Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After what was a divisive election by all estimates, the country now has to heal. It also needs to move forward. So what can be done to achieve this?
After billions of dollars and almost two years of constant campaigning, there's very little difference in Washington. The Presidency, the House and the Senate remain as they have been since 2010. Despite all the rhetoric, no one party was given any overwhelming mandate by the voters. They are still each blaming the other side for the gridlock and the gridlock remains. So where do we go from here? How do we come together? What do you think our elected officials need to do to unite the country? What do we as individuals need to do to learn tolerance of each others views?
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thousands of lawyers already deployed to battleground states.
The New York Times is reporting that thousands of lawyers from all around the country have already been deployed to battleground states. The reason - to be in place should there be a need Tuesday to contest each vote. According to the polls, the vote is so close at this point in the race that nobody is sure of the outcome. The NY Times reports that Democrats have 2,500 lawyers in Ohio alone, 600 of them just in Cuyahoga County. Each party is expressing fear of sabotage and is taking advanced steps to make sure nothing illegal prevents their guy from winning. Do you expect to know who the successful presidential candidate is by Wednesday morning or do you expect another 2000? Should that happen, how do you feel about dealing with any more …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Some people, even on the Democratic side, have suggested actress and co-chair of the Obama campaign, Eva Longoria, should step down after retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican candidates.
Everybody has been all a twitter recently about a couple of tweets, or to be exact, retweets, by actress Eva Longoria. Since she is co-chair of the president’s campaign, there are people who believe retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican presidential candidates was not a smart move. These were retweeted during the presidential debate on Tuesday and the vice presidential debate last week – the full text of which can be found on The Huffington Post. At first Longoria tried the Anthony Weiner defense. She insinuated that her twitter account was randomly retweeting on its own. However, she has since come out and apologized if her retweet about Gov. Mitt Romney was offensive to anyone. The tweet, in part, called minorities and women “…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mother Jones released a video of Mitt Romney telling a private audience that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. Was this a ruinous gaffe, or has Romney told a hard political truth?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A secret video obtained by Mother Jones magazine has rocked the political world. In that video, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims, are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. He went further, saying he wasn't worried about them. The magazine released a portion of the video Monday. In a late night press conference Monday, Romney said the comments were not "elegantly stated," but were part of a larger conversation about the role of personal responsibility. Romney went on to say the comments were a reflection on "the political process of winning an election, and, of course, I want to help all Americans — all Americans — have a bright and prosperous future." …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Now that we are in the final stretch with two clear choices, what will be key in deciding how you cast your ballot in November?
We now know exactly what our choices are in November. On one hand, we have incumbent President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Challenging them, we have the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket as potential presidential and vice presidential alternatives. For the next almost three months, we are going to be bombarded with facts — some true, many slightly skewed and some outright lies. That's always been the case. But the one thing that can't be argued, is it is two clearly different choices. While many of the issues are going to be debated in a public forum, a vote is a very personal matter. It usually comes down to how things impact the voter directly and not necessarily a big issue that might get a lot of discussion. So what issue is …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Two Republicans and two Democrats qualified for the July 31 primaries for the District 105 open seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. The winner in each party will face off in the November General Election.
As a result of the last Census, Georgia's House of Representatives has a new seat located in Gwinnett County. District 105 is an open seat, to be voted on for the first time this election cycle. There are two Republicans and two Democrats vying for the position. The winner in the July 31 Republic Primary out of Damon Ladd-Thomas, of Grayson, and Joyce Chandler, of Lawrenceville, will face the winner in the Democratic Primary between Renita Hamilton and Rashid Malik, both of Lawrenceville. The following is a brief bio and response to questions from each of the candidates. Malik’s response has not yet been received, but will be added as soon as it is. There is also a poll that follows, asking which of the candidates you believe deserves your…
Monday, August 15, 2011
Congressman Rob Woodall says results were interesting and Georgia is lucky to have two candidates in the race.
Congressman Rob Woodall addressed the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville at a luncheon on Monday, August 15th. Following his presentation to the group, Lawrenceville Patch asked his opinion of this past weekend's Iowa Straw Poll in which Michelle Bachman came out on top. Woodall said this is just the beginning. The congressman told Patch Georgia was lucky to have two candidates, Cain and Newt Gingrich, in the race. Watch the video to see Woodall's comments. Rep. Woodall will hold his first of a series of town hall meetings Tuesday, August 16th at 7pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. CLARIFICATION:The context of a partial quotation from Rep. Woodall was not interpreted definitively in the original text version of this story, …