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Pay Attention To The Men Behind The Curtain… #VOTE!

The mid-term elections are underway. In Philadelphia, it’s Tuesday the 20th of May. Contrary to what some may have you believe, mid-term elections are just as important as, if not more than, the presidential elections.

In September of 2012 I asked if it was possible that the GOP threw the Presidential race to focus on local races instead. Why else would they give us Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney? Are they that out of touch?

Most of the damage is done during the midterm elections. I believe wholeheartedly that it’s because people think the President has sweeping power to do as he wishes. I don’t think people get how important these midterms are.

Take a look at what’s going on around the States and tell me if you feel the same.

So, to make it easier, here are two valuable resources that I always turn to in any political cycle,

The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)

The League of Women Voters

and here in Pennsylvania…

The Committee of Seventy
Pay attention folks. There’s a lot to lose in local elections.

Now go out and VOTE!

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An exasperating interview with Senate leaders - 60 Minutes (CBS)

November 4, 2012 7:19 PM

An exasperating interview with Senate leaders

By 60 Minutes Overtime Staff Topics Correspondent Candids

Steve Kroft conducted a very tense interview this week on 60 Minutes. He brought together the two leaders of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell, for their first joint interview.

"It was very chilly," Kroft told Overtime’s Ann Silvio in the above video. "They did not look at each other once during the course of the interview."

"They kept saying ‘my good friend, Harry’ or ‘my good friend, Mitch,’ but it didn’t seem very genuine."

The Senate has become a dysfunctional place, filled with politicians on the extreme Left and Right who can’t or won’t reach a compromise for the public good, Kroft says. “It’s clearly not a fun place, and there are a lot of people that are very unhappy, particularly the new group of congressmen. A number of people have told us that they’ve come in and said, ‘What am I doing here?’”

source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57544857-10391709/an-exasperating-interview-with-senate-leaders/?tag=contentBody;listingLeadStories

Eric Cantor Feigns Ignorance When Asked About Dishonest Romney Jeep Ad

After Meet the Press host David Gregory asks House Majority Eric Cantor about Mitt Romney’s dishonest ad where he claims that Jeep is planning on sending American jobs over to China, when Romney himself believes it’s a good business model “to outsource in order to make companies competitive,” Cantor initially tries to hedge and claims Romney would be the one who would care about plants opening here in America. He also cites an endorsement by Lee Iacocca as some sort of proof that he cares about these things and wants to get the economy back on track.

When Gregory tries to pin him down and asks him if the ad is deceptive, Cantor pulls the “I havent’ seen the ad” dodge and tells Gregory it’s not running in Virginia. He then goes on to attack President Obama as not being willing to work across the aisle, because we all know Mr. 800-Plus Vetoes Romney would be much more willing to reach across the aisle if he’s elected.

And naturally we got no follow up or push back from David Gregory on any of that. If it’s Sunday, it’s meet the Republicans and their unfettered talking points. I’m wondering, if Cantor was telling the truth about not seeing the ad, why is he being sent out there as a surrogate for Mitt Romney? I don’t believe for one minute he hasn’t either seen it, or read about what’s in it though. Yeah, he has no idea what’s in it, but he knows it hasn’t aired in his state yet.

source: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/eric-cantor-feigns-ignorance-when-asked-ab

I Am Better Off Than Four Years Ago

For a while in 2008, I was stretching my food budget by purchasing some of my groceries at a 99¢ store. 

Thankfully, I don’t need to do that anymore.

I know things haven’t returned to normal yet, but we were in deep doo doo.

I thought we all understood that it was going to take more than four years to repair the damage. I’m a realist. I didn’t expect miracles.

I was under the impression that our elected officials would work together with the President to rebuild this great country.

How was I to know that some of them would oppose President Obama’s Healthcare Reform so vehemently, that they would hold our economic recovery hostage in order to defeat him? Was I really that naive?

Yet in spite of all this obstruction, America is rebuilding. In spite of an effort to destroy this President and everything he stands for, things are improving. It’s a painfully slow recovery, but it’s still a recovery.

Can you imagine how further along we would be, had John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, and other House Republicans worked with the President?

Remember that, when you Vote on November Sixth.

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A Second CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Is Re-elected —

MSNBC’s “UP with Chris Hayes”

“Many of you have been with ASG for over 5, 10, 15, and even 20 years. As you know, together, we have been able to keep ASG an independent company while still growing our revenues and customers. But I can tell you, if the US re-elects President Obama, our chances of staying independent are slim to none. I am already heavily involved in considering options that make our independence go away…”

Source: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/14/a-second-ceo-threatens-to-fire-employees-if-obama-is-re-elected-video/

Here’s a refreshing break from Election 2012.

What Kids Think About the 2012 Presidential Election

Parenting magazine went to a block party in Brooklyn one recent afternoon to do some polling on the current election.

The little girl in the Wonder Woman costume is too adorable!

Vote Broccoli Llama!!

*WARNING: This Video is Rated C for Cuteness.

diegueno:

A banner that says ‘Women for Mitt,’ being carried by two men. There are no women, not holding the sign or walking behind in support. There is a woman near them; but only one. Maybe it should read, Woman for Mitt, and have an arrow pointing to her.
(via Women For Mitt: A Picture Worth 1000 Words | Addicting Info)

Odd… I always thought Women’s Groups should have at least a few women. :\

diegueno:

A banner that says ‘Women for Mitt,’ being carried by two men. There are no women, not holding the sign or walking behind in support. There is a woman near them; but only one. Maybe it should read, Woman for Mitt, and have an arrow pointing to her.

Odd… I always thought Women’s Groups should have at least a few women. :\