Can This Dude Really Win Your Presidential Vote?

30 10 2008

Turning left to Obama-Biden, I see a son and his father on the same ticket. And to right McCain-Palin, I see a father with his daughter; or more appropriately a boss and his bespectacled personal assistant. Needless to say, these presidential running mates are the wackiest combos at best to aim for the highest office. To make it worst, the mainstream media had it all twisted by making this election looks like a race between Obama and Palin – living the two white-haired dudes – McCain and Biden – in the smoke.

Exactly six days to go, it looks like infinity to Obama while the days click like seconds for McCain. If the election were conducted today, the pollsters say the black-haired dude would pull it off big-time! Thus, there is a legitimate reason for the white-haired candidate to gasp for every breath of air which appears deflating rapidly. From the grand scheme of things, only ‘Bradley-effects’ could toss-up this election. Otherwise, Barack could pull a landslide. Well, opinion polls can be very flattery sometimes; people just tell you what you what to hear or whatever comes to their mind. You get the picture, given the fact that ‘Obama’ is arguably the hottest name of this decade. The question is: are these pollees would actually walk their talk? If yes, then Obama gets a done deal.

On the other hand, McCain who assumed an ‘underdog’ title despite his elongated experience and age is not highly favored in recent polling surveys. Notwithstanding underdog appeal could factor in to sway voters to the losing guy’s corner – perhaps out of sympathy. But McCain can’t just bank on that alone. To resurrect as a comeback-kid, this dude needs to scram his overused maverick blabs. Extremists, radicals, and loners are how some people view mavericks. Such characteristics could scare off would-be supporters.

In addition, McCain need to lam that tax-cut bullshits and ‘spreading the wealth’ rhetoric. Most Americans are no-fools. Intelligent voters could be insulted when politicians beat the taxcut drum. It is like saying hey, I’m buying your votes for few hundred$ bucks. So what happens after that? George Bush’s hyped tax-cut and that never insulated the economy from recession. Well, except you are “Joe the Plumber” who made a big deal about paying his civic dues, tax-cut is not going to dent a whole lot of different in one’s life. Paying taxes is a civil responsibility. So get over it. And nothing wrong in spreading the wealth either. It is good for average Americans as most make less than $250,000/yr; and these folks are the main voting block anyway. Actually redistributing wealth would stimulateth the economy rather confining it to the opulence top ten percent. BTW, tax policy is all about spreading the wealth to lower class; it’s been that way for centuries. Therefore, ‘SpredingTheWealth’ fear tactic now adopted by McCain camp could favor his opponent as the argument makes McCain more pro wealthy than middle/working class.

As for the VPs, Joe Biden has his own missteps but he seems to hold it well overall. Other side, everything about Sarah Palin is overblown: from her cloths/hair style to the messed up interview. All fault to McCain’s strategists who tried to remake a made-woman. Kathy Curic ain’t God. I think Palin would have dealt perfectly with the media on her own if there were no strategic restrictions from her handlers. To diffuse unfit-for-office syndrome, she needs to take off those glasses, which stereotypically make her looks less presidential. Most Americans would prefer glassless iron-like lady (think Thatcher!) in the oval office than a softy.

On a more personal note, I don’t know who gets my vote in this election. Both candidates have proven worthy of the highest post. Simply saying I’m voting Obama because I am Black! would be a racial understatement. Same goes to any white dude. As days go, so are the emotions and tensions running high. Eventhough it seemly all set for Obama while McCain people pray for ‘Bradley effect’, the votes that count most due on November 4th. Voters should weigh important issues and vote with their heads. Either way, there would be millions of heartbreaks by this time next week. It’s not going to be the end of the world. President McCain or President Obama would serve United Statesjudiciously. Every citizen’s acceptance of either president would be a support, for nation, which would go a long way.

Have a nice vote.

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Sarah Palin: “Wild Life” Runs in the Family

11 09 2008

Sara Palin, Bristol Palin aka gunhead, boozehead. So much for the so called “hockey mum” who is accusing the media for pointing out her family flaws. C’mon hottie, you are running for the highest in the land. Holding public office means subjecting yourself to scrutiny. You can’t just put a pretty face-on and expect Americans’ vote just like that. Actually, one has to be skeptic of pretty faces because 8 out of 10, they would have some form of skeletons in their closet.

To attest to such instance, the media have done some job exposing some of the plaques on Sarah Palin’ cheerleader appearance. A lady who prides herself as a mom; can her family exemplifies American family value? Hell no!! Not her with gun-loving record and alcohol drinking household (as she is shown, inset with some pot-smoking dude in the back ground). BTW, I never knew they wear bikini in frigid cold Alaska. And daughter, Bristol, display guns and gulping spirit like juice. Oh yeah! They can blame that on the weather too. In this age, there are many things teenagers can do in their time than having sex, messing with gun, or being a boozehead.

It is remains to be seen how the deeds of a “wild child” would affect the VP candidacy of a mother. It could be okay for an average citizen to party like animal with bottles of alcohol on both hand.s More also it is cool for ‘gun right’ advocates to  showoff  their arsenal for friends to see. But this type of indulgent could be a serious concern if it’s involved elected public figures.

There has been political rhetoric of “keeping the kids out” of political jabs. But who is to blame when a republican presumptive VP Sarah Palin can not control her teenagers – encouraging “unprotected Sex” to  pregnancy? The family we’ve seen since her nomination is as cosmetic as Sarah’s ‘lipstick’ – on a pig? Maybe. It wouldn’t be a surprise if there are more skeletons than what we have seen so far. I can only imagine how she can lead this nation with a ‘morally dysfunctional‘  family in the Whitehouse.

Sarah’s Parodies Below





Obama & Wife Labeled as Terrorists

14 07 2008

With portrait of Osama Bin Laden in the Oval office, American flag is roasting in the fire place, Michelle Obama with AK-47 rifle on back and the presumptuous president Barack Obama wearing Taliban attire shown fist-japing each other. This is a portrayal of the Obamas by New Yorker Magazine and some people think it ain’t funny.

This is the kind of joke that one would expect from Fox News. or Conservative National Reviews. But on New Yorker ? C’mon.. that’s not what the magazine is all about. It’s like a slap on face for the mag’s subscribers who are predominantly Democrats. There are probably cartoons like this went unnoticed daily in many media outlets; but it is off mark for a major magazine to use such satiric picture as its issue cover.

Although the New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick, views the picture as sarcasm, tagged “Politics of Fear.” But Obama supporters are fuming and it was reported that “John McCain’s campaign joined the Obamanians in protesting: “We [McCain camp] completely agree with Obama campaign that it’s tasteless and offensive.” Personally, I think that is very kind of McCain’ people to condemn such portrayal.

Even though I am  not rooting for Obama , I found it disturbing to portray his wife in terrorist imagery. New Yorker is a respected and one of my favorite magazines. I am disappointed by this image of distortions.  Actually the magazine was sort of rooting for Obama before and now he is being tagged as a flip-flopper, which might be true but not with a pic that gives reciprocal effect on the real story. BTW, this  is not the first time the magazine pull this kind of satire; few years ago, its cover portrayed Monica Lewinsky as Mona Lisa.

Quote of the day:

“Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion” —- Gandhi





Cameron Diaz, P Diddy: ‘D’ Beauty playing with ‘D’ Beast

9 06 2008

This past week, the Media buzzed about Cameron Diaz’s latest companion who happened to be a ‘playa’ we all know too well. The dude born “Sean Combs” aka “Puff Daddy” aka “Bad Boy” aka “P. Diddy” aka “Sean John” aka what next…? – Phew!!! I’m having headache here. If a guy can have numerous aliases in his life time, then you need to wonder who this guy really is or just conclude that he is man of different characters.

Consequently, it would only be logical for someone like Diddy to thrive on varieties. Some people would say: So what? “Variety is the spice of life.” But variety could be a self-centered and exploitation behavior of seducing women, especially when a music mogul like P.Diddy is involved. Borrowing wisdom from John McCain’s book, “Character is Destiny,” It could be better said that “Character is Integrity.” Undoubtedly, P. Diddy must have gotten integrity in his business dealings otherwise he wouldn’t have been so successful. However, he has “zero integrity” as far as “love deals” are concerned.

Throwback, P. Diddy and his cohort, the late Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie, had lifestyle patterns of being circled by groupies [2 smartest-ass groupies of such encounters are Lil Kim and Faith Evan; both of whom made it big; thanks to Biggie]. Just as B.I.G. was allegedly dating the two aforementioned ladies simultaneously, he had a baby-mama which some claimed to be his common law wife.

This same approach has been a norm for P. Diddy who fathered two children from two different women [ex groupies? Possibly!], while having affair with Jennifer Lopez (J. Lo). When J. Lo became bygone, the Bad Boy was back cripping with one of his baby-mamas, Kim Porter. Two more babies, he was out on the street again looking for more lame chicks. Since his newest babies were born, there has been many reports of him romancing some ‘white chicks’ on the French Riviera and God knows where else… It was also buzzed that there are other faceless jump-offs includes his protégé turned singer, Cassie. And the most recent hi-profile babe attempt before Diaz was Eddie Murphy’s quickie wife, Tracey Edmonds.

Therefore, how in this world could Cameron Diaz hook with P. Diddy? If nothing else, the Bad Boy appellation is enough to make any woman [in her right sense] to run for the hills. If the Diddy-Diaz love-affair materializes, it could be the same old factors of ‘money’ and ‘power’ which can draw even A-listers women to suboptimal men. P. Diddy is what he is. Old habits of womanizing don’t die easily, and many times they never did. In my view, P. Diddy is not slowing down anytime soon in his escapades. He is out to taste very “woman race” on the surface of this planet. He had black Latino, and white chicks. It is only a matter of time before he goes hunting for some ‘Asian’ and ‘Eskimos’ chicks.

As for Cameron Diaz, the best way not to have a broken heart is not to expect anything much from a “rolling stone” like P. Diddy. Hey Cameron, “they say half bread is better than none.” So have fun baby, while it lasted and dust off your skirt when it is over; pretend as if it never happened.

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“Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, sex, lies, bullying, depression, and suicide. With failure comes failure.” —— Joseph Heller quotes





McCain-Condoleezza: A Ticket Made In Heaven

28 03 2008

It is obvious that John McCain is being swept under the media waves by Obama’s éclat, to the extent that some Americans and people overseas don’t even know who John McCain is. So, what can the poor American war hero do catch up with high-flying Obama? A sensation. mccain_story1.jpgcondoleezza-rice-newarticle1.jpgAccording to this morning CBS Radio report, John McCain might be considering Condoleezza Rice as a running mate. This looks like a smart idea because Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been so hyped on the apriorism of making history – to be the first black president and first woman president respectively. McCain is at disadvantage of these Democrats’ history-making brouhahas. It is time for him to turn the table. Choosing Condi as a potential vice president is like killing “two birds with one stone.” Condi can help the republicans deflate the excitements surrounding Obama and Clinton. Condi is black and a woman. And she could be the first of both as a Vice President. Americans could be bought on campaign that would let McCain rule for fours years and then have the first black and woman president.

The two democratic contenders, while still trading jabs, need to watch out for McCain-Rice combo which can be very strategic. This could erase the democratic lead over the repuplicans’ as McCain’s surly attitude could be overlooked with Condi on his side. Condi is well-liked globally. Her professional resume is longer than Obama’s and Clinton’s combined; and she is the most educated official in the Bush Administration, if not in the whole Republican Party. To mention just a few, she rocks with the world leaders. Who can beat her records in Washington DC? Arguably none!  

Moreover, black folks could express to Condi the same emotions they have for Obama. And the feminists could be as excited to flock to Condi’s ticket as they are toward Hillary. If McCain eventually pull the stunt, it could be a major media sensation that could kill both Obamaniac and Clintoniac crazes. And the caveat? McCain-Rice would keep U.S. Troops in Iraq, at least, for the next decade(s).

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“My parents had me absolutely convinced that you may not be able to have a hamburger at Woolworth’s, but you can be President of the United States”   – Condoleezza Rice.





The Democrats Float on Rate Race

5 03 2008

Hillary, Clinton 05obama-751.jpg It is interesting to see how Hillary sucked up some steam off Obama’s momentum. And it is about to get really ugly. Seemingly, we have two democratic front runners and one republican nominee. So far, the mainstream media (MSM) and their pollsters have been very unrealistic in their projections. Irrespective of the sensational scoops, the voters, pretty much, show they are in control and would always have the final say.

Nevertheless, the Democratic Party needs to pull its acts together and come up with a nominee or face serious malady as time tick away. No doubt, the republican strategists would salivate for long-drawn Obama/Clinton wrangle, which could make it look as if the democrats are divided. Besides, the Clinton/Obama dogfight could put off the swing voters; hence, more vote for McCain. Hillary Clinton’s suggestion of a ticket with Barack Obama, on CBS this morning, is a smart move on her part. It is reasonably no surprise as some political analysts had predicted such out come before. At least, the suggestion gives the impression that the party would be well united to take on John McCain.

But the problem seems to be Obama as he appears butt-headed now than ever. After yesterday loses, he’s been wearing grimace face as if the world is crumbling around him (get over it! Dude). Obviously, Obama’s ego is punctuated and he’s not handling it well. When Clinton lost seven times consecutively, she still tried to put smiles every now and then. That made her more appealing and confident; and probably helped win Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island. That said, it is no-brainer at this stage for both democratic runners to attack-ad each other. Otherwise, the republicans would use the contents of those attacks effectively against any democratic nominee in November.

Time is of essence. Even with other primaries on the way, it is an illusion for either Clinton or Obama to secure the 2025 delegates for nomination. As it stands now, Clinton has 1464 and Obama has 1573 – do the math. Clinton-Obama ticket seems to be the best solution for the party moving forward. In addition, the VP and VFL roles would give Senator Barack and Michelle Obama the Oval Office Internship Training they need before becoming the President and First Lady respectively.

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Great spirits [ideas] have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein





Obama, The Devil, We Don’t Know

3 03 2008

As Obamania epidemics stir this nation and the world beyond, perhaps I am one of the few blacks, if not many, who haven’t been gripped by the fever yet. Consequently, I have been in conflicts with some of my relatives, friends, and my girlfriend who are African descents. And my Caucasian friends, when talking politics, would try not to offend me by talking favorably of Obama knowing fully well that I am a native African (expect me to be very proud, uh?). I usually waste no time to tell them that I am not a big fan of Obama – but, thoughtfully, I appreciate what appeared to be their sense of solidarity nonetheless.

Don Imus has a point when he called Senator Hillary Clinton “The devil.” Yes, at least, she is a devil that we know. On the other, Imus loves Senator John McCain who has been on his radio show many times; and he regards the war hero as a good friend. But to many Americans, John McCain is another devil they know so well. If either of these two devils becomes the U.S. president, we could predict what to expect within the next 4 years – partly because the two senators are well-seasoned politicians who know the real problems and issues facing the country, and they have spent more time on campaign trails to hammer issues and resolutions. As for Senator Barack Obama, all we know so far are: his book “Audacity of Hope” and the mantra “Yes We Can.” We can what? It is no news that Obama can win the nomination/presidency but he hasn’t been specific on exactly what will happen after that.

One of Senator Obama’s selling points is that, unlike the experienced senators, he is not a Washington insider. Therefore, he is more suited to change things in Washington to politics as unusual. Well, we heard this cliché many times 8 years ago when George W. Bush capitalized on his Washington-outsiderness to portray Al Gore as “same-old same-old” DC insider. We all know what has been going down ever since.

Now, the question is: Are Americans ready to make another unanalytic gamble on leadership this time in the mist of two wars and a looming or potential recession? So far, the most conspicuous thing about Barack Obama is his oratory; he sounds more of a spiritual leader than execution leader. No doubt, Obama’s epidemics could be strongly contagious. At times, I have to think straight not to fall under his spell, but some folks are not that fortunate. Nevertheless, there is still time for the tranced voters (represented by Obama Girl” above) to think deeply and put their sentiments aside for once. As the master-of-words talks make his way to the White House, hopefully some of us will wake up from hallucination and see the “devil in the detail” before it’s too late.

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“Hope is good companion but poor guide.” – —-John Mauldin