My Journey Down (to) the Poll: Take 3.

First off, I would like thank the political Gods for making the best day in political history (my political history thus far) when Sarah Palin decided NOT to attempt a shot at presidency in the 2012 election.  Why is this such a great thing?  1.) Her voice is extremely annoying and I didn’t know how much more of it I could take and 2.) she is extremely WOOZY (meaning crazy, unethical, off the rocker).  But enough about that..

It is hard not to acknowledge Herman Cain’s drive in this fight for the GOP elect. I am finding some of his comments a little displeasing. In this video —-> http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/28/cain-black-community-brainwashed-into-voting-for-dems/<—- he says that African-Americans are brainwashed into voting for Democrats.  I will admit that generally speaking, I know more African-American Democrats than Republicans, but does that mean those people are “brainwashed”?  What I’m getting from that is: any African-American who is not a fan of the GOP is brainwashed. Doesn’t make any sense.

That statement doesn’t sit right with me & it definitely will not make me want to try to convince any African-American Democrat I know to change their opinion.  I will admit that I understand where he was going with the statement, but the way he said it was an all around bad move.

Do any of these candidates have a PR pro on their team? GEESH!

My Journey Down (to) the Poll: Take 2.

There is one issue in particular that seems to be getting a lot of talk (I feel like it always has) and that is immigration. Let me just tell you my opinion on it and we’ll go from there:

If you really want to get technical, I feel like we are all illegal immigrants. Americans are not the original people of this land; that’s point number one. 2.) Aren’t we considered a melting pot? We’re not supposed to look and sound the same. 3.) I understand that there are some people who do not have citizenship and are under the radar…but why? Why is it so difficult for them to get citizenship? (This is a serious question, I really don’t get it!!)

I honestly feel that Gov. Perry probably is the most knowledgable when it comes to illegal immigration; only because he is a border state governor. I also like how he allows the children of illegal immigrants to attend college and pay the in-state tuition. My only issue with that is: if children of illegal immigrants are attending college, how can they fill out financial aid without a social security number? How did they even attend school at all without a social security number? Doesn’t make sense.

Another issue I have with Gov. Perry is the fact that he said critics of the Texas law “don’t have a heart”. This was in regards to immigration, but it made me wonder…*begins to wonder* Is it not true that Texas has executed over 234 inmates? So, since I am criticizing this law of the death penalty, does that make me heartless? Hm.

Anyways..

My goal is to not be bias, so I checked out CNN.com to find out how Obama felt about immigration, too. He feels that Republicans lack the leadership to put a comprehensive immigration reform back on the table. Sounds like Perry is trying to take the lead somewhere; maybe they can work something out.

Social security is another hot topic. Perry and Romney seem to be having a great time trying to kill each other. On one hand, Perry calls social security a “Ponzi scheme” ([pon-zee] noun a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ponzi+scheme) and on the other, we have Romney calling it a fraud ([frawd] noun 1. deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fraud). Both descriptions sound pretty similar to me, and yet they both are trying to criticize each other for it.

And what is up with Perry’s wife calling the president “a debater-in-cheif”? And saying “Some people may be more polished in their presentations, like the little debate they had last week” via http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/. Little debate? It’s not about being more polished in your presentation, it’s about saying what you mean, meaning what you say, and knowing exactly what the hell you’re talking about!

Politics make my head hurt.