Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Observations on the 2012 Election 9.26

Today (9.26), in an attempt to shore up their floundering candidate, Willard's campaign released a video in which he tries to convince the 47% that he does indeed care about them. I'm not sure a politician of the caliber of Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton could talk their way out of Willard's comments let alone, well, a non-politician.  The new video will be the only one the Romney campaign will air anywhere this weekend. Their only national ad will be a video trying to convince people you didn't mean what they saw and heard you say.

Whatever, the Democratic National Committee, now seemingly out for blood, quickly released this video which also will begin airing nationally on Friday. In it Willard rebuts his own new ad with words from his past. The Romney ad is titled "Too Many Americans" while the DNC video is called simply ....

Those People

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by DemRapidResponse

For the record, "Romney: Believe In half of America" is just one hell of a line. I may need a t-shirt or one of those things to keep my beer cold.

9/27 update - I saw another good line in The New York Times election blog today. Talking about the knowns and unknowns of the next 40 days it said this; "The fat lady is waiting in the wings and she’s gargling with honey and lemon juice."

On the night of November 1st, just days before the election, ex-President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote address at something called the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. The CAIS calls itself "an international conference that will bring together the world's leading institutional investors, fund managers, academics, economists and regulators in the Cayman Islands, the world's leading domicile for investment funds, to discuss and debate the fundamentals of a vibrant future for the alternative investments industry." I'm sure Willard is thrilled.

As always, you can't make this shit up.

Observations from the Edge 9.26

Welcome to the new world. This is a video of the end of a protest in Madrid, Spain yesterday. The protest was over Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy government's plan to impose €39 billion of 'austerity' reforms on the Spanish economy. They would include tax increases, budget cuts, and something called structural reforms to social programs. As in Greece the Spanish recession continues to deepen with each round of cuts yet the government's only answer seems to be yet more cuts.

Recently GOP leaders have accused President Obama of looking to Europe for ideas, not that this is always a bad thing, yet if the Romney/Ryan plans for massive cuts in social programs isn't austerity what is? The question is would the end result of American austerity look something like this? Hopefully we will never know because it seems more and more like Willard is heading for a crash of epic proportions.

25 septiembre 2012