The Super Tuesday Republican Primary is political high drama for us political junkies at best when a one or both parties are this far along in Presidential nomination process with multiple candidates still in the race. This campaign season is much different as my interest is waning on the entire presidential election, as the problems of America are so grave that we cannot give a leap of faith in committing a vote in November’s election. Campaign promises and nice slogans cannot be the acceptable standard in the upcoming election, as the next President must deal with some of America’s gravest challenges whether voluntary or involuntary. This issues include Fiscal (Tax Code/ Debt Reduction), Education, Energy Independence, Personal Financial Literacy/Financial System Restructuring, and Unemployment Crisis.
An evaluation of President Obama in job performance in resolution of any of these issues would be equivalent of a letter grade D at best. This performance is not any evaluation of political party and association as our problems go beyond the ideological bondage of both parties, and this evaluation is disheartening as his charisma and oratory talents would suggest a A performing President is occupying the White House. The Republican Party is afforded a rare opportunity to challenge a weakened President Obama. This Super Tuesday is showcase of Republican display of ideological grandeur with no focus on the core problems facing America. This display of grandeur is a display of disturbing detachment about the reality in America. CBS This Morning was speaking with a guest that was challenging the Republican candidates on spending only 1% of the time on addressing education. The interview was in the background relative to my attention span, and the verbal statement made about education and the candidates was disturbing to this voter at best.
On this Super Tuesday, the Republican Party will have primary elections in 17 states, and the biggest political splashis the Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke controversy. Rush is stirring more political emotions than Mitt Romney’s gaffes on the number of Cadillac’s in his driveway. The decision time is drawing nigh in the determination of the Republican candidate for President. The following items are news items in relation to the candidates and GOP supporters in the run up to Super Tuesday:
Rush Limbaugh:Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh has issued an apology for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut” and “prostitute” for testifying before Congress in favor of contraceptive rights.“For over 20 years, I have illustrated theabsurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week,” Limbaugh said in a press statement. “In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. “My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
Rick Santorum: “Whathappened? Well, higher-income people don’t have to pay taxes if they don’t want to because they can move their money somewhere else, they can move their investments. They can stop investing. They can stop working. They don’t need to work. They’re higher-income people.”
Ann Romney:In an interview Monday on Fox News, the wife of the Republican presidential front-runner, Ann Romney, was asked about criticism that her husband can seem out of touch with average Americans. His worth has been estimated as high as $250 million. Mrs. Romney said her struggle with multiple sclerosis has given her compassion for people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis, cancer or other diseases.”We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing,” Mrs. Romney said. “It can be here today and gone tomorrow.”
A last thought, final decision may be imminent on the Republican candidate for President. Will the Republican Candidate for President or the re-election of President Obama provide America with the right candidate to supersede and proactively handle America’s challenges immediately without the bondage of ideology being in the way? The facts set a precedent, and the facts do not show a Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan in strength or character of any of the existing candidates for President. That is the reason for the Super Tuesday Blues
- Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Super Tuesday Edition (dailykos.com)
- Despite apology, Limbaugh loses more advertisers after Sandra Fluke ‘slut’ comments (vancouversun.com)
- Rush Limbaugh’s Popularity Takes a Nosedive Among Republicans After Sandra Fluke ‘Slut’ Comment: Poll (ibtimes.com)
- The GOP’s Rush Problem (thedailybeast.com)
- You: Don’t rush to write off Limbaugh, analysts say (latimes.com)
- Rush Limbaugh Apologizes to Sandra Fluke for the “Poor Choice in Words” I Don’t Believe Him (bonjupatten.com)
- Offensive Is Nothing New: Rush Limbaugh’s 5 Worst Remarks (alternet.org)