Monthly Archives: October 2012
Republicans Mantra-When They Win-They Win, When They Lose-They Win: Now That We Know What We’re Up Against–Time To Get Out The VOTE!!!
The debates are now over and I called the rounds this way: Debate 1 – Even, Debate 2 –Obama 10-8, Debate 3 – Obama Technical Knockout. Funny thing about debates though. Like boxing matches, when the fix is in, it really doesn’t matter what you think you saw. If you listen to Republicans, they’ll tell you they won all three debates. Even if you give Romney the first debate (because of Obama’s passivity), he got creamed in the next too. That’s close enough for them though. They’ve been waiting four years and two elections for Obama to falter. Romney never … Continue reading
For the past year, the Los Angeles black community has been trying to negotiate a suitable and acceptable plan to mitigate traffic and business disruption around the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line that will be coming down Crenshaw. Like every other community that has been impacted (or will be impacted) by permanent transportation infrastructure, the Crenshaw community should be heard, listened to and cooperated with on something that will effect their lives, the lives of their children and their children’s children. Light rail infrastructure will be around for 100 years. Once it’s done, it’s done. It will be around … Continue reading
The first Presidential Debate took place this week (after deadline). But the “hype” started two weeks ago. Hopefully the debate lived up to the hype (analysis next week), but the “set up” is worth some space because of the diverse motives that are served here. It is true that one debate does not make a campaign…unless it comes to Obama. President Obama has been in this position before; running a near perfect campaign against a weak Republican opponent, and a media waiting to pounce at his first falter, thus giving his opponent the opening he needs to upset him. Only … Continue reading