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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meaningless

Since the killing of Bin Laden, the devistating tornadoes, changes in the defense department, visits abroad by Secretary Clinton and the President, the sexual assault by the IMF head and the other many things that have distracted us away from politics as usual, Congress is at it again. Today, in the House, there was a totally meaningless and symbolic vote to appease the tea party radicals not to raise the debt ceiling without cuts. This sounds like music to the ears of these fanatics, but does nothing for our nation, still struggling to dig out of economic distress. Everyone knows that the debt ceiling will be raised so as not to put our financial debt obligations into a tailspin, and everyone knows it will happen at the midnight of deadline day. Our politicians claiming they are only listening to the people, are deaf, dumb and blind to our needs. Meaningless votes mean meaningless attempts at nothing. Sad. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Say No....too bad.

All politicians agree that Medicare must be reformed. All politicians believe that the deficit should be reduced. All politicians believe that job creation is important and all politicians believe that extremist views get in the way of doing what is right. Having said this, the problems can be fixed if these same politicians cared more about what is right, than in defeating, beating, embarrassing, opposing and destroying, their political opponents in the other party. We have multiple Republican candidates running for office who have agreed with Obama on mandates for health insurance, contiguous borders for a two state solution based on previous borders between Israel and the Palestinians and stimulus for the economy, but these same individuals, namely Newt and Mitt, are so hell bent on destruction of the enemy along with Congressional Republicans, that they shamefully say no just to say no. Nancy Reagan's campaign...Just Say No to fight against drugs was well intentioned and appropriate at its time, but it seems as if it has become the slogan of mean spirited do nothing politicians. These folks do not regard anything important except for their egos, quest for power and personal benefit. Too bad. They are treating our problems and our citizens like pawns on a chess board. It's not a game. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Kerfuffle for Nothing

“No country can be expected to negotiate with a terrorist organization sworn to its destruction,” Obama said. “We will continue to demand that Hamas accept the basic responsibilities of peace: recognizing Israel’s right to exist, rejecting violence, and adhering to all existing agreements,” he said to enthusiastic applause.

"I am a partner to President Obama's wish to promote peace and I appreciate his efforts in the past and present to achieve this goal. I am determined to work with President Obama to find ways to renew peace talks."
Benyamin Netanyahu

Let's see how much more Newt and Mitt Jew baiting we get. No Chanukah presents from me to those idiots. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Friday, May 20, 2011

More B.S.

Romney, Pawlenty, Bachmann, Gingrich and Palin, that illustrious crowd of buffoons,unable to get any footing as credible opponents to the President wait everyday for a speech or an issue to attack. These are 5 morons who couldn't care one iota for Israel. They care only about fear, prejudice, and taking advantage of the ignorant. To listen to all of them come out with statements regarding Israel is an affront to me as an American Jew. Israel is high on my list of priorities and its safety and security is sacrosanct. And yes, this is what the President said yesterday. What if the commitments we make to Israel are better able to insure her security with reduced geography? What if behaviors by its enemies after this potential realignment are actually better? What if violations of Israel's borders in the future along with terrorist attacks continue? This may lead to a world opinion that is more conciliatory and sympathetic to Israel coupled with responses that are so tough, they would jeopardize any assistance that may be given to Israel's neighbors. It is just possible that there is a wider and more deep thought process that the President is engaged in that goes much farther than these Republican imbeciles can understand. There still MUST BE DECLARED RECOGNITION STATED BY HAMAS OR NO DEAL. While this unfolds, there is more B.S. from each of these hypocrites each day. Lastly, when is the last time American politicians embraced a foreign leader in an attempt to embarrass a President? Unheard of. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Recognition of the Right to Exist

President Obama will be making a speech today about the Middle East. Again, there will be U.S. encouragement for democracy and for a re-start of Palestinian/Israeli dialogue. I hope his message is this...Without recognition of Israel, the only real democracy in the region, and its right to exist among nations, without respect for its sovereignty, there can be no Peace. Israel is a willing partner for peace, but not at the expense of its existence and security. No other message or nuance or beating around the bush can be acceptable. The new coalition in Palestine includes a group that swears to the destruction of Israel. The only real American goal must be to eliminate the existential threat to our ally before real talks begin. This is what is right, moral and imperative. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Pandering Newt

It is very interesting to watch the evolution of a declared candidate's strategy. Today Newt tried to look like a man who will challenge his party while sucking up to the senior citizens of this country. He slammed his party's social security program, proposed by Paul Ryan. Boy, Newt, that really takes some testicular fortitude. How brave of you to try and get the elderly to vote for you along with the extreme birthers from Iowa. What a coalition. Let's include the adulterers and liars and you may be on to something. All kidding aside, this type of slow and steady attempt at putting together enough primary voters to stay viable may work for a while, but Newt, you are on the path to ruin as a pandering fool. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Audacity of Nope

Newt Gingrich is known for his utter gaul. He cheated on his wife while she was ill and today is blaming his love of country for causing the mistakes he made in his life. He is responsible for two failed and hurtful shutdowns in government during the Clinton years. He has switched his ideas on foreign policy and the economy more times than there are days in a year just to suit the political pendulum. He is obnoxiously rude and disrespectful toward the President and although he is bright, he just does not resonate, nor should he, with decent Americans. To think he is a hopeful and positive possibility for the Presidency is sad and those who may support him ought to re think their own criteria for decency and character. President Obama wrote a book about hope, Gingrich is a sad and loud example of nope. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pakistan and Gingrich

Two stories today. The audacity of Pakistan to threaten the U.S. with "full force" if we again breach their sovereignty. Such bluster and fluffery is a joke. This government harbored our enemy, denies it, outs our CIA operative, takes our money and trains terrorists. They are no ally. They are an inept government with terrorist connections and we must rethink our relationship with them. If they cannot do more, then the money we give them can be better spent. The only thing more audacious and laughable in today's news, is the adulterer Gingrich planning his Presidential candidacy. He is one of the most disliked politicians in my time from my perspective and I hope his failed campaign teaches him the lesson he so richly deserves...that he is an ass in every respect. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Unity

There are times when our nation unifies around a cause or a situation. Usually for a natural disaster or a military success. Obviously Bin Laden's death has sparked one of these rare moments. It is easy to unify under these circumstances but in reality, these examples mean nothing. They are poppycock, feel good, transient moments without any long term staying power. How about this....unity of purpose for job creation, unity of purpose around the increasingly troubling gap between rich and poor, unity of purpose around bringing troops out of harms way, unity of purpose on really working to fix what is broken. I fear, and it is already happening, that the recent feel good moment is about to pass and we are back to the divisive and unproductive political and social intransigence that so negatively affects our culture and our future. We really haven't seen the kind of unity of spirit and purpose that we truly need. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

All A Big Joke

So Seth Meyers and the President had some great one liners last night at the White House Correspondent's dinner and once again, Trump got the attention he craves as much as a vampire craves blood. The jokes were funny, the event is supposed to be funny and the Donald was exposed, but it doesn't mean a damn thing. It is no joke to be out of work, it is no joke for your house to be underwater, it is no joke to watch political immobility, it is no joke to watch brainless side show animals such as Trump, trivialize the Presidency and it is no joke to see hundreds of thousands of Americans still deployed in the dangerous Middle East. The laughs may be on all of us pretty soon. Where are you Americans for reason and truth?

Happy 65th anniversary mom and dad. I love you.