Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I CAIN ’t believe it !!!

Is it just me or is our entire country going whacko?? I have to tell you up front that I am not a student of politics, nor do I speak for anyone but myself.

However, that being said, I have to also tell you that I am completely flabbergasted by the Republican party’s roster of candidates for the 2012 Presidential election. Where do they find these people?

Having a black President was a shock and a disgrace to so many right wingers and now, all of a sudden, their own black choice is their darling !! I heard him interviewed a few days ago and he said he will bring a sense of humor back to the White House. Wow ... I’m sure that will be a comfort to the one in six Americans who get by on less than $11,139 a year !

I can’t help but wonder what the rest of the world thinks of us. I find it an embarrassment but I also respect and appreciate the fact that we, in our country, have the right to our own opinions and the freedom to express them.

So, with that in mind, I’m expressing my opinion.

I intend to cast my vote in 2012, just as I did in 2008, for the very fine statesman that we have now in office ... President Barack Obama.


Blogger Syd said...

I am with you Ginnie. I will be doing the same. I don't understand the logic of Republicans except perhaps greed and religious rightness being part of the thinking. The vast middle class who thinks that the old white male guard Republicans are going to take care of them have been duped. Sorry, I do have strong political opinions!

5:46 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Barbara Walters stated it best on the View. Roughly she said, We have become a world of 7 BILLION people and the Republicans still can't find a suitable candidate.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Once in office, it seems that Republicans tend to ignore all but their richest constituents.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Oh Ginnie, I am so fed up with politicians that I want to scream. I don't care for any of the candidates so far. When I do find one that I may agree with, I find myself wondering about their sincerity and capabilities and then I get even more confused.
When my daughter Ginny, was a political journalist for the AP in Springfield Il. our President was a senator then and she truly liked him. She even had the opportunity to interview him. We had hope when he ran for President.
Now I am more confused than ever.
Love Di ♥

6:10 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, after watching news reports of this current field of candidates, I agree with your assessment and will go with my choice 4 years ago.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Ginnie, everyone has the right to an informed opinion.

I was a Hillary fan and was totally dismpyed when Obama got the nomination. I ended up voting for John McCain, a many I have respected for many years. Race had nothing to do wih my chioce. I was concerned about Obama's competence owing to his lack of experience. My fears are born out in Ron Suskind's new book 'Confidence Men.'

The team Obama assembled all came from Citibank or some other firm on Wall Street. They totally failed to deal with the meltdown of the past few years, largely because they thought they knew better than Obama.

The upshot is that Obama has been throught the fire and found wanting, but like the dross turned to gold in the Bible, he is now experienced.

I will probably end up voting for him in 2012, because I don't want another "leaning-on-the-job" president. I haven't made up my mind yet, because I also like Romney. Will the Republicans be bright enough to nominate him this time around. I think yes.

Will I vote for Romney, it is too early to decide. If Obama fires Eric Holder, his stock will climb with me. Dianne

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Big John said...

As one of "the rest of the world" I have often wondered where Americans find some of their political candidates. Probably in the same place that we in the UK find our parliamentry pygmies.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

HI Ginnie, I left a comment yesterday, but it hasn;t shown up. I don't think Cain will be the nominee for the Republicans, so not to worry. Romney will probably win the nomination...what the Obama folks think anyway. Dianne

10:56 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Well, I, too, will no doubt vote for Obama. It is easy to say I am disappointed in him, but given the other possibilities and all the opposition, I guess he has done better than the other choices.
I remember McPain wanting to just bomb Iran and get it over with... and his choice of the dimwit from Alaska. That shows how he made his choices.
I was raised a Republican, but that changed when I began to actually think for myself and not just go with some party slogan or with what some man told me I should do. We are in deep trouble, and it goes back quite a few years. It has just caught up with us and Obama is the scape-goat.

4:55 AM  
Blogger bc said...

Hi Ginnie, Richard is here helping me learn how to comment on your blog so here goes nothing.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Where are the quality Republicans??? You are right they are all an embarrassment. They had some womderful people at one time.
I knew Eliot Richardson who resigned from Nixon's cabinet rather than fire the Special Watergate Presecutor Cox. William Ruckleshaus, second in command also refrused and resigned. They were Republicans of character, perhaps the last two. Eliot Richardson, should have run for President. Instead he returned to his law practice. As busy a man as he was he taught sunday school at the First Church in Boston. A Yankee gentleman was he!

1:04 PM  

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