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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Politics in Total Disarray

 *this post was begun two hours before midnight on Nov. 14th; therefore it covers the 14th and the 15th. I have spoken.

America is in deep trouble.  We have few viable candidates for president, neither Republican nor Democrat.

On the Democratic side, our current President in my opinion pays lip service to supporting Israel's need for 'security' as he rails against building "settlements".  He is no lover of Netanyahu*, as evidenced by his little conversation with French President Sarkozy with the mike he didn't think was open (*but we sort of knew that before, didn't we, when Bibi visited the White House and was publicly snubbed by Obama); he embraces Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan instead, who has been bad-mouthing Israel and supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, with nary a word from our illustrious President, even though the aforementioned groups are on the U.S. list of terrorist organizations --more his type, I guess.

And on the other side of the isle, we have Romney (tepid, while he flip flops), Perry (gaffs and senior moments; drops an I.Q. point every debate), and, the piece de resistance, a businessman with no political experience who is planning on reforming the tax system to the 999 plan, where corporations which have been paying 35% tax will, under his plan, pay 9% laughing all the way to the bank, and where people earning so little they are considered poverty level, who had not been required to pay taxes because of this,  will now pay 9%.  A man who has no foreign policy to speak of ('cause he's got all this stuff twirling around in his head) and doesn't know who's the president of Uzbekistan (why, everyone and his uncle knows that it's Islam Karimov).  But that's ok, 'cause Uzbeki beki beki stan stan is some godforsaken country in Yenemsville, with no importance whatsoever to the United States.

To top that off, he might be guilty of sexual harrassment of women in the workplace.  Whether or not the allegations are true, he has been accused of this behavior by no fewer than 4 women, one of whom has now gone public and corroborated her story. And he has so far handled these allegations very badly and unprofessionally.  Or rather, unpresidentially.

As far as my eye can see, we have very few worthy of the highest office in the land, that is, who wants to run. Compared to everyone else,  Newt is not looking so bad these days...



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