Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Even the flaky audience of the view seemed to agree with Donald Trump that President Barack Obama should show his birth certificate. Can Trump get away with saying that Barack H. Obama is "probably" what he says he is? Can he use words such as "fraud" and "scandal" in the context of the missing birth certificate? No one ever thought John Mc Cain was a great campaigner but only now do we see how weak he was to accept a photo shopped certificate of live birth as proof of citizenship. Reflecting on the mood of the country in November of 2008 there probably wasn't much Mc Cain could have done. Obama had convinced a gullible electorate that after sitting in Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years he hadn't heard a word he had said and that William Ayers was just an acquaintance from his neighborhood. But Mc Cain should have tried harder.
By August of 2010, according to the Pew poll, only 34% of the public thought Obama was a Christian, 18% thought he was a Muslim, and 43% didn't know his religious affiliation. Of course the main stream media passed this off a bad press, the result of Republican propaganda. Now here comes Donald Trump demanding to see proof of eligibility and, by God, I'll bet he gets traction. He doesn't have to win the primary to make his point but as he repeats this demand in speeches and debates other Republicans will follow. By the general election birthers will be chic in the public's eye if not in the eye of an adoring media.
Monday, March 21, 2011
A Republican presidential candidate could help him or herself immensely by hiring
Dr.Dambisa Moyo as the campaign's economic advisor. Eminently lucid and uncommonly articulate Dr. Moyo is perhaps the best public spokesman for capitalism since Milton Friedman. Born in Zambia and possessing a resume that includes The World Bank and Goldman Sachs, Dr. Moyo attacks foreign aid to Africa in her first book, Dead Aid .
In her second book, How The West Was Lost, Moyo examines the problems of public debt and pension obligations and 50 years of bad economic policy.
Dr. Dambisa Moyo hold a PHD from Oxford, two master degrees, and a BS in chemistry. These two videos are long for a post such as this but they are well worth the time spent.