Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"...keeping our children safe..."

I hope that President Obama comes out with a plan to reduce the violence in our schools, and our communities.  It is time for common sense, because the right wing Republicans live in a bubble and are unconcerned about our children, families, and communities.

You can see what I've written at Stubborn Liberal about assault weapons and common sense. Stand with President Obama and the safety of our children. Let everyone know that you stand with President Obama and his proposals on gun safety, background checks, and other restrictions.

>>>> Gov. John Kasich went to the Detroit Auto Show to beg for more auto manufacturing jobs in Ohio.  This is the same John Kasich that had no faith in the auto industry, wanted auto union concessions, and was against the auto bailout. Check the text during his fill-in for O'Reilly on FoxNews:  

Accessed through my local library and EBSCO Host: O'Reilly Factor (FOX News), Dec 19, 2008

Here is an excerpt on what Kasich thought should be demanded of the auto unions, from O'Reilly Factor (FOX News), Dec 19, 2008 (from EBSCO Host):

KASICH: I think there's going to be real heat on the unions. I'm not sure they'll obey us. I'm not sure they'll bend.  

What was that...... "I'm not sure they'll obey us" 'obey'?????

Is that how Kasich feels about unions that they should 'obey' him?

Ohioans cannot forget Kasich's lack of support for the auto industry, although now he thinks we have amnesia about that detail.

...Kay at Balloon Juice explained, “I’m pleased that GM is hiring. But, it is deeply offensive to me that former FOX News personality and auto bailout opponent Ohio Governor John Kasich is busy scooping up the political reward for a risk he and the entire lock-step conservative chorus decided it was politically expedient not to take. They bet against the bailout. Now that it’s showing signs of success, they’re showing up to take credit. No risk, all reward.”

Exactly. Kasich, like other Ohio Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner, decried Obama’s rescue of the American automotive industry. The president said it would work, Kasich said it would not. Obama was right; Kasich was wrong.

Or put another way, GM’s Toledo Powertrain Plant almost certainly wouldn’t exist is Kasich had his way.....

While Kasich goes and begs for jobs, he hopes that the auto industry executives forget that he did not believe in their future and ability to turn things around.