Several days ago, the 2016 GOP field for the presidential nomination narrowed to 15 candidates, when Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker suspended his campaign. Governor Walker had been praised by many as governing successfully for 2 terms as a Republican in a largely Democratic state.
For both terms he balanced the budget and was able to pass controversial union legislation. Governor Walker invoked the word of the Lord and a message he’d heard from the pastor at church as being instrumental in making his decision. He also suggested that other candidates consider doing what he was doing for the good of the party.
Women’s issues? What is a woman’s issue? Aha! It is an issue specific to women because they have ovaries? That must be it! Truth be told, women make up more than 50 % of the vote and every issue is a women’s issue.
Jobs, economy, woman’s health and reproductive choices. foreign affairs, and national security; all are issues which affect women and about which they care. But, shouldn’t women have the final say-so about their reproductive choices? No one is attempting to take that right (to choose abortion or to choose life for their child) away from them.
But, a majority of Americans feel that abortion after 5 months is wrong. Fiorina would take that decision one step further and prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood. After all, adolescents need their parent’s permission to get a tattoo or go to a tanning salon; but following that same logic, shouldn’t they need permission to get an abortion? Planned Parenthood doesn’t always require it.
Also see, in the Washington Post, “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading”
Wesdnesday evening CNN will broadcast it’s GOP primary debates live from the Reagan Library. The GOP field in the debates include, but are not limited to (some of these faces you may recognize, some you may not!). I’ll try and get faces in alphabetical order.
Carly Fiorina gives us several reasons that she is most equipped to lead the resurgence of this great nation. (Paraphrased from part of her speech). A Washington outsider who has not held elected office, but has had a multitude of experiences, I feel that Ms. Fiorina is more than qualified to lead us.
After all, what does a leader do? A leader manages, but more than that, a leader is charged with making some hard decisions and then being prepared to be held accountable for the results of those decisions.
A leader is able to inspire me, to make me want to be the best me that I can be. I think that is one reason that America ‘got’ to be as great as she is. The American people are very resilient and by and large, they have had leaders who have been able to ask of them (like JFK so eloquently said), “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” American greatness, resilience has been on the wane for a while, has taken a big ‘hit’ these past years and needs a shot in the arm with real leadership.
This video is long, so watch it in parts or pop up some pop corn and put on the butter and salt and watch for a while. You’ll agree, like me and many others why Ms. Fiorina is the best equipped to lead America back to it’s place of greatness in this world…Press o1 for ‘yes’ and 02 for ‘no.’
Prior to a vote by Senate Democrats on the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, Republican U.S. Senator, Marco Rubio spoke on the Senate floor about why it letting the deal go through wouldn’t be in our best interests or of the threat it poses to American’s now and its future generations.
I think leadership’s job is to produce results, and when leaders don’t produce results, they need to step aside So, I think, I share the frustration of so many people who worked hard to create these majorities.
Yesterday was the 14th ‘anniversary’ of 9/11 when the mainland of the United States was attacked at the World Trade Center by terrorists. What a more fitting tribute to the first responders of 9/11 and the servicemen and women who protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic, than the song that made Lee Greenwood famous. After years, the 2 main masterminds behind the attack are no longer a threat, but the United States will never be the same!
Some 2996 people were killed, including the 19 attack perpetrators, in what changed the security and the innocence of the United States forever. But for a time shortly following the attacks, most Americans were brothers and sisters who walked hand in hand. What happened?
After not being able to muster the necessary financial backing and being unable to maintain and promote his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016, the former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, announced less than an hour ago, that he was dropping out of the race. Governor Perry also ran for the Presidency in 2012.
Paul Ryan spoke this morning on C-span as the house debated the Iranian deal. Actually, there was not enough support in the senate so that this is likely an unnecessary vote, but it gives one an idea that the President of the United States is doing, NOT what the people want, but rather, what HE wants or what the SENATE wants.
The House of Representatives showed that they are powerless to promote THIS legislation. Quite frankly, I’m quite disappointed that the people I elect as Senators, are too busy playing partisan politics than they are representing me.
Addendum; this post actually got ‘published’ before I’d written any commentary. Because the topic is near and dear to my heart, Donald Trumps plan for what to do with healthcare was to be my way of introducing him. But, I’ll have to think of a different way. Some way, like WHO’D HAVE THUNK? ‘THE DONALD’ IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!
Not a Hillary Clinton fan, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this. Like many other GOP candidates, she will be wary of any Iranian attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon. Willing to use force should the need arise, Hillary Clinton will use force as a last option and shows says that she will call Iran on it’s past and present misdeeds and require that they verify. “The United States will never allow you to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
Former Virginia Governor, Jim Gilmore, has announced his bid for the presidency, but he’s not running. What? Now, that, I’ll have to look up, because it makes NO SENSE!
From what I gather, Jim Gilmore’s is a candidacy in need of voters, but he’s not doing anything to get them. He’s not kissing babies or showing up to eat rubber chicken; hes a man, “desperately in need of voters, but in no apparent hurry to meet them,” according to the Washington Post.
Yes, Jim Gilmore is an enigma, a campaign’s ‘non-campaign.’ As former VA governor, one would expect him to be recognized a LITTLE BIT (?) in nearby SC. Not. In fact, last week he hired his first staffer from the area. He doesn’t say a lot, but will commit to one thing I like. He knows that he can prevent the decline of this great nation-but he’s a bit sparse on the details of this plan.