It would be easy to dismiss the verbal drivel spouted by Sarah Palin, but a broken clock is right at least twice a day. She basically calls the president weak in this clip. She is no fan of the president but how do you think the president is perceived on the world’s stage?
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Sarah Palin says our President is known for “Mom Jeans” …is our president viewed as weak on the world’s stage?
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President Obama–”I didn’t have a dad in the house, and I was angry about it, even though I didn’t necessarily realize it at the time. I made bad choices. I got high without always thinking about the harm that it could do. I didn’t always take school as seriously as I should have. I made excuses. Sometimes I sold myself short,” the President said. He compared himself to young men now who are growing up like he did.”The only difference is that I grew up in an environment that was a little bit more forgiving. So when I made a mistake, the consequences were not as severe,” the President said. “I had people who encouraged me, not just my mom and grandparents, but wonderful teachers and community leaders. And they pushed me to work hard, and study hard, and make the most of myself. And if I didn’t listen, they said it again. And if I didn’t listen, they said it a third time – and they would give me second chances and third chances. “They never gave up on me, and so I didn’t give up on myself.”
Yesterday President Obama was amazingly candid as he discussed his childhood. He shared this as he introduced the President’s Initiative, My Brother’s Keeper. Yesterday was inspiring, but what will actually change the dynamic? It was interesting that the president took the opportunity to also scold the young men as he said they now have “no more excuses”. To some degree he is correct, but he needs to also take that same critical mirror and look at himself. He has also had a pocketful of excuses to explain his own lack of progress on his own agenda. The president has rewarded his LGBT community for their support and it has never came wrapped up with a lecture. It would have been refreshing to have seen this Initiative released with no chaser. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/27/obama-announces-my-brothers-keeper/
If you call someone a subhuman mongrel should you apologize? That’s a quite a statement to make and it takes committment to make such a statement. Ted Nugent hates the president and his statements go beyond a policy debate. His comments show rage and disrespect. So why would he apologize for expressing his true feelings? He is apologizing to the people in his party who might be offended not to the president. We live in the age of apology. You make the most ourageous statent and then you apologize for it. You got your message out there and if you offended those associated with your cause simply release an apology it is sadly how our system works.
Analysis of Super Bowl interview.
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Martin Bashir has resigned for making inappropriate remarks concerning Sarah Palin. His remarks were simply wrong and he has lost his job over his own poor judgment, but how did he know he had gone too far? Everyday we hear people speak coursely. We hear people use profanity in any situation. A few days ago I saw a story where a bus driver had called the police to help her correct the behavior of some unruly middle school students. The police arrived on the scene and they proceeded to berate the students and along the way they dropped a few F-Bombs. They were called to correct bad behavior and they end up bringing more bad behavior to the situation. the children’s parents were upset and the police were disciplined, but I wonder did the parents go a step further and question what were the students doing that called for police intervention? What were they saying? How were they acting? Have you watched any sitcoms lately? Everything is a joke and most of it is profane, but who determines if they have gone too far or even crossed a line? Since 2007 we have seen depictions of the president that range from gorrilla to witch doctor. He has had his citizenship questioned, his marriage questioned even his sexuality questioned, but did that cross the line? Who determines when a line has been crossed? Do lies cross the line? Does racism qualify as a line crosser? Don’t get me wrong Bashir should have lost his job. His statements were gross and unforgivable, but what made him feel that his depiction was acceptable. The day he made the statement I am sure he did not say this is the day I will put my job in jeopardy. He probably thought himself clever and thought that he would be applauded not booed and never reprimanded, but that’s what happened. Sarah Palin canceled a scheduled interview with NBC, Joe Scarborough went balistic and his colleagues at MSNBC were forced to answer questions about the statements while doing interviews that had nothing to do with Bashir. MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin over a gay slur so how could they keep Bashir on after he advocated force feeding Palin defecation. He went too far and the sad thing is people don’t know what too far looks like until they arrive there.
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