Thursday, August 9, 2012

Big Poppa Politics 8-9-12: Presidential Election 2012: More like Thurston Howell Vs. George Jefferson

Thanks to the expansion of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networks, my e-mail has not been overloaded with Netlore bogus emails from my political thinking family and friends, both Democratic, Republican and the misinformed.

Gone are the days of deleting political SPAM e-mails of draft dodging, spouse cheating, and John Kerry’s multiple homes. Now it’s all about wealth, taxes and who scammed who for both.

I received one e-mail titled “Mitt Romney is unlikeable! (bottom of blog)” to which I almost spilled my frosty cold Guinness all over my desk.

The e-mail lays out the case that Willard is very much likeable due to many faucets of life; his Mormon faith, married to the same wife his entire life, handsome, intelligent, raised good kids, and never touched tobacco & alcohol.

Those are all fine qualities for any person to live up to, no matter their position in life, but if those are the qualities to be President, well there would only be about 25 politicians able to run for the highest office in the Nation.

Willard has “likeability,” I’m positive that he’s a swell guy outside the political theatre; problem is that he tries too hard to be liked within that theatre. Attempts to relate his life experience to that of the lower & middle class struggles has comes off as fake as a Ken Doll.

In an age when 50% of marriages end in divorce, it’s great to see how much he loves his wife and his extended family. But are people saying he loves his family more than Obama?

And if marriage is one of the markers for a great President, well then that knocks Reagan down a few pegs as he cheated & divorced 1st wife, Jane, to be with Nancy.

When it comes to Willard’s Mormon faith, his own Party and their love for the Religious Right knocked him around about his faith in the 2008 primaries. Now all of a sudden, his faith is ok.

People should look back to the 1960 election and how JFK’s Roman Catholic faith almost cost him the election because people feared America would take policy from the Vatican.

And speaking of Willard’s Mormon faith, the e-mail also stated how Willard never touched alcohol and tobacco, which is a complete wash because Willard admitted in a People Magazine interview (Dec 5, 2011) that he tried a beer and a cigarette when he was younger.

As I said, I’m positive Willard is a fine human being, I disagree with his political platform, depending what it may be at that time during the day. He’s placed himself in more positions then porn star supporter Jenna Jameson, yet hasn’t screwed as many people as his other porn star supporter Ron Jeremy, but the campaigning is still young.

There’s no doubt Willard is very intelligent, I won’t argue that one bit, but as he complained Obama spent too much time at Harvard, he himself attended Harvard one year longer and both advanced through college(s) to hire degrees.

Willard can’t relate to middle and lower class struggles, no matter how hard he attempts to do so without adding “wealth” to his statement. His attempts to make himself sound more average American comes off more like John Kerry then Joe the Plumber.

During the GOP Primaries, Willard sat at a restaurant with a few unemployed folks and stated “I’m like you, I’m unemployed as well.” That was more a slap in the face as these folks are/were struggling to make ends meet as Willard is kicking back collecting on investments and trust funds.

When he speaks of being a sports fan, he has to inject that he is friends with many team owners in NASCAR, NFL & MLB then a fan, and that’s his major downfall of not being able to relate, his needs to let people know he was successful in business, wealthy, and hangs with the elite.

That’s also a reason why Obama has had success in relation to the lower & middle class struggles. He grew up poor, took out college loans and so on, yet even though the Conservative pundit repeatedly lets the listener know that Obama is wealthy too, many aren’t listening.

Why? Simple, people see that Obama came from nothing and worked his way up as Willard had always been wealthy and grew further wealth.

These are all reasons as to why Romney has never broken the 50% total favorability threshold and sits at 40% today, nor do I expect him to break the 50% mark before November.

This election has turned into “Thurston Howell III vs. George Jefferson” only nobody is moving on up, just stuck in a 4 year Recession.

That’s it. Slap the Tap, pour the Guinness because I’m tired of hearing about taxes, wealth and Rafalca the prancing horse

-----Original Message-----

Please pass this email along to all your friends and ask them to do the same. Lets inform America, where the main stream media will not.

Lets compare Obama to Romney, Obama has spent more than $1.5 million dollars to keep his personal back ground records sealed from we the voters including his original birth certificate. WHY is "Obama" CONCEALING THIS INFORMATION. WE the voters have the right to know, he is the " PRESIDENT " of our country ! You be the JUDGE on NOVEMBER 6TH, 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."
Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura.
Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college.
Too square for today's America ?
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church,
didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab.
But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.
9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members
to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans.
I guess that's because he made that money opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.
Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money
made you unrelatable to Americans.
My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?

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