Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Politics & Tebow

Did you watch the debate? Wowzers, it was a shellacking! Not to get too political but I was SOOOO proud of Romney. He showed all I needed to see. Someone I heard put it best "it looked like a business man was debating a politician, one had a plan and the other just talked." Considering that I wasn't surprised when I saw this statistic:

The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the
private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.

            T. Roosevelt................... 38%
            Taft................................. 40%
            Wilson ........................... 52%
            Harding.......................... 49%
            Coolidge........................ 48%
            Hoover........................... 42%
            F. Roosevelt................... 50%
            Truman........................... 50%
            Eisenhower.................... 57%
            Kennedy......................... 30%
            Johnson.......................... 47%
            Nixon.............................. 53%
            Ford................................ 42%
            Carter............................. 32%
            Reagan............................ 56%
            GH Bush......................... 51%
            Clinton ........................... 39%
            GW Bush......................... 55%
            Obama............................. 8%

I heard an Obama campaign worker dismissing the debate like "well Romney practiced for this debate more than any presidential candidate has ever practiced." Later a news commentator said Obama hadn't taken it serious, he was watching football right before. WHEN did we start looking down on someone for taking their job serious??? Do we respect the athlete that just shows up for the game or the athlete that is disciplined and trains hard? Tim Tebow says it best "hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Moving on... :)
My two Tebow fans looking tough. Deacon finished his book awhile back and often quotes him, Bo and I just started reading it this week. I'm praying that it will speak to Bo, challenging him on a deep level.
Our friend, Brody, claiming TRUTH like Tebow.

So, politics and Tebow... maybe now Dwain will print me the shirt I always wanted...

TEBOW
FOR
PRESIDENT!

One more side-note... in 2008 our credit card was charge $2000 for "Obama for President". Of course you know we called right away to complain. The credit card company gave us the run-around saying we couldn't press charges because they would credit our account back. I insisted I didn't give them my #, that it had to have been stolen and that I wanted to prosecute. All this to no avail. I'm hearing this time around that somehow this is how the campaign is sneaking in money from overseas donors??? Have you heard anything about this? Does it concern you? Check your cc statement often! Sorry for all the politics... tis the season! :)

4 comments:

E.A. Love said...

Romney definitely looked the better debater that night. I did read an interesting piece, though, on the media's need for the dramatic "Romney comeback" story. Kind of suggested that what was, in reality, a solid win for Romney was, the next morning, perceived more as total domination largely because that's what the media (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC...pretty much everybody) said. Might make sense considering that a close race attracts more viewers than a slaughter. Could have some truth, could be total hogwash, but definitely an interesting piece on media influence.

BTW, I look forward to seeing Deacon go "Tebow" on Reeds Spring tonight!! It's been a pleasure to coach him this season.

Keri said...

Yes! Monica Crowley did a segment just yesterday about how the Obama campaign is raking in millions in foreign contributions by not having a firewall/security process on their website for donations. Therefore, anything under $200 is untraceable. Per Crowley, their campaign got in trouble for this very thing 4 yrs ago but is doing it again. However, if you go to the section & want to purchase your very own "Obama Mama" shirt, then that area does have a firewall & you are required to enter the 3 digit security code from your card. INSANITY!

Can't wait for Thursday's VP debate!

Megan @ A Blossoming Homestead said...

I really liked this post Trina! Thanks for the percentages! Very interesting! Plus, you are just too cute! I wish we lived closer so we could see you all more! Miss you!
Love,
Megan

Lynn Peterson said...

must have post! need posting! everything okay?

 
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