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.
Former governor Martin O’Malley is starting to talk like a presidential candidate. Appearing on ABC This Week, he said the presidency is not a crown to be passed between two families. Wonder who he was talking about? Could it be the Clintons and the Bushes? Yes, they are the two families and we need to examine both their candidacies. Are they the best people to lead this country or is it time for a fresh and new perspective? Is O’Malley ready to lead on Day One? Is it time to look at some of the other Republicans? Share your thocughts.
By now you have seen the SAE video of two young men leading the racist chant that everyone is talking about. The boys have been expelled and their fraternity has been closed. Now comes the dime store analysis that has been freely given on all the networks. The big question is why would they laughingly spew these vile lyrics. Who taught them? One of the boys said that he that alcohol fueled his behavior and some are blaming rap music, but is that fair? Yes rappers throw the n-word around like it is a hot potato but most thinking people don’t follow suit. Notice I did not say that color gives you license. It is a vile word, but it is no excuse. The Morning Joe crew tried to access blame to a rapper who has cancelled an upcoming concert at OU. It’s not his fault. We all have free speech, but there are consequences for that speech and the two newly expelled boys are responsible for their own situation.
Politics is a dirty game but is it deadly? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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.
Too far? Share your thoughts.
Recently we have seen journalist and aid workers savagely killed in dangerous countries. In some cases the US has attempted to rescue the individuals, but is the US government responsible for protecting people who put themselves in harm’s way? Share your thoughts,
” I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”-
– Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Why can’t he simply disagree with the president? Why does he have to question his love of country? Share your thoughts.
Last week we heard the tragic story of Tammy Meyers taking her daughter out for driving lessons when she encountered an aggressive driver. We were told he followed her home and shot her in the head. She subsequently died from her injuries, but we have now learned some new facts. She did encounter an aggressive driver but she returned home picked up her son who was armed with a gun and they went out looking for the driver. The driver after being pursued followed them and he did kill her. Does this change anything? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.