Archive for November, 2015


The Republicans have somehow gotten through four debates, and it appears that America is getting ready to explode into the twilight zone, because President Obama has done nothing right. Based on the Republican debates, the Republican presidential candidates see only gloom and doom, and they must repeal everything the president has done, and start all over.
Somehow, the Republican presidential candidates have created a separate reality, where they can never give the president and the Democrats any credit. To them everything is terrible, but at some point in this campaign the Republicans will be forced to examine President Obama’s record, and the truth will be exposed.
The unemployment rate now is at 5% and when President Obama took office, the unemployment rate was in double digits. The economy was in a deep recession and every industry was close to bankruptcy, but the Republicans forget these small details. Instead of telling the truth, the Republicans will not examine the facts, because the economy is growing under President Obama.
“In the echo chamber that is presidential politics, everything is dark and everything is terrible. They don’t seem to offer many solutions to the disasters they perceive, but they’re quick to tell you who to blame. There’s nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America, especially when we stand as one of the few sources of economic strength in the world,” says President Obama.
It is always easy to find something wrong and the Republican presidential candidates have made this their full time job. When the Republican front runner thinks it is a brilliant idea to knock on 12 million immigrants’ doors and sent them back to their homeland is irrational and dumb. But when there are 16 Republicans running for the president’s office, they are willing to try and say anything to get traction in the race.
Last week President Obama said, “Trump is not realistic and that is not who we are as a nation.” If America is a leader in the world rounding up 12 million immigrants would make our country the leading country for discrimination and bigotry. There is no way we can call our country a place of freedom and we send immigrants who have lived here 10 to 20 years back to their homeland.
In many political circles the Republican Party is being called a “Safe House of Bigotry.” The presidential candidates are being forced to move to the extreme right, because the Tea Party is doing all the loud talking. The president seems to be saying that the radical right is talking loud, but saying nothing.
Facts and the Republicans don’t seem to go together, and Senator Cruz wants to eliminate 5 federal departments starting with the IRS first. Even most of the Republicans don’t understand what was on his mind when he said this, but again ideas do not have to make sense from a Republican candidate’s viewpoint. At this point, the Republican candidates will say crazy stuff to stand out from the crowd and get more press.
But eventually the Republican leadership will be forced to eliminate half of the candidates running for office. This should be done sooner than later, because everyone thinks the Republican debate is good entertainment with no substance or innovative solutions to the problems facing the country. The Republicans candidates are on a shrinking island, and they are out there by themselves.
President Obama says to the Republican candidates, “they shouldn’t be talking down the country all the time just because it serves their purpose. We know that America’s greatness doesn’t come from building walls, it comes from building opportunity.”

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The third Republican Debate is history, and this one was a bigger circus than the other two. In terms of entertainment, the ratings were excellent, and everyone is pointing a finger at the mess on stage. But, this was CNBC’s most-viewed event in the network’s history, with 14 million viewers, and advertisements were ringing in at $250,000 a piece. Even though everyone in the Republican Party was embarrassed by their performance, everyone took a full suitcase of money home.

When the first question asked by the narrators was to ask Governor John Kascich of what he thought of Donald Trump’s unrealistic platform, he told the truth, and everyone knew the fight was on. To begin with, the Republicans candidates don’t like each other, and the two front-runners have no record in politics. There are 1,300 candidates in America who have filled out paperwork for the job of president, and it appears that the majority of them are Republicans.

When Trump the front-runner talks about rounding up 10 million illegal aliens and sending them home, the majority of Americans know this thinking is illusionary and a joke. When Ben Carson, the second leading candidate in the race says on national television that his tax plan is to use the 10% tithing approach, there is something fundamentally wrong with his math, and his thinking for America.

The Republicans may be outraged with the questions they were asked in the debate, but they were generated by the answers and viewpoints of the candidates. When the third leading candidate Marco Rubio has missed 34% of his votes as a new Senator, and his personal finances is in shambles, the narrators have a responsibility to do their job and ask hard questions. When there are 10 candidates on stage answering questions, it is hard to maintain control and the Republicans is the problem.

From the very first debate Trump showed little respect for his colleagues on the stage, and now the Republican candidates want a serious debate with easy questions, like the Democrats. They fail to understand that news moderators develop their questions from candidates’ record, websites, and what they say during interviews. When your numbers don’t add up or your statements don’t make sense, the narrators have an obligation to hold the candidates feet to the fire.

The Republican candidates have decided to blame the chaos and confusion on the Republican leadership, and CNBC. But, maybe there is something wrong with the Republican Party, when most of their plans are unworkable, and they refuse to tell the truth about the president’s administration. When the president has 67 consecutive months of private-sector job growth and created 13 million new jobs, it is time to start with the truth.

The Republicans can continue to lie to America, and Trump and Carson can start a revolt in the Republican Party. But, they will continue to look stupid and place the blame on everyone, but themselves.

After all the foolishness on stage, the GOP has a tax plan that favors the rich and wealthy, and it proves they don’t care about the needs of the nation. They only want to cut taxes for the large corporations and the upper percentage of the income population says the Conservative Tax Foundation. All the GOP candidates are working for the powerful and wealthy, and Trump is working for himself.

On many different levels politics is a game and it is very hard to separate the truth from a lie. But, debates give the voter insight on what the candidates stand for, and if they can think quickly on their feet. When Republican presidential candidates give silly answers, they must expect more silly questions.