Bill has some wishes for what went down in the President’s lunch with Mitt Romney. Bill hopes that the President rubbed his victory in especially after Romney kept saying the President was a one term President. Bill says, “guess what Mittens baby, you were dead wrong.” Bill notes that the President’s margin of victory keeps growing and Romney’s numbers have shrunk to 47 percent. Bill says, “Romney is now part of the 47 percent he complained about, serves him right.”
Bill looks at marijuana legislation and says that it’s the next big issue facing the Obama Administration. He wonders what the President will do about Colorado and Washington after both states legalized the use of recreational pot. Bill asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about this at the briefing but Carney said it was a DOJ matter. Bill says, “the decision is not Eric Holder’s to make, it’s President Barack Obama’s. Does he really want our justice department wasting its time and money arresting pot heads?”
Bill Press says that the Petraeus sex scandal “certainly qualifies as one of the steamiest, sleaziest, silliest soap operas America has ever seen.” Bill thinks if anybody’s head should roll, “it is the head of the FBI.” Why did they launch a formal investigation in the first place? Why are they wasting time looking into anybody’s sex life? Keep your zipper up, Petraeus.
A week after the election, Bill takes a bigger look back at what we learned and how the country voted. Bill says, “Obama blew Romney away,” voters made the clear choice, Obama’s agenda over Romney’s agenda. Voters not only gave the President four more years but the “green light” to proceed with his agenda.
Bill Press was at the White House last Friday when rumors were flying that David Petraeus, the director of the CIA, was resigning. Turns out the reason for his sudden departure was an extramarital affair. Bill asks if it’s worth destroying his career over. Why should a good leader have to resign over an affair? If this were the case, Washington, D.C., would be a ghost town. Petraeus is known to have had an affair with Paula Broadwell, his official biographer.
Bill Press looks closer at the president’s victory with Latino voters. Noting that President Obama won 71 percent of the Latino vote nationwide, Bill lists some of Obama’s accomplishments for Latino voters, including sponsoring the Dream Act, naming Hilda Solis to his cabinet and appointing Sonia Maria Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Bill says, “If Republicans want Latino votes, they are going to have to work hard to deserve them.”
Bill Press mourns the loss of former Democratic Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, saying McGovern was a “patriot and a fighter.” Bill calls him a proud liberal and notes that McGovern was the first U.S. senator to stand up against Vietnam and that he was a fighter for civil rights. Bill says it took McGovern’s death “for him to get the recognition he deserves.”
Bill is elated that New York Mayor Bloomberg has endorsed President Obama. Bloomberg says that he endorsed the President because of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy. Bill says, “President Obama alone realizes the importance of climate change and that climate change is one of the causes of Sandy’s powerful punch unlike Mitt Romney.” Bill notes that President Obama is committed to the issue of climate change in his second term. Bill says, “Bloomberg endorsed the right man and put his finger on the most important issue of our time.”
Bill recaps the final debate and says that two totally different men took the stage. Bill says, “President Obama showed knowledge and Romney showed nothing but confusion.” Bill says that the debates did serve a good purpose. Bill says, “They show the American people that Mitt Romney is not qualified to be President of the United and that President Obama deserves another four years.”
Bill is fired up about Florida Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to extend early voting in Florida. He says, “Republicans are trying to steal the election.” Bill notes that some people in Florida did not get to vote until 1am and some did not get to vote at all. Bill says, “ask yourself when is the last time you heard Mitt Romney condemn any efforts by Republican governors to suppress the vote, never.”
Bill Press is fired up about the number of lies Mitt Romney told in the presidential debates. He says that in the final debate, Romney told 24 lies in 41 minutes according to ThinkProgress. Bill says that we got “three debates and three packs of lies.” He points out Romney’s untruths about Syria and reversing health care reform. Bill insists that nothing Romney says is to be believed.
On Election Day, Bill is truly inspired. He says that he voted through absentee ballot three weeks ago in California, but if he could, he would vote for President Obama again today. He says he can’t remember an election where more is at stake. Bill says that Romney doesn’t care about anybody but his millionaire friends. He says, “You must get out and vote, and vote Obama.”
Bill Press sounds off on what he sees as two new leadership failures for Mitt Romney. He says Romney failed by continuing to stand by Richard Mourdock despite Mourdock’s recent comments regarding rape. Bill notes Romney also remained silent after Donald Trump’s recent requests for the president’s passport and college records. Bill says, “Mitt Romney is no leader now, and he never will be.”
Bill Press says that he’s been through a lot of elections, “but this win is sweeter than all the rest.” He gives the credit to the president himself for building a great record and being a great candidate. Bill says, “President Obama deserved to win” and notes that Romney had nothing to run on other than that he is not President Obama. Bill stresses that the American people have had enough gridlock on the Hill and now is the time to move forward.
Bill sounds off that there is a “chorus of republican voices trying to immunize the brutality of rape.“ He says Richard Murdock, the republican Senate candidate in Indiana, doesn’t stand alone. Bill says Paul Ryan has tried to re-define rape and Murdock is still trying to minimize his comments. Bill is adamant. Rape is rape and it is a crime, period.