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.
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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.
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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The Republicans will control the Senate and the House. Will anything change? Simple question. Share your thoughts.
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Yesterday as I was watching the reporters scurry around and tell us the Senate’s findings on our torture program I thought of the movie A Few Good Men. We value our freedom in this country but freedom comes at a cost, and often that cost is not pretty. Torture is not pretty as a matter of fact it is downright cruel, but we experienced cruelty on September 11, 2001. When three planes targeted our citizens and killed 3,000 people. We can not follow a rulebook when the enemy does not respect the book. Our government is committed to safeguarding our safety and our freedom, and to take them to task years later is wrong and smacks of politics. We want thm on the wall and we can’t push them off when we think we are safe.
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