sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vote for Roseanne instead of Barack

Referred to as the
"Red and Green" Party
On August 4th, 2011, Roseanne Barr announced her candidacy for President of the United States on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as the Green Party Candidate. She has since changed coats and is running on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket in fourteen US States. 

The Peace and Freedom Party's first presidential nominee, in 1968, was Eldridge Cleaver, the Black Panther. In 1972, Benjamin Spock, the renowned pediatrician, headed the ticket. Four years ago, the party’s presidential nominee, Ralph Nader, appeared on ballots in only two states, California and Iowa. As dismal as that sounds, Democratic Party members can still vote for Barr to make their vote count for something.

Not Radical Enough
Barr feels that Barack Obama is not socialist enough as do the coalition of fringe communist/socialist parties in the USA: Peace and Freedom Party, the Freedom Socialist Party, the American Communist Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. 

Roseanne Barr made her comedic career as an 'angry housewife' and it seems that she has redirected her anger into the political arena. One can only speculate that as a Jew, she might feel as if the Obama Camp is too anti semitic for her personal tastes, though she apparently hasn't made that clear in public to date.

Scandal rocked the Barr campaign as the American Communist Party broke ranks with her campaign and endorsed Barack Obama for president again, the same way that they did in 2008.

The huge voter surge in 2008 elected Barack Obama, the first African American president. In the face of non-stop opposition, he pushed through:
  • Affordable Health Care Act extends coverage to 35 million uninsured people, outlaws denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and extends until age 26 coverage of children under their parents [sic] plans.
  • Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for equal pay for women.
  • Stabilized the economy with $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that saved or created 3 million jobs. Invested billions in clean energy jobs, saved the auto industry.
  • Unemployment benefits for millions of workers despite Republican threats to shut down the government. Obama was forced to yield on Bush-era tax cuts for the rich that he wanted to terminate.
  • Appointed two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the first Latina woman, who support the rights of working people.
  • Established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and used a recess-appointment to name the director over Republican opposition.
  • Created a new food safety agency to protect people from food-borne illness.
  • Ended profit-grab by private banks on students [sic] loans, reestablishing Federal control on these loans and used the savings to extend loans to more students.
  • Doubled the funding for Pell Grants to $32 billion, increasing size of the grant $819 to a maximum of $5,500.
  • Ended the war in Iraq and moved toward ending the war in Afghanistan.
Dull, isn't it? It's dull because you have heard it all before. The Democratic National Convention resounded with these talking points all week long. Obama and his surrogates have recited them all for months, years. 

And from which "Obama 2012" website did I copy and paste this dreadful resume of progressive policy and executive overreach? 

Actually, I copied it from the website of the Communist Party USA. Their homepage features a headline article, "Why Vote?" This article offers the above list of Obama's achievements (h/t American Thinker)

The Democratic Party faithful have two candidates whose political philosophies are linked completely. They can choose between Roseanne Barr or the incumbent, Barack Obama, a political insider.

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. His most famous quote was telling the United States that "We will bury you." For the past four years, I feel as if I've been "Barry'd to death"... 

What to do with Iran?

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Context and Precedence

Iran is refining uranium to construct nuclear fission bombs to detonate over Israel (and likely other places as well depending on how many bombs that they make). Iran has not been shy about declaring their intent and Israel is unambiguous about how they feel about having a nuclear bomb dropped on them.

The Obama Administration's foreign policy of appeasement of Jihadist elements within Islamic nations has been ill conceived, and their sanctions against Iran have not stopped the centrifuges from spinning 24/7/365.

What should we do?

Whoever is president next needs to work with our Israeli and Saudi allies to QUARANTINE Iran. That means no oil is pumped and exported. This would likely include bombing roads, railroads, bridges, and similar lines of communication and transportation that are or could be used to transport oil outside of Iran. Any ship violating the quarantine would be disabled (torpedo into the propellors or we could lay mines of our own). The Saudis would have to agree to make up the Iranian oil output from their massive facilities - this until the Iranians submit to on site inspection nationwide to determine that their nuclear program has been completely dismantled. If the Iranians are viewed to be at a point where they are "90%" complete in their refining efforts, we should bomb those locations used to manufacture nuclear material.

Any hostile action taken toward US/Coalition forces should be met with hostile force.

I do not advocate invading Iran. However, we need to have a coherent way to stop them from developing nuclear weapons. I see this as the only rational way to proceed. We can keep up a quarantine and no-fly zone for years. Let's see how they can make it without oil, imports or exports.

Talking and being nice doesn't work. Sanctions aren't tough enough.

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. 

"My position has always been, along with many other people, that any differences be resolved in a nonviolent way
--President Jimmy Carter