Archive for Mit Romney

Big Willie Rocks tha House!

Posted in Playthell on politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 6, 2012 by playthell
When the Master Player Speaks Everybody Listens

He Told a Round Unvarnished Tale

With wit, erudition and soaring eloquence, Bill Clinton dropped some political science and took the nation to school last night.  In the course of his powerful and learned oration he transformed the esoteric polysyllabic language of policy wonks into epic poetry and mesmerized the audience.  Then he fashioned his rhetoric into a deadly weapon and demolished the pugnacious sophistry of the Grand Obstructionist Party, which has been masquerading as serious argument, and adroitly cast aspersions on their character, ethics and political acumen.  And he did it in grand style.

The audience was amped by the moving speakers that preceded him – representing business, labor, academia, and the women’s movement.  Hence the excitement was palpable; the atmosphere was electric.  The scene was tailor made for a great political polemicist who is also a very able orator.

With his infectious southern charm and rigorous intellect, Bill Clinton told the nation in no uncertain terms why we should reelect President Obama and reject the Republican bid for power.  And the case he made was deadly; it may have killed the Republican dreams of capturing the Oval Office.  Time and again he sparked the audience into rounds of tumultuous applause.  As he spoke I envisioned the Republican strategists, who thought it a good idea to play him up to dis President Obama, sitting at a table with a jug of moonshine and a pistol trying to decide who should put the gun to their head first.

A master of his trade, the art and science of political combat, Silver Tongue Willie skillfully laid out the essence of his argument in his opening statement.  “I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty,” he intoned.

Continuing to cite the President’s virtues he said: “I want to nominate a man who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before his election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression, a man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on a long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs he saved or created, there’d still be millions more waiting, worried about feeding their own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive.”

Then he celebrated the Presidents beliefs and personal judgement.  “I want to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside.  I want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new American dream economy, driven by innovation and creativity, by education….I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.”  My sentiments exactly!

After succinctly laying out the major themes of his argument, Clinton filled in the details with lawyerly precision and professorial erudition, spiked by a generous employment of humor delivered with brilliant comedic timing.  Elegant standard English was interspersed with folksy aphorisms rendered in witty southern colloquialisms, buttressed by powerful representative anecdotes.  His choice of facts in his comparative analysis went straight to the heart of the matter.

For instance when he pointed out that since 1961 the Republicans have held the Presidency longer than the Democrats but twice as many jobs were created under Democratic presidents.  And when he said of contemporary job creation: “President Obama four and a half million, the Republican congress Zero!”  He might also have added that the two great collapses of the American economy also took place under Republicans…who were pursuing the same policies Mitt Romney is advocating now.

But no matter, as the situation stood Big Willie put the Republican’s business in the street; aired their dirty laundry, and whipped their butts like runaway slaves.  Since his administration is a model of economic success, the former President was entirely believable when he said that no president, himself included, could have repaired the vast economic carnage from eight years of Republican mismanagement in just four years.  And he is eminently believable when he praises Barack’s policies and implores us to keep him on the job for four more years.

 United They Stand

A Formidable Tandum


Playthell G. Benjamin

Harlem, New York

August 6, 2012

Is Jay Z a Better Businessman Than Mitt?

Posted in Cultural Matters, Playthell on politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 23, 2012 by playthell

It’s all about the Benjamins!

 If Business Success is the Standard Why not Jay Z for Pres?

There is far too much hand wringing over the off the cuff statements made by Newark Mayor Corey Booker on TV last Sunday.  In a clumsy attempt to present an even-handed argument calling for an end to personal attacks and commencing an honest debate designed to find real solutions to the nation’s pressing problems, Booker ended up giving the Carl Rove crowd material for a political ad against President Obama.

Seizing on one statement by the Mayor in which he described ads interrogating Mitt Romney’s claims that he was “a jobs creator” during his career at Bain Capital as nauseating; Mitt’s Superpack had an ad of the Mayor popping off on the air faster than the cisco Kid could draw his guns.

But I say calm down fellow democrats.  If that’s the game the grand Obstructionist Party want to play I say bring it on!  There is no end to devastating criticism of Mitt’s business career by top Republicans. They are the ones who invented the term “vulture Capitalism” to describe The Mittsters business practices; and it’s all on video tape in living color!  Mitt Romney was a corporate raider, “private equity,” is the fancy term for it.  And the things he did were standard procedure.

Their goal is to increase the wealth of their investors. If that means leveraging a financially healthy company with big loans, then selling off the assets of that company and throwing workers who have given their lives to the company out on the streets with nothing – no pensions, no health care, NOTHING!

Those who argue that this is just the normal working of capitalism are introducing a dangerous conservation that could well come back to bite them in the ass.  Because opening the eyes of many people who have never questioned the ethics and methods of capitalism could prove hazardous to the Plutocrat’s health.

One does not have to be an economist to understand that Mitt is not a “Captain of Industry;” someone who creates new industries that employ masses of workers – like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Henry M. Flagler, Andrew Carnegie, et al.  Nor was Mitt a creator of new hi-tech industries that have changed the world for the better, while amassing his personal fortune – men like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, et al.  And compared to any of these men, the money Mitt has made in business is a pittance!

A Business Wunderkind? 

The Mittster During his Bain Capital Days

To the average American 250 million dollars sounds like a vast fortune.  Most of us cannot even fathom what it means to have that much money, and when we think about it most believe it would make all their dreams come true – especially people like this writer who have everything they want but money!  But Mitt is just what that rotund braggart and concumate bullshit artist Donald Trump said he is: “a small business guy from Boston.”

That’s why a lot of the really big money guys left where they were and came to the Apple – multibillionaires like Mort Zuckerman – a native Bostonian – and Mike Bloomberg.  There are hedge fund managers here in the Apple that makes a billion dollars a year!  Mitt ain’t even that impressive a businessman when compared to some rappers.

Puffy’s net worth is estimated to be double that of Mitt’s. Will Smith, Master P. and Hip hop impresario Russell Simmons are all estimated to have fortunes that equal or exceed that of The Mittster’s.  Brooklyn boxer Mike Tyson blew 250 Million dollars before he was 35.  Jay Z, who had neither a rich father, white skin, nor two degrees from Harvard law and Business Schools, presides over a billion dollar business empire that he emerged fom the Marcy projects in Brooklyn and created out of nothing!

“Jigga,” as he is affectionately known in the hood, is also one of the creators of the multi-billion hip hop industry which is influencing pop culture worldwide. Yet Mitt has chosen to ignore his tenure as Governor – which was nothing to brag about since Massachusetts ranked 47 of fithy states under his leadership – and make his carrer at Bain Capital the yardstick by which hr is to be measured for the presidency.

But if business acumen, and showing great judgment in choosing a wife – Mitt married a dependent Mormon houswife, while Jay Z’s wife is not only beautiful and gracious; she is almost as rich as him from her own efforts – then why not Jay Z for President?  Especially since the only Harvard MBA to serve as US President wrecked the economy and we are still trying to recover from it.   I’m just trying to keep it real yhall!

Jay Z and Wife Byonce


 Presidential Material?

Playthell G. Benjamin

Harlem, New York

May 23, 2014