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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Jeb Bush was questioned by a white audience member about the lack of black people at his meeting last night. Bush said “our message is one of hope and aspiration. It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff.” Where is this free stuff? I never got any of it nor was I looking for it. I come from a family of hard workers who never looked for government handouts and i am sick of candidates pandering to the base. It’s statements like this that keep blacks away from the GOP not their desire for free stuff.
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Donald Trump loves to talk, but he wants to control the conversation. If a media person asks him a question he does not like or does not know the answer to they are in the wrong. First it was Fox News darling Megyn Kelly. She asked a hard question during the debates and he went on a Twitter/media attack on her. She was a terrible reporter not fit to question the Emperor. Now Hugh Hewitt is a 3rd class radio host. Not fit to shine or lick the Emperor’s boots. So now we know the Emperor will not answer difficult questions. He will attack because the Emperor is wearing no clothes, and soon all will have to acknowledge that fact.
If someone asked me my favorite Bible verse I would say Jeremiah 29:11. There would be no hesitation so Donald Trump recently declared that the Bible was his favorite book. He made this declaration while standing in the heart of the Bible belt. Some might say he was pandering to the locals but it was great to see some journalists finally challenge him and to see him respond with non answers and generalizations. Watch the clips and share your thoughts.
I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, but I do have respect for her. She has survived the Bill Clinton sex scandal, she was elected to the Senate and she is a former Secretary of State. She is a smart and shrewd woman. So to see her playing dumb during this email scandal insults our intelligence and it demeans hers. I am sick of hearing news stories on the daily about the emails. If she was sending emails from n unsecure server why didn’t someone say something during her tenure as Secretary of State? When they were receiving emails that had (dot. hillary instead of dot.gov) did anyone get a clue that maybe something was wrong? Clinton needs to come clean and simply admit it was wrong. Was it criminal? Who knows but we do know it is political. Does this disqualify her from being president? No but it will make the fight a little harder. This can’t simply be dismissed. It is a big thing but it is not the end of the world.
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He talked about the Mexicans and he got away with it, and some even applauded his stance. He talked about former POW Senator John McCain and he got away with it, and some even applauded. Then he talked about Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly and the party clutched the pearls and he got away with it, and some even applauded. He simply can’t go too far. Trump has no filter and no off switch and he does not really need one. He is a product of his own toxic environment. He is angry and his followers like him. Those that oppose him are irrelevant to him. His words are too his people. You are either for him or against him, and if you are against him you simply don’t matter. He wears the cloak of invincibility. he is the epitome of the MC Hammer hit, “Can’t Touch This.” Can’t touch it but can it be stopped? Time will tell.
FROM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RICK PERRY:
I am running for President because I want to make life better for all people, even those who don’t vote Republican. I know Republicans have much to do to earn the trust of African-Americans. Blacks know that Republican Barry Goldwater, in 1964, ran against Lyndon Johnson, a champion of civil rights. They know that Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because he felt that parts of it were unconstitutional. States supporting segregation in the South cited “states’ rights” as a justification for keeping blacks from the voting booth and the dinner table. As you know, I am an ardent believer in the Tenth Amendment, which was ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The Tenth Amendment says that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” I know that state governments are more accountable to you than the federal government is. But I am also an ardent believer in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says that no state shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” There has been – and will continue to be – an important and legitimate role for the federal government in enforcing civil rights. Too often, we Republicans – myself included – have emphasized our message on the Tenth Amendment but not our message on the Fourteenth – an Amendment, it bears reminding, that was one of the first great contributions of the Republican Party to American life, second only to the abolition of slavery.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/420845/rick-perry-republicans-and-race
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