Thursday, August 27, 2009

GOP: Great White Hope Needed To Derail Obama?

Some people in the Republican Party have seemingly lost their minds since the election of Barack Hussein Obama! Some of these folks can't seem to let it go that Barack Obama is black, and he is the president. End of story.

Now, it is down right ludicrous some of the words emanating from the lips of some GOP leaders. Case in point, Topeka Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, during a recent town hall meeting said that Republicans would need to embrace a great "White Hope" to derail the agenda of President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.

What???? "Great White Hope"? And this great White Hope's job is to do what exactly? Will he display super human strength or a superior intellect to discount Obama's? Will he corral or woo those hundreds of thousands of white voters who voted for Obama and convince them to vote 'white only' in the next election? What???

I had hoped these words were a misprint of what was said... because it is hard to believe she really said that.

But, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal, Jenkins identifies three potential members of the U.S. House of Representatives as these "Great White Hopes" -- House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). All are future leaders in the GOP... and all three are white, as is Jenkins.

"So don't, you know, lose faith if you are a conservative," Jenkins went on to say.

So, help me here... no other nationality has the 'juice' to take Obama down? No great "Hispanic Hope"? Or great "Asian Hope"... or even a great "Black or Indian Hope" has the political muscle to derail the Obama agenda? Is Jenkins' and other white GOP brothers/sisters thinking that only a white male has the power to dethrone the half white/half black Obama? Unbelieveable....

And the GOP leadership continues to wonder why they can't attract minorities to the Republican tent in any sizeable numbers. Augh!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Vacation May Seal Obama's Fate

Whoever advised President Barack Obama to go on a week's vacation in elite's-ville a/k/a Martha's Vineyard, especially in the midst of the worst economic times evah... must have really hated the president's guts. Now another day or another time... there would be nothing wrong with the Obama's going wherever they wanted to go for vacation.

But what? With so many Americans feeling the impact of this brutal economy: either someone in their family or someone close to them out of work; credit cards–– which often served as mini-loans that helped keep the family budget afloat from month to month–– now maxed out and financial ruin on the horizon; daily reports of run away government spending that may mean an increase in their taxes; the hundreds of thousands of Americans losing, or walking away from their homes and living in uncertainty from week to week... not knowing how, or if they are going to make it... just which of Obama's advisers suggested to him to spend his vacation in a luxurious, expensive, hotty-totty, Republican-owned home in the richest neighborhood in the nation? While most folks in the U.S. couldn't even afford to take the grandchildren to grandma's house this summer, or buy a steak, or take their family to a movie because many are 'broke'... the president should have sacrificed this vacation spot this year to show he is in sync with the majority of the nation.

The spot: the Blue Heron Farm, a 28-acre retreat in the town of Chilmark, once deemed one of the most expensive towns in America, is among a stable of resorts that fetch $35,000 to $50,000 a week. It has been widely reported that the Obamas "are paying their own way", and that taxpayers will not pay for his, and his family's, portion of the rental property. But taxpayers will have to pay for the space being occupied by his huge entourage.

Granted, this vacation spot decision was probably made to allow him, and his family, the opportunity to attend the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, slated on Martha's Vineyard next week. But... wisdom should have kicked in and the president's better 'judgment'–– which was emphasized during his campaign as a strong suite of his–– should have made him realize that this is neither the right time, nor is this the economic or political climate to appear extravagant, elitist, or in any way 'above-the-hurting-people' he serves.

Perhaps, he should have taken his family to a Motel 6 in middle America, and spent his week eating burgers and fries, visiting homeless shelters and distributing food to the new poor. A vacation such as that would have shown that he "gets it", that he relates to the masses in America... and just may have helped his 'sure-to-continue' plummeting poll numbers.

Martha's Vineyard. Not a good idea. Not now!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Americans Direct Anger At Obama

Gee... I go on vacation for 2 weeks to enjoy my grand babies, when I return to bloggersville, it seems as if America has gone completely 'postal'. There is this explosively charged atmosphere and vitriolic anger that's hovering in the air. And quite frankly, it is very dangerous.

Are these angry Americans true patriots or are they mean hate mobs? Well, from what the pictures depict, this anger is not only real... but it appears that it is not going away anytime soon. What seems to be at the root of this anger is that people who gave President Obama the benefit of the doubt and voted for him back in November are finding out the following each day:

- that his promises or his 'word' is only good for that moment;
- he is less than truthful when talking to the American people on key issues––often misrepresenting the facts or just boldly fibbing;
- his style (which sometimes includes ridicule of opponents, public chastisement of groups of people; portraying himself or his beliefs as one way, but representing or acting out his true core values and beliefs completely opposite of what he says) is offensive

It's time President Obama's inner circle of advisors speak truth to him... and do it quickly. But not only that... he would do himself well if he listens to them, get his ego in check, and move back toward governing the nation from the center. If he does not, he will lose the rest of the Independents and those who bit the bullet and voted for him over McCain, and never get them back.

Another point he needs to consider and do it post haste: stop pissing off Israel and Bibi Netanyahu. Every U.S. leader who has supported Israel... has been blessed with God's favor, and the nation as well. Israel is our ally and we don't need President Obama jeopardizing the years of harmonious relationship by alienating the Jews!

President Obama has time to either turn his presidency and legacy around now... or continue on his present path: the fast track to becoming a lame duck President for the remainder of his term, and a one-term president come 2012. He needs to decide his course of action during his summer vacation.... because from all indications, those 'bitter, bible thumping, gun toting patriot/mobs' are only going to get bigger, louder, and more angry!