Who is the everyday American? Do you think you are? We all might think we fall under this wide umbrella, but if that is true how does a candidate connect with all of us? We all have our own set of problems and issues. So how do we determine who is the best candidate to address the myriad issues facing this nation. We are 80 weeks out from Election Day and so far we have heard a lot of Hillary bashing. There are 19 declared and undeclared GOP candidates and they agree on one thing, Hillary Clinton is the enemy, but will that take them to the White House? On the Democratic side we see Hillary Clinton is riding around in her Scoobie mobile eating at Chilpote in an effort to connect to the illusive everyday American. It is sad that every four years candidates on each side decide it is time to talk to the regular folks. Newsflash if the kept the conversation going they would not have such a difficult time connecting.
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This morning on Morning Joe they were discussing the generation differences between Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. In making her point about Rubio’s youth she called him a “boy”. No one missed a beat but I remember when Barack Obama was running in 2008 the word boy would have sent the faithful over the edge. So is this not an issue when discussing Rubio? Share your thoughts.
Dr. Ben Carson has been described as brilliant, but that is when he is operating in his lane. Politics is a new lane for this prominent surgeon and he is stumbling out of the gate. He has to learn how to command the conversation and not be defined by one issue. CNN Chris Cuomo had an agenda and Carson fell right into place. CNN got its soundbite and Carson is again labeled by one issue.
Something is funny about this email story.
Last night Saturday Night Live decided to take a poke at Isis. Yes, Isis that hilarious group of beheaders. Who can forget that funny moment they brought to us when they set the Jordanian soldier on fire while he was encaged. Yes, they have given us some truly thigh slapping moments. Not! They are not funny on any level. They are frightening and they show no mercy. Have we become de-sensitized to human suffering? Is everything fodder for humor? How do you think the family of James Foley took the joke? Do you think they were doubled over with laughter? Who is in the room when these ideas are pitched? Does anyone ever say no? Well maybe it’s time to hire that guy-Mr. No.
Racist or ridiculous? Share your thoughts.
Marie Harf floated the idea that Muslim unrest is due to lack of opportunity. There is no way that lack of jobs would make any sane person partake in the barbaric acts that we have seen Isis perpetrate against the innocents. She repeated this lunacy on a number of outlets last night. Is this just crazy talk or does she really speak for the state’s department? Share your thoughts.
Last night the president shared his vision for the country. He was upbeat and full of hope. He is a fiftysomething man with a bright future, but what about the rest of the fiftysomething crowd are they experiencing this same kind of euphoria? Sadly in many cases the answer would be no. This morning I was speaking to a friend of mine who lost her well paying job about 5 years ago. Since that time she has only be able to find part time jobs because if you were born pre-1961 you are viewed as old and no one wants to hire the old. Sure the old have wisdom, experience and knowledge, but they also don’t come cheap. So what do you do? Do you keep sending resumes in knowing the computer program scans the resume and you are eliminated without a human being actually looking at the resume? Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting different results? What do you do when you are also looking at the distinct possibility that you are going to have to assist aging parents? Last night the president profiled a family that had weathered hard times and come out on the other side but they were young. If you are 30something you’ve got time on your side, but if you are 50something you do not have the luxury of time. You try to hold on to hope and take comfort in the president’s statements but it is not easy. I would have to ask the president to not be too hasty in turning that page. Many people are still laboring in the last chapter, and sadly some have even been edited out of the book. So Mr. President you too are a member of the AARP generation, and it would truly be sad if you not only turned the page, but turned your back on members of your own generation.
Last night Senator Joni Ernst gave the GOP response to the president’s State of the Union address. She shared some of her background and she mentioned that as a child she had only one good pair of shoes. She said on rainy days her mother would make her put plastic bags on her shoes to protect them. To some this might seem funny, but to others it shows how one can move beyond their circumstances and achieve great things. This morning on The View Rosie O’Donnell was stunned by this story because Ernst is not an old woman, but this is a modern day problem. Poverty still exist in this country. Poor working people live here, and even if you don’t see them every day you need to know that they are out here trying to make it. So the plastic shoes might sound like something from the I Love Lucy era know that poverty is alive and well in the age of Obama.
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