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Will the Clintons ever learn you can’t bully people into voting for you?

In the 2008 campaign Bill Clinton insulted black people when he said in South Carolina that the Barack Obama campaign was a fairy tale. He was angry because black people were jumping on the Obama bandwagon. Fast forward to 2016 and this year Hillary Clinton is running as a woman candidate. See in 2008 she was all about the experience, but this time she is all about the females and she wants all the women to jump on her bandwagon and the young women are simply not doing it. Getting your surrogates to tell women there is a “special place in hell” for women who do not support other women or saying they are following the boys because the boys are supporting Bernie is not the road to victory. The Clintons have been in politics for years and they should have learned a long time ago that insulting voters is not endearing. Bernie Sanders is not the real problem. The fact is he should not be true competition but he is and it is up to the Clintons to figure out a pathway to victory and insults is not the way.

Bill Romanowski calls Cam Newton a boy…was it racist?

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Retired NFL player Bill Romanowski calls Cam Newton 'boy' in tweet following Super Bowl

What did people expect from Cam Newton?

The Denver Broncos proved to be Cam Newton’s krptonite. Newton’s Panthers lost last night and some are questioning Newton’s reaction to the loss and his interaction with the press. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/sports/super-bowl-carolina-panthers-cam-newton.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1

I Do Not Feel the Bern and I Can’t Vote for Him

I am not a fan of Bernie Sanders fan. When I see him I think of the old men sitting in the orchestra pit of the original Muppets series complaining about everything. I just can’t see Sanders as the president. It is interesting that most of us regular people are forced to retire at 65, 70 if you need to, but this guy is asking for our vote and he will be 75 on Inauguration Day. The age issue is one, but the lack of foreign policy experience is also another problem. When he is questioned about it he says he voted against the Iraq war. OK and? The world is bigger than that and he stops there. I just don’t see it. Share your thoughts.

What has Marco Rubio accomplished?


Morning Joe has been the official fan club of Donald Trump. Trump is able to do his call ins whenever he wants. They rarely challenge him they simply give Trump an AM platform. This morning Rick Santorum appeared on the show to say he was endorsing Marco Rubio. Usually an endorsement is an easy interview but Joe took the opportunity to act as the Grand Inquisitor. He asked Santorum to name one thing Rubio had accomplished while in the Senate. Santorum was stumped and when Joe smelled blood he went in for the kill. If it had been court it would have been badgering, if it were a fight the referee would have stopped it. It was beyond uncomfortable it was unfair and unwarranted. Some say the question was fair, but in this case the real question was was it necessary? Share your thoughts.

University of Chicago Jewish Fraternity Racist Emails leaked

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http://gawker.com/university-of-chicago-frat-bros-leaked-emails-are-super-1756912678?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Have we become a nation of sore losers?

Last week I watched an episode of Bring It on Lifetime. It is a show highlighting cheer/dance competition. The competition is fierce and every episode features a competition and a 1st and 2nd place team is crowned. The other week a team won the 2nd place trophy but the leader could not accept it. She told her girls they were winners and she would not accept the second place trophy. She hurled the trophy across the room and it shattered. I remember saying out loud “what are we teaching our children?” Ted Cruz won Monday night and seemingly that was accepted as fact that night, but today 2 days later he is accused of cheating by Mr. Second Place, Donald Trump. Sure Dr. Ben Carson has accused the Cruz campaign of playing a little fast and loose with the truth, and they have apologized for that, but Carson is not questioning the legitimacy of the process. There are winners and losers in any competition and people need to not only learn to be a good winner but also a good loser.

Donald Trump comes in 2nd in Iowa or as he would say the 1st Loser

Morning Joe should be officially renamed the Donald Trump fan club. Over the past few months they have given Trump unfettered access to their audience. He rarely appeared in their space but he was a frequent telephone guest. When he was not there they lathered him with verbal praise, but despite their best efforts he came in 2nd in Iowa last night, but the praise just keeps on coming. Ted Cruz’ victory is not their big story no Trump’s strong showing and his gracious concession speech is their hot news. Cruz has never been a favorite of mine but it was good to see him knock the crown off the head of the media-anointed king. Trump had the swagger of a winner and all the verbosity to go with it. He was so confident that he was destined to win he felt skipping a debate was a good idea. He was playing by his own rules. He called out Sarah Palin and he knew her presence on the stage would make a difference. He went to Liberty University to tell the one about the 2 Corinthians. As he often said the Evangelicals loved him. It was interesting seeing him last night when he appeared on stage he looked like a mere mortal. Maybe Trump might need to look at Proverbs 16:18-“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Do Blacks have a “slavish” devotion to the Democratic party?


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Sarah Palin gets heated on the Today Show…did they go back on their word?


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