Friday, October 26, 2012

Sesame Nation

A society which can't bring itself to even cut Sesame Street from public funding surely isn't ready to tackle entitlement reform. Sesame Street bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of 
childhood — the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it because people prejudge them until they learn to celebrate diversity and help Cranky the Friendly Monster go recycling. That is not unrelated to the infantilization of our society. Marinate three generations of Americans in that pabulum and it’s no surprise you wind up with unprotected diplomats dragged to their deaths from their “safe house” in Benghazi.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

With all due respect, Bill O'reilly, you are wrong!

Bill O'reilly is not just wrong, he is full of crapbull on the third Presidential Debate. 

On Fox and Friends this morning, Bill asserted Romney wanted the woman's vote, so he took a soft approach and avoided calling the handling of Benghazi as "Incompetence", hence forgoing the chance to turn Obama "into a puddle".  To the Fox crew, he asked if anyone learned anything new and since no one did, Bill proclaimed it as the most boring debate. 
Romney was not at the debate to provide entertainment or teach a class. He was at the debate to interview for the position as the Leader of the Free World. A position that has been pathetically shrunk  in the last 4 years. Obama was "present" on American Foreign Policy George Bush had laid out, but he did nothing to lead. This is what Romney was trying to show. Undeniably, the women's vote will be won over, but it is incidental. Why? Because women have a greater propensity in terms of handling interpersonal relations. Women's preferred problem solving model is to listen and talk through first. Especially in leadership positions,  women do not respect emotional outbursts or bully tactics. These  are the same qualities required to lead the world. 
On Benghazi, it was a brilliantly calculated move. A clear win over Obama. Romney already took the shot on Benghazi in the last debate. It has triggered the whole nation's attention towards Benghazi. Even die-hard democrats agreed that things could have been different. The undecideds already have doubts about Benghazi. 4 Americans are dead, clips of protest on the news everyday. Confronting Benghazi last night yield a much lower utility than to appear presidential and calm.  Obama wanted Romney to engage in the Benghazi topic, as seen in the last debate. It got into a "he said, he said" situation which will make Romney look petty as well. Most americans have a basic distrust towards politicians. There are always enough spin in the news followed to suppport both arguments. On taking the higher ground, Romney was safeguarding the bigger picture - his Mittmentum. 
Who do you feel safer with? Who is more likely to look at a situation calmly and act decisively? Who is more in charge? heck, who will show up as the Commander in Chief and work effectively with the military?
Obama brought his game face and spin the best he could punctuated with the "me"s and "I"s. He was petty and irritable and his voice was less commanding. We wake up today remembering far more lines of Romney that Obama." We will show more BackBone", " We Free Countries from Dictatorship", "30,000 dead in Syria" etc  Once again, all the eloquent talking points in the world cannot heal the obvious breakdown of Obama's foreign policy. 
O'reilly is right to say that Obama was trying to show how Romney switch position through lies. And Romney has explained them as lies. It won't matter because most Americans already assume Politicians will switch positions. As long as they do it prudently in the interest of the country. 
Romney does not need to be a bully to prove competence. He was not soft, he was understanding and pleasant. Clear-minded with laser focus on building America's economic strength and unapologetic for American principles. The qualities needed to work with allies all over the world. 
In business, we do not just focus on closing the deal, because it is not the deal that would really matter, it is the subsequent deals that do. It was critical for Romney to leave a pleasant after taste from now till Nov 6 to counter more personal smears and attacks.

Monday, October 22, 2012

There you have it, the whole Enchilada !

Mitt Romney won debate on Foreign Policy

Who will lead this country into strength and peace? The answer is obvious after tonight's debate. Brilliantly woven economy as key to a more peaceful world and establishing a strong case on protecting middle western jobs against China. Presidential, amicable, succinct and eager to lead. America is hungry for a real leader.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

One cannot get re-elected on aggression alone

"You can combine the speaking skills of Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and Abraham Lincoln, and President Obama could still not defend his own record." ( Bobby Jindal) 
You don't need to believe me, look at CNN's poll:
The major post debate polls are showing most debate watchers think President Obama was
the winner — and a typical finding comes in the CNN post-debate poll of registered voters who actually watched the debate.
They were 33 percent Democratic and 33 percent Republican — which means it’s weighted a bit to include about 8 percent more Republicans than the voting population as a whole.
Bottom line: by 46-39 percent, the poll respondents called Obama the winner. But asked who did the debate make you more likely to vote for, the respondents were tied between Romney and Obama, 25-25 percent.
Still, Romney won in other key areas:
*On who would better handle the economy: 58 percent Romney; 40 percent Obama.
*On who would better handle health care: 49 percent Romney; 46 percent Obama
*On taxes: 51 percent Romney; 44 percent Obama
*On who is a stronger leader: 49 percent Romney; 46 percent Obama
*On who is more likeable: 47 percent Obama: 41 percent Romney
*On who cares more about your life: 44 percent Obama; 40 percent Romney
*On who answered more directly: 45 percent Romney; 43 percent Obama

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Eye Of The Sparrow" — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential ...

What drink are you having for VP debate on Thursday night?

I am preparing a jug of  Sangria so we can actually stay awake through the debate. Should I go for Spicy Sangria ( for sharp Ryan attacks) or Passion Fruit Sangria ( for Ryan's passion towards serving his country)?
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On, the VP debate drinking game has a long list of rules, a few highlights here: 
  • -Every time Biden inappropriately uses the word "literally," take a sip.
  • -Every time Biden says "GM is still alive and Osama is dead," roll your eyes and take a sip.
  • -If Ryan responds by saying "al-Qaeda is still alive and your ambassador is dead," finish your drink.
  • -Take a sip every time Rachel Maddow smirks and nods to herself.
What are you having to drink? 
Also on the menu, in the name of Biden - Spiced nuts, Soft shell Crab(by) Sushi. 
For Ryan, wholesome vegetable cheese (wisconsin) Fodue
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ann Athouse is undecided

Am I living in Twilight Zone? Is she kidding? Another 4 more years of Obama?
And we wonder why the polls aren't moving for Mitt Romney.

Via Athouse
AM I THE ONLY ONE OF THE INSTAPUNDIT BLOGGERS AND GUEST-BLOGGERS who loathes the Daily Caller’s exploitation of the 2007 video of Barack Obama stirring up the black churchfolk? I don’t think this is helping Mitt Romney with the swing voters at all. Like last week’s playing and replaying of the Obamaphone lady’s ravings, it repels me from Republicans. I’m a swing voter — I voted for Obama in 2008 and Bush in 2004 — and I am genuinely undecided this year. Those of you who are pleased with these seemingly exciting new weapons to use in the fight to defeat Obama are losing perspective. You are not thinking about how you look to the people you need to convince. Here’s a clue: You look ugly.