Archive for January, 2012

POLITICS

January 13, 2012

I have never liked politics, but that does not mean I am not interested in what is going on.  But I like politics less today than even.  The reason?  Two men, who are politicians, that I have appreciated for a number of years, have engaged in disappointing conduct because things didn’t go the way they wanted.

Rick Perry, our Governor, going after his opponent for the presidential nomination, using things completely out of context and saying things I know he does not believe.  That is a Christian whose wife God speaks to?  Perhaps he got caught up in the moment by what Gingrich is doing but that is no excuse.  I would have expected something like that from the other side but not from a republican.

It isn’t that I don’t know and understand there is a little under handiness that goes on in politics all the time, but to take an obviously decent mans words complete out of contest is beneath their dignity, a Governor and a former House Speaker.

I have a message for both Perry and Gingrich. SHUT YOUR MOUTH!  if you cannot run a decent and dignified campaign, then what good is the job if you get it?  If you have to sacrifice your dignity and the dignity of your offices, how much have you gained.  Not only will you lose your credibility with the voters in those primaries, you will lose your credibility with the people with whom you will have to work.

Nuff Sed?

Chief

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THE POLITICAL SITUATION

January 12, 2012

I watched some of the Fox News last night on the New Hampshire primary.  I had heard that Newt had gone viral on Romney because of things he said, taken out of contest and Perry even got in on it.  I liked Newt when he got in, except for his problem with chasing skirts, but I never thought, with his accomplishments back in the eighties he would stoop to such tactics.  I thought it was beneath him.  guess I was wrong

Governor Perry is my Governor and I like him as my Governor.  I did not want him to get into this race but he didn’t ask me.  His stock dropped a great deal in my eyes when he did the same things as Newt.  Why can’t they understand that such tactics is not going to defeat Romney?  It is just going to diminish what people think of them.

I am among those that would like someone else but Romney.  Last time I wanted someone else but McCain, but I voted for him and I will vote for Romney if he is the nominee.  I love Ronald Reagan as President, much more than I did as an actor, and I even liked his movies and shows.  I think he was a great man and became a great president.  But Ronald Reagan did not do all the things I thought he should have, and he did some things I just didn’t like much.

We are never going to find a perfect man to run as a president.  I remember George Bush made fun of Reagan’s “trickle down” economics but found out they worked.

Whatever we do people, lets do whatever we need to do to get his joker out of the White House.

Chief