Friday, July 13, 2012

Political statement: Obama 2012!!

Dave has decided to use his corner of the web to formally endorse
Obama for president in 2012. This view does not, necessarily,
represent any writers, guests, or advertisers on this site. This is my
personal viewpoint.

I am NOT inviting a discussion on this topic, though I am certain some
of you will want to debate me. I am not engaging in the debate. I am
expressing my support and leaving it at that.

Now as for why I am supporting him, I have 5 key points:

1. Obama's economics. One of the first thing he did upon taking
office was to review the defense budget with Robert Gates. The
approach was pragmatic: what do we no longer need to fund, what things
are assets in our current theaters, and what things do we need more
of? The result was a reduction in defense spending, which the
"opposition" doesn't like. But really, in a world where we're
fighting insurgents, it makes much more sense to have more Bradley
Fighting Vehicles, and fewer F-14s. Is the military less equipped?
Are there areas where you here he cut too much? No. Its about
prudent expenditures.

Then, on to NASA and the end of the shuttle program. I did some work
at NASA in the early 90s, and at that point, the shuttle program had
outlived its usefulness. I found that there was no innovation in the
program. It was time to move on, but it took 3 presidents and a down
economy for someone to actually make the bold decision to end the
program. NASA itself still exists. And, really, the cancellation of
the shuttle program was a relative drop in the bucket of the overall
expenditure. Let private companies do it better, cheaper, and faster.
And let NASA do the administration of the program.

2. Obamacare. Okay maybe the new law isn't perfect. But it's the same
law Romney supported as governor. And so did the GOP at the time. You
can call the mandate a tax or penalty but in the end it's a way for
everyone to contribute. You don't want to have healthcare? Then don't
purchase it and pay a bit more in taxes. I know some people who plan
to do just that, and that's their business. What gets lost here is
that under the "old" system, everyone's taxes pay for a system that
has public hospitals. Those that can't afford, can't have, or don't
want insurance go there and get healthcare essentially for free. And
we pay for it. Under the new system the burden is reduced on us
because they have to contribute as well. Plus all of the rules about
pre-existing conditions and coverage to students are better because
there are fewer people who can't have insurance. And very few will be
able to game the system in order to get something for nothing.

Insurance companies may generally dislike the concept because their
profits may go down, but they increase the number of people on the
roles. And frankly, insurance companies (of any type) should never be
publicly traded for-profit companies anyway. The service is for cases
where there is need, and shouldn't be about making money.

Romney has said he wants to "repeal and replace"....please tell us
what your replace would look like. Assuming you get elected, you'd
have a chance to implement it. If you don't, then we stick with
obamacare. You have nothing to lose by telling us. By sluffing it
off, and not giving us any details, you're telling me you simply want
to repeal and nothing more. Be honest and tell us that you hate that
Obama did something no president has been able to and it makes you
mad. And so you simply want to repeal, out of some weird sense of
spite. And in order to give a favor to those who contributed to the
campaign.

And by the way, the law is the law. Regardless of how unpopular it is
and whether you think "it's bad policy," Romney and other leaders
should be encouraging governors to
implement it, rather than subtly encouraging this "we expect Romney to
win, so we just will ignore it."

3. The economy. The US economy is a behemoth. It functions as almost
a life of its own. It reacts to many factors. But I do not believe for
a moment that a single persons actions - or inactions - can have a lot
of bearing over the course of months, or really even 3 years. It took
8 years of Clinton policies followed by 8 years of Bush policies to
get us here. No one. And I mean no one could have moved us away from
recession. To blame Obama is folly. I will say that I think he's
generally making good decisions - he turns to Buffet and others for
general advice. I also realize that he's had some missteps. But on the
whole, it's been positive. In particular his decision to change the
TARP and auto bailout into loans resulted in nearly every dime being
paid back - with interest - and in many cases healthier companies were
born.

He was nearly on point when he said "the private sector is doing
fine." Look at all of the companies that are cash rich and which are
turning huge profits. The problem is: they're not hiring anyone, and
so unemployment remains high. Is that *his* fault? No siree, Bob..

4. The cash grab. Romney is "out earning" Obama in campaign money.
Obama does have super pacs, but much of his money comes from grass
roots movements. Romneys money is mostly from his super pacs, which
often come from large corporations, or from individual donors who are
wealthy. He's had several insider-only events where it's been all
about the money. And there is a difference between a "fund raiser" and
these absurd invitation-only events where the uber rich hobnob and
discuss their shared goals, whatever they may be.

And there's a very important attribute here: this kind of money always
has strings attached. It's given with the explicit understanding that
if Romney is elected, he will curry favors to these people and their
companies. What sort of favors? Who really knows. But I have to
imagine that they won't be beneficial to those of us who don't run
large companies and who aren't billionaires. I can only imagine that
there could be fewer rules & regulations, and more "freedom from
government intrusion" which likely would mean more pollution (hey who
cares where food comes from and what toxic substances may be on it!!),
and the ability to screw workers at every turn (who needs unemployment
insurance anyway).

5. I have an enormous problem with Romney's financial status. He has
large sums of money in various off-shore accounts, including a Swiss
bank account that he "forgot about." Now I have no idea what it's
like to have beaucoup bucks, and to want to shelter that money from
taxes. And, I can't begrudge a private citizen who has that kind of
money from wanting to protect themselves, even if I think it's silly
to try and avoid paying taxes in some way.

In any case, now he's a candidate for PRESIDENT of the United States.
He needs to set an example, and it's NOT acceptable for him to have
money stored off-shore and away from US banks! He should be showing
us that he wants to follow the rules, pay his taxes, and show faith in
US banks.

In summary, I think that Obama is doing a generally good job. There's
a lot of political rabble about how bad things are. But...are they? I
actually think that the GOP likes to deal in fear mongering and that's
crap. We're on the right path, and things are generally better than
we're led to believe.

Fear mongering is a huge part of the GOP engine. Obama has made every
effort to end the bickering, but he's rebuffed by the party of "no".
Its really a shame that there has been a "you're either with us or
against us" for some time now.

And that's why I say Obama 2012!

29 comments:

  1. The fact that you come out politicly makes me never want to read anything your write anymore. Obama uggh worst president every! Keep your political comments and views to yourself this is a sports site!

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  2. Correction...bitchen Dave was clear. This is a personal blog...and his site. And you should hear what fox sports talks about in the a.m. Certainly it is not sports.

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  3. One
    Big
    Ass
    Mistake
    America

    Lets not make it two!

    Romney = Obama-lite - America is screwed!

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  4. All Republicans do is fear mongering and smear campaigns. They are run by big business. They say ObamaCare sucks, BUT NEVERMIND what they would do to FIX HEALTHCARE because they would not do a DAMN THING! Who likes paying $500 a month for health insurance?!?

    REPUBLICANS ARE RIDICULOUS !!!!! Let's bomb Baghdad and the world will be great again and we'll blame it on Al-Qaeda who is not even in the country. And the people are TOO STUPID to get it! BRILLIANT!!!

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    1. Rpublicans AND Democrats are finaced by THE SAME people !

      Wake up !

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  5. Now we have to show our NUTS at the airport if we want to go anywhere! Can we change that policy back, please?!?

    Quit looking at my NUTS and I'll fight anyone with a box cutter! Who's with me?!? TAKE AMERICA BACK!!!

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  6. One really, really good movie which makes you think. You see some movies make you think. Most don't. You get downloaded through emotion. They call it emotive responses, emotive indoctrinations.
    In "Devil's Advocate" the movie shows you the nature of man and there's a lot of good quips in there, where the devil who has the biggest law firm in New York that talks to a guy who doesn't know that he's actually the son of the devil who's being trained to take over and he tells himhow they're taking the world over. He said it's by turning out armies of lawyers, millions of them. Millions and millions of lawyers, it's through law that you're manacled and you can't move and you can't speak. It's all through law. LAW is a WALL around your mind.

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  7. At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites.

    “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our most basic of ideals - equality not just for some, but for all,” Obama said.

    “Together we’ve marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when a group of brave citizens held their ground against brutal discrimination,” said Obama. “Together, we’ve honored courageous pioneers who, decades ago, came out and spoke out; who challenged unjust laws and destructive prejudices. Together, we’ve stood resolute; unwavering in our commitment to advance this movement and to build a more perfect union.”

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    1. Uhmmm...President Obama was at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach Virginia that night presenting a speach to the locals about the military and the Hampton Rhodes economy. Then he spoke about the importance of young Americans voting. dude...check your facts.

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  8. Yuri Bezmenov :

    Ideological subversion is the process which is legitimate and open. You can see it with your own eyes.... It has nothing to do with espionage.

    I know that intelligence gathering looks more romantic.... That's probably why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond types of films. But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is NOT in the area of intelligence at all. According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.

    It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages. The first one being "demoralization". It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of their enemy. In other words, the ideology of Marxism-Leninism is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.... The result? The result you can see ... the people who graduated in the 1960's, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, and educational systems. You are stuck with them. You can't get through to them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words for these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

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  9. ED: And yet these people who have been programmed and as you say are in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept - these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?

    YURI: Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in the future what the beautiful society of EQUALITY and social justice means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy and frustrated people, and Marxist-Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the ranks of dissidents. Unlike the present United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist-Leninist America. Now you can get popular like Daniel Elsburg and filthy rich like Jane Fonda for being a dissident and for criticizing your Pentagon. In the future these people will simply be [he makes a squishy noise] squashed like cockroaches for criticizing the government. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful and noble ideas of EQUALITY. This they don't understand and it will be the greatest shock for them, of course.

    The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years. Actually, it's over fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell him nothing, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. ...he will refuse to believe it.... That's the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.

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  10. What said Obama read like this :

    “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our [communist] most basic of ideals - EQUALITY not just for some, but for all [every American will be communist],” Obama said.

    “Together we [communists] have marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when a group of brave citizens [subverters] held their ground against brutal discrimination,” said Obama. “Together, we [communists] have honored courageous pioneers [subverters] who, decades ago, came out and spoke out; who challenged unjust laws and destructive prejudices [to demoralize America]. Together, we [comunists] have stood resolute; unwavering in our [communist] commitment to advance [subvert America by] this movement and to build a more perfect union [=communist America].”

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    1. Do you have a reference for this? And does it come from a credible souce, not financed by a Republican or Conservative Christian organization? Or is it just slanderous, popular tripe.

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  11. Americans, being the most naive people among the nations, now believe that Communism is dead because the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain have been removed. The ironic truth is that Communism has just switched names to become more "politically correct". Today it is called INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY. The reason that the Berlin Wall came crashing down is not because Communism is dead but because THEY HAVE ACHIEVED THE PLANED AGENDA to communize the west, including America. Washington D.C. has indeed become part of the New World Order of atheist governments. There is no more need for the likes of Berlin Wall.

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  12. A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. - Cicerto (106 BC - 43 BC)

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  13. Saying Obama is a communist is RIDICULOUS! I bet you're one of the IDIOTS that USE Obama's middle name against him as well. What was the other BS? Something about a birth certificate... You guys are so STUPID! You resort to FEAR MONGERING because you have NOTHING ELSE! When was the last time a Republican president came up with a health plan? NEVER!

    Obama is a communist! Obama is a member of Al-Qaeda because of his middle name! HOW DUMB IS THAT!?!? You do know that Obama got the leader of Al-Qaeda and Bush DID NOT, right?!

    Go eat your fruit loops!

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    1. Read again ! This is about you :

      You (America) are stuck with them (people like YOU). You can't get through to them (YOU). They (YOU) are contaminated. They (YOU) are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove (to YOU) that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words for these people (YOU) the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people (YOU) Amerixa will need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society........ A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell him nothing, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. ...he will refuse to believe it.... That's the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.

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    2. Larry Grathwohl interview about William Ayers, Obama's mentor :

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlN2t0oERHk

      Former FBI Weather Underground informant Larry Grathwohl who quoted Obama confidant and the former leader of the Weathermen as stating that those Americans who could not be re-educated in communist camps after the Revolution would be eliminated in Mao cultural revolution style. Grathwohl authored a book, Bringing Down America, following his testimony before the Senate and also appeared in the 1982 documentary No Place to Hide.

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    3. Obama Justifies FEMA imprisonment of civilians!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=8mPZlysCAm0

      Joust OPEN YOUR EYES

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    4. Do you have any information that was not a fw of an fw of a previously foreworded option of some one else. Or are you just using a lot of big words and long sentences to sound expert. Your long windedness reveals how little you actually have to say.

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    5. hahahahaaaa..... you are funny and have nothing to say :-)

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  14. The Republican Party is the party of voter suppression and wins at any cost; here we go again in Florida. They really don't believe in democracy, but an aristocracy.

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    1. Read again ! This is for you about democracy :

      Americans, being the most naive people among the nations, now believe that Communism is dead because the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain have been removed. The ironic truth is that Communism has just switched names to become more "politically correct". Today it is called INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY. The reason that the Berlin Wall came crashing down is not because Communism is dead but because THEY HAVE ACHIEVED THE PLANED AGENDA to communize the west, including America. Washington D.C. has indeed become part of the New World Order of atheist governments. There is no more need for the likes of Berlin Wall.

      Bush=Clinton=Bush=Obama=Romney=INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATS

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  15. Nice Crocodile...

    Bitchin Dave's endorsement was, IMO, idiotic. Not especially because he endorsed Obama, but how he endorsed him.

    As if he is any different then Romney in this.

    As if Obama has the nations and its populace' interest in mind.

    As if any of his policies are somehow in Bitchin Dave's interest.

    As if Dave can trust the government - as if his personal experiences at NASA are somehow evidence that Dave's world view is being confirmed by what Dave or any of us get to see from the Government.

    Amazing!

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  16. Nice Crocodile...

    Bitchin Dave's endorsement was, IMO, idiotic. Not especially because he endorsed Obama, but how he endorsed him.

    As if he is any different then Romney in this.

    As if Obama has the nations and its populace' interest in mind.

    As if any of his policies are somehow in Bitchin Dave's interest.

    As if Dave can trust the government - as if his personal experiences at NASA are somehow evidence that Dave's world view is being confirmed by what Dave or any of us get to see from the Government.

    Amazing!

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  17. Hey, it is Dave's blog. So if you do not like it...do not read it.

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    1. Dave is publishing his opinion for us to read :-)
      Also he gives us the option to make a comment.
      We are doing exactly that.

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  18. Hey Dave! My name is Jay O'Brien, and I have my own sports blog called The NFL Report (profootballcenter.blogspot.com). I was hoping we could set up a link exchange in an attempt to get more views, where I put up a link to your blog and you put up a link to mine. Feel free to email me at ledzepfan09@gmail.com, and I hope to here from you soon.

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