Thursday, May 10, 2012

Diversion

With the news coming rather late in the day that US President Barack Obama had apparently shifted his views on same-sex unions, the first Nationally broadcast radio program to address the issue was the Savage Nation.

Need any more proof that the times they-are-a-changin'?
Initially, anyone who listens to Michael Savage's radio program would likely conclude that there would be a "Stand"-like scenario presented: Obama vs. Romney on the gay marriage issue. Perhaps if the election were held right now, there would (perhaps*) be a massive turnout that would surely indicate the position the majority of Americans have taken on this issue.

But one caller to Michael Savage's program brought up an interesting word, referring to the President's announcement as "calculated." As I went through the routines and rituals of my evening, that word "calculated" kept popping up in my mind. It wasn't until this morning "it" hit me.

Just like last time there was a Presidential election, gas prices are s-l-o-w-l-y dropping - $3.90 a gallon this morning when I filled up - and there were folks at the pumps at Stewart's ooohing and aaaahing over that still-ridiculously high price!

These strategically-timed decreases automatically make people feel better and actually boost the economy. If gas ever went just below $3 a gallon, the economy would respond dramatically - but that won't be allowed to happen. Instead we will softly descend into smooth happy bliss as prices trickle down to $3.75, $3.55, maybe even $3.49 or if we're lucky, $3.29!

By the time November hits, voter "shock and awe" surrounding Obama's gay announcement will have well worn-off, and really won't make a big difference in the election outcome, regardless of Romney's stance. Now Romney will either take the gay bull by the horns, or back away from the issue, or decide that he, too has "evolved." But again, by November, Romney's position (whatever it eventually turns out to be) will be null.

So leave it to NPR to touch a really raw nerve. A nerve that, along with gas prices, is crippling Americans, the economy and "the American Dream." A nerve that if left exposed could make the gay marriage insignificant to the voting public.

A new Rutgers University survey of those who graduated from college between 2006 and 2011 finds that just half of those grads are working full time.

The study finds that 6 in 10 students take on debt — more than $20,000 on average — even as a lack of jobs leaves them less able to pay it back.

And even more — 45 percent — do not see owning a home at any point in the near future.

NPR is on it. So should we all be.

* I have to emphasize "perhaps" because these days you can't second-guess or take anything for granted!
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2 comments:

  1. President Obama's public statement affirming his endorsement of same-sex marriage reveals quite a number of things about him that should disqualify him from re-election in the minds of any reasonable and intelligent American.



    First he said he has "evolved" to this position. This indicate he is not a man of principle but rather "goes with the flow." In other words, he is like a reed in the wind. Whichever way the people lead him he will eventually go. That is not leadership, but rather followership.
    One doesn't "evolve" to a lower position. Evolution suggests development, not degradation. Same-sex marriage can only be seen as evolution if one is looking through the wrong end of the historical telescope. "Marriage" defined as the union of a male and a female was brought into the world by the Jewish law, bringing civilization to the earth. Obama would have us devolve to a pre-civilization state. That's not leadership "forward," but rather backward.



    Secondly he said it's a "generational" thing, indicating that he learned much from his children. I thought it was up to the parents to teach the children right from wrong, not the other way around.



    He went on to say that he was influenced by his family and friends, but he neglected to address the millions of Americans of more than thirty states that have codified marriage in state law as the union of a man and a woman. He's not considering their view. This indicates that rather than being a President of the people, he is President of a special interest group trying to impose their morality on the rest of the nation that is still anchored in a Judeo-Christian standard of morality, which he apparently holds no allegiance to.

    His statement today will only serve to strengthen our resolve to do all we can to preserve a peaceful, prosperous, and a developing society for our children. President Obama is continuing to polarize the nation and assuming wrongly that the nation will follow.



    This is not about "civil rights" or "marriage equality." Everyone has the equal right to marriage, but no one has the right to redefine the word to suit their standard of immorality.



    Marriage is a non-negotiable issue second only to the life issue. We will fight for those values that have preserved our nation: our peace, our prosperity and our liberty, and we will do all we can to elect men and women who will lead us in the "right" way.

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  2. WELL SAID!

    YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEE GAY OR STRAIGHT OR BLACK OR WHITE OR METHODIST OR MUSLIM TO REALIZE WE ARE BEING SCREWED BY A SYSTEM GONE AWRY!

    BRING BACK FREE COLLEGE!!!!

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