The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Speaking Of Candidate Forums--
Tea Party And Sarah Palin--
At the recent Tea Party "convention" in Nashville, Tennessee the keynote speaker was Sarah Palin. Palin did not disappoint, she clearly articulated partisan political decisions being made by President Obama and what independent Tea Party supporters would likely support in the next election. "People in Washington are not listening to the people," explained Palin to a cheering audience that chanted "Palin in 2012."
Palin also stated that she would donate any speaking fee she might be due back to the Tea Party. "I'm here to say I support this movement of the people in America," Palin proudly proclaimed to the audience.
If the independent grass-roots Tea Party movement continues to gain momentum, they will become a major hurdle for any political incumbent (regardless of political party persuasion) who does not listen to the will of the people. How powerful is this independent conservative movement? One financial commentator on national television stated that the Tea Party might elect their first US senator in 2010...Marco Rubio (over Gov. Charlie Crist).
Sarah Palin out of politics? Yes, but about as much as former Speaker Newt Gingrich or former President Bill Clinton.
And Now Let's Look At The Economy--
Now some of the elected officials are saying they must look at the economy and help create more jobs. This new talk makes many citizens who are unemployed wonder what could have taken them so long to address the unemployment problem. Health care? Bailouts of big corporations? More TARP funding? More so-called "stimulus" spending? What could be more important than helping the people of America find jobs?
Bottom line? Kick them all out and start over with new faces in Washington who listen to the people they allegedly represent.
Cost Of Trying 9/11 Suspects In NY--
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not support the President with his choice of where to hold the trial. Bloomberg does not trust the federal government to fund the added cost of New York police security for the trial. Added security costs for the trial could total about $200 million a year. "Too expensive for the taxpayers of New York City," said Bloomberg.
Thus, President Obama has no support from either the New York City police department or from New York City's mayor to hold the outrageously expensive and US taxpayer funded terrorist trials in New York.
In opposition to President Obama's wishes, many Americans have wondered why these 9/11 terrorists are not tried as war criminals in lower cost military courts. Aren't there better ways to spend our tax dollars during a great recession?
Over $200 million to try these 9/11 terrorists in New York? No thanks, says Mayor Bloomberg.
The Super Bowl Did Not Disappoint--
It was the first-ever Super Bowl win by the New Orleans Saints franchise, and, as expected, the fans in Louisiana are ecstatic. Partying along New Orleans's "French Quarter" began immediately after the interception.
When quarterback Drew Brees was asked who benefited from his trade from San Diego Chargers to the Saints, the Saints or him, Brees quickly stated it was he who benefited most. Of course, the humility and compassion of Brees for the people of New Orleans is why he is loved by most of the folks in Louisiana. Brees has found a home for the duration of his NFL career--and he has earned it. Kudos to the Saints and Drew Brees.
Peyton Manning and the Colts will be back next year. One reason why the Colts were favored in the game was solely because of Manning's presence at quarterback. Imagine if Manning had just one more great receiver! (Plexico Buress?)
"Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse" -Proverb
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