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So, here we are again.  Things sure are getting interesting, aren’t they?  As we move along in this race that isn’t really quite a race yet, we find ourselves with our first real showdown.  The Democrats led by the great Harry Reid (read sarcasm <—  here) are demanding that Mitt Romney turn over his tax returns.  Why?  Because they think that Mitt has done something unscrupulous with his finances over the last few years.  This was backed by our president, yes ladies and gentlemen, the leader of the free world when he said that he would lay off the attack ads if Romney turned over his last five years worth of IRS tax returns.

Now, as I remember it, we had a similar situation about..oh…four years ago.  A young upstart senator decided he wanted to run for president.  But, there was a problem.  He wasn’t a U.S. citizen.  Or was he?  Was he born in Kenya?  Or was it Hawaii?  Did he lose his citizenship when he lived in Indonesia?  Hmmm…how do we solve this issue?  I’m pretty sure John McCain never said, “well Barrack, we’ll stop the attack ads if you turn over your birth certificate.”  Nope, that scenario never played out.

Were there conspiracy theorists that demanded the certificate?  Absolutely.  In fact, as I understand it, the “birther” conspiracy continues today, even after a scanned copy of the certificate has been produced.  My point is, the opposition (then, John McCain) never stooped to that level.  He let it go.  It was beneath him.  As it should be beneath President Obama.  I mean, let’s face it.  There’s plenty of things we should be asking the president for.

How about his college records that have been sealed and are gone forever. That’s not relevant?

How about the real reason he gave up his license to practice law?  We don’t need to know?

Why did he go by a different name when he was in college?  Anyone ever hear of a guy named Barry Soetoro?  That’s your president, ladies and gentlemen.  They’re one and the same.

Finally, since we’re talking about releasing papers, why doesn’t President Obama release the documents relating to the Fast and Furious investigation.  Why did he allow Mr. Holder to utilize executive privilege and seal those documents.  And you people say George W. Bush was a criminal…

This man is currently the president.  He already has the job.  I’m more concerned about his tax returns and the other shady dealings that he’s had than the guy who might be president.

Besides, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Mickey Mouse all have one thing in common.  They’re not the president, therefore have no obligation to turn over jack nor shit.  When they get the job (and for this country’s sake let’s hope that’s true) they’ll turn over everything they’re required to.  Just like President Obama did…oh wait….

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So, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything and that’s only because nothing has really gotten me fired up.  I’ve been pretty mellow, and if you know me, that’s kind of hard to believe.  As I was scrolling through the usual crap on Facebook wall…or page…or timeline…or whatever the hell it’s called this week (and oh, when I say crap I’m not referring to the awesome stuff all my friends post, just usual blather of all the politico pages I subscribe to) I came across an item that said:

“General Petraeus to run as Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential Candidate!”

Holy shit!  For reals?  I’m fired up again.  I’m ready to write about something meaningful.  I’m ready to write about something current.  And this is it.  Why this country needs a hero.

I don’t give a shit what you think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I don’t, plain and simple.  Unless you’re in the military or have served honorably in the military, you have no idea what it’s like to leave the people and place you love and travel 4,000 miles to a place you can’t spell to help people you don’t know for a cause you don’t understand.  And I don’t give two shits how many times these politicians say they know how we feel and know what is going on.  They don’t.  Clinton didn’t.  Bush Jr. didn’t and Barrack Obama sure as hell doesn’t.  And for that matter, Mitt Romney hasn’t got a clue either. But…General Petraeus does.  Not only was he there in both conflicts, leading from the front, but he wrote the book on our foreign policy.  There is nobody that understands foreign policy better than this man.  Trust me.  I’ve met him.  Hell, when I was in Iraq, my office was just down the street from his.

My point is, the man is a military hero.  And that’s what we need.  Now, you left leaning folks will probably disagree with me.  “The last thing we need is some war mongering, baby killing, napalm shooting, barbarian in the white house.”  To that I will say, yes we do.  And since this is my blog, I win.

We’re at war, folks.  Any way you want to shake it, we’re at war.  Your great savior, Mr. Obama got us out of Iraq (which is still blowing itself halfway to hell everyday, by the way) but we’re still at war.  He can stand up on the stage and say we’re prematurely pulling out of Afghanistan like a teenager on prom night, but the fact is, we’re still at war.  There are crazies everywhere.  I’m not just talking about the ones with the funny clothes who pray towards Mecca six times a day.  I’m talking about Russians, I’m talking about Chinese, I’m talking about people that look just like you and I who want to do harm to this country.  We need a strong military minded presence in the White House and I believe that by Mitt bringing the general on board, that gives us that presence.  I’ll tell you what, when the time comes, I’d rather have Mitt in there taking his advice from the greatest military leader in the last generation than Barrack taking advice from that bumbling idiot he’s got as his right hand man.  Think about it.