Hey All – welcome to the Halloween edition of the BoBo Carnival of Politics. Given the freakin’ state of the country – it is very appropriate to have such a scary edition. Make sure you check out all the submissions this week – there are some good ones. Check out Jodie Reed’s post – a Brit’s take on our American politics. And remember – GET OUT AND VOTE on November 2nd.
Scott Spiegel presents Obama Misquoted: “I Looked Fierce on the Cover of The Advocate!” posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “President Barack Obama demonstrated his pro-gay credentials last week by having Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett renounce comments she had made that 15-year-old gay suicide victim Justin Aaberg had been bullied because of a “lifestyle choice” he had made.”
Scott Spiegel presents Don’t Let the Statehouse Door Hit You on the Way Out posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “Amidst the embarras de richesses of House and Senate seat pickups Republicans anticipate this midterm election cycle, one plum reward they shouldn’t forget is their likely aggressive gains in gubernatorial contests across the country.”
Michael Cohen presents We Need Some States and Countries To Default posted at Double Dip Recession, saying, “Long-term, it is better if the Democrats win in California, since they will almost surely drive the state to bankruptcy. This may teach the rest of the country a lesson.”
Dividist presents Defending Divided Government posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “The Democrats biggest erosion of support from ’08 to ’10 is from the independent, moderate, centrist, libertarian vote. For the most part, these voters are not choosing to vote Republican in 2010 because they like the Republican candidates or because they suddenly have embraced GOP values. They are voting Republican to divide the government in the hope of reining in the Democratic agenda and restoring some semblance of fiscal rationality. The only surprise is that it has taken this long for the left to understand that their core problem was not ennui in the base. Their core problem is they have lost the center.”
Steven and Debra presents If God Says Civil Government is Oppressive, Haughty, and Abusive; Why Do Religious Institutions Promote It Anyway? posted at The END TIMES Hoax, saying, “Civil government is not divine.”
Jacob Tree presents Are Social Security and Medicare Ponzi Schemes? posted at Ponzi Schemes 101, saying, “Many younger voters do not realize that the are being taxed at higher rates to support a ponzi scheme that benefits retirees at the expense of younger workers.”
Rick Sincere presents NEA cites Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner in pro-Perriello TV ad – Charlottesville Libertarian | Examiner.com posted at Examiner, saying, “I think the headline speaks for itself …”
Ben Harack presents How the common explanations for poverty are incorrect posted at Vision Of Earth, saying, “Extreme poverty in Africa is often blamed on a ‘democracy deficit’, or the idea that rich nations have stolen the wealth of the poor countries. It turns out that neither of these plays a major role in the persistence of extreme poverty.”
June Tree presents Planning To Roll Over Your 401K To A Rollover IRA? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Some commentary on corporate America. Here’s what’s going on with employee sponsored benefit plans.”
Wenchypoo presents South Korea to Send First Food Aid to N. Korea Since 2008 posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “North Korea’s falling down…falling down…falling down!”
Ben Harack presents Media speed’s negative effect on politics posted at Vision Of Earth, saying, “It seems that the rampant speed of our news media today is having a deleterious effect on our politics. This article is an attempt to briefly touch on some of these issues.”
DJ Harris presents If I Were President Transparency Page posted at DJ6ual: An Irish Girl’s Blog, saying, “Do you vote? Has the voting process become confusing? Do you really know who you are voting for? Have you ever elected a candidate only to regret your choice later? Most candidates, fearing their opponents might use their positions in attack ads, refuse or only respond to a few questions that their consultants stamp as safe. Each candidate is repeatedly confronted with these issue questions but few to none are willing to tell the truth. These cowardly acts seem to apply to all major parties.”
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