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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Da Bears Fan: Video: NFL Films: NFL 1978-Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants: Miracle at The Meadowlands

This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Press

One of the interesting things about this game is that both the Eagles and Giants were still in the NFC PLayoff race at this point. I believe this was week 11 maybe 12 in the NFL and I don’t think the Giants won another game in 1978 finishing 6-10. The Eagles made the NFC Playoffs in 1978 for the first time since 1960, but they were a 9-7 wildcard team that won some games that they shouldn’t of, like this one being an obvious example of that. And perhaps lost some games they shouldn’t of. And without this victory, the Eagles miss the playoffs again in 1978.

The obvious facts here are the Giants shouldn’t have ran the ball at all. They already had a kneel down play with QB Joe Pisarcik falling down on the ball on first down and then for some reason they ran the ball for an eleven yard gain on second down. But Pisarcik falls down on the ball two more times and the ball game is over, because the Eagles didn’t have any timeouts left. This is a game that makes or breaks a team’s season, especially if they are a borderline playoff team or even a borderline winning team. Like the Eagles and Giants were in 1978.
Giants Stadium

VOA News: Democrats Gain Senate Strength, Republicans Hold Onto House

Montana not official yet but it looks like Senate Democrats hold on but added one seat to their majority. And House Republicans not only kept their majority but held steady, meaning status quo in Congress.

The New Republic: Jonathan Cohn: President Obama Won A Mandate To Take America Further Forward

Obama Won A Mandate On Election Day To Take America Further Forward | The New Republic

CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergin made the point last night, because of how well President Obama. And perhaps other Democrats did with Latino Americans, that the President won a mandate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. And that he could put the Republican House in a tight spot, as well as an opportunity for them to reach out to Latinos by embracing Immigration Reform. That goes further then just closing the border or securing the border that deals with the 10-15M Illegal Immigrants in the. Country short of attempting to deport all of them, that entered the country illegally but haven't committed other felonies. And  I believe David Gergin is right and the President would be smart to push for this and even put a plan on the table and at least see if he can get any movement in the Democratic Senate on it. Republicans are simply going to have to be able to reach out to non Caucasian voters in the country as their share. Of the voting population shrinks and the minority share continues to grow.

So I believe the President would be smart to take up Comprehensive Immigration Reform right after the financial. Situation and economy is hopefully successfully addressed but as far as that goes, I believe the President would also be smart and won a mandate to push. For a more balance approach to Deficit Reduction, that yes includes cuts, savings and reforms but also includes new revenue. The 250K$ figure letting the Tax Cuts expire for people making more then that won't happen no matter what. At least in the next Congress but the President would be smart to raise that cap to 500K$ to a million dollars and if. Republicans says no to that, he would be able to successfully make the case that Republicans are protecting the. Millionaires and holding Tax Cuts for the Middle Class hostage, as well as move to cut Tax Loopholes to pay for Deficit Reduction.

The Hill: Alexander Bolton: Senate Leader Reid Extends Olive Branch to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell Ahead of Lame Duck

Reid extends olive branch to Boehner and McConnell ahead of lame duck - The Hill

These three will have a lot of work to do in the next couple of months and are going to have to work together. To get anything done.

FRSFreeState: ABC News: President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012: Barack Obama Once Again Making American History

Before I get into President Obama's victory tonight, I want to mention the historic accomplishments. Of it, in 2008 Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States, as well as the first African period to be elected. Chief of State anywhere in the World outside of Africa and the Caribbean, you might be able to make the case. That America is behind the rest of the Developed World in some key areas but Race Relations in not one. Of them where we are actually ahead of the rest of the Developed World and in 2012 Barack Obama becomes the first African American to be reelected President of the. United States, as well as the first African to be reelected Chief of State outside of Africa and. The Caribbean, these are simply things that no one else in the World of his racial and ethnic background. Have ever accomplished and if it does happen again and I believe it will and it will happen again in. America, Barack Obama will always be the first and the other historic accomplishment that happened tonight. Barack Obama being the second Democrat to be reelected President of the United States since Franklin Rosevelt.

I could mention that Barack Obama was the first President to be reelected with an economy this weak. Since 1936 again with FDR but a big part of that had to do with President Obama's competition. More interested in defeating one man then actually winning the Presidency and putting an agenda across that a majority of the country could get behind and reaching out to. Those people, if you've read this blog on a regular basis you know that I've been calling this election for the President. At least since the summer and why is that, its because of the Midwest, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as Pennsylvania. President Obama took a big step towards his reelection back in 2009 with the auto bailouts, that were unpopular at the time but. Once people in these States saw the benefits of them, like not losing their jobs or gaining jobs, Ohio being a State that. Has a lower unemployment rate then the national average and Mitt Romney coming out against the auto bailouts. In 2008-09, the people in these States could see the difference.

As far as President Obama's speech tonight, I thought he hit all of the tones thanking his Vice President. Thanking his staff, all of those volunteers, every American who voted and then making an attempt to appeal to people who didn't vote to him by basically saying that we are. A great country because of our political diversity but we've always come together when we needed. To address the problems in front of us and this is that moment again and its time to be the United States. Rather then the Red States or Blue States or something pretty close to that. I would've added something to the effect that we have huge problems ahead of us that have to be. Addressed quickly and its time for both parties to come together now to address them, because we have to solve them. But I believe he did a very good job there.

Just as a Democrat, this is one of the best nights of my life, to see Democrats win not only reelection. In the White House, but retain the Senate for the third straight election and if anything increasing their numbers by 1-2 seats in the Senate. And Democrats having now won 4-6 Presidential Elections, so all in all a great night for Democrats but still a lot of work. Ahead for us and Republicans in the short and long terms.