Harry Reid must be ousted. Nancy Pelosi ought to have been impeached herself the moment she took impeachment "off the table." I call that Obstruction of Justice. The primary system needs to go out in the garbage. Each and every Democratic senator or rep. who has colluded with the bush administration must be voted out of office. Period. Conyers would be my first personal favorite due to the manner in which he betrayed us regarding impeachment. But don't worry - I have a long list of others who need to be escorted out the doors of OUR House as well. A very dear friend of mine whose political instincts are among the best I've ever seen, referred to the current slate of Democrats in office as "co-conspirators" and by god, she's absolutely right.
This country, mine and yours, has never been in more serious trouble as it is today. I trust that by now, even those of you more concerned with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears are getting that message if not simply by what you're shelling out of pocket to fill your vehicle to get your stressed, worried bodies to your jobs you're likely underpaid to perform. And trust me, it's all about to be much worse. If you think for one moment that Messiah Obama is the answer to your prayers, by the time he reaches the end of his administration, you might find yourselves among the atheists or scary liberals when you finally find out just what it is he's all about.
PUMA PARTY - google them. Research their work and even if you can't admit your own disillusionment publicly, please have the self-integrity to recognize that what they're doing is desperately trying to put out the message that the system, as it stands right now, is totally flucked up. The reasons for it are vast yet; the information's all been there, right in front of our faces for the last 8 years. Many factors have influenced why the majority of Americans have been asleep though it's no excuse. Regardless, there STILL is time, STILL are actions that can be taken that might just possibly save us from the same fate as the Roman Empire, cuz folks, we're right there on the cusp.
Remember how happy we were when we regained congressional majority status? Ask yourself...has that made us better? Or worse? Yes, you DO know the answer...your stretched and busy lives might make knowing what the answer is but you do know it.
So, from only a simplistic point of you, does it make sense to continue to return to office those people who have played right into the arms of the president they'd vowed to fight? Did they? Even if your life allows only an occasional glance at the evening news of the big 3 MSM stations, you have SOME idea of the issues at stake. Those same issues are simply the underpinnings of the far more SERIOUS issues that any one of them has the potential to bring this country to its knees. We banked on the thought that a Democratic Congress might be the answer...Can any of you tell me where that has been so?
And look what they've produced under the profoundly poor leadership of Howard Dean. He's practically single-handedly destroyed what was already a poor, corrupt primary system in ways we'd never imagined could be implemented. He needs to step down. Or fired...or whatever it is they do to incompetent leaders of political entities. And he needs to take his bud Donna Brazilnut right along with him. Do you see it yet? We need a COMPLETE overhaul of the system here and we've needed it for a very long time. Don't any of you who ARE feeling the doom and gloom approaching us remember the Boston Tea Party? Where has that fighting spirit gone? What about the courage of convictions? How about simple integrity and values? Do you REALLY understand how Obama got to be where he is and more importantly, WHY his is so dangerous to our republic? Because if you don't, as a citizen of the United States, it is your duty to become informed and to vote accordingly.
I will say it again and again and again for as many times I have to until it seeps into your consciousness.
Obama is NOT a Democrat. He's a fraud, a strawman, a liar, charlatan, ill-prepared to lead this country from the most complex situation we've ever been in. He's a racist (and so is his wife if you don't already know that but you will when the infamouse "whitey" tape is released closer to election.
We're in a secret recession with depression not far behind. The rest of the world has lost all respect for us, not surprisngly given we the people have been negligent in our duties in watchdogging this present band of thieves and allowing them literally to get away with murder. Children in our own country are going to bed hungry night after night and have been so far left behind that I wonder if they will ever really have a chance to catch up. Healthcare? As a nurse, I run the risk of blowing a gasket to even think of it. But while they try to figure out their next move, I'd invite them to start with the fraud that goes on as their springboard. The war...many would still even at this point say, "what war?" Why is it so hard to grasp that among ALL the things that are killing this country, that it all trickles down from the fact that we were lied to as a nation from day 1 and without getting into the morality of it, this war is exactly what is creating the trillions of dollars deficit we certainly won't see corrected in our lifetimes. How can we as a nation put our heads on our pillows at night knowing that all this has been conducted in our names and that 4000+ families will never lay eyes on their beloveds ever again? And neither will we because flag draped coffins borne out of military aircraft have been deliberately hidden from us...that's how much this administration thinks of what lies inside those heartbreaking coffins. Yes, I'm rambling now but that's what's happened to me as I continue to suffer from bush Fatigue...I fear it's terminal except for the one cure out there that will never be implemented, thanks to Nancy Pelosi who took impeachment off the table and ought to be in jaul too.
I hadn't intended to rant before offering you this piece but some days ,it's all just too much to keep in...anyway, below is the piece I wanted you to see and once again, Barack Obama makes me physically ill as well as all his supporters.
Major DNC Donor to Party Treasurer: Obama is a Bad Investment
About: See Authors Posts (6) on July 29, 2008 at 9:50 PM in Barack Obama, Current Affairs, Democratic National Convention, IOwnMyVote.com
From IOwnMyVote.com newsletter comes a verrrrry interesting letter from a long-time DNC donor who has become dissatisfied with this cycle’s candidate.
The following is a letter sent to Democratic National Committee Treasurer Andy Tobias telling him why, from a rational investor’s point of view, Obama has not earned the author’s vote. The letter was sent by one of the DNC’s biggest donors, a donor who has historically maxed out to the DNC and who was a maxed out donor in both the Kerry and Clinton campaigns, in response to comments by Tobias that she could not see the forest through the trees.
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andy tobias Andy Tobias
So you want to know what is taking me so long to “get on board”? Let me try to answer with some discussion of what my 25 years on Wall Street and the Hedge Fund community have taught me, and what insights I can share in order to explain my stance.
As you know, anyone in our profession meets with countless management teams on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. The “plots” change from time to time and the cast of characters play musical chairs. After awhile, they become all too familiar. You have seen the movie before. When you spot the corrupt CFO enter the scene, it immediately casts a doubt on the rest of the management team. One or two conclusions can be drawn - either they are inept or they wanted a dishonest player. Neither answer provides any comfort, but always insight. I have been lied to by the best of them over the decades; I am sure you have had similar experiences.
After years of stepping in land mines, I learned to read people and situations. I had no choice - my listening skills were honed, my gut fine-tuned. I picked up on what was and was not said, and I always paid close attention to the cast of characters. The actions of a management team always told me more than anything they ever said. If they were bailing out, so was I. If the head of sales left unexpectedly, alarm bells went of.
In the thirteen years that I have had audited results, I lost money in only one year, and then only in single digits. I am proud that I was able repay my investors’ faith and confidence in me by compounding their funds assets, net of fees, at 18% over those 13 years. I took my responsibilities seriously and when I knew I could not give it 110% of my energies, I turned it over to someone who would. My investors deserved someone who would work tirelessly on their behalf, looking under every rock in support of their interests.
The fact that I became successful is not what made me proud. It was how I did it. My soul is intact. It was the self-imposed rules and standards that I adhered to. I believed in a win, win, and still do. My investors always came first. I never screwed anyone over. I made plenty of mistakes, but I always owned them, never blaming others. I treated everyone fairly and with respect, believing everyone has
something to offer. I always tried to do the right thing.
So what does this have to do with me not falling in line and
supporting Obama? Well everything as you can see.
Andy, if I worked and served the people in the 13th District in Chicago, I would have known all of the players. And to win that district, would I have gamed the system to run unopposed? Tony Rezko would not have had a seat at my table. Either Obama is a fool and is blind to what should have been obvious, or someone like Tony is fine by Obama’s standards. The guy is a dirtball. And a dirtball would not be part of my circle, certainly not my inner circle. I would rather not be elected than associate with someone like Rezko.
I would not choose Rev. Wright, Rev. Meeks, or Father Plager as my spiritual mentors, not for political reasons or any other reason. Again, he is either blind or an opportunist. Would I be hanging out with Mr. Ayers? Would you? Would you refuse to be photographed with Gavin Newsom? There is a pattern with this guy - he manipulates; and for him the ends justify the means. He lacks character.
Getting not one bill passed in the first 6 years of his career in not inspiring. Having Emil Jones hand him the ball 26 times on the one-yard line in order to make Obama a United States Senator does not cut it either. What deals he made, he did to benefit no one but himself. He never worked long enough in either Senate to help the people who elected him. Andy, I could never imagine you taking credit for legislation someone else slaved over. Starting in his community organizing days he claimed sole responsibility for other people’s accomplishments all for the purpose to boosting his career.
In terms of the campaign itself, I had the opportunity to witness his methods up close. During the primaries I was in 6 states, 2 of which had caucuses; it was not clean. El Paso was a joke with the Obama campaign stealing the caucus packets, locking supporters out - Intimidation 101, 102 and 103. Fair elections do not seem to be a priority in my birth state. No other machine exists from the days of Boss Tweed, but Chicago’s. How many elected officials are in jail?They are the joke of the nation. It is called the Chicago machine for good reason.
It was clear that what I saw and experienced was not a fluke or isolated incidents, but coordinated, deliberate and arrogant. I got to see him and his organization for who he is and what it is - not inspiring, to say the least. Not something I would have, in business, endorsed in any way. In fact, I would most likely have reported them to the appropriate regulators.
Andy, I have consistently found you to be a compassionate person, but more importantly you have always put your money where your mouth is. Does it not bother you that a guy like Obama can serve a poor district and give away a paltry $1000 to charity? He only stepped up his giving when he decided to run for President and he knew his charitable giving would be made public. How could anyone see that much misery and not try to personally do something about it?
Please, show me something this guy ever did that was not done in a calculated fashion to create and advance his own personal narrative? Something selfless, perhaps, just because it was the right thing to do.
Every person I have talked to who worked at the Law Review at Harvard with him, or in the latter part of his career, said the same thing: he was arrogant and self-centered. One person laughed, saying Obama wanted to be King of the World, that he was always running for something, never staying in one place long enough to amass accomplishments or be held accountable.
Do you not you find it troublesome that he has hundreds of paid bloggers, posting vicious attacks not only about the Clintons but her supporters as well? The whole purpose was to cast him as the second coming, while trashing her and quashing other points of view.
At first I thought is was just some hyped up kids, and then a pattern emerged. He paid others to do his dirty work. The most egregious sexist cracks were rampant, both on the Internet and the MSM. Yet, what did Howard and Obama say? Nothing. Obama promoted it, paid his bloggers to write it. Never once did he try to stop it. Howard, after the damage was done finally commented on it, but barely. Wink,wink.
Andy, I heard remarks that still make my jaw drop.
You know I consider myself a centrist. The right wing of the Republican Party scares me, but so does the left. Ideologues of either side should not have control simultaneously of the executive, legislative, and judicial arms of the government. Absolute power corrupts, be it on the left or the right. Ha, but you will say…. the courts. If you have the legislative branch, all will be fine. McCain voted Ginsberg in, he is not a stupid man and certainly not an Ideologue, and he took heat in the primaries for refusing to have a litmus test for judges. And need I remind you that Obama thought Roberts was an acceptable appointment until some more experienced hands in the Senate told him that would not do?
Painting him as Bush 3 is a little annoying, and what’s up with the MoveOn Baby Alex commercial? Give credit where credit is due. McCain went against his own party twice on immigration reform, on ethanol subsidies, and campaign finance reform. He started talking about Global warming 8 years ago. I don’t agree with McCain on a number of topics, but I do believe he has principals and a backbone. He is not willing to just say anything to get elected.
I can’t say the same for Obama who is turning out to be more like Bush than McCain; Obama is at least as arrogant as W, just more polished. Are you not ashamed, in these past weeks, of his reckless abandon of any pretense to a moral center on issues such as FISA, separation of church and state, gun control? And what he did to one of my heroes, Wes Clark? Insulting my intelligence and my standards will not win me over.
But, in this conversation, you will say, McCain wants to be in Iraq for 100 years. No, he said that as in Japan, or Korea, we could have a presence. We have been in both of those countries for 60 years and not leaving any time soon, and the world is safer for it.
Next will be, McCain is not knowledgeable about the economy. While with Carly Fiorina, who I remember from her Lucent days, at a town meeting he turned the microphone over to Carly when asked about the mortgage mess, painting her as the expert. Wow - he gave a woman a compliment, praising her knowledge, referring to her as the expert. How often have you praised Charles, or me, and everyone for that matter? Why? Because you are gracious and you know it reflects well on you.
All this might not bother me so much if the stakes where not so high, but they are. I am an issues person, not a cult of personality devotee. Substance matters. Barack is a politician, an inexperienced one at that, pretending he is different. I just see him as arrogant and power hungry. Our country deserves better, someone I would be proud to do business with.
Andy, my country comes first, not the Democrat party. Having said that, I believe that the Democratic Party has just kicked away the best candidate and our best chance to redeem our country, Hillary Clinton, a proven centrist. Given his resume, or should I say the lack of one, he is either ineffective or hiding something, neither answer gives me the warm fuzzies. If she is chosen in Denver, you can count on my full and enthusiastic support. Until then,
I own my vote.