Intruding Upon the Constitution by the Religious Right Wing

  by WALTER BRASCH   Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky, of Peoria, Ill., ordered all parish priests in his diocese to read a letter to their congregations condemning Barack Obama. The letter, to be read the weekend before the election, declared that Obama and the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate had launched an “assault upon our religious freedom.” He wasn’t the only priest who used the pulpit to attack the President. Bishop David Lauren of Green Bay, Wisc., told his congregations that voting for Obama and other candidates who were pro-choice or who believed in embryonic stem cell research or gay marriage could put their “soul in jeopardy.” Others, primarily from evangelical Protestant faiths, were even more adamant in their religious intolerance, … Continue reading

Bloomberg Endorses Obama in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy which left parts of New York City and New Jersey devastated. Bloomberg who is an Independent had not endorsed Obama in the last election. His last presidential endorsement was in 2004 for George W. Bush. Bloomberg said in his endorsement today, that “The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.” He could not be more right on that commentary. Although Bloomberg also noted other important issues such as a women’s right to choice, health care and … Continue reading

After Hurricane Sandy, Christie Breaks From Attack Dog to Praise Obama

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is missing an all important surrogate in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey was among the hardest hit areas, during Hurricane Sandy, and Governor Christie has been especially grateful to the solid preparation and aide flowing from the Obama White House. As The Caucus reports: The overnight transformation of Mr. Christie from political slasher to disaster governor is a reflection of the magnitude of the devastation in New Jersey. Asked on Fox News whether Mr. Romney might tour damage of the state, Mr. Christie was dismissive. “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I have a job to do in New Jersey that is … Continue reading

I have Questions; The Candidates Don’t Have Answers

Most of the questions—and responses—in the three presidential debates had been asked—and answered—several times during the campaign. But there are critical questions that were not asked. Let’s begin with Foreign Policy. The entire foreign policy debate focused upon the Middle East. While that region of the world has importance to the United States, there are other parts of the world that the moderators and candidates overlooked. Here are some of the critical questions. ? The U.S. is on record as opposing dictatorships, yet supports Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive dictatorships in the world. Why? ? There continues to be murder and rape in the name of “ethnic cleansing” in the Darfur region of Somalia. What have you done … Continue reading

Let’s Not Turn The Clock Back on Women

While both candidates are working hard and heavy to court the woman’s vote, I personally believe that the candidate that will deliver more for women, including income equality, jobs, education, the right to choice, privacy and health care, is Barack Obama. Mitt Romney will turn back the clock on women’s issues, and we boomer women can’t afford to go back to the 50?s. Read more here…

Horses and Bayonets

Last night during the debate when Mitt Romney bemoaned our lack of naval ships and said he had a “plan for more Navy ships,” President Obama reminded Romney “that modern warfare doesn’t require the type of equipment it did in the past,” by pointing out that we don’t  have “horses and bayonets” either: “Horses and bayonets” was just one of the many reminders that Romeny is stuck “in a time warp on important issues.” With women’s issues, we’ve all seen clear examples that Romney – Ryan would fight tooth and nail to overturn Roe v Wade and send women back to the 50’s in many other ways as well.

Kerry Statement on Document Release by House Oversight Committee

Via Foreign Policy: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department communications Friday, according to Obama administration officials… …Issa didn’t bother to redact the names of Libyan civilians and local leaders mentioned in the cables, and just as with the WikiLeaks dump of State Department cables last year, the administration says that Issa has done damage to U.S. efforts to work with those Libyans and exposed them to physical danger from the very groups that had an interest in attacking the U.S. consulate. Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement … Continue reading