2016 presidential contenders include: an egomaniac, a socialist, a liar, a man who can’t keep his campaign money separated from his personal money, a failed Fortune 500 executive, a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth who never learned to fight, a man who overcame the hood to perform amazing surgery, a man who can’t get along with his colleagues, a man who has a problem saying no to donuts, a man who stands proudly with lawbreakers and a man that is a military hawk. All of these people want sit in the oval office and none of them are perfect. We have that in common with them, but even if you disagree with them they are doing something. They have an idea and a commitment to this country. So as we sit on our couches with our popcorn waiting on the next shoe to drop give them a little credit for at least being willing to try.
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Being born with a silver spoon in your mouth has its benefits. In short you have unearned benefits that give you immediate status. It opens doors for you. In short it makes your life easier than working class mortals. Mortals learn how to speak up for their
selves. They learn how to give a punch and take a punch. People who are successful in business also learn how to fight because they have to fight. That’s the difference between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Trump also had the benefit of a pedigree but he knows how to fight. He is a product of the Fight Club rules of order. Bush is a Roberts Rules of Order guy. Trump’s rules allow the fighter to hit below the belt. Bush’s rules work when both parties have committed to a gentlemanly skirmish. Trump talked about Bush’s wife. That should have been enough for Bush to ditch the rule book, but Bush did not go off the rails until Trump started taking potshots at W. Finally Bush seems like he is going to be a reluctant fighter, but is it too late? Silver spoons have their perks but they also can make you soft.
Last week at the first Democratic debate Jim Webb was fighting to be heard, but all the energy was directed to hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The other three candidates were simply window dressing. Well today Jim Webb ditched the window in search of shine, but who does he appeal to? As an independent who will he hurt? Will he simply still be a non-factor or will this move make him a contender? Share your thoughts.
So according to Rupert Murdoch Ben Carson is a real black man, so what does that make the president? Who is Murdoch to rate blackness? Read the story below and share your thoughts.
We will elect a new president in November of 2016, but judging by the media obsession one would think that election day is next month not over a year from now. Somewhere along the way politics turned into entertainment and entertainment populates the media on a 24/7 basis. Candidates make the rounds from state fairs to late night television all in search of voters. They will do stand up, sing-a-longs, baby kissing…you name it nothing is off limits, but is the way we want to select the most powerful leader on earth? Share your thoughts.
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Politicians pandering. They all do it but it is uncomfortable for them and for us.
If you are listening to the news lately you would believe that Joe Biden is what the world needs now. People are waiting with baited breath wondering will he or won’t he. he is smiling and speaking to adoring audiences. Is he the man the Democrats are looking for? is he the Hillary Clinton slayer? Is he waiting for the GOP and the media to finish plucking her to death so that he can walk over her dead carcass. So what will happen if Clinton’s fall from grace is permanent? Will Biden be the aanswer? No, the media and the GOP are sitting with their fingers on the button waiting to run the Biden Bloopers and he will never be an occupant of the White House. He is a diversion anointed by the media and if he steps off his perch the stoning will begin even if Elizabeth Warren is in the mix.
Talk is cheap and we know politicians will say anything to get elected. At the NetRoots convention a boisterous crowd in the audience tried to get Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders to declare Black Lives Matter, but they would not just say that O’Malley said Black Lives Matter, White Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and this enraged the crowd, but did they really think either of them would make a racial declaration? The Democrats really don’t think they have to do much or say much to get the black vote. They are not going to bend over backward seeking something they already think they have. Blacks came out in record numbers for President Obama. In 2008 we made history and in 2012 we did it again. There was a collective sense of pride, but 2016 is a totally different animal. Hillary Clinton (heir apparent), Bernie Sanders (radical socialist) and Martin O’Malley (Smiley). There are other Democrats but no one among them is going to create the Obama level of enthusiasm. So what are the choices on the other side: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, Ben Carson, Chris Christie and a bunch of other names that don’t come to mind. Each voter has to make a choice and we have the next year to watch and listen to all the candidates and determine what candidate can do more than repeat a hashtag.
In 2012 Donald Trump embraced birtherism. He questioned the President’s citizenship and he was invited on the major networks (NBC and Fox embraced him) to share his claims. The Republican candidates including Mitt Romney came to New York to kiss his rink and hopefully get his endorsement. Very few of them challenged him on the birther issue. When he announced his run for the presidency this past June he insulted the Hispanic community. He labeled some of them as rapist and murders and he said some might be good people. Some candidates rejected his harsh rhetoric, but others stayed silent. Still in awe of the Trump brand and the chance that once he parks his circus car he might toss them a bone. So yesterday when he struck out at John McCain he could not have foreseen the universal disdain that he is receiving. Trump a man who received 4 deferments had the nerve to challenge a former POW who was held captive for over 5 years. Trump has declared that McCain was captured and he likes people who were not captured. So why did this strike such a strident cord? Could it be that this is the first time he has gone after someone who the majority see as a “True American”? Sadly, there are still people in this country who truly believe the President was born in Kenya, and if you follow that line of thinking Trump was regarded as a truth teller. There is also a group of people who believe illegal immigrants are potential criminals, but you would be hard pressed to find too many people that would agree with his characterization of a real American, John McCain.