Tagged: US 2012 election

The People’s President vs. Plutocrats’ Congress

The People’s President vs. Plutocrats’ Congress

I watched in dismay on Tuesday as the president (above) hung his head and told an ABC reporter, “Well, if you put it that way, Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home.” President Obama...

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Listening to bartender Scott  Prouty (above, left) on MSNBC-TV last night, I was reminded of the debate triggered by Mitt Romney’s denunciation of 47 percent of the American people as moochers. It was Prouty’s secretly recorded video of...

It’s a Beautiful Day but Storm Clouds Gather

It’s a Beautiful Day but Storm Clouds Gather

The sun shines bright on our old Lakeland home (to borrow a line from that misleading song about Kentucky)… and I have to admit that things don’t look so bad in the old USA today....

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

You might think November’s Democratic victories undid the havoc resulting from the disastrous 2010 elections, when Republicans were swept into power on the coattails of the Tea Party phenomenon. Think again. Rachel Maddow opened my eyes last night. She explained...

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

I was taught that America was a classless society, in which “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.”  That was then, I guess, and this is now. In...

Door to Reform Opened a Crack. Now Let’s Push!

Door to Reform Opened a Crack. Now Let’s Push!

America is like an alcoholic that finally “hit bottom,” and is ready to try and dry out. Seduced by Svengali-style politicians, the world’s leading democracy had sunk into a debauched political lifestyle where the...

In Spite of Everything, America is the World’s Beacon

In Spite of Everything, America is the World’s Beacon

I like to tell Sandra, who was – as the song puts it – born in the USA, how enlightened and reasonable Canadians are, how they have accepted diversity and how they have learned...

Thankfully, “the South” is not Going to Rise Again

Thankfully, “the South” is not Going to Rise Again

It should come as no surprise that Americans in some states have filed petitions to secede from the union now that America’s first black president has won a second term. For decades, residents of...

The Good Guys Finished First – at Last!

The Good Guys Finished First – at Last!

Call me sentimental. Call me naive. But I can’t help feeling a ray of sunshine on my cynical old face as I survey the implications of Tuesday’s election. The way I see it, all...

We Will Have to be Patient in Post-Election America

We Will Have to be Patient in Post-Election America

President Obama and his family are back in the White House. The Romneys have gone back to one of their many mansions. And the United States Congress remains divided. So where do we go...