Black and white

Fine print on the side of a truck

Fine print on the side of a truck (Photo credit: gsbrown99)

Just saw a black and white ad on the tube attacking President Obama. In the fine print, it said that the ad was not in support of a specific candidate. In a two candidate race, Barack and Mitt, if you attack one candidate, how can the ad not be in support of the other candidate?

Why I support Barack

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard an Ameri...

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard an American boat in California, 1964. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a lifelong Republican, other members of the GOP express surprise or worse at my support of the President. Sometime after Ronald Reagan’s presidency, the GOP stopped offering candidates who were good men and good for the country as a whole. If there is a class war in the US, the GOP started it. I will not support any candidate, Republican or Democratic, who will not work for the good of ALL Americans. I believe that Barack Obama has the welfare of all Americans as his goal. Therefore, I support him.

Our political system works best when we have two competing candidates and parties that offer competing solutions for the nation’s problems. What we have today are too many individuals in both parties who put their careers and welfare ahead of their duty to the country. In a word, the system is rotten with corruption. Washington, DC, makes the Augean stables look like a pristine clean room by comparison. The cleansing of the Augean stables was one of the 12 labors of Hercules in ancient mythology.

Mitt the victim

English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily...

English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily Pakistan in 1997; behind him on the wall is an AK-47 carbine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When the phone rings in the White House at 3:00 am, who do you want there to answer it?  Barack Obama who got Osama bin Laden, or Mitt Romney who whimpers about the opposition using Chicago style politics to defeat him. Which candidate is capable of dealing with foreign allies and foreign adversaries including Chavez and Putin?

2 good men

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or Barack Hussein Obama and Willard Mitt Romney, are good men. In his book, No Apology, Mitt had a few words of praise for Barack in a book that took as its title a phrase critical of the President. The book touted Mitt’s accomplishments as the governor of Massachusetts. In the areas of education and healthcare, I think that he has something to be proud of and to contribute to the national discussion. IF there were a national discussion of the issues.

We know why Barack wants a second term. We do not know why Mitt wants to be president. He has not told us his reasons. I think that he wants to outperform his father who lost the 1968 nomination to Nixon. Unfortunately for Mitt and doubly unfortunate for us, the only available political party to use as a vehicle for Mitt’s ambition is the TEA party dominated GOP. To gain their support, Mitt is saying and doing things that he would not dream of under other circumstances. It is a tragedy. Even more so if Mitt achieves his goal and is elected.

Money and happiness

"The Third-Term Panic", by Thomas Na...

“The Third-Term Panic”, by Thomas Nast, originally published in Harper’s Magazine 7 November 1874. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy almost everything else. The GOP are counting on buying the 2012 election. If it becomes apparent to them that Mitt can’t win, and so I believe, they will direct their cash hoard to ensuring enough GOP members of Congress to continue their obstruction. Thus we will be able to look forward to 2 or 4 more years similar to the past 4 years. Almost immediately they will start to be jockeying for position for the 2016 election. To prevent President Obama being labelled a lame-duck, I think that an effort to repeal the 2-term limit would be a good idea.