Politics

Centrist Party – The Centrist Ideology


imageThe Centrist Party need not be a mush of compromises between extreme positions.  It should take the best of each party and ditch the nonsense.

Keep the Republican belief in personal responsibility; the respect for wealth creation and the power of markets; the healthy skepticism of what government can and cannot accomplish; and the recognition that taxes and regulation come with an economic toll.

Toss aside the oversimplified view that government is always bad and that lower taxes are always good; the sad and reckless denial of climate change; and the outmoded views on social policy, particularly gay marriage, that are antithetical to the whole notion of keeping government out of our private lives.

Keep the Democrats’ concern for working people; the commitment to a strong social safety net and social tolerance; and the recognition that government must play a crucial role in protecting us from the most egregious abuses of capitalism, including environmental damage.

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But ditch the policies that are necessary solely to win a Democratic primary, not fix the country:  an overly cozy relationship with the largest unions, particularly the teachers unions; an unwillingness to address the looming costs of our entitlement programs; an unseemly populism that too often treats the forces of wealth creation as a problem rather than a solution.

The Centrists will be fiscally sensible, socially progressive, and committed to the kinds of compromises that will appeal to the tens of millions of voters, particularly younger voters, who are currently without a political home.

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So Weird!!!


 

A young Kenyan mother has named her newly born twin boys after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard.

Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons’ names will always remind her of the election in the United States.

The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama’s father was born and where his 90-year-old step-grandmother, Sarah Obama resides.

Residents of Kogelo emphatically celebrated Obama’s victory as results from the United States were reported.

Shouts of “Hail our Kogelo son” and “Obama is coming, open the road for him” rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzelas horns in celebration, the Standard reports.

“If Obama did not win, I believe most projects here would stall,” Joseph Onyango told the Kenyan media outlet.

Kenyans hope Obama’s reelection will harken a fresh start with U.S. relationships with Kenya, Reuters reports.

Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years – a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters.

If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake, and baby Mitt meet the U.S. President.

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Hide the Microphone….


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Keene State College , Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

I know that Vice President Biden is tired of being in the shadow of President Obama but what ELSE did you think that your job description would be as Vice President? He really needs something to do before he disrupts the presidency anymore! Yes, I do get it and so does a great deal of other AMERICAN people via his odd and very untimely behavior in regards to what is done in the Oval Office.  LOL

 Of course the president does not have the guts….nor heart….nor public relations plan to REMOVE Biden and obtain a totally different running mate but for goodness sake- “train him”…..

He has had so many mishaps since he has been in his position that it embarrasses the country and I am sure that it MORDIFIES The White House! Do you ever notice how quiet that his wife is? She is  a professor at a nearby university and just maybe is enjoying the  PERKS of being the wife of the vice president!

He does not seem to have the ability to connect with the people of America…….and to some that may seem like its no big deal because he is only the vice president right? Well… this vice president actually wants and loves to be seen and heard – so this could pose yet another problem or another gunt wrenching opportunity for this vice president to SPEAK TO SOON or say too much about key topics!

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This is NOT facebook!


Okay, I was sent these questions to answer….. a lot of bloggers I am assuming are asking each other questions to get to know one another better…… HOWEVER, MY MIND IS THINKING – isnt that why I am bloggind and YOU ARE READING IT? GEESH….

I will do this ONE.. I repeat one request and if you desire to know anything else… read my blogs or just continue to read your imagination okay! Again even doing this is REMINDING me of facebook! ( I could of sworn that I got off of facebook a year ago) GEESH!

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1. Describe yourself in one word.

Proactive

2. Favorite childhood memory

They all stem around my father and brother Lamonte

3. Best accomplishment/moment of triumph.

Getting over what people wanted for MY LIFE :)

4. Your current job and what you wanted to be while growing up

I am a Drug and Alcohol Case Manager and it is NOTHING that I ever desired to be. However, it is ministry to me so it feels like I am getting paid to come to church everyday and minister. I wanted to be a Politician and a Lawyer. ( Still is not too late ) I work in the political arena still

5. Something that you are good at skill wise

Website Creativity, Administration, Marketing. :)

6. Name one self invented superstition

Showing people how smart you are backfires because it makes THEM lazy and unappreciative of what you can offer on a PAID basis

7. A real life story that you would definitely tell ur kids someday .

Help my 18 year old twins of every incident of cruelty that have showed toward me and other family members :)  ( LOL )

8. Name one regret that you have.

One? Only? Sigh……I HAVE MORE THAN ONE! However, I wish I that I would have joined the Air Force when my kids were 4 years old :(

9. If you had to change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I have MORE than one thing being honest but to choose only ONE – I would have to say knowing when to take bigger risks / learning to accept help :)

10. Something that scares you?

Not having the ability to create and be productive and NOT MAKING IT INTO HEAVEN

11. An experience that changed your life.

Dropping and changing my whole life as I knew it without even thinking about the consequenses in 30 days to take care of my mother

#mademethink

Kind of glad that I did it! LOL

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bi – partisan


I feel that bipartisanship has the ability to really serve its purpose in more ways than one…. Over all, it is a good thing to have in certain areas so no one party can take control… It is pretty much a uni-partisanship in America over the years because the Democrats have all the control, if they so chose, they could pass any bill, law or just ANYTHING, and the Republicans would have no say in the matter, this is wrong and cannot be aloud, the U.S. government was built upon checks and balances and none of these can take effect when one party controls everything…

For others, it’s become nearly a dirty word. They say bipartisan policies are usually bad policies. “The problem I have is, there are several members of Congress – and they cannot recall any bipartisan bill that did not increase spending, expand government and increase our debt, said

That’s no less true for liberals, whose top priorities in the health care debate have been jettisoned in the past several months as Democratic leaders sought a winning coalition.

I bet there’s a lot of Democrats, a lot of progressives, who ultimately think ‘bipartisan’ is a bad word, partisannship often “becomes code for We’re willing to compromise everything just to get one or more persons from the other side on board.

 

The word “bipartisan” entered the lexicon about the turn of the last century, and on its face its meaning seems clear: two political parties working together.

But after 100 years of use and misuse of the term, its meaning is now anything but clear….Throughout the health care debate, Democrats have said they’re willing to compromise for the sake of bipartisanship, but Republicans countered that a real bipartisan bill would include only provisions on which both parties agree.

Contrast that with last week’s slimmed-down jobs bill in the Senate. Republicans pushed for a broad bill written by a Democrat and a Republican as the bipartisan solution, but Democrats instead pushed through a bare-minimum measure that Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said was bipartisan because all sides agreed on its elements.

It is not and should not SOLEY be based upon the parties itself….. I am personally 75% Republican BUT im also 25% Democrat…….. There is no one who is 100% of what their party represents….if they say any differerent, they are “on the take”…….. Regardless, what side a person takes.. America is in trouble and we have to collectively come together in the community, city council, the county council, the state level and surely the most difficult >>. the federal level if this country is to indeed move and progess any futher….. P.S. whatever happened to WE THE PEOPLE?

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politics and ME


Let’s talk more politics!! Dont you smell it in the air! Dont you feel the energy! If not, then why dont you? Are you that uninvolved? Are you that unaware? If so, change today and become involved or at least become aware of your political government choices on the city, state and federal levels! Usually people will say that they are BLUE, RED or GREY, which grey represents the in the middle of the road individuals which is fine, but just BE SOMETHING!

 

Now for so called CHRISTIANS, the voting pool should look like the RED color coded states above! Not so much via the state that it represents but just the overall percentage of RED that covers the United States continent as a whole.  I say this based on the facts and foundation of what the RED >>> The Republican Party represents and was birthed on via morals, values, ethics, and of course the Christian Faith.

Most African Americans are BLUE >>> Democrat because that is how they were raised, however, when does one research ” for themselves” to see if what they have been beleiving for sooo many years is indeed true? This is the time for you to turn on the light bulb in your head right now…

Here are a “FEW” of the stances that the repubs and dems differ: and there are a great deal of them but here are the MAIN stances!

Within a government there are always individuals who oppose each other and who are fighting for control or for a position of power. Usually these divides exist because of differences in political views. Hold on, I am having a flash back on my personal journey!!

I remember when I FINALLY ran for public office and had the time of my life….

However, with my father passing in the middle of my campaign it jolted me and I felt as if I couldnt go on at all. Thank goodness for friends, family and volunteers who too, knew my father because they told me that my father would “at least” want and EXPECT me to finish the campaign and the race! It was my father who gave me the political bug! When others were outside playing, he had me learning the stock market, reading bi-laws and studying President Lyndon B. Johnson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Presidnet Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and all of the Kennedy eras!

When I began school I loved politics and when I graduated college; I told my father that I one day I would run for public office.

He also reminded me that, speaking well is also a  powerful tool that I must master. He constantly reminded me that when speaking about ANYTHING, I must be able to implement truth and conviction, if I ever wanted people to believe in what I was saying.  He went on to say that without knowledge, I will  just become just another useless pretty face and my efforts will all be in vain. Those words stuck with me via educational goals, ministry goals and every other facet of my life. 

Therefore, it was working for the Brabender Cox Political Affairs Firm; where I really became sure that I was actually bitten by the political bug. Being an African American Woman; some couldn’t understand why I would leave the Democratic Party to join the Republican Party.

 This radical move just proved how clever my father trained me to really be. I then seized this opportunity to find out, study and learn how both sides worked. I indeed learned several strategies and inside information that proved quite useful. As a born and raised Democrat, It was never a question of where my loyalties where; this just goes to show, that radical times require bold, radical actions and strategies, to get things done.

 I am so glad that I pulled myself out of the big hole that I happily dug myself and started back on the campaign trail. I was running against 7 other candidates and when the election was all over, I didnt win with the electoral vote but I sure did win with a personal and spiritual vote! I came IN 3RD PLACE and this was my first time running! I said  >> WOW << just imagine if my precious father did not get sick and pass, I know that I would have surely won!!!! I am excited even talking about it now, becaues I am thinking of what could have been!

Nonetheless, over the last few years with some of the major, uphill and downhill battles that I have endured, things surely went >>> ” God’s – Way” <<<< So with that said I am happy!

Now back to the political antics of the government! Within the United States government there are two popular political parties that dominate the political system. They are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, and each of these parties has a different political agenda composed of different beliefs, and a different political view on each of the varying issues. A person’s political view can not be determined by the party that they align themselves with, however there are trends that exist, and generally a person who identifies with a political party shares the opinions that the majority of the party holds on the issues. The political view of republicans tends to be more conservative, while the political view of democrats is usually more liberal.

The political stance that republicans usually take on abortion is pro-life. They believe that a child is alive from the moment of conception and therefore should be protected by the same rights that all citizens of the United States are protected by. Because of this republicans do not support a woman’s right to choose to terminate a fetus. On the other hand, democrats believe that choice is an essential freedom and they support and defend a woman’s right to choose abortion should she find it necessary.

 On health care, democrats take the political stance that all American citizens should have access to an affordable and decent health care system. This may include implementing a universal health care system. Republicans disagree, arguing that if health care is run by the government then all individuals will receive inadequate care.

People who can afford to pay for health care will pay for it and the people who can not afford it will deal with poor care, if they receive any at all. Health care should remain privatized. The political stance of democrats on the environment is that the environment is in a current state of crisis and that climate change should be made a national priority. It is essential that the United States invest in alternative forms of energy so that they can become independent of other nations.

Republicans usually maintain that the climate has gone through drastic changes throughout history, and that the human species has not affected it. They also argue that there has been no scientific proof offered that shows that anything that we do will help to improve the condition of the environment. By creating extreme environmental policies we are simply cutting jobs and hurting the economy. The political stance of the republicans on the “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay and lesbian individuals from enlisting in the army, is that homosexuals have no place in the military.

Democrats, on the other hand, oppose this policy and believe that it should be abolished. On gun control republicans take the political stance that all American citizens have the right to defend themselves. The second amendment of the United States Constitution states that all American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Therefore, all American citizens have the right to own a gun. Democrats stress the point that guns kill people and that they are often the cause of many accidental deaths, including the deaths of children. Democrats and republicans have drastically different opinions when it comes to important issues, and they will probably continue to disagree throughout the rest of political history.

Okay that is ALL >>>> for now!