Wednesday, October 3, 2012

et ceteras


Presidential debates. I hate ’em.

I hate ’em because the candidates have much less time than is necessary to answer the questions being posed…I hate ’em because the majority of questions are predicated on damn lies false assumptions that prevent the Republican one of the candidates from addressing the real issue because he must instead spend his allotted time rebutting the question’s premise…I hate ’em because Republicans candidates sometimes choose to answer a loaded question without rebutting its premise, thereby lending credence to the premise in the eyes of some viewers…And I hate ’em because the nature of television causes a candidate’s appearance to carry more weight than the logic and veracity of his answers.

For the reasons stated above, I have had a hard time sitting through a debate for many years. I always find myself hitting pause to explain to Erika why the question was ridiculous, or why the Democrat’s answer was dishonest, or how the Republican’s answer could have been worded better. Therefore, I am not glued to my television tonight. It’s better for my blood pressure that way.

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Count me among those who are very suspicious about the accuracy of many recent polls and the veracity (there’s that word again) of those conducting them and commenting on them. I am not saying that Romney is ahead by ten points, or even two, but are we really supposed to believe that Obama has been enjoying a comfortable lead over him, even in swing states, when the last two years have seen the rise of the Tea Party be sustained, and an unprecedented GOP tsunami sweep Congress, and throngs of people dining at Chick-fil-A, and practically nobody in the world believing Obama’s cockamamie story about why the Middle East went aflame on the anniversary of 9/11?

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Are we really supposed to believe that Obama’s image as a uniting force will not be scathed by the recently released video of a racially tinged speech he delivered at Hampton University?

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Are we really supposed to believe that Univsion’s recent and very deep reporting on the Fast and Furious scandal will not cost him votes among Hispanics?

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Go here if you want to read a brilliantly blunt piece about the Western Left’s attitude toward Muslims.


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And getting away from politics, not long ago I linked to an interesting story about a very old cold case being solved. Well, tonight I am recommending this article, which is about another very old case being reopened after 43 years.

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Until next time, keep your chin up!



3 comments:

Barb said...

Glad you're watching your blood pressure John. Bob said this AM that early polls gave the debate to Romney (we didn't watch, already sick of politics and lies). Enjoy your FL fall.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi John, This one was the best debate I have ever watched... The moderator actually let them talk.. Romney was PREPARED and came across very Presidential. Obama was HORRIBLE---worst President I have ever seen at a debate. He was unprepared, looked bored, and truly awful....

Not sure what will happen at the next two debates --but I am still very worried about this election.
Betsy

Betsy Adams said...

Forgot to say that Obama can't do ANYTHING without his teleprompter..... ha
Betsy