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Division is the strength of a Democracy – Hubert Williams

Division is the strength of a Democracy

 By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, Nov 10  — As Barack Hussein Obama, 51, returns in glory to the White House, Willard Mitt Romney, 65, begins his drift into America’s political wilderness, very likely hereafter concentrating on further wealth accumulation through business, while seeking to promote increased Mormon awareness of the country’s religious and demographic realities.

Last Tuesday’s verdict and the loss of all major “battleground” states was a crushing blow to Mr. Romney’s ambitions and hopes, though it by no means heralds the end of the Republican Party. The multi-party system of democracy remains alive and well in the United States, although the country’s racists and right-wingers would contend not.           Continue reading

Ramotar congratulates Obama on “well deserved” victory

 Ramotar congratulates Obama on “well deserved” victory

November 7, 2012  –  Demerara Waves

Guyanese leader Donald Ramotar on Wednesday expressed his congratulations to Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States.

“I take this opportunity publicly to express my congratulations on a hard fought and well deserved victory,” Ramotar stated briefly at a trade union event Wednesday morning.

An official message is expected to be dispatched shortly as is customary.    Continue reading

US presidential election: Obama – four more years

US presidential election: Obama – four more years

The record is certainly not perfect, but he has done about as well as anyone could reasonably expect

  • Editorial  The Guardian, Friday 2 November 2012 20.27 GMT

In Stephen King’s remarkable time-travel novel 11.22.63, the central character, Jake, journeys back from the America of 2011 to the America of the early 1960s. While he is there, a woman challenges him to tell her one good thing about the future. “I’ll give you two for the price of one,” Jake eventually replies. “The cold war is over and the president is a black man.” The woman’s jaw drops. “You’re serious?” she stammers in disbelief. “Yes, I am,” Jake replies. The woman ponders this almost inconceivable news from the future. Finally she asks, very haltingly: “Is he … doing a good job?” Jake explains that opinions of the president vary but, “If you want mine, he’s doing as well as anyone could expect, given the complexities.”              Continue reading

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:38 By Jeff Fecke, Care2 | News Analysis

Hurricane Sandy threatens to be one of the most devastating storms ever to strike the United States. But if Mitt Romney were president, disaster relief would be up to the states.

Stands behind “disband FEMA” comment

The Romney campaign said early Monday morning that Romney stood behind a statement first made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which Romney said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded, and its powers either privatized or given to the states.           Continue reading

USA Elections:The deepest racial split since ’88, and effects of Hurricane Sandy

2012 voters: The deepest racial split since ’88

Posted by Scott Clement and Jon Cohen on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

The 2012 election is shaping up to be more polarized along racial lines than any presidential contest since 1988, with President Obama lagging behind Republican Mitt Romney among white voters by 21 percentage points, a steep drop in support from four years ago.

As he did in 2008, Obama gets overwhelming support from non-whites, who made up a record high proportion of the overall electorate four years ago. In that contest, 80 percent of all non-whites supported Obama, including 95 percent of black voters, according to the exit poll. In the Washington Post-ABC News national tracking poll released Wednesday, Obama wins 79 percent of non-whites, and support for his reelection is nearly universal among African Americans.   [more]

How Hurricane Sandy could affect the election

The storm is already affecting campaign schedules — Romney has canceled a planned rally in Virginia Beach.
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USA – KIDS REACT TO ELECTION 2012 – video

KIDS REACT TO ELECTION 2012

This is an interesting video that shows the reaction of kids to political news items and the debates.  Check out their body language – their facial expressions are sometimes “priceless”.  Some of their answers are even better than one gets from some adults – ENJOY!

US Presidential Debate #2 – Analysis, transcript and videos

William Rivers Pitt | When the President Comes to Town

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: During last night’s debate, Obama did very well, while Romney appeared astonished at having to avoid a counter-punch for most of the event, and spent virtually the entire evening falling over every lie he has told since 1994.

Read the Article

At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 31 Myths in 41 Minutes 

Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress: During the second Presidential debate, Mitt Romney made promises about Pell grants, tax deductions and energy independence that his plan simply cannot deliver. He once again proves that facts are not important to his campaign or his platform.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Painted Romney as Out of Touch in Last Night’s Debate, and More

In today’s On the News segment: Mitt Romney falsely accuses President Obama of not calling the events in Libya a terrorist act, the United States Postal Service has met its credit limit with the Treasury Department, an appeal to end early voting in Ohio was denied by the Supreme Court, and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

Mitt Romney & the Mormon Curse Upon Black People – 3 videos

Mitt Romney & the Mormon Curse Upon Black People

The Curse of Cain doctrine was practiced in the Mormon church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) for 130 years and discontinued in 1978 due to tax reasons that Pres. Jimmy Carter upheld. Mitt Romney served an LDS mission BEFORE this doctrine was repealed by church leaders, so it was accepted by him as a part of his faith. Watch this documentary to find out more!

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The First US Presidential Debate 2012 – analysis – 4 articles

William Rivers Pitt | A Nationally Televised Presidential Fail

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: Last night’s presidential debate was a mess. Mr. Obama was cautious and failed to pin Mitt Romney down on his contradictions and outright fabrications.      Read the Article

At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths in 38 Minutes

Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress: Pundits lauding Mitt Romney’s debate performance are ignoring the fact that he misled viewers.    Read the Article

The Media Can Now Get the Electoral Horse Race It Wants

Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism: There’s a simple reason Obama performed poorly in last night’s debate: He has failed at solving many of the core problems facing America.  Read the Article

Paul Krugman | A Presidential Campaign With No Plan B

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Even if you think that Mitt Romney’s economic plan is going to yield prosperity, the benefits to the middle class will only be seen through a trickle-down effect that is akin to Bush-style policies.      Read the Article

Billionaires, bigotry and Barack – commentary

Billionaires, bigotry and Barack

By Stabroek News – Guyana   August 25, 2012  Editorial |

The US elections may seem safely distant to outsiders but many American pundits are confidently predicting a struggle for Obama to survive the disappointed hopes and lack of change in his first term. Predictably, a central concern is the candidates’ relative war chests, and their capacity to raise huge sums of money quickly – formerly one of Obama’s marked strengths. Here the playing field has tilted significantly. Despite Congress’s recent attempts to reform campaign finance, political money has never been less constrained. This favoured Obama in 2008 but handicaps him severely today.

A 2010 Supreme Court ruling (Citizens United v Federal Election Commission) interpreted donations to Political Action Commitees (PACs) as a form of  “political speech” and opened the door for the so-called Super-PACs, whose exorbitant budgets dwarf traditional financing.  Wealthy Americans have not been slow to grasp the implications of the revolution and have given generously – mostly to the Republican Party.    Continue reading

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