Daily Archives: January 12, 2010

Obama Poll Numbers on Health Care a Plunging Down

The latest CBS News poll finds that only 36% survey respondents says the President Obama approve of the job of the doing on health care. The poll conducted from Jan.6-10. 54 % of people survey disapprove his job performance in health care.

Last month 42% said approve Obama job in health care.  In October 47% support the job he is doing.

Congress numbers are abysmal. Six out of ever ten voters disapprove congress number about health care. Broken down party 57 disprove the way Congressional Democrats. While 61 % of surveyors disprove the way Republican job.

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China is the World’s Largest Car Market and Exporters of Goods

When Bob Dylan wrote his classic ballad “The Times are a Changin” was he prescient?  Because China has become the world largest exporters of goods beating Germany  and China has become the largest Automobile market in the world as well.
First, in 2009 the United State was the oldest and biggest automobile market after car sales in China to exploded 46%. The US lost ground due to the tightening credit market  and  massive job market. US auto sales fell 2009 by 21% to 10.3 million vehicles. China car and truck sales by 13.4 million vehicles. China auto sales growth of 9 percent.

Meanwhile, the US many years ago lost the lead as biggest exporter of good and service to Germany in the 1990’s.  Only to see Germany lose to The People’s Republic China for exporting goods to the US and the World.

Total Chinese Exports in 2009 was $1.2 Trillion in goods. While Germany was a close second with 816 billion Euros ($1.17 Trillion) in goods.

This shows the strength of the low-cost Chinese workforce able to overtake the Germans in manufacturing. It was just three years ago that China past the Germany as the third largest economy, and it s expected that China will surpassed Japan later this year to become the second largest economy. The US is the largest economy in the world for how long not long I am afraid.

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Senator Harry Reid’s Awkward Backhand Complement Has GOP Leader Call for Resignation From Majority Leader

An Excerpt from a brand new political book “Game Changer” by Mark Halpren and John Heileman has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embarrassed, President Barack Obama forgiving him and Republican Party National Committee Chairman Micheal Steele outraged seeking Reid’s  ouster as Majority Leader.

It was an awkward backhand compliment about then Senator Obama “light-skinned” black man “with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.” Over the weekend Senator Reid called the White House to apologized to the President about what said.

For his part President Obama accepted his apology. But on Sunday asked by Tom Brokaw of NBC’s “Meet the Press” RNC Chairman Michael Steele was calling for Harry Reid to Resign his Majority Leader place. Calling it hypocrisy if a Republican  said what Senator Reid there would be hell to pay.

Oh yeah, there’s a big double standard here,” Steele, who is black, said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.” “There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it … comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it’s racism,” Steele added on “Fox News Sunday.”

Democratic National Committee Tim Kaine said “the comments were unfortunate and they were insensitive,” but he said there is no reason for Reid to step down as majority leader.

“I think the case is closed because President Obama has spoken directly with the leader (Reid) and accepted his apology. … We’re moving on,” Kaine told “Meet the Press.””Harry Reid made a misstatement. He owned up to it. He apologized. I think he is mortified by the statement he’s made. And I don’t think he should step down,” Democratic Senator Jack Reed told “Fox News Sunday.”

However, Republican are screaming foul and are not satisfied. Republicans and conservative bloggers were outrage about the hypocrasy. In 2002 then Senate Majority Trent Lott(R-MS) was ousted a majority leader because he made a joke about the late Senator Strom Thurman (R-SC) say American should elected Thurman was a controversial “Dixiecrat” who ran for President in 1948 against then Democratic incumbent President Harry Truman.  Lott was immediately removed from the Majority Leader position.

“If he (Lott) should resign, then Harry Reid should,” Republican Senator Jon Kyl told “Fox News Sunday.

While I do understand it was a backhanded compliment many in the black community would indeed be outraged if  let say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY) said something similar about let say former Representative JC Watts(R-OK) if he was running Democrats would call for McConnell removal as majority leader.

I am glad Steele spoke up while I admit may see as harmless to some blacks many others like Steele did not. As a black man speaking proper we criticized by some in the black community for trying to be white. But if we occasionally use slang in the community outside like Steele did for a improve Republicans image he excoriated by black leaders the same one that are coming to Reid defense.

The hypocrisy is so blatant it’s  not funny. Remember folks Americans do  not like double standards and they will remember on Election Day Senator Reid.

Reuters AlertNet service.