The United States is not and never has been a ‘Christian nation’. America’s Founding Fathers explicitly designed the country on pluralist grounds and encouraged Americans to accept people of all religious backgrounds. This is why the actions of a junior high school teacher named Linda White of Mississippi are so anti-American. White told her students…… Continue reading Commentary: It’s anti-American to care about the President’s religion
In this post from yesterday, I provided a glimpse into what you could expect in Round 2 of the Obama vs. Romney debates. One of the reasons why I wrote that post was due to my confidence in knowing what the issues would be and how Obama and Romney were going to handle themselves. And…… Continue reading Round 2 of Obama vs. Romney, just as I predicted
What Obama has to do to win: He needs to appear aggressive and attack Romney and his winner-take-all society. He needs to have energy, confidence, and that twinkle in his eye. He needs to specifically hit Romney on his 47% comments. He also needs to specifically hit Romney on his activities at Bain Capital. He needs…… Continue reading What to expect in Round 2 of Obama vs. Romney debate
You don’t have to tell the truth to win a debate, but you do have to have fine talking points, clear and simple policies, effective communication, good body language, sound composure, a sense of humour, and a competitive edge. I woke up this morning and read on Twitter that media outlets the world over are…… Continue reading Politics: Impression on first debate is Romney winner
The arsonist attack at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo adds to the growing concern that the constitutional right to worship freely is not safeguarded when it comes American Muslims. In the summer of 2012, 8 mosques were attacked in just eleven days (Salon.com). In Joplin, Missouri, a mosque was destroyed by an arsonist; the same…… Continue reading Commentary: Time for Obama to say something about mosque attacks across U.S.
Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post weighs in on the Obama vs. Romney debates: ‘Romney’s task is more difficult. For the umpteenth time, he has to introduce himself to the American people. He has to erase the impressions left by all the Mitt Romneys we met earlier—the clueless rich guy, the heartless private-equity baron who likes…… Continue reading Politics: Will the ‘real’ Mitt Romney please stand up at the debates?
Here’s a brilliant idea… let’s go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan even though we don’t have the money to pay for it. We can just put the tab on our credit cards. $3,000,000,000,000 isn’t that much money anyways. No worries. Here’s another good idea. While we’re at war, let’s give tax breaks to the…… Continue reading Politics: The deficit as another example of the ‘alternative universe’ of the Republican Party
Many people who are from or have lived in Massachusetts know that Romney, while Governor, led a state which was near the bottom of the national list for JOB GROWTH. During his administration, he also piled up more DEBT per person than any other state and CUT taxes for millionaires. Romney’s track record in no…… Continue reading Politics: What Massachusetts knows about Romney’s ‘business experience’
In a nut-shell, Mitt Romney insinuated on his recent visit to Jerusalem that Israel’s economy performs well because Israeli society has a superior culture. Inevitably, Romney also hinted that the Palestinian economy does not perform well because Palestinian society lacks ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, thus making Palestinian culture ‘inferior’. Romney’s ‘logic’, therefore, suggests that a strong…… Continue reading Weak Economy Means an Inferior Culture?
Dear my Israeli donor friends, I have some ideas. Don’t tell ANYONE what I’m about to propose. Donate $10 million to my campaign and the US will strike Iranian nuclear sites with missiles by February 2013. Of course that’s if I’m elected President. Donate $40 million to my campaign and the US will invade Iran…… Continue reading Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem
It’s safe to say that foreign policy was not the strong suit of this year’s contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Rick Perry labeled the Turkish government “Islamic terrorists.” Newt Gingrich referred to Palestinians as “invented” people. Herman Cain called Uzbekistan “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” and memorably blanked when asked what he thought of NATO’s incursion into Libya.…… Continue reading LOL – Republicans and foreign policy
There’s an obvious variable here – would Rubio even accept the invitation to be Romney’s running mate? Reports are already suggesting he wants no part, but it’s hard to imagine he’d pass it up (but you never know). Either way, Romney wanting Rubio to serve as his running mate makes sense for a number of reasons,…… Continue reading 10 reasons why Romney chooses Rubio