insurance to small businesses, added 115,000 new workers in 2010 representing an 8% jump."