Archives for: November 2011
By Carole on Nov 29, 2011
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain's initial response to yesterday's allegation that he had a long term extra marital affair was an emphatic denial. Then a statement from his lawyer seemed to back away from the denial claiming "private, alleged consensual conduct between adults...is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public." Now Mr. Cain's chief of staff has confirmed that the candidate is reassessing whether to stay in the race and will make his final decision "over the next several days." If that decision is to abandon his bid for the nomination, will it really be because of that alleged affair or could this latest sex scandal be giving an unqualified candidate an excuse to get out before he spectacularly implodes on the national stage?
By Carole on Nov 28, 2011
In January of 2010, then-Senators Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) announced they would not be seeking re-election that year. The New York Times reported on the sudden retirements saying they "signaled that President Obama is facing a perilous political environment that could hold major implications for this year's midterm elections and his own agenda." We now refer to those major implications as what Mr. Obama himself called the "shellacking" of his party in those elections. Does today's announcement that 16-term Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) will not seek re-election send a similar signal about 2012?
By Carole on Nov 24, 2011
First Occupy Los Angeles was negotiating with its "host" city for 10,000 square feet of free office space, free farmland and free housing in exchange for abandoning its City Hall encampment. Now San Francisco is negotiating with its occupiers to move from the heart of the city's financial district to a currently empty school in the Mission district. Growing desperation on the part of liberal politicians to defuse a situation they originally supported is leading to yet another stupid decision on their part - incentivizing these small groups of people to disrupt the lives and endanger the safety of others.
By Carole on Nov 22, 2011
For anyone still wondering what those in the Occupy Whatever movement want, here's a clue: negotiations between demonstrators from the Occupy Los Angeles protest and city officials have led to an offer of downtown office space and farmland if the protesters will abandon their camp outside of City Hall.
By Carole on Nov 21, 2011
No one can deny it takes a healthy ego to want to become President of the United States. But some candidates (and some who succeed in getting the job) take it a little too far. GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich may have demonstrated a bit too much of that character trait today.