An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 14 June 2011
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state’s contentious union rights law can go into effect, giving Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory.
Walker pushed the law that eliminates most of public employees’ collective bargaining rights and forces them to pay more for their health and pension benefits. He says it’s needed for the state to address its budget problems.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling provides our state the opportunity to move forward together and focus on getting Wisconsin working again,” Walker said in a statement.
….3….2…..1 And let the lefty whining begin!
The president tells TODAY’s Ann Curry in an exclusive interview that while “there are days where I say that one term is enough,” “what keeps me going is a belief that the work that we started in 2009 is not yet complete.” (source)
Yeah…there are still too many people with jobs, not enough on food stamps, and there are still too many privately owned businesses.
Well, we watched the debate last night. To say we were less than whelmed, would be an understatement. It really wasn’t a debate at all. It was a guy asking questions, who really enjoyed the sound of his own voice. Very few of the questions could be answered in a 30 second sound bite. I guess the CNN crowd has a short attention span, and instead of getting in depth answers, ya got a very brief half, or quarter answer. Of course, that makes for some interesting talking heads commentary, but really didn’t do the voters, or the candidates justice.
Now that I’ve slept on it, rather badly I might add, I guess I’d have to say…..there was no clear winner. How could there be? See above.
Who do I think did the best? *thinking* All gave some great answers.
I found myself quite surprised when I agreed with Newt on a number of issues. He’s a smart dude, but he’s shoved his foot so far down his throat so many times his toes can scratch his hinder, there is just no way I could support him in the primaries. Think “Newt and Nancy, sitting on a couch….she’s a moonbat and he’s a slouch!” That’s just one problem I have with him.
Mitt Romney appeared a wee bit too plastic, both in appearance, and his answers. While I don’t dislike him, and he is a bright fellow, his baggage of RomneyCare, the flip flopping on abortion, and a number of other things I’ve learned over the last few years keeps me from being able to get enthusiastic. The fact that the ‘establishment’ seems to think it’s “his turn” puts me off even more. They decided it was John McCain’s turn in ’08 and look where that got us! For some reason, I see him as a wee bit too slick.
Ron Paul. ‘Nuff said! While the man is good on fiscal issues, when he goes off on his isolationism, and other moonbattery, I’m afraid all I can do is tune him out.
Former governor of MN, Tim Pawlenty, has a few good ideas, however, that greenie stuff is a major turn off for me. I wasn’t really impressed with his performance, and he had this odd smirk on his face several times that just grated my nerves. I don’t see him as a true conservative, and this gives me a great deal of pause.
Rick Santorum is an interesting fellow. Young, bright….should I add articulate and clean, Mr Biden? I found him a little too soft spoken, but coherent. His stand on the issues appears to be quite conservative.
Herman Cain. Enthusiastic is one way I’d put it. While he doesn’t have the political experience of the others, I find that extremely refreshing. Once he’s informed on a topic, he seems to have common sense solutions. He has had a few stumbles, but when you look at who is occupying the White House right now, I’d say he was a veritable genius on all areas in comparison. The fact that he is NOT a politician gives him points in my book. He’s not beholden to the elite establishment, and how can ya not like the guy?
As a female, I’d have to say Michelle Bachmann was the best looking on the stage. Ok, I’m just quoting some of the males on that one. Although, I do agree she is attractive. Conservative women have the benefit of looks AND brains, don’cha know. The fact that she’s extremely intelligent and knows the ins and outs of Washington does help. I was a bit disappointed when she didn’t give straight answers to straight questions. But politicians seem to have made that an art. Bothersome, but I could overcome it, because as a whole, she did quite well.
Who do I see myself supporting? Well, to be totally honest, in order to get that socialist man/child from having four more years to complete his plan of destruction, any of ‘em who ends up as the nominee! No, I’m not selling out, I just don’t see any other choice to rid ourselves of the pretender. Who would I LIKE to see as the final choice? Right now, I’m considering Bachmann, Cain, and Santorum. I see all three as rather strong conservatives, and that’s exactly what we need right now.
So, there you have it. My synopsis. Details are for you to decide. One thing I am hoping for, no matter who the nominee ends up being, I pray we can all join together, put our egos into the background, and work together, for the sake of our nation. We will not have a perfect candidate, that everyone can agree with 100%. But I’m sure we can all agree, to allow the socialist agenda of Barack Hussein Obama to continue to move forward for another 4 years is totally unacceptable!
Unemployment Is No Laughing Matter
As President Barack Obama swung through North Carolina yesterday, he did all he could to show that he cares about the U.S. economy, its 9.1 percent unemployment rate, and the 13.9 million Americans who remain out of work. Well, that is, until he let a bit of honesty slip off his tongue.
During a meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council—a group of CEOs the President created to give him advice on the economy—conversation turned to Obama’s $787 billion stimulus that promised to “create or save” 3.5 million new jobs by 2011 by pumping money into “shovel ready” jobs. Confronting the reality that his stimulus failed, the President quipped, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” The council, led by GE’s Jeffrey Immelt, burst into laughter.