Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Madness GOP 2016

I know it is kind of early for looking at the 2016 Presidential election, but I figured in the spirit of March Madness we should see where the GOP is right now.

1: Marco Rubio

16: Rob Portman/ John Huntsman

8: John Kasich

9: Scott Walker

5: Paul Ryan

12:  Rick Perry

4: Bobby Jindal

13: Kelly Ayotte

6: Nikki Haley

11: Ben Carson

3: Rand Paul

14: Newt Gingrich

7: Mike Huckabee

10: Condaleeza Rice

2: Chris Christie

15: Jeb Bush

Now, these brackets are as where the various possible candidates stand as of right now. The one person I have seeded probably too highly is Nikki Haley, but whenever she is in front of an audience, she really gets the crowd going. Now, Rubio should be able to get by either Huntsman or Portman at this point with his more conservative prowess and both Huntsman and Portman more moderate as of this point. 8 seeded Kasich and 9 seeded Walker is a very intriguing match up, both conservative governors in swing states. My bias leans toward Kasich for the fact that I am from Ohio and the fact that he has worked in Washington before as Budget Committee chairman. A lot will be decided here on the 2014 election, but this is where I stand right now, Kasich should squeak by. In the 5/12 match up between Ryan and Perry is really a no brainer. Perry has shown on the national stage he cannot speak, and Ryan is very good at speaking on the National stage. Ryan should win in a blowout. The match up between Jindal and Ayotte is also very intriguing, but I think that Jindal pulls it out with about ten percent to go. UPSET ALERT! That is what I am saying between Haley and Neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Carson is a rising star and a dark horse while Haley has not been able to get the attention she deserves. Carson should be able to actually upset pretty handily as of right now. Huckabee and Rand should pass by pretty easily. With the 2/15 match up between Bush and Christie largely depends on who the establishment decides to pour in the money for, right now I would say that it looks a lot like Christie, but that is libel to change. So here is how things look right now.

1: Rubio

8: Kasich

5: Ryan

4: Jindal

11: Carson

3: Paul

7: Huckabee

2: Christie

I am predicting that the final four will look like this:





I am predicting the championship will look like this:



Champion (Right Now) Paul

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sequestration Blame Game

Now, I am puzzled right now. President Barack Obama just came of a victory over republicans not just in the Presidential election, but he got his way with the Fiscal cliff, got a controversial Chuck Hagel through the Senate to become secretary of Defense, and it seemed like he was having his way with Republicans. So why did he make it sound like the Sequester was the end of Western Civilization as we know it, and blamed the Republicans while at it.

First of all, the sequester will not be terribly devastating, especially considering we are living in a 3 trillion dollar budget and we will still add 15 billion in spending when all is said and done. I am not saying it is a good thing, but why make it sound like the most devastating thing in the history of America? What does he gain? Especially when everyone can look on the internet and see that it was his proposal.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rubio or Obama

A couple of days ago, I watched President Obama's State of the Union Address, and I have to say, I was surprised. I wasn't surprised at how good he did, but rather how he said so much without actually saying anything. Contrast that with Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida, and he took about a third of the time to say about three times the amount that Obama had said. His message was good, but no one really knows what it actually was because everyone focused on his little drink he took near the latter part of his speech. Is this right? No. Does it matter? No. Because the media holds complete control of the message in the country. Please comment on your thoughts.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Where is civility

If you have seen some of my earlier posts or any of my comments on other blogs, you will see a recurring idea I keep making is that the political and ideological world is no longer has the civility it used to, so I will back it up with this post.

To start with, I will give a couple of examples of older civility. The first example I have is Ronald Reagan with the Democrat speaker of the house Tip O'Neil.

Tip O'Neil fought Reagan tooth and nail in the talks through balancing the budget, but then they could have a good laugh together afterward.

Even in the 90s, Bill Clinton could work with the Republicans, like John Kasich, as long as Newt Gingrich wasn't involved.

But today in America, there is no civility. I mean, can you honestly see Paul Ryan and Barack Obama working together getting anything done? The only way to survive this time of division is if we become more civil with each other, so please comment on your thoughts, especially if you are a different ideology than me and see if we can begin to become more civil when we disagree.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boy Scouts ending ban on Gays

Well, in the Liberal society of today, it isn't surprising that another traditional industry is about to be forced to change its rules from what they were created. It isn't official, but the Boy Scouts are just about ready to crumble before the liberal society of today. The traditional American organization is considering to open the door to reversing the ban on Gays, and merge with the growing trend of society today. I have always admired the Boy Scouts for how they would not crumble before society. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I believe that having gay men go into the Boy Scouts on camping trips and other activities is just asking for trouble, where they would get to see other boys change in a cabin or in the shower. I'm not saying the gays are bad people. In fact, I have met a few gay people in my life and I was actually friends with some of them, but that doesn't mean I agree with their life style. I think that another traditional American organization has just crumbled. Please comment on your thoughts below.

My Top 25-Men's Basketball week 13

I won't do this every week, but after 17 losses by ranked teams, 14 by unranked opponents, I want to. Here is my top 15.

1: Michigan
2: Kansas
3: Indiana
4: Florida
5: Syracuse
6: Arizona
7: Duke
8: Oregon
9: Ohio State
10: Butler
11: Gonzaga
12: Michigan State
13: Louisville
14: Creighton
15: Kansas State
16: Missouri
17: Wichita State
18: Kansas State
19: Ole Miss
20: Creighton
21: New Mexico
22: Minnesota
23: Cincinnati
24: Wisconsin
25: Marquette

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tim Tebow-Terrible?

I have read many articles recently talking about Tim Tebow, calling him 'Controversial' and 'Terrible'. I ask you one question. Why?

First of all, why would anyone call Tim Tebow a terrible quarterback? He is one of the best quarterbacks in College Football history by most accounts. Most people for some reason seem to question Tim Tebow being able to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, but why? When he started at Denver in 2011, he took a team that was 1-4 and turned them into an 8-8 team, leading them to a miraculous win against the Steelers in a wild card playoff game. Is this a quarterback who is actually terrible. All that matters is that a team wins, and Tim Tebow could win games. He may not be the most consistent quarterback in the NFL, but that is because he hasn't been given a single chance. In the season before 2011, there was the NFL lockout, and he barely got to practice in the preseason. He has never been yet in the preseason practiced as a starting quarterback. If he could 7 games in a season where he barely practiced and wasn't prepared to be a starting quarterback, isn't it possible if someone would give him a chance that he could be one of the greats?
His style of play is strange, and it needs a different type of offense. His style of play reflects that of Robert Griffin III of the Redskins and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks, and look at the success they have had. It is the way the sport of Football is going. Would someone tell me why they wouldn't accept Tim Tebow's style of play and give him a chance as starter?