Who Represents You?

I decided to take a quick look at the two Presidential Candidates’ websites and I was curious about what could be said about the candidates by just looking at their first page and their list of issues.  While I am deferring to you to draw your own conclusions based on what matters most to you, I have listed below the two items I looked at.

Count from Front Page of Campaign Websites

Barack Obama

count / %

Mitt Romney

count / %

Number of Non-White Persons (excluding candidates)

2  / 29%

0 / 0.0%

Number of Females (excluding candidates’ wives)

3 / 42%

2 / 29%

Number of White Males (excluding candidates and candidates’ families)

2 / 29%

5 / 71%

Total

7

7

Note 1> People shown in crowds were excluded because the imagines were not clear enough to give accurate counts
Note 2> In case you were wondering, the U.S. Census Bureau shows the following population statistics for the U.S. in 2011:

Continue reading

Advertisements

Deadlines Now – Are You Registered To Vote?

The election may be a month away, but did you know many states have deadlines for voter registration?  Some are today – but it’s not too late.  Not in the age of internet and email!

Continue reading

“Wake The F*$% UP”

I just saw Samuel L Jackson in a  political ad and it’s exactly what I’m trying to shout out – but with the energy of a slap to the face.  Please watch this ad.  Share this ad. And comment on this post.  Which character do you most relate to?  I feel like the little girl, but I can’t find my parents and siblings and grandparents to wake up (aka the American people) – they’re hundreds of miles away and I’m in England.  I’m doing what I can with this blog and I’m going to keep looking for ways to spread the message.  I’m also going to imagine Samuel L is in my living room and get energized!

Hold Congress Members Responsible for Their Failures

In what job can you let a deadline pass without repercussions?  In what job can you go home or take a break without completing your duties?  At the very least you or I would leave someone responsible to see that the work is completed in our absence.  With the election getting closer every day, I cannot ignore the fact that the political party that wins the majority of the House and Senate will dictate our future, even more so than the elected President.  If we have learned anything from watching Republican members of Congress for the last 4 years, it is that a political party’s members have immense power.  They will and have halted progressive measures endorsed by the White House.  They have made passing any legislation supported by Barak Obama an impossibility.  Why has the media not made a bigger deal of this?  Why hasn’t the Obama campaign acknowledged this fact as publicly as possible?  Would it make the President look weak?  I don’t think so.  I think it would enlighten the American public.

Continue reading