Saturday, October 27, 2012

99 Reasons to Vote for Obama or not Vote for Romney

  1. Obama cares for all Americans.
  2. Romney cares for his base—the 1% and corporations.
  3. Obama wasn't rich. He had student loans & followed the American Dream.
  4. Romney attended private schools all paid for by Daddy.
  5. Obama gave us the universal health care—The Affordable Care Act.
  6. Romney invented universal health care (Romneycare), but wants to repeal it.
  7. Obama's stimulus saved or created 3 million plus jobs.
  8. Romney and Republicans falsely claim stimulus hasn't created one job.
  9. Obama saved the American auto industry and a million plus jobs.
  10. Romney wrote an Op-Ed titled Let Detroit go Bankrupt.
  11. Obama continued the Bush policies which saved Wall Street.
  12. Romney started and ran Bain Capital, a pioneer in outsourcing jobs overseas.
  13. Obama policies kept country from sliding into a 1930's style Depression.
  14. Romney was a one term governor of Mass. which was 47th in job creation.
  15. Obama signed the equal pay for women bill into law.
  16. Romney opposes it but says he won't repeal it. Do you believe him?
  17. Obama signed legislation which repeals 'don't ask don't' tell for military.
  18. Romney opposed it.
  19. Obama submitted jobs act which will create one million jobs to Congress, Sept 2011.
  20. The obfuscating Republican House refused to take it up.
  21. Obama wants to raise taxes for families w/incomes over $250,000 to help with the debt.
  22. Romney and Republicans won't raise taxes. They'll only cut spending, S.S, Medicare etc.
  23. Obama wants to raise minimum wage.
  24. Romney wants to lower taxes for billionaires.
  25. Obama ended the war in Iraq.
  26. Romney was for that, but against taking all troops out.
  27. Obama is ending the Afghanistan war by the summer 2014.
  28. Romney questions wisdom of setting a withdrawal date.
  29. Obama tightened sanctions on Iran.
  30. Romney eyes Iran for a future war.
  31. Obama increased fuel efficiency standards so new cars can go farther on a tank of gas.
  32. Romney vows to repeal new standards so his oil buddies can make billions more.
  33. Obama kicked banks out Federal Student loan program. Expanded Pell Grant spending.
  34. Romney and all Republicans were against it.
  35. Obama had America's Number one enemy—Osama bin Laden—tracked down and killed.
  36. Romney said it would be a mistake to violate Pakistan's sovereignty.
  37. Obama drone attacks have killed dozens of high level Al Qaeda operatives.
  38. Romney agrees with Obama drone policies.
  39. Obama anti-terrorist policies have decentralized Al Qaeda and have them on the run.
  40. Romney would continue Obama anti-terrorist policies
  41. Obama toppled terror sponsor Moammar Gaddafi without loss of American lives.
  42. Romney vacillated between not in our interests and we should have done more.
  43. The Libyan Consulate attack was unfortunate, but there have been no terrorist attacks on American soil on Obama's watch.
  44. Not surprisingly, Romney says would never have let that happen, but he does give Obama kudos for the rest of his foreign policy.
  45. Under Obama many planned terrorist attacks have been foiled with perpetrators caught.
  46. Romney says he would do the same thing, only louder.
  47. Obama expanded stem cell research.
  48. Romney is against stem cell research
  49. Obama seeks re-election to finish job #1, straightening the economy.
  50. Romney who's #1 goal is to be President says his business experience will fix economy.
  51. Obama signed Wall Street regulation into law.
  52. Romney will repeal Wall Street regulation. Must be lightning won't strike twice theory.
  53. Obama Passed Credit Card Reforms.
  54. Of course Romney was against anything that would take away bank income.
  55. Obama connects with real people.
  56. Romney connects with CEOs and Millionaires.
  57. If Obama lies, it was a mistake.
  58. If Romney lies, it was planned.
  59. Romney tapped Paul Ryan as VP, a man who wants to make all abortions illegal.
  60. Obama has always believed in a woman's right to chose.
  61. Romney/Ryan support a Natl. personhood law, a law so extreme it failed to pass in Miss.
  62. Obama Believes there's no place for government in people's bedrooms.
  63. Some believe Romney/Ryan & extreme congress would imperil woman's contraception.
  64. Obama thinks contraception is a personal choice and reduces need for abortions.
  65. Romney/Ryan are against same-sex marriage
  66. Obama supports same-sex marriage.
  67. Romney would pick conservative Supreme Court Justices imperiling Roe v Wade.
  68. Obama chose two liberal women Justices.
  69. Romney proposes continuing Bush economic model w/massive unfunded tax cuts.
  70. Obama added 5.2 million jobs since April 2010. Outlook and Economy improving.
  71. Romney would defund Planned Parenthood.
  72. Obama has continually supported women's issues.
  73. Romney/Ryan admin. Tax Policy could add 5.5 trillion to the already burgeoning debt.
  74. Obama would slowly rein in debt, balancing spending cuts with revenue increases.
  75. Romney would offset tax cuts with spending cuts, but hasn't figured out which ones.
  76. Obama would eliminate subsidies for undeserving business like Big Oil.
  77. Romney would increase defense spending two trillion dollars over ten years.
  78. Obama would level defense costs, which are higher than next ten countries combined.
  79. Romney/Ryan plan would gut entitlements like Medicare to pay for tax cuts for rich.
  80. Obama's Affordable Care Act extends the solvency of Medicare eight more years.
  81. Romney/Ryan would voucherize Medicare & Social Security to pay for tax cuts.
  82. Obama believes in these programs. He would tinker with them for efficiency & viability.
  83. Romney'd slash Medicaid funds 1/3 & send to states, effectively killing aid to elderly.
  84. Obama isn't interested in taking money from elderly to pay for tax cuts for rich.
  85. Romney was against increased support for Veterans.
  86. Obama increased support for Veterans.
  87. Romney is pro coal, gas and oil.
  88. Obama is for all of those and renewable energy resources, like solar and wind power.
  89. Romney believes in climate change but thinks nothing can be done because it's cyclical.
  90. Obama thinks climate change is real & man made. That's why he supports green energy.
  91. Romney was considered a pioneer of job off shore outsourcing in the nineties.
  92. Obama wants eliminate tax breaks for outsourcing & give incentives to bring jobs back.
  93. Jobs isn't the only thing Romney outsources. His money is in Switzerland and Caymans.
  94. Obama says he has no reason to keep money overseas.
  95. Romney has massive overseas investments in China and other places like Bermuda.
  96. Obama who's not driven to suck the last cent out his investments, goes the conventional route.  
  97. Unlike previous candidates including his father, Romney has shown only two tax returns.
  98. Many think Romney can't show more returns because they show him in a bad, even criminal light.
  99. Romney is less popular overseas than Bush. A poll shows Obama beats Romney 10 to 1.

 More things you might want to know

  • ·         A Romney/Ryan Administration would very much resemble the previous Bush administration with 17 of 24 Romney's advisers holdovers from the Bush administration pushing discredited supply side economics and aggressive stances toward Iran, Syria, China and North Korea.
  • Romney and all Republicans insinuate our sixteen trillion dollar debt is Obama's fault. Truth is, Obama inherited almost all of the debt, including debt accruing on his watch from Bush. Even with the economic crisis the increase in government spending is the lowest it's been since President Eisenhower. 
  • Nothing that Mitt Romney has said or done, in the past or while I've been following him for the last eighteen months, gives me any indication that he could fix the economy, create jobs or run the government. Just the opposite. His vague, trust me attitude, reminds of a Twenty-first Century Joe Izuzu. His so called policies, which I call thoughts de jour because tomorrow they may be the opposite tomorrow or sooner have been all over the map and whoever said trying to tie Mitt Romney down is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall was spot on. He's slippery, sniveling, self-centered and we don't need him for President.     

Sunday, September 23, 2012

War on Women - Fiction or Reality?

     The title of my essay asks the question, is the War on Women real. To me, an ardent news junkie, it's real. In fact, I wrote a 65,000 word novel, GIRL POWER – War on Women, because I was outraged at the blatant, shameless Republican, 'War on Women'.
Of course Republicans deny the War on Women, just like they deny their voter ID and other constraining voting laws amount to voter suppression and their obfuscation in Congress, even though they've set records in filibustering and refuse to act on anything our President is in favor of.  
Make no mistake, there is a War on Women (see graph) and it will not only strip women of their right of 'choice', but will take away all non-natural (chemical) forms of birth control, and codify the inferiority of women in the workplace, regarding pay, and promotion. It may even water down discrimination laws. Can burkas be far behind?
Surprisingly, there's a substantial number of women who refuse to believe this, or don't care. In a way I don't blame them. It does seem absurd that the former 'Grand old Party', now known as the Tea Party, would aggravate over 50% of the electorate in an election year, especially when they are so hell bent on leather to get rid of our President. That's what has me and the pundits scratching their heads. Why go out of their way to infuriate people they need to vote for them?
If that isn't counter-productive enough, they are angering many other groups. They have gone out of their way to alienate, African Americans, Latinos, the GLBT community, other minorities, the poor, the infirm, the elderly, college students, union members, public sector employees and probably a few more I can't think of. Think about it. In their delusional state of invincibility, they have irritated every person of voting age in the country except white males who don't fall into the previous categories!
I know. It's crazy isn't it. But lest you forget. Crazy people can be very dangerous. In this case their programs are dangerous and that's what has me worried. Just remember, when you go to vote. A vote for Republican's could be a vote for INSANITY!

If you would like to read more about the Republican War On Women, I suggest you click on any of these links to four of the scores of blogs and articles dedicated to the 
War on Women: WOW #1  WOW #2  WOW #3 WOW #4

                                    Or better yet read GIRL POWER - War on Women 

      Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP's War on Women

1) Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't yet. Shocker.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims."

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.
5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.
6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.
7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.
8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.
9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.
10) And if that wasn't enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program.


Reader Reviews so far

Review by: Karen Grotz on Aug. 12, 2012 : star star star star star 
Dee puts the POW back in Power, specially GIRL POWER!
If only it were true life and not fiction... 
Engaging and riveting.
Please, Miss Dawning, can we have some more?

Review by: Kit Akhrie on Sep. 12, 2012 : star star star star star 
i just finished reading it..its awesome. It caught my full attention from starting till the end. All the the best Dee.

Review by GT
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Woman Should Read GIRL POWER August 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I was worried when I bought this that it might be boring. No way! It's actually a story I couldn't put down. It's funny, romantic, inspirational and I learned a lot from the book, too. About how politicians are passing lots of laws that affect women's health and economics, some rolling back the clock forty years. Buy it. Read it. See for yourself.

Fed-up with exclusionary women's politics and right wing war on women, a group of determined, talented  women take matters into their own hands. Led by Congresswoman Sally Cummings, they form a women's political party. Initially, scorned and laughed at by the established political parties, they soon change their tune when women and some men sign up in droves.

GIRL POWER is a tongue-in-cheek Political Chick-lit set in an Alternate Reality. It is a mainstream story, based loosely on the Republican 'War on Women' that would not appeal to Right of Center readers.

"We now take you to Richmond, Virginia, where Jenna Kenner is standing by. Jenna, what's going on?"
"Thank you Jeff. I'm here at the state capital building, where a large group of peaceful, but angry women are demonstrating."
"So I see. How many demonstrators are there?"
"I don't know for sure. Somewhere between seven and nine hundred, I would guess."
"One of the signs reads, 'Keep Yer Stinking Laws Out of My Vagina'. What are they upset about?"
"From what I can determine they're wound-up over this new abortion law the legislature passed last night where a woman seeking an abortion would have to undergo and pay for a procedure known as a Trans-vaginal Ultrasonic Probe."
Snicker. "Is that what I think it is?"
"Yes, and that's not funny, Jeff. How would you like a forced colonic probe?"
"Ugh, I see your point, sorry. I see a sign that reads, 'If You Cut off my Reproductive Choice, Can I Cut Off Yours? Signed Lorena Bobbitt'. I think I know what that woman has in mind. Would you ask her why she's mad and what she and her friends want?"
"I think she's the leader. I'll ask her"
Jenna approached the short, shapely blonde woman and stuck a mic in front of her. "Hi. What's your name?"
"Hi, Doris. I'm Jenna Kenner with National News Network. I'd like to ask you a few questions if I may."
"Sure, what do you want to know?"
"I take it you ladies are protesting the new law that Governor Bob McConnell has promised to sign into law today."
"And you'd be right. We want Governor "Ultrasound Bob" to know that the people this most affects don't like this stinking law, and women across the country are not going to forget, come Election Day."
"Across the country?"
Doris rested her sign on the ground. "Absolutely, Virginia isn't the only state where self-righteous men are sticking their nose in our panties."
"I don't understand. What do you mean?"
"The Pachyderms have been having a field day approving regressive legislation in Republican-controlled states across the country."
"Yeah, you know, the elephants in the room."
"Oh, yeah. Which states?"
"North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, to name a few.
"My God. I had no idea."
"I know. Republicans know the public doesn't support their laws so they're passing them, like this one—under the radar—and being real quiet about it."
Jenna turned to the camera. "So there you have it, Jeff. These women feel there is a conspiracy, a war on women, you might say, to take back their hard fought gains on women's rights on health and reproduction."
"Thank you, Jenna. We'll keep following this story, but right now, I have the Chairman of the Republican Party, Crowe Magnon, and the President of the Women's League, Molly Markum. Molly, we'll start with you. What do you think about all this?"
Molly, a petite, middle-aged woman with brown hair and a no-nonsense look, frowned. "Like your reporter said, the far right has started a war on women. With the misguided Republican war in Iraq over and forgotten war in Afghanistan winding down, the GOP's collective fingers are getting itchy. So they looked around and 'lo and behold' they've discovered us—women—and decided they don't like the advances we have made over the last fifty years—"
"That's ridiculous," Crowe, a brawny, balding, blue-eyed man with shaggy shoulder-length hair, argued. "There is no war on women. Men idolize women."
"Humph! If you don't mind! Jeff asked me a question, and I was answering before you rudely interrupted. As for your assertion that men adore women, most men do, but not the petty Republican men. They think women, despite being fifty-one percent of the electorate, having a measly seventeen percent of the seats in Congress, is too much. They think women heading twelve of the fortune five-hundred companies is too many, and they have the nerve to think women making seventy-seven cents for every dollar men make is too much!
Crowe ran his fingers through his long, dark blond hair. "May I speak now?"  
Tightlipped, Molly glowered at Crowe, but Jeff said, "Go ahead."
"The seventy-seven percent figure has been debunked. Men work more hours and overtime. More men have second jobs while many women only work part time."
Molly snarled. "That's total horse shit and you know it."
"No, facts don't lie."
"Unless they come from the republican media—Wolf News."
"We're talking about your figures, not mine."
Molly shoved her chair back, stood up and stuck her chin out. "You don't scare me, you walking bag of misinformation. We're talking about equal work for an equal amount of time and women make three quarters of what men make. If that isn't bad enough you're trying to take us back to the Donna Reed Show days—to the Father Knows Best days. Well listen, you…you Neanderthal, father doesn't know best. He never did. Mother knows best. If men were the ones having babies—which men don't even seem to appreciate—then there wouldn't be a pro-life movement and there would be record abortions. Conversely, if women ran this country we wouldn't have the economic basket case we have today."