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Screaming Into the Tweetosphere

This is twice now President has blindly parroted a web site. First, he says he saw the story about “what happened in Sweden Friday” on Fox News. He didn’t, but let’s go with that excuse. Now, he’s tweeted a totally baseless Breitbart story about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. I’m not sure he understands what it means to be President of the United States. If the President makes an accusation like this, it warrants a special investigation. That will cost millions of dollars. The man who promised to cut the Federal budget, blindly blathers on about election fraud and wire tapping, inviting a multi-million dollar investigation.

So what is he up to? What’s going on inside the hamster wheel he calls a brain? Here are the possibilities.

  1. He has no clue what the office of the President is and has no idea how to execute his duties. He doesn’t understand restraint and measured words to keep the government sound and not waste money and manpower.
  2. He does understand the power of his position and he’s doing these things maliciously. That is the sign of a maniac or some other mental illness. Normal people don’t try to throw the country into a panic for nothing.
  3. He’s trying to detract from other news stories. This could be a subplot to any other reason, but it seems anytime Russia’s ties to this administration start creeping onto the front page, another outlandish tweet is fired from the President’s unsecured phone.
  4. He’s just round-the-barn-and-up-the-tree insane. If this is the case, he believes his own fabrications and alt-right news sites. His tweets are just that of a conspiracy nut parroting the stories that support his confirmation bias.
  5. What he is tweeting is true. This seems unlikely since most of his statements, when researched, are proven false.

None of these are preferable options. If these things are true, it is best to use the Presidency to structure an investigation, not fire blindly into the tweetosphere. If he’s insane, he needs to be removed from office before he damages the country further. If he’s distracting us from Russia, he’s trying to cover his own treason. If he understands the power of his office, he’s being an evil, vindictive, man who is trying to further divide the country no matter how much he talks about healing and bipartisanship. If he is clueless, he is dangerous to the security of the United States.

Which do you think it is or do you have your own theory? Discuss.

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Clinton v. Obama. Are They the Same Candidate?

I jumped into a forum debate about the 600 pound gorilla of the Democratic primary. What’s different about Clinton and Obama. It certainly seems like their policies are pretty close. From that seed, I spun up my latest Associated Content piece, Clinton v. Obama. Are They the Same Candidate?

She’s white. He’s black.
Obama is married to a black woman and he is only half-black. Clinton is married to a white man who cheated on her half the time, probably with some black women.

Advantage: Obama. Bill is more baggage than asset.

It follows this format and devolves pretty quickly. Hope you enjoy and let me know you stopped by.

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Barack Obama is Leaving the Democratic Party

I think I’m the first one to break this story. I’ve been following recent developments in the Obama campaign and have discovered that Barack Obama is forming his own political party. I’ve detailed the events that lead up to this in my latest Associated Content article,
Fainting on the Barack Obama Campaign Trail Increasing. Miraculous Healing Wonders Now Reported.
What a scoop!

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Super Fat Tuesday

Alabama was one of the states in the Super Tuesday primary and I cast my vote. Apparently, God did not agree with my choice and sent a tornado Wednesday morning at 3AM to show me His displeasure. Happily, the Finger of God just pointed at me and didn’t land a jab. I swear I heard laughter, not thunder.

Here is the journey my brain took to reach the conclusion to cast my primary vote. Maybe you’ll be as angry and amused as the Almighty.

First, in Alabama you can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary. You just tell the poll worker which ballot you want. I could have voted in either. I could have voted against someone in the other party, but that’s just dumb. After all, you’re really voting for delegates, not the candidate. I picked the Republican ballot.

Second, I’ll just say it out-right. I will not vote for Hillary Clinton under any conditions. I’m not going to be part of circumventing the 22nd Amendment. I’m tired of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton dynasties. I’ll get to Obama in a minute.

So on to the Republicans.

No way. I was talking, post-voting, to a friend who said Romney comes off as arrogant. That sentiment was echoed by a caller on the evening drive-time radio talk show. You know what? Romney does come off as a dick. He strikes me as an out of touch, condescending rich boy. It bugs me that he portrays himself as a conservative, but was elected governor of one of the most liberal states in the country, Massachusetts. How does a Republican get elected by the people who keep sending Ted Kennedy back to D.C. year after year? My only conclusion is he bought that election the same way he’s trying to buy this one.

Romney has raised over $90 million for his campaign, but $38 of it is his own money. It honkers my hooter when I hear people say he’ll be a good president because of his business background. He’s spent almost all of the $90 million he’s raised and is still trailing in the delegate count. That’s a horrible return on investment and bad business.

If push comes to shove and McCain ends up being the Republican nominee, I could vote for him. I wouldn’t really like it, but I could do it. But this was the primary and he wasn’t my first choice.

So I spent a lot of time looking at the “Issues” sections of Huckabee’s and Paul’s web sites.

I like this guy. He was my impulse vote, but something about his stand on some of the issues gave me a bad feeling. Take this from his Plan to Strengthen America’s Infrastructure. To put this in context, he’s writing about improving I-95 where 1/3 of the American population lives within 100 miles.

This nation’s infrastructure is falling apart. And if we built those lanes of highways — with American labor, American steel, American concrete – I believe it would do more to stimulate the economy.

And the reason I say that is because when we were going through a recession in my state, we were in the middle of a billion-dollar highway construction program that brought about 40,000 jobs and brought a billion dollars of capital into the economy.

I could buy that if it were cased as infrastructure to stimulate the private sector. What I take away from it is Hoover Dam, a giant public works project where the government creates artificial jobs. Sure there is something lasting that comes from it, but the reasoning behind it bugs me.

Which brings me to Ron Paul. I read through all his issues and could agree in-whole or in-part with every thing on the site. I find it a shame the he’s been excluded from some of the debates and marginalized. I haven’t been one of the fringers who call radio shows, yells “Ron Paul!” and hangs up. I looked at the issues. I was undecided until Tuesday. I vacuolated between Huckabee and Paul. I marked my ballot for Ron Paul’s delegates. He spoke to my inner Libertarian and Constitutionalist. I hold no delusion that he’ll be around for the general election, but it felt good to vote my conscience. It felt good to vote for an idea and not so much the man.

The General Election
I’ll vote Republican under all but the following circumstances: Obama v Romney. If it comes down to Romney as the Republican nominee, I’ll gladly switch parties and vote for Obama. The only ticket that will cause an aneurysm is Clinton v Romney. If that eventuality happens, it will be the first time in my life I use the write-in line. I’ll still vote, but I won’t like it.