Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Week In Review

The Republicans won back the House of Representatives on Tuesday picking up over 60 seats. Some pundits likened it to a "Red Tide", sweeping across the country. Though I like the symbolism of it, a red tide is actually an algae that multiplies at such a rate that it eats up all the oxygen ... killing all life in the area. The only things that got chewed up in this tide were Democrats and RINOs.

Republicans fell short of winning back the Senate. They needed to pick-up 10 seats and only got 6. It's very sad that Harry Reid and Patty Murray held on to their seats. But then again, it seemed like the entire Democratic Party apparatus was mobilized to help them. And let's not forget the Unions. I've always felt that if you are unsure of who to vote for in a particular race, ask a union member who the union supports ... then vote against that person. It's a technique that has never failed me.

President Obama has left on a 10 day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. There are reports out there that the trip is costing us $200 million dollars a day ... $2 billion dollars for the whole trip. I find this a little hard to believe and may be a bit of sensationalism (the source for this information was credited as ... some guy in India). This has been billed as a trip to open up trade with these countries, and I am all for more trade (especially exports), but why is the President just going on this trip now. Why has he waited 22 months to try to open up trade and get US manufacturing jobs going? Couldn't he have done this sooner? Like maybe instead of one of the countless vacations he took?

The United Nations Human Rights Council has sat in judgement of the United States. We have been found wanting in the Human Rights arena. Hundreds of suggestions have been offered to address these grievances. This help, in the form of the suggestions (and accusations) has come from our friends across the globe. Mexico says we need to fix our immigration laws ... I agree, we should make them more like Mexico, then we can imprison illegals just for being here. Iran says we violate the rights of women ... Hey Iran ... are you still planning on stoning that woman for adultery? Also chiming in with accusations were Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and of course, that bastion of human rights, Libya. This would actually be hysterically funny except for the fact that the Obama Administration signed us up for it, thinking it would be a good exercise in transparency.

All in all ... it's been a good week. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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5 comments:

Debbie said...

What happened on election day was a good first step. As Rush said, we don't need a third party, but the Conservatives need to take over the Republican Party. I'm hoping that's what will happen.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

OMG Paul....
how are you!!!????? It's been a couple years...

sooo excited to see you again!!!!!

In_spired said...

Paul, you need to be on Facebook to give Terri more support. She has a great political following and does a fantastic job of keeping all of us informed on the most up-to-the minute fiascos of mindless mentalities. I wish I were more politically astute but, as you know, my expertise is in a different field...you know..."to each his own"...though that doesn't mean I don't care. I just need others to speak for me. I'm so glad you're back spreading the truth...

tapline said...

Paul, Looks like your team is back praising your returen. It was a long dry spell.....Good Post, and I think Debbie hit it...but Michele B won't be put in charge of a committee she was nominated for....They have others in line...What a crock.....They haven't changed....keep their feet to the fire....We still have to watch those creepy Demis....

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Paul and Tapline...

hey.. yeahh.....

join Inspired, Debbie and I on Facebook!!

We'd have such fun!!