On Elections, Obama, Romney and Olympic Madness
August 8, 2012 10 Comments
Yesterday was primary election day here in Michigan. Not surprisingly former Congressman Pete Hoekestra won the GOP race for Senate. In far more important elections, yours truly won my race for GOP precinct delegate. With 137 votes, I came in second place which in a pick two race is a victory. I know where two of the votes came from, why the other 135 voted for me is anyone’s guess considering I did no campaigning. I must have a trustworthy sounding name. I now get to attend the GOP County Convention, with all the cafeteria privileges that entails.
In other political news, Drudge reported earlier this week that Romney is considering naming David Petraeus as his running mate. It has received mixed reaction, including from Petraeus ho denies interest. This is the second time Drudge has made a big splash with a VP rumor. We know he is friends with Romney’s campaign manager. One wonders if the Romney team is floating unusual names on Drudge to see what Republican reaction to them will be. As for Petraeus we just don’t know anything about this guy. He’s a great military leader but where does he stand on domestic issues? Is he pro-life? What is his view on taxes, welfare, homosexual marriage? We don’t know, which isn’t any good if Romney wants to make a big splash.
Obama declared he isn’t the President of black America. It’s funny, if any Republican said that he’d be called a racist. It’s true that Obama is President of the whole country but last I checked black America was part of the country. Who does Obama imagine is President of black America? He actually provides us an answer to this in a round about way. As usual he shifts blame for anything bad in the economy to others. Blacks have a 14.4% unemployment rate for which Obama blames state and local governments and Congress. Because of course it could never be the policies of President Obama that are responsible for such a high unemployment rate for all Americans and blacks in particular.
Have you been watching the Olympics? Apparently a good number of the parents of American athletes are broke due to the almost unbelievable cost of turning their kids into Olympians. Gym costs for the little gymnastics starlets costs upwards of $1,000. Plus travel, plus expensive outfits and plus entry fees for events. Want to be an Olympic fencer? It apparently costs $20,000 a year. What to be an Olympian in ping pong? It will set you back $15,000 a year. People can do what they want with their money but they are not free from having others question their sanity. The thrill of having an Olympian in the family isn’t worth the money. To go into debt, to lose your home and be forced into bankruptcy just isn’t worth it. The kids who make it might make a little money on this stuff. But you know there are hundreds who have wasted their money but will never make it.