The Evening Post: The Election Is Over!


I am glad this election is over!  Barack Obama won another term in office.  And it was a bad night for the Tea Party Republicans.  Many people in the minority races voted for Obama.  And until that changes the Republicans will never win.  Here is the Romney concession speech.

And here is the Obama victory speech.

Some people did not take Obama winning easily.  Donald Trump went crazy on Twitter saying things like “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” or “Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.”  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83450.html#ixzz2BbMUG7gl.

Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show today that  “Small things beat big things yesterday,” he said. “Conservatism … did not lose last night … it is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.”  He also said conservatism “did not lose last night.” http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/11/rush-limbaugh-conservatism-did-not-lose-148902.html.

I watched some coverage from ABC News and I thought Diane Sawyer was drunk.  I am not alone in this as many people think she was drunk!  I have the perfect music video for this.  I wonder if people were buying her a drink?

I also saw some of the coverage from Fox News and they kept denying that Ohio went to Obama.  This forced Megyn Kelly to walk to the Fox News Decison Desk and it was confirmed!  Karl Rove got it wrong!

I hope Obama can bring the two parties together and get this country moving forward again!  But if you are not happy with the results and want to leave this country click on the link below.  Wade Kwon has provided a great post-election moving kit!

http://wadekwon.com/2012/11/05/post-election-moving-kit/.

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Here Comes Paul Ryan


 

So everyone got the news last night that Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin U.S. Senator Paul Ryan as his V.P. pick.  No doubt this pick will be popular with the Tea Party and the right-wing folks who think Paul Ryan’s budget plan called The Path to Prosperity is the best plan for America.  This plan would turn Medicare into a voucher program, repeal Obamacare, cut billions in spending, eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, cut the federal workforce, and cut down on the food stamp program.  The plan would also cut taxes for the richest Americans while some of the poorest Americans might even have to pay more taxes.  What the… I’m not even going to say any bad words here.  Here are the three videos from Paul Ryan explaining his budget plans.

Part of Paul Ryan’s plan would turn over Medicaid to the states.  And this part of the plan has me really concerned.  Alabama already has the lowest Medicaid payouts in the country and if the upcoming September 18th vote fails Alabama could simply decide to end providing health care to its poorest citizens.  This would cause lots of nursing homes, hospitals, and doctors to close up shop.  (https://geekalabama.com/2012/07/26/the-upcoming-september-18th-vote/)

Another part of this plan would increase spending to the military.  I don’t know why Republicans like to cut spending to other programs but wants to increase spending to our military that really does not need it.  Our military are already in places in the world we really should not be in like Iraq and Afghanistan.  But the part of Ryan’s budget plan I really do not like is the plan to cut taxes to the richest Americans while some of the poorer Americans will have a tax increase.  This video explains it perfectly.

I am sure many people in Alabama who are against Obama are very happy seeing Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his V.P. pick.  But if they win in November I am concerned they will use Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity budget plan which will hurt the poorest Americans like me the most.  And it would give the richest Americans another way to stick it to the little guys.  At least the London Olympics can keep me company today while I think about this pick.

 

Herman Cain in Alabama


It is very rare that we get a presidential candidate to come to Alabama.  But on Friday; Republican front runner Herman Cain came to Alabama.  Mr. Cain showed up in a tour bus in Talladega.  And came off the bus wearing a cowboy hat and shaking hands in the crowd.  A good mix of people showed up to this event.  Media from Fox News, ABC News and the Associated Press were there.  And students from the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind and Donoho School were there as well. After a couple of announcements and a singing of the Star Spangled Banner; Mr. Cain received the key of the city from the Talladega mayor.  Then Herman Cain spoke to a very good crowd.  Many in the crowd agreed with what Mr. Cain said during the speech.

Herman Cain spoke a lot about his 9-9-9 plan.  “9-9-9 means jobs, jobs, jobs.”  I thought that was the biggest catch phrase of the speech.  He believed the entire tax code should be thrown out with the 9-9-9 plan.  Cain said that until we replace Obama in the White House; nothing will happen to fix the economy.  He also said we need bold solutions to find work for the 14+ million out of work (like me).  Mr. Cain is a stage 4 cancer survivor and the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza.  He believed that the Founding Fathers believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and they also supported the Second Amendment that gives us the right to bear arms and protect our families, our homes and ourselves. Overall he believed God and his family inspired him to run for president and the policies that Obama has enacted made him decide to run for president.  Mr. Cain is a big believer of God.  He thought that everyone has been given skills, abilities, and talents by God and we have a responsibility to use these gifts of God to make a difference in the community.   I thought Mr. Cain gave a great speech and the crowd loved what he talked about.  Some good quotes from The Daily Home Newspaper.

“Fair not by Washington’s definition of fair, but Webster’s (dictionary) definition of fair.”

“A politician proposes stuff that he thinks will pass,” he said. “A businessman proposes solutions to the problem.”

“The Founding Fathers got it right,” he said. “All we have to do is follow their example.”

“And the guy (Obama) in there (the White House) now does?” he asked.

“My foreign policy is the same as Reagan’s policy,” he said. “Peace through strength and clarity.”

“Money is not going to buy you a second term, Mr. President,”

“Stupid people are ruining America,” he said. “They’re clueless to what’s happening to the nation.”

“We need to kick it up a notch,” Cain said of people’s involvement in the political process. “Liberals want you to believe we can’t do this.

“This is not about us,” he said. “This is about our grandchildren.

“What do I do to make a better nation, a better world?”

Cain said there are two plans in life: your plan and God’s plan. He said the journey that he is on is “what the Lord wants me to do.”

“I will put ‘united’ back in the United States of America and push this country back to where it belongs,” he said. “I will never apologize for America’s greatness.”

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