Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and Cinema Politico Movie of the Week for 10/8/11


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Brought to you by White house 2012 & Hulu.com, The Good Pope is a poignant retelling of the story of Pope John XXIII.  He was Pope for only 4 years, seven months and six days when he died of stomach cancer on the 3rd June 1963.  His lived during a period of profound change, and a time which produced some of the most significant events of the 20th Century and once he became Pope, he also  produced some of the most significant events in the contemporary history of the Catholic Church.

Bob Hoskins stars as The Good Pope.

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Trunkline 2012: Tuesday Tidbits From The Republican Presidential Race – 9/20/11

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To this, White House 2012 writes;

In ’68 President Johnson, delivered  a speech regarding the war that was raging on in Vietnam. But at the very end, he shocked the nation with the following words;

“Believing this as I do, I have concluded that I should not permit the Presidency to become involved in the partisan divisions that are developing in this political year.

With America’s sons in the fields far away, with America’s future under challenge right here at home, with our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace in the balance every day, I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office–the Presidency of your country.”

 Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my Party for another term as your President.”

Given the seriousness of our national debt and budget problems, problems which our own Secretary of Defense defined as a national security issue, is it that hard to see President Obama do the same as Johnson? Can any one not see President Obama say the following after delivering another speech about the economy?;

“I have concluded that I should not permit the Presidency to become involved in the partisan divisions that preventing us from making the hard decisions that are required to reduce our debt and get our economy back on track.

With America’s working force sidelined, with America’s future being challenged right here at home and abroad, with our hopes and the children’s hopes for propsperity in the balance every day, I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office–the Presidency of your country.

 Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my Party for another term as your President.”

President Obama does not need to actually mean those words. He does not need to believe those words, but by saying them, he will give his Party a fighting chance in 2012 and as a lame duck President, he will create the opportunity for liberal leadership to come out of Congress,fill the void that he has created, and allow for a new voice to offer a viable liberal vision for his Party.

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Trunkline 2012 Tuesday Evening Election News Roundup: Treats and Tweets From the Campaign Trail : 8/23/11

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Election News: Trunkline 2012 Evening News Summary for April 19, 2011

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Passover: Celebration of Freedom

Santorum Is Middle of the Road on GOP Recognition, Intensity

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Son Invited To Pose For Playgirl

Jeb crushes Obama in Florida

Pol predicts Andrew Cuomo to be VP

Iowa begins to take stock of the GOP field

The Election 2012 Soundtrack

Rand Paul files for re-election to the US Senate

Why President Obama was not born in Kenya

Emerging liberal meme: We gotta stop being so gosh-darned tolerant!

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Election News: Trunkline 2012 Evening News Summary for April 17, 2011

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Trunkline 2012: Wednesday Tid Bits From the Campaign Trail

A roundup of todays tidbits from the campaign trail;

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Thursday’s 2012 Republican Presidentail News Roundup

A roundup of todays tidbits from the campaign trail;

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