Category Archives: Politics

Grover and the Republicans

After taking some time to think about what those Republicans that signed the Norquist tax pledge had actually done, it is clear to me that each one of those representatives violated their oath to serve their constituents and their country. The pledging of allegiance to Norquist was a direct conflict of interest, and here we sit still hearing about this small-minded, short-sighted idea.

In my world of the way things should be, there should have been outrage from every constituent in every district represented by the signers of the pledge. How dare they make such a pledge to anyone besides the represented and the country.

This should have been a bigger deal than it was and still is. None of these guys should have been re-elected, and each one of them should denounce their allegiance and refocus on serving those that elected them. The oath of office is a sacred thing, and anything that conflicts with that should be questioned and avoided.

A Little Perspective

Let’s take a moment and think about the following scenario:

A young, white American woman and a young, white South African man conceive a child.

The woman gives birth to a healthy, white child in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Forty-seven years later, that child wins the election to become President of the United States.

Can anyone out there argue that anyone would be questioning the legitimacy of that man’s birth certificate or his eligibility to become President?

Let’s be clear about all of this “birther” nonsense. It’s racism plain and simple.

Akin, You Already Have Your Base

Dear Mr. Akin,

You are wasting your money playing ads featuring blowhard Mike Huckabee here in St. Louis. He will not do anything to help you with the independents that you need to win this thing. In fact, it just makes people like me even more motivated to make sure you only see the US Senate from the visitors area.

Best regards,
Tim