Ben Carson called the slaves immigrants. This is another attempt to sanitize the atrocity of slavery. Slaves were forcibly brought here in chains. They were not seeking the American Dream they were brought here to help others achieve their dreams. Immigrants make a choice to come but slaves were not given a choices. This statement is just stupid. Share your thoughts.
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Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 and he took office in 2009. The Republicans were upset and out of anger and frustrations a group splintered from the traditional Republican party. That group became the Tea Party. They carried their flags wore their funny hats and constantly protested. The Democrats initially dismissed them and the president even said they were a part of “silly season”. The Republicans thought they could control them, but the Tea Party had their own agenda, and they were willing to do anything to make it happen.
In 2010 they started supporting candidates that supported their mission and a lot of the traditional GOP stalwarts found themselves on the outside looking in. The Tea Party was against President Obama and anything he endorsed, touched or sanctioned they viewed as poison. As I watched them I could not believe they could sustain this level of zeal, but they did and they elected people to government who had a mission not just to shake up things, but to tear it up if necessary.
Their persistence ultimately gave us President Trump. Now we are starting to see Trump dismiss disgruntled Democrats to his detriment. President Obama was elected twice, but he lost the House and the Senate and the Republicans and the Tea Party did all they could to hogtie his agenda. This is the kind of attitude that the Democrats must adopt if they expect to start the change in 2018. They have to stay agitated, aggravated, and motivated. They are being called sore losers, but in loss one can learn how to win. The Democrats have to have the resolve of the Tea Party and the Democrats will rise again. Hopefully, in 2018.
Watching the debate Sunday night was like taking a dip in the sewer. After watching it I could not sleep so I for one am done. I know that I am voting for Hillary Clinton so there is no benefit in watching this debate debacle. I don’t need to see a parade of “other women”. Since the Tiger Woods situation there has been an elevation of the other women. They have been portrayed a victims when they were really participants. These women like the Clinton women knew this man had a wife so they made a decision to have an affair with a married man, and Donald Trump attempted to smear Hillary Clinton for being on the attack mode toward women who sought to destroy her marriage. Really? No,this is too much for me and I like to swim in clean water.
Billy Bush will probably lose his job at NBC. He was the hype man for Donald Trump’s profane tirade. He laughed and told the actress to give “The Donald” a hug when they disembarked the bus. NBC has suspended Bush and the talk on the street is that he will be fired. Keep in mind NBC is the network that gave Trump free reign when he started his birther assault on the President. He was a frequent guest on the Today Show and they let him spew his birther talk on every visit. Now they are firing Bush. Keep in mind this is the same network that found a place for Brian Williams on their sister station MSNBC. So let’s get real if Bush is fired it won’t be for this it will simply be they wanted to get rid of him.
Terrance Crutcher was a man trying to get home and he didn’t. We heard police officers who were in a helicopter talk about how he looked like a “bad dude”. Why did they say that? He was a bad dude because he was big and black. His physicality is reason enough to classify him as bad. Crutcher is dead and now we are witnessing the demonizing of the victim. Shoot first and create the narrative to justify the killing. We have seen this play out before. Trayvon Martin , Eric Turner, Freddie Gray and now Terrance Crutcher. Sure they were killed but they were “bad dudes” and we have the post-mortem narratives to prove it.
What Do you Have to Lose and Vote for Hillary Clinton or you insult my legacy…which one of these is insulting?
A few weeks ago Donald Trump appealed to black voters by asking them “what the hell do you have to lose?”. Many in the community including me found his approach insulting. He was not presenting a positive message. It was a message seemingly tailored to one segment of the black community, but Saturday night President Obama seemingly took a strange turn. The first part of his speech worked but the “insult to my legacy” was downright myopic. So I should vote for Clinton to preserve his legacy? I get the underlying point a Trump presidency would undo gains made but voters vote for candidates that will work hard to make life better for others not to preserve a legacy. It is also interesting that throughout his presidency and his run for the office President Obama has tended to lecture the black community rather than appeal to our better angels. Please tell me who else he has used this approach on? Share your thoughts.
Alex Castellanos talked about the President’s otherness on Meet the Press this morning. What does otherness mean? Why is the first and likely the only black president we will ever see constantly asked to defend his right to the presidency? People we are almost 8 years in and people are still challenging the legitimacy of his tenure. Share your thoughts.
Donald Trump was famous before he embraced the birther movement, but when he did he became a cult hero. This has been going on for over 5 years but now all of sudden he says the President was born here. What is making him move from the extreme to the mainstream? Votes. Who will fall for this nonsense? Share your thoughts.
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For the past few days Donald Trump has told his crowds that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were the founders of Isis. He made this statement strongly and often. When given opportunities to reel it in he didn’t. So today via Twitter he declares his statements as “sarcasm”. It’s the media’s fault for taking him seriously. Let’s say this is true and that’s stretching the definition of truth. It is sarcasm. Would a serious candidate actually do this? He got his message out to his people and they will take his statement to heart especially when he employed the president’s middle name to his statement. He got the impact he was looking for and for him that is a win.