Wednesday Evening News Reads…Romney in need of a food taster?

Well, the day is just inching by…my head is still causing trouble. This is going to be a quick post.

A couple of things got my attention, and since my head keeps me from actually thinking things through…

Poll Shocker: 44% of Democrats Don’t Think Economy Will Get Worse Under a Republican President | Firedoglake

With Willard looking more inevitable every day, this is especially bad news for the White House.

The Everest-size electoral challenge facing President Obama is encapsulated in a single question in the latest Washington Post-Bloomberg News poll: Would the economy be better or worse if a Republican were elected president in 2012? […]

…the division, even among Democrats, about whether the economy would be worse if Obama were to lose. Almost half (48 percent) said it would be worse, but the number who believed it would be the same was nearly equal (44 percent). The split among Republicans was far sharper: 63 percent thought the economy would be better if a Republican were elected president, while 29 percent believed it would be the same.

Let that sink in for a minute. The economy will be the number one issue in 2012 — and nearly half of the President’s own party doesn’t think it matters if he’s re-elected.

Oh…but perhaps they are just resigned to the fact that Obama has acted more like a Republican since he took up residence in the swamp.

Offering up Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts during the phony debt ceiling debate didn’t help either.

But what this poll shows, definitively, is that the White House’s “we suck less” and “stop complaining” tactics aren’t working.

As BlueTexan starts the post with the growing possibility that Mittens will be the chosen one for the GOP…It looks like he is making his short list for VP:

Romney Says Christie on His VP Short List | Video Cafe

In an interview aired Wednesday, Romney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel that Christie would be on his short list for vice presidential running mate.

“Of course he would be on anyone’s short list,” Romney said. “He could take himself off the list and say no way, he’d have no interest. But the truth is that Gov. Christie is one of the leading figures in the Republican Party and of course, anyone who becomes our nominee is going to look at Gov. Christie and say, ‘That would be a terrific person to have on the ticket.'”

“Do you think you would be a good match,” Gangel asked Christie.

“I don’t know that I would be anybody’s good match in that regard,” Christie admitted. “But ultimately, that kind of thing is up to the person who is the presidential nominee to decide who they think is the best person for them.”

At a news conference last week, Christie joked that the president might want a food taster if he were vice president.

Okay, I gotta admit, I do like Christie’s ability to laugh at himself. But that is as far as I will go with that.

And then there is this in Alabama, Alabama Hispanics protest new law on immigration  | ajc.com

At least a half-dozen poultry plants shut down or scaled back operations Wednesday and many other businesses closed as Hispanics in Alabama skipped work to protest the state’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law.

The work stoppage was aimed at demonstrating the economic contribution of Alabama’s Hispanic immigrants. It was unclear exactly how widespread the protests were, but a poultry company spokesman said officials were reporting unusually high absences at plants in northeast Alabama, where much of the state’s chicken industry is based.

In the northeast Alabama town of Albertville, numerous Hispanic-owned businesses along Main Street had the lights off and signs that said they wouldn’t be open. Mexican restaurants, a bank that caters to Hispanics, small grocery stores and supermarkets were all shuttered.

Jose Contreras owns a restaurant and store on Main Street. He said he was losing about $2,500 in revenue by shutting down.

They are closing the store to bring attention to the horrible immigration law that has put immigrants in Alabama on notice.

Please help me out tonight by posting some links to things you are reading and blogging about…and have a wonderful evening…


12 Comments on “Wednesday Evening News Reads…Romney in need of a food taster?”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    It looks like Occupy Atlanta has been given 5 days by the mayor: Reed to allow Occupy Atlanta protests to remain for 5 days | 11alive.com

    The crap in Topeka is getting some MSM attention: Domestic violence is no longer illegal under Topeka, Kan., law – latimes.com

    And get this: DA says he may file some Topeka domestic cases  | ajc.com

    A district attorney in Kansas said Wednesday that his office will review all misdemeanor domestic violence cases forwarded to him by the Topeka police and determine on a case-by-case basis which ones merit pressing charges.
    […]
    Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, who had announced last month that he would no longer pursue such cases, said in a statement Wednesday that he now has “sole authority” over them after the city of Topeka voted to repeal a local domestic violence ordinance.

    “We will do so with less staff, less resources, and severe constraints on our ability to effectively seek justice,” Taylor said. “But we will do so willingly to preserve the public safety of all the citizens of Shawnee County.”

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Oh if only…Amnesty International seeks George W. Bush’s arrest – Tim Mak – POLITICO.com

    The human rights group Amnesty International called on Canadian authorities Wednesday to arrest former President George W. Bush when he attends an economic summit in the province of British Columbia next week.

    The group accused Bush of “responsibility for crimes under international law including torture.”

    They need to add Obama to the list…

  3. Minkoff Minx says:

    Tonight on TCM:
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    The Best Man
    The Glass Key (1942)
    All the King’s Men
    Advise and Consent

  4. ralphb says:

    Jeffrey Sachs in Salon: What caused the wealth gap?

    It’s a good read that goes back to the beginning in the late ’70s.