Sunday, September 23, 2012

Insights from an Oracle

I recently discovered that I'm  old because I can remember when America had a middle class. With this in mind I've decided to pass on some of my wisdom.
I've learned from Republicans that we were without a president from 2000 to 2008 at which time Obama came along to destroy our financial system.
I wonder what future a country has when 44% of its citizens do not believe in evolution? I've written about teaching at a public university where seniors ask "Dr. Turner, what's that verb thing you're talking about?"
For 20 years the man I most respected in Washington was John McCain and I couldn't wait to vote for him. Then one day I woke up and realized if he got sick a woman who was nuttier than a fruitcake would be running my country.
I felt like such a jerk for believing in the love story of John and Elizabeth Edwards that I find it hard to take any politicians seriously. Now if there's a rumor about crooked Washington legislators, I immediately believe it.
Rightly or not, if somebody tells me they are a banker, I put my wallet in my front pocket, and tell him I don't carry a business card.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Has Romney Already Been Elected President?

I woke up this morning wondering if I missed the presidential election. I'd grown up in an America where politics stopped at the water's edge. Until the regime changed we were all supposed to support the president and our country's foreign policy

But there was Romney attacking Obama for something he'd either done, or hadn't done well enough. This afternoon it looks like Romney really blew it. Hillary Clinton and Obama were proceeding carefully to respond to the deaths of American diplomats. The least Romney had done was jump the gun and it looked like he'd actually stepped into a septic tank, only to find out he couldn't swim.

I'm an Abba and support Israel but can't imagine going to Israel and telling Netanyahu that he could push around Obama anyway he wanted. Netanyahu has always been a hothead and implying he had carte blanche to tell our president what he should do was almost criminal.

He seems to support the video that's angered Muslims. Why doesn't that guy now make a movie about the lost tribe of Israel that was running around America 2000 years ago and what happened to the gold tablets after Joseph Smith reached the bottom of the hill near Palmyra. Of course if you believe all that you probably think Romney's qualified to be president. Whether he is or isn't, you must face the fact the election isn't over yet.