Thursday, November 08, 2012
Commenting on Online Comments
I read thru some comments at a Yahoo News story ("Romney ‘transition’ website briefly appears online"), today, and left a few remarks of my own on matters raised there.
Romney was indeed delusional. He thought he could refuse to release his tax returns and get away with it, and answer only questions he wanted to answer. Guess again!
*Huh? Cit... cites a proverb [don't count your chickens until they're hatched] that is part of the shared WISDOM of humanity, and Ina calls that "ignorance". Astounding.
*332 (if FL goes to Obama) is 61% of the electoral college. Every honest person on Earth regards that as a landslide.
*"Mark", read Article III, Section 2 and learn that Congress can pass any legislation it wants and forbid the courts to review it. THAT'S how Citizens United can be overturned. McCain-Feingold can be passed again, with a final provision that forbids the courts from reviewing that legislation. ANY law can be put beyond the courts by Article III, Section 2. The Constitution NEVER gave the courts the power of judicial review. That would constitute a veto over legislation. If the Framers had intended the Supreme Court to have a veto, they would have provided a means to OVERRIDE that veto, as they provided in the case of a Presidential veto. The Constitution is about checks and balances. The Framers never intended that there be no check upon judicial power.
*Yes, it was perfectly reasonable to have a transition website at the ready. But it was entirely UNreasonable to put it up for even an HOUR after Romney lost.
*Romney NEVER cared about the economy or putting people to work, so he will NOT mobilize his contacts into a massive, private "Put America Back to Work" program. It was always ONLY ego. I'd be very happy to see Romney prove me wrong, tho, and indeed agitate for a rebound in the economy by bringing jobs home and promoting "Buy American". Come on, Mitt. Prove me wrong.
*The deeply Red States tried to create their own country once already. It didn't turn out well.
*The Republicans have thrown up 246 filibusters against Obama's program, deliberately to prolong the Great Recession Bush started. No, we can't [now] blame Bush, who started TARP and other measures, and stood silent as to Obama's plans. But we sure can blame Bush's party.
*What I can't figure out is why the Radical Right, which was rebuked and repudiated by the electorate, doesn't accept that they LOST, and just SHUT UP. We've heard their crap for four years, and don't want to hear ANY of it any more!
*[Yogi Berra] lives in my county, and we are very proud of him. As for his observation, it IS over. Thank goodness.
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