While watching Morning Joe today they played this ad and the Joe Scarborough asked why did the president appear darker in this ad. Look at the ad the President has been darkened for effect. The rhetorical question is why, but we all know the answer.
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The Republicans have a number racist dog whistles that they have used and continue to use on President Obama, but I don’t think the IRS scandal is in that particular playbook. The IRS situation stinks to high heaven. This should not be debateable. It is being investigated as it should be but a racist dog whistle? I think not, this is stretching a point beyond the recognition of reasonable people. Share your thoughts.
First lady Michelle Obama was speaking at a private fundraiser. Her prepared remarks were interuppted by lesbian advocate, Ellen Sturtz. Mrs. Obama stepped away from the microphone and refused to speak while Sturtz shouted. Sturtz contention is the White House has not done enough for gay rights. Sturtz was silenced by the crowd and the first lady did continue. Question: Should a speaker engage a heckler or ignore them? http://now.msn.com/michelle-obama-confronts-heckler-ellen-sturtz-at-fundraiser
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Have you ever gone for a drive with the car in reverse? If the answer is yeas please tell me when you are on the road so I can stay home. Seriously most people would say no to the question, but isn’t that what the government is doing now? We are now trapped in Scandaland. The IRS scandal seemingly has so many layers. It started with the Tea Party and now we see the let them eat cake mentality was the norm. Eric Holder long an enemy of the right is now making some on the left recoil, but what about jobs? Is anybody talking about the unemployment rate? During the election season last year jobs and the economy were hot topics, but in Scandaland there seems to be no room for this in the conversation. So I guess we will just keep the car in reverse and keep looking back at what is wrong without looking forward to accomplishing some big things. Don’t get me wrong we have big problems and issues that warrant investigation, but does everyone have to just address scandals? Share your thoughts.
Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan is a frequent panelist on sunday morning talk shows, and she is consistent in her cricitism of the president, but Jon Stewart shows how her scale of wrongness has changed over the years. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
CBS Sharyl Attkisson says her computers were compromised, and it “could be some relationship” to DOJ Scandals…should she make this claim without proof?
Listen to CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson discuss the compromising of her computers. News people are supposed to report facts. Is she making an allegation not yet supported by fact? Listen and share your thoughts.
Republicans often say that black Democrats are tied to the “Democrat plantation”. it is interesting that these same GOP surrogates are often crying about being called names by the left, but they find nothing wrong with this kind of characterization. Plantation politics is an important page in the GOP political playbook, and often the black conservatives are ever so willing to articulate this philosopy. Charles Blow of the New York Times wrote an excellent piece today on plantation politics read it and share your thoughts.
I thought the deficit was the most important issue facing Americans. The GOP leaders were committed to balancing the deficit no matter what it took. Cut, cut, cut that is what Americans were going to have to do. This was by far their issue, but nobody is talking about the deficit anymore. Did it become less important or is there another way to attack the administration? Three issues have become front burner issues: Benghazi, AP and IRS. The IRS scandal is a valid issue. No adminstration has the right to target a group for special scrunity, and we lost four lives in the Benghazi tragedy, but let us not forget 4,000 lives have been lost in Iraq where was the GOP outrage then? America has a number of problems including jobs…no one is talking about this on either side of the aisle. Is there any governing going on in DC or is there only partisan posturing?
Why do the Obamas use a lecturing tone when addressing African American audiences? Today First Lady Obama addressed Bowie State University and the headline above is how Politico saw her visit. Sure she congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments but that gets lost in the sauce. Why highlight the negative at a time of celebration. If she was addressing Princeton, Harvard or Brown would she bemoan the baller mentality? Don’t get me wrong there are young people who view being a baller as their only ticket out of the hood, but they were not the ones that were sitting before her in caps and gowns they simply desrve our applause.