I Think We Should Rally Together As A Nation, Put Aside Our Differences, and Congratulate Will Smith

Look at that face!  I think I speak for millions of Americans when I say there is little doubt that Mr. Pinkett-Smith won’t go on to play the part of Barack Obama in the motion picture “BAD BAMA-JAMMA: The Barack Obama Story”.

Cha-Ching!

Cha-Ching!

– Mike James

ps – If we’re lucky the Fresh Prince himself might squirt out a few tears for us too!  Just like he did in I Am Legend when his puppy died.

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Published in: on November 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm  Comments (6)  
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Update #3 – Sorry Giuliani and Fellow Fear Mongers, Apparently It’s Not All About National Security And 9/11, It’s Actually About The Economy…

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/04/exit-polls-most-cite-economy-as-top-election-issue/

Well, the buzz on the street is exit polls say the economy is the biggest thing on the mind of these voters.

It’s interesting that in an election that was supposed to be a referendum on the war on terror, that foreign policy is the farthest thing from the central debate.

With the first polls having closed about a half hour ago, we will have somewhat of an idea which direction the election is headed by around 8pm I’d imagine.

I got my eyes on Indiana and Virginia.

As soon as we know it, you’ll know it…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 7:28 pm  Comments (1)  
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Update #2 – Wet Ballots and Black Panthers

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/voting.problems/index.html

So far I dont have shit to report.

I’m bored at work and ready to get this show on the road.

I have heard a brief buzz of various problems thus far like,  wet ballots that are unreadable, multiple hour long lines, and two Black Panthers intimidating potential voters in Philly…

Crazy!!!

And to think, the fun is just getting started!!!

 

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 5:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Update #1 – Optimistic…But Who Really Knows…

 

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/04/poll-update-mccain-still-faces-significant-gap-nationally-2/

The last polls read a 7pt lead for Obama, similar to the steady lead he has had throughout this epic battle.

However, between the undecided folks, inevitable voting problems, and racism, it might as well be tied in the eyes of Devonte Smith.

Remember, Gore had that same 7pt lead in the final polls and we all know how that story ended.

My biggest fear is that the influx of new voters will cause terribly long lines at the polls which will force many working class folks to come back in the evening which may be worse.

So far, most of my coworkers were able to vote before work without a problem.

I will continue to try to update throughout the day, while at the same time, trying not to get fired!!!

Live from NYC, the last leg of the race…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 10:50 am  Comments (15)  
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Finally…

Well I voted about an hour ago…

Yes, that early. I’m not fucking around. Devonte is a busy motherfucker.

As soon as I get out of that shit hole called work, it gets down to the nitty gritty.

I’m planning to head over to Sean Warbucks’ place and watch as the results come in.

I wont lie, it definitely felt good to support someone I strongly feel is not only ready to be President but puts fear into the hearts of Conservatives around this nation.

Sorry but that’s how I feel.

For the past 8 years, those of us who read, have been on pins and needles as Bush ran this country with about as much recklessness as a game of bumper cars.

So it would only be fitting that the tables turn.

I know those very same people from the video I posted yesterday will shit themselves if Obama wins.

And how does that make us liberals feel?

Phenomenal!

We’ll fill you in as news develops…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 8:21 am  Comments (3)  
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Has The “Silent Majority” Become The “Misinformed Minority” Almost 40 Years Later…

Let us all understand that the question before us is not whether some Americans are for peace and some Americans are against peace. The question at issue is not whether Johnson’s war becomes Nixon’s war.

The great question is: How can we win America’s peace?

It’s interesting to think that on this day, 39 years ago Richard Nixon delivered his famous Silent Majority speech, urging this group he believed to be marginalized by their activist counterparts, to overlook what would appear to be growing dissent towards the Vietnam War, and rally behind the country. (Ahhh, Country First I see..)

Fast forward to today, and you essentially have John McCain asking what I would probably coin the misinformed minority, to do the same, but not only with respect to the military, but in regards to the economy as well.

The difference between trust in ones military, and trust in ones economy is stark.

With the economy, there is no “out of sight, out of mind” sense of security that the government can use to make something appear one way while it is in fact going counter to that belief.

In layman’s terms, if Bush/McCain tells you we are winning the war in Iraq, there is no tangible proof if that is true or not while you sit in your living room in Manhattan.

Where as in the case of the economy, you feel it first hand.

When economy suffers, we suffer, immediately.

It only takes but so long to realize your spending power has decreased in a matter of months.

Now I was born in 1982, so its hard for me to judge the Vietnam War, but the War in Iraq has engulfed the majority of my voting career. So I am not foreign to the idea of a nation leading a group of people into territory they don’t agree with.

Fortunately for us, technology has given us some sort of checks and balances on government and politics. The internet, and thus the blogosphere, has put information into millions and millions of viewers within minutes of it materializing.

Now, take that with a grain of salt, we are all aware that everything in print isn’t credible. But that’s the nature of the beast. I’m sure if hippies had a chance to have Google, they wouldn’t have turned it down on a technicality.

I truly think if this was 1969, John McCain would have this silent majority in his corner enabling him to continue a war that shouldn’t have been waged in the first place. Fear mongering works hand in hand with ignorance. Which is why it doesn’t appear to be working for the most part in this current election.

Love it or hate it, but the media today is a powerful force. While it is proven that many (ignorant) Americans believe Barack Obama is a terrorist Muslim, there are many of those same Americans who believe in Big Foot, and shit like that. So looking past the extremes, I would say on the whole the vast majority has access to, and utilizes, more information than generations before.

No one knows what is going to happen Tuesday. Some conservative blog could be using this exact post on Wednesday morning as banter. I could see the headline already, “The Maverick Prevailed With His Back Against The Wall….”

I personally would like to think that instead, Wednesday will give way to numerous finger pointing from the GOP, a sense of deflation amongst the nation’s racists, and an overwhelming sense of defeat for John McCain…all while Cindy McCain pops pills and guzzles Budweiser at around 10am on a Wednesday morning…

Let’s just hope we should be that lucky.

Logical

D.Smith

“I Am Not President Bush (But I Stand For Everything He Does)…

“The fact that you keep bringing Ayers up says more about your campaign than it says about me.”

Well to tell you the truth, I am glad that its over…

With no more debates left in this marathon of an election…the chapter has turned to the final stretch…

20 days to go…

In his final attempt to swing the momentum in his direction…the immediate polls following suggest McCain didn’t succeed…

It was clear that this was his strongest debate performance…and perhaps Obama’s weakest…but I don’t think in any sense that it scored as a game changer in the eyes of hesitant independent voters…

I think McCain’s strong opposition to Roe v. Wade will resonate with the same female voters he thought would flock to his campaign when Palin was adopted to the ticket…

I think the split screen coverage did not favor McCain…who cannot hide his disdain for Obama…and often times came across looking uncomfortable and just plain senior citizen-esque…

I also feel like going into this debate most people have already made up their mind as to who they will choose when they step into that booth…

So at this point…And This Is My America is going to take a step back and let the people focus for the next 20 days…

However, we will bring official And This Is My America coverage of Election Day 2008…so be sure to check back as the 4th approaches…

Unless McCain and Palin or Obama and Biden says something outlandishly retarded…we’ll leave the day to day grind to the Huffington Post…

Till next time…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 12:18 am  Comments (6)  
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2 Down…One To Go…

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/opinion/08wed1.html?_r=2&ref=opinion&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

 

So no gloves came off…

Instead we were just treated to a desperate man trying to put his team in a better position than it was a day prior…but it didnt happen…

This is becoming eerily reminiscent of the primaries…when we saw that once Hillary was aware that Obama actually had a chance to win this thing…there was no way she could hide her disgust nor her sense of entitilement…

Now it’s the same thing…except obviously with the stakes higher…those emotional feelings are that much more intense…

Take a look at this quote from the New York Times editorial piece above:

Mr. McCain’s aides haven’t even tried to hide their cynical tactics, saying they were “going negative” in hopes of shifting attention away from the financial crisis — and by implication Mr. McCain’s stumbling response.

I just don’t get how this is the GOP strategy, at this point in the game…

Shift attention away from the financial crisis???

And do what?? Talk about 9/11 and terrorism…

Come on…not even Rudy Giuliani thinks that is the best strategy…

For someone with such alleged knowledge and experience…it appears his campaign lacks both those qualities…

With one debate to go…and nothing but gameday in the back of both these men’s heads…it will be interesting to see who has the momentum going into Election Day…

And if that momentum will translate into a W…or if this story ends like the 2000 Election…with the wrong kind of Dubya

 

 

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on October 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm  Comments (1)  
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The Second Debate…

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/06/presidential.debate/index.html

With the debates a few hours away…I can’t help but wonder what exactly is John McCain’s aim for tonight?

With the foreign policy debate out of the way… I am just not sure what else McCain can frighten people with regarding Obama when it comes to policy…

Unfortunately, it is quite clear that policy is not going to be at the forefront of the McCain campaign…no…these motherfuckers are in the land of desperation…

With their backs against the walls…they have resorted to the “Kitchen Sink” strategy employed by our dear friend Senator Clinton…

Under this strategy, McCain, Palin, and friends will spend the next 20 or so days hurling political dirt at Obama until its time to cast our ballots…

Only problem with this is…when you throw dirt at someone for the 2nd time…a lot less of it sticks…they have already been tarnished…

What else could possibly be said about Rev. Wright and William Ayers that is going to sound new and more threatening than it did months ago when it was initially brought up by Hillary…

Like I get it in Hillary’s case…policy for policy…they were so similar it wasn’t much else for Hillary to do once she started losing but get negative because there wasn’t anything else to focus on besides small differences in their respective health care plans…

But with this? It is so obvious that if this was a fight on policy vs. policy, McCain would lose…Why else would he waste the last few weeks of the campaign season highlighting alleged character flaws on Obama?

If John McCain was really the better choice…he and his campaign would just tell you that…instead of telling you why the other guy has had bad acquintances…

Gimme a break…

For every Jeremiah Wright…theres a Charles Keating in McCains’s corner…

Just like…for as much experience that Obama lacks…theres as much faulty experience that John McCain has under his belt….

So go ahead Mr.Maverick…take those gloves off…

But first start by acknowleding that you voted with Bush more than 95% of the time since he has taken office…a very telling display of just how much experience and knowledge you truly do possess…

Or is that too policy driven to be covered in the debate?? Perhaps you will just answer the question the way you want to…or just tell us a little bit about your track record…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on October 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm  Comments (2)  
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The X Factor…

Alright…so I didn’t post a debate recap…

I’ll tell you why folks…frankly…there just wasn’t much to be said…

And whatever could be said…millions of political blogs covered extensively in the hours following…

With what I felt was no clear cut dominant winner…I think each party felt their nominee won…

And lets be real Devonte Smith isn’t Anderson Cooper…so I went with the financial crisis which I thought had a greater impact on the people this blog represents…

With that said…tomorrow’s debates?

Will definitely quench America’s thirst for entertainment…

I mean honestly…McCain keeping us on the edge of our seat deciding whether he was going to come or not was probably the biggest highlight…

Polls show Obama won the debate but I personally think he could have done a better job of staying on the offensive…especially in the second half…

However, McCain’s biggest mistake yet was not waiting to pull the old okey doke and hold the nation hostage for tomorrow’s debate with Palin!!!

After the recent, now famed Katie Couric interview, the current economic woes, and McCain’s general numbers slipping in the polls…the stakes are higher than ever…

I’m sure Sarah Palin is somewhere right now with a team of advisers who are HAMMERING her with facts and tips to get her up to speed for tomorrow…

And I’m also sure that somewhere Joe Biden is in a recliner being the cocky motherfucker that he is…

Now while some of our conservative readers may feel like I am a biased liberal…which they wouldn’t be necessarily wrong for thinking…I am fully aware that Joe Biden has a big fucking mouth…and I do like him…but I know hes underestimating Palin right now…

I mean why wouldn’t he…in his head…this is fact vs. fiction and he’s a smart guy…but in reality its “it ain’t over till its over…”

He has to smoke her tomorrow night…point blank…

While many women and conservatives seemed to feel a boost of support for the Republican Party when Palin was initially picked…it seems that tide has turned…

That’s why to me, this debate could be the difference maker…

If Sarah Palin essentially confirms in front of the whole nation that she is really that unfit for the job of VP, to what would be a 72 yr old President…it would cement a reputation that cannot be changed with less than 5 weeks to go…

Remember…just as easily as the pendulum swung the GOP’s way when Palin was brought on…it can easily swing back Obama’s way…

In reality…Obama is not going to win over any hardcore Republicans in the next few weeks…it just doesn’t work like that…

But what Joe Biden can do tomorrow night is be the X factor in reassuring the Clintonistas and Independents that while we all know Obama isn’t gonna fucking save the world…his economic and moral values are way more in line to fix the past 8 years than those of his opponent…

Logical

D.Smith

Published in: on October 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm  Comments (3)  
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