Not even progressives are buying the “Poor Off” between former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Vice President Joe Biden, two leading liberals for the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination.
However, once the heir apparent to the White House is apparent, the Lamestream Media will be back to demonizing the Republican rich.
Al Smith (D-NY) was a New York politian from the
early 20th Century who was the four time Governor of the Empire State as well
as the first Roman Catholic nominee for President of the United States in 1928 . The Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an
annual charity white tie fundraiser which dates back to 1945 and has raised
millions of dollars for healthcare causes in New York.
|2012 Al Smith Dinner|
The Al Smith Dinner is always held on the third Thursday in October. As Stephen Colbert quipped about itscalendary cycle, it is like Catholic thanksgiving. In 1960, Theodore White remarked that the Al
Smith dinner was “a ritual of American politics. as candidates from both
parties would share the dais and show a humorous or even self-effacing
side. For example, last year both President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) both attended the fete hosted by New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan.
reserved for Cardinal Dolan. So much so, it seemed like a Cardinal Roast.
many both inside and outside the Catholic community with his earnest aestheticism. But Dolan touches people
with his joyful sensibility combined with his fervent faith.
For Colbert’s part, his humor was gentle and charitable. I will forever think of the title “Your Eminence” with a subtle smile yet appreciating the implication of the honorific. While Timothy Cardinal Dolan remains in New York after the Sweet Sistine 2013 Conclave Championship, at least Dolan’s beloved baseball St. Louis Cardinals have reached with World Series this year without the existential threat of competing against the New York Yankees.
As the election results roll in, it appears that it is not a clear cut decision by the American people. In the Presidential Race, several battleground states are razor thin margins, with Ohio again being the lynchpin for the decision. Democrats seem poised to increase their numbers in the Senate, yet Republicans may increase their majority in the House of Representatives. That is a very mixed bag.
President Obama managed to get re-elected with a higher unemployment than when he initially took office, losing support in his overall popularity and winning a second term with fewer electoral votes. President Obama may have to adjust after re-election to blaming the incumbent rather than former President George W. Bush for his woes. Americans will also have to adjust after the election to a Chief Executive who no longer needs to worry about pleasing people for re-election.
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No wonder why they could not volunteer their campaign bus like the Romney/Ryan campaign did for the Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy.
|President Obama at FEMA for Hurricane Sandy operations|
Well, maybe now that Commander-in-Chief President Obama directing emergency response, he can dispatch FEMA to clear the road.
h/t: Glenn McCoy
One of then candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)’s promises when he ran for President in 2008 was that he would create five million green jobs.
So as part of the Feburary 2009 stimulus (a.k.a. Porkulous) of $847 Billion, almost 6%, or $50 Billion, was earmarked for shovel ready green energy, to be monitored by Vice President Joe Biden. That was a pretty significant “investment” in energy from solar, wind, geothermal and maybe unicorn flatulence.
Despite anemic job growth during the Obama so called Recovery, America has come nowhere near creating five million green jobs. But to justify what they have Representative Darrell Issa’s (R-CA 49th) Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing in June 2012 explored how the Obama Department of Labor defines “green jobs”.
My favorites were floor sweeper at a Green manufacturer, antiques dealer and an Oil Lobbyist who advocates green issues.
Many critics of Porkulous suspected that it was an unwise expenditure from the Federal Government that acted like a slush fund for the Obama Administration’s favorite groups and contributors. The cronyism and corruption in green transportation can be seen in Amtrak, supposed High Speed Rail projects and most pointedly in green energy projects (FutureGen coal gassification and Solyndra).
During the First Presidential Debate in Denver, Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney asserted that President Obama did not pick just with winners and losers with $90 Billion in tax breaks but that the incumbent picks losers.
Let’s see how President Obama’s bets on green energy companies have been paying off.
|[L] Meatloaf and [R] Gov. Mitt Romney in Defiance Ohio [photo: AP]|
Republican Presidential Nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) held a rally which drew a crowd of 12,000 supporters in Defiance, Ohio which has only 16,000 residents. One of the highlights of the event was when Meatloaf voiced his support for Governor Romney. This endorsement was capped by a helping of “America the Beautiful” served family style.
Meatloaf’s enthusiastic but unconducted warbling seemed reminiscent of Governor Romney’s earnest but off tune singing of “America the Beautiful” as portrayed in an Obama 2012 summer attack ad.
Of course, neither right minded crooner is any match for Celebrity-in-Chief Barack Obama did at Showtime at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Maybe a singing career is something that the Maui Wowie can fall back on come January 21st, 2013