Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political Opinions and the Cinema Politico Movie of the Week: 11/26/11

Bookmark and Share    With less than 40 days to go before the Iowa Caucuses take place, this first holiday weekend of the holiday season is one of those rare times when we see and hear little news coming from the campaign trail. Iit will also be the last weekend for such little political news to report on for quite some time.  But in light of this brief lull, today’s Trunkline 2012 focuses on the opinions being offered from our fellows bloggers across the blogosphere.  And as is the case with every Saturday, we also offer you our movie of the week at White House 2012’s Saturday Cinema Politico.
  • If Romney doesn’t energize his campaign soon, somebody might actually try to win this race besides him.”
  • “Occupy The White House” Now In Full Throttle
  • Another victory for “smart power”
  • On Reversing the Immigration Magnet’s Polarities
  • Ron Paul is nuts
  • Will Congress try to duck the automatic cuts?
  • Moonbats Still Blame Sarah Palin for Gabby Giffords Shooting
  • Site of the Week2012Twit.com :  Most social media platforms are only as good as those who use them, nut some are still better than others.  For instance, Facebook is going through a transition which is currently making it less useful.  Twitter is however becoming more and more valuable when it comes to gathering useful information without a ot of chatter.  2012 Twit is a platform that enhances the use of Twitter, especially in the area of political information.  It provides a real time analysis of the 2012 presidential election on Twitter and if you don’t know about it yet, you should.
  • Sunday Morning News Programming: ABC -This Week With Christiane Amanpour The deficit-reduction talks; volunteerism; and access to clean water. Guests include Sen. Pat Toomey (R.-Pa.); Colin Powell; Matt Damon; Gary White (cofounder of water.org); and Bill Gates. – Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: One on One” series of interviews featuring the Republican presidential field with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman.Then, with the super committee failing to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the nation’s debt, how will Capitol Hill move to put our fiscal house in order? We’ll hear from two key Senate party leaders. Sen. Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois / Majority Whip. Sen. Jon Kyl, (R) Arizona / Minority Whip.  CBS Face the Nation: Authors Walter Isaacson, Michael Lewis, Condoleezza Rice and Kathryn Stockett.  NBC – The Chris Matthews Shows: A panel discusses American politics and whether talk-show host Rush Limbaugh used racially tinged language about first lady Michelle Obama.
  • File this under “I’m Sorry”: If White House 2012 is anything, it is honest, and it is that honesty which allows me to share this reader comment from Lou who writes;

“Love your site, but I’m finding the “typos” and missspelllings disconcerting. For no charge, I’ll review your copy before you post it. Isn’t it worth five minutes more to get it out “clean and sober”? I’m serious, guys. I’ll do it for no charge, in the interest of getting the message out without the annoying distractions. I hope to here from youse.”

-Lou F.

Lou is right and while I can try to offer excuses, any such attempts would be just that……excuses.  I myself have often found errors in the stories of others and thought to myself “how stupid”.  I recently read a piece from a prominent columnist who was writing about the flu season and wrote, “I hate how I always get dick”.  He meant “sick”.  That one slipped by (no pun intended….okay, maybe it is intended) the columnists, the editors, and the proofreader.  And they all get paid handsomely for their work.  Here at White House 2012, no one gets paid.  Ours is a labor of love and done out of passion for our beliefs.  However, finances or the lack thereof, are no excuse for sloppy work.  So to Lou and everyone else out there, I offer my apologies for typos, and misspelled words.  We may not be the New York Times but that is still not reason enough to not be better than them,……….which shouldn’t be too hard to do.

  • White House 2012′s Cinema Politico: This week’s feature presentation is Atomic Cafe.

This 1982 flick  provides a slight release of comic energy. The film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United States.  At least it’s considered paranoia now.

Click here to see the Movie. Registration with Hulu is required, but it is quick, easy, and free. Like White House 2012

 

Bookmark and Share

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and the Cinema Politico Movie of the Week 11/12/11

Bookmark and Share  Saturdays edition of  Trunkline 2012 reveals where to watch tonight’s debate, photo of Rick Perry’s debate preparation, Buddy Roemer’s bitter twitter, the California Supreme Court’s ruling for Mexican flag and against our American flag, Newtmentum, the Obama Administration’s praise of Jon Corzine’s economic expertise,  the guest lineup and topics of this Sunday’s morning news programs, this week’s Cinema Politico Saturday night movie feature, and as always, more.

  • Watch tonight’s CBS/National Journal Republican presidential debate on foreign policy live here, starting at 8:00 PM ET
  • Hours before the CBS/ National Journal foreign policy debate and Rick Perry Tweets: “Debate prep in Spartanburg, SC !! “http://t.co/uwdY27IN
  • A frustrated and inconsequential Buddy Roemer tweets I’ve decided to go to the movies tonight instead of tweeting the debate. Less BS.”  Aren’t we bitter? Maybe he should join OWS protesters and watch the debate with them.
  • Some Advice for Newt Gingrich from White House 2012
  • Turning an elephant into a Newt?   Newtmentum kicks in!
  • 10 character assassination attempts by liberals
  • NPR runs nasty hit piece on Herman Cain
  • Cain: I wouldn’t be Romney’s VP — but I’d consider being his secretary of defense
  • Ironic Flashback, 2009: Biden touts Jon Corzine as economic go-to guy for Team Obama
  • If this doesn’t piss you off, nothing will: California Students: Court Rules Mexican Flag Okay on May 5th – American Flag Not Okay on May 5th 
  • With Debt There is No DemocracySunday Morning Political News Program Guest lineup:

ABC’s “This WeekRoundtables on politics and Iran.   NBC’s “Meet the Press” 2012 GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee.   CBS’ “Face the Nation” 2012 GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Govs. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., and Haley Barbour, R-Miss.   CNN’s “State of the Union” Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa “Fox News Sunday” Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa.; Penn State student body President T.J. Bard; former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris.

W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.  Oliver Stone’s biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, chronicles a liberal view of  George W. Bush’s life from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign.

Bookmark and Share

W. - on Hulu (You need to register with Hulu to see the movie. Registration is quick, free, and easy)

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and the Cinema Politico Movie of the Week 11/05/11

Bookmark and ShareSaturdays edition of Trunkline reveals standout performances at Iowa’s Reagan Day Dinner, Scott Brown delivery of the weekly republican radio address, Mark Levin’s rousing Defending the Dream speech at the AFP conference, the top 10 Joe Bidenisms, Romney’s plan to cut $500 billion from the federal budget, and this week’s Cinema Politico Saturday night movie feature.

Doris “Granny D” Haddock was the nation’s oldest political newcomer. At 90, she laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections-making both friends and enemies inside the Washington beltway. At 94, still fed up with politics as usual, she jumped at an unexpected chance to run for U.S. Senate. With just four months until Election Day, Doris and her motley crew of political aces and amateurs craft a feisty campaign that personifies her democratic ideals of a government of, by and for the people.   This flick is largely promo for a liberal agenda that tries to exploit a 94 year old woman by pulling at your heart strings, but if you keep that in mind, its an interesting political profile.         

Bookmark and Share

To view the movie, you will have to register with Hulu. Registration is quick, easy, and free, just like White House 2012

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and the Cinema Politico Movie of the Week 10/29/11

Bookmark and Share

President Obam steps in it, Occupy WallStreet gives Mitt Romney a hand, Perry’ s ethanol problems, Cain campaign chatter picks up, Rick Santorum gets areound, Republicans deliver their weekly radio address, and White House 2012 gives you a peek at the Sunday morning talk shows and offers you a free ticket to this week’s Cinema Politico Saturday Night at the movies feature film.

  1. Fox News Sunday: Texas Governor Rick Perry is the headliner
  2. ABC’s This Week: Guests include Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas),  Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates,
  3. CNN’s State of the Union: Texas Congressman Ron  Paul and the President Obama’s chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod.
  4. CBS’s Face the Nation: Herman Cain
  5. NBC’s Meet the Press: White House senior adviser and ormer 2008 Obama campaign manager David Plouffe,
  6. Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital: Republican National  Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  7. C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Federal Housing Finance Agencyt acting director, Edward DeMarco, will be interviewed by the Wall  Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos.

Described as shocking and informative, SPLIT: A DIVIDED AMERICA takes a behind the scenes look at the partisanship dominating our politics. Balancing candid discussions with citizens coast to coast and commentary from some of the sharpest minds analyzing government and society today, it’s a cross-country investigation of democracy in America.    The film is from IndieFlix Studios and offers  a relativley surprising unbiased analysis that, while politically naive, is interested and worthy of a political junkies time.        

Bookmark and Share

You will be rquired to register with Hulu.com to view the movie for free. But registration is simple, quick and free.

Bookmark and Share

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and Cinema Politico Movie of the Week – 10/22/11

Bookmark and Share

This slightly comedic romance details the relationship between two people on the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Taking place during the course of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, a Republican man meets back up with a Liberal woman he knew in college. The two begin to fall in love, even though they each have trouble reconciling this new personal passion with their political passion. The tension each feels is exacerbated when a friend of the young woman reveals that he is going to be in apposition to disrupt the President’s speech at the convention. The film was shot on location during the actual 2004 Republican Convention, leading to the arrest of some of the filmmakers when they ended up capturing some of their footage without permission.  The flick really isn’t that good, but its different and if you’re reading this site, you’re probably the type who can’t pass up a movie dealing with politics, the Republican National Convention and a conservative vs. liberal ideological clash.

It stars, Matthew Mabe, Woodwyn Koons, Alek Friedman, Alicia Harding, and  Jennifer Brown.

Bookmark and Share

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and Cinema Politico Movie of the Week 10/15/11

Bookmark and Share

This film tells the unbelievable story of the Weathermen. The group of 1970’s radicals, fueled by outrage over the Vietnam War and racism in America, went underground throughout much of the decade to wage a grassroots war against the government.  Who knew that four decades later, some of the anti-American, domestic terrorists featured in this film would be supporters and friends of an American President.   Watch this intense documentary and learn all about Bill Ayers, the Chicago radical who held fundraisers in his home with and for President Obama.

Bookmark and Share

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and Cinema Politico Movie of the Week

Bookmark and Share
  • Herman Cain Wins Big! See complete Florida Presidency 5 Straw Poll results here
  • A No Confidence Vote in Orlando.  Was Herman Cain’s p5 win a protest vote?
  • Is South Carolina Governor & TEA movement favorite Nikki Haley, preparing to endorse Mitt Romney or Herman Cain?
  • Does Romney Truly Embrace Tea Party Principles?
  • Chris Christie Reconsiders 2012 President Bid….Supposedly
  • Missouri Republican Party Takes a Proactive Approach to March Presidential Primary Bill
  • Sen. Susan Collins Delivers Weekly GOP Address on Over-Regulation
  • Preview of the Sunday Morning Political News Shows, 9/25/11: 
  1. Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: White House senior adviser David Plouffe and Sen. Lindsey Graham What’s the President got planned for the next budget deal and how do we handle Pentagoon claims about Pakistan behind terrorist attacks.
  2. ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Advisor David Plouffe.
  3. NBC’s Meet the Press: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel; Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City (I); Donna Shalala President, University of Miami and Former Secretary of Health and Human Services; William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education; Tim Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics; Tavis Smiley, PBS.
  4. CBS’s Face the Nation: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and RNC Chair Reince Priebus.
  5. CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: David Plouffe, senior White House adviser; Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN); Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), author “Keeping the Republic.”
  6. CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post; David Shuster, Current TV; Craig Crawford, Congressional Quarterly; Ron Suskind, author and former Wall Street Journal senior national affairs reporter; Connie Schultz, former Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter; wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown.
  7. Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Christi Parsons of Tribune News; John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times; Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post; Susan Davis and Jim Tankersley of National Journal.
  8. Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  9. NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast; Helene Cooper, The New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; Michael Gerson, The Washington Post.
  • Saturday Night Politics at  White House 2012’s Cinema Politico:  This Saturday night’s political movie pick…….Anytown USA.

Brought to you by White house 2012 & Hulu.com, Anytown USA is a  funny and eye-opening look into a hard-fought mayoral race between a legally blind, blunt-speaking, conservative Republican incumbent, a retired Democrat brought back into the fray, and a legally blind write-in candidate, in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey. With its quirky characters, dilapidated infrastructure, and impassioned citizens, Bogota serves as the perfect backdrop for a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s political heart.

For anyone who is an experienced political hand, Anytown USA will have you saying, “Been there.  Done that”.  It is an amusing but real and ultimately, surprising, look at a political campaign that could be like any campaign in any town.  It offers a good look at the feelings that lie behind campaigns and which motivate the candidates.

Winner – Best Documentary – Minneapolis/St. Paul, Long Island, and Staten Island Film Festivals. Winner – Best Director – Trenton Film Festival. Official Selections – Atlanta and Newport Beach Film Festivals.

Bookmark and Share
%d bloggers like this: