Daily Archives: June 13, 2011
I thought I’d watch this tonight for the potential humor in the situation, but I began to realize as I watched it and started yelling at the television, that all seven of these people would be disastrous in ANY elected office.
First point: How did CNN manage to put together so many puffballs to ask these people? On top of that, why are there no followup questions when these folks tell obvious lies (or at the very least show that they are extremely misinformed)? When Romney shot down the success Obama had in saving GM and Chrysler he said that they had to go through bankruptcy anyway… did you know that? I didn’t. You would think it would have been in the news. Yet John King and the other reporters didn’t challenge the view that was brought up.
Second point: What was the point of wasting time with questions like “flat pizza or deepdish?” or “Spicy or mild wings?” Very entertaining, I guess. Not news. Not important to those seeking a President. Worse than the other softball questions.
Third point: Which one of these idiots is going to create a government where all sides work together? These folks… even Romney who changes positions from week to week… are putting themselves in as far a right wing extreme as possible. Whether it is religion, abortion, Social Security, Medicare or any other major thing which we have learned over decades that we have a right to, these “debaters” are totally blind to opposing views,
Fifth point: I don’t see anyone here that can stand up to Obama. Maybe it’s just me, but the problems these people create by cutting programs and imposing their religious and social beliefs on others are frightening.
- Republicans Debate Tonight In New Hampshire (raphaeldevarona.com)
- Live blog from the New Hampshire 2012 presidential debate (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Republicans trade barbs before New Hampshire debate – latimes.com (thoughtfulconservative.wordpress.com)
- New Hampshire Debate Preview (huffingtonpost.com)
- Some New Hampshire Republicans excited about the field (via CNN Political Ticker) (techweev.com)
- CNN debate: What to watch for (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Romney, GOP rivals face off in New Hampshire ()
- New Hampshire Republicans try valiantly to pick a favorite candidate for president. (slate.com)
- John King previews the set of CNN’s New Hampshire GOP debate (via CNN Press Room) (techweev.com)
- The New Hampshire Debate: Mitt Romney’s First Big Test (swampland.time.com)
Asked what the White House thinks of the Weiner situation and whether or not it supports the Democratic leadership that wants the Congressman‘s resignation, Press Secretary Jay Carney said the following:
“We think it’s a distraction from the important business that this president needs to conduct and Congress need to conduct. Beyond that, I don’t have any comment.”
Carney also said that Weiner’s activity was inappropriate. On the news tonight (an NBC leap into the front line), President Obama said Weiner should resign.
- White House Weighs In On Weinergate: ‘A Distraction,’ Behavior And Dishonesty ‘Inappropriate’ (mediaite.com)
- “The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction, as Congressman Weiner has…” (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Carney weighs in on Weiner (whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com)
- Carney on a scandal – W.H. won’t say Weiner must go (politico.com)
- White House calls Weiner a ‘distraction’ (nydailynews.com)
- White House: Weiner scandal is a ‘distraction’ (cnn.com)
According to a poll reported on by The Hill:
Furthermore, those polled didn’t seem to trust one party over another… and 68% believe that ethical standards have declined among politicians in recent decades while only 7% thought they had improved.
69% of those polled said they somewhat or strongly disapproved of the job Congress is doing, 25% said they somewhat approved and just 3% said they strongly approved. 33% said men in office are less ethical than women.
- Is Congress Getting More Unethical? (politicalwire.com)
- Poll: Weiner constituents say stay (politico.com)
- Everybody Hates Congress (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Pols misread polls, spin wrong message from Weiner (proseandthorn.wordpress.com)