Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Observations on the 2012 Election

Today is Super Tuesday in the GOP nominating race and I have no clue what is going to happen. The leading polls and pundits point to a big Willard win and the beginning of the end of this pathetic race. All that means is watch carefully tonight because something totally unexpected is going to happen.

Meanwhile President Obama seems to have slipped back into his campaign form of four years ago. During a press conference today he scolded the GOP for its easy talk about war with Iran. It seems two wars weren't enough to completely bankrupt the country so they would like a third while at the same time they bellow about the price of gas and how it's all Obama's fault while ignoring what a war with Iran would do to the that same price. The President said of the Republican hopefuls and their casual talk of war, "Those folks don't have a lot of responsibilities."

A new NBC/WSJ poll finds President Obama leading Willard 55-37 among women and another poll has unmarried women backing him 65-30. Which brings me to somebody I always referred to as America's tard in chief, Rush Limbaugh. As I write this 30 sponsors have now left his radio show after his verbal attack on 30 year old Georgetown student Sandra Fluke whose only crime was testifying before Congress. I won't get into what he said here but I will say I am totally enjoying his spectacular fall, even if he himself doesn't realize how fast the end is approaching. The man who once called Chelsea Clinton the family dog finally went to far. In personally attacking Sandra Fluke over and over again he attacked everybody. Men and women alike see her as their daughter, sister, or lover. He attacked us all and for that deserves whatever cesspool history chooses to drop him into.

Which brings this all back to Super Tuesday. President Obama, who personally called Sandra Fluke, said he did so because he thought of his daughters. If they ever chose to speak out on a topic he didn't want them to be "humiliated in this way." In comparison all the Republican candidates, these men who would be President and are so ready to bomb Iran, cower at the mere thought of condemning Limbaugh's calling a young law student a prostitute and a slut. When Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner was asked today if the GOP was afraid of Limbaugh he answered, "I think his words were inappropriate. Next."

I'll finish with parts of an email sent to all the faculty members of Georgetown University by its President John J. DeGioria.

"In recent days, a law student of Georgetown, Sandra Fluke, offered her testimony regarding the proposed regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services before a group of members of Congress. She was respectful, sincere, and spoke with conviction. She provided a model of civil discourse. And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position, including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels, responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student....

If we allow coarseness, anger, even hatred, to stand for civil discourse in America, we violate the sacred trust that has been handed down through the generations beginning with our Founders.  The values that hold us together as a people require nothing less than eternal vigilance.  This is our moment to stand for the values of civility in our engagement with one another."