An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 6 May 2011
Well, I DVR’d the debate. Really wasn’t in the mood last night.
Ok…I can tell ya….Johnson is out!
As usual, Ron Paul does speak his mind, some of which I agree with, but I just can’t support him for president. He’s a wee bit too flaky. Ok, MORE than just a wee bit.
Pawlenty….nope! Too much of a greenie.
Santorum? He’s done ok. I’ve always liked him, but I just don’t see him as a strong candidate.
So, that’s leaves us with Herman Cain. While quite impressive, but I can’t quite get there yet.
Just my rough take on the event. I really wished some of the other had shown up……like Bachman and West.
It’s Just Lipstick on a Pig, Mr. President
Despite the good news this week about Osama bin Laden’s demise, all is not rosy for President Barack Obama — at least in the eyes of the American people. The approval of his handling of the economy hit an all-time low with only 34 percent of Americans giving him a thumbs up, according to a CBS/New York Times poll.
Looking for a reason why? According to the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report, unemployment rose from 8.8 percent to 9 percent in April. And though the U.S. economy added 244,000 jobs, beating expectations, the bad news is that when the bar for success is set so low, even increasing unemployment and decent job growth can seem like a silver lining on a dark and stormy cloud. Or if you want another metaphor, try “lipstick on a pig.”
Gonna give the man a chance to save this one. If he doesn’t, we’re going to add to our peacock feather collection! (insert appropriate peacock hating words here)