Bud Light? Really Mr. President

31 Jul

The Thunder Awards

Winner of the Week: Sgt. James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates for agreeing to disagree at last nights “beer summit“, bartended by the President. You have to appreciate the candor and honesty of these two men sitting on the first lawn it would be easy to just sing kumbia and pose for the camera’s.

But instead it turned into one of those rare moments in national politics where substance was able to surpass politics and public relations. But while the President may have laid powerful significance to the meeting, it is Crowly and Gates who have made it a real dialogue between two contentious mindsets. As Professor Gates said,

“It is incumbent upon Sergeant Crowley and me to utilize the great opportunity that fate has given us to foster greater sympathy among the American public for the daily perils of policing on the one hand, and for the genuine fears of racial profiling on the other hand.”

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"The hammer on the left should be blue dog democrats"

Loser of the Week: President Obama, his numbers have slipped again and his stumping on health care hasn’t yielded any positive gains. It’s official the administrations in its first slump. If the President’s approval rating falls below 50% his administration will be in a difficult political situation going into an election year.

Although,  the election year and declining public opinion of the Presidents health care agenda may do good things for producing a more balanced industry reform. A decent helping of insurance policy cost containment without even more direct government intervention into the free market. Could be a good thing.

Also Bud light? Really Mr. President. You are the leader of the free world I think you can step it up and get a decent draft in the White House. I understand the move towards a domestic beer, and no one is blaming you for that, but bud light? If you want to make a political statement drink Yeugling, it’s brewed in Pennsylvania a swing state. Bud light…come on.

539wComment of the Week:“Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.” – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

While no one would disagree that health insurance companies have gotten out of control, I think calling them villains may not have been the most stateswomanlike thing to say on the subject. Of course this kind of statement maybe a precursor to a legislative movement by the House on a single payer health care bill. Almost certainly not, but the fact that their is actual consideration of such a plan is what keeps me in the Republican party…

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