I am a supporter of President Obama, but I am not blind and there is something wrong in the White House. There are too many things going wrong and even his most ardent supporters should be asking questions. The Republicans have politicized the Benghazi tragedy from day one, but there are some valid questions that need to be answered. It is not enough to say that the tragedy has become a political football. While that might be true it does not preclude the need to answer valid questions associated with the incident. The IRS has been targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny when they were seeking tax exempt status. The president has denounced their actions, but that is really not enough. The fact is who told them to do it? There has to be some kind of electronic paper trail and that needs to be investigated. This is not some kind of low level shenaningans. Some officials higher up the food chain need to be held accountable. The latest is the DOJ going after the Associated Press. C’mon man. The government investigating the press. This is simply wrong and it is not less wrong because we like the occuppant in the White House it is wrong on its face, but how did the administration get so far off the rails, and how will they get back on the rails? First thing they have to do is be accountable and not just look to shift blame to the Bush administration, the conservatives or whoever else might be convenient. Democrats have to move away from a defensive posture to an assertive posture. They need to be asking the tough questions too. The fact is we know that the Republicans take delight in all of these calamitous events coming to a head at once, but that can not be a reason not to address the issues. The president’s supporters can not put on blinders or put our heads in the sand. We have to hold the president accountable. We have to hold him up to the standards he set. We can not let him off the hook because we admire him because he is the first black president and we simply are still enthralled by that narrative. We had no problem when we criticized other administrations but we have been timid in calling out wrong with this one. I still support the president and it is early in this second and last term. We should not abandon the promise but if we want the promise to turn into a productive and fruitful second term we have got to make it happen, and that is not going to be comfortable for anyone.
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DOJ battles Associated Press, IRS battles Conservatives and there are more questions about Benghazi…when did the Obama administration go off the rails?
Bill Maher is a raving liberal with an attitude. He is known for making outrageous remarks. He has often questioned the way the president acts and he has said when he voted for a black president he expected one. Maher’s fanatasy black man is a “gangsta” foul mouthed type who refuses to take any stuff off “whitey”. So the President does not fit his stereotype and apparently Wayne Brady does not fit it either. Yesterday while appearing on HuffPost Live Wayne Brady responded to Maher and let him know he is not the baromenter of blackness. Maher does get a pass because he is a liberal. If he was not no one would let him pigeonhole the black experience into his own self delusional box.
OJ Simpson was aquitted of the murders of his ex wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He was not found innocent, but the jury felt the evidence did not support a murder conviction. We are not going to argue the merits of the jury’s findings, but when Simpson committed an armed robbery a few years ago the court threw the book at him. Now Simpson is seeking a new trial or an overturning of the verdict because he does not feel his attorney gave him competent representation. Simpson appears much heavier and much grayer and he came to court in a prison jumpsuit. Simpson never fully realized the disdain the public had for him after his first trial. They saw Simpson as a man that got away with murder and if he had fully grasped the hatred he would have drifted off into the sunset and lived the rest of his days out of the public eye. He didn’t do that he chose to live out loud and he still felt the sense of entitlement afforded to NFL loyalty, but that ship had sailed and Simpson still thought he had a ticket. Now Simpson is simply an inmate and he is eligible for parole in 2017, and if he does survive he will be 70, and America will still be mad at him, and he will probably die behind bars.
WWJD? Not this. Should pastors do a reality show? Reality shows are about manufactured drama. There is really nothing real about them, but in some cases the cast members become famous (NeNe leakes and Bethanny Frankel come to mind), but should you mix church into this kind of stuff? Share your thoughts.
In politics it never too early to hit an opponent. Even if you don’t have a candidate running against them. American Crossroads created this ad as a strike against possible candidate Hillary Clinon. At this point she is a private citizen but that does not stop Karl Rove and the gang. My question is will this controversy stick? In an era of news by the minute in 2016 will we still be talking about Benghazi? Share your thoughts.
How do we define terrorism? Must the act be done by Islamic extremists? The Boston Bombers set off bombs at the Boston marathon and they were immediately branded as terrorists. They targeted a public event and they killed and maimed many of the people in attendance. Yesterday 3 young men targeted a Mother’s Day parade and shot over 12 people. Should this also be defined as terrorism and if not why not?
I have been a fan of Survivor since the series started 13 years ago. It is compelling television to watch people leave their comfortable lives to come to deserted islands and learn how to survive with minimal help from series production. We have seen the best and the worst in people, and this cycle was no different. Two women characters were front and center last night. Brenda, the beautiful and selfless contestant who believed nice girls could actually win and weeping mom Dawn. Dawn would cry at the drop of a hat and proclaim her love for so many of her competitors. During the series Dawn actually lost her lower partial in a stream. Brenda heard her wailing in the woods and she ran to her rescue. Brenda dived in and retrieved her partial and Dawn proclaimed her love for Brenda but an episode later Dawn was the swing vote in voting Brenda off the island. Brenad actually thought the “island” friendship was genuine, but like all things on the island it was temporary. That brings us to last night’s finale. At the tribal council Brenda said that she had seen Dawn at her most vulnerable and Dawn had even said if she did not have her teeth she would have had to leave the game. Dawn backed off the statement at Tribal, but Brenda pressed her and demanded Dawn to take out her teeth and finally Dawn took them out and she looked horrible. The satisfied Brenda, but Dawn was not the only one that voted against Brenda, but Dawn was the only one that pretended to genuinely care about Brenda. The question is why did the winner of survivor who clearly stated he lied and deceived all the jury members get rewarded for his actions but Dawn got villified for her actions? The fact is Dawn and Cochran were in cahoots throughout the season but cochran walks away with a million dollars, Dawn walks away with pictures of her toothless floating around the Internet today. If you watched the Survivor finale share your thoughts.
The IRS has admitted scrutinizing Tea party organizations more closely than other organizations applying for a tax exempt status and that was wrong. In 2004 the NAACP was audited by the IRS was this the same thing? Was it wrong? Is this politics?
Did not know until yesterday that Abercrombie and Fitch carry dress sizes up to 10 and the average woman is a 14. They do not carry XL for women because they do not want plus size, over size, pleasingly plump or fat people shopping in their stores. They want that elusive All American cool, slim person with a pocket full of cash. So what’s the big deal? Lane Bryant is a store designed for plus size women. There are many stores designed for Big and Tall men. We call them speciality stores, but we call what want to label the Abercrombie model discrimination? What do you think? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Recently I have been following Crystal Wright, Conservative Black Chick on Twitter. She is outspoken and I often disagree with her, but I must admit she does sometimes make some valid points. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.