November 5, 2012
October 15, 2012
So who is winning the 2012 Left Call “Front Yard Sign” Poll (South Carolina style)? Before revealing the results, I’ll preface by saying that this poll closely resembles Obama’s performance in the first presidential debate. In other words, it ain’t pretty. After driving around various Myrtle Beach, South Carolina neighborhoods today the unofficial 2012 Left Call “Front Yard Sign” Poll goes to Romney-Ryan in a landslide. In fact, its a clean sweep. Not one Obama-Biden sign in a 2 hour survey of front yards. In fact, the only Obama signs that could be found are affixed to my 2011 Honda Fit (the unofficial Obama-mobile) as I drive through neighborhoods, offering friendly waves to residents who are out walking their dogs. And in many cases there were 3 or 4 houses in a row with Romney-Ryan signs. Of course these results should not come as a surprise as South Carolina is the state that still flies the confederate flag on it’s statehouse.
October 9, 2012
The media’s unwillingness or inability to consistently fact-check politicians and other high-profile newsmakers, is one of the primary reasons this blog exists. The Left Call is not a fact-checking site, but I do my best to represent the facts and then tell it as I see it. Yes, I have liberal bias, but I do not have an “us” vs. “them” style agenda. My goal is not to defeat Republicans or defeat conservatives. My goal is to promote and achieve civil rights, equality, tolerance — In other words, freedom and liberty for all.
September 29, 2012
The Left Call is actively conducting an unscientific “bumper sticker poll” as part of our election 2012 coverage. So what is the Left Call Bumper Sticker Poll? It’s simple actually — I determine who is leading this election by the number of bumper stickers I see on cars. Whether it’s “Obama – Biden”, “Mitt Romney – Believe In America”, “Obama 2012” or “Romney – Ryan” — I count it and file it away in my cranial data banks for later retrieval and analysis.
July 30, 2012
Have you noticed a lack of big ideas coming from both campaigns when it comes to the economy? Both the Obama and Romney camps are playing it safe. Neither campaign is offering any bold proposals to get the economy going, and instead are relying on a minefield of negative ads telling us why the other guy is worse for the economy.
July 7, 2012
Another jobs report, more spin by both sides. The reality is that the economy is creating jobs but it’s not really improving, it’s just treading water. Unfortunately many think Romney would do a better job, but he and his fellow Republicans are what stand between the current stagnant economy and an economy creating the jobs needed to return to full employment. When Romney says Obama’s policies aren’t working he is being disingenuous. Obama’s policies are the American Jobs Act, proposed last September, but Republicans want nothing to do with it. Why? Because it would work.
June 25, 2012
Liberals and progressives already know voter suppression is the goal of the strict new voter ID laws passed by Republicans in many states. Republicans say the laws are needed because of voter fraud. This is of course bullshit because there is no voter fraud problem. No, the real goal is voter suppression. Republicans don’t care to win over minorities, instead they will do their best to make sure minorities (who overwhelming support Democrats) are unable to vote this November. Old, white Republicans see the writing is on the wall. They know how the demographics are shifting in this country. Instead of embracing change and trying to gain support of minorities, especially African-Americans, Republicans are instead doubling down on racism, bigotry and well, just plain old being an asshole.