VP nominee states the obvious. The question is where do the nominees lie on this obvious statement. My opinion is a little different then how they see it though. Today, it’s not about black and white as much as it’s about socioeconomics, it’s about who can afford/get a lawyer and who can’t or is allowed to.
The RNC gave it’s round of speeches and they were pretty good. Their strategy was to begin with the world is ending (if you vote the wrong way) and ended with glory, glory hallelujah. I was impressed with the First Lady, even with the absurd criticism of her attire, it didn’t overshadow that she felt like a very genuine person. VP Pence is a seasoned speech giver that delivered his message straight to the heart and soul of his political congregation, not meant as a poke at his religious beliefs, I hold the same ones just don’t interpret them the same way in some cases. I see that this is going to be a highly contested election.
One thing though, I agree that this country has the ability to be the best in the world but we have to realize that there is problems and not be blind to those problems. I’m not voting for anyone that doesn’t know what those problems are because they won’t know to fix them. If this country was perfect, we wouldn’t need two or more political parties, we would have just one and sing kumbaya all day and all night.
President Trump bids farewell to his younger brother. Our condolences, it’s never good to lose a loved one and/or a family member. May he rest in peace.
I noticed in my history that I had a lot of likes under blog post “Jesus was a Socialist”. I still agree with what I wrote and want to add that there was another man in biblical times that represents something like what is going on today. Moses led the chosen people out of Egypt into the homeland. On his way, he ran into an obstacle, not unlike a wall, the Red Sea, alright not exactly a wall either. He parted the Red Sea and his people got through and when the Egyptians tried to follow, the sea swallowed them up. Now I’m going to point to the “The Wall” on the southern border and how a big gust of wind took it down. I foresee a big hurricane decimating that wall and little Mexican guy on the other side with a red poncho and his goat herding staff with his hands in the air, saying “Hijole, vistes lo que paso”. Now, wouldn’t that be a sight.
I’m not saying let everyone in, but when you are the greatest country on Earth, it’s your responsibility to live up to that nom de plum and help the less fortunate. You call yourself Christian and you act more like heathens and pagans worshiping a wall.
Watched some of the DNC Convention speeches. While some very riveting, Candidate Biden gave a good speech, and some confusing, AOC nominated Sanders in a last bid effort to pull a jedi mind trick on the DNC, it was President Obama, as usual, that gave the speech that made you listen. His speech was poignant, historical, and relevant all at the same time.He tied it all together in less than 20 minutes. Impressive. VP candidate Harris also gave a strong speech that would make a strong man check his scrotum, just to make sure she didn’t just put “los juevos” in her purse.
In a 10 hour block, Hispanics get six minutes of key note speakers. What would happen if every eligible Hispanic voter decided to vote for Bernie Sanders as a write in? You know what would happen, Bernie Sanders would finish in second place with Joe Biden pulling up third place and President Trump would get re-elected to a second term. I think the Hispanic vote is being undervalued and maybe that is what Hispanics should do to get some appreciation for our efforts.
Another thought on this matter – if I had to choose a person to be President in these harsh economic and divisive times, it would be Bill Clinton. Former President Clinton was the only President, in recent times, that actually turned a deficit into a surplus all while maintaining the respect of the allies around the world and kept the economy booming. No small feat. Whatever his blueprint was to do that, it should be looked at in the times of the pandemic. President Obama would be a close second choice but he faced immense backlash by a Repub led Senate. If he would to be the President now, I don’t think they would fight him tooth and nail like they did before.
In all seriousness, what you need right now is someone that is going to bring the country together, someone that can unite the country.
And don’t listen to me because:
I’m feeling dry, I’m feeling dry
My brain is turning to ash and that’s no lie
This arid brain of mine can’t think right
As I lose my ability to care and be alright
With all the hoopla about the next election, the outcome is still in the hands of a minority. Now, when I say minority, I don’t mean a Hispanic or African American , etc., I mean in the hands of the independent or non-affiliated. Some where between 42% – 45% of the nation is going to vote Repub and the same number are going to vote Demo. The remaining 10-16% percent are going to look at things differently. The people that have their minds made up would vote for their candidate even if their candidate set their house on fire and had the accelerant in their hands. They would hand their candidate more accelerant to make sure that they don’t run out. Well our house is on fire, currently, and one side is going to hand their candidate the accelerant. Luckily, the moderates, independents, non-affiliated, whatever you want to call them are pretty good fire safety specialists. They are going to vote for the candidate that they think will best suit the nation with it’s current dilemma. These people are what Malcolm Gladwell calls outliers. Non traditionalists that view things differently. The way I view things is by simply asking what is needed at the current time. My opinion is smart leadership that can get the country on the right fiscal track. The economy has tanked at my vote is going to go to the person who I think can make the tough decisions on the pandemic so they can then turn the country back on the economic rails. The person I vote for would have to have a sound plan, and a proven strategy. I look at both candidates and wonder if it isn’t too late to vote for another one, lol, it is. The way I see it is, President Trump would be the pick for the fastest recovery but the one with the most risk, as bubbles would appear because his method is high risk high reward less regulation. Candidate Biden is more the safer bet, moderate risk with moderate returns more regulation but probably a lengthier recovery time but also no bubble affect. In the end it’s what you think these times call for, high risk more reward more bubbles and patch them up later and hope those bubbles don’t burst creating and even worse problem or low risk, slower recovery no bubbles but more regulation (not necessarily bad) and longer wait but no worries of having to patch up something and no worries of the whole thing coming down. My opinion is…. my own. You make yours.
This might have been Joe Biden’s biggest triumph and not for the reasons every other person or news media says, actually it might be the reason why they say and I could be totally wrong, but what got President Trump elected, is what makes her a great candidate.Take away that she might the smartest person in the room at any time or that she is a fierce debater or that she can lead you into verbal traps like a pro boxer leads his opponent into his power punch, she is also funny. And not scripted funny but extemporaneous funny, what, I believe, got Trump elected. VP nominee Harris matches up great against VP Pence, no slouch himself. I think I am more interested in the VP debates then I am in the Presidential ones. Humor is an incredibly underrated trait, I’m not personally funny but I’m extremely humble and good looking, hahhahaha, get it, nevermind. (please don’t take me seriously, I am in no way humble, hahahaha, see what I did there, hello, is this thing on, it’s a joke…. I should have been a psychologist, people are too serious these days)
Part of the problem with politics is special interest money, which in my opinion are not very special. There is nothing in the constitution that allows or forbids lobbying but there is something definitely wrong with the whole situation. If the Supreme court would rule that it is illegal to contribute to just one party, therefore making special interest illegal, and instead deemed that all political contributions go to all legitimate political parties, parties that can garner more that 10 million signatures country wide, by placing all political contributions in a pot and then spreading them equally, then the whole process would run a whole lot better. This would eliminate special interest and the only interest would be the people’s. But, let’s be real, you can’t stop the money train, which is the biggest problem with the system. The Repubs and the Demos already have that many registered voters, I don’t think any other party comes close to that many supporters.
There are few people that you admire in this world so much because of what they stand for that if you share a picture with them, you feel almost blessed to be in the same frame as them. MLK, Mother Teresa, Ghandi. John Lewis was one of these people. That’s saying something given that the person he is sharing the picture with is the first African American President of these United States. Rest in Peace and may God bless your soul.