Archive for ‘John McCain’

September 20, 2012

Sarah Palin Type Election Debacle in 2012

by MullOverThis

This might be my shortest unofficial political pundit blog post.

What does Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney have in common?  Diarrhea of the tongue.  Talking-which is a requirement for a political candidate-revealed their mentality, or lack thereof.  Diarrhea of the tongue is the disease that killed McCain’s chances in 2008 because pretty girl down-home dingbatism for the soccer mom caused her racial underpinnings and astounding lack of world knowledge to force anyone who planned on making it to 2012, to cast a non-Palin vote.  Obama is going to prevail by default, because Mitt Romney’s diarrhea of the tongue has an awful odor about him, and to clean it all up, folks who are disgusted with Nobama will be forced to make sure at the very least, Romney stays at home.

Never mind, the “47 percent” commentary is taken out of complete context to the point where folks are blatantly saying Romney does not care about the poor.  When folks who love loading social policy onto economic reality and ignore the weights and balances, this grand old United States of America will continue to plummet in our economic ratings and standings in the world economy.

MullOverThis

May 12, 2009

THE TATTERED APOGEE OF WANDA SYKES’ CAREER

by MullOverThis

Provisional talent, Wanda Sykes, had the honor of presenting  fodder at the 2009 White House Press Correspondents’ dinner.  Of course, the on-again, off-again comedic actress received much criticism for her tasteless railings against the former administration and its  royalty,  and the specific commentary regarding Rush Limbaugh.

Wanda pushed the bucket hard enough to see whether the compressions would disturb the natural progression of crests and troughs in the predictable waves of laughter throughout the room.  Did she cross the line?  What line?  The bounds of decency or political correctness are more ambiguous each day.  At least, depending upon the valuation standards employed by the critics of the day.  Principled disapproval would certainly require any critics of Ms. Wanda’s nifty elocution to be up in arms against Rush Limbaugh’s continual blather. The thing about hypocrisy, is that it holds true whether one be of the left or the right, or of any racial persuasion.

What we should remember is that Wanda is a comedian.  It’s her job to push the envelope.  The correspondents laughed.  They even responded to the frightening imagery of the arms of some of the former First Ladies.  Additionally, she doesn’t have any shows that won’t be canceled before we can program them in the on demand functions, except for voice acting on the Nick network.  She had to make the most of her moment.  Wanda enjoys paying taxes and needs to make her money.

If you ask my opinion, and I know you didn’t, Mulloverthis says, “Leave Wanda alone.”  Rush has a much broader and regularly scheduled sphere of influence where he leaps from the precipice and takes many of his gutter audience members with him.

October 14, 2008

WHO IS SARAH PALIN?

by MullOverThis

Amazingly, Bill O’Reilly and many others can’t see the code language of this Presidential Election.  Marc Lamont Hill appeared on Bill’s show last week.  MarC took issue with certain code language,  the repeated use of which obviously sends an implicit message to a specific consitutency.  Or, at the very least, certainly excludes a specific constituency.  Although Bill was not a ravenous bull with Marc, he did not agree.  He could not comprehend how Marc could put such an onous on mere words.

Really?  Now, that’s incredible. 

Palin can reach out to the “hockey mom”, “six pack Joe”, and “redneck”.  Who is Sarah Palin’s fishnet designed to reach?  Amazingly, Oprah reaches the same crowd with simply being herself, a woman who grew up as a young nappy headed black girl from the South who was molested by her family member, became promiscuous, lost a baby as a young teenager, and got back on track and never went back.  Today, she is an entertainment mogul and leading voice of influence (which Mulloverthis does not advocate) to people all over the world.  Sarah Palin can’t put her batteries in her brain and get behind a podium and think that most African Americans will relate to her.  Regardless of which economic classification, cultural affinity, or upbringing, African Americans are not rednecks and overwhelmingly, are not hockey moms.  The hockey rinks all over this great land the RNC platform and attendance during the convention reflect this obvious gap and mismatch.

Roland Martin, a CNN contributor, also tagged this issue this past weekend.  However, an African-American female analyst would not be boxed in, because she played soccer, so her mother was a soccer mom.  She could relate to Sarah Palin.  This kind of relatedness explains why so many African-Americans do overwhelmingly relate to the Republican party platform on values and moral isssues, yet choose to register and vote Democrat.  Somehow, the Democratic code language tends to be more endearing to the masses of diverse African-Americans.  Maybe that is attributable to the use of language that is not automatically exlusionary.  Imagine the array of Obama supporters if his public addresses were laden with remarks like “I’m just an average brother“.  Bill O’Reilly would put his thinking cap on and recognize that Obama wasn’t “reaching” out to him, or men like him, at all.

So Palin has won the attention of women who can relate to raising children, professional women who juggle family and career, and conservate Christian women because we can relate to her.  However, those who she can relate to, puts us in another ballpark.  Her language and words indicate that she is reaching for the sixpack Joe and the mothers of the overwhelmingly White hockey players.

Mulloverthis.

October 9, 2008

Ivoronics Palin-style

by MullOverThis

Ebony.

Ivory.

If ebonics is the English vernacular generally spoken by African-Americans, then there must be ivoronics.  And, ivoronics has a face and a name in quaint red-neck representation, folks.  Sarah Palin highlights the use of slang that is commonplace by many Joe six-pack, trailer park, ivories.  Although it is generally understood that ebonics is not acceptable in certain settings, such as  job interviews, professional work environments, and certain social settings, apparently ivoronics is acceptable wherever Palin decides to use it.

Let’s review some Palin ivoronics:

1.  darn-is often preceded with “gosh”;  a kind substitute for a common choice expletive “d*mn”.

2.  sure up/ shore up/shur up-to bring to balance; measure up; resolve; akin to ebonic slang “handle up”.

3.  ya-you; often precedes and used along with “betcha”.

4.  betcha-that is right/correct; yes; to place a wager.

5.  nu-kala/nook-ala-lipstick hockey mom’s way of pronouncing the word “nuclear” (often butchered by a self-proclaimed leading energy expert).

6.  palling-doing business with; associated with; having had common associations; akin to common ebonics words “chillin” or “hangin”.

7.  gotcha-surprise encounter; caught; when Palin can’t answer a question past her Alaskan world-view substantiated with intense GOP information sessions; akin to ebonics phrase “caught out there”.

Well, although I am not an ivoronics user, more or less expert, based upon the social codes for the use of ebonics, I’d dare to say that Palin has some sort of privilege that Black people do not.  Somehow, none of our African-American politicians can sit down and converse with the media or, through public presentation, regardless of dialect,  REPEATEDLY botch the English language.  When Black folks simply don’t enunciate words, such lack of proper speech denotes lack of education and readiness. When Palin does it, sprinkled with gross misstatements of fact, people can relate with Palin because she is “down to earth”.

Well, I gots plenty of peeps who are copacetic and hang with top dawgs that can hook you up.  These peeps could be trippin cuz they got it like that, but they, just like Palin,  do their thang during the day, and are down just like everybody else fo real.  But, they ain’t tryin to deal with no hot mess sit-u-hatians on the regular, so they just play it the way they need to, to be down and if you want to get wit it, can put you down too.

Finally, I am quite aware that EVERYTHING is more important than Palin’s language patterns for the upcoming election.  This fact has not stopped Palin from “pallin” with McCain supporters and grossly misguiding them with a distortion of facts and using the NYT to validate her speculative commentary.  Palin recently promulgated Obama’s association with a terrorist and forgot to mention that Obama met  William Ayers  when  Ayers was a professor, years past his so-called terrorist associations.  More significantly, one of McCain’s top advisors was also sitting on the same board with Obama and Ayers.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200810090009

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/mccains-trumpets-endorsem_n_132954.html

September 29, 2008

IN DEFENSE OF MC CAIN

by MullOverThis

Folks need to stop fussing about Republican John McCain and his recent campaign decisions.  With all sparring aside, no one can really blame McCain for attempting to “suspend” his campaign in order to dodge last week’s presidential debate at Ol Miss.  McCain knows he does not have the presence to appear before the public against Obama.  While Obama poignantly referred to “John” over and over again, John kept talking to the moderator, and barely ever looked over at Obama.  John’s body language spoke volumes:  “I know you don’t think I should even be listening to you, junior senator.”  Senator McCain’s shut-down demeanor towards Obama didn’t move Obama at all.  Obama’s smug incredulous look wreaked of his superior arrogance bred out of intellectual superiority.

Although there was clearly no winner, per se, McCain and Obama did hold their own.  In other words, should most people just read the transcript, content-wise, no one prevailed against the other.  Voters just have to decide who will represent their best interests in leading this nation.  However, too  many people are moved by the “swagger” of Obama or the subtle I-know-so-much-more-than-Hussein-does by McCain’s  constant “see, what Obama does not understand is…” editorialization.  McCain was passionate about the foreign policy exchange and tried to convince the masses that we should relish his expertise as opposed to Obama’s in dealing with foreign affairs and nations.

My favorite part of the debate was when Obama, obviously tired of John McCain’s story-telling drama, made reference to his bracelet from a mother of an Iraq soldier. 

Obama ought not attempt to counter-lullaby the people.  That’s McCain’s card, which he pulled from the deck of tricks within the first 2 minutes of his speech.  The entire debate began in the context of Senator Ted Kennedy’s condition.  That was a genius move to show how compassionate McCain really is, unlike the reality of his image born through complete cuss-outs and intemperate behavior. 

The recent polls may show Obama had an edge in the debates, but these results really reflect the greater approval Obama has right now.  Most people know who they preferred before the first question was asked. As long as the favorite did not flop, the favorite won.  Now, McCain has to figure out what his next super-hero stunt will be to defray Obama’s lead and momentum on the campaign trail.  Each major crisis–from Galveston to the Lehman crash–warrants McCain’s country-first postponement, or suspension of regular campaign and party activities.  This approach would have been nice for Condi and President Bush to take when Katrina hit.  Condeleeza’s shoe shopping trip could have certainly been delayed, but who could care about New Orleans when in the heart of the NYC Fifth Avenue shoe mecca?  Clearly, McCain is a prioritizer who needs to focus, focus, focus while Obama is a multi-tasker. 

 

Friends, you will have to decide which leader has the sensitivity to muddle through near-chaos and STILL get the job done.  McCain’s debate performance has proven that he can campaign beyond the hook of his POW Vietnam experience and address the real issues, one by one.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-poll29-2008sep29,0,57477.story

September 29, 2008

A Pleasant Blast From the Past

by MullOverThis

Recently, I was tickled pink to encounter the concept of six degrees of separation, also known as it’s a small world after all, during a recent trip to New York City.  Alexandra Ditrolio, a producer for a SIRIUS radio network show Blog Bunker on Channel 110, contacted me to be a guest.  Of course, I was delighted to take an afternoon and talk about Obama, Palin, McCain and the issues of the day. 

The show was scheduled on the day the Lehman Bros/Merrill/AIG news dropped, so of course anticipated that we would have minimal discussion regarding the economy and an appropriate response to thwart another Great Depression.  I saw a barage of news teams from around the world on the way to the radio show right outside of the Lehman building.  Visualizing the immediate news presence drove home the reality of how serious the entire financial market  hit was by Lehman’s pending bankruptcy.  

So, I get to the radio station and meet Alexandra who was most gracious.  I assured Alexandra that I was quite familiar with radio, albeit non-political commentary, so I was not nervous or the like.  As I walked into the Blog Bunker’s studio, I stared amazingly at the host, Joe Salzone’s face.  I kept thinking, “you know this face from somewhere.”  Immediately, Joe and I spent a few seconds on a blast from the past to my first days on radio, when we were both on different programs at a much smaller local station.  Needless to say, I could not get over the fact that some Mulloverthis blog posts would cause Joe and I to re-unite for a few seconds on a historic day. 

So, do Mulloverthis a favor and tune into Joe’s show.  Check out the link below for more information.

 

 

 

http://www.sirius.com/indietalk

September 16, 2008

LEHMAN BROTHERS, MERRILL, AND AIG

by MullOverThis

Lehman Brothers, one of the largest US investment banks, has filed for bankruptcy. 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/26708143?__source=SI_44423773_2864553976_1

http://www.cnbc.com/id/26717762?__source=SI_44790158_2864917666_1

AIG appears to be making some preventative efforts from seeing its corporate demise, although they issued a statement ensuring that AIG policy holders would have their policies honored.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=858289212

Merrill Lynch is has been acquired by Bank of America through a corporate buyout to save their “hide”. 

In a nutshell, Wall Street has seen better days.  Meanwhile McCain still speaks of a strong US economy, which may be necessary to avoid  chaotic impulsive consumer choices that could send the market into a greater frenzy. 

I hope Americans continue to observe the various Presidential nominee reactions, plans and efforts to respond to the major market trumps we are seeing take place in our national economy.  The economy is a crucial relevant issue, moreso than Palin allegedly using state funds to subsidize her moose shooting flight escapades.   Many Americans have already lost their homes due to foreclosures, and the credit crunch has crippled others from meeting everyday needs.

Hopefully, we will truly be a kinder, gentler nation.  This is a time when those that have, should give to those that don’t have.  Not just through charitable donations where overhead may conveniently absorb much of what is given, but also by helping those who we see each day around us who we know are suffering and may not qualify for systematic assistance.  Many single working people who have been unemployed, or cannot pay student loans often slip through the cracks.  Families who may have lost the income of a spouse through sickness, or layoffs, may be feeling the “crunch” right now. 

I firmly believe we reap what we sow.  Although many are suffering because of good choices gone wrong, fraud, or bad judgment, the end result is that many are suffering.  So now is a good time for people to be kinder and more helpful to their own family, friends, colleagues, and community through giving money, skills, time and prayers for those who need to endure these hard times.

September 13, 2008

The Sarah Palin Juice

by MullOverThis

 

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I must admit, I almost began to drink the Sarah Palin juice.  

After watching the interview that GOP VEEP Governor Sarah Palin had with Charlie Gibson of ABC News, I am really beginning to respect her.  Governor Palin has more guts than the pork barrels she has acquired for her Alaskan constituents.  She is rare and bold to sit on a chair in front of the entire world and answer the questions like a programmed android.  Here’s Governor Palin’s response to the Bush Doctrine question:

The fact that Palin is a Republican, or concerned American, might indicate that she should at least know what the incumbent President’s so-called fundamental reasoning and justification was in declaring war against Iraq in the first place.  With a GOP VEEP who believes energy is the “foundation” of foreign policy–and that she is an energy expert–our country is in for a delightful four years if McCain/Palin is inaugurated in January 2009.  Sometimes as one passes the threshold of danger, while on the continuum of threat to catastrophe, the next step is utter laughter to quell the realities of shock and impending harm because of ill-prepared leadership.  Rather than panic, we need to remain calm, cool and collected should Palin be POTUS before her time.  

Palin definitely has the makings of a great Presidential leader–one day.  With her confidence and audacity to declare her readiness without “blinking”, she already has the requisite choo choo train “yes, I can, I know I can” determination to get the job done.  If only that were enough. Palin needs to know what was broken in order to repair and bring reform to our government.  Touting generalizations about President Bush and our current administration’s mistakes is part of the battle.  To remedy and revive our country’s domestic concerns and international presence and respect, we need someone with knowledge of so much more than energy.

Nonetheless, Palin refused to appear frazzled.  She thrived and came back with circular jaron and rhetoric to emphasize her point.  If this is not one of most valuable tools that establishment politicians use, I don’t know what is.  A+ for pendantic calisthenics while refusing to answer the question, Palin.

September 11, 2008

The Lipstick, Pig, Pit Bull and the Maverick Pen

by MullOverThis

The campaigns from both sides of this election are reaping what they have sown, and are operating with minute integrity.  Can Obama’s reference to Sarah Palin regarding putting lipstick on a pig be moderately deemed sexist and worthy of wasted time?   After all, Palin smugly declared there isn’t much difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull.  Well, let’s not try and be objective at all in sifting through the rubbish to find reason.  Let’s look at the subjectivity of this comment, and use McCain’s own words, referencing Hilary Clinton’s previous health care plan and reform efforts as a guide.

Now, that settles it.  With such an obvious standard, Repubs can’t possible think that their candidate should be able to make such a derogatory reference to Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton’s work, and a few months later cry sexism when Obama makes light of this same reference inferencing McCain/Palin’s creative categorization of their policies and prior performance records. These comments were not directed to the person of  Governor Sarah Palin as the inflammatory Republicans, who must fatten themselves on freshly squeezed hypocrisy juice in the mornings, have suggested.  Where was Swift when McCain slammed Hilary’s plan with the same crafty commentary? 

Swift needs to go sit down, or confess that she put her foot in her mouth.  Since she is about fairness,  Swift should fairly rebuke her own GOP Presidential candidate for using the exact same terminology that is now so sexist.   I’m not quite sure if Palin is the least bit offended, because after all, Governor Palin is the self-proclaimed pit bull. The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is–Lipstick.  Lipstick +pit bull =hockey mom.  And she is the hockey mom.  Are we to believe that the Repub convention backdrop is what made this funny? Acceptable? Laughable? Laudable? At least Palin’s bark is the speechwriter’s bite, evidenced by  her gutsy record in maverick moves like her flip-flop stance in stopping the Bridge to Nowhere, after she allegedly supported it, and hired lobbyists to secure funding for it. 

So, if there must be apologies and sincere repentance, John McCain, the new-found maverick, needs to be first in line for starting the fight. (As an aside, I love it when people re-invent themselves.  It must be nice living in that type of world, where you go to bed Clark Kent and wake up Superman, because you need to get ahead in the polls, when there are no comic strips around.)   Then Governor Sarah Palin should be next for coming on the playground and denigrating herself to  a pit bull with lipstick.   Surely, the pig in lipstick isn’t markedly different than the pit bull in lipstick, or the moose that she shoots.  Maybe the problem is the lipstick.  Or, maybe the so-called misogyny comes into play because the pit bull doesn’t eat slop like the pig who is–and this is a gutbuster– really uglier than the pit bull.   Let’s get the looks thing straight because that is of utmost importance in this election.  The rock star quality is what folks are looking for.  I wonder how relevant and useful rockstar-ness will be, should we be faced with another terrorist attack.  Along with our safety plans, let’s make sure we have the IPODs charged up so we can be inspired with looks and charisma over competency to make effective decisions, and establish realistic policies. (Sarcasm, folks.)

Then Obama, in order of offense, needs to go last. He could use some female sensitivity training and “sweety” de-programming.  Then Palin, McCain, Obama and Biden should all exchange hugs, cry a little bit, use facial tissues (the kind with the lotion in each one) and kiss and act like  we have: a mortgage industry that needs to be reformed, a plummeting housing market due to record foreclosures of family homes, an economy under duress, to balance the budget,  a need for  new gas and natural energy resources, global warming concerns, a war to end, a brewing conflict between Russia and Georgia that does not need to become ANOTHER war for the United States, to address the increased HIV/AIDS infection and death rates within the US (particularly among African American women and men), to address the world AIDS crisis, a need for accessibility and coverage for health insurance for all Americans, to eradicate abortion, to address teenage pregnancy (sorry, it’s still not cute or an untouchable because Bristol Palin is effected) and the alarming increase of STD’s among the youth, to continue to make educational reforms including affordable college tuitions and alternate schooling within localized communities, to re-visit international trade agreements, and the list goes on and on.  Let’s keep those tissues out.  We all have much work to do in the turnaround that must come in the next election.

It’s time for the whimps to stop reading the teleprompters and sticking to the scripts because they really don’t want to reveal  how ill prepared they might actually be to become  POTUS.  Since both parties are now the agents of real change, at least as far as their publicity is concerned, they need to for the gusto.  Show us what you are made of.  Tackle the real issues.  And Governor Sarah, that doesn’t mean bark with some red lipstick on, hockey mom, or re-load your firearm in record time.  It means all the mavericks, pit bulls, and lipsticks, need to know and come up with concrete plans to make sure that this downhill roller coaster ride our country has been on for the last eight years will be over.  McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden,  it is time to get on a new ride, soaring to lead Americans to  a more proficient landscape with opportunities for better lives.

 

MULLOVERTHIS. The Maverick Pen is retired for now.

September 9, 2008

URGENT: CALLING ALL PUMAS AND PRO-HILARY VOTERS

by MullOverThis

Allegedly Philip J. Berg has filed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to become the next President of the United States of America.    Mr. Berg claims that the case is NOT DISMISSED, and currently in the federal courts.  Visit the site below for a portion of the press release, case docket number/file name, court of competent jurisdiction, basis of the claim against NObama, and other supporting documentation.

This means that if NObama is disqualified in enough time, the DNC will meet with other Democratic leaders and institutions to determine who will be the Democratic Nominee.  Send the DNC a message that if this lawsuit is valid, and NObama hi-tails himself back to congress, there is no question to be determined.  The Hilary needs to be appointed.  Eighteen million Americans have already spoken.  We want Hilary. I’d love to see the Obamaniacs give Hilary and the Democratic Party the unity they require of Hilary supporters. 

The Hilary  will eat McCain and Palin for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

http://obamacrimes.com/index.php/component/content/article/1-main/1-philip-j-berg-esq-files-federal-lawsuit-requesting-obama-be-removed-as-a-candidate-as-he-does-not-meet-the-qualifications-for-president

 

UPDATE:  CHECK OUT THIS COMPLAINT SO YOU CAN BE INFORMED AS TO THE BASIS OF THIS CHALLENGE.  BARACK OBAMA AND HIS SUPPORTERS DO NOT SUPERCEDE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  IF THERE IS A REAL QUESTION, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED. 

http://www.obamacrimes.com/attachments/001_ObamaMemSupportTRO082108.pdf