When the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP was enacted a few months ago, its purpose was to help America’s small business owners stay open and financially afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was not designed to give millions to large corporations whose bottom line would remain unaffected. But someone was not paying attention as to who received the money. According to a news report from this morning, Kanye West was one of the recipients of the PPP.
Now granted, the money was meant to keep his clothing line company going. While I understand that, it seems that the money was given out with little though to who actually need the loan vs. who didn’t need the loan. Who actually needed the funds was the local Mom and Pop stores, not the big companies whose profit margins have a healthy amount of zeroes attached to them.
As I see it, this is just another reason to vote you know who out in November. There was clearly little structure and little planning to ensure that the funds did not go to those who did not need it. Just like every decision this administration has made.
As we get closer to November 3rd, Americans will have to make a choice as to who we want leading us for the next four years. Though it may seem like a simple choice, it is a choice that will help to determine the future of the nation.
You know who is becoming desperate. Some of the who blindly follow him are starting to open their eyes to the truth. He is unfit for office in every way possible. In a certain sense, he is not as dumb as he appears to be. But then again, a smart leader knows when to listen to others (especially when they disagree with that leader) and when to listen to their own judgement. He refuses to listen to anyone else (with the exception of those who kiss up to him) and claims to know everything he needs to know about being President.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so ready to refer to Joe Biden as President Biden.
When it comes a Presidential election, the choice of Vice President can make or break one’s campaign.
Back in 2008, the late Senator John McCain chose former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for that year’s Presidential election. While we may never know if it was that decision that cost him the Presidency, we do know that this woman became a political joke.
Saturday Night Live had a field day that year. Tina Fey playing Palin was comedy gold.
As this year’s Presidential election comes closer with every day, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is under pressure to choose his running mate. After promising to choose a woman, there has been speculation about who his VP will be.
I would love to say that race does not play a role in his choice. The choice should be based on experience, who is the best person for the job, and professional chemistry. But race, unfortunately, does play a role.
For me, as a voter, I would not be surprised if he chose Kamala Harris or Stacey Abrams. If he wants to be President as badly as he says he does, he needs to prove that his administration and policies will be inclusive and respectful.
The last thing he or the Democratic party needs is a reboot of the political mistake that was Sarah Palin.
In this world, there are two types of politicians. The first type talks a good game, but does not act on their promises. The second puts their money where their mouth is and follows up on their promises.
Yesterday was supposed to be you know who’s big campaign rally in Tulsa. Instead of having a packed arena full of adoring supporters, local officials estimate that there were only about 6,000 people in the audience. As usual, the campaign blamed the so called “radical” protesters and the media for the lower than expected turnout. Anyone with a brain (at least from my perspective) would be able to figure that the lower turnout is due to his complete inability to the job, in addition to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The fact is that he is an absolute failure as President. Now granted, no one is perfect. We all have flaws. That being said, it takes an adult to recognize those flaws and work with others to reach a successful outcome. He is both unable and unwilling to work with his team and listen to those who have a different perspective. A real leader knows the difference between knowing when to talk and when to listen. This man would not know the difference if it smacked him in his face.
We need a real leader. We need a President who listen to experts, know when to talk, when to listen and most importantly, puts the nation above their personal needs. Come November, we must vote him for Joe Biden.
Regular readers of this blog know that I am a Jane Austen super fan. If someone were to ask me to describe a character or a scene, I could do so with a reasonable amount of detail. The same could be said for anyone who has regularly the Bible, or any book that is the foundation of a religion.
While on the campaign trail back in 2016, you know was asked to refer to his favorite passage in the Christian Bible. As he often does when asked a direct question, he found a way to not answer the question.
Yesterday, in response the protests in front of the White House and around the country, he did not address the nation as any other President would. Sending police to clear the crowd, he took a walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The church has been a site of Presidential worship for over 200 years.
Instead of speaking of the multiple crises that the United States is experiencing in a meaningful manner, he picked up a Bible and used it as a prop. There was only one reason for this, a photo op and a message to his base.
He is not the first, nor will he be the last to invoke the name and image of G-d (in whatever form G-d takes) for questionable purposes. But given what this nation is going through, the last thing we need is a hypocritical President who says one thing, does another, and only prefers those who blindly support him.
America is at the moment of reckoning. This nation has two choices. We can vote for Joe Biden and move forward. Or, we can vote him in for another term and go down a rabbit hole that I don’t want to think about.
When it comes to leadership (especially in politics), it is easy to talk the talk. But walking the walk is another story entirely.
It has been seven days since George Floyd’s murder. In that short period of time, Americans of all creeds, nationalities and beliefs have come together to protest he senseless slaughter of Americans of color. Unfortunately, some of the rallies and marches devolved into riots and destruction.
In Washington D.C., as the rioting got closer to the gates of the White House, you know who was shepherded to an underground bunker for his own safety. As of this morning, he has yet to return from the bunker. But yet, he still makes his usual outrageous statements via Twitter and calls some Governors weak for not taking military style action on the protesters.
On the other side, Joe Biden appeared in public and spoke to his constituents. Touring the local community, he stood with the marchers and with the business owners whose property has been damaged.
And if, racial unrest was not enough, we are still in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The question that every American has to ask is, who do we want as President? Do we want someone who puts their money where their mouth is, or do we want someone who walks the walk, but is unable to talk the talk?
If one knows nothing else about the United States, they know that Freedom of Speech is one of the legal and cultural cornerstones of the country. That being said, there are certain limits. For example, yelling fire in a crowded auditorium when there is no fire does not exactly fall in the “freedom of speech” category.
After years of letting you know who run rampant on Twitter, the minds behind the social media platform started to fact check some of you know who’s tweets. His response was to sign an executive order (aka take a tantrum), complaining that his rights were being violated. The tweet being fact checked was his statement that voting by mail would lead to a fraudulent 2020 Presidential election result (i.e. he loses).
This man is a hypocrite. His perspective is “good for me, not for thee”. He can vote by mail, but the home bound senior citizen or the single parent working two jobs cannot. He can claim censorship and that his rights are being taken away to anyone who would listen. But the average citizen who also has the same complaint and a Twitter account does not have the same platform as POTUS.
It’s no secret that we have a man child, used car salesman for President. Instead of using his power and his profile to build up this country, he is more concerned with his reputation and his status.
We need to get him out in November. The future of this nation depends on it.
P.S. While he complains, over 100,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. I can’t think of a better reason to vote in the fall.
It has been said that to err is human. The question is, when one does apologize for said error, are they genuinely apologetic or are they just saying so because they have to?
One of former Vice President and current Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s (D-DE) known character flaws is to shoot of his mouth without thinking. This is not a unique flaw, he is part of a club where many do the same. But he is the only one who as of now, will representing the Democrats in the Presidential election come the fall.
His most recent verbal diarrhea was the following:
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Said while on a radio interview on a popular African-American radio show, Mr. Biden quickly admitted his mistake.
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further [from] the truth,” Biden said. “I’ve never ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run. I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted. And in fact, I know in order to win the presidency, I need the African American vote. And it was the driving force, as I said, in the beginning of my campaign [a] year ago, to my being able to win in the first place and win the primary. And it is going to be critical to my winning the presidency.”
Did Joe Biden put his foot in his mouth? Absolutely. But, as I see it, the point is not what he said. It is that he recognized that he made a mistake and genuinely apologized. In comparison, when you know who has been caught in the same circumstance, he will find a way to change the subject or blame someone else.
The art of magic can be summoned in one word: distraction. The magician has the audience looking at their right hand. The card which is supposed to come out of nowhere is hidden in their left hand.
This has been the tactic of the current Presidential administration since day one. The most recent distraction can only be described as Obamagate.
Randy Rainbow’s latest video is entitled “DISTRACTION! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody“. Based on the song Tradition from the musical Fiddler on the Roof, the song perfectly mocks how you know who is trying to hide from the fact that he let Covid-19 into the United States.
A President’s performance is measured by more than the general metrics from their time in office. They are measured by how they handled the day to day tasks. I would say (and I suspect that many others feel the same way), that this President has failed and deserves to be voted out in November.
I think that it is fair to say that our politicians these days are caught between a rock and a hard place. They know that re-opening the country is the key to getting economy going again. But they also know that the only scientifically proven method of stopping Covid-19 is remain at home.
Yesterday, you know who announced that he wants to get America going again, but he is also aware the cost of this is thousands of lives.
I would ask anyone who is pushing for the country to open quickly to imagine the following. They or a loved on has caught the virus. Under the best of circumstances, that person is quarantining at home for two weeks or more. Under the worst of circumstances, that person is in the hospital. They are attached to an intubation machine and under a medically induced coma. There is little to no chance for survival. What would you do? Is worth getting back to normal with so many lives at stake?
I just love (enter sarcasm here) how callously he is willing to let Americans die to ensure that he wins the election in November.
I get it, I truly do. As much as I love being home, I am ready to leave my house for more than basic errands. I want to take the subway to my office. I want to meet with my friends for a movie or a meal. I want to visit my family.
But I don’t want to do this at the cost of my life or another person’s life. Over 70,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Do I want to add to that horrific number? Absolutely not.