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In a world rife with bigoted extremists who want to destroy us and our way of life, it is mind-boggling to think that Barack Obama could get voted back into office.

I’ve followed politics since I was very young and never before have I seen an administration more shifty, more two-faced, or more inept on foreign policy matters. For the record, I am no fan of George Bush’s either.

This week the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an editorial calling Obama a narcissistic amateur, saying, “This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy – though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity.” (more…)

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Tonight a friend and I were discussing the recent presidential debates. When I hear the word debate, I want something with meat and potatoes, a sparring contest of substance rather than accusations hurled back and forth between candidates. It’s the difference between watching a serious martial arts event and an emotional slapping contest. One is a respectful interchange between learned men and the other is high drama juxtaposed against red, white, and blue.

These debates delivered both. One of the elements of the debates I’m most impressed with is that Romney had the backbone to speak out when his views were being misrepresented. I’m always tuned into the psychology of campaigns and have been wary of how the Obama camp’s efforts often appeal to emotion rather than reason. As a taxpaying American citizen, I want logical answers that tell me how our current problems are going to be fixed, not hollow talk that spreads blame and misinformation. (more…)

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Thanks to Amy Rolph at the Seattle PI for sharing this video from The 206 crew. If you’re a fan of the old Almost Live series, you’ll recognize who’s involved instantly.

There is so much truth to this video. For years this has been the typical format for a campaign video in Washington State– showing the candidate engrossed in their meetings with “ordinary people.” I parodied this video format in a 2010 post, Join Me in Twirling, Twirling, Twirling Towards Freedom, https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/join-me-in-twirling-twirling-twirling-towards-freedom/.

What a hoot.

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